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Convention signed at Washington February 23, 2007, with protocol; and Protocol amending the convention signed at Sofia February 26, 2008.  Transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate June 4, 2008 (Treaty Doc. 110-18, 110th Congress, 2d Session); reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations July 29, 2008 (Senate Executive Report No. 110-16, 110th Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate September 23, 2008; ratified by the President December 11, 2008; Exchange of Diplomatic Notes at Sofia and Washington July 23, 2007, September 23, 2008, and December 15, 2008; entered into force December 15, 2008.

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The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future