|The following list was provided by the Government of France at the time of the transfer to the Secretary-General of the depositary functions in respect of the Agreement(1) States which ratified the Agreement
Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America(2) States which acceded to the Agreement
Siam(3) The Agreement was declared applicable to the following colonies, dominions and protectorates
British East Africa
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
Iceland and Danish West Indies
(Antigua, Dominica, Montserrat, St. Kitts-Nevis)
Netherlands East Indies, Surinam and Curaçao
South West Africa
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Union of South Africa
Western Pacific Islands
Windward Islands (Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent)
Zanzibar(4) States which by their accession to or their ratification of the Convention of 12 September 1923 for the Suppression of the Circulation of, and Traffic in, Obscene Publications, ipso facto accepted the Agreement of 4 May 1910 by virtue of article10 of the Convention of 12 September 1923
Yugoslavia (former)5Actions subsequent to the assumption of depositary functions by the Secretary-General of the United Nations
|Participant 2, 6
|Czech Republic 4
||30 Dec 1993 d
|| 1 Nov 1971 d
||16 Sep 2005 A
||28 May 1993 d
|| 1 Dec 1998 d
. British and Foreign State Papers , vol. 103, p. 251. This Agreement is listed under No. 22a in the League of Nations Treaty Series and in the United Nations Treaty Series (Annex C).
.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 (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 will also apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
.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).
.See note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
.See 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.
.In a communication received by the Secretary-General on 4 October 1974, the Government of the German Democratic Republic stated that the German Democratic Republic had declared the reapplication of the Convention as of 18 December 1958.
In this connection, the Secretary-General received on 2 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 30 September 1974, concerning the application, as from 18 December 1958, of the Agreement of 4 May 1910 for the Suppression of the Circulation of Obscene Publications, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany declares that in the relation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic the declaration of application 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 reapplication 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 Agreement for the Suppression of the Circulation of Obscene Publications, May 4th, 1910 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.