Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/276

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TREATIES Chapter VIII.- Final Provisions. Application to colo- nies, etc. CHAPTER VIII.- F INAL PROVISIONS. ARTICLE 62. Application to Colonies, &c. 1. A Contracting Government may, at the time of signature, ratification, accession or thereafter, by a declaration in writing ad- dressed to the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, declare its desire that the present Convention shall apply to all or any of its colonies, overseas territories, protector- ates or territories under suzerainty or mandate, and the present Convention shall apply to all the territories named in such declara- tion, two months after the date of the receipt thereof, but failing such declaration, the present Convention will not apply to any such territories. 2. A Contracting Government may at any time by a notification in writing addressed to the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland express its desire that the present Convention shall cease to apply to all or any of its colonies, overseas territories, protectorates or territories under suzerainty or mandate to which the present Convention shall have, under the provisions of the preceding paragraph, been applicable for a period of not less than five years, and in such case the present Convention shall cease to apply one year after the date of the receipt of such notification by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and North- ern Ireland to all territories mentioned therein. 3. The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland shall inform all the other Contracting Govern- ments of the application of the present Convention to any colony, overseas territory, protectorate or territory under suzerainty or mandate under the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article, and of the cessation of any such application under the provisions of para- graph 2, stating in each case the date from which the present Con- vention has become or will cease to be applicable. ARTICLE 63. Authentic Texts. Ratification. Authentic texts. The present Convention of which both the English and French Ratification texts shall be authentic shall bear this day's date. The present Convention shall be ratified. Deposit of. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited in the archives of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and North- ern Ireland which will notify all the other signatory or acceding Governments of all ratifications deposited and the date of their deposit. ARTICLE 64. Accession. Acceion. A Government (other than the Government of a territory to which Article 62 applies) on behalf of which the present Convention has not 1182