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Consent To Be Bound - A Treaty Expressed Signature

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The consent of a state to be bound by a treaty is expressed by the signature of its representative when: (a) the treaty provides that signature shall have that effect; (b) it is otherwise established that the negotiating states were agreed that signature should have that effect; or (c) the intention of the state to give that effect to the signature appears from the full powers of its representative or was expressed during the negotiation. The convention does not define the term signature. It refers to the person's name (not initials) or mark written in his or her own handwriting. Signature of a treaty by a state's representative is an act by which the state expresses its interest in the treaty and its intention to become a party. Full power refers to the authority invested in the representative to express the consent of a state by signature alone.

Keywords: convention; full powers; signature; treaty

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