Participation in Multilateral Treaties*

in Asian Yearbook of International Law
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Editorial Introduction

This section records the participation of Asian States in open multilateral law-making treaties which mostly aim at world-wide adherence. It updates the treaty sections of earlier Volumes until 31 December 2015. New data are preceded by a reference to the most recent previous entry in the multilateral treaties section of the Asian Yearbook of International Law. In case no new data are available, the title of the treaty is listed with a reference to the last Volume containing data on the treaty involved. For the purpose of this section, States broadly situated west of Iran, north of Mongolia, east of Papua New Guinea and south of Indonesia will not be covered.

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    Table of Headings
  • Antarctica

  • Commercial arbitration

  • Cultural matters

  • Cultural property

  • Development matters

  • Dispute settlement

  • Environment, fauna and flora

  • Family matters

  • Finance

  • Health

  • Human rights, including women and children

  • Humanitarian law in armed conflict

  • Intellectual property

  • International crimes

  • International representation

  • International trade

  • Judicial and administrative cooperation

  • Labor

  • Narcotic drugs

  • Nationality and statelessness

  • Nuclear material

  • Outer space

  • Privileges and immunities

  • Refugees

  • Road traffic and transport

  • Sea

  • Sea traffic and transport

  • Social matters

  • Telecommunications

  • Treaties

  • Weapons

Antarctica

Antarctic Treaty, Washington, 1959

(Continued from Vol. 6 p. 234 and corrected)

(Status as provided by the Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty)

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Commercial Arbitration

Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, 1958: see Vol. 20 p. 194.

Cultural Matters

Agreement for Facilitating the International Circulation of Visual and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific and Cultural Character, 1949: see Vol. 7 pp. 322–323.

Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials, 1950: see Vol. 12 p. 234.

Convention concerning the International Exchange of Publications, 1958: see Vol. 6 p. 235.

Convention concerning the Exchange of Official Publications and Government Documents between States, 1958: see Vol. 6 p. 235.

International Agreement for the Establishment of the University for Peace, 1980: see Vol. 16 p. 157.

Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diploma’s and Degrees in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific, 1983: see Vol. 14 p. 227.

Revised Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education, 2011: see Vol. 20 p. 195.

Cultural Property

Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, 1954: see Vol. 13 p. 263.

Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, 1954: see Vol. 13 p. 263.

Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, 1972: see Vol. 18 p. 100.

Second Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, 1999: see Vol. 19 p. 178.

Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, 2003: see Vol. 20 p. 196.

Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, 2005: see Vol. 18 p. 100.

Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, 1970

(Continued from Vol. 19 p. 178)

(Status as provided by unesco)

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Development Matters

Charter of the Asian and Pacific Development Centre, 1982: see Vol. 7 pp. 323–324.

Agreement to Establish the South Centre, 1994: see Vol. 7 p. 324.

Amendments to the Charter of the Asian and Pacific Development Centre, 1998: see Vol. 10 p. 267.

Multilateral Agreement for the Establishment of an International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries, 2010

(Continued from Vol. 19 p. 101)

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Dispute Settlement

Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, 1965: see Vol. 11 p. 245.

Declarations Recognizing as Compulsory the Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice under Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute of the Court

(Continued from Vol. 18 p. 101)

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Environment, Fauna and Flora

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil, as amended, 1954: see Vol. 6 p. 238.

International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969: see Vol. 15 p. 215.

International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969: see Vol. 9 p. 284.

Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat, 1971: see Vol. 18 p. 103.

International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1971: see Vol. 12 p. 237.

Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972, as amended: see Vol. 7 p. 325.

Protocol Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Pollution by Substances Other Than Oil, 1973: see Vol. 6 p. 239.

Protocol to the 1969 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1976: see Vol. 10 p. 269.

Protocol Relating to the 1973 International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1978, as amended: see

Vol. 15 p. 225.

Protocol to amend the 1971 Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat, 1982: see Vol. 13 p. 265.

Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, 1985: see Vol. 15 p. 215.

Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 1987: see Vol. 16 p. 161.

Amendments to Articles 6 and 7 of the 1971 Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat, 1987: see Vol. 13 p. 266.

International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response, and Cooperation, 1990: see Vol. 20 p. 199.

Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, 1990: see Vol. 15 p. 216.

Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, 1992: see Vol. 18 p. 103 Framework Convention on Climate Change, 1992: see Vol. 13 p. 266.

Convention on Biological Diversity, 1992: see Vol. 14 p. 229.

Protocol to Amend the 1969 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992: see

Vol. 16 p. 161.

Protocol to Amend the 1972 International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992: see Vol. 19 p. 181.

un Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa, 1994: see Vol. 11 p. 247.

Amendment to the Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, 1995: see Vol. 12 p. 238.

Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, 1997: see Vol. 19 p. 182.

Protocol to the Framework Convention on Climate Change, 1997: see Vol. 19 p. 182.

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, 1998: see Vol. 19 p. 182.

Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, 1999: see Vol. 19 p. 182.

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity, 2000: see Vol. 19 p. 183.

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, 2001: see Vol. 19 pp. 183.

International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001: see Vol. 20 p. 199.

Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, 1989

(Continued from Vol. 19 p. 181)

T000007

International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001

(Continued from Vol. 20 p. 199)

(Status as provided by imo)

T000008

International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004

(Continued from Vol. 20 p. 199)

(Status as provided by imo)

T000009

Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Nagoya, 29 October 2010

Entry into force: 12 October 2014

T000010

Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Caratagena Protocol on Biosafety

Nagoya, 15 October 2010

Entry into force: not yet

T000011

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Kumamoto, 10 October 2013

Entry into force: not yet

T000012

Family Matters

Convention on the Recovery Abroad of Maintenance, 1956: see Vol. 11 p. 249.

Convention on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations Towards Children, 1956: see Vol.6 p. 244.

Convention on the Conflicts of Law Relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions, 1961: see Vol. 7 p. 327.

Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages, 1962: see Vol. 8 p. 178.

Convention on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations, 1973: see Vol. 6 p. 244.

Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, 1993: see Vol. 19 p. 184.

Finance

Agreement Establishing the Asian Development Bank, 1965: see Vol. 7 p. 327.

Convention Establishing the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, 1988: see Vol. 19 p. 184

Health

Protocol Concerning the Office International d’Hygiène Publique, 1946: see Vol. 6 p. 245.

World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, 2003: see Vol. 19 p. 185.

Human Rights, Including Women and Children

Convention on the Political Rights of Women, 1953: see Vol. 10 p. 273.

Convention on the Nationality of Married Women, 1957: see Vol. 10 p. 274.

Convention against Discrimination in Education, 1960: see Vol. 16 p. 164.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966: see Vol. 14 p. 231.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966: see Vol. 16 p. 165.

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966, see: Vol. 15 p. 219.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1979: see Vol. 11 p. 250.

International Convention against Apartheid in Sports, 1985: see Vol. 6 p. 248.

Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989: see Vol. 11 p. 251.

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty, 1989: see Vol. 18 p. 106.

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, 1990: see Vol. 18 p. 106.

Amendment to article 8 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1992, see Vol. 12 p. 242.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1999: see Vol. 17 p. 170.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, 2000: see Vol. 20 p. 202.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2008: see Vol. 18 p. 107.

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1966

(Continued from Vol. 8 p. 179)

T000013

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1984

(Continued from Vol. 19 p. 186)

T000014

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, 2000

(Continued from Vol. 18 p. 106)

T000015

Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 2002

(Continued from Vol. 19 p. 186)

T000016

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2008

(Continued from Vol. 20 p. 202)

T000017

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, 2010

(Continued from Vol. 19 p. 187)

T000018

Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflict

International Conventions for the Protection of Victims of War, iiv, 1949: see Vol. 11 p. 252.

Protocol i Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts, 1977, see: Vol. 18 p. 107.

Protocol ii Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts, 1977, see: Vol. 12 p. 244.

Protocol iii Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem, 2005: see Vol. 17 p. 171.

Intellectual Property

Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, 1883 as amended 1979: see Vol. 12 p. 244.

Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1886 as amended 1979: see Vol. 18 p. 108.

Madrid Union Concerning the International Registration of Marks, including the Madrid Agreement 1891 as amended in 1979, and the Madrid Protocol 1989: see Vol. 16 p. 168.

Universal Copyright Convention, 1952: see Vol. 6 p. 251.

Protocols 1, 2 and 3 annexed to the Universal Copyright Convention, 1952: see Vol. 6 p. 251.

Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, 1957 as amended in 1979: see Vol. 13 p. 271.

International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations, 1961: see Vol. 18 p. 109.

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization, 1967: see Vol. 12 p. 245.

Patent Cooperation Treaty, 1970 as amended in 1979 and modified in 1984 and 2001: see Vol. 15 p. 221.

Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized Duplication of their Phonograms, 1971: see Vol. 18 p. 109.

Multilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation of Copyright Royalties, 1979: see Vol. 6 p. 252.

Trademark Law Treaty, 1994: see Vol. 15 p. 222.

wipo Performances and Phonograms Treaty, 1996: see Vol. 18 p. 109.

wipo Copyright Treaty, 1996: see Vol. 18, p. 109.

Patent Law Treaty, 2000: see Vol. 17 p. 172.

Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, 2006: see Vol. 20 p. 204.

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

Beijing, 24 June 2012

Entry into force: not yet

T000019

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled\

Marrakesh, 27 June 2013

Entry into force: not yet

T000020

International Crimes

Slavery Convention, 1926 as amended in 1953: see Vol. 15 p. 223.

Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery, 1956: see Vol. 14 p. 236.

Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, 1963: see Vol. 9 p. 289.

Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, 1968: see Vol. 6 p. 254.

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, 1970: see Vol. 8 p. 289.

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation, 1971: see Vol. 8 p. 290.

International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid, 1973: see Vol. 7 p. 331.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons Including Diplomatic Agents, 1973: see Vol. 14 p. 236.

International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages, 1979: see Vol. 20 p. 206.

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 1988: see Vol. 18 p. 111.

Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation, Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation, 1988, see Vol. 12 p. 247.

International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries, 1989: see Vol. 11 p. 254.

Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection, 1991: see Vol. 15 p. 224.

Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel, 1994: see Vol. 11 p. 255.

International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, 1997: see Vol. 20 p. 206.

Statute of the International Criminal Court, 1998: see Vol. 16 p. 171.

International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, 1999: see Vol. 17 p. 174.

United Nations Convention Against Corruption, 2003: see Vol. 17 p. 175.

International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, 2005: see Vol. 20 p. 207.

Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, 2005: see Vol. 18 p. 112.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 1948

(Continued from Vol. 8 p. 182)

T000021

United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, 2000

(Continued from Vol. 19 p. 191)

T000022

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, 2000

(Continued from Vol. 20 p. 207)

T000023

Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, 2000

(Continued from Vol. 15 p. 224)

T000024

Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, 2001

(Continued from Vol. 17 p. 174)

T000025

International Representation

(see also: Privileges and Immunities)

Vienna Convention on the Representation of States in their Relations with International Organizations of a Universal Character, 1975: see Vol. 6 p. 257.

International Trade

Convention on Transit Trade of Land-locked States, 1965: see Vol. 17 p. 176.

Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, 1974: see Vol. 6 p. 257.

un Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade, 1991: see Vol. 6 p. 257.

un Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, 1980

(Continued from Vol. 14 p. 239)

T000026

United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts, 2005

(Continued from Vol. 16 p. 173)

T000027

Judicial and Administrative Cooperation

Convention on Civil Procedure, 1954: see Vol. 20 p. 208.

Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, 1961: see Vol. 17 p. 176.

Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, 1965: see Vol. 9 p. 291.

Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters, 1970: see Vol. 16 p. 173.

Labor

Forced Labor Convention, 1930 (ilo Conv. 29): see Vol. 19 p. 192.

Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (ilo Conv. 87): see Vol. 19 p. 192.

Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (ilo Conv. 98): see Vol. 19 p. 193.

Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (ilo Conv. 100): see Vol. 19 p. 193.

Abolition of Forced Labor Convention, 1957 (ilo Conv. 105): see Vol. 19 p. 193.

Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (ilo Conv. 111): see Vol. 19 p. 193.

Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (ilo Conv. 122): see Vol. 8 p. 186.

Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (ilo Conv. 138): see Vol. 19 p. 193.

Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention, 1999 (ilo Conv. 182): see Vol. 19 p. 194.

Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention (ilo Conv. 187), 2006

(Continued from Vol. 20 p. 209)

(Status as provided by the ilo)

T000028

Narcotic Drugs

Protocol Amending the Agreements, Conventions and Protocols on Narcotic Drugs, concluded at The Hague on 23 January 1912, at Geneva on 11 February 1925 and 19 February 1925 and 13 July 1931, at Bangkok on 27 November 1931 and at Geneva on 26 June 1936, 1946: see Vol. 6 p. 261.

Agreement Concerning the Suppression of the Manufacture of, Internal Trade in, and Use of, Prepared Opium and amended by Protocol, 1925, amended 1946: see Vol. 6 p. 261.

International Opium Convention, 1925, amended by Protocol 1946: see Vol. 7 p. 334.

Agreement Concerning the Suppression of Opium Smoking, 1931, amended by Protocol, 1946: see Vol. 6 p. 261.

Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating the Distribution of Narcotic Drugs, 1931, and amended by Protocol, 1946: see Vol. 7 p. 334.

Protocol bringing under International Control Drugs outside the Scope of the Convention of 1931, as amended by the Protocol of 1946: see Vol. 6 p. 262.

Convention for the Suppression of the Illicit Traffic in Dangerous Drugs, 1936, amended 1946: see Vol. 6 p. 262.

Protocol for Limiting and Regulating the Cultivation of the Poppy Plant, the Production of, International and Wholesale Trade in, and Use of Opium, 1953: see Vol. 6 p. 262.

Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961: see Vol. 13 p. 276.

Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971: see Vol. 13 p. 276.

United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, 1988: see Vol. 20 p. 210.

Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, as Amended by Protocol 1972

(Continued from Vol. 15 p. 227)

T000029

Protocol amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1972

(Continued from Vol. 15 p. 227)

T000030

Nationality and Statelessness

Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, 1954: see Vol. 17 p. 178.

Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations concerning Acquisition of Nationality, 1961: see Vol. 6 p. 265.

Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations concerning Acquisition of Nationality, 1963: see Vol. 8 p. 187.

Nuclear Material

Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage, 1963: see Vol. 17 p. 179.

Joint Protocol Relating to the Application of the Vienna Convention (and the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy), 1980: see Vol. 6 p. 265.

Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident, 1986: see Vol. 19 p. 196.

Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency, 1986: see Vol. 19 p. 196.

Convention on Nuclear Safety, 1994: see Vol. 18 p. 117.

Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, 1997: see Vol. 19 p. 196.

Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage, 1997: see Vol. 16 p. 178.

Protocol to Amend the 1963 Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage, 1997: see Vol. 17 p. 180.

Amendment to the 1980 Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, 2005: see Vol. 20 p. 212.

Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, 1980

(Continued and corrected from Vol. 18 p. 116)

(Status as provided by iaea)

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Outer Space

Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of the States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, 1967: see Vol. 16 p. 178.

Agreement governing the Activities of States on the Moon and other Celestial Bodies, 1979: see Vol. 10 p. 284.

Convention on Registration of Objects launched into Outer Space, 1974: see Vol. 15 p. 229.

Privileges and Immunities

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, 1946: see Vol. 19 p. 197.

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies, 1947: see Vol. 7 p. 338.

Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961: see Vol. 19 p. 197.

Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes, 1961: see Vol. 6 p. 269.

Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963: see Vol. 19 p. 197.

Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes, 1963: see Vol. 6 p. 269.

Convention on Special Missions, 1969: see Vol. 6 p. 269.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on Special Missions concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes, 1969: see Vol. 6 p. 269.

United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, 2004: see Vol. 15 p. 230.

Refugees

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, 1951: see Vol. 12 p. 254.

Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, 1967: see Vol. 12 p. 254.

Road Traffic and Transport

Convention on Road Traffic, 1968: see Vol. 12 p. 254.

Convention on Road Signs and Signals, 1968: see Vol. 20 p. 213.

Sea

Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone, 1958: see Vol. 6 p. 271.

Convention on the High Seas, 1958: see Vol. 7 p. 339.

Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas, 1958: see Vol. 6 p. 271.

Convention on the Continental Shelf, 1958: see Vol. 6 p. 271.

Optional Protocol of Signature concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes, 1958: see Vol. 6 p. 272.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982: see Vol. 19 p. 198.

Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part xi of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, 1994: see Vol. 19 p. 199.

Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (…) relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, 1995: see Vol. 20 p. 214.

Sea Traffic and Transport

Convention Regarding the Measurement and Registration of Vessels employed in Inland Navigation, 1956: see Vol. 6 p. 273.

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1960: see Vol. 6 p. 273.

Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 1965 as amended: see Vol. 12 p. 255.

International Convention on Load Lines, 1966: see Vol. 15 p. 230.

International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969: see Vol. 15 p. 231.

Special Trade Passenger Ships Agreement, 1971: see Vol. 6 p. 275.

Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972: see Vol. 19 p. 200.

International Convention for Safe Containers, as amended 1972: see Vol. 20 p. 215.

Protocol on Space Requirements for Special Trade Passenger Ships, 1973: see Vol. 6 p. 275.

Convention on a Code of Conduct for Liner Conferences, 1974: see Vol. 6 p. 276.

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974: see Vol. 15 p. 231.

Protocol Relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 as amended 1978: see Vol. 12 p. 256.

un Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978: see Vol. 6 p. 276.

International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, as amended, 1978: see Vol. 19 p. 200.

Protocol Relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1988: see Vol. 17 p. 183.

Protocol Relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1988: see Vol. 18 p. 120.

Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007

Nairobi, 19 May 2007

Entry into force: 14 April 2015

(Status as provided by imo)

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Social Matters

International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic, 1904, amended by Protocol 1949: see Vol. 6 p. 278.

International Convention for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic, 1910, amended by Protocol 1949: see Vol. 6 p. 278.

Agreement for the Suppression of the Circulation of Obscene Publications, 1910, amended by Protocol 1949: see Vol. 6 p. 278.

International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children, 1921: see Vol. 6 p. 277.

Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children, 1921, amended by Protocol in 1947: see Vol. 6 p. 277.

International Convention for the Suppression of the Circulation of and Traffic in Obscene Publications, 1923: see Vol. 6 p. 277.

Convention for the Suppression of the Circulation of, and Traffic in, Obscene Publications, 1923, amended by Protocol in 1947: see Vol. 6 p. 277.

International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women of Full Age, 1933: see Vol. 6 p. 277.

Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women of Full Age, 1933, amended by Protocol, 1947: see Vol. 6 p. 277.

Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others, 1950: see Vol. 12 p. 257.

Final Protocol to the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others, 1950: see Vol. 12 p. 257.

International Convention Against Doping in Sports, 2005: see Vol. 20 p. 217.

Telecommunications

Constitution of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, 1976: see Vol. 13 p. 280.

Convention on the International Maritime Satellite Organization (inmarsat), 1976 (as amended): see Vol. 19 p. 202.

Agreement establishing the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, 1977: see Vol. 10 p. 287.

Amendment to Article 11, Paragraph 2(a), of the Constitution of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, 1981: see Vol. 8 p. 193.

Amendments to articles 3(5) and 9(8) of the Constitution of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, 1991: see Vol. 9 p. 298.

Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations, 1998: see Vol. 15 p. 232.

Amendments to the Agreement establishing the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, 1999: see Vol. 10 p. 288.

Amendments to the Constitution of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, 2002: see Vol. 13 p. 280.

Treaties

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, 1969: see Vol. 19 p. 203.

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties Between States and International Organizations or Between International Organizations, 1986: see Vol. 6 p. 280.

Weapons

Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Warfare, 1925: see Vol. 6 p. 281.

Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water, 1963: see Vol. 6 p. 281.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, 1968: see Vol. 11 p. 262.

Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof, 1971: see Vol. 6 p. 282.

Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction, 1972: see Vol. 20 p. 220.

Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be Deemed Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects, and Protocols, 1980: see Vol. 11 p. 263.

Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 1996: see Vol. 19 p. 204.

Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, 1997: see Vol. 13 p. 281.

Amendment of Article 1 of the 1980 Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be Deemed Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects, 2001: see Vol. 12 p. 259.

Convention on Cluster Munitions, 2008: see Vol. 19 p. 204.

Arms Trade Treaty, 2013: see Vol. 20 p. 220.

Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, 1976

(Continued from Vol. 12 p. 258)

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Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, 1993

(Continued from Vol. 12 p. 259)

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Compiled by Dr. Karin Arts, Professor of International Law and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (iss), based in The Hague, The Netherlands.

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