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Entered into force October 24, 1968.

(a) The Protocol entered into force initially on October 24, 1968, in accordance with the provisions of Article IV, paragraph 1, thereof.

(b) Paragraph 2) of Article IV provides, as regards any State which subsequently becomes a party to the Protocol, that the Protocol shall come into force for such State on the date of its signature without reservation as to acceptance or of its acceptance.

(c) Article V provides that “any future adherence of a State to the Convention shall be deemed acceptance of this Protocol.” Hence, the date of entry into force of the Protocol is the date on which the adherence to the Convention becomes effective.

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