LOCATION4th Floor
Call No. KZ1302 .T73 2013
Title Treaty handbook / the Treaty Section of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.
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 Forewordiv
 Abbreviationsvi
1.Introduction1
2.Depositing multilateral treaties3
2.1.Secretary-General as depositary3
2.2.Depositary functions of the Secretary-General3
2.3.Designation of depositary3
3.Participating in multilateral treaties5
3.1.Signature5
3.1.1.Introduction5
3.1.2.Open for signature5
3.1.3.Simple signature5
3.1.4.Definitive signature6
3.2.Full powers6
3.2.1.Signature of a treaty without an instrument of full powers6
3.2.2.Requirement of instrument of full powers6
3.2.3.Form of instrument of full powers7
3.2.4.Appointment with the depositary for affixing signature8
3.3.Consent to be bound8
3.3.1.Introduction8
3.3.2.Ratification9
3.3.3.Acceptance or approval9
3.3.4.Accession10
3.3.5.Practical considerations10
3.4.Provisional application11
3.5.Reservations12
3.5.1.What are reservations?12
3.5.2.Vienna Convention 196912
3.5.3.Time for formulating reservations12
3.5.4.Form of reservations13
3.5.5.Notification of reservations by the depositary13
3.5.6.Objections to reservations14
3.5.7.Withdrawal of reservations15
3.5.8.Modifications to reservations15
3.6.Declarations16
3.6.1.Interpretative declarations16
3.6.2.Optional and mandatory declarations16
3.6.3.Time for formulating declarations18
3.6.4.Form of declarations18
3.6.5.Notification of declarations by the depositary18
3.6.6.Objections to declarations18
3.7.Notifications19
4.Key events in a multilateral treaty21
4.1.Overview21
4.2.Entry into force22
4.2.1.Definitive entry into force22
4.2.2.Entry into force for a State23
4.2.3.Provisional entry into force23
4.3.Dispute resolution and compliance mechanisms24
4.4.Amendments25
4.4.1.Amending treaties that have entered into force25
4.4.2.Amending treaties that have not entered into force26
4.4.3.Determining the date on which an amendment enters into force27
4.5.Withdrawal and denunciation27
4.6.Termination28
5.Registering or filing and recording treaties29
5.1.Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations29
5.2.Regulations to give effect to Article 10229
5.3.Meaning of "treaty" and "international agreement" under Article 10230
5.3.1.Role of the Secretariat30
5.3.2.Form30
5.3.3.Parties30
5.3.4.Intention to create legal obligations under international law31
5.4.Types of registration, filing and recording31
5.4.1.Registration with the Secretariat31
5.4.2.Filing and recording by the Secretariat32
5.4.3.Ex officio registration by the United Nations33
5.5.Types of agreements registered or filed and recorded33
5.5.1.Multilateral treaties33
5.5.2.Bilateral treaties33
5.5.3.Unilateral declarations33
5.5.4.Subsequent actions, modifications and agreements34
5.6.Requirements for registration34
5.7.Outcome of registration or filing and recording37
5.7.1.Database and record37
5.7.2.Date of effect of registration37
5.7.3.Certificate of registration38
5.7.4.Publication38
6.Contacts with the Treaty Section: Procedural Information41
6.1.General information41
6.1.1.Contacting the Treaty Section41
6.1.2.Functions of the Treaty Section41
6.1.3.Delivery of documents for deposit41
6.1.4.Translations41
6.2.Signing a multilateral treaty42
6.3.Ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to a multilateral treaty43
6.4.Making a reservation or declaration to a multilateral treaty44
6.5.Depositing a multilateral treaty with the Secretary-General45
6.6.Registering or filing and recording a treaty with the Secretariat46
Annex 1 Note verbale from the Legal Counsel (full powers), 201047
Annex 2 Note verbale from the Legal Counsel (Extension of time limits to lodge objections to late reservations), 200049
Annex 3 Model instrument of full powers51
Annex 4 Model instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval52
Annex 5 Model instrument of accession53
Annex 6 Model instrument of reservation/declaration54
Annex 7 Model instrument of modification of reservation(s)55
Annex 8 Model instrument of withdrawal of reservation(s)56
Annex 9 Model certifying statement for registration or filing and recording57
Annex 10 Checklist for registration58
Annex 11 Secretary-General's Bulletin (ST/SGB/2001/7)59
 Glossary62
Published New York : United Nations, 2013.
Description vi, 72 pages : ill. ; 28 cm
Contents Introduction -- Depositing multilateral treaties -- Participating in multilateral treaties -- Key events in a multilateral treaty -- Registering or filing and recording treaties -- Contacts with the Treaty Section: Procedural Information -- Annex 1. Note verbale from the Legal Counsel (full powers), 2010 -- Annex 2. Note verbale from the Legal Counsel (Extension of time limits to lodge objections to late reservations), 2000 -- Annex 3. Model instrument of full powers -- Annex 4. Model instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval -- Annex 5. Model instrument of accession -- Annex 6. Model instrument of reservation/declaration -- Annex 7. Model instrument of modification of reservation(s) -- Annex 8. Model instrument of withdrawal of reservation(s) -- Annex 9. Model certifying statement for registration or filing and recording -- Annex 10. Checklist for registration -- Annex 11. Secretary-General's Bulletin (ST/SGB/2001/7).
Summary "This publication has been prepared by the Treaty Section of the Office of Legal Affairs as a guide to the Secretary-General's practice as a depositary of multilateral treaties and the Secretariat's practice in relation to the registration and publication functions. It is intended as a contribution to the United Nations efforts to assist States in becoming party to the international treaty framework. It is written in simple language and, with the aid of diagrams and step-by-step instructions, touches upon many aspects of treaty law and practice. This Handbook is designed for use by States, international organizations and other entities. In particular, it is intended to assist States with scarce resources and limited technical proficiency in treaty law and practice to participate fully in the multilateral treaty framework. This Handbook is provided for information only and does not constitute formal legal or other professional advice. Readers may wish to seek such advice before taking action in relation to matters described in this Handbook or otherwise relying on the information contained herein. The United Nations assumes no liability for actions undertaken in reliance on the information contained in this Handbook."--Publisher website.
Subject Treaties -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Corporate Author United Nations. Treaty Section, author.
ISBN 9789211337181 (pbk.)
9211337186 (pbk.)
OCLC No. or Control No. 825559900