Art.41 The Secretary-General of the United Nations Shall Be the Depositary of the Present Convention
Edited By: Ilias Bantekas, Michael Ashley Stein, Dimitris Anastasiou
- Disability — Jurisdiction
This chapter examines Article 41 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). In accordance with article 76(1) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, the designation of the depositary of a treaty may be made by the negotiating states, either in the treaty itself or in some other manner. Practice, as is the case with Article 41 CRPD, suggests that depositories are designated in the body of the treaty. The depositary is expected to undertake certain functions and assume several powers under customary international law, none of which are explained in the depositary provisions of multilateral treaties. The functions and powers of the depositary should be distinguished from other functions and powers entrusted to the same entity under other provisions of the same treaty.