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» Charter of the Organization of American States (a-41)

 
Signatories and Ratifications
ADOPTED AT: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
DATE: 04/30/48
CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: NINTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AMERICAN STATES
ENTRY INTO FORCE: 12/13/51, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 145 OF THE CHARTER
DEPOSITORY: GENERAL SECRETARIAT, OAS (ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT AND RATIFICATIONS)
TEXT: OAS, TREATY SERIES, NOS. 1-C AND 61
UN REGISTRATION: 01/16/52 No. 1609 Vol. 119
OBSERVATIONS:
GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE TREATY: A-41
COUNTRY SIGNATURE RATIFICATION/ACCESSION DEPOSIT INFORMATION*
Antigua & Barbuda 12/03/81 12/03/81 12/03/81 RA -
Argentina 04/30/48 01/19/56 04/10/56 RA -
Bahamas 03/03/82 03/01/82 03/03/82 RA -
Barbados 10/09/67 11/14/67 11/15/67 RA -
Belize 01/08/91 01/08/91 01/08/91 RA -
Bolivia 04/30/48 09/25/50 10/18/50 RA Yes
Brazil 04/30/48 02/11/50 03/13/50 RA -
Canada 11/13/89 12/20/89 01/08/90 RA -
Chile 04/30/48 05/05/53 06/05/53 RA -
Colombia 04/30/48 12/07/51 12/13/51 RA -
Costa Rica 04/30/48 10/30/48 11/16/48 RA -
Cuba 04/30/48 07/08/52 07/16/52 RA -
Dominica 05/22/79 05/22/79 05/22/79 RA -
Dominican Republic 04/30/48 04/11/49 04/22/49 RA -
Ecuador 04/30/48 12/21/50 12/28/50 RA -
El Salvador 04/30/48 08/15/50 09/11/50 RA -
Grenada 05/13/75 05/13/75 05/13/75 RA -
Guatemala 04/30/48 03/18/51 04/06/55 RA Yes
Guyana 01/08/91 01/08/91 01/08/91 RA -
Haiti 04/30/48 08/21/50 03/28/51 RA -
Honduras 04/30/48 01/13/50 02/07/50 RA -
Jamaica 06/27/69 08/07/69 08/20/69 RA -
Mexico 04/30/48 11/23/48 11/23/48 RA -
Nicaragua 04/30/48 06/21/50 07/26/50 RA -
Panama 04/30/48 03/16/51 03/22/51 RA -
Paraguay 04/30/48 03/30/50 05/30/50 RA -
Peru 04/30/48 05/15/52 02/12/54 RA Yes
St. Kitts & Nevis 03/12/84 03/12/84 03/12/84 RA -
St. Lucia 05/22/79 05/22/79 05/22/79 RA -
St. Vincent & Grenadines 12/03/81 12/03/81 12/03/81 RA -
Suriname 02/22/77 06/01/77 06/08/77 RA -
Trinidad & Tobago 03/13/67 03/14/67 03/17/67 RA -
United States 04/30/48 06/15/51 06/19/51 RA Yes
Uruguay 04/30/48 08/17/55 09/01/55  RA -
Venezuela 04/30/48 12/21/51 12/29/51 RA -
REF = REFERENCE                                      INST = TYPE OF INSTRUMENT
       D = DECLARATION                                      RA = RATIFICATION
       R = RESERVATION                                      AC = ACCEPTANCE
INFORMA  = INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE TREATY               AD = ACCESSION
 
*DECLARATIONS/RESERVATIONS/DENUNCIATIONS/WITHDRAWS
TREATY REFERENCES: A-41
 

1. Bolivia:

(Declaration made at the time of ratification)                                                                              
   THE HONORABLE NATIONAL CONGRESS                                                                              
   Resolves:                                                                              
   That the Executive Power, at the time of depositing in the Pan American Union the ratification of the Charter of the Organization of American States, signed in Bogotá on April 30, 1948, should make the following declaration:                                                                              
   The Government of Bolivia maintains, in agreement with the context of the Bogotá Charter, that "the respect for and the faithful observance of treaties" which is upheld in Articles 5 and 14 as a standard of international relations, does not exclude the revision of those articles by the peaceful procedures which are referred to in Articles 21, 22, and 23 of that Charter, when they affect the fundamental rights of States.

 

2. United States:

(Reservation made at the time of ratification)                                                                              
   That the Senate give its advice and consent to ratification of the Charter with the reservation that none of its provisions shall be considered as enlarging the powers of the Federal Government of the United States or limiting the powers of the several states of the Federal Union with respect to any matters recognized under the Constitution as being within the reserved powers of the several states.

 

3. Guatemala:   

(Reservation made at the time of ratification)

   None of the stipulations of the present Charter of the Organization  of  American  States  may  be  considered  as  an impediment to Guatemala's assertion of its rights over the territory of Belize by such means as at anytime it may deem advisable.*

 

4. Peru: 

(Reservation made at the time of ratification)                                                                              
   With the reservation that the principles of inter-American solidarity and cooperation and essentially those set forth in the preamble and declarations of the Act of Chapultepec constitute standards for the mutual relations between the American States and juridical bases of the Inter-American system.
                                                                              
_____________                                                                 
*/  With respect to this reservation, the General Secretariat consulted the signatory governments, in accordance with the procedure established by paragraph 2 of Resolution XXIX of the Eighth International Conference of American States, to ascertain whether they found it acceptable or not. At the request of the Government of Guatemala, this consultation was accompanied by a formal declaration of that Government to the effect that its reservation did not imply any alteration in the Charter of the Organization of American States, and that Guatemala is ready to act at all times within the bounds of international agreements to which it is a party.  In view of this declaration, the States that
previously did not find the reservation acceptable expressed their acceptance.

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