The Safe Corner Blog reports that the US has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention. See:http://safecorner.savingantiquities.org/2009/03/us-ratifies-hague-convention.html
This marks the end of a successful campaign by the archaeological community to press the US Government to formally accept the document. For a past entry on this issue, see: http://culturalpropertyobserver.blogspot.com/2008/09/us-senate-finally-ratifies-1954-hague.html
The AIA and related groups should be commended for their efforts on this issue. What is odd, though, is that some in the archaeological community continue to deny that archaeologists "lobby" even where it should be self-evident that they do so, and are quite effective at it.