CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
12Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International WatercoursesNew York, 21 May 199717 August 2014, in accordance with article 36(1).17 August 2014, No. 52106Signatories16Parties371United Nations,<i>Treaty Series</i>,vol. 2999Doc. A/51/869. C.N.353.2008.TREATIES-1 of 6 May 2008 (Proposal of corrections to the original text of the Convention (Arabic version) and to the Certified True Copies) and C.N.675.2008.TREATIES-2 of 24 September 2008 (corrections).By resolution <a href="/doc/source/docs/A_RES_51_229-Eng.pdf" _blank">A/RES/51/229</a> of 21 May 1997, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted at its 51 session, the said Convention. In accordance with its article 34, the Convention shall be open for signature at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York, on 21 May 1997 and will remain open to all States and regional economic integration organizations for signature until 21 May 2000.
ParticipantSignatureApproval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), RatificationBenin 5 Jul 2012 aBurkina Faso22 Mar 2011 aChad26 Sep 2012 aCôte d'Ivoire25 Sep 1998 25 Feb 2014 Denmark30 Apr 2012 aFinland31 Oct 1997 23 Jan 1998 AFrance24 Feb 2011 aGermany13 Aug 1998 15 Jan 2007 Ghana22 Jun 2020 aGreece 2 Dec 2010 aGuinea-Bissau19 May 2010 aHungary20 Jul 1999 26 Jan 2000 AAIraq 9 Jul 2001 aIreland20 Dec 2013 aItaly30 Nov 2012 aJordan17 Apr 1998 22 Jun 1999 Lebanon25 May 1999 aLibya14 Jun 2005 aLuxembourg14 Oct 1997 8 Jun 2012 Montenegro24 Sep 2013 aMorocco13 Apr 2011 aNamibia19 May 2000 29 Aug 2001 Netherlands 9 Mar 2000 9 Jan 2001 ANiger20 Feb 2013 aNigeria27 Sep 2010 Norway30 Sep 1998 30 Sep 1998 Paraguay25 Aug 1998 Portugal11 Nov 1997 22 Jun 2005 Qatar28 Feb 2002 aSouth Africa13 Aug 1997 26 Oct 1998 Spain24 Sep 2009 aState of Palestine 2 Jan 2015 aSweden15 Jun 2000 aSyrian Arab Republic11 Aug 1997 2 Apr 1998 Tunisia19 May 2000 22 Apr 2009 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland13 Dec 2013 aUzbekistan 4 Sep 2007 aVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)22 Sep 1997 Viet Nam19 May 2014 aYemen17 May 2000
Declarations and Reservations(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification,acceptance, approval or accession.)DenmarkTerritorial ExclusionUntil further notice, the Convention shall not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.HungaryDeclaration:" The Government of the Republic of Hungary declares itself bound by either of the two means for the settlement of disputes (International Court of Justice, arbitration), reserving its right to agree on the competent body of jurisdiction, as the case may be."MontenegroDeclaration“Montenegro declares that in respect of any dispute not resolved in accordance with Article 33 paragraph 2 of the said Convention, Montenegro recognizes as compulsory ipso facto, and without special agreement in relationship to any party accepting the same obligation:1. Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice; and/or2. Arbitration by an arbitral tribunal established and operating, unless the parties to the dispute otherwise agreed, in accordance with the procedure laid down in the annex to the present Convention.”Netherlands<right>17 February 2010</right>Declaration:“The Kingdom of the Netherlands declares, in accordance with paragraph 10 of Article 33 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses, that it accepts both means of dispute settlement referred to in that paragraph as compulsory in relation to any Party accepting one or both means of dispute settlement.”Syrian Arab RepublicReservation:The acceptance by the Syrian Arab Republic of this Convention and its ratification by the Government shall not under any circumstances be taken to imply recognition of Israel and shall not lead to its entering into relations therewith that are governed by its provisions.Viet NamReservation:“The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam reserves the right to choose the appropriate means of dispute settlement notwithstanding the decision of the other party to the concerned dispute.”Objections(Unless otherwise indicated, the objections were made upon ratification,acceptance approval or accession.)Israel<right>15 July 1998</right>In regard to the reservation made by the Syrian Arab Republic upon ratification:"In view of the Government of the State of Israel such reservation, which is explicitly of a political nature, is incompatible with the purposes and objectives of this Convention and cannot in any way affect whatever obligations are binding upon the Syrian Arab Republic under general international treaty law or under particular conventions. The Government of the State of Israel will, in so far as concerns the substance of the matter, adopt towards the Syrian Arab Republic an attitude of complete reciprocity."1For the purpose of entry into force of the [Convention/Protocol] , any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited by a regional economic integration organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by member States of that Organization.