Additional Protocol to the 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 (Protocol IV, entitled Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons)

Protocol to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

Entered into force: 30 July 1998

Depositary: Secretary-General of the United Nations

State Deposit Deposit Type
Albania 28 August 2002  
Consent to be Bound
Algeria 6 May 2015  
Consent to be Bound
Antigua and Barbuda 23 August 2010  
Consent to be Bound
Argentina 21 October 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Australia 22 August 1997 *
Consent to be Bound
Austria 27 July 1998 *
Consent to be Bound
Bahrain 11 March 2016  
Consent to be Bound
Bangladesh 6 September 2000  
Consent to be Bound
Belarus 13 September 2000  
Consent to be Bound
Belgium 10 March 1999 *
Consent to be Bound
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 21 September 2001  
Consent to be Bound
Bosnia and Herzegovina 11 October 2001  
Consent to be Bound
Brazil 4 October 1999  
Consent to be Bound
Bulgaria 3 December 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Burkina Faso 26 November 2003  
Consent to be Bound
Cambodia 25 March 1997  
Consent to be Bound
Cameroon 7 December 2006  
Consent to be Bound
Canada 5 January 1998 *
Consent to be Bound
Cape Verde 16 September 1997  
Consent to be Bound
Chile 15 October 2003  
Consent to be Bound
China 4 November 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Colombia 6 March 2000  
Consent to be Bound
Costa Rica 17 December 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Croatia 25 April 2002  
Consent to be Bound
Cuba 14 November 2012  
Consent to be Bound
Cyprus 22 July 2003  
Consent to be Bound
Czech Republic 10 August 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Denmark 30 April 1997  
Consent to be Bound
Dominican Republic 21 June 2010  
Consent to be Bound
Ecuador 16 December 2003  
Consent to be Bound
El Salvador 26 January 2000  
Consent to be Bound
Estonia 20 April 2000  
Consent to be Bound
Finland 11 January 1996  
Consent to be Bound
France 30 June 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Gabon 22 September 2010  
Consent to be Bound
Georgia 14 July 2006  
Consent to be Bound
Germany 27 June 1997 *
Consent to be Bound
Greece 5 August 1997 *
Consent to be Bound
Grenada 10 December 2014  
Consent to be Bound
Guatemala 30 August 2002  
Consent to be Bound
Guinea-Bissau 6 August 2008  
Consent to be Bound
Holy See 22 July 1997  
Consent to be Bound
Honduras 30 October 2003  
Consent to be Bound
Hungary 30 January 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Iceland 22 August 2008  
Consent to be Bound
India 2 September 1999  
Consent to be Bound
Iraq 24 September 2014  
Consent to be Bound
Ireland 27 March 1997 *
Consent to be Bound
Israel 30 October 2000 *
Consent to be Bound
Italy 13 January 1999 *
Consent to be Bound
Jamaica 25 September 2008  
Consent to be Bound
Japan 10 June 1997  
Consent to be Bound
Kazakhstan 8 July 2009  
Consent to be Bound
Kuwait 24 May 2013  
Consent to be Bound
Latvia 11 March 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Lesotho 25 April 2016  
Consent to be Bound
Liberia 16 September 2005  
Consent to be Bound
Liechtenstein 19 November 1997 *
Consent to be Bound
Lithuania 3 June 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Luxembourg 5 August 1999  
Consent to be Bound
Madagascar 14 March 2008  
Consent to be Bound
Maldives 7 September 2000  
Consent to be Bound
Mali 24 October 2001  
Consent to be Bound
Malta 24 September 2004  
Consent to be Bound
Mauritius 24 December 2002  
Consent to be Bound
Mexico 10 March 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Mongolia 6 April 1999  
Consent to be Bound
Montenegro 23 October 2006 *
Succession
Morocco 19 March 2002  
Consent to be Bound
Nauru 12 November 2001  
Consent to be Bound
Netherlands 25 March 1999 *
Consent to be Bound
New Zealand 8 January 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Nicaragua 5 December 2000  
Consent to be Bound
Niger 18 September 2007  
Consent to be Bound
Norway 20 April 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Pakistan 5 December 2000  
Consent to be Bound
Panama 26 March 1997  
Consent to be Bound
Paraguay 3 December 2008  
Consent to be Bound
Peru 3 July 1997  
Consent to be Bound
Philippines 12 June 1997  
Consent to be Bound
Poland 23 September 2004 *
Consent to be Bound
Portugal 12 November 2001  
Consent to be Bound
Qatar 16 November 2009  
Consent to be Bound
Republic of Moldova 8 September 2000  
Consent to be Bound
Romania 25 August 2003  
Consent to be Bound
Russian Federation 9 September 1999  
Consent to be Bound
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 December 2010  
Consent to be Bound
Saudi Arabia 7 December 2007  
Consent to be Bound
Serbia 12 August 2003  
Consent to be Bound
Seychelles 8 June 2000  
Consent to be Bound
Sierra Leone 30 September 2004  
Consent to be Bound
Slovakia 30 November 1999  
Consent to be Bound
Slovenia 3 December 2002  
Consent to be Bound
South Africa 26 June 1998 *
Consent to be Bound
Spain 19 January 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Sri Lanka 24 September 2004  
Consent to be Bound
Sweden 15 January 1997 *
Consent to be Bound
Switzerland 24 March 1998 *
Consent to be Bound
Tajikistan 12 October 1999  
Consent to be Bound
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 19 March 2007  
Consent to be Bound
Tunisia 23 March 2006  
Consent to be Bound
Turkey 2 March 2005  
Consent to be Bound
Ukraine 28 May 2003  
Consent to be Bound
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 11 February 1999 *
Consent to be Bound
United States of America 21 January 2009 *
Consent to be Bound
Uruguay 18 September 1998  
Consent to be Bound
Uzbekistan 29 September 1997  
Consent to be Bound

* 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 States Parties: 107