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OAU Convention for the Elimination of Mercenarism in Africa. Libreville, 3rd July 1977.
Signature, ratification and entry into force
ARTICLE 13 - SIGNATURE, RATIFICATION AND ENTRY INTO FORCE
1. This Convention shall be open for signature by the Members of the Organization of African Unity. It shall be ratified. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Administrative Secretary-General of the Organization.
2. This Convention shall come into force 30 days after the date of the deposit of the seventeenth instrument of ratification.
3. As regard any signatory subsequently ratifying the Convention, it shall come into force 30 days after the date of the deposit of its instrument of ratification.