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

 

Adopted in Geneva: 10 October 1980
 
Opened for signature in 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  
9 August 2017  
Ratification
Austria 10 April 1981  
14 March 1983 *
Ratification
Belarus 10 April 1981  
23 June 1982  
Ratification
Belgium 10 April 1981  
7 February 1995 *
Ratification
Bulgaria 10 April 1981  
15 October 1982  
Ratification
Canada 10 April 1981  
24 June 1994 *
Ratification
Cuba 10 April 1981  
2 March 1987  
Ratification
Denmark 10 April 1981  
7 July 1982 *
Ratification
Egypt 10 April 1981  
Finland 10 April 1981  
8 April 1982 *
Ratification
France 10 April 1981 *
4 March 1988 *
Ratification
Germany 10 April 1981 *
25 November 1992 *
Ratification
Greece 10 April 1981  
28 January 1992 *
Ratification
Hungary 10 April 1981  
14 June 1982  
Ratification
Iceland 10 April 1981  
22 August 2008  
Ratification
Ireland 10 April 1981  
13 March 1995 *
Ratification
Italy 10 April 1981 *
20 January 1995  
Ratification
Luxembourg 10 April 1981  
21 May 1996  
Ratification
Mexico 10 April 1981  
11 February 1982  
Ratification
Mongolia 10 April 1981  
8 June 1982  
Ratification
Morocco 10 April 1981  
19 March 2002  
Ratification
Netherlands 10 April 1981  
18 June 1987 *
Acceptance
New Zealand 10 April 1981  
18 October 1993  
Ratification
Norway 10 April 1981  
7 June 1983 *
Ratification
Poland 10 April 1981  
2 June 1983 *
Ratification
Portugal 10 April 1981  
4 April 1997 *
Ratification
Russian Federation 10 April 1981  
10 June 1982  
Ratification
Spain 10 April 1981  
29 December 1993 *
Ratification
Sudan 10 April 1981  
Sweden 10 April 1981  
7 July 1982 *
Ratification
Ukraine 10 April 1981  
23 June 1982  
Ratification
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 10 April 1981 *
13 February 1995 *
Ratification
Viet Nam 10 April 1981  
Sierra Leone 1 May 1981  
30 September 2004  
Ratification
India 15 May 1981  
1 March 1984  
Ratification
Philippines 15 May 1981  
15 July 1996  
Ratification
Nicaragua 20 May 1981  
5 December 2000  
Ratification
Switzerland 18 June 1981  
20 August 1982 *
Ratification
Ecuador 9 September 1981  
4 May 1982  
Ratification
China 14 September 1981 *
7 April 1982 *
Ratification
Togo 15 September 1981  
4 December 1995  
Acceptance
Japan 22 September 1981  
9 June 1982  
Acceptance
Argentina 2 December 1981  
2 October 1995 *
Ratification
Nigeria 26 January 1982  
Pakistan 26 January 1982  
1 April 1985  
Ratification
Liechtenstein 11 February 1982  
16 August 1989  
Ratification
Turkey 26 March 1982  
2 March 2005 *
Ratification
Australia 8 April 1982  
29 September 1983  
Ratification
Romania 8 April 1982 *
26 July 1995  
Ratification
United States of America 8 April 1982 *
24 March 1995 *
Ratification
Albania 28 August 2002  
Accession
Algeria 6 May 2015  
Accession
Antigua and Barbuda 23 August 2010  
Accession
Bahrain 11 March 2016  
Accession
Bangladesh 6 September 2000  
Accession
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
Burkina Faso 26 November 2003  
Accession
Burundi 13 July 2012  
Accession
Cambodia 25 March 1997  
Accession
Cameroon 7 December 2006  
Accession
Cape Verde 16 September 1997  
Accession
Chile 15 October 2003  
Acceptance
Colombia 6 March 2000  
Accession
Costa Rica 17 December 1998  
Accession
Côte d'Ivoire 25 May 2016  
Acceptance
Croatia 2 December 1993 *
Succession
Cyprus 12 December 1988 *
Accession
Czech Republic 22 February 1993 *
Succession
Djibouti 29 July 1996  
Accession
Dominican Republic 21 June 2010  
Accession
El Salvador 26 January 2000  
Accession
Estonia 20 April 2000  
Accession
Gabon 1 October 2007  
Accession
Georgia 29 April 1996  
Accession
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
Iraq 24 September 2014  
Accession
Israel 22 March 1995 *
Accession
Jamaica 25 September 2008  
Accession
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
Lebanon 5 April 2017  
Accession
Lesotho 6 September 2000  
Accession
Liberia 16 September 2005  
Accession
Lithuania 3 June 1998  
Accession
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
Monaco 12 August 1997  
Accession
Montenegro 23 October 2006 *
Succession
Nauru 12 November 2001  
Accession
Niger 10 November 1992  
Accession
Panama 26 March 1997  
Accession
Paraguay 22 September 2004  
Accession
Peru 3 July 1997  
Accession
Qatar 16 November 2009  
Accession
Republic of Korea 9 May 2001  
Accession
Republic of Moldova 8 September 2000  
Accession
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
Slovakia 28 May 1993 *
Succession
Slovenia 6 July 1992 *
Succession
South Africa 13 September 1995  
Accession
Sri Lanka 24 September 2004  
Accession
State of Palestine 5 January 2015  
Accession
Tajikistan 12 October 1999  
Accession
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 30 December 1996 *
Succession
Tunisia 15 May 1987  
Accession
Turkmenistan 19 March 2004  
Accession
Uganda 14 November 1995  
Accession
United Arab Emirates 26 February 2009  
Accession
Uruguay 6 October 1994  
Accession
Uzbekistan 29 September 1997  
Accession
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 19 April 2005  
Accession
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: 125