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DURATION AND WITHDRAWAL
    ARTICLE XVI

    DURATION AND WITHDRAWAL

    1. This Convention shall be of unlimited duration.

    2. Each State Party shall, in exercising its national sovereignty, have the
    right to withdraw from this Convention if it decides that extraordinary
    events, related to the subject-matter of this Convention, have jeopardized the
    supreme interests of its country. It shall give notice of such withdrawal 90
    days in advance to all other States Parties, the Executive Council, the
    Depositary and the United Nations Security Council. Such notice shall include
    a statement of the extraordinary events it regards as having jeopardized its
    supreme interests.

    3. The withdrawal of a State Party from this Convention shall not in any way
    affect the duty of States to continue fulfilling the obligations assumed under
    any relevant rules of international law, particularly the Geneva Protocol of
    1925.


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