Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

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

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

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



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation