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MULTILATERAL-MILITARY OBLIGATIONS-APRIL 12, 1930 1325 Article 15. 1. Any High Contracting Party may, at the time of signature, tApplicationto terri. ratification or accession, declare that, in accepting the present Pro-ori, etc. tocol, he does not assume any obligations in respect of all or any of his colonies, protectorates, overseas territories or territories under suzerainty or mandate, or in respect of certain parts of the population of the said territories; and the present Protocol shall not apply to any territories or to the parts of their population named in such declaration 2. Any High Contracting Party may give notice to the Secretary- General of the League of Nations at any time subsequently that he desires that the Protocol shall apply to all or any of his territories or to the parts of their population which have been made the subject of a declaration under the preceding paragraph, and the Protocol shall apply to all the territories or the parts of their population named in such notice six months after its receipt by the Secretary-General of the League of Nations. 3. Any High Contracting Party may, at any time, declare that he desires that the present Protocol shall cease to apply to all or any of his colonies, protectorates, overseas territories or territories under suzerainty or mandate, or in respect of certain parts of the population of the said territories, and the Protocol shall cease to apply to the territories or to the parts of their population named in such declaration one year after its receipt by the Secretary-General of the League of Nations. 4. Any High Contracting Party may make the reservations pro- vided for in Article 6 in respect of all or any of his colonies, protector- ates, overseas territories or territories under suzerainty or mandate, or in respect of certain parts of the population of these territories, at the time of signature, ratification or accession to the Protocol or at the time of making a notification under the second paragraph of this article. 5. The Secretary-General of the League of Nations shall communi- cate to all the Members of the League of Nations and the non-Member States mentioned in Article 8 all declarations and notices received in virtue of this article. Article 16. The present Protocol shall be registered by the Secretary-General etarenyrai eiaue of the League of Nations as soon as it has entered into force. otNations. Article 17. The French and English texts of the present Protocol shall both be Offcial texts. authoritative.