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» PROTOCOL OF AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (b-31) "PROTOCOL OF BUENOS AIRES"  

 
Signatories and Ratifications
ADOPTED AT: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
DATE: 02/27/67
CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: THIRD SPECIAL INTER-AMERICAN CONFERENCE
ENTRY INTO FORCE: 02/27/70   IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE XXVI OF THE PROTOCOL  
DEPOSITORY: GENERAL SECRETARIAT, OAS (ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT AND RATIFICATIONS)
TEXT: OAS, TREATY SERIES, NO. 1-A
UN REGISTRATION: 03/12/70  No.         Vol. 1609
OBSERVATIONS:
 
GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE TREATY: B-31          

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SIGNATORY COUNTRIES    SIGNATURE REF   RA/AC/AD REF   DEPOSIT INST  INFORMA REF
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Antigua and Barbuda .   12/03/81       12/03/81       12/03/81 RA     /  /     
Argentina ...........   02/27/67 D  1  07/10/67       07/21/67 RA     /  /     
Bahamas (Commonwealth   03/03/82       03/01/82       03/03/82 RA     /  /     
Barbados ............   03/16/70       03/16/70       03/16/70 RA     /  /     
Bolivia .............   02/27/67       02/20/70       02/27/70 RA     /  /     
Brazil ..............   02/27/67       04/03/68       12/11/68 RA     /  /     
Chile ...............   02/27/67       04/12/71       04/15/71 RA     /  /     
Colombia ............   02/27/67       12/27/69       02/27/70 RA     /  /     
Costa Rica ..........   02/27/67       04/30/68       06/05/68 RA     /  /     
Dominica (Commonwealth  05/22/79       05/22/79       05/22/79 RA     /  /     
Dominican Republic ..   02/27/67       10/31/67       07/26/68 RA     /  /     
Ecuador .............   02/27/67 D  2  08/20/70 D  a  09/30/70 RA     /  /     
El Salvador .........   02/27/67       06/18/68       07/11/68 RA     /  /     
Grenada .............   03/08/82    4  05/13/75       05/13/75 RA     /  /     
Guatemala ...........   02/27/67       12/18/67       01/26/68 RA     /  /     
Haiti ...............   02/27/67       03/26/70       06/19/70 RA     /  /     
Honduras ............   02/27/67       02/17/70       02/27/70 RA     /  /     
Jamaica .............   02/27/70       02/16/70       02/27/70 RA     /  /     
Mexico ..............   02/27/67       03/14/68       04/22/68 RA     /  /     
Nicaragua ...........   02/27/67       07/27/68       09/23/68 RA     /  /     
Panama ..............   02/27/67 D  3  01/29/69       04/29/69 RA     /  /     
Paraguay ............   02/27/67       12/19/67       01/23/68 RA     /  /     
Peru ................   02/27/67       01/09/70       02/27/70 RA     /  /     
Saint Lucia .........   05/22/79       05/22/79       05/22/79 RA     /  /     
Saint Vincent and the   12/03/81       12/03/81       12/03/81 RA     /  /     
St. Kitts and Nevis .   03/12/84       03/12/84       03/12/84 RA     /  /     
Suriname ............   02/22/77       06/01/77       06/08/77 RA     /  /     
Trinidad and Tobago .   05/20/68       05/20/68       05/20/68 RA     /  /     
United States .......   02/27/67       04/23/68       04/26/68 RA     /  /     
Uruguay .............   02/27/67       04/04/74       04/16/74 RA     /  /     
Venezuela ...........   02/27/67       09/26/68       10/10/68 RA     /  /     
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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: B-31

 

1. Argentina:

(Declaration made at the time of signature)

On signing the present Protocol, the Argentine Republic reiterates its firm conviction that the amendments introduced in the Charter of the OAS do not duly cover the requirements of the Organization, inasmuch as its basic instrument should contain, in addition to the organic, economic, social, and cultural standards, the essential provisions that would make the security system of the Hemisphere effective.

 

2. Ecuador:

(Declaration made at the time of signature)

The Delegation of Ecuador, drawing its inspiration from the devotion of the people and the Government of Ecuador to peace and law, states for the record that the provisions approved with respect to peaceful settlement of disputes do not carry out the purpose of Resolution XIII of the Second Special Inter-American Conference, and that the Permanent Council has not been given sufficient powers to aid the Member States effectively in the peaceful settlement of their disputes.

The Delegation of Ecuador signs this Protocol of Amendment to the Charter of the Organization of American States in the understanding that none of its provisions in any way limits the right of the Member States to take their disputes, whatever their nature and the subject they deal with, to the Organization, so that it may assist the parties and recommend the suitable procedures for peaceful settlement thereof.

 

3. Panama:

(Declaration made at the time of signature)

The Delegation of Panama, upon signing the Protocol of Amendment to the Charter of the Organization of American States, states that it does so in the understanding that none of its provisions limits or in any way impedes the right of Panama to bring before the Organization any conflict or dispute that may have arisen with another Member State to which a just solution has not been given within a reasonable period after B-31/2 applying, without positive results, any of the procedures for peaceful settlement set forth in Article 21 of the present Charter.

 

4. Grenada:

For technical reasons unrelated to the substance of the matter, when Grenada signed the Charter of the OAS, its signature did not appear on the Protocol. This omission was remedied by the second signature on March 8, 1982.

 

a. Ecuador:

(Declaration made at the time of ratification)

I have the honor to advise Your Excellency that the Government of Ecuador has ratified the Protocol of Buenos Aires by means of Decree No. 252 of August 17, 1970, without reservation, but putting on the record the following Declaration: In ratifying the Protocol of Amendment to the Charter of the OAS, the Government of Ecuador declares that it is not satisfied with the provisions approved on the peaceful settlement of disputes, which do not respond to the intent of Resolution XIII of the Second Special Inter-American Conference, as the Permanent Council has not been assigned the necessary powers to give the Member States effective aid in the peaceful settlement of their disputes. The Government of Ecuador formally states that it ratifies this Protocol of Amendment to the Charter of the OAS in the understanding that none of its provisions in any way limits the rights of the Member States to bring their disputes, of whatever kind and on whatever matter, before the regional body so that it may recommend to them the appropriate procedures for the peaceful solution of those disputes, or the right to air them directly before the world organization for appropriate application of the relevant rules established in the United Nations Charter.

 

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