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Some treaties or conventions in force confer jurisdiction on the Court. It has become a general international practice to include international agreements - both bilateral and multilateral - provisions, known as jurisdictional clauses, providing that disputes of a given class shall or may be submitted to one or more methods for the pacific settlement of disputes. Numerous clauses of this kind provide for recourse to conciliation, mediation or arbitration too; others provide for recourse to the Court, either immediately or after the failure of other means of pacific settlement.

Accordingly, the States signatory to such agreements may, if a dispute of the kind envisaged in the jurisdictional clause of the treaty arises between them, either institute proceedings against the other party or parties by filing a unilateral application, or conclude a special agreement with such party or parties providing for the issues to be referred to the Court. The wording of such jurisdictional clauses varies from one treaty to another.

Below is a chronological list of treaties and other instruments notified to the Registry following registration, classification or recording at the Secretariat of the United Nations which contain clauses relating to the jurisdiction of the Court in contentious proceedings. Such clauses generally provide that disputes concerning the application or interpretation of the instrument may be referred to the Court for decision. For each instrument, the table mentions the date and place of signature, the title of the instrument, the relevant clause and the contracting parties, and also, as far as available, the number under which it has been registered or filed and recorded by the Secretariat and the volume in the United Nations Treaty Series in which it has been or will be published.

Where instruments prior to 1946 are mentioned they are instruments relating to the jurisdiction of the Permanent Court of International Justice which have been filed and recorded by the Secretariat of the United Nations and appear in the Treaty Series of the United Nations.

The fact that a treaty is or is not included in this section is without prejudice to its possible application by the Court in a particular case.

Year

Date

Place

Title and Clause

Contracting Parties

 
1933 12 May Ottawa Convention concerning the rights of nationals and commercial and shipping matters (Art. 20) Canada/France
 
1939 17 December Bogota Treaty of non-aggression, conciliation and judicial settlement (Art. XXIV) Colombia/Venezuela
 
1940 30 March Caracas Treaty for the pacific settlement of disputes Brazil/Venezuela
 
1944 7 December Chicago International air services transit agreement (Art. II, Sec. 2) Multilateral
7 December Chicago International air transport agreement (Art. IV, Sec. 3) Multilateral
 
1946 17 April Luxembourg Convention concerning the Luxembourg railways (Art. 12) Luxembourg/Belgium/France
4 November Nanking Treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation (Art. XXVIII) China[1] /United States
11 December Lake Success International convention relating to dangerous drugs, signed at Geneva, 19 Feb. 1925, as amended (Art. 32) Multilateral
11 December Lake Success International convention for limiting the manufacture and regulating the distribution of narcotic drugs, signed at Geneva on 13 July 1931, as amended (Art. 25) Multilateral
11 December Lake Success International convention for the suppression of illicit traffic in dangerous drugs, signed at Geneva on 26 June 1936, as amended (Art. 17) Multilateral
 
1947 18 April Manila Treaty of amity (Art. 2) China1/Philippines
9 July Rome Treaty of friendship and general Relations (Art. V) Italy/Philippines
17 October London Treaty regarding recognition of Burmese independence (Art. 14) United Kingdom/Burma
12 November[2] Lake Success Convention (concluded at Geneva on 12 Sep. 1923) for the suppression of the circulation of and traffic in obscene publications as amended (Art. 15) Multilateral
12 November[2] Lake Success Convention (concluded at Geneva on 11 Oct. 1933) for the suppression of traffic in women of full age, as amended (Art. 4) Multilateral
 
1948 24 January Paris Agreement concerning monetary and financial relations (Art. 23) France/Lebanon
2 February Rome Treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation (Art. XXVI) United States/Italy
30 April Bogota American treaty on pacific settlement Multilateral
21 May New Delhi Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) India/Sweden
23 June Karachi Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) Pakistan/India
28 June Rome Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/Italy
28 June Paris Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/France
29 June Copenhagen Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/Denmark
2 July Vienna Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/Austria
2 July The Hague Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/Netherlands
2 July Athens Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/Greece
2 July Brussels Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/Belgium
3 July Oslo Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/Norway
3 July Reykjavik Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/Iceland
3 July Nanking Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/China[1]
3 July Luxembourg Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/Luxembourg
3 July Stockholm Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/Sweden
4 July Ankara Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/Turkey
6 July London Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/United Kingdom
28 September Lisbon Economic co-operation agreement (Art. X) United States/Portugal
6 October Beirut Treaty concerning consular arrangements, navigation, civil and commercial rights and establishment (Art. 33) Greece/Lebanon
15/29 Nov Washington

cf. 23 Nov. 1961

 
9 December Paris (opened for signature) Convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide (Art. IX) Multilateral
 
1949 3 January Karachi Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) Pakistan/Ceylon
28 April Lake Success (opened for accession) Revised general act for the pacific settlement of international disputes Multilateral
14 June Washington Treaty of friendship (Art. II) Thailand/Philippines
4 July Berne Convention concerning the construction and use of the Bâle-Mulhouse airport at Blotzheim (Art. 20) France/Switzerland
15 July Lake Success (opened for accession) Agreement for facilitating the international circulation of visual and auditory materials of an education, scientific and cultural character (Art. IX) Multilateral
30 August Ottawa Agreement relating to air services (Art. 9) Canada/Belgium
10 September Guatemala City Treaty of Peace, friendship and co-operation (Art. 7) Guatemala/Italy
19 September Geneva Convention of road traffic (Art. 33) Multilateral
20 September Beirut Air transport agreement (Art. IX) Netherlands/Lebanon
20 October New Delhi Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) India/Philippines
31 October Tehran Agreement relating to air services (Art. 12) Netherlands/Iran
 
1950 12 January Canberra Agreement relating to air services (Art. XII) Australia/Ceylon
21 January Dublin Treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation (Art. XXIII) United States/Ireland
27 January Mexico City Commercial agreement (Art. VII) Netherlands/Mexico
18 February Tehran Treaty of friendship (Art. IV) Iran/Pakistan
21 March Lake Success (opened for signature) Convention for suppression of traffic in persons and of exploitation of prostitution of others (Art. 22) Multilateral
24 March Rome Treaty of friendship, conciliation and judicial settlement (Arts. 18-24) Turkey/Italy
6 August Cairo Agreement relating to air transport services (Art. XVI) Egypt/France
16 August Wellington Agreement relating to air services (Art. X) New Zealand/Canada
28 August Manila Treaty of friendship, consular services and establishment (Art. II) Greece/Philippines
16 September Brussels Commercial agreement (Art. 7) Belgo-Luxembourg Economic Union/ Mexico
15 December London Trade agreement (Art. 8) United Kingdom/Norway
 
1951 2 February Paris Treaty of cession of the territory of the Free Town of Chandernagore (Art. XI) India/France
22 February Oslo Consular convention (Art. 34) United Kingdom/Norway
8 May London Agreement for air services (Art. 10) Belgium/United Kingdom
24 May Dew Delhi Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) India/Netherlands
18 June Tehran Agreement relating to air services (Art. 12) Denmark/Iran
28 July Geneva (opened for signature) Convention relating to the status of refugees (Art. 38) Multilateral
3 August Athens Treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation (Art. XXVI) Greece/United States
23 August Washington Treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation (Art. XXIV) Israel/United States
7 September Addis Ababa Treaty of amity and economic relations (Art. XVII) United States/Ethiopia
8 September San Francisco Treaty of peace with Japan (Art. 22) Multilateral
25 September Canberra Agreement relating to air services (Art. VIII) Netherlands/Australia
1 October Copenhagen Treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation (Art. XXIV) United States/Denmark
31 December Paris Consular convention (Art. 49) France/United Kingdom
 
1952 14 March Stockholm Consular convention (Art. 34) Sweden/United Kingdom
9 May Tel Aviv Agreement for economic assistance (Art. VIII) United States/Israel
14 June Cairo Agreement relating to air services (Art. XIV) Australia/Egypt
11 July Manila Treaty of friendship (Art. II) India/Philippines
17 July Karachi Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) Pakistan/Netherlands
29 August Cairo Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) Ethiopia/Pakistan
6 September Geneva Universal copyright convention (Art. XV) Multilateral
 
1953 9 January   Treaty of permanent friendship (Art. VI) Costa Rica/Spain
31 March New York (opened for signature) Convention on the political rights of women (Art. XI) Multilateral
31 March New York (opened for signature) Convention on the international right of correction (Art. V) Multilateral
2 April Tokyo Treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation (Art. XXIV) United States/Japan
17 April Athens Consular convention (Art. 35) Greece/United Kingdom
27 April Bangkok Agreement relating to air services (Art. 35) Thailand/Philippines
23 June New York (opened for signature) Protocol for limiting and regulating cultivation of poppy plant, production of, international and wholesale trade in, and use of opium (Art. 15) Multilateral
1 July Paris (opened for signature) Convention for the establishment of a European Organization for Nuclear Research (Art. XI) Multilateral
14 September Colombo Agreement relating to air services (Art. 11) Netherlands/Ceylon
24 September Helsinki Agreement concerning a supplement to the convention of 30 January 1926 for the pacific settlement of disputes Finland/Denmark
26 September Madrid Economic aids agreement (Art. IX) Spain/United States
19 October Venice Constitution of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (Art. 30) Multilateral
7 December [3] New York Slavery convention signed at Geneva on 25 Sep. 1926, as amended (Art. 8) Multilateral
24 December Beirut A Agreement for air services (Art. 10) Belgium/Lebanon
 
1954 16 February Paris Convention on conditions of residence and navigation (Art. 13) Sweden/France
3 March Bangkok Treaty of friendship (Art. VI) Thailand/Indonesia
20 March Mexico City Consular convention (Art. 36) United Kingdom/Mexico
17 April Beirut Agreement relating to air services (Art. XIII) Yugoslavia/Lebanon
12 May London (opened for signature) International convention for the prevention of pollution of the sea by oil (Art. XIII) Multilateral
1 June Rome Consular convention (Art. 37) United Kingdom/Italy
28 September New York Convention relating to the status of stateless persons (Art. 34) Multilateral
13 October Paris (opened for signature) International convention on the standardization of methods of analysing and appreciating wines (Art. 6) Multilateral
23 October [4] Paris Treaty for collaboration in economic, social and cultural matters and for collective self-defence signed at Brussels on 17 March 1948, as amended (Art. X) Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Fed. Rep. of Germany, Italy
29 October Washington Treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation (Art. XXVII) United States/ Fed. Rep. of Germany
5 November Rangoon Treaty of peace (Art. IX) Burma/Japan
24 November Rio de Janeiro Agreement concerning conciliation and judicial settlement (Arts. 16-22) Italy/Brazil
1 December[5] Paris Agreement concerning the International Institute of Refrigeration, replacing the convention of 21 June 1920 (Art. XXXIII) Multilateral
14 December Quito Air transport agreement (Art. VIII) Multilateral
 
1955 31 January Manila Agreement for air services (Art. 11) Philippines/United Kingdom
5 March Paris Consular convention (Art. 44) Sweden/France
10 August Tripoli Treaty of friendship and good neighbourliness (Art. 8) France/Libya
15 August Tehran Treaty of amity, economic relations and consular rights (Art. XXI) United States/Iran
17 September Lugano Convention concerning the regulation of Lake Lugano (Art. XI) Italy/Switzerland
20 October Berne Additional protocol to the convention concerning the constitution of "Eurofima" (Art. 14) Multilateral
21 October Beirut Air transport agreement (Art. 11) Denmark/Lebanon
13 December Paris European convention on establishment (Art. 31) Multilateral
 
1956 27 March The Hague Treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation (Art. XXV) Netherlands/United States
30 April Paris Agreement on commercial rights of no-scheduled air services in Europe (Art. 4) Multilateral
19 May Geneva (opened for signature) Convention on the contract for the international carriage of goods by road (Art. 47) Multilateral
20 June New York (opened for signature) Convention on the recovery abroad of maintenance (Art. 16) Multilateral
30 July Bonn Consular convention (Art. 41) United Kingdom/Fed. Rep. of Germany
30 August Manila Treaty of friendship (Art. 2) Philippines/Switzerland
7 September Geneva Supplementary convention on the abolition of slavery, the slave trade, and institutions and practices similar to slavery (Art. 10) Multilateral
28 November Seoul Treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation (Art. XXIV) United States/Rep. of Korea
11 December Athens Convention on judicial settlement Greece/Sweden
 
1957 20 February New York (opened for signature) Convention on the nationality of married women (Art. 10) Multilateral
28 February Tokyo Treaty of commerce and navigation (Art. XVIII, para. 2) Norway/Japan
24 April Cairo Declaration on the Suez Canal and the arrangements for its operation (para. 9) Egypt[6]
29 April Strasbourg (opened for signature) European convention on the peaceful settlement of disputes Multilateral
23 June Kabul Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) Pakistan/Afghanistan
23 November The Hague Agreement relating to refugee seamen (Art. 14) Multilateral
1958 20 January Djakarta Treaty of peace (Art. 6) Japan/Indonesia
3 February The Hague Treaty instituting the Benelux Economic Union (Art. 50) Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands
5 March Stockholm Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) Norway/Pakistan
6 March Stockholm Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) Sweden/Pakistan
10 April Copenhagen Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) Denmark/Pakistan
14 April Tehran Agreement concerning air transport (Art. 13) Belgium/Iran
29 April Geneva (opened for signature) Optional protocol of signature concerning the compulsory settlement of disputes [7] Multilateral
7 June Karachi Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) Pakistan/Portugal
4 July Karachi Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) Austria/Afghanistan
21 July Vienna Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) Austria/Afghanistan
28 November Monrovia Agreement for the establishment and operation of air services (Art. 9) Liberia/Netherlands
 
1959 30 January Tegucigalpa Agreement on commerce (Art. XII) Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands/Honduras
16 July Rome Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) India/Italy
12 November Washington Treaty of friendship and commerce (Art. XXIII) United States/Pakistan
19 November Rome Convention placing the International Poplar Commission within the framework of FAO (Art. XV) Multilateral
25 November Paris Convention of establishment (Art. XVI) United States/France
25 November Bonn Treaty for the promotion and protection of investments (Art. 11) Pakistan/Fed. Rep. of Germany
1 December Washington Antarctic treaty (Art. XI) Multilateral
9 December Monrovia Agreement relating to air services (Art. VIII) Sweden/Liberia
 
1960 13 February[2] Beirut Agreement for air transport of 24 Jan. 1949 as amended (Art. 9) Italy/Lebanon
9 March Conakry Air transport agreement (Art. 9) Netherlands/Guinea
15 March Geneva Convention relating to the unification of certain rules concerning collisions in inland navigation (Art. 14) Multilateral
24 March Berne Agreement concerning air services (Art. 9) Belgium/Switzerland
8 April The Hague Treaty concerning arrangements for co-operation in the Ems estuary (Art. 46) Netherlands/Fed. Rep. of Germany
8 April The Hague Agreement to accept the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in disputes concerning the interpretation or application of the revised convention on Rhine navigation, 1868 Netherlands/Fed. Rep. of Germany
24 June Vienna Consular convention (Art. 45) United Kingdom/Austria
19 October Amman Agreement relating to air services (Art. 9) Belgium/Jordan
9 December Tokyo Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation (Art. VIII, para. 2) Japan/Philippines
14 December Paris Convention against discrimination in education (Art. 8) Multilateral
14 December [8] New Delhi Agreement of 11 July 1949 relating to air services as amended (Art. X) India/Australia
18 December Tokyo Treaty of friendship and commerce (Art. XIII) Pakistan/Japan
 
1961 21 February Brussels Treaty of friendship, establishment and navigation (Art. 19) Belgium/United States
8 March Brussels Consular convention (Art. 43) Belgium/United Kingdom
11 March Reykjavik Exchange of notes constituting an agreement settling the fisheries dispute (para. 4) Iceland/United Kingdom
30 March New York Single convention on narcotic drugs (Art. 48) Multilateral
3 April Saigon Treaty of amity and economic relations (Art. XIV) United States/Republic of Viet Nam
18 April Vienna Optional protocol to the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations concerning the compulsory settlement of disputes Multilateral
30 May Madrid Consular convention (Art. 53) United Kingdom/Spain
17 June Conakry Air transport agreement (Art. 9) Sweden/Guinea
19 July Reykjavik Exchange of notes constituting an agreement concerning the fishery zone round Iceland (para. 5) Iceland/Fed. Rep. of Germany
27 July Beirut Agreement for the establishment and operation of air services (Art. XII) Lebanon/Liberia
24 August Amman Agreement relating to air services (Art. 9) Netherlands/Jordan
30 August New York Convention on the reduction of statelessness (Art. 14) Multilateral
31 August Monrovia Agreement relating to air services (Art. XII) Switzerland/Liberia
26 October Rome International convention for the protection of performers, producers of phonograms and broadcasting organizations (Art. 30) Multilateral

23 November [9]

Rome Constitution of the International Rice Commission, adopted at Washington 15/29 Nov. 1948 as amended (Art. XI) Multilateral
23 November [9] Rome Agreement for the establishment of Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council, adopted at Washington 15/29 Nov. 1948 as amended (Art. III) Multilateral
 
1962 23 February Luxembourg Treaty of friendship, establishment and navigation (Art. XVII) United States/Luxembourg
19 March Evian cf. 1962, 3 July  
21 June Paris Air transport agreement (Art. 9) Norway/Guinea
27 June Copenhagen Consular convention (Art. 36) United Kingdom/Denmark
29 June Bonn Agreement relating to air services (Art. VIII) Norway/Liberia
3 July [10] Paris and Rocher-Noir Exchange of letters and declarations adopted on 19 March 1962 at the close of the Evian talks, constituting an agreement (declaration of principles relating to the settlement of disputes) France/Algeria
14 November London Treaty of commerce, establishment and navigation (Art. 31) United Kingdom/Japan
10 December New York (opened for signature) Convention on consent to marriage, minimum age for marriage and registration of marriages (Art. 8) Multilateral
 
1963 8 January Seoul Consular convention (Art. 16) United States/Republic of Korea
24 April Vienna Optional protocol to the Vienna convention on consular relations concerning the compulsory settlement of disputes Multilateral
13 August Asuncion Agreement on trade and navigation (Art. XVI) Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands/Paraguay
14 September Tokyo Convention on offences and certain other acts committed on board aircraft (Art. 24) Multilateral
26 October Niamey Act regarding navigation and economic co-operation between the States of the Niger Basin (Art. 7) Multilateral
31 October Paris (opened for signature) Protocol on privileges and immunities of the European Space Research Organization (Art. 29) Multilateral
3 December Rome Agreement for the establishment of a General Fisheries Council for the Mediterranean, drawn up at Rome on 24 Sep. 1949 as amended (Art. XIII) Multilateral
3 December Rome Agreement for the establishment of a Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Eastern Region of Its Distribution Area in South-West Asia (Art. XVII) Multilateral
 
1964 4 February Karachi Agreement relating to scheduled air services (Art. XII, para. B, ii) Pakistan/Lebanon
4 May Tokyo Consular convention (Art. 39) United Kingdom/Japan
19 September Beirut Agreement relating to air services (Art. XI) India/Lebanon
 
1965 25 January Geneva Convention on the registration of inland navigation vessels (Art. 20) Multilateral
18 March Washington (opened for signature) Convention on the settlement of investment disputes between States and nationals of other States (Art. 64) Multilateral
21 April Belgrade Consular convention (Art. 45) United Kingdom/Yugoslavia
2 July Rome Agreement for establishment of a commission for controlling the desert locust in the Near East (Art. XVI) Multilateral
7 July London Treaty for conciliation, judicial settlement and arbitration (Art. 14) United Kingdom/Switzerland
 
1966 8 February Lomé Treaty of amity and economic relations (Art. XIV) United States/Togo
15 February Geneva Convention on the measurement of inland navigation vessels (Art. 14) Multilateral
7 March New York (opened for signature) International convention of the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination (Art. 22) Multilateral
 
1967 31 January New York Protocol relating to the status of refugees (Art. IV) Multilateral
14 February Mexico City Treaty for the prohibition of nuclear weapons in Latin America (Art. 24) Multilateral
14 March Manila Trade agreement (Art. IX) Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands/Philippines
24 May Kabul Agreement relating to air services (Art. IX) Denmark/Afghanistan
1 June London Convention on conduct of fishing operations in the North Atlantic (Art. 13) Multilateral
10 July Paris International agreement on the procedure for the establishment of tariffs for scheduled air services (Art. 4) Multilateral
14 July Stockholm Convention for the protection of industrial property signed at Paris on 20 March 1883 as revised (Art. 28) Multilateral
 
1968 23 February Brussels Protocol amending the international convention for the unification of certain rules of law relating to bills of lading, signed at Brussels on 25 August 1925 (Art. 8) Multilateral
8 November Vienna Convention on road traffic (Art. 52) Multilateral
8 November Vienna Convention on road signs and signals (Art. 44) Multilateral
 
1969 13 February Geneva Agreement establishing the European Molecular Biology Conference (Art. VIII) Multilateral
23 May Vienna Convention on the law of treaties (Art. 66) Multilateral
25 July Boston International health regulations (Art. 106) Multilateral
2 September Washington Consular convention (Art. 46) Belgium/United States
8 September Mexico City Convention on the privileges and immunities of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America (Art. 7) Multilateral
30 December Belgrade Consular convention (Art. 46) Belgium/Yugoslavia
 
1970 23 April Brussels International convention on travel contracts (Art. 32, para. 2) International convention on travel contracts (Art. 32, para. 2)
19 June Washington Treaty on patent co-operation (Art. 59) Multilateral
1 December Rome Agreement for the establishment of a commission for controlling the desert locust in North-West Africa (Art. XVI) Multilateral
16 December The Hague Convention on the suppression of the unlawful seizure of aircraft (Art. 12, para. 1) Multilateral
 
1971 21 February Vienna Convention on psychotropic substances (Art. 31) Multilateral
14 July Brussels Treaty of commerce (Art. 11) Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands/USSR
17 July Accra Agreement for the provision of a special loan to the Government of the Republic of Ghana to facilitate the payment of medium term commercial debts (Art. VII) United Kingdom/Ghana
24 July Paris Universal copyright convention, signed at Geneva on 6 September 1952, as revised (Art. XV) Multilateral
24 July Paris Convention for the Protection of Literacy and Artistic Works signed at Berne on 9 September 1886, as revised (Art. 33) Multilateral
23 September Montreal Convention for the suppression of unlawful acts against the safety of civil aviation (Art. 14) Multilateral
6 October Paris Convention on the establishment of the International Institute for the Management of Technology (Art. 7) Multilateral
 
1972 28 April Ankara Consular convention (Art. 58) Belgium/Turkey
16 May Basle European convention on State immunity (Art. 34) Multilateral
 
1973 10 May Geneva Agreement establishing the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Art. XII) Multilateral
12 June The Hague Protocol relating to refugee seamen (Art. II) Multilateral
22 June Rome Agreement for the establishment of a Regional Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia, the Far East and the South-West Pacific (Art. XX) Multilateral
5 October Munich Convention on the grant of European patents (Art. 173) Multilateral
19 November Montevideo Treaty of the La Plata River and its maritime limits (Art. 87) Uruguay/Argentina
30 November New York International convention on the suppression and punishment of the crime of apartheid (Art. XII) Multilateral
14 December New York Convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes against internationally protected persons, including diplomatic agents (Art. 13) Multilateral
 
1974 19 February Madrid Agreement on the delimitation of the continental shelf (Art. 3, para. 2) Italy/Spain
22 March Helsinki Convention on the protection of the marine environment of the Baltic Sea area (Art. 18, para. 2) Multilateral
16 May Khartoum Agreement relating to the joint exploitation of the natural resources of the sea-bed and subsoil of the Red Sea in the common zone (Art. XVI) Sudan/Saudi Arabia
 
1975 26 February Salto Treaty concerning the status of the river Uruguay (Art. 60) Uruguay/Argentina
8 August New York Single convention on narcotic drugs, 1961, as amended (Art. 48) Multilateral
 
1977 24 May Athens Agreement on the delimitation of the respective continental shelves of the two States (Art. IV) Greece/Italy
 
1978 5 July Geneva Protocol to the convention on the contract for the international carriage of goods by road (CMR) (Art. 8) Multilateral
 
1979 30 March Geneva International agreement on olive oil (Art. 14, para. 2) Multilateral
8 April Vienna Constitution of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (Art. 22, para. 1(b)) Multilateral
10 May Manila Treaty of amity, commerce and navigation (Art. XV, para. 2) Japan/Philippines
17 December New York International convention against the taking of hostages (Art. 16, para. 1) Multilateral
18 December New York Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (Art. 29) Multilateral
 
1980 20 May Canberra Convention on the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources Multilateral
30 October Lima General peace treaty (Arts. 31-36 and 39) El Salvador/Honduras
 
1981 23 January Cotonou Agreement concerning technical co-operation (Art. XI) Switzerland/Benin
 
1984 10 December New York Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (Art. 30, para. 1) Multilateral
 
1985 22 March Vienna Vienna convention for the protection of the ozone layer (Art. 11) Multilateral
10 December New York International convention against apartheid in sports (Art. 19) Multilateral
 
1986 21 March Vienna Vienna convention on the law of treaties between States and international organizations or between international organizations (Art. 66, para. 2) Multilateral
 
1988 10 March Rome Convention for the suppression of unlawful acts against the safety of maritime navigation (Art. 18, para. 1) Multilateral
20 December Vienna United Nations convention against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (Art. 32) Multilateral
 
  19 October Berne Treaty of extradition (Art.17, para 2) Philippines/Switzerland
1989 4 December New York International convention against the recruitment, use, financing and training of mercenaries (Art. 17, para. 1) Multilateral
 
1991 25 February Espoo Convention on environmental impact assessment in a trans boundary context (Art. 15, para. 2) Multilateral
1 March Montreal Convention on the marking of plastic explosives for the purpose of detection (Art. XI, para. 1) Multilateral
25 November Berne Treaty of mutual assistance in criminal matters (Art.21, para.3) Australia/Switzerland
 
1992 17 March Helsinki Convention on the protection and use of trans boundary watercourses and international lakes (Art. 22, para. 1) Multilateral
9 May New York United Nations framework convention on climate change (Art.14, para.2) Multilateral
5 June Rio de Janeiro Convention on biological diversity (Art. 27, para. 3) Multilateral
 
1993 13 January Paris Convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction (Art. XIV, para. 2) Multilateral
10 May Camberra Convention for the conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (Art.16, para. 2) Multilateral
14 October Dakar Agreement of Managment and Co-operation (Art.9) Senegal/Guinea-Bissau
 
1994  14 June  Oslo Protocol to the 1979 Convention on long-range trans boundary air pollution on further reduction of sulphur emissions (Art. 9)  Multilateral
 
1995 13 September New York Interim Accord (Art. 21, para. 2) Greece/ The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
 
1996 10-sept New York Comprehensive nuclear test ban Treaty (art. 6, paras. 2 and 3) Multilateral
28-oct New York Agreement on the establishment of the International Vaccine Institute (art. 7, paras. 2 and 3) Multilateral
 
1997 15-déc New York International convention for the suppression of terrorist bombings (art. 20, par. 1) Multilateral
 
1998 18-juin Tampere Convention on the provision of telecommunication resources for disaster mitigation and relief operations (Art. 11, para.3 (b) ) Multilateral
24-juin Aarhus Protocol to the 1979 convention on long-range transboundary air pollution on persistent organic pollutants (Art. 12, para. 2 (a) ) Multilateral
24-juin Aarhus Protocol to the 1979 convention on long-range transboundary air pollution on heavy metals (Art. 11 para. 2 (a) ) Multilateral
25-juin Aarhus Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters (Art. 16, para. 2 (a) ) Multilateral
17 juillet Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Art. 199, para. 2) Multilateral
10-sept Rotterdam Convention on the prior informed consent procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade (Art. 20, para. 2 (b) ) Multilatéral
 
1999 17-juin London Protocol on water and health to the 1992 convention on the protection and use of transboundary watercourses and international lakes (Art. 20, para. 2 (b) ) Multilateral
30-nov Göteborg Protocol to the 1979 Convention on long-range tranboundary air pollution to abate acidification, eutrophication and ground-level ozone (Art. 11, paras. 2 et 4) Multilateral
09-déc New York International convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism (Art. 24, para. 1) Multilateral
 
2000 12-déc Palermo Protocol against the smuggling of migrants by land, sea and air, supplementing the United Nations convention against transnational organized crime (Art. 20, para. 2) Multilateral
12-déc Palermo Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children, supplementing the United Nations convention against transnational organized crime (Art. 15, para. 2) Multilateral
12-déc Palermo United Nations convention against transnational organized crime (Art. 35, para. 2) Multilateral
 
2001 22-mai Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (Art. 16, para. 2) Multilateral
31-mai New York Protocol against the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition, supplementing the United Nations convention against transnational organized crime (Art. 16, para. 2) Multilateral
 
2002 09-sept The Hague Agreement on the privileges and immunities of the International Criminal Court (Art. 32, par. 3) Multilateral
 
2003 21-mai Kiev Protocol on civil liability and compensation for damage caused by the transboundary effects of industrial accidents on transboundary waters to the 1992 convention on the protection and use of transboundary watercourses and international lakes and to the 1992 convention on the transboundary effects of industrial accidents (Art. 26) Multilateral
21-mai Kiev Protocol on pollutant release and transfer registers to the convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters (Art. 23) Multilateral
31-oct Merida United Nations convention against corruption (Art. 66, par. 2) Multilateral

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