Part VII

Quiz


Is it true the UN Watercourses Convention will enter into force and become binding immediately once thirty five States have become parties to it by ratification, acceptance, approval or accession?

Yes – Incorrect

The Convention will enter into force and become binding on states the ninetieth day after thirty five states have become parties to it by ratification, acceptance, approval or accession

Art 36(1) of the UN Watercourses Convention provides that ‘The present Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day following the date of deposit of the thirty-fifth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations’.

For discussion on the Convention’s ratification status and entry into force, see Fact Sheet #9.

No – Correct

The Convention will enter into force and become binding on states the ninetieth day after thirty five states have become parties to it by ratification, acceptance, approval or accession

Art 36(1) of the UN Watercourses Convention provides that ‘The present Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day following the date of deposit of the thirty-fifth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations’.

For discussion on the Convention’s ratification status and entry into force, see Fact Sheet #9.

 

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