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Treaty adopted at Geneva on December 20, 1996; Signed by the United States on April 12, 1997; Transmitted by the President of the United States of America  to the Senate July 28, 1997 (Treaty Doc. 105-17, 105th Congress, 1st Session); Reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations October 14, 1998 (Senate Executive Report No. 105-25, 105th Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate October 21, 1998; Ratified by the President February 18, 1999; Instrument of Ratification of the United States of America deposited September 14, 1999; entered into force for the United States March 6, 2002.

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