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Any State may when signing this Convention or when depositing its instrument of ratification or accession, or when making a modification under Article 10, make a reservation in respect to any particular provision of the Convention to the extent that any law then in force in its territory or territories is not in conformity with the provisions thereof. The United Nations Secretary-General gave a thorough consideration of the issue of reservations in light of draft covenants on human rights also being considered in the early 1950s. The Secretary-General concluded his remarks saying that he "would be pleased to submit to the Committee alternative texts of an article on reservations as might appear appropriate in light of the exchange of opinions on this question which may take place in the Committee".

Keywords: accession; ratification; reservation; United Nations



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