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CHAPTER XVIII
PENAL MATTERS
1 . Protocol amending the Slavery Convention signed at Geneva on 25 September 1926
New York, 7 December 1953
Entry into force
:
7 December 1953, in accordance with article III. 1
Registration :
7 December 1953, No. 2422
Status :
Signatories : 11. Parties : 61
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 182, p. 51.
Note :
The Protocol was approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in resolution 794 (VIII)2 of 23 October 1953.
Participant 3, 4
Signature
Definitive signature(s), Acceptance(A), Succession(d), Accession(a)
Afghanistan
  16 Aug 1954 s
Antigua and Barbuda
  25 Oct 1988 d
Australia
   9 Dec 1953 s
Austria
 7 Dec 1953
16 Jul 1954 A
Azerbaijan
  16 Aug 1996 a
Bahamas
  10 Jun 1976 d
Bangladesh
   7 Jan 1985 A
Barbados
  22 Jul 1976 d
Belgium
24 Feb 1954
13 Dec 1962 A
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
   6 Oct 1983 a
Bosnia and Herzegovina 5
   1 Sep 1993 d
Cameroon
  27 Jun 1984 A
Canada
  17 Dec 1953 s
Chile
  20 Jun 1995 a
Croatia 5
  12 Oct 1992 d
Cuba
  28 Jun 1954 s
Denmark
   3 Mar 1954 s
Dominica
  17 Aug 1994 d
Ecuador
 7 Sep 1954
17 Aug 1955 A
Egypt
15 Jun 1954
29 Sep 1954 A
Fiji
  12 Jun 1972 d
Finland
  19 Mar 1954 A
France
14 Jan 1954
14 Feb 1963 A
Germany 6, 7
  29 May 1973 A
Greece
 7 Dec 1953
12 Dec 1955 A
Guatemala
  11 Nov 1983 A
Guinea
  12 Jul 1962 A
Hungary
  26 Feb 1958 A
India
  12 Mar 1954 s
Iraq
  23 May 1955 A
Ireland
  31 Aug 1961 A
Israel
  12 Sep 1955 A
Italy
   4 Feb 1954 s
Kazakhstan
   1 May 2008 a
Liberia
   7 Dec 1953 s
Mali
   2 Feb 1973 A
Mauritania
   6 Jun 1986 A
Mexico
   3 Feb 1954 s
Monaco
28 Jan 1954
12 Nov 1954 A
Morocco
  11 May 1959 A
Myanmar
14 Mar 1956
29 Apr 1957 A
Netherlands 8
15 Dec 1953
 7 Jul 1955 A
New Zealand 9
  16 Dec 1953 s
Nicaragua
  14 Jan 1986 A
Niger
   7 Dec 1964 A
Norway
24 Feb 1954
11 Apr 1957 A
Paraguay
  27 Sep 2007 a
Romania
  13 Nov 1957 s
Serbia
  12 Mar 2001 d
Solomon Islands
   3 Sep 1981 d
South Africa
  29 Dec 1953 s
Spain
  10 Nov 1976 s
St. Lucia
  14 Feb 1990 d
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
   9 Nov 1981 A
Sweden
  17 Aug 1954 s
Switzerland
   7 Dec 1953 s
Syrian Arab Republic
   4 Aug 1954 A
Turkey
  14 Jan 1955 s
Turkmenistan
   1 May 1997 a
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
   7 Dec 1953 s
United States of America
16 Dec 1953
 7 Mar 1956 A
Territorial Application
Participant
Date of receipt of the notification
Territories
Netherlands 8 7 Jul 1955 Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands New Guinea and Suriname
End Note
1.The amendments set forth in the Annex to the Protocol entered into force on 7 July 1955, in accordance with article III of the Protocol.
2. Official Records of the General Assembly, Eighth Session, Supplement No. 17  (A/2630), p. 50.
3.The Secretary-General received, on 10 June 1999, communications concerning the status of Hong Kong from China and the United Kingdom (see also note 2 under “China” and note 2 under “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” regarding Hong Kong in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume).  Upon resuming the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, China notified the Secretary-General that the Convention will also apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

In addition, the communication by China contained the following declaration:

The Government of the People's Republic of China also declares that the signature and ratification by the Taiwan authorities in the name of China on 7 December 1953 and 14 December 1955 respectively of the [said Protocol] are all illegal and therefore null and void.

4.Signed and ratified on behalf of the Republic of China on 7 December 1953 and 14 December 1955, respectively (note 1 under “China” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume).
5.The former Yugoslavia had signed and accepted the Protocol on 11 February 1954 and 21 March 1955, respectively. See also note 1 under "Bosnia and Herzegovina", "Croatia", "former Yugoslavia", "Slovenia", "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and "Yugoslavia"  in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
6.See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
7.The German Democratic Republic had accepted the Protocol on 16 July 1974.  See note 2 under  “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
8.See note 1 under “Netherlands” regarding Aruba/Netherlands Antilles in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
9.See note 1 under “New Zealand” regarding Tokelau in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.