4Protocol amending the Agreement for the Suppression of the Circulation of Obscene Publications, signed at Paris, on 4 May 1910Lake Success, New York, 4 May 19494 May 1949, in accordance with article 5.14 May 1949, No. 445Signatories15Parties35United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 30, p. 3.The Protocol was approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in resolution <a href="/doc/source/docs/A_RES_3_256-E.pdf" target="_blank">256 (III)<a/><superscript>2</superscript> of 3 December 1948.
Participant<superscript>3</superscript>SignatureDefinitive signature(s), Acceptance(A), Succession(d)Australia 8 Dec 1949 sAustria 4 Aug 1950 sBelgium20 May 1949 13 Oct 1952 ABrazil 4 May 1949 Canada 4 May 1949 sChina<superscript>4,5</superscript> 4 May 1949 sColombia 1 Jun 1949 Cuba 4 May 1949 2 Dec 1983 ACzech Republic<superscript>6</superscript>30 Dec 1993 dDenmark21 Nov 1949 1 Mar 1950 AEgypt 9 May 1949 16 Sep 1949 AEl Salvador 5 May 1949 Fiji 1 Nov 1971 dFinland31 Oct 1949 AFrance 5 May 1949 sIceland25 Oct 1950 AIndia12 May 1949 28 Dec 1949 AIran (Islamic Republic of)28 Dec 1949 30 Dec 1959 AIraq 1 Jun 1949 14 Sep 1950 AIreland28 Feb 1952 AItaly13 Nov 1952 ALuxembourg 4 May 1949 14 Mar 1955 AMexico22 Jul 1952 ANetherlands (Kingdom of the) 2 Jun 1949 26 Sep 1950 ANew Zealand14 Oct 1950 sNorway 4 May 1949 sPakistan13 May 1949 4 May 1951 ARomania<superscript>7</superscript> 2 Nov 1950 sRussian Federation<superscript>7</superscript>14 May 1949 sSerbia<superscript>8</superscript>12 Mar 2001 dSlovakia<superscript>6</superscript>28 May 1993 dSolomon Islands 3 Sep 1981 dSouth Africa 1 Sep 1950 sSri Lanka14 Jul 1949 sSwitzerland23 Sep 1949 ATürkiye 4 May 1949 13 Sep 1950 AUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>4</superscript> 4 May 1949 sUnited States of America 4 May 1949 14 Aug 1950 A
1The amendments set forth in the annex to the Protocol entered into force on 1 March 1950, in accordance with the second paragraph of article 5 of the Protocol.2<i> Official Records of the General Assembly, Third Session, Part I, Resolutions </i> (A/810), p. 164.3An instrument of acceptance of the Protocol was deposited on 2 December 1975 with the Secretary-General by the Government of the German Democratic Republic with a declaration. For the text of the declaration, see United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 987, p. 410. A "notification of reapplication" of the Agreement of 4 May 1910 on behalf of the German Democratic Republic had been deposited with the Secretary-General on 4 October 1974. See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.4The Secretary-General received on 6 and 10 June 1997 communications regarding the status of Hong Kong from China and the United Kingdom of Great Brtiain and Northern Ireland (see also note 2 under “China” and note 2 under “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” 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 Protocol will also apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.5See note concerning signatures, ratifications, accessions, etc., on behalf of China (note 1 under “China” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume).6Czechoslovakia had signed and ratified the Protocol on 9 May 1949 and 21 June 1951, respectively. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.7In signing the Protocol, the Governments of the People's Republic of Romania and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics declared that they are not in agreement with article 7 of the annex to the said Protocol. See also note 1 under “Russian Federation” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.8The former Yugoslavia had signed and accepted the Protocol on 4 May 1949 and 29 April 1953, 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.