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A/51/422


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27 September 1996

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                                                     A/51/422
     

General Assembly
Fifty-first session
Agenda item 110 (a)


                  HUMAN RIGHTS QUESTIONS:  IMPLEMENTATION OF
                           HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENTS

                Status of the Convention on the Prevention and
                      Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

                        Report of the Secretary-General


1.   The General Assembly, by its resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948,
adopted and opened for signature, ratification or accession the Convention on
the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.  The Convention
entered into force on 12 January 1951 in accordance with its article XIII.

2.   As at 31 August 1996, the Convention had been ratified or acceded to by
122 States.  In addition, three States had signed the Convention.  The list of
States that have signed, ratified, acceded or succeeded to the Convention, as
well as the dates of their signature, ratification, accession or succession,
is contained in the annex to the present report.


                                     ANNEX

        List of States that have signed, ratified, acceded or succeeded
        to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime
                       of Genocide as at 31 August 1996

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                                                    Date of receipt of
                                                     the instrument of
                                                    ratification, access
State                    Date of signature             or succession
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Afghanistan                                          22 March 1956 a/
Albania                                              12 May 1955 a/
Algeria                                              31 October 1963 a/
Antigua and Barbuda                                  25 October 1988 b/
Argentina                                             5 June 1956 a/
Armenia                                              23 June 1993 a/
Australia                 11 December 1948            8 July 1949
Austria                                              19 March 1958 a/
Azerbaijan                                           16 August 1996 a/
Bahamas                                               5 August 1975 b/
Bahrain                                              27 March 1990 a/
Barbados                                             14 January 1980 a/
Belarus                   16 December 1949           11 August 1954
Belgium                   12 December 1949            5 September 1951
Bolivia                   11 December 1948
Bosnia and Herzegovina                                1 September 1993 b/
Brazil                    11 December 1948           18 April 1952
Bulgaria                                             21 July 1950 a/
Burkina Faso                                         14 September 1965 a/
Cambodia                                             14 October 1950 a/
Canada                    28 November 1949            3 September 1952
Chile                     11 December 1948            3 June 1953
China                     20 July 1949               18 April 1983
Colombia                  12 August 1949             27 October 1959
Costa Rica                                           14 October 1950 a/
Co^te d'Ivoire                                       18 December 1995 a/
Croatia                                              12 October 1992 b/
Cuba                      28 December 1949            4 March 1953
Cyprus                                               29 March 1982 a/
Czech Republic                                       22 February 1993 b/
Democratic People's
 Republic of Korea                                   31 January 1989 a/
Denmark                   28 September 1949          15 June 1951
Dominican Republic        11 December 1948
Ecuador                   11 December 1948           21 December 1949
Egypt                     12 December 1948            8 February 1952
El Salvador               27 April 1949              28 September 1950
Estonia                                              21 October 1991
Ethiopia                  11 December 1948            1 July 1949
Fiji                                                 11 January 1973 b/
Finland                                              18 December 1959 a/
France                    11 December 1948           14 October 1950
Gabon                                                21 January 1983 a/
Gambia                                               29 December 1978 a/
Georgia                                              11 October 1993 a/
Germany                                              24 November 1954 a/
Ghana                                                24 December 1958 a/
Greece                    29 December 1949            8 December 1954
Guatemala                 22 June 1949               13 January 1950
Haiti                     11 December 1948           14 October 1950
Honduras                  22 April 1949               5 March 1952
Hungary                                               7 January 1952 a/
Iceland                   14 May 1949                29 August 1949
India                     29 November 1949           27 August 1959
Iran(Islamic Republic of)  8 December 1949           14 August 1956
Iraq                                                 20 January 1959 a/
Ireland                                              22 June 1976 a/
Israel                    17 August 1949              9 March 1950
Italy                                                 4 June 1952 a/
Jamaica                                              23 September 1968 a/
Jordan                                                3 April 1950 a/
Kuwait                                                7 March 1995 a/
Lao People's Democratic
 Republic                                             8 December 1950 a/
Latvia                                               14 April 1992 a/
Lebanon                   30 December 1949           17 December 1953
Lesotho                                              29 November 1974 a/
Liberia                   11 December 1948            9 June 1950
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya                               16 May 1989 a/
Liechtenstein                                        24 March 1994 a/
Lithuania                                             1 February 1996 a/
Luxembourg                                            7 October 1981 a/
Malaysia                                             20 December 1994 a/
Maldives                                             24 April 1984 a/
Mali                                                 16 July 1974 a/
Mexico                    14 December 1948           22 July 1952
Monaco                                               30 March 1950 a/
Mongolia                                              5 January 1967 a/
Morocco                                              24 January 1958 a/
Mozambique                                           18 April 1983 a/
Myanmar                   30 December 1949           14 March 1956
Namibia                                              28 November 1994 a/
Nepal                                                17 January 1969 a/
Netherlands                                          20 June 1966 a/
New Zealand               25 November 1949           28 December 1978
Nicaragua                                            29 January 1952 a/
Norway                    11 December 1948           22 July 1949
Pakistan                  11 December 1948           12 October 1957
Panama                    11 December 1948           11 January 1950
Papua New Guinea                                     27 January 1982 a/
Paraguay                  11 December 1948
Peru                      11 December 1948           24 February 1960
Philippines               11 December 1948            7 July 1950
Poland                                               14 November 1950 a/
Republic of Korea                                    14 October 1950 a/
Republic of Moldova                                  26 January 1993 a/
Romania                                               2 November 1950 a/
Russian Federation        16 December 1949            3 May 1954
Rwanda                                               16 April 1975 a/
Saint Vincent and the
 Grenadines                                           9 November 1981 a/
Saudi Arabia                                         13 July 1950 a/
Senegal                                               4 August 1983 a/
Seychelles                                            5 May 1992 a/
Singapore                                            18 August 1995 a/
Slovakia                                             28 May 1993 b/
Slovenia                                              6 July 1992 b/
Spain                                                13 September 1968 a/
Sri Lanka                                            12 October 1950 a/
Sweden                    30 December 1949           27 May 1952
Syrian Arab Republic                                 25 June 1955 a/
The former Yugoslav
 Republic of Macedonia                               18 January 1994 b/
Togo                                                 24 May 1984 a/
Tonga                                                16 February 1972 a/
Tunisia                                              29 November 1956 a/
Turkey                                               31 July 1950 a/
Uganda                                               14 November 1995 a/
Ukraine                   16 December 1949           15 November 1954
United Kingdom of
 Great Britain and
 Northern Ireland                                    30 January 1970 a/
United Republic of
 Tanzania                                             5 April 1984 a/
United States of America  11 December 1948           25 November 1988
Uruguay                   11 December 1948           11 July 1967
Venezuela                                            12 July 1960 a/
Viet Nam                                              9 June 1981 a/
Yemen                                                 6 April 1989 a/
Yugoslavia                11 December 1948           29 August 1950
Zaire                                                31 May 1962 b/
Zimbabwe                                             13 May 1991 a/
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     a/  Accession.

     b/  Succession.

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