The present Convention shall be open for signature by all States until 17 January 2007, at United Nations Headquarters, New York. It is usual for modern multilateral treaties to include a provision like Article 28 of the Convention indicating when and where the treaty may be signed.1Article 28 fixes a discrete period during which the Convention is, or rather was, open for signature. On expiry of this period, accession2 becomes, and has now become, the only means by which a State that has not signed the Convention may become party to it. In contrast, those States...
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