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Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 9 December 1948.
The present Convention shall be open until 31 December 1949 for signature on behalf of any Member of the United
Nations and of any non member State to which an invitation to sign has been addressed by the General Assembly
The present Convention shall be ratified, and the instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the
Secretary-General of the United Nations.
After 1 January 1950, the present Convention may be acceded to on behalf of any Member of the United Nations and of
any non-member State which has received an invitation as aforesaid. Instruments of accession shall be deposited with
the Secretary-General of the United Nations.