CHAPTER XXVI
DISARMAMENT
2cAmendment to Article I of 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 EffectsGeneva, 21 December 200118 May 2004, in accordance with article 8, paragraph 1 (b) of the Convention which reads, in part, as follows: "amendments ... shall enter into force in the same manner as the Convention and the annexed Protocols (i.e. ... six months after the date of deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. ".18 May 2004, No. 22495Parties86United Nations, <i>Treaty Series</i>, vol. 2260, p. 82; Doc. <a href="/doc/source/docs/CCW_CONF_II_2-E.pdf" target="_blank">CCW/CONF/II/2</a> and depositary notification C.N.104.2002.TREATIES-1 of 11 February 2002; C.N.1329.2005.TREATIES-9 of 3 January 2006 (Proposal of correction to the authentic Russian text) and C.N.130.2006.TREATIES-1 of 9 February 2006 (Correction to the Authentic Russian text).At the Second Review Conference, held in Geneva from 11 to 21 December 2001, the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Convention Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects concluded at Geneva on 10 October 1980 adopted, in accordance with the procedure laid down in article 8 (1) (b) of the Convention, the Amendment to Article 1 of the said Convention as set out in the Final Declaration of the Second Review Conference (Doc. <a href="/doc/source/docs/CCW_CONF_II_2-E.pdf" target="_blank">CCW/CONF/II/2</a>).
ParticipantApproval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Succession(d), Ratification, Consent to be bound(P)Afghanistan 9 Aug 2017 aAlbania12 May 2006 aAlgeria 6 May 2015 PArgentina25 Feb 2004 aAustralia 3 Dec 2002 AAustria25 Sep 2003 ABangladesh26 Sep 2013 aBelarus27 Mar 2008 PBelgium12 Feb 2004 Benin21 Sep 2017 ABosnia and Herzegovina17 Mar 2008 aBrazil30 Nov 2010 aBulgaria28 Feb 2003 Burkina Faso26 Nov 2003 aCanada22 Jul 2002 AChile27 Sep 2007 AChina<superscript>1</superscript>11 Aug 2003 Colombia20 May 2009 aCosta Rica 3 Jun 2009 Croatia27 May 2003 Cuba17 Oct 2007 ACzech Republic 6 Jun 2006 Denmark15 Sep 2004 ADominican Republic21 Jun 2010 aEcuador10 Mar 2009 AEl Salvador13 Sep 2007 aEstonia12 May 2003 Finland22 Jun 2004 AFrance10 Dec 2002 AAGeorgia 8 Jun 2009 aGermany26 Jan 2005 AGreece26 Nov 2004 Grenada10 Dec 2014 PGuatemala13 Feb 2009 aGuinea-Bissau 6 Aug 2008 aHoly See 9 Dec 2002 AHungary27 Dec 2002 Iceland22 Aug 2008 PIndia18 May 2005 aIraq24 Sep 2014 PIreland 8 Nov 2006 AItaly 1 Sep 2004 Jamaica25 Sep 2008 aJapan10 Jul 2003 AKuwait24 May 2013 aLatvia23 Apr 2003 aLebanon 5 Apr 2017 aLesotho25 Apr 2016 aLiberia16 Sep 2005 aLiechtenstein18 Jun 2004 ALithuania12 May 2003 ALuxembourg13 Jun 2005 Malta24 Sep 2004 aMexico22 May 2003 AMontenegro<superscript>2</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands<superscript>3</superscript>19 May 2004 ANew Zealand21 Aug 2007 ANicaragua 6 Sep 2007 Niger18 Sep 2007 PNorth Macedonia11 Jul 2007 aNorway18 Nov 2003 AAPanama16 Aug 2004 aParaguay 3 Dec 2008 aPeru14 Feb 2005 Poland15 Sep 2006 Portugal22 Feb 2008 Republic of Korea13 Feb 2003 ARepublic of Moldova 5 Jan 2005 aRomania25 Aug 2003 aRussian Federation24 Jan 2007 ASerbia11 Nov 2003 ASierra Leone30 Sep 2004 Slovakia11 Feb 2004 Slovenia 7 Feb 2008 South Africa24 Jan 2012 aSpain 9 Feb 2004 Sri Lanka24 Sep 2004 aSweden 3 Dec 2002 ASwitzerland19 Jan 2004 ATunisia11 Mar 2009 aTurkey 2 Mar 2005 Ukraine29 Jun 2005 AUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland25 Jul 2002 AUnited States of America21 Jan 2009 Uruguay 7 Aug 2007 aZambia25 Sep 2013 a
Declarations and Reservations(Unless otherwise indicated, the reservations and declarations were made upon ratification,acceptance, approval, accession or succession.)Holy SeeDeclaration:“.... declares the acceptance on the part of the Holy See of said amendment to Article I of the Convention, considering that in accordance with paragraph 4 of amended Article 1 the right of the Parties, "by all legitimate means, to maintain or re-establish law and order in the State or to defend the national unity and territorial integrity of the State" should be interpreted in conformity with international humanitarian law, the United Nations' Charter and other international rules.”MexicoInterpretative declaration:The Government of Mexico understands that the conflicts not of an international character referred to in article 1, paragraph 3 as amended correspond to the situations referred to in article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions of 1949.The Government of Mexico further understands that article 1, paragraph 7, as amended does not prejudice the applicability of future protocols to such situations as those defined in article 1, paragraph 2, as amended, and reserves the right to take positions that best accommodate its interests in negotiating future additional protocols.1Upon ratification, the Government of China communicated the following: “In accordance with the provisions of Article 153 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China of 1990 and Article 138 of the Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China of 1993, the Government of the People’s Republic of China decides that the Amendment to Article I of 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 shall apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.”2See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.3 For the Kingdom in Europe. Subsequently, on 28 April 2014, the Government of The Netherlands informed the Secretary-General of the Territorial Application in respect of the Caribbean part of The Netherlands (Islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).