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CHAPTER VIII
OBSCENE PUBLICATIONS
5 . Agreement for the Suppression of the Circulation of Obscene Publications, signed at Paris on 4 May 1910, amended by the Protocol signed at Lake Success, New York, 4 May 1949
New York, 4 May 1949
Entry into force
:
1 March 1950, the date on which the amendments to the Agreement, set forth in the annex to the Protocol of 4 May 1949, entered into force in accordance with the second paragraph of article 5 of the Protocol.
Registration :
1 March 1950, No. 728
Status :
Parties : 57
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 47, p. 159.
Participant 1
Acceptance(A), Definitive signature of the Protocol, Acceptance of the Protocol, Acceptance ipso facto by virtue of article 10 (1) of the Convention of 12 September 1923, as amended(A), Succession to the Agreement and the Protocol
Succession to the Agreement as amended by the Protocol(d), Accession to the Agreement as amended by the Protocol(a), Ratification of the Agreement as amended by the Protocol
Australia
 8 Dec 1949
 
Austria
 4 Aug 1950
 
Belarus
   8 Sep 1998 d
Belgium
13 Oct 1952
 
Cambodia
  30 Mar 1959 a
Canada
 4 May 1949
 
China 2, 3
 4 May 1949
 
Cuba
 2 Dec 1983
 
Cyprus
  16 May 1963 d
Czech Republic 4
  30 Dec 1993 d
Democratic Republic of the Congo
  31 May 1962 d
Denmark
 1 Mar 1950
 
Egypt
16 Sep 1949
 
Fiji
 1 Nov 1971
 
Finland
31 Oct 1949
 
France
 5 May 1949
 
Ghana
   7 Apr 1958 d
Haiti 5
  26 Aug 1953
Iceland
25 Oct 1950
 
India
28 Dec 1949
 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
30 Dec 1959
 
Iraq
14 Sep 1950
 
Ireland
28 Feb 1952
 
Italy
13 Nov 1952
 
Jamaica 5
  30 Jul 1964 a
Jordan 5
  11 May 1959 a
Lesotho
  28 Nov 1975 d
Liberia 5
16 Sep 2005 A
 
Luxembourg
14 Mar 1955
 
Madagascar
  10 Apr 1963 a
Malawi
  22 Jul 1965 a
Malaysia
  31 Aug 1957 d
Malta
  24 Mar 1967 d
Mauritius
  18 Jul 1969 d
Mexico
22 Jul 1952
 
Montenegro 6
  23 Oct 2006 d
Myanmar 5
  13 May 1949 a
Netherlands
26 Sep 1950
 
New Zealand
14 Oct 1950
 
Nigeria
  26 Jun 1961 d
Norway
 4 May 1949
 
Pakistan
 4 May 1951
 
Romania
 2 Nov 1950
 
Russian Federation
14 May 1949
 
Serbia 7
  12 Mar 2001 d
Sierra Leone
  13 Mar 1962 d
Slovakia 4
  28 May 1993 d
Solomon Islands
   3 Sep 1981 d
South Africa
 1 Sep 1950
 
Sri Lanka
14 Jul 1949
 
Switzerland
23 Sep 1949
 
Trinidad and Tobago
  11 Apr 1966 d
Turkey
13 Sep 1950
 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2
 4 May 1949
 
United Republic of Tanzania
  28 Nov 1962 a
United States of America
14 Aug 1950
 
Zambia
   1 Nov 1974 d
End Note
1.An instrument of acceptance of the Protocol was deposited on 2 December 1975 with the Secretary-General by the Government of the German Democratic Republic with a declaration. For the text of the declaration, see United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 987, p. 410. A "notification of reapplication" of the Agreement of 4 May 1910 on behalf of the German Democratic Republic had been deposited with the Secretary-General on 4 October 1974. See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume. See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
2.The Secretary-General, received on 6 and 10 June 1997 communications regarding the status of Hong Kong from China and the United Kingdom of Great Brtiain and Northern Ireland with regard to the Agreement (chapter VIII-6) and Protocol (chapter VIII-4)(see also note 2 under “China” and note 2 under “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume).  Upon resuming the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, China notified the Secretary-General that the Agreement and the Protocol will also apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

On 17 December 2002, the Government of China informed the Secretary-General of the following:

“On 1 July 2002, the Government of the HKSAR merged its Information Technology and Broadcasting Bureau and the Commerce and Industry Bureau into the Commerce Industry and Technology Bureau. Accordingly, the Commerce, Industry and Technology Bureau becomes the authority of the HKSAR charged with the duty provided for in Article 1 of the Agreement.”

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, by virtue of its acceptance on 21 June 1951 of the Protocol of 4 May 1949 amending the Agreement of 1910, was a participant in the Agreement on that same 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.
5.Ratification of or accession to the Convention of 12 September 1923 shall ipso facto, and without special notification, involve concomitant and full acceptance of the Agreement of 4 May 1910 [...]
6.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
7.The former Yugoslavia had accepted the Protocol on 29 April 1953. 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.