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Any Contracting State may denounce the present Convention by a written notification addressed by that State to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall notify all other Contracting States of each such notification and the date of the receipt thereof. The denouncement shall take effect one year after the receipt of the notification by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and shall operate only as regards the State effecting the denunciation. The drafting committee, entitled the Committee on the Drafting of a Supplementary Convention on Slavery and Servitude, met in New York in January and February 1956. Consisting of ten members of the Economic and Social Committee, it considered the provisions of Article 11 of the 1954 British Draft Convention at its sixth meeting where, as a result of discussions touching on the overseas territorial clause found in draft Article 10.

Keywords: 1954 British Draft Convention; 1956 Supplementary Convention; denunciation; servitude; slavery



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