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CHAPTER VI
NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES
8 .b Protocol of Signature
Geneva, 13 July 1931
Entry into force
:
9 July 1933.
Registration :
9 July 1933, No. 3219 1
Text :
League of Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 139, p. 345.
Note :
In accordance with its article 44 (1), the provisions of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, as amended by the Protocol amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 of 8 August 1975, as between the parties thereto, terminates and replaces the provisions of the above Protocol. See chapter VI.18.
Ratifications or definitive accessions

Albania

(October 9th, 1937 a)

Austria

(July 3rd, 1934)

United States of America

(April 28th, 1932)

Saudi Arabia

(August 15th, 1936)

Belgium

(April 10th, 1933)

Brazil

(April 5th, 1933)

Great Britain and Northern Ireland2

(April 1st, 1933)

Same reservation as for the Convention.

British Honduras, British Solomon Islands Protectorate, Ceylon, Cyprus, Falkland Islands and Dependencies, Gambia (Colony and Protectorate), Gibraltar, Gold Coast [(a) Colony, (b) Ashanti, (c) Northern Territories, (d) Togoland under British Mandate], Hong-Kong, Kenya (Colony and Protectorate), Leeward Islands (Antigua, Dominica, Montserrat, St. Christopher and Nevis, Virgin Islands), Mauritius, Nigeria [(a) Colony, (b) Protectorate, (c) Cameroons under British Mandate], North Borneo (State of), Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland Protectorate, Sarawak, Seychelles, Sierra Leone (Colony and Protectorate), Somaliland Protectorate, Straits Settlements, Tanganyika Territory, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda Protectorate, Zanzibar Protectorate

(May 18th, 1936 a)

Southern Rhodesia

(July 14th, 1937 a)

Barbados, Bermuda, British Guiana, Fiji, Malay States [(a) Federated Malay States: Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Selangor; (b) Unfederated Malay States: Kedah, Perlis and Brunei], Palestine (excluding Trans-Jordan), St. Helena and Ascension, Trans-Jordan, Windward Islands (Grenada, St. Vincent), Burma

(August 24th, 1938 a)

Newfoundland

(June 28th, 1937 a)

Canada

(October 17th, 1932)

Australia

(January 24th, 1934 a)

New Zealand

(June 17th, 1935 a)

Union of South Africa

(January 4th, 1938 a)

Ireland

(April 11th, 1933 a)

India

(November 14th, 1932)

Chile

(November 20th, 1933)

Colombia

(January 29th, 1934 a)

Costa Rica

(April 5th, 1933)

Cuba

(April 4th, 1933)

Czechoslovakia3

(April 12th, 1933 a)

Denmark

(June 5th, 1936)

Dominican Republic

(April 8th, 1933)

Ecuador

(April 13th, 1935 a)

Egypt

(April 10th, 1933)

Estonia

(July 5th, 1935 a)

Finland

(September 25th, 1936 a)

France

(April 10th, 1933)

Germany

(April 10th, 1933)

Greece

(December 27th, 1934)

Honduras

(September 21st, 1934 a)

Hungary

(April 10th, 1933 a)

Iran

(September 28th, 1932)

Italy

(March 21st, 1933)

Japan

(June 3rd, 1935)

Liechtenstein4

Lithuania

(April 10th, 1933)

Luxembourg

(May 30th, 1936)

Mexico

(March 13th, 1933)

Monaco

(March 20th, 1933)

The Netherlands5

(May 22nd, 1933)

(including the Netherlands Indies, Surinam and Curaçao )

Nicaragua

(March 16th, 1932 a)

Norway

(September 12th, 1934 a)

Peru

(May 20th, 1932 a)

Poland

(April 11th, 1933)

Portugal6

(June 17th, 1932)

Romania

(April 11th, 1933)

San Marino

(June 12th, 1933)

Spain

(April 7th, 1933)

Sudan

(January 18th, 1933 a)

Sweden

(August 12th, 1932)

Switzerland4

(April 10th, 1933)

Thailand

(February 22nd, 1934)

Turkey

(April 3rd, 1933 a)

Uruguay

(April 7th, 1933)

Venezuela

(September 11th, 1934)


Signatures not yet perfected by ratification

Bolivia

Guatemala

Panama

Paraguay

Actions subsequent to the assumption of depositary functions by the Secretary-General of the United Nations
Participant 7
Ratification, Succession(d)
Bahamas
13 Aug 1975
Czech Republic 3
30 Dec 1993 d
Fiji
 1 Nov 1971 d
Papua New Guinea
28 Oct 1980 d
Slovakia 3
28 May 1993 d
End Note
1.See League of Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 139, p. 345.
2.See note 2 under “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” regarding Hong Kong in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
3.See note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.The Swiss Federal Political Department, by a letter dated July 15th, 1936, informed the Secretariat of the following:

"Under the terms of the arrangements concluded between the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Swiss Government in 1929 and 1935, in application of the Customs Union Treaty concluded between these two countries on March 29th, 1923, the Swiss legislation on narcotic drugs, including all the measures taken by the Federal authorities to give effect to the different international Conventions on dangerous drugs, will be applicable to the territory of the Principality in the same way as to the territory of the Confederation, as long as the said Treaty remains in force.  The Principality of Liechtenstein will accordingly participate, so long as the said Treaty remains in force, in the international Conventions which have been or may hereafter be concluded in the matter of narcotic drugs, it being neither necessary nor advisable for that country to4accede to them separately."

5.The instrument of ratification specifies that the reservation relating to paragraph 2 of article 22, as formulated by the Representative of the Netherlands at the time of signature of the Protocol, should be considered as withdrawn.
6.See note 1 under “Portugal” regarding Macao in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
7.In a notification received on 21 February 1974, the Government of the German Democratic Republic stated that the German Democratic Republic had declared the reapplication of the Conventions as from 7 April 1958.

In this connection, the Secretary-General received on 16 March 1976, the following communication from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany:

With reference to the communication by the German Democratic Republic of 31 January 1974 concerning the application, as from 7 April 1958, of the Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating the Distribution of Narcotic Drugs of 13 July 1931, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany declares that in the relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic this declaration has no retroactive effect beyond 21 June 1973.

Subsequently, in a communication received on 17 June 1976, the Government of the German Democratic Republic declared:

"The Government of the German Democratic Republic takes the view that in accordance with the applicable rules of international law and the international practice of States the regulations on the re application of agreements concluded under international law are an internal affair of the successor State concerned. Accordingly, the German Democratic Republic was entitled to determine the date of reapplication of the Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating the Distribution of Narcotic Drugs, July 13th, 1931 to which it established its status as a party by way of succession."

See also note 2 under "Germany" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.