Optional Protocol Status

State Parties Date of Signature Date of Ratification/ Accession (a) Reservation
Afghanistan None None None
Bangladesh 6 Sep 2000 6 Sep 2000 Declaration: “The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh declares in accordance with Article 10 (1) thereof, that it would not undertake the obligations arising out of Articles 8 and 9 of the said Optional Protocol.”
Bhutan None None None
India None None None
Maldives None 13 Mar 2006(a) None
Nepal 18 Dec 2001 15 Jun 2007 None
Pakistan None None None
Sri Lanka None 15 Oct 2002 (a) None

Source: United Nations Treaty Collection

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