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Vienna Convention On Succession Of States In Respect Of Treaties Of 1978

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The Vienna Convention applies to the effects of a succession of States in respect of: (a) any treaty which is the constituent instrument of an international organization without prejudice to the rules concerning acquisition of membership and without prejudice to any other relevant rules of the organization; (b) any treaty adopted within an international organization without prejudice to any relevant rules of the organization. The Convention applies only to the effects of a succession of States occurring in conformity with international law and, in particular, the principles of international law embodied in the Charter of the United Nations. The original of the Convention, of which the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, are deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Keywords: international law; United Nations; Vienna Convention



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