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DURATION AND WITHDRAWAL
ARTICLE XVI

DURATION AND WITHDRAWAL

1. This Convention shall be of unlimited duration.

2. Each State Party shall, in exercising its national sovereignty, have the
right to withdraw from this Convention if it decides that extraordinary
events, related to the subject-matter of this Convention, have jeopardized the
supreme interests of its country. It shall give notice of such withdrawal 90
days in advance to all other States Parties, the Executive Council, the
Depositary and the United Nations Security Council. Such notice shall include
a statement of the extraordinary events it regards as having jeopardized its
supreme interests.

3. The withdrawal of a State Party from this Convention shall not in any way
affect the duty of States to continue fulfilling the obligations assumed under
any relevant rules of international law, particularly the Geneva Protocol of
1925.


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