Registration Number 973
Title Geneva Convention relative to the protection of civilian persons in time of war
Participant(s)
Submitter
Switzerland
Places/dates of conclusion
PlaceDate
Geneva12/08/1949
EIF information
21 October 1950 , in accordance with article 153
Authentic texts
French
English
Attachments
with annexes
ICJ information
Depositary
Government of Switzerland
Registration Date Switzerland 2 November 1950
Subject terms
War
Human rights
Geneva Conventions (with Protocols)
Civil matters
Agreement type
UNTS Volume Number 75
Publication format Full
Certificate Of Registration
Text document (s) volume-75-I-973-English.pdf
volume-75-I-973-French.pdf
Volume In Pdf v75.pdf
Map(s)
Corrigendum/Addendum
   

ParticipantActionDate of Notification/DepositDate of Effect
AfghanistanSignature12/08/1949 
AfghanistanRatification26/09/195626/03/1957
AlbaniaSignature12/08/1949 
AlbaniaRatification27/05/195727/11/1957
AndorraAccession17/03/199317/09/1994
AngolaAccession20/09/198420/03/1985
Antigua and BarbudaSuccession06/10/198601/11/1981
ArgentinaSignature12/08/1949 
ArgentinaRatification18/09/195618/03/1957
ArmeniaAccession07/06/199307/12/1993
AustraliaWithdrawal of reservation21/02/1974 
AustraliaSignature12/08/1949 
AustraliaRatification14/10/195814/04/1959
AustriaSignature12/08/1949 
AustriaRatification27/08/195327/02/1954
AzerbaijanAccession01/06/199301/12/1993
BahamasSuccession11/07/197510/07/1973
BahrainAccession30/11/197130/05/1972
BangladeshSuccession04/04/1972 
BarbadosSuccession10/09/1968 
BelgiumSignature12/08/1949 
BelgiumRatification03/09/195203/03/1953
BelizeAccession29/06/198429/12/1984
BhutanAccession10/01/199110/07/1991
BoliviaSignature12/08/1949 
BoliviaRatification10/12/197610/06/1977
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSuccession31/12/199206/03/1992
BotswanaAccession29/03/196829/09/1968
BrazilObjection21/03/1974 
BrazilObjection21/03/1974 
BrazilSignature12/08/1949 
BrazilRatification29/06/195729/12/1957
Brunei DarussalamAccession14/10/199114/04/1992
BulgariaSignature12/08/1949 
BulgariaRatification22/07/195422/01/1955
BurundiSuccession27/12/1971 
Byelorussian Soviet Socialist RepublicSignature12/08/1949 
Byelorussian Soviet Socialist RepublicRatification03/08/195403/02/1955
CambodiaAccession08/12/195808/06/1959
CameroonSuccession16/09/196301/01/1960
CanadaWithdrawal of reservation14/05/1965 
CanadaSignature12/08/1949 
CanadaRatification14/05/196514/11/1965
Cape VerdeAccession11/05/198411/11/1984
Central African RepublicSuccession23/07/1966 
CeylonAccession23/02/195923/08/1959
ChadAccession05/08/197005/02/1971
ChileSignature12/08/1949 
ChileRatification12/10/195012/04/1951
ChinaSignature12/08/1949 
ChinaTerritorial application14/04/199901/07/1997
ChinaDeclaration31/05/200020/12/1999
ColombiaSignature12/08/1949 
ColombiaRatification08/11/196108/05/1962
ComorosAccession21/11/198521/05/1986
Congo (Leopoldville)Succession24/02/196130/06/1960
Costa RicaAccession15/10/196915/04/1970
CroatiaSuccession11/05/199208/10/1991
CubaSignature12/08/1949 
CubaRatification15/04/195415/10/1954
CyprusAccession23/05/196223/11/1962
Czech RepublicSuccession05/02/199301/01/1993
CzechoslovakiaSignature12/08/1949 
CzechoslovakiaRatification19/12/195019/06/1951
DahomeySuccession14/12/196101/08/1960
Democratic People's Republic of KoreaAccession27/08/195727/02/1958
Democratic Republic of Viet-NamAccession28/06/195728/12/1957
Democratic YemenAccession25/05/197725/11/1977
DenmarkSignature12/08/1949 
DenmarkRatification27/06/195127/12/1951
DjiboutiSuccession06/03/197827/06/1977
DominicaSuccession28/09/198103/11/1978
Dominican RepublicAccession22/01/195822/07/1958
EcuadorSignature12/08/1949 
EcuadorRatification11/08/195411/02/1955
EgyptSignature12/08/1949 
EgyptRatification10/11/195210/05/1953
El SalvadorSignature12/08/1949 
El SalvadorRatification17/06/195317/12/1953
Equatorial GuineaAccession24/07/198624/01/1987
EritreaAccession14/08/200014/08/2000
EstoniaAccession18/01/199318/07/1993
EthiopiaSignature12/08/1949 
EthiopiaRatification02/10/196902/04/1970
Federal Republic of GermanyDeclaration29/03/1974 
Federal Republic of GermanyAccession03/09/195403/03/1955
Federal Republic of GermanyTerritorial application03/12/195429/06/1955
Federation of MalayaAccession24/08/196224/02/1963
FijiSuccession09/08/1971 
FinlandSignature12/08/1949 
FinlandRatification22/02/195522/08/1955
FranceSignature12/08/1949 
FranceRatification28/06/195128/12/1951
GabonSuccession20/02/196517/08/1960
GambiaSuccession20/10/196618/02/1965
GeorgiaAccession14/09/199314/03/1994
German Democratic RepublicDeclaration03/07/1974 
German Democratic RepublicAccession30/11/195630/05/1957
GhanaAccession02/08/195802/02/1959
GreeceSignature12/08/1949 
GreeceRatification05/06/195605/12/1956
GrenadaSuccession13/04/198107/02/1974
GuatemalaSignature12/08/1949 
GuatemalaRatification14/05/195214/11/1952
GuineaAccession11/07/198411/01/1985
Guinea-BissauAccession21/02/197421/08/1974
GuyanaSuccession22/07/1968 
HaitiAccession11/04/195711/10/1957
Holy SeeSignature12/08/1949 
Holy SeeRatification22/02/195122/08/1951
HondurasAccession30/12/196530/06/1966
HungaryDeclaration23/12/1974 
HungarySignature12/08/1949 
HungaryWithdrawal of reservation31/05/2000 
HungaryRatification03/08/195403/02/1955
IcelandAccession10/08/196510/02/1966
IndiaSignature12/08/1949 
IndiaRatification09/11/195009/05/1951
IndonesiaAccession30/09/195830/03/1959
IranSignature12/08/1949 
IranRatification20/02/195720/08/1957
IraqAccession14/02/195614/08/1956
IrelandSignature12/08/1949 
IrelandRatification27/09/196227/03/1963
IsraelSignature12/08/1949 
IsraelDeclaration10/02/1978 
IsraelRatification06/07/195106/01/1952
ItalySignature12/08/1949 
ItalyRatification17/12/195117/06/1952
Ivory CoastSuccession28/12/196107/08/1960
JamaicaSuccession17/07/196406/08/1962
JapanAccession21/04/195321/10/1953
JordanAccession29/05/195129/11/1951
KazakhstanSuccession05/05/199221/12/1991
KenyaAccession20/09/196620/03/1967
KiribatiSuccession05/01/198912/07/1979
KuwaitAccession02/09/196702/03/1968
KyrgyzstanSuccession18/09/199221/12/1991
LaosAccession29/10/195629/04/1957
LatviaAccession24/12/199124/06/1992
LebanonSignature12/08/1949 
LebanonRatification10/04/195110/10/1951
LesothoSuccession18/06/196804/10/1966
LiberiaAccession29/03/195429/09/1954
LibyaAccession22/05/195622/11/1956
LiechtensteinSignature12/08/1949 
LiechtensteinRatification21/09/195021/03/1951
LithuaniaAccession03/10/199603/04/1997
LuxembourgSignature12/08/1949 
LuxembourgRatification01/07/195301/01/1954
MadagascarSuccession13/07/196326/06/1960
MalawiSuccession05/01/196805/07/1968
MaldivesAccession18/06/199118/12/1991
MaliAccession24/05/196524/11/1965
MaltaSuccession22/08/1968 
Marshall IslandsAccession01/06/200401/12/2004
MauritaniaSuccession27/10/196228/11/1960
MauritiusSuccession18/08/197012/03/1968
MexicoSignature12/08/1949 
MexicoRatification29/10/195229/04/1953
Micronesia (Federated States of)Accession19/09/199519/03/1996
MonacoSignature12/08/1949 
MonacoRatification05/07/195005/01/1951
MongoliaDeclaration13/08/1974 
MongoliaDeclaration13/08/1974 
MongoliaAccession20/12/195820/06/1959
MontenegroAccession02/08/200602/02/2007
MoroccoAccession26/07/195626/01/1957
MozambiqueAccession14/03/198314/09/1983
MyanmarAccession25/08/199225/02/1993
NamibiaSuccession22/08/199121/03/1990
Namibia (United Nations Council for Namibia)Accession18/10/198318/04/1984
NauruAccession27/06/200627/12/2006
NepalAccession07/02/196407/08/1964
NetherlandsWithdrawal of reservation07/02/1983 
NetherlandsSignature12/08/1949 
NetherlandsDeclaration30/12/198501/01/1986
NetherlandsRatification03/08/195403/02/1955
New ZealandSignature12/08/1949 
New ZealandWithdrawal of reservation02/03/197602/03/1976
New ZealandRatification02/05/195902/11/1959
NicaraguaSignature12/08/1949 
NicaraguaRatification17/12/195317/06/1954
NigerSuccession16/04/196403/08/1960
NigeriaSuccession20/06/196101/10/1960
NorwaySignature12/08/1949 
NorwayRatification03/08/195103/02/1952
OmanAccession31/01/197431/07/1974
PakistanSignature12/08/1949 
PakistanRatification12/06/195112/12/1951
PalauAccession25/06/199625/12/1996
PanamaAccession10/02/195610/08/1956
Papua New GuineaSuccession26/05/1976 
ParaguaySignature12/08/1949 
ParaguayRatification23/10/196123/04/1962
People's Republic of ChinaRatification28/12/195628/06/1957
PeruSignature12/08/1949 
PeruRatification15/02/195615/08/1956
PhilippinesSignature12/08/1949 
PhilippinesRatification06/10/195206/04/1953
PolandSignature12/08/1949 
PolandWithdrawal of reservation22/09/2004 
PolandDeclaration18/07/1974 
PolandDeclaration18/07/1974 
PolandRatification26/11/195426/05/1955
PortugalSignature12/08/1949 
PortugalObjection28/03/1974 
PortugalObjection28/03/1974 
PortugalRatification14/03/196114/09/1961
PortugalDeclaration22/11/199922/11/1999
QatarAccession15/10/197515/04/1976
Republic of KoreaAccession16/08/196616/08/1966
Republic of MoldovaAccession24/05/199324/11/1993
Republic of South Viet-NamDeclaration19/03/1974 
Republic of South Viet-NamAccession03/12/1973 
Republic of the CongoSuccession30/01/1967 
Republic of Viet-NamObjection18/02/1964 
Republic of Viet-NamObjection06/02/1974 
RomaniaDeclaration18/07/1974 
RomaniaObjection18/01/1967 
RomaniaSignature12/08/1949 
RomaniaRatification01/06/195401/12/1954
Russian FederationNotification13/01/1992 
RwandaSuccession21/03/196401/07/1962
SamoaSuccession23/08/198401/01/1962
San MarinoAccession28/08/195328/02/1954
Sao Tome and PrincipeAccession21/05/197621/11/1976
Saudi ArabiaAccession18/05/196318/11/1963
SenegalSuccession23/04/196320/08/1960
SeychellesAccession08/11/198408/05/1985
Sierra LeoneSuccession31/05/196527/04/1961
SingaporeAccession27/04/197327/10/1973
SlovakiaWithdrawal of reservation05/06/2000 
SlovakiaSuccession02/04/199301/01/1993
SloveniaSuccession26/03/199225/06/1991
Solomon IslandsSuccession06/07/198107/07/1978
SomaliaAccession12/07/196212/01/1963
South AfricaDeclaration12/03/1984 
SpainCommunication04/05/2004 
SpainSignature12/08/1949 
SpainRatification04/08/195204/02/1953
St. Christopher and NevisSuccession14/02/198619/09/1983
St. LuciaSuccession18/09/198122/02/1979
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesAccession01/04/198101/10/1981
State of PalestineAccession02/04/201402/04/2014
SudanAccession23/09/195723/03/1958
SurinameReservation08/11/1976 
SurinameSuccession13/10/197625/11/1975
SwazilandAccession28/06/197328/12/1973
SwedenSignature12/08/1949 
SwedenRatification28/12/195328/06/1954
SwitzerlandRatification31/03/195021/10/1950
SyriaSignature12/08/1949 
SyriaRatification02/11/195302/05/1954
TajikistanSuccession13/01/199321/12/1991
TanganyikaSuccession12/12/196209/12/1961
ThailandAccession29/12/195429/06/1955
The former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaDeclaration18/10/1996 
The former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaSuccession01/09/199308/09/1991
TogoSuccession06/01/196227/04/1960
TongaSuccession13/04/197804/06/1970
Trinidad and TobagoAccession24/09/196324/03/1964
TunisiaAccession04/05/195704/11/1957
TurkeySignature12/08/1949 
TurkeyRatification10/02/195410/08/1954
TurkmenistanSuccession10/04/199226/12/1991
TuvaluSuccession19/02/198101/10/1978
UgandaAccession18/05/196418/11/1964
UkraineWithdrawal of reservation30/06/2006 
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist RepublicSignature12/08/1949 
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist RepublicDeclaration16/08/1974 
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist RepublicRatification03/08/195403/02/1955
Union of South AfricaAccession31/03/195230/09/1952
Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsSignature12/08/1949 
Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsDeclaration06/08/1974 
Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsRatification10/05/195410/11/1954
United Arab EmiratesAccession10/05/197210/11/1972
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandWithdrawal of reservation15/12/1971 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandObjection19/11/1975 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandSignature12/08/1949 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandDeclaration13/06/1997 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandRatification23/09/195723/03/1958
United Republic of TanzaniaSuccession12/12/196209/12/1961
United States of AmericaObjection04/03/1975 
United States of AmericaDeclaration31/12/1974 
United States of AmericaSignature12/08/1949 
United States of AmericaRatification02/08/195502/02/1956
Upper VoltaSuccession07/11/196105/08/1960
UruguaySignature12/08/1949 
UruguayRatification05/03/196905/09/1969
UzbekistanAccession08/10/199308/04/1994
VanuatuAccession27/10/198227/04/1983
VenezuelaSignature12/08/1949 
VenezuelaRatification13/02/195613/08/1956
Viet NamParticipation04/07/1976 
Viet NamAccession14/11/195314/05/1954
Yemen Arab RepublicAccession16/07/197016/01/1971
Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of)Ratification24/04/195021/10/1950
ZaireSuccession24/02/196130/06/1960
ZambiaAccession19/10/196619/04/1967
ZimbabweAccession07/03/198307/09/1983