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IP-related Multilateral Treaties > Contracting Parties/Signatories > United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Total Contracting Parties : 166)

Contracting Parties/SignatoriesSignatureInstrumentIn ForceDetails
AfghanistanMarch 18, 1983   
Albania Accession: June 23, 2003July 23, 2003 
AlgeriaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: June 11, 1996July 11, 1996 
AngolaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: December 5, 1990November 16, 1994Details
Antigua and BarbudaFebruary 7, 1983Ratification: February 2, 1989November 16, 1994 
ArgentinaOctober 5, 1984Ratification: December 1, 1995December 31, 1995Details
Armenia Accession: December 9, 2002January 8, 2003 
AustraliaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 29, 1994November 16, 1994Details
AustriaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 14, 1995August 13, 1995Details
BahamasDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 29, 1983November 16, 1994 
BahrainDecember 10, 1982Ratification: May 30, 1985November 16, 1994 
BangladeshDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 27, 2001August 26, 2001Details
BarbadosDecember 10, 1982Ratification: October 12, 1993November 16, 1994 
BelarusDecember 10, 1982Ratification: August 30, 2006September 29, 2006Details
BelgiumDecember 5, 1984Ratification: November 13, 1998December 13, 1998Details
BelizeDecember 10, 1982Ratification: August 13, 1983November 16, 1994Details
BeninAugust 30, 1983Ratification: October 16, 1997November 15, 1997 
BhutanDecember 10, 1982   
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)November 27, 1984Ratification: April 28, 1995May 28, 1995Details
Bosnia and Herzegovina Declaration / Notification of Succession: January 12, 1994November 16, 1994Details
BotswanaDecember 5, 1984Ratification: May 2, 1990November 16, 1994 
BrazilDecember 10, 1982Ratification: December 22, 1988November 16, 1994Details
Brunei DarussalamDecember 5, 1984Ratification: November 5, 1996December 5, 1996 
BulgariaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: May 15, 1996June 14, 1996Details
Burkina FasoDecember 10, 1982Ratification: January 25, 2005February 24, 2005 
BurundiDecember 10, 1982   
Cabo VerdeDecember 10, 1982Ratification: August 10, 1987November 16, 1994Details
CambodiaJuly 1, 1983   
CameroonDecember 10, 1982Ratification: November 19, 1985November 16, 1994 
CanadaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: November 7, 2003December 7, 2003Details
Central African RepublicDecember 4, 1984   
ChadDecember 10, 1982Ratification: August 14, 2009September 13, 2009 
ChileDecember 10, 1982Ratification: August 25, 1997September 24, 1997Details
ChinaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: June 7, 1996July 7, 1996Details
ColombiaDecember 10, 1982   
ComorosDecember 6, 1984Ratification: June 21, 1994November 16, 1994 
CongoDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 9, 2008August 8, 2008Details
Cook IslandsDecember 10, 1982Ratification: February 15, 1995March 17, 1995 
Costa RicaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: September 21, 1992November 16, 1994Details
Côte d'IvoireDecember 10, 1982Ratification: March 26, 1984November 16, 1994 
Croatia Declaration / Notification of Succession: April 5, 1995November 16, 1994Details
CubaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: August 15, 1984November 16, 1994Details
CyprusDecember 10, 1982Ratification: December 12, 1988November 16, 1994 
Czech RepublicFebruary 22, 1993Ratification: June 21, 1996July 21, 1996Details
Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDecember 10, 1982   
Democratic Republic of the CongoAugust 22, 1983Ratification: February 17, 1989November 16, 1994 
DenmarkDecember 10, 1982Ratification: November 16, 2004December 16, 2004Details
DjiboutiDecember 10, 1982Ratification: October 8, 1991November 16, 1994 
DominicaMarch 28, 1983Ratification: October 24, 1991November 16, 1994 
Dominican RepublicDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 10, 2009August 10, 2009 
Ecuador Accession: September 24, 2012October 24, 2012Details
EgyptDecember 10, 1982Ratification: August 26, 1983November 16, 1994Details
El SalvadorDecember 5, 1984   
Equatorial GuineaJanuary 30, 1984Ratification: July 21, 1997August 20, 1997Details
Estonia Accession: August 26, 2005September 25, 2005Details
EthiopiaDecember 10, 1982  Details
European Union (EU)December 7, 1984Ratification: April 1, 1998May 1, 1998Details
FijiDecember 10, 1982Ratification: December 10, 1982November 16, 1994 
FinlandDecember 10, 1982Ratification: June 21, 1996July 21, 1996Details
FranceDecember 10, 1982Ratification: April 11, 1996May 11, 1996Details
GabonDecember 10, 1982Ratification: March 11, 1998April 10, 1998Details
GambiaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: May 22, 1984November 16, 1994 
Georgia Accession: March 21, 1996April 20, 1996 
Germany Accession: October 14, 1994November 16, 1994Details
GhanaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: June 7, 1983November 16, 1994Details
GreeceDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 21, 1995August 20, 1995Details
GrenadaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: April 25, 1991November 16, 1994 
GuatemalaJuly 8, 1983Ratification: February 11, 1997March 13, 1997Details
GuineaOctober 4, 1984Ratification: September 6, 1985November 16, 1994Details
Guinea-BissauDecember 10, 1982Ratification: August 25, 1986November 16, 1994Details
GuyanaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: November 16, 1993November 16, 1994 
HaitiDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 31, 1996August 30, 1996 
HondurasDecember 10, 1982Ratification: October 5, 1993November 16, 1994Details
HungaryDecember 10, 1982Ratification: February 2, 2002March 7, 2002Details
IcelandDecember 10, 1982Ratification: June 21, 1985November 16, 1994Details
IndiaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: June 29, 1995July 29, 1995Details
IndonesiaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: February 3, 1986November 16, 1994 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)December 10, 1982  Details
IraqDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 30, 1985November 16, 1994Details
IrelandDecember 10, 1982Ratification: June 21, 1996July 21, 1996Details
ItalyDecember 7, 1984Ratification: January 13, 1995February 12, 1995Details
JamaicaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: March 21, 1983November 16, 1994 
JapanFebruary 7, 1983Ratification: June 20, 1996July 20, 1996 
Jordan Accession: November 27, 1995December 27, 1995 
KenyaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: March 2, 1989November 16, 1994 
Kiribati Accession: February 24, 2003March 26, 2003Details
KuwaitDecember 10, 1982Ratification: May 2, 1986November 16, 1994Details
Lao People's Democratic RepublicDecember 10, 1982Ratification: June 5, 1998July 5, 1998 
Latvia Accession: December 23, 2004January 22, 2005Details
LebanonDecember 7, 1984Ratification: January 5, 1995February 4, 1995 
LesothoDecember 10, 1982Ratification: May 31, 2007June 30, 2007 
LiberiaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: September 25, 2008October 25, 2008 
LibyaDecember 3, 1984   
LiechtensteinNovember 30, 1984   
Lithuania Accession: November 12, 2003December 12, 2003Details
LuxembourgDecember 5, 1984Ratification: October 5, 2000November 4, 2000Details
MadagascarFebruary 25, 1983Ratification: August 22, 2001September 21, 2001Details
MalawiDecember 7, 1984Ratification: September 28, 2010October 28, 2010 
MalaysiaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: October 14, 1996November 13, 1996Details
MaldivesDecember 10, 1982Ratification: September 7, 2000October 7, 2000 
MaliOctober 19, 1983Ratification: July 16, 1985November 16, 1994Details
MaltaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: May 20, 1993November 16, 1994Details
Marshall Islands Accession: August 9, 1991November 16, 1994 
MauritaniaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 17, 1996August 16, 1996 
MauritiusDecember 10, 1982Ratification: November 4, 1994November 16, 1994 
MexicoDecember 10, 1982Ratification: March 18, 1983November 16, 1994Details
Micronesia (Federated States of) Accession: April 29, 1991November 16, 1994 
MonacoDecember 10, 1982Ratification: March 20, 1996April 19, 1996 
MongoliaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: August 13, 1996September 12, 1996 
Montenegro Declaration / Notification of Succession: October 23, 2006June 3, 2006Details
MoroccoDecember 10, 1982Ratification: May 31, 2007June 30, 2007Details
MozambiqueDecember 10, 1982Ratification: March 13, 1997April 12, 1997 
MyanmarDecember 10, 1982Ratification: May 21, 1996June 20, 1996Details
NamibiaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: April 18, 1983November 16, 1994 
NauruDecember 10, 1982Ratification: January 23, 1996February 22, 1996 
NepalDecember 10, 1982Ratification: November 2, 1998December 2, 1998 
NetherlandsDecember 10, 1982Ratification: June 28, 1996July 28, 1996Details
New ZealandDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 19, 1996August 18, 1996 
NicaraguaDecember 9, 1984Ratification: May 3, 2000June 2, 2000Details
NigerDecember 10, 1982Ratification: August 7, 2013September 6, 2013 
NigeriaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: August 14, 1986November 16, 1994 
NiueDecember 5, 1984Ratification: October 11, 2006November 10, 2006 
NorwayDecember 10, 1982Ratification: June 24, 1996July 24, 1996Details
OmanJuly 1, 1983Ratification: August 17, 1989November 16, 1994Details
PakistanDecember 10, 1982Ratification: February 26, 1997March 28, 1997Details
Palau Accession: September 30, 1996October 30, 1996Details
PanamaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 1, 1996July 31, 1996Details
Papua New GuineaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: January 14, 1997February 13, 1997 
ParaguayDecember 10, 1982Ratification: September 26, 1986November 16, 1994 
PhilippinesDecember 10, 1982Ratification: May 8, 1984November 16, 1994Details
PolandDecember 10, 1982Ratification: November 13, 1998December 13, 1998 
PortugalDecember 10, 1982Ratification: November 3, 1997December 3, 1997Details
QatarNovember 27, 1984Ratification: December 9, 2002January 8, 2003Details
Republic of KoreaMarch 14, 1983Ratification: January 29, 1996February 28, 1996Details
Republic of Moldova Accession: February 6, 2007March 8, 2007Details
RomaniaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: December 17, 1996January 16, 1997Details
Russian FederationDecember 10, 1982Ratification: March 12, 1997April 11, 1997Details
RwandaDecember 10, 1982   
Saint Kitts and NevisDecember 7, 1984Ratification: January 7, 1993November 16, 1994 
Saint LuciaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: March 27, 1985November 16, 1994 
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesDecember 10, 1982Ratification: October 1, 1993November 16, 1994 
SamoaSeptember 28, 1984Ratification: August 14, 1995September 13, 1995 
Sao Tome and PrincipeJuly 13, 1983Ratification: November 3, 1987November 16, 1994Details
Saudi ArabiaDecember 7, 1984Ratification: April 24, 1996May 24, 1996Details
SenegalDecember 10, 1982Ratification: October 25, 1984November 16, 1994 
Serbia Declaration / Notification of Succession: March 12, 2001November 16, 1994Details
SeychellesDecember 10, 1982Ratification: September 16, 1991November 16, 1994 
Sierra LeoneDecember 10, 1982Ratification: December 12, 1994January 11, 1995 
SingaporeDecember 10, 1982Ratification: November 17, 1994December 17, 1994 
SlovakiaMay 28, 1993Ratification: May 8, 1996June 7, 1996Details
Slovenia Declaration / Notification of Succession: June 16, 1995November 16, 1994Details
Solomon IslandsDecember 10, 1982Ratification: June 23, 1997July 23, 1997 
SomaliaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 24, 1989November 16, 1994 
South AfricaDecember 5, 1984Ratification: December 23, 1997January 22, 1998Details
SpainDecember 4, 1984Ratification: January 15, 1997February 14, 1997Details
Sri LankaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 19, 1994November 16, 1994 
SudanDecember 10, 1982Ratification: January 23, 1985November 16, 1994Details
SurinameDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 9, 1998August 8, 1998 
SwazilandJanuary 18, 1984Ratification: September 24, 2012October 24, 2012 
SwedenDecember 10, 1982Ratification: June 25, 1996July 25, 1996Details
SwitzerlandOctober 17, 1984Ratification: May 1, 2009May 31, 2009Details
ThailandDecember 10, 1982Ratification: May 15, 2011June 14, 2011Details
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Declaration / Notification of Succession: August 19, 1994November 16, 1994Details
Timor-Leste Accession: January 8, 2013February 7, 2013Details
TogoDecember 10, 1982Ratification: April 16, 1985November 16, 1994 
Tonga Accession: August 2, 1995September 1, 1995 
Trinidad and TobagoDecember 10, 1982Ratification: April 25, 1986November 16, 1994Details
TunisiaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: April 24, 1985November 16, 1994Details
TuvaluDecember 10, 1982Ratification: December 9, 2002January 8, 2003 
UgandaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: November 9, 1990November 16, 1994 
UkraineDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 26, 1999August 25, 1999Details
United Arab EmiratesDecember 10, 1982   
United Kingdom Accession: July 25, 1997August 24, 1997Details
United Republic of TanzaniaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: September 30, 1985November 16, 1994Details
UruguayDecember 10, 1982Ratification: December 10, 1992November 16, 1994Details
VanuatuDecember 10, 1982Ratification: August 10, 1999September 9, 1999 
Viet NamDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 25, 1994November 16, 1994Details
YemenDecember 10, 1982Ratification: July 21, 1987November 16, 1994Details
ZambiaDecember 10, 1982Ratification: March 7, 1983November 16, 1994 
ZimbabweDecember 10, 1982Ratification: February 24, 1993November 16, 1994 

 

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