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CHAPTER VII
TRAFFIC IN PERSONS
2 . International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children, concluded at Geneva on 30 September 1921, as amended by the Protocol signed at Lake Success, New York, on 12 November 1947
Lake Success, 12 November 1947
Entry into force
:
24 April 1950, the date on which the amendments set forth in the annex to the Protocol of 12 November 1947 entered into force, in accordance with paragraph 2 of article V of the Protocol.
Registration :
24 April 1950, No. 771
Status :
Parties : 46
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 53, p. 39.
Note :
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
Definitive signature of the Protocol, Acceptance of the Protocol, Succession to the Protocol
Accession to the Convention as amended by the Protocol(a), Succession to the Convention as amended by the Protocol(d)
Afghanistan
12 Nov 1947
 
Albania
25 Jul 1949
 
Algeria
  31 Oct 1963 a
Australia
13 Nov 1947
 
Austria
 7 Jun 1950
 
Belgium
12 Nov 1947
 
Brazil
 6 Apr 1950
 
Canada
24 Nov 1947
 
China 1
12 Nov 1947
 
Cuba
16 Mar 1981
 
Czech Republic 2
30 Dec 1993
 
Denmark
21 Nov 1949
 
Egypt
12 Nov 1947
 
Finland
 6 Jan 1949
 
Germany 3
29 May 1973
 
Greece
 5 Apr 1960
 
Hungary
 2 Feb 1950
 
India
12 Nov 1947
 
Ireland
19 Jul 1961
 
Italy
 5 Jan 1949
 
Jamaica
16 Mar 1965
 
Lebanon
12 Nov 1947
 
Libya
  17 Feb 1959 a
Luxembourg
14 Mar 1955
 
Madagascar
  18 Feb 1963 a
Malawi
  25 Feb 1966 a
Malta
27 Feb 1975
 
Mexico
12 Nov 1947
 
Montenegro 4
  23 Oct 2006 d
Myanmar
13 May 1949
 
Netherlands
 7 Mar 1949
 
Nicaragua
24 Apr 1950
 
Norway
28 Nov 1947
 
Pakistan
12 Nov 1947
 
Philippines
  30 Sep 1954 a
Poland
21 Dec 1950
 
Romania
 2 Nov 1950
 
Russian Federation
18 Dec 1947
 
Serbia 5
  12 Mar 2001 d
Sierra Leone
13 Aug 1962
 
Singapore
26 Oct 1966
 
Slovakia 2
28 May 1993
 
South Africa
12 Nov 1947
 
Sweden
 9 Jun 1948
 
Syrian Arab Republic
17 Nov 1947
 
Turkey
12 Nov 1947
 
Declarations and Reservations
[See the text of the declarations and reservations in respect of the unamended Convention (chapter VII.5)
and the amending Protocol of 12 November 1947 (chapter VII.1).]
End Note
1.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).
2.The Protocol of 12 November 1947 amending the Agreement, having been signed definitively on 12 November 1947 by the Government of Czechoslovakia, the latter applied the Convention as amended as from that date. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
3.A notification of reapplication of the Convention of 30 September 1921 was received on 21 February 1974 from the Government of the German Democratic Republic.  An instrument of acceptance of the Protocol of 12 November 1947 amending the Agreement having been deposited with the Secretary-General on 16 July 1974 on behalf of the German Democratic Republic, the latter applied the Convention as amended since 16 July 1974.  See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
5.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.