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The Convention on Cluster Munitions was concluded by the Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions at Dublin on 30 May 2008.

Pursuant to its Article 15, the Convention was open for signature at Oslo, Norway, by all States on 3 December 2008 and thereafter at the United Nations Headquarters in New York until its entry into force on 1 August 2010.

The Convention is subject to ratification, acceptance or approval by the Signatories, as well as to accession by any State which has not signed it. This means that the State shall formally declare its consent to be bound by the Convention in accordance with its constitutional arrangements for adherence to an international agreement. These constitutional arrangements generally require domestic action by the national parliament. Once the domestic requirements have been completed, the State concerned shall deposit the instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, in his capacity as the Convention’s depositary, thus indicating adherence to the Convention (Article 16).

Pursuant to its article 17, the Convention entered into force on 1 August 2010 on the first day of the sixth month after the month in which the thirtieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession was deposited.

States
Signature
Approval, Acceptance, Accession, Ratification
Total:
108
87
Afghanistan
03.12.2008
08.09.2011
Albania
03.12.2008
16.06.2009
Andorra
09.04.2013
Angola
03.12.2008
Antigua and Barbuda
16.07.2010
23.08.2010
Australia
03.12.2008
08.10.2012
Austria
03.12.2008
02.04.2009
Belgium
03.12.2008
22.12.2009
Belize
02.09.2014
Benin
03.12.2008
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
03.12.2008
30.04.2013
Bosnia and Herzegovina
03.12.2008
07.09.2010
Botswana
03.12.2008
27.06.2011
Bulgaria
03.12.2008
06.04.2011
Burkina Faso
03.12.2008
16.02.2010
Burundi
03.12.2008
25.09.2009
Cameroon
15.12.2009
12.07.2012
Canada
03.12.2008
Cape Verde
03.12.2008
19.10.2010
Central African Republic
03.12.2008
Chad
03.12.2008
26.03.2013
Chile
03.12.2008
16.12.2010
Colombia
03.12.2008
Comoros
03.12.2008
28.07.2010
Congo
03.12.2008
02.09.2014
Cook Islands
03.12.2008
23.08.2011
Costa Rica
03.12.2008
28.04.2011
Côte d'Ivoire
04.12.2008
12.03.2012
Croatia
03.12.2008
17.08.2009
Cyprus
23.09.2009
Czech Republic
03.12.2008
22.09.2011
Democratic Republic of the Congo
18.03.2009
Denmark
03.12.2008
12.02.2010
Dominican republic
10.11.2009
20.12.2011
Djibouti
30.07.2010
Ecuador
03.12.2008
11.05.2010
El Salvador
03.12.2008
10.01.2011
Fiji
03.12.2008
28.05.2010
France
03.12.2008
25.09.2009
Gambia
03.12.2008
Germany
03.12.2008
08.07.2009
Ghana
03.12.2008
03.02.2011
Grenada
29.06.2011
Guatemala
03.12.2008
03.11.2010
Guinea
03.12.2008
21.10.2014
Guinea-Bissau
04.12.2008
29.11.2010
Haiti
28.10.2009
Holy See
03.12.2008
03.12.2008
Honduras
03.12.2008
21.03.2012
Hungary
03.12.2008
03.07.2012
Iceland
03.12.2008
Indonesia
03.12.2008
Iraq
12.11.2009
14.05.2013
Ireland
03.12.2008
03.12.2008
Italy
03.12.2008
21.09.2011
Japan
03.12.2008
14.07.2009
Jamaica
12.06.2009
Kenya
03.12.2008
Lao People's Democratic Republic
03.12.2008
18.03.2009
Lebanon
03.12.2008
05.11.2010
Lesotho
03.12.2008
28.05.2010
Liberia
03.12.2008
Liechtenstein
03.12.2008
04.03.2013
Lithuania
03.12.2008
24.03.2011
Luxembourg
03.12.2008
10.07.2009
Madagascar
03.12.2008
Malawi
03.12.2008
07.10.2009
Mali
03.12.2008
30.06.2010
Malta
03.12.2008
24.09.2009
Mauritania
19.04.2010
01.02.2012
Mexico
03.12.2008
06.05.2009
Monaco
03.12.2008
21.09.2010
Montenegro
03.12.2008
25.01.2010
Mozambique
03.12.2008
14.03.2011
Namibia
03.12.2008
Nauru
03.12.2008
04.02.2013
Netherlands
03.12.2008
23.02.2011
New Zealand
03.12.2008
22.12.2009
Nicaragua
03.12.2008
02.11.2009
Niger
03.12.2008
02.06.2009
Nigeria
12.06.2009
Norway
03.12.2008
03.12.2008
Palau
03.12.2008
Panama
03.12.2008
29.11.2010
Paraguay
03.12.2008
Peru
03.12.2008
26.09.2012
Philippines
03.12.2008
Portugal
03.12.2008
09.03.2011
Republic of Moldova
03.12.2008
16.02.2010
Rwanda
03.12.2008
Saint-Kitts-and-Nevis
13.09.2013
Saint-Vicent and Grenadines
23.09.2009
03.11.2010
Samoa
03.12.2008
28.04.2010
San Marino
03.12.2008
10.07.2009
Sao Tome and Principe
03.12.2008
Seychelles
13.04.2010
20.05.2010
Senegal
03.12.2008
03.08.2011
Sierra Leone
03.12.2008
03.12.2008
Slovenia
03.12.2008
19.08.2009
Somalia
03.12.2008
South Africa
03.12.2008
Spain
03.12.2008
17.06.2009
Sweden
03.12.2008
23.04.2012
Swaziland
13.09.2011
Switzerland
03.12.2008
17.07.2012
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
03.12.2008
08.10.2009
Togo
03.12.2008
22.06.2012
Trinidad and Tobago
21.09.2011
Tunisia
12.01.2009
28.09.2010
Uganda
03.12.2008
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
03.12.2008
04.05.2010
United Republic of Tanzania
03.12.2008
Uruguay
03.12.2008
24.09.2009
Zambia
03.12.2008
12.08.2009
Last updated: 28 October 2014
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