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Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction. Opened for Signature at London, Moscow and Washington. 10 April 1972.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Declaration made concerning its depositary functions:
"In a statement dated 27 April 1972, communicated to all States recognised by the United Kingdom, Her Majesty's Government recalled their view that if a régime is not recognised as the Government of a State, neither signature nor the deposit of any instrument by it, nor notification of any of those acts will bring about recognition of that régime by any other State."
SOURCE: UNTS, vol.1015, p.237.
Declaration made upon ratification at London, Moscow and Washington:
"..that the provisions of the Convention shall not apply in regard to Southern Rhodesia unless and until the Government of the United Kingdom informs the other depositary Governments that it is in a position to ensure that the obligations imposed by the Convention in respect of that territory can be fully implemented."
SOURCE: UNTS, vol.1015, p.241.
Ratification / Accession
Reservation / Declaration