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updated 21 September 2012

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Country Article 22 Declaration Entry into Force
Algeria 12 Sep 1989 12 Oct 1989
Andorra 22 Nov 2006 22 Nov 2006
Argentina 24 Sep 1986 26 Jun 1987
Australia 28 Jan 1993 28 Jan 1993
Austria 29 Jul 1987 28 Aug 1987
Azerbaijan 4 Feb 2002 4 Feb 2002
Belgium 25 Jun 1999 25 Jul 1999
Bolivia 14 Feb 2006 14 Feb 2006
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 Jun 2003 4 Jun 2003
Brazil 26 Jun 2006 26 Jun 2006
Bulgaria 12 May 1993 12 May 1993
Burundi 10 Jun 2003 10 Jun 2003
Cameroon 12 Oct 2000 12 Oct 2000
Canada 13 Nov 1989 13 Nov 1989
Chile 15 Mar 2004 15 Mar 2004
Costa Rica 27 Feb 2002 27 Feb 2002
Croatia 12 Oct 19921 8 Oct 1991
Cyprus 8 Apr 1993 8 Apr 1993
Czech Republic 3 Sep 1996 3 Sep 1996
Denmark 27 May 1987 26 Jun 1987
Ecuador 6 Sep 1988 6 Sep 1988
Finland 30 Aug 1989 29 Sep 1989
France 23 Jun 1988 23 Jun 1988
Georgia 30 Jun 2005 30 Jun 2005
Germany 19 Oct 2001 19 Oct 2001
Ghana 7 Sep 2000 7 Oct 2000
Greece 6 Oct 1988 5 Nov 1988
Guatemala 25 Sep 2003 25 Sep 2003
Hungary 13 Sep 1989 13 Sep 1989
Iceland 23 Oct 1996 22 Nov 1996
Ireland 11 Apr 2002 11 May 2002
Italy 10 Oct 1989 10 Oct 1989
Kazakhstan 21 Feb 2008 21 Feb 2008
Liechtenstein 2 Nov 1990 2 Dec 1990
Luxembourg 29 Sep 1987 29 Oct 1987
Malta 13 Sep 1990 13 Oct 1990
Mexico 15 Mar 2002 15 Mar 2002
Monaco 6 Dec 1991 6 Jan 1992
Morocco 19 Oct 2006 19 Oct 2006
Netherlands 21 Dec 1988 20 Jan 1989
New Zealand 10 Dec 1989 9 Jan 1990
Norway 9 Jul 1986 26 Jun 1987
Paraguay 29 May 2002 29 May 2002
Peru 17 Oct 2002 17 Oct 2002
Poland 12 May 1993 12 May 1993
Portugal 9 Feb 1989 11 Mar 1989
Republic of Korea 9 Nov 2007 9 Nov 2007
Republic of Moldova 2 Sep 2011 2 Sep 2011
Republic of Montenegro3 23 Oct 20063 3 Jun 20063
Republic of Serbia2 1 Sep 19912 27 Apr 19922
Russian Federation 1 Oct 1991 1 Oct 1991
Senegal 16 Oct 1996 16 Oct 1996
Seychelles 6 Aug 2001 6 Aug 2001
Slovakia 17 Mar 1995 17 Mar 1995
Slovenia 16 Jul 1993 16 Jul 1993
South Africa 10 Dec 1998 9 Jan 1999
Spain 21 Oct 1987 20 Nov 1987
Sweden 8 Jan 1986 26 Jun 1987
Switzerland 2 Dec 1986 26 Jun 1987
Togo 18 Nov 1987 18 Dec 1987
Tunisia 23 Sep 1988 23 Oct 1988
Turkey 2 Aug 1988 2 Sep 1988
Ukraine 12 Sep 2003 12 Sep 2003
Uruguay 27 Jul 1988 27 Jul 1988
Venezuela 26 Apr 1994 26 Apr 1994

65 State parties

1 The former Yugoslavia had previously ratified CAT on 10 September 1991. Subsequent to dissolution, the Government of Croatia deposited with the Secretary-General a notification of succession dated 12 October 1992, which included accepting the Article 22 procedure to take effect from 8 October 1991, the date on which Croatia became an independent state.

2 Formerly Yugoslavia.  The former Yugoslavia had previously ratified CAT and made the declaration under Article 22 on 10 September 1991. On 12 March 2001, however, the Government of Yugoslavia notified the Secretary-General of its intent to succeed to the Convention, included acceptance of the Article 22 procedure, as from 27 April 1992.  Effective 3 June 2006, Serbia and Montenegro changed its name to Republic of Serbia.

3 The former Yugoslavia (subsequently Serbia and Montenegro, now known as the Republic of Serbia) had previously ratified CAT and made the declaration under Article 22 on 10 September 1991 (see footnote 2, above).  On 3 June 2006, the Republic of Montenegro became an independent state, and subsequently deposited on 23 October 2006 its notification of succession to the treaties to which Serbia and Montenegro was a party or a signatory, as from 3 June 2006.