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League of Nations a request for the revision of any or all of the provisions of this Protocol. If such a request, after being communicated to the other Members of the League and non-Member States in regard to which the Protocol is then in force, is supported within one year by at least nine of them, the Council of the League of Nations shall decide, after consultation with the Members of the League of Nations and the non-Member States mentioned in Article 8, whether a conference should be specially convoked for that purpose or whether such revision should be considered at the next conference for the codification of international law.
The High Contracting Parties agree that, if the present Protocol is revised, the new Agreement may provide that upon its entry into force some or all of the provisions of the present Protocol shall be abrogated in respect of all of the Parties to the present Protocol.
Denunciation shall be effected by a notification in writing addressed to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations, who shall inform all Members of the League of Nations and the nonMember States mentioned in Article 8.
Each denunciation shall take effect one year after the receipt by the Secretary-General of the notification but only as regards the Member of the League or non-Member State on whose behalf it has been notified.
1. Any High Contracting Party may, at the time of signature, ratification, or accession, declare that, in accepting the present Protocol, he does not assume any obligations in respect of all or any of his colonies, protectorates, overseas territories or territories under suzerainty or mandate, or in respect of certain parts of the population of the said territories; and the present Protocol shall not apply to any territories or to the parts of their population named in such declaration.
2. Any High Contracting Party may give notice to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations at any time subsequently that he desires that the Protocol shall apply to all or any of his territories or to the parts of their population which have been made the subject of a declaration under the preceding paragraph, and the Protocol shall apply to all the territories or the parts of their population named in such notice six months after its receipt by the Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
3. Any High Contracting Party 'may, at any time, declare that he desires that the present Protocol shall cease to apply to all or any of his colonies, protectorates, overseas territories or terri. tories under suzerainty or mandate, or in respect of certain parts of the population of the said territories, and the Protocol shall cease to apply to the territories or to the parts of their popula
tion named in such declaration one year after its receipt by the Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
4. Any High Contracting Party may make the reservations provided for in Article 6 in respect of all or any of his colonies, protectorates, overseas territories or territories under suzerainty or mandate, or in respect of certain parts of the population of these territories, at the time of signature, ratification or accession to the Protocol or at the time of making a notification under the second paragraph of this article.
5. The Secretary-General of the League of Nations shall communicate to all the Members of the League of Nations and the nonMember States mentioned in Article 8 all declarations and notices received in virtue of this article.
The present Protocol shall be registered by the Secretary-General of the League of Nations as soon as it has entered into force.
The French and English texts of the present Protocol shall both be authoritative. (50 Stat. (pt. 2), 1317; Treaty Series, No.
Trenwith, Treaties, IV, 5261; 178 League of Nations Treaty Series, p. 227.)
(This Protocol was signed by : United States of America, Austria, Belglum, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Greece, India, Ireland, Luxemburg, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay; the countries in respect of which this Protocol is now in force as the result of the deposit of their respectiva instruments of ratification are : United States of America, ratification deposited August 3, 1932, Australia (including the territories of Papua and Norfolk Island and the mandated territories of New Guinea and Nauru), adherence deposited July 8, 1935; Belgium (with a reser. vation that the Protocol would be subject to accession later for the Colony of the Congo and the Mandated Territories), ratification deposited April 4, 1939; Brazil, adherence deposited September 19, 1931 ; Burma, applicable to Burma as a British overseas Territory as from April 1, 1937, subject to the following reservation : "His Majesty the King does not assume any obligation in respect of the Karenni States, which are under His Majesty's Suzerainty, or the population of the said States"; Colombia, ratification deposited February 24, 1937 ; Cuba (with a reservation reading : "The Government of Cuba declares that it does not accept the obligation imposed by Article 2 of the Protocol when the minor referred to in that Article, although he has the right, on attaining his majority, to renounce or decline Cuban nationality, habitually resides in the territory of the state and is in fact more closely connected with
the latter than with any other State whose nationality he may also possess."); El Salvador, ratification deposited October 14, 1935; Great Britain and Northern Ireland and all parts of the British Empire which are not separate Members of the League of Nations, ratification deposited January 14, 1932; India (with a reservation reading: "In accordance with tbe provisions of Article 15, His Britannic Majesty does not assume any obligation in respect of the territories in India of any Prince or Chief under His Suzerainty or the population of the said territories"). ratification deposited September 28, 1932; Sweden, ratification deposited July 6, 1933 ; Netherlands (including the Netherlands Indies, Surinam and Curacao), ratification deposited April 2, 1937 ; Union of South Africa (subject to a reservation reading as follows: "The accession of the Government of the Union of South Africa to this Protocol is subject to the express reservation, in terms of Article 6 of the Protocol, that the provisions of Article 2 be excluded."), adherence deposited October 9, 1935.)
TREATY CONCERNING EQUAL NATIONALITY (Signed at Montevideo, December 26, 1933; ratification advised by the Senate of the United States, May 24, 1934 (legislative day of May 10, 1934); ratified by the President of the United States, June 30, 1934; ratification of the United States of America deposited with the Pan American Union, July 13, 1934; proclaimed by the President of the United States, October 11, 1934.]
There shall be no distinction based on sex as regards nationality, in their legislation or in their practice.
The present convention shall be ratified by the High Contracting Parties in conformity with their respective constitutional procedures. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Üruguay shall transmit authentic certified copies to the governments for the aforementioned purpose of ratification. The instrument of ratification shall be deposited in the archives of the Pan American Union in Washington, which shall notify the signatory governments of said deposit. Such notification shall be considered as an exchange of ratifications.
The present convention will enter into force between the High Contracting Parties in the order in which they deposit their respective ratifications.
ARTICLE IV The present convention shall remain in force indefinitely but may be denounced by means of one year's notice given to the Pan American Union, which shall transmit it to the other signatory governments. After the expiration of this period the convention shall cease in its effects as regards the party which denounces but shall remain in effect for the remaining High Contracting Parties.
The present convention shall be open for the adherence and accession of the States which are not signatories. The corresponding instruments shall be deposited in the archives of the Pan American Union which shall communicate them to the other High Contracting Parties.
In witness whereof, the following Plenipotentiaries have signed this convention in Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French and hereunto affix their respective seals in the city of Montevideo, Republic of Uruguay, this 26th day of December, 1933. (49 Stat. (pt. 2), 2957; Treaty Series, No. 875; Trenwith, Treaties, IV, 4813.)
[The countries in respect of which this convention 18 now in force as the result of the deposit of their respective instruments of ratification are the United States of America, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala Honduras, Mexico, and Panama.)
HONDURAS The Delegation of Honduras adheres to the Convention on Equality of Nationality, with the reservations and limitations which the Constitution and laws of our country determine.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA The Delegation of the United States of America, in signing the Convention on the Nationality of Women makes the reservation that the agreement on the part of the United States is, of course and of necessity, subject to congressional action. (49 Stat. (pt. 2), 2957; Treaty Series, No. 875; Treaties, etc. IV, 4813.)
This convention was signed without reservation by: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.