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MULTILATERAL-WHALING REGULATION. SEPT. 24, 1931. The instruments of accession shall be deposited with the Secretary- General of the League of Nations, who shall notify all the Members of the League of Nations and non-member States of their deposit and the date thereof. Article 17. 3091 Deposit. The present Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day Effective date. following the receipt by the Secretary-General of the League of Na- tions of ratifications or accessions on behalf of not less than eight 1Iembers of the League or non-member States, including the King- dom of Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. As regards any Member of the League or non-member State on whose behalf an instrument of ratification or accession is subsequently deposited, the Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of the deposit of such instrument. Article 18. H after the coming into force of the present Convention the Council Revision provided. of the League of Nations, 0.\ the request of any two Members of the League or non-member States with regard to which the Convention is then in force, shall convene a Conference for the revision of the Convention, the High Contracting Parties agree to be represented at any Conference so convened. Article 19. 1. The present Convention may be denounced after the expiration of three years from the date of its coming into force. 2. Denunciation shall be effected by a written notification ad- dressed to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations, who shall inform all the Members of the League and the non-member States of each notification received and of the date of its receipt. 3. Each denunciation shall take effect six months after the receipt of its notification. Article 20. Denunciation. 1. Any High Contracting Party may, at the time of signature, ted~r\"ations permit- ratification or accession, declare that, in accepting the present Con- vention, he does not assume any obligations in respect of all or any of his colonies, protectorates, overseas territories or territories under suzerainty or mandate; and the present Convention shall not apply to any territories 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 Convention shall apply to all or any of his territories which have been made the subject of a declaration under the preced-