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Convention signed at Washington September 6, 1994, with protocol; Transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate September 19, 1994 (Treaty Doc. 103-34, 103d Congress, 2d Session); Reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations July 11, 1995 (Senate Executive Report No. 104-8, 104th Congress, 1st Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate August 11, 1995; Ratified by the President November 27, 1995; Ratifications exchanged at Lisbon December 18, 1995; entered into force December 18, 1995.  With exchange of correcting notes.

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The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future