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96/01/29 Treaty Actions
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Treaty Actions

Multilateral

Arbitration 
Convention on the recognition  and enforcement of foreign arbitral 
awards. Done at New York June 10, 1958. Entered into force June 7, 1959; 
for the U.S. Dec. 29, 1970. TIAS 6997; 21 UST 2517. 
Accession:  Vietnam, Sept. 12, 1995 (footnote1). 

Chemical Weapons 
Convention on the prohibition of the development, production, 
stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction, with 
annexes. Done at Paris Jan. 13, 1993. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-21 
(footnote 2). 
Signature:  Uzbekistan, Nov. 24, 1995. 
Ratifications:  Georgia, Nov. 27, 1995; Italy, Dec. 8, 1995; Namibia, 
Nov. 27, 1995.

Children
Convention on the protection of children and cooperation in respect of 
intercountry adoption. Done at The Hague May 29, 1993. Entered into 
force May 1, 1995 (footnote 2). 
Ratification:  Costa Rica, Oct. 30, 1995. 

Genocide
Convention on the prevention   and punishment of the crime of genocide. 
Adopted by the UN General Assembly at Paris Dec. 9, 1948. Entered into 
force Jan. 12, 1951; for the U.S. Feb. 23, 1989. Accession:  Uganda, 
Nov. 14, 1995. 

Human Rights 
International covenant on civil and political rights. Adopted by the UN 
General Assembly Dec. 16, 1966. Entered into force Mar. 23, 1976; for 
the U.S Sept. 8, 1992. Accession:  Uzbekistan, Sept. 28, 1995. 

Judicial Procedure
Convention on laundering, search, seizure, and confiscation of the 
proceeds from crime. Done at Strasbourg Nov. 8, 1990. Entered into force 
Sept. 1, 1993 (footnote 2). Signature:  San Marino, Nov. 16, 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. 
Accession:  Haiti, Sept. 18, 1995.

North Atlantic Treaty
Protocol on the status of International Military Headquarters. Signed at 
Paris Aug. 28, 1952. Entered into force Apr. 10, 1954. TIAS 2978; 5 UST 
870.
Accession:  Spain, Aug. 10, 1995. 

NATO Partnership for Peace. Issued by the heads of state and government 
participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council held at NATO 
Headquarters, Brussels, Jan. 10-11, 1994 footnote 3). Signatures:  
Belgium, Aug. 11, 1995; Georgia, July 18, 1995; Germany, July 20, 1995; 
Hungary, June 21, 1995; Norway, June 19, 1995; Slovakia, Aug. 11, 1995; 
Slovenia, July 31, 1995; United States, June 19, 1995. 
Ratification:  Slovakia, Dec. 13, 1995. 

Agreement to amend the Protocol of Signature to the agreement of Aug. 3, 
1959, as amended by agreements of Oct. 21, 1971 and May 18, 1981, to 
supplement the agreement between the parties to the North Atlantic 
Treaty regarding the status of their forces with respect to foreign 
forces stationed in the Federal Republic of Germany. Signed at Bonn May 
16, 1994 (footnote 3). 
Approval:  Netherlands, Apr. 17, 1995.

Agreement on the status of missions and representatives of third states 
to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Done at Brussels Sept. 14, 
1994 (footnote 3). Approval:  United States, Aug. 9, 1995. 

Agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and 
other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the 
status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995 (footnote 3). 
Signature:  Estonia, Aug. 31, 1995. 
Approval:  United States, Aug. 9, 1995. 

Additional protocol to the agreement among the states parties to the 
North Atlantic Treaty and the other states participating in the 
Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at 
Brussels June 19, 1995 (footnote 3). 
Signatures:  Belgium, Aug. 11, 1995; Estonia,  Aug. 31, 1995; Georgia, 
July 18, 1995; Germany, July 20, 1995; Hungary, June 21, 1995; Norway, 
June 19, 1995; Slovakia, Aug. 11, 1995; Slovenia, July 31, 1995. 

Patents
Strasbourg agreement concerning the international patent classification. 
Done at Strasbourg Mar. 24, 1971. Entered into force Oct. 7, 1975. TIAS 
8140; 26 UST 1793. 
Accession:  Cuba, Nov. 9, 1995 (footnote 1).

International convention for the protection of new varieties of plants 
of Dec. 2, 1961, as revised. Done at Geneva Oct. 23, 1978. Entered into 
force Nov. 8, 1981. TIAS 10199; 33 UST 2703. Accession:  Chile, Dec. 5, 
1995. 

Racial Discrimination
International convention on the elimination of all forms of racial 
discrimination. Adopted by the UN General Assembly Dec. 21, 1965. 
Entered into force Jan. 4, 1969; for the U.S. Nov. 20, 1994. [Senate] 
Ex. C, 95th Cong., 2d Sess. 
Accession:  Japan, Dec. 15, 1995.

Red Cross 
Protocol additional to the Geneva conventions of Aug. 12, 1949, and 
relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts 
(Protocol I), with annexes. Done at Geneva June 8, 1977. Entered into 
force Dec. 7, 1978 (footnote 2). 
Accession:  Micronesia, Sept. 19, 1995. 
Ratification:  Panama, Sept. 18, 1995. 

Protocol additional to the Geneva conventions of Aug. 12, 1949, and 
relating to the protection of victims of non-international armed 
conflicts (Protocol II). Done at Geneva June 8, 1977. Entered into force 
Dec. 7, 1978 (footnote 2). 
Accessions:  Colombia, Aug. 14, 1995; Micronesia, Sept. 19, 1995.
Ratification:  Panama, Sept. 18, 1995.

Slave Trade 
Convention to suppress the slave trade and slavery. Concluded at Geneva 
Sept. 25, 1926. Entered into force Mar. 9, 1927; for the U.S. Mar. 21, 
1929. TS 778; 46 Stat. 2183. 

Protocol amending the slavery convention signed at Geneva on Sept. 25, 
1926, and annex. Done at New York Dec. 7, 1953. Entered into force Dec. 
7, 1953 for the protocol; July 7, 1955 for annex to protocol; for the 
U.S. Mar. 7, 1956. TIAS 3532; 7 UST 479. 

Supplementary convention on   the abolition of slavery, the slave trade, 
and institutions and practices similar to slavery. Done at Geneva Sept. 
7, 1956. Entered into force Apr. 30, 1957; for the U.S. Dec. 6, 1967. 
TIAS 6418;   18 UST 3201. 
Accession:  Chile, June 20, 1995.

Terrorism
Convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes against 
internationally protected persons, including diplomatic agents. Adopted 
by the UN General Assembly Dec. 14, 1973. Entered into force Feb. 20, 
1977. TIAS 8532; 28 UST 1975.
Accession:  Portugal, Sept. 11, 1995 (footnote 4).

Convention on the safety of United Nations and associated personnel. 
Done at New York Dec. 9, 19942. 
Signatures:  Czech Republic, Dec. 27, 1995; Slovakia, Dec. 28, 1995; 
United Kingdom, Dec. 19, 1995; Uruguay, Nov. 17, 1995.

Torture
Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading 
treatment or punishment. Adopted by the UN General Assembly   Dec. 10, 
1984. Entered into force June 26, 1987; for the U.S. Nov. 20, 1994. 
[Senate] Treaty Doc. 100-20.
Accession:  Moldova, Nov. 28, 1995.

Treaties
Vienna convention on the law of treaties, with annex. Done at Vienna May 
23, 1969. Entered into force Jan. 27, 1980 (footnote 2).
Accessions:  Turkmenistan, Jan. 4, 1996; Uzbekistan, July 12, 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; for the U.S. Sept. 24, 1995. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-25. 

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; for the U.S. Sept. 24, 1995. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 
103-25.

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; for 
the U.S. Sept. 24, 1995. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-25. 

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, 1983 (footnote 2). 
Ratifications:  Argentina, Oct. 2, 1995; Romania, July 26, 1995. 
Accessions:  Brazil, Oct. 3, 1995; Malta, June 26, 1995.

Women
Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against 
women. Adopted by the UN General Assembly Dec. 18, 1979. Entered into 
force Sept. 3, 1981(footnote 2). 
Signature:  Sao Tome and Principe, Oct. 31, 1995. 
Accessions:  Chad, June 9, 1995; Singapore, Oct. 5, 1995. 

Bilateral

Albania
Security agreement. Signed at Washington Oct. 16, 1995. Entered into 
force Oct. 16, 1995.

Australia
Agreement concerning the establishment of certain mutual defense 
commitments. Effected by exchange of notes at Sydney and Canberra Dec. 
1, 1995. Entered into force Dec. 1, 1995.

Cote d'Ivoire 
Agreement extending the agreement of Mar. 13, 1990, concerning a 
cooperative project to study AIDS in Cote d'Ivoire. Signed at Atlanta 
and Abidjan Aug. 23 and Dec. 2, 1995. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1995; 
effective Mar. 13, 1995. 

Czech Republic 
Agreement extending the schedule and annex to the air transport 
agreement of June 29, 1987, as amended and extended (TIAS 11162, 11838, 
11915). Effected by exchange of notes at Prague Oct. 25 and 27, 1995. 
Entered into force Oct. 27, 1995, effective Nov. 1, 1995. 

Germany
Arrangement for the exchange of information and cooperation in nuclear 
safety matters, with annexes. Signed at Berlin Oct. 19, 1995. Entered 
into force Oct. 19, 1995. 

Israel 
Agreement amending the contingency implementing arrangements of Oct. 17, 
1980 (TIAS 9908; 32 UST 3667), for the memorandum of agreement of June 
22, 1979, concerning an oil supply arrangement (TIAS 9533; 30 UST 5994). 
Effected by exchange of notes at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem June 21 and 27, 
1995. Entered into force June 27, 1995.

Korea 
Agreement concerning special measures relating to Article IV of the 
mutual defense treaty regarding facilities and areas and the status of 
United States Armed Forces in the Republic of Korea. Signed at Seoul 
Nov. 24, 1995. Entered into force Jan. 1, 1996.

Latvia
Agreement concerning economic, technical, and related assistance. Signed 
at Riga Dec. 20, 1995. Enters into force when each party notifies the 
other in writing that its legal requirements for entry into force have 
been fulfilled. 

Agreement extending the agreement of Apr. 8, 1993, concerning fisheries 
off the coasts of the United States. Effected by exchange of notes at 
Riga Mar. 28 and Apr. 4, 1995. Entered into force Nov. 24, 1995.

Nicaragua 
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts 
owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and 
its agencies, with annexes. Signed  at Managua Aug. 28, 1995. Entered 
into force Nov. 1, 1995.

Peru
Agreement for the transmission and payment of postal money orders. 
Signed at Washington and Lima Aug. 21 and Sept. 8, 1995. Entered into 
force Dec. 1, 1995.

Agreement concerning the status of certain United States military 
personnel who may serve for a period of less than ninety days at the 
ground-based radar site at Yurimaguas, and at other locations as agreed 
by the Peruvian Air Force. Effected by exchange of notes at Lima Nov. 7, 
1995. Entered into force Nov. 7, 1995. 

Philippines
Protocol amending and supplementing the agreement of Sept. 16, 1982, as 
amended, concerning air transport services. Signed at Manila Nov. 20, 
1995. Entered into force Nov. 25, 1995.

Portugal
Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of 
fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, with protocol. Signed at 
Washington Sept. 6, 1994. Entered into force Dec. 18, 1995. 

Romania
Agreement concerning economic, technical, and related assistance. Signed 
at Bucharest Oct. 24, 1995. Enters into force the first day of the first 
month after the exchange of diplomatic notes confirming that the parties 
have completed their respective internal requirements necessary for the 
entry into force of the agreement.

Russia
Agreement regarding the rescheduling of certain debts owed to or 
guaranteed by the United States Government, with annexes. Signed at 
Washington Oct. 9, 1995. Entered into force Nov. 29, 1995. 

Agreement amending the agreement of Oct. 9, 1995, regarding the 
rescheduling of certain debts owed to or guaranteed by the United States 
Government. Effected by exchange of notes at Moscow Nov. 28 and Dec. 1, 
1995. Entered into force Jan. 2, 1996.

Senegal
Agreement regarding the consolidation, reduction, and rescheduling of 
certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States 
Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Dakar Aug. 28, 
1995. Entered into force Nov. 1, 1995.

Slovak Republic 
Agreement to treat the agreement of June 19, 1995, among the states 
parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and other states participating in 
the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces as 
binding between the United States and Slovakia. Effected by exchange of 
notes at Bratislava Aug. 2 and 4, 1995. Entered into force Aug. 4. 1995.

Slovenia
Postal money order agreement. Signed at Washington and Ljubljana Sept. 1 
and 21, 1995. Entered into force Feb. 1, 1996. 

South Africa 
Economic, technical, and related assistance agreement. Signed at 
Pretoria Dec. 5, 1995. Entered into force Dec. 5, 1995. 

Framework agreement concerning cooperation in the scientific, 
technological, and environmental fields, with annex. Signed at Pretoria 
Dec. 5, 1995. Enters into force on the date on which each party notifies 
the other in writing through the diplomatic channel of completion of 
domestic, including constitutional, requirements necessary for 
implementation.

Agreement regarding grants under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as 
amended, and the furnishing of defense articles, related training, and 
other defense services from the United States to South Africa. Effected 
by exchange of notes at Pretoria Nov. 8, 1994 and Oct. 24, 1995. Entered 
into force Oct. 24, 1995.

Sri Lanka 
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official 
government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Colombo Dec. 12, 
1995. Entered into force Dec. 12, 1995.

United Kingdom 
Agreement amending the agreement of Nov. 29, 1973, as amended, to 
establish, operate, and maintain lines of communications and ancillary 
facilities in the United Kingdom for use under emergency conditions for 
logistic support of United States Armed Forces stationed in the European 
Command area in furtherance of the objectives of the North Atlantic 
Treaty. Effected by exchange of notes at London Nov. 20 and   Dec. 7, 
1995. Entered into force Dec. 7, 1995. 

Vietnam 
Postal money order agreement. Signed at Hanoi and Washington Nov. 1 and 
Dec. 4, 1995. Entered into force Feb. 1, 1996.

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1 With declaration(s). 
2 Not in force for the U.S. 
3 Not in force. 
4 With reservation.  

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