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This chapter discusses about the terms used for present convention: 1. "treaty" means an international agreement concluded between states in written form and governed by international law; 2. "ratification", "acceptance", "approval" and "accession" mean in each case the international act so named whereby a state establishes on the international plane its consent to be bound by a treaty; 3. "full powers" means a document emanating from the competent authority of a state designating a person; 4. "reservation" means a unilateral statement, however phrased or named, made by a state, when signing, ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to a treaty; 5."negotiating State" means a state which took part in the drawing up and adoption of the text of the treaty; 6. "contracting State" means a state which has consented to be bound by the treaty; 7. "international organisation" means an intergovernmental organisation.

Keywords: accession; convention; intergovernmental organisation; ratification; treaty



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