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IP-related Multilateral Treaties > Contracting Parties/Signatories > Second 1949 Geneva Convention (Total Contracting Parties : 196)

Contracting Parties/SignatoriesSignatureInstrumentIn ForceDetails
AfghanistanDecember 8, 1949Ratification: September 26, 1956March 26, 1957 
AlbaniaDecember 12, 1949Ratification: May 27, 1957November 27, 1957Details
Algeria Accession: June 20, 1960December 20, 1960 
Andorra Accession: September 17, 1993March 17, 1994 
Angola Accession: September 20, 1984March 20, 1985 
Antigua and Barbuda Declaration / Notification of Succession: October 6, 1986November 1, 1981 
ArgentinaDecember 8, 1949Ratification: September 18, 1956March 18, 1957 
Armenia Accession: June 7, 1993December 7, 1993 
AustraliaJanuary 4, 1950Ratification: October 14, 1958April 14, 1959 
AustriaAugust 12, 1949Ratification: August 27, 1953February 27, 1954 
Azerbaijan Accession: June 1, 1993December 1, 1993 
Bahamas Declaration / Notification of Succession: July 11, 1975July 10, 1973 
Bahrain Accession: November 30, 1971May 30, 1972 
Bangladesh Declaration / Notification of Succession: April 4, 1972March 26, 1971Details
Barbados Declaration / Notification of Succession: September 10, 1968November 30, 1966 
BelarusDecember 12, 1949Ratification: August 3, 1954February 3, 1955Details
BelgiumDecember 8, 1949Ratification: September 3, 1952March 3, 1953 
Belize Accession: June 29, 1984December 29, 1984 
Benin Declaration / Notification of Succession: December 14, 1961August 1, 1960Details
Bhutan Accession: January 10, 1991July 10, 1991 
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)December 8, 1949Ratification: December 10, 1976June 10, 1977 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Declaration / Notification of Succession: December 31, 1992March 6, 1992 
Botswana Accession: March 29, 1968September 29, 1968 
BrazilDecember 8, 1949Ratification: June 29, 1957December 29, 1957 
Brunei Darussalam Accession: October 14, 1991April 14, 1992 
BulgariaDecember 28, 1949Ratification: July 22, 1954January 22, 1955 
Burkina Faso Declaration / Notification of Succession: November 7, 1961August 5, 1960Details
Burundi Declaration / Notification of Succession: December 27, 1971July 1, 1962 
Cabo Verde Accession: May 11, 1984November 11, 1984 
Cambodia Accession: December 8, 1958June 8, 1959 
Cameroon Declaration / Notification of Succession: September 16, 1963January 1, 1960 
CanadaDecember 8, 1949Ratification: May 14, 1965November 14, 1965 
Central African Republic Declaration / Notification of Succession: August 1, 1966August 13, 1960 
Chad Accession: August 5, 1970February 5, 1971 
ChileAugust 12, 1949Ratification: October 12, 1950April 12, 1951 
ChinaDecember 10, 1949Ratification: December 28, 1956June 28, 1957Details
ColombiaAugust 12, 1949Ratification: November 8, 1961May 8, 1962 
Comoros Accession: November 21, 1985May 21, 1986 
Congo Declaration / Notification of Succession: January 30, 1967August 15, 1960Details
Cook Islands Declaration / Notification of Succession: May 7, 2002June 11, 2001 
Costa Rica Accession: October 15, 1969April 15, 1970 
Côte d'Ivoire Declaration / Notification of Succession: December 28, 1961August 7, 1960 
Croatia Declaration / Notification of Succession: May 11, 1992October 8, 1991 
CubaAugust 12, 1949Ratification: April 15, 1954October 15, 1954 
Cyprus Accession: May 23, 1962November 23, 1962 
Czech Republic Declaration / Notification of Succession: February 5, 1993January 1, 1993 
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Accession: August 27, 1957February 27, 1958Details
Democratic Republic of the Congo Declaration / Notification of Succession: February 24, 1961June 30, 1960Details
DenmarkAugust 12, 1949Ratification: June 27, 1951December 27, 1951 
Djibouti Declaration / Notification of Succession: March 6, 1978June 27, 1977 
Dominica Declaration / Notification of Succession: September 28, 1981November 3, 1978 
Dominican Republic Accession: January 22, 1958July 22, 1958 
EcuadorAugust 12, 1949Ratification: August 11, 1954February 11, 1955 
EgyptDecember 8, 1949Ratification: November 10, 1952May 10, 1953 
El SalvadorDecember 8, 1949Ratification: June 17, 1953December 17, 1953 
Equatorial Guinea Accession: July 24, 1986January 24, 1987 
Eritrea Accession: August 14, 2000August 14, 2000 
Estonia Accession: January 18, 1993July 18, 1993 
EthiopiaDecember 8, 1949Ratification: October 2, 1969April 2, 1970 
Fiji Declaration / Notification of Succession: August 9, 1971October 10, 1970 
FinlandDecember 8, 1949Ratification: February 22, 1955August 22, 1955 
FranceDecember 8, 1949Ratification: June 28, 1951December 28, 1951 
Gabon Declaration / Notification of Succession: February 20, 1965August 17, 1960 
Gambia Declaration / Notification of Succession: October 20, 1966February 18, 1965 
Georgia Accession: September 14, 1993March 14, 1994 
Germany Accession: September 3, 1954March 3, 1955Details
Ghana Accession: August 2, 1958February 2, 1959 
GreeceDecember 22, 1949Ratification: June 5, 1956December 5, 1956 
Grenada Declaration / Notification of Succession: April 13, 1981February 7, 1974 
GuatemalaAugust 12, 1949Ratification: May 14, 1952November 14, 1952 
Guinea Accession: July 11, 1984January 11, 1985 
Guinea-Bissau Accession: February 21, 1974August 21, 1974Details
Guyana Declaration / Notification of Succession: July 22, 1968May 26, 1966 
Haiti Accession: April 11, 1957October 11, 1957 
Holy SeeDecember 2, 1949Ratification: February 22, 1951August 22, 1951 
Honduras Accession: December 31, 1965June 30, 1966 
HungaryDecember 8, 1949Ratification: August 3, 1954February 3, 1955 
Iceland Accession: August 10, 1965February 10, 1966 
IndiaDecember 16, 1949Ratification: November 9, 1950May 9, 1951 
Indonesia Accession: September 30, 1958March 30, 1959 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)December 8, 1949Ratification: February 20, 1957August 20, 1957Details
Iraq Accession: February 14, 1956August 14, 1956 
IrelandDecember 19, 1949Ratification: September 27, 1962March 27, 1963 
IsraelDecember 8, 1949Ratification: July 6, 1951January 6, 1952Details
ItalyDecember 8, 1949Ratification: December 17, 1951June 17, 1952 
Jamaica Declaration / Notification of Succession: July 20, 1964August 6, 1962 
Japan Accession: April 21, 1953October 21, 1953 
Jordan Accession: May 29, 1951November 29, 1951 
Kazakhstan Declaration / Notification of Succession: May 5, 1992December 21, 1991 
Kenya Accession: September 20, 1966March 20, 1967 
Kiribati Declaration / Notification of Succession: January 5, 1989July 12, 1979 
Kuwait Accession: September 2, 1967March 2, 1968Details
Kyrgyzstan Declaration / Notification of Succession: September 18, 1992December 21, 1991 
Lao People's Democratic Republic Accession: October 29, 1956April 29, 1957 
Latvia Accession: December 24, 1991June 24, 1992 
LebanonDecember 8, 1949Ratification: April 10, 1951October 10, 1951 
Lesotho Declaration / Notification of Succession: May 20, 1968October 4, 1966 
Liberia Accession: March 29, 1954September 29, 1954 
Libya Accession: May 22, 1956November 22, 1956 
LiechtensteinAugust 12, 1949Ratification: September 21, 1950March 21, 1951 
Lithuania Accession: October 3, 1996April 3, 1997 
LuxembourgDecember 8, 1949Ratification: July 1, 1953January 1, 1954 
Madagascar Declaration / Notification of Succession: July 18, 1963June 26, 1960 
Malawi Declaration / Notification of Succession: January 5, 1968July 5, 1968 
Malaysia Accession: August 24, 1962February 24, 1963Details
Maldives Accession: June 18, 1991December 18, 1991 
Mali Accession: May 24, 1965November 24, 1965 
Malta Declaration / Notification of Succession: August 22, 1968September 21, 1964 
Marshall Islands Accession: June 1, 2004December 1, 2004 
Mauritania Declaration / Notification of Succession: October 30, 1962November 28, 1960 
Mauritius Declaration / Notification of Succession: August 18, 1970March 12, 1968 
MexicoDecember 8, 1949Ratification: October 29, 1952April 29, 1953 
Micronesia (Federated States of) Accession: September 19, 1995March 19, 1996 
MonacoAugust 12, 1949Ratification: July 5, 1950January 5, 1951 
Mongolia Accession: December 20, 1958June 20, 1959 
Montenegro Accession: August 2, 2006February 2, 2007 
Morocco Accession: July 26, 1956January 26, 1957 
Mozambique Accession: March 14, 1983September 14, 1983 
Myanmar Accession: August 25, 1992February 25, 1993 
Namibia Declaration / Notification of Succession: August 22, 1991March 21, 1990 
Nauru Accession: June 27, 2006December 27, 2006 
Nepal Accession: February 7, 1964August 7, 1964 
NetherlandsDecember 8, 1949Ratification: August 3, 1954February 3, 1955 
New ZealandFebruary 11, 1950Ratification: May 2, 1959November 2, 1959Details
NicaraguaAugust 12, 1949Ratification: December 17, 1953June 17, 1954 
Niger Declaration / Notification of Succession: April 21, 1964August 3, 1960 
Nigeria Declaration / Notification of Succession: June 20, 1961October 1, 1960 
NorwayAugust 12, 1949Ratification: August 3, 1951February 3, 1952 
Oman Accession: January 31, 1974July 31, 1974 
PakistanAugust 12, 1949Ratification: June 12, 1951December 12, 1951 
Palau Accession: June 25, 1996December 25, 1996 
Palestine Accession: April 2, 2014October 2, 2014Details
Panama Accession: February 10, 1956August 10, 1956 
Papua New Guinea Declaration / Notification of Succession: May 26, 1976September 16, 1975 
ParaguayDecember 10, 1949Ratification: October 23, 1961April 23, 1962 
PeruAugust 12, 1949Ratification: February 15, 1956August 15, 1956 
PhilippinesDecember 8, 1949Ratification: October 6, 1952April 6, 1953 
PolandDecember 8, 1949Ratification: November 26, 1954May 26, 1955 
PortugalFebruary 11, 1950Ratification: March 14, 1961September 14, 1961Details
Qatar Accession: October 15, 1975April 15, 1976 
Republic of Korea Accession: August 16, 1966August 16, 1966Details
Republic of Moldova Accession: May 24, 1993November 24, 1993 
RomaniaFebruary 10, 1950Ratification: June 1, 1954December 1, 1954 
Russian FederationDecember 12, 1949Ratification: May 10, 1954November 10, 1954Details
Rwanda Declaration / Notification of Succession: March 21, 1964July 1, 1962 
Saint Kitts and Nevis Declaration / Notification of Succession: February 14, 1986September 19, 1983 
Saint Lucia Declaration / Notification of Succession: September 18, 1981February 22, 1979 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Accession: April 1, 1981October 1, 1981 
Samoa Declaration / Notification of Succession: August 23, 1984January 1, 1962 
San Marino Accession: August 29, 1953February 28, 1954 
Sao Tome and Principe Accession: May 21, 1976November 21, 1976 
Saudi Arabia Accession: May 18, 1963November 18, 1963 
Senegal Declaration / Notification of Succession: April 23, 1963August 20, 1960 
Serbia Declaration / Notification of Succession: October 16, 2001April 27, 1992 
Seychelles Accession: November 8, 1984May 8, 1985 
Sierra Leone Declaration / Notification of Succession: May 31, 1965April 27, 1961 
Singapore Accession: April 27, 1973October 27, 1973 
Slovakia Declaration / Notification of Succession: April 2, 1993January 1, 1993 
Slovenia Declaration / Notification of Succession: March 26, 1992June 25, 1991 
Solomon Islands Declaration / Notification of Succession: June 6, 1981July 7, 1978 
Somalia Accession: July 12, 1962January 12, 1963 
South Africa Accession: March 31, 1952September 30, 1952 
South Sudan Accession: January 25, 2013July 25, 2013 
SpainDecember 8, 1949Ratification: August 4, 1952February 4, 1953 
Sri LankaDecember 8, 1949Ratification: February 28, 1959August 28, 1959Details
Sudan Accession: September 23, 1957March 23, 1958 
Suriname Declaration / Notification of Succession: October 13, 1976November 25, 1975 
Swaziland Accession: June 28, 1973December 28, 1973 
SwedenDecember 8, 1949Ratification: December 28, 1953June 28, 1954 
SwitzerlandAugust 12, 1949Ratification: March 31, 1950October 21, 1950 
Syrian Arab RepublicAugust 12, 1949Ratification: November 2, 1953May 2, 1954 
Tajikistan Declaration / Notification of Succession: January 13, 1993December 21, 1991 
Thailand Accession: December 29, 1954June 29, 1955 
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Declaration / Notification of Succession: September 1, 1993September 8, 1991Details
Timor-Leste Accession: May 8, 2003November 8, 2003 
Togo Declaration / Notification of Succession: January 6, 1962April 27, 1960 
Tonga Declaration / Notification of Succession: April 13, 1978June 4, 1970 
Trinidad and Tobago Accession: September 24, 1963March 24, 1964 
Tunisia Accession: May 4, 1957November 4, 1957 
TurkeyAugust 12, 1949Ratification: February 10, 1954August 10, 1954 
Turkmenistan Declaration / Notification of Succession: April 10, 1992December 26, 1991 
Tuvalu Declaration / Notification of Succession: February 19, 1981October 1, 1978 
Uganda Accession: May 18, 1964November 18, 1964 
UkraineDecember 12, 1949Ratification: August 3, 1954February 3, 1955Details
United Arab Emirates Accession: May 10, 1972November 10, 1972 
United KingdomDecember 8, 1949Ratification: September 23, 1957March 23, 1958Details
United Republic of Tanzania Declaration / Notification of Succession: December 12, 1962December 9, 1961Details
United States of AmericaAugust 12, 1949Ratification: August 2, 1955February 2, 1956Details
UruguayAugust 2, 1949Ratification: March 5, 1969September 5, 1969 
Uzbekistan Accession: October 8, 1993April 8, 1994 
Vanuatu Accession: October 27, 1982April 27, 1983 
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)February 10, 1950Ratification: February 13, 1956August 13, 1956 
Viet Nam Accession: June 28, 1957December 28, 1957Details
Yemen Accession: July 16, 1970January 16, 1971Details
Zambia Accession: October 19, 1966April 19, 1967 
Zimbabwe Accession: March 7, 1983September 7, 1983 

 

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