Article 32 – Withdrawals

Article 54(a) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties states that a Party may withdraw from a treaty, provided it is done in conformity with the provisions of the treaty.

Thus, Article 32.1 provides that a Contracting Party may withdraw at any time after two years after the coming into force of the Treaty. Withdrawal is done by notifying the Depositary, in writing, of the decision to withdraw. The Depositary, in turn, must immediately inform all Contracting Parties.

According to Article 32.2, withdrawal takes effect one year after receipt of notification.

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