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 Date
SignatureJune 15, 1957
RatificationDecember 29, 1961
Entry into forceJanuary 29, 1962

Additional Information

Dates apply to the Federal Republic of Germany.
German Democratic Republic - Accession: July 10, 1964; Entry into force: January 15, 1965. The validity of this accession was contested by several Member States. Date of ceasing to be a party: October 3, 1990.

Act(s)

Article(s) Signature Instrument Entry into Force
Geneva Act (1977) May 13, 1977Ratification: September 28, 1981January 12, 1982
Stockholm Act (1967) July 14, 1967Ratification: June 19, 1970September 19, 1970

Territorial Information

Ratification of the Geneva Act (1977) also applied to Berlin (West) with effect from the date on which it entered into force for the Federal Republic of Germany.

Additional Information

Geneva Act (1977): Dates apply to the Federal Republic of Germany.
German Democratic Republic - Signature: November 24, 1977; Ratification: March 15, 1982; Entry into force: June 23, 1982. Date of ceasing to be a party: October 3, 1990.

Ratification by the German Democratic Republic was accompanied by the following declaration: "The position of the German Democratic Republic on the provisions of Article 13 of the Nice Agreement as revised at Geneva, so far as the application of the Agreement to colonial and other dependent territories is concerned, is governed by the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (Resolution 1514 (XV) of December 14, 1960) proclaiming the necessity of bringing to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations." (Translation)

Stockholm Act (1967): Dates apply to the Federal Republic of Germany.
German Democratic Republic - Accession: June 20, 1968; Entry into force: November 12, 1969. Date of ceasing to be a party: October 3, 1990.

 

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