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Article VIII - Depositary

  1 The present Protocol shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the Organization (hereinafter referred to as "the depositary").

  2 The depositary shall:

  • (a) inform the Governments of all States which have signed the present Protocol or acceded thereto of:

    • (i) each new signature or deposit of an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, together with the date thereof;

    • (ii) the date of entry into force of the present Protocol;

    • (iii) the deposit of any instrument of denunciation of the present Protocol together with the date on which it was received and the date on which the denunciation takes effect;

  • (b) transmit certified true copies of the present Protocol to the Governments of all States which have signed the present Protocol or acceded thereto.

  3 As soon as the present Protocol enters into force, a certified true copy thereof shall be transmitted by the depositary to the Secretariat of the United Nations for registration and publication in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.

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