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CHAPTER III
PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES, DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR RELATIONS, ETC
8 . Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes
Vienna, 24 April 1963
Entry into force
:
19 March 1967 by the exchange of the said letters, in accordance with VIII.
Registration :
8 June 1967, No. 8640
Status :
Signatories : 38. Parties : 50. 1
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 596, p. 487.
Note :
See  "Note:" in chapter III.6.
Participant 2, 3
Signature, Succession to signature(d)
Ratification, Accession(a)
Argentina
24 Apr 1963
 
Australia
  12 Feb 1973 a
Austria
24 Apr 1963
12 Jun 1969
Belgium
31 Mar 1964
 9 Sep 1970
Benin
24 Apr 1963
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4
12 Jan 1994 d
 
Botswana
  12 May 2008 a
Bulgaria
  11 Jul 1989 a
Burkina Faso
24 Apr 1963
11 Aug 1964
Cameroon
21 Aug 1963
 
Central African Republic
24 Apr 1963
 
Chile
24 Apr 1963
 
Colombia
24 Apr 1963
 
Congo
24 Apr 1963
 
Côte d'Ivoire
24 Apr 1963
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
24 Apr 1963
 
Denmark
24 Apr 1963
15 Nov 1972
Dominican Republic
24 Apr 1963
 4 Mar 1964
Estonia
  21 Oct 1991 a
Finland
28 Oct 1963
 2 Jul 1980
France
24 Apr 1963
31 Dec 1970
Gabon
24 Apr 1963
23 Feb 1965
Germany 5, 6
31 Oct 1963
 7 Sep 1971
Ghana
24 Apr 1963
 
Hungary
   8 Dec 1989 a
Iceland
   1 Jun 1978 a
India
  28 Nov 1977 a
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
   5 Jun 1975 a
Ireland
24 Apr 1963
 
Italy
22 Nov 1963
25 Jun 1969
Japan
   3 Oct 1983 a
Kenya
   1 Jul 1965 a
Kuwait
10 Jan 1964
 
Lao People's Democratic Republic
   9 Aug 1973 a
Lebanon
24 Apr 1963
 
Liberia
24 Apr 1963
 
Liechtenstein
24 Apr 1963
18 May 1966
Lithuania
  26 Sep 2012 a
Luxembourg
24 Mar 1964
 8 Mar 1972
Madagascar
  17 Feb 1967 a
Malawi
  23 Feb 1981 a
Mauritius
  13 May 1970 a
Mexico
  15 Mar 2002 a
Montenegro 7
23 Oct 2006 d
 
Nepal
  28 Sep 1965 a
Netherlands 8
  17 Dec 1985 a
New Zealand 9
  10 Sep 1974 a
Nicaragua
   9 Jan 1990 a
Niger
24 Apr 1963
21 Jun 1978
Norway
24 Apr 1963
13 Feb 1980
Oman
  31 May 1974 a
Pakistan
  29 Mar 1976 a
Panama
 4 Dec 1963
28 Aug 1967
Paraguay
  23 Dec 1969 a
Peru
24 Apr 1963
23 Mar 2007
Philippines
24 Apr 1963
15 Nov 1965
Republic of Korea
   7 Mar 1977 a
Romania
  19 Sep 2007 a
Senegal
  29 Apr 1966 a
Serbia 4
12 Mar 2001 d
 
Seychelles
  29 May 1979 a
Slovakia
  27 Apr 1999 a
Spain
  21 Sep 2011 a
Suriname
  11 Sep 1980 a
Sweden
 8 Oct 1963
19 Mar 1974
Switzerland
23 Oct 1963
 3 May 1965
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 10
27 Mar 1964
 9 May 1972
United States of America 1
[24 Apr 1963 ]
[24 Nov 1969 ]
Uruguay
24 Apr 1963
 
End Note
1.On 7 March 2005, the Secretary-General received  from the Government of the United States of America, a communication notifying its withdrawal from the Optional Protocol. The communication reads as follows:

“... the Government of the United States of America [refers] to the Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations Concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes, done at Vienna April 24, 1963.

This letter constitutes notification by the United States of America that it hereby withdraws from the aforesaid Protocol.  As a consequence of this withdrawal, the United States will no longer recognize the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice reflected in that Protocol."

2.The Republic of Viet-Nam had acceded to the Protocol on 10 May 1973. See also note 1 under “Viet Nam” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
3.Signed on behalf of the Republic of China on 24 April 1963. See also note 1 under “China” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.The former Yugoslavia had signed the Optional Protocol on 24 April 1963. 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.
5.See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
6.In a communication deposited on 24 January 1972 with the Registrar of the International Court of Justice, who transmitted it to the Secretary-General pursuant to operative paragraph 3 of Security Council resolution 9 (1946) of 15 October 1946, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany stated as follows:

“In respect of any dispute between the Federal Republic of Germany and any Party to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 24 April 1963 and to the Optional Protocol thereto concerning the Coompulsory Settlement of disputes that may arise within the scope of that Protocol, the Federal Republic of Germany accepts the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice. This declaration also applies to such disputes as may arise, within the scope of article IV of the Optional Protocol concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes, in connexion with the Optional Protocol concnerning the Acquisition of antionality.

“It is in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and with the terms and subject to theconditions of the Statute and Rules of the Internaitonal Court of Justice that the jurisdiction of the Court is hereby recognized.

“The Federal Republic of Germany undertakes to comply in good faith with the decisions of the Court and to accpet all the obligations of a Member of the United Nations under article 94 of the Charter.”

See also note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.

7.See note 1 under “Montenegro” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
8.For the Kingdom in Europe and the Netherlands Antilles. See also notes 1 and 2 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.
10.In respect of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Associated States (Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Chrisopher-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia and St. Vincent) and territories under the territorial sovereignty of the United Kingdom, as well as the British Solomon Islands Protectorate.