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Commentary - Art. 60. Final provisions
    ARTICLE 60. -- NOTIFICATION OF ACCESSIONS


    Contrary to former practice, accession today works on the same principles as ratification. Thus accessions will take effect six months after the date on which they are received by the Swiss Federal Council which, in this case also, is named as depositary and has the task of communicating accessions to the other Powers.
    Article 60 does not state, as Article 56 did for ratifications, that the Federal Council must draw up a record of the deposit of each accession, or that it must transmit a copy of that record to the other Powers. There is no reason, however, why the formalities should not be the same for accessions as for ratifications.
    If reservations are made on accession, they will be treated in the same way as reservations on ratification.