Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects

Opened for signature at New York: 10 April 1981 
 
Entry into force: 2 December 1983

Depositary: Secretary-General of the United Nations

Protocols and Amendments to the Treaty:

State Signature Deposit Deposit Type
Afghanistan 10 April 1981  
Albania 28 August 2002  
Accession
Antigua and Barbuda 23 August 2010  
Accession
Argentina 2 December 1981  
2 October 1995 *
Ratification
Australia 8 April 1982  
29 September 1983  
Ratification
Austria 10 April 1981  
14 March 1983 *
Ratification
Bangladesh 6 September 2000  
Accession
Belarus 10 April 1981  
23 June 1982  
Ratification
Belgium 10 April 1981  
7 February 1995 *
Ratification
Benin 27 March 1989  
Accession
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 21 September 2001  
Accession
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 September 1993 *
Succession
Brazil 3 October 1995  
Accession
Bulgaria 10 April 1981  
15 October 1982  
Ratification
Burkina Faso 26 November 2003  
Accession
Burundi 13 July 2012  
Accession
Cambodia 25 March 1997  
Accession
Cameroon 7 December 2006  
Accession
Canada 10 April 1981  
24 June 1994 *
Ratification
Cape Verde 16 September 1997  
Accession
Chile 15 October 2003  
Acceptance
China 14 September 1981 *
7 April 1982 *
Ratification
Colombia 6 March 2000  
Accession
Costa Rica 17 December 1998  
Accession
Croatia 2 December 1993 *
Succession
Cuba 10 April 1981  
2 March 1987  
Ratification
Cyprus 12 December 1988 *
Accession
Czech Republic 22 February 1993 *
Succession
Denmark 10 April 1981  
7 July 1982 *
Ratification
Djibouti 29 July 1996  
Accession
Dominican Republic 21 June 2010  
Accession
Ecuador 9 September 1981  
4 May 1982  
Ratification
Egypt 10 April 1981  
El Salvador 26 January 2000  
Accession
Estonia 20 April 2000  
Accession
Finland 10 April 1981  
8 April 1982 *
Ratification
France 10 April 1981 *
4 March 1988 *
Ratification
Gabon 1 October 2007  
Accession
Georgia 29 April 1996  
Accession
Germany 10 April 1981 *
25 November 1992 *
Ratification
Greece 10 April 1981  
28 January 1992 *
Ratification
Grenada 10 December 2014  
Accession
Guatemala 21 July 1983  
Accession
Guinea-Bissau 6 August 2008  
Accession
Holy See 22 July 1997 *
Accession
Honduras 30 October 2003  
Accession
Hungary 10 April 1981  
14 June 1982  
Ratification
Iceland 10 April 1981  
22 August 2008  
Ratification
India 15 May 1981  
1 March 1984  
Ratification
Iraq 24 September 2014  
Accession
Ireland 10 April 1981  
13 March 1995 *
Ratification
Israel 22 March 1995 *
Accession
Italy 10 April 1981 *
20 January 1995  
Ratification
Jamaica 25 September 2008  
Accession
Japan 22 September 1981  
9 June 1982  
Acceptance
Jordan 19 October 1995  
Accession
Kazakhstan 8 July 2009  
Accession
Kuwait 24 May 2013  
Accession
Lao People's Democratic Republic 3 January 1983 *
Accession
Latvia 4 January 1993  
Accession
Lesotho 6 September 2000  
Accession
Liberia 16 September 2005  
Accession
Liechtenstein 11 February 1982  
16 August 1989  
Ratification
Lithuania 3 June 1998  
Accession
Luxembourg 10 April 1981  
21 May 1996  
Ratification
Madagascar 14 March 2008  
Accession
Maldives 7 September 2000  
Accession
Mali 24 October 2001  
Accession
Malta 26 June 1995  
Accession
Mauritius 6 May 1996  
Accession
Mexico 10 April 1981  
11 February 1982  
Ratification
Monaco 12 August 1997  
Accession
Mongolia 10 April 1981  
8 June 1982  
Ratification
Montenegro 23 October 2006 *
Succession
Morocco 10 April 1981  
19 March 2002  
Ratification
Nauru 12 November 2001  
Accession
Netherlands 10 April 1981  
18 June 1987 *
Acceptance
New Zealand 10 April 1981  
18 October 1993  
Ratification
Nicaragua 20 May 1981  
5 December 2000  
Ratification
Niger 10 November 1992  
Accession
Nigeria 26 January 1982  
Norway 10 April 1981  
7 June 1983 *
Ratification
Pakistan 26 January 1982  
1 April 1985  
Ratification
Panama 26 March 1997  
Accession
Paraguay 22 September 2004  
Accession
Peru 3 July 1997  
Accession
Philippines 15 May 1981  
15 July 1996  
Ratification
Poland 10 April 1981  
2 June 1983 *
Ratification
Portugal 10 April 1981  
4 April 1997 *
Ratification
Qatar 16 November 2009  
Accession
Republic of Korea 9 May 2001  
Accession
Republic of Moldova 8 September 2000  
Accession
Romania 8 April 1982 *
26 July 1995  
Ratification
Russian Federation 10 April 1981  
10 June 1982  
Ratification
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 December 2010  
Accession
Saudi Arabia 7 December 2007  
Accession
Senegal 29 November 1999  
Accession
Serbia 12 March 2001 *
Succession
Seychelles 8 June 2000  
Accession
Sierra Leone 1 May 1981  
30 September 2004  
Ratification
Slovakia 28 May 1993 *
Succession
Slovenia 6 July 1992 *
Succession
South Africa 13 September 1995  
Accession
Spain 10 April 1981  
29 December 1993 *
Ratification
Sri Lanka 24 September 2004  
Accession
Sudan 10 April 1981  
Sweden 10 April 1981  
7 July 1982 *
Ratification
Switzerland 18 June 1981  
20 August 1982 *
Ratification
Tajikistan 12 October 1999  
Accession
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 30 December 1996 *
Succession
Togo 15 September 1981  
4 December 1995  
Acceptance
Tunisia 15 May 1987  
Accession
Turkey 26 March 1982  
2 March 2005 *
Ratification
Turkmenistan 19 March 2004  
Accession
Uganda 14 November 1995  
Accession
Ukraine 10 April 1981  
23 June 1982  
Ratification
United Arab Emirates 26 February 2009  
Accession
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 10 April 1981 *
13 February 1995 *
Ratification
United States of America 8 April 1982 *
24 March 1995 *
Ratification
Uruguay 6 October 1994  
Accession
Uzbekistan 29 September 1997  
Accession
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 19 April 2005  
Accession
Viet Nam 10 April 1981  
Zambia 25 September 2013  
Accession

* A note, statement, declaration, or reservation, is attached to the signature or depository action. Click on the action date to view the details.

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Number of Signatory States: 50
Number of States Parties: 119