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CHAPTER VII
TRAFFIC IN PERSONS
1 . Protocol signed at Lake Success, New York, on 12 November 1947, to amend the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children, concluded at Geneva on 30 September 1921, and the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women of Full Age, concluded at Geneva on 11 October 1933
Lake Success, New York, 12 November 1947
Entry into force
:
12 November 1947, in accordance with article V. 1
Registration :
24 April 1950, No. 770
Status :
Signatories : 8. Parties : 42
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 53, p. 13.
Note :
The Protocol was approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in resolution 126 (II)2 of 20 October 1947.
The Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others, concluded at Lake Success, New York of 21 March 1950 consolidates the Protocols, Conventions and Agreements listed in the present chapter under Nos. 1 to 10.  Furthermore, the Convention of 21 March 1950 supercedes the provisions of the above-referenced instruments in the relations between the Parties thereto and shall terminate such instruments when all the Parties thereto shall have become Parties to the Convention of 21 March 1950, in accordance with its article 28.
Participant
Signature
Definitive signature(s), Acceptance(A), Succession(d)
Afghanistan
  12 Nov 1947 s
Albania
  25 Jul 1949 A
Australia
  13 Nov 1947 s
Austria
   7 Jun 1950 s
Belgium
  12 Nov 1947 s
Brazil
17 Mar 1948
 6 Apr 1950 A
Canada
  24 Nov 1947 s
China 3
  12 Nov 1947 s
Côte d'Ivoire
   5 Nov 1962 s
Cuba
  16 Mar 1981 A
Czech Republic 4
  30 Dec 1993 d
Denmark
12 Nov 1947
21 Nov 1949 A
Egypt
  12 Nov 1947 s
Finland
   6 Jan 1949 A
Germany 5, 6
  29 May 1973 A
Greece
 9 Mar 1951
 5 Apr 1960 A
Hungary
   2 Feb 1950 s
India
  12 Nov 1947 s
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
16 Jul 1953
 
Ireland
  19 Jul 1961 A
Italy
   5 Jan 1949 A
Jamaica
  16 Mar 1965 A
Lebanon
  12 Nov 1947 s
Luxembourg
12 Nov 1947
14 Mar 1955 A
Malta
  27 Feb 1975 A
Mexico
  12 Nov 1947 s
Myanmar
  13 May 1949 s
Netherlands
12 Nov 1947
 7 Mar 1949 A
Nicaragua
12 Nov 1947
24 Apr 1950 A
Niger
   7 Dec 1964 A
Norway
12 Nov 1947
28 Nov 1947 A
Pakistan
  12 Nov 1947 s
Poland
  21 Dec 1950 A
Romania
   2 Nov 1950 s
Russian Federation
  18 Dec 1947 s
Serbia 7
  12 Mar 2001 d
Sierra Leone
  13 Aug 1962 s
Singapore
  26 Oct 1966 A
Slovakia 4
  28 May 1993 d
South Africa
  12 Nov 1947 s
Sweden
   9 Jun 1948 s
Syrian Arab Republic
  17 Nov 1947 s
Turkey
  12 Nov 1947 s
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon definitive signature or acceptance.)
Cuba
       The Government of the Republic of Cuba declares that article 10 of the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children, concluded at Geneva on 30 September 1921, and article 7 of the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women of Full Age, concluded at Geneva on 11 October 1933, as amended in the annex to the Protocol done at Lake Success, New York, on 12 November 1947, are discriminatory in that they deny States which are not Members of the United Nations and to which the Economic and Social Council does not officially communicate the Conventions as amended by the Protocol the right to accede to the Conventions as so amended, this being contrary to the principle of sovereign equality of States.

Malta
       "In accepting the above-mentioned Protocol, Malta considers itself bound only in so far as the Protocol applies to the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children concluded at Geneva on 30 September 1921 to which Malta is a party."

Pakistan
       "In accordance with paragraph 4 of the Schedule to the Indian Independence Order, 1947 , Pakistan considers herself a party to the International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children concluded at Geneva on 30 September 1921 by the fact that India became a party to the above-mentioned Convention before 15 August 1947."

End Note
1.The amendments set forth in the annex to the Protocol entered into force in respect of both Conventions on 24 April 1950, in accordance with paragraph 2 of article V of the Protocol.
2.Official Records of the General Assembly, Second Session, Resolutions  (A/519), p. 32.
3.See 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).
4.Czechoslovakia had signed the Protocol definitively on 12 November 1947.  See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.The German Democratic Republic had accepted the Protocol on 16 July 1974.  See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
6.The instrument of acceptance by the Federal Republic of Germany was accompanied by the following declaration:

". . . The said Protocol shall also apply to Berlin (West) with effect from the date on which it enters into force for the Federal Republic of Germany."

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

7.The former Yugoslavia had signed the Protocol definitively on 12 November 1947. 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.