Status of multilateral narcotics conventions

Abstract

A tabular statement concerning the multilateral narcotics treaties generally based on the table "Status of Multilateral Conventions of which the Secretary-General acts as Depositary", annexed to document ST/LEG/3, prepared by the Legal Office of the United Nations. The statement has been brought up to date on the basis of information received up to 15 November 1957.

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Pages: 55 to 57
Creation Date: 1957/01/01

Status of multilateral narcotics conventions

A tabular statement concerning the multilateral narcotics treaties generally based on the table "Status of Multilateral Conventions of which the Secretary-General acts as Depositary", annexed to document ST/LEG/3, prepared by the Legal Office of the United Nations. The statement has been brought up to date on the basis of information received up to 15 November 1957.

SYMBOLS

x = State having signed without cation, reservation as to acceptance or deposited instrument of ratifiaccession or acceptance

s = signature subject to ratification or acceptance

r = reservation

* = agreement in force

Country

*Protocol of 11 Dec 1946

*Inter-national Opium Conven-tion of 1912

*Inter-national Opium Conven-tion of 19 Feb 1925, as amended

*Inter-national Opium Conven-tion of 19 Feb 1925

*Conven-tion of 13 Jul 1931, as amended

*Conven-tion of 13 Jul 1931

*Conven-tion of 26 Jun 1936, as amended

*Conven-tion of 26 Jun 1936

*Protocol of 19 Nov 1948

Protocol of 23 Jun 1953

Member states of the United Nations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Afghanistan
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Albania
x
x
 
 
x
x
 
 
x
 
Argentina
x
x
x
x
x
x
 
 
s
 
Australia
x
x
x
x
x
x
 
 
x
x
Austria
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
 
x
 
Belgium
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
 
Bolivia
x
x
x
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s
 
Brazil
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
s
 
Bulgaria
 
x
 
x
 
x
 
 
 
 
Burma
 
x1
 
x1
 
x1
 
 
x
 
Byelorussian SSR.
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x
 
Cambodia
 
x2
x2
 
x2
 
x
 
 
x
Canada
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x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
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Ceylon
 
 
 
 
 
x3
 
 
x
 
Chile
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x
x
x
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x
 
 
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China
x
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x
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Colombia
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x
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s
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Costa Rica
s
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s
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Cuba
s
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Czechoslovakia
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x
x
x
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Denmark
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Dominican Republic
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x
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s
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Ecuador
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Egypt
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x
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x
x
x
x
x
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El Salvador
 
x
 
x
 
xr
 
 
s
 
Ethiopia
 
x
x
 
x
 
x
 
x
 
Finland
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x
x
x
x
x
 
 
x
 
France
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xr
x
xr
x
xr
x
x
x
x
Ghana4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greece
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x
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x
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x
x
x
x
s
Guatemala
s
x
 
 
 
x
 
x
s
x
Haiti
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x
x
x
x
x
 
 
Honduras
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x
x
x
x
x
 
 
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Hungary
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x
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x
x
x
 
 
x
 
Iceland
 
x5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
India
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Indonesia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
x
Iran
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x
x
 
 
 
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Iraq
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s6
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x
x
x
 
 
x
s
Ireland
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x
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Israel
 
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x
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Italy
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Japan
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Jordan (Hashemite Kingdom of the)
 
 
 
 
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?7
 
 
 
 
Laos
 
?8
?8
 
?8
 
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?8
 
Lebanon
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?9
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s
Liberia
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s
 
Libya
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luxembourg
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Malaya (Federation of)10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico
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Morocco
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nepal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netherlands
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s
New Zealand
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Nicaragua
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Norway
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Pakistan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Panama
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s
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Paraguay
s
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s
 
Peru
s
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s
 
Philippines
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Poland
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Portugal
 
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?r
 
 
 
 
Romania
 
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Saudi Arabia
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Spain
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Sudan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden
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Syria
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Thailand
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?r
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?r
 
 
 
 
Tunisia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turkey
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s
Ukrainian SSR
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Union of South Africa
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USSR
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United Kingdom
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United States of America
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Uruguay
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Venezuela
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s
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Yemen
 
 
 
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Yugoslavia
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s
Non-member states
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Germany (Federal Republic of)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
s
Korea (Republic of) s
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Liechtenstein
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s
s
Monaco
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San Marino
 
 
 
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s
 
Switzerland
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?r
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Vatican City (Holy See)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Viet Nam
 
 
 
 
 
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1

Upon the signature of each of these treaties it was stated by the representative of the United Kingdom that, if ratified, they would apply, among others, to British India. Burma was then a part of India, wherefrom it was separated on 1 April 1937. Ratifications or accessions recorded by the United Kingdom Government on behalf of India before 1 April 1937 were thence to be considered as binding upon Burma.

2

By joint notification received from the Governments of Cambodia and France on 3 October 1951, notice was given of the transfer of functions by the French Government to the Government of Cambodia and of the duties and obligations arising from the application of these conventions in the latter country.

3

The participation of Ceylon was established by virtue .of notice to that effect given by the Government of the United Kingdom on 18 May 1936, in accordance with article 26, second paragraph, of the Convention.

4

The position of Ghana in connexion with its participation in the narcotics control treaties is under study, in consultation with the Government of Ghana.

5

The signature of the Protocol of Signature of the Powers not represented at the 1912 Conference, as well as its ratification, were given by Denmark for Iceland; the signature of the Protocol respecting the putting into force of the Convention was given separately by Denmark and Iceland.

6

The United Kingdom signed this Convention for Iraq on 20 October 1924.

7

The participation of the Hashemite Kingdom of the Jordan was established by notice by the Government of the United Kingdom on 24 August 1938 as applicable to Transjordan.

8

By joint notification received from the Governments of France and Laos on 7 October 1950, notice was given of the transfer of functions by the French Government to the Government of Laos and of the duties and obligations arising from the application of these conventions and protocol in the latter country.

9

By a communication received on 24 May 1954, the Government of Lebanon notified the Secretary-General that it considered itself bound by the provisions of this convention.

10

The position of the Federation of Malaya in connexion with its participation in the narcotics control treaties will be the object of consultations with the government of that country.

11

On 7 November 1956 the Government of Morocco deposited with the Secretary-General a declaration stating that it considered itself bound by these treaties.

12

Accession of the Sudan to the 1925 and 1931 Convention took place on 20 February 1926 and 25 August 1932 respectively.

13

By a communication received on 20 January 1954, the Government of Syria notified the Secretary-General that it considered, itself bound by the provisions of this convention, as amended by the 1946 Protocol.

14

By communications of 15 July and 14 October 1936, the Government of Switzerland stated:

"Under the terms of the arrangements concluded between the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Swiss Government in 1929 and 1935, in application of the Customs Union Treaty concluded between these two countries on March 29th, 1923, the Swiss legislation on narcotic drugs, including all the measures taken by the Federal authorities to give effect to the different international Conventions on dangerous drugs, will be applicable to the territory of the Principality in the same way as to the territory of the Confederation, as long as the said Treaty remains in force. The Principality of Liechtenstein will accordingly participate, so long as the said Treaty remains in force, in the international Conventions which have been or may hereafter be concluded in the matter of narcotic drugs, it being neither necessary nor advisable for that country to accede to them separately."

15

By joint notification received from the Governments of France and Viet Nam on 11 August 1950, notice was given of the transfer of functions by the French Government to the Government of Viet Nam and of the duties and obligations arising from the application of these conventions and protocol in the latter country.