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A-61: INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION, PUNISHMENT AND ERADICATION OF
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN "CONVENTION OF BELEM DO PARA"

        ADOPTED AT: BELEM DO PARA, BRAZIL                                       

              DATE: 06/09/94

CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: TWENTY-FOURTH REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE
                    ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES                             
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  ENTRY INTO FORCE: 03/05/95   IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 21 OF THE CONVENTION, 
                               ON THE THIRTIETH DAY FROM THE DATE OF DEPOSIT OF 
                               THE SECOND INSTRUMENT OF RATIFICATION            

        DEPOSITORY: GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES  
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                    (ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT AND RATIFICATIONS)                     

              TEXT:                                                             

   UN REGISTRATION:   /  /    No.         Vol.       

      OBSERVATIONS:                                                             
GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE TREATY: A-61
COUNTRY SIGNATURE RATIFICATION/ACCESSION DEPOSIT INFORMATION*
Antigua & Barbuda - 08/12/98 11/19/98 AD -
Argentina 06/10/94 04/09/96 07/05/96 RA -
Bahamas 05/16/95 05/03/95 05/16/95 AD Yes
Barbados 05/16/95 02/08/95 05/16/95 RA -
Belize 11/15/96 11/25/96 11/25/96 AD -
Bolivia 09/14/94 10/26/94 12/05/94 RA -
Brazil 06/09/94 11/16/95 11/27/95 RA -
Canada - - - -
Chile 10/17/94 10/24/96 11/15/96 RA -
Colombia - 10/03/96 11/15/96 AD -
Costa Rica 06/09/94 07/05/95 07/12/95 RA -
Dominica - 06/30/95 06/06/95 RA -
Dominican Republic 06/09/94 01/10/96 03/07/96 RA -
Ecuador 01/10/95 06/30/95 09/15/95 RA -
El Salvador 08/14/95 11/13/95 01/26/96 RA -
Grenada - 11/29/00 02/15/01 RA -
Guatemala 06/24/94 01/04/95 04/04/95 RA -
Guyana 01/10/95 01/08/96 02/28/96 RA -
Haiti - 04/07/97 06/02/97 AD -
Honduras 06/10/94 07/04/95 07/12/95 RA -
Jamaica 12/14/05 11/11/05 12/14/05 RA -
Mexico 06/04/95 06/19/98 11/12/98 RA -
Nicaragua 06/09/94 10/06/95 12/12/95 RA -
Panama 10/05/94 04/26/95 07/12/95 RA -
Paraguay 10/17/95 09/29/95 10/18/95 RA -
Peru 07/12/95 04/02/96 06/04/96 RA -
St. Kitts & Nevis 06/09/94 03/17/95 06/12/95 RA -
St. Lucia 11/11/94 03/08/95 04/04/95 RA -
St. Vincent & Grenadines 03/05/96 05/23/96 05/31/96 RA -
Suriname - 02/19/02 03/08/02 RA -
Trinidad & Tobago 11/03/95 01/04/96 05/08/96 RA -
United States - - - -
Uruguay 06/30/94 01/04/96 04/02/96 RA -
Venezuela 06/09/94 01/16/95 02/03/95 RA -
*DECLARATIONS/RESERVATIONS/DENUNCIATIONS/WITHDRAWLS
A-61: INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION, PUNISHMENT AND ERADICATION OF
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN "CONVENTION OF BELEM DO PARA" 

1.- BAHAMAS Declaration: “Article 7(g) of the Convention imports no obligation upon the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to provide any form of compensation from public funds to any woman who has been subjected to violence in circumstances in which liability would not normally have been incurred under existing Bahamian law” (May 3, 1995)

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