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Protocol amending Article VIII of the Convention of April 29, 1948; Signed at Washington October 10, 1995; transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate January 3, 1996 (Treaty Doc. 104-23, 104th Congress, 2d Session); Reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations September 25, 1996 (Senate Executive Report No. 104-35, 104th Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate September 28, 1996; Ratified by the President November 1, 1996; Exchange of instruments of ratification at The Hague December 30, 1996; entered into force December 30, 1996.

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The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future