List of parties to the Genocide Convention

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Participation in the Genocide Convention
  Signed and ratified
  Acceded or succeeded
  Only signed

The list of parties to the Genocide Convention encompasses the states who have signed and ratified or acceded to the international agreement to prevent and punish actions of genocide in war and in peacetime.

On 11 December 1948, the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was opened for signature. Ethiopia became the first state to deposit the treaty on 1 July 1949. The treaty came into force and closed for signature on 12 January 1951. Since then, states that did not sign the treaty can now only accede to it. The instrument of ratification, accession, or succession is deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations

As of November 2015, 147 states have ratified or acceded to the treaty, most recently Tajikistan on 3 November 2015. One state, the Dominican Republic, has signed but not ratified the treaty.

Ratified or acceded states[edit]

State Signed Deposited Method
 Afghanistan Mar 22, 1956 Accession
 Albania May 12, 1955 Accession
 Algeria Oct 31, 1963 Accession
 Andorra Sep 22, 2006 Accession
 Antigua and Barbuda Oct 25, 1988 Succession from  United Kingdom
 Argentina Jun 5, 1956 Accession
 Armenia Jun 23, 1993 Accession
 Australia Dec 11, 1948 Jul 8, 1949 Ratification
 Austria Mar 19, 1958 Accession
 Azerbaijan Aug 16, 1996 Accession
 Bahamas Aug 5, 1975 Succession from  United Kingdom
 Bahrain Mar 27, 1990 Accession
 Bangladesh Oct 5, 1998 Accession
 Barbados Jan 14, 1980 Accession
 Belarus Dec 16, 1949 Aug 11, 1954 Ratification as  Byelorussian SSR
 Belgium Dec 12, 1949 Sep 5, 1951 Ratification
 Belize Mar 10, 1998 Accession
 Bolivia Dec 11, 1948 Jun 14, 2005 Ratification
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Dec 29, 1992 Succession from  Yugoslavia
Signed 11 December 1948
Ratified 29 August 1950
 Brazil Dec 11, 1948 Apr 15, 1952 Ratification
 Bulgaria Jul 21, 1950 Accession
 Burkina Faso Sep 14, 1965 Accession
 Burma Dec 30, 1949 Mar 14, 1956 Ratification
 Burundi Jan 6, 1997 Accession
 Cambodia Oct 14, 1950 Accession
 Canada Nov 28, 1949 Sep 3, 1952 Ratification
 Cape Verde Oct 10, 2011 Accession
 Chile Dec 11, 1948 Jun 3, 1953 Ratification
 China Jul 20, 1949 Apr 18, 1983 Ratification
Signed as  Republic of China
 Colombia Aug 12, 1949 Oct 27, 1959 Ratification
 Comoros Sep 27, 2004 Accession
 Costa Rica Oct 14, 1950 Accession
 Ivory Coast Dec 18, 1995 Accession
 Croatia Oct 12, 1992 Succession from  Yugoslavia
Signed 11 December 1948
Ratified 29 August 1950
 Cuba Dec 28, 1949 Mar 4, 1953 Ratification
 Cyprus Mar 29, 1982 Accession
 Czech Republic Feb 22, 1993 Succession from  Czechoslovakia
Signed 28 December 1949
Ratified 21 December 1950
 Democratic Republic of the Congo May 31, 1962 Succession as Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville)
from  Belgium
 Denmark Sep 28, 1949 Jun 15, 1951 Ratification
 Ecuador Dec 11, 1948 Dec 21, 1949 Ratification
 Egypt Dec 12, 1948 Feb 8, 1952 Ratification
 El Salvador Apr 27, 1949 Sep 28, 1950 Ratification
 Estonia Oct 21, 1991 Accession
 Ethiopia Dec 11, 1948 Jul 1, 1949 Ratification
 Fiji Jan 11, 1973 Succession from  United Kingdom
 Finland Dec 18, 1959 Accession
 France Dec 11, 1948 Oct 14, 1950 Ratification
 Gabon Jan 21, 1983 Accession
 Gambia Dec 29, 1978 Accession
 Georgia Oct 11, 1993 Accession
 Germany Nov 24, 1954 Accession as  West Germany
Also  East Germany
Acceded 27 March 1973
 Ghana Dec 24, 1958 Accession
 Greece Dec 29, 1949 Dec 8, 1954 Ratification
 Guatemala Jun 22, 1949 Jan 13, 1950 Ratification
 Guinea Sep 7, 2000 Accession
 Guinea-Bissau Sep 24, 2013 Accession
 Haiti Dec 11, 1948 Oct 14, 1950 Ratification
 Honduras Apr 22, 1949 Mar 5, 1952 Ratification
 Hungary Jan 7, 1952 Accession
 Iceland May 14, 1949 Aug 29, 1949 Ratification
 India Nov 29, 1949 Aug 27, 1959 Ratification
 Iran Dec 8, 1949 Aug 14, 1956 Ratification
 Iraq Jan 20, 1959 Accession
 Ireland Jun 22, 1976 Accession
 Israel Aug 17, 1949 Mar 9, 1950 Ratification
 Italy Jun 4, 1952 Accession
 Jamaica Sep 23, 1968 Accession
 Jordan Apr 3, 1950 Accession
 Kazakhstan Aug 26, 1998 Accession
 Kuwait Mar 7, 1995 Accession
 Kyrgyzstan Sep 5, 1997 Accession
 Laos Dec 8, 1950 Accession
 Latvia Apr 14, 1992 Accession
 Lebanon Dec 30, 1949 Dec 17, 1953 Ratification
 Lesotho Nov 29, 1974 Accession
 Liberia Dec 11, 1948 Jun 9, 1950 Ratification
 Libya May 16, 1989 Accession
 Liechtenstein Mar 24, 1994 Accession
 Lithuania Feb 1, 1996 Accession
 Luxembourg Oct 7, 1981 Accession
 Malaysia Dec 20, 1994 Accession
 Maldives Apr 24, 1984 Accession
 Mali Jul 16, 1974 Accession
 Malta Jun 6, 2014 Accession
 Mexico Dec 14, 1948 Jul 22, 1952 Ratification
 Moldova Jan 26, 1993 Accession
 Monaco Mar 30, 1950 Accession
 Mongolia Jan 5, 1967 Accession
 Montenegro Jul 19, 2006 Oct 23, 2006 Succession from  Serbia and Montenegro
 Morocco Jan 24, 1958 Accession
 Mozambique Apr 18, 1983 Accession
 Namibia Nov 28, 1994 Accession
   Nepal Jan 17, 1969 Accession
 Netherlands Jun 20, 1966 Accession
 New Zealand Nov 25, 1949 Dec 28, 1978 Ratification
 Nicaragua Jan 29, 1952 Accession
 Nigeria Jul 27, 2009 Accession
 North Korea Jan 31, 1989 Accession
 Norway Dec 11, 1948 Jul 22, 1949 Ratification
 Pakistan Dec 11, 1948 Oct 12, 1957 Ratification
 Palestine Apr 2, 2014 Accession
 Panama Dec 11, 1948 Jan 11, 1950 Ratification
 Papua New Guinea Jan 27, 1982 Accession
 Paraguay Dec 11, 1948 Oct 3, 2001 Ratification
 Peru Dec 11, 1948 Feb 24, 1960 Ratification
 Philippines Dec 11, 1948 Jul 7, 1950 Ratification
 Poland Nov 14, 1950 Accession
 Portugal Feb 9, 1999 Accession
 Macedonia Jan 18, 1994 Succession from  Yugoslavia
Signed 11 December 1948
Ratified 29 August 1950
 Romania Nov 2, 1950 Accession
 Russia Dec 16, 1949 May 3, 1954 Ratification as  Soviet Union
 Rwanda Apr 16, 1975 Accession
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Nov 9, 1981 Accession
 San Marino Nov 8, 2013 Accession
 Saudi Arabia Jul 13, 1950 Accession
 Senegal Aug 4, 1983 Accession
 Serbia Mar 12, 2001 Accession as  Serbia and Montenegro
 Seychelles May 5, 1992 Accession
 Singapore Aug 18, 1995 Accession
 Slovakia May 28, 1993 Succession from  Czechoslovakia
Signed 28 December 1949
Ratified 21 December 1950
 Slovenia Jul 6, 1992 Succession from  Yugoslavia
Signed 11 December 1948
Ratified 29 August 1950
 South Africa Dec 10, 1998 Accession
 South Korea Oct 14, 1950 Accession
 Spain Sep 13, 1968 Accession
 Sri Lanka Oct 12, 1950 Accession
 Sudan Oct 13, 2003 Accession
 Sweden Dec 30, 1949 May 27, 1952 Ratification
  Switzerland Sep 7, 2000 Accession
 Syria Jun 25, 1955 Accession
 Tajikistan Nov 3, 2015 Accession
 Tanzania Apr 5, 1984 Accession
 Togo May 24, 1984 Accession
 Tonga Feb 16, 1972 Accession
 Trinidad and Tobago Dec 13, 2002 Accession
 Tunisia Nov 29, 1956 Accession
 Turkey Jul 31, 1950 Accession
 Uganda Nov 14, 1995 Accession
 Ukraine Dec 16, 1949 Nov 15, 1954 Ratification as  Ukrainian SSR
 United Arab Emirates Nov 11, 2005 Accession
 United Kingdom Jan 30, 1970 Accession
 United States Dec 11, 1948 Nov 25, 1988 Ratification
 Uruguay Dec 11, 1948 Jul 11, 1967 Ratification
 Uzbekistan Sep 9, 1999 Accession
 Venezuela Jul 12, 1960 Accession
 Vietnam Jun 9, 1981 Accession
 Yemen Feb 9, 1987 Accession as  South Yemen
Also  North Yemen
Acceded 6 April 1989
 Zimbabwe May 13, 1991 Accession

Unrecognized state, ratified treaty[1][edit]

State Signed Deposited Method
 Republic of China Jul 20, 1949 Jul 19, 1951 Ratification

State that has signed but not ratified[edit]

State Signed
 Dominican Republic Dec 11, 1948

References[edit]

  1. ^ On the date that Taiwan ratified the treaty, it was recognized by the United States and other nations as the sole legitimate government of China, and it was a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, holding a veto power