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» PROTOCOL OF AMENDMENTS TO THE CHARTER OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (A-56) "PROTOCOL OF WASHINGTON"    

 
Signatories and Ratifications
ADOPTED AT: WASHINGTON, D.C, UNITED STATES
DATE: 12/14/92
CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: SIXTEENTH SPECIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE 
ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
ENTRY INTO FORCE: 09/25/97 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ARTICLE V OF THE PROTOCOL 
DEPOSITORY: GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES 
TEXT: 1-E Rev. OEA Documentos Oficiales OEA/Ser.A/2 Add. 3 (SEPF)
UN REGISTRATION: / / No. Vol. 
OBSERVATIONS: All States listed herein signed the Protocol of Washington on fourteenth 
day of December of the year one thousand nine-hundred ninety-two. 
The Government of Mexico made Declaration at the time of approval of the Protocol 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE TREATY: A-56
COUNTRY SIGNATURE RATIFICATION/ACCESSION DEPOSIT INFORMATION*
Antigua & Barbuda 12/14/92 03/12/03 03/27/03 RA -
Argentina 12/14/92 03/17/94 03/27/94 RA -
Bahamas 12/14/92 05/20/94 06/07/94 RA -
Barbados 08/05/94 07/08/94 08/05/94 RA -
Belize - 05/11/95 09/15/95 RA RA -
Bolivia 12/14/92 09/14/94 12/05/94 RA -
Brazil 12/14/92 04/13/94 04/21/95 RA -
Canada 12/14/92 08/26/93 10/04/93 RA -
Chile 12/14/92 08/24/94 10/17/94 RA -
Colombia 12/14/92 05/17/96 07/03/96 RA -
Costa Rica 12/14/92 05/02/95 11/20/95 RA -
Dominica - - - -
Dominican Republic 12/14/92 02/26/09 07/17/09 RA -
Ecuador 12/14/92 06/30/95 09/15/95 RA -
El Salvador 12/14/92 02/25/94 03/22/94 RA -
Grenada 12/14/92 - - -
Guatemala 12/14/92 01/07/99 06/30/99 RA -
Guyana 12/14/92 01/08/96 02/28/96 RA -
Haiti 12/14/92 - - -
Honduras 12/14/92 05/22/96 06/04/96 RA -
Jamaica 12/14/92 - - -
Mexico - - - Yes
Nicaragua 12/14/92 05/03/95 05/30/95 RA -
Panama 12/14/92 05/12/95 09/15/95 RA -
Paraguay 12/14/92 08/26/94 10/06/94 RA -
Peru 12/14/92 09/18/96 09/20/96 RA -
St. Kitts & Nevis 12/14/92 - - -
St. Lucia 12/14/92 - - -
St. Vincent & Grenadines 03/05/96 05/23/96 05/31/96 RA -
Suriname 12/14/92 - - -
Trinidad & Tobago - - - -
United States 01/28/93 06/07/94 06/20/94 RA -
Uruguay 12/14/92 12/04/97 12/17/97 RA -
Venezuela 12/14/92 09/12/97 09/25/97 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-56
 

1.   Mexico:

(Declaration made at the time of adoption)         

The Delegation of Mexico requests for the record that the following  statement by the  Government of Mexico be appended to the corresponding  Protocol of  Amendment:  

"The Government of Mexico reiterates its bent for and commitment to democracy based on the strictest respect for and adherence to the principles of nonintervention and self-determination.  Mexico has reacted swiftly and firmly to disruptions of  the constitutional order on numerous occasions in the past but remains convinced, nonetheless, that democracy is a process which comes from the sovereign will of the people, and cannot be imposed from outside.  Mexico is categorically opposed to any attempt to disrupt the constitutional order in any country and further expresses a deep commitment to democracy and the amelioration of our political systems.  It insists, however, that it is unacceptable to give to regional organizations supra-national powers and instruments for intervening in the internal affairs of our states.

The Government of Mexico maintains that the preservation and strengthening of democracy in our region cannot be enhanced through isolation, suspension or exclusion, and hence believes that the wording on suspension of member states as approved here today, has changed the original purpose of our Organization.

Mexico is opposed to the punitive character ascribed to the OAS and reaffirms its conviction thatcooperation and dialogue are the most effective means of resolving internal conflicts within states or conflicts between states.

Consequently, the Government of  Mexico is placing on record its opposition to these amendments to the charter as approved at the XVI Special Session of the General Assembly."

 

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