|Ratification defines the international act by which a state indicates its consent to be bound to a treaty, and usually follows signature. It allows states the necessary time frame to seek the approval for the treaty required by national law (constitutional control) and to enact relevant legislation to give domestic effect to the treaty.540
540 Arts 2(1)(b), 14(1) and 16 of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (adopted 23 May 1969, entered into force 27 January 1980) 1155 UNTS 331 (Vienna Convention).
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