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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
July 1995:   Treaty Actions
Office of the Legal Advisor


                                   Treaty Actions 
 
Multilateral 
 
 
Children  
Convention on protection of children and cooperation in respect of  
intercountry adoption.  Done at The Hague May 29, 1993. Entered into  
force May 1, 19951. Signatures: France, Apr. 5, 1995; Spain, Mar. 27,  
1995. 
 
Consular Relations 
Convention on consular relations.  Done at Vienna Apr. 24,1963.  Entered  
into force Mar. 19, 1967; for the U.S. Dec. 24, 1969. TIAS 6820; 21 UST  
77. Accession: Sudan, Mar. 23, 1995. 
 
Judicial Procedure 
Convention on the taking of evidence abroad in civil or commercial  
matters. Done at The Hague Mar. 18, 1970. Entered into force Oct. 7,  
1972. TIAS 7444; 23 UST 2555. Accession: Latvia, Mar. 28, 1995. 
 
Convention on the service abroad of judicial and extrajudicial documents  
in civil or commercial matters. Done at The Hague   Nov. 15, 1965.  
Entered into force Feb. 10, 1969. TIAS 6638; 20 UST 361. Accession:  
Latvia, Mar. 28, 1995. 
 
Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction.  Done  
at The Hague Oct. 25, 1980.  Entered into force Dec. 1, 1983; for the  
U.S. July 1, 1988. TIAS 11670. Accession: Zimbabwe, Apr. 4, 1995. 
 
Narcotics 
United Nations convention against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and  
psychotropic substances, with annex and final act. Done at Vienna Dec.  
20, 1988. Entered into force Nov. 11, 1990. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 101-4.  
Ratification: Algeria, May 9, 1995. Accession: Cape Verde, May 8, 1995. 
 
Property  
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization.   
Done at Stockholm July 14, 1967.  Entered into force Apr. 26, 1970; for  
the U.S. Aug. 25, 1970. TIAS 6932; 21 UST 1749. 
Accession: Cambodia, Apr. 25, 1995. 
 
Terrorism 
Convention on the safety of United Nations and associated personnel.  
Done at New York Dec. 9, 19942. Open for signature at United Nations  
Headquarters until Dec. 31, 1995. Ratification: Denmark, April 11, 1995. 
 
Torture 
Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading  
treatment or punishment. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United  
Nations Dec. 10, 1984. Entered into force June 26, 1987; for the U.S.   
Nov. 20, 1994.  [Senate] Treaty Doc. 100-20. Accessions: Georgia, Oct.  
26, 1994; Namibia, Nov. 28, 1994. Succession: Macedonia, Dec. 12, 1994. 
 
UNIDO  
Constitution of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization,  
with annexes. Adopted at Vienna Apr. 8, 1979. Entered into force June  
21, 1985. Accession: Turkmenistan,  Feb. 16, 1995. 
 
Weapons, Conventional 
Convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain  
conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or  
to have indiscriminate effects, with annexed protocols. Adopted at  
Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1983. 
 
Protocol on non-detectable fragments (Protocol I) to the convention on  
prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons  
which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have  
indiscriminate effects. Adopted at Geneva  Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into  
force Dec. 2, 1983. 
 
Protocol on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of mines, booby- 
traps, and other devices (Protocol II) to the convention on prohibitions  
or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be  
deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects.  
Adopted at Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1983. Will  
enter into force for the U.S.:  Sept. 24, 1995. 
 
Protocol on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of incendiary  
weapons (Protocol III) to the convention on prohibitions or restrictions  
on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be  
excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects. Adopted at  
Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 19831. Ratifications:  
Belgium, Feb. 7. 1995; Italy, Jan. 20, 1995; United Kingdom, Feb. 13,  
1995. Accession:  Israel, Mar. 22, 1995. 
 
 
Bilateral 
 
Canada  
Agreement regarding the sharing of forfeited assets and equivalent  
funds. Signed at Ottawa Mar. 22, 1995. Entered into force Mar. 22, 1995. 
 
Finland  
Agreement relating to scientific and technological cooperation, with  
annexes. Signed at Washington May 16, 1995. Enters into force 30 days  
after the date when the parties have notified each other that their  
respective requirements have been fulfilled. 
 
Mexico  
Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific and technical  
cooperation on biological data and information, with annex. Signed at  
Washington May 16, 1995.  Entered into force May 16, 1995. 
 
Panama  
Treaty on mutual assistance in criminal matters, with annex and  
appendices. Signed at Panama Apr. 11, 1991. Senate advice and consent to  
ratification:  May 16, 19953. 
 
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1  Not in force for the U.S.  
2  Not in force.  
3  With provisos.   
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