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Exchange Or Deposit Of Instruments Of Ratification, Acceptance, Approval Or Acceptance

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Article 16 of the Law of Treaties, discussed at the 1969 Vienna Convention, goes back to altogether six articles in Waldock Report I, pertaining also to Article 17 (q.v., N. 2) and Articles 76-78 (q.v.). Article 16 explains the procedures (or acts) whereby instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession (Articles 14-15, q.v.) establish the consent of a State to be bound by a treaty.6 It lists three alternative acts by which consent to be bound is established, namely the exchange (N. 5) or the deposit (N. 6) of the instruments, or notification to the contracting States or the depositary (N. 7). Article 16 is residuary: States may at any time provide otherwise and envisage a special (and in particular informal) procedure.

Keywords: 1969 Vienna Convention; contracting States; instruments of ratification; international treaty law; Law of Treaties

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