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Entered into force March 23, 1950.

The Convention came into force on the thirtieth day after the date of the deposit of the thirtieth instrument of ratification or accession and shall come into force for each State ratifying or acceding after that date on the thirtieth day after the deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession (Art. 35).

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