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Art.22 Entry into Force

Stuart Casey-Maslen, Andrew Clapham, Gilles Giacca, Sarah Parker

From: The Arms Trade Treaty: A Commentary

Andrew Clapham, Stuart Casey-Maslen, Gilles Giacca, Sarah Parker

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 February 2024

Human rights remedies — Arms control — International trade — Humanitarian intervention — International peace and security

This chapter examines the ATT’s entry into force which is covered by Article 22 of the ATT. The treaty entered into force on 24 December 2014 in accordance with Article 22(1). For states that ratified the treaty after this date, they become party ninety days after the date of deposit of their instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession with the treaty Depositary, the UN Secretary-General. Article 22 is linked to the treaty as a whole insofar as it determined both when the ATT entered into force and when each state adhering to the treaty becomes party to it. According to Article 5(3), the definitions of arms and items under the treaty depended on the date of entry into force.

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