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RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF STATES. DECEMBER 26,1933. 3101 ARTICLE 11 The contractin~states definitely establish as the rule of their con- Acquisitions or ad· d h • li' .. . I ••• vantages obtaiDed by uct t e preCISe 0 gabon not to recognIZe terntona acquISItions or force. special advantages which have been obtained by force whether this consists in the employment of arms, in threatening diplomatic repre- sentations, or in any other effective coercive measure. The territory 1nvlolabilltY of w- of a state is inviolable and may not be the object of military occupa- n ~ry. tion nor of other measures of force imposed by another state directly or indirectly or for any motive whatever even temporarily. ARTICLE 12 The present Convention shall not affect obligations previously t~~ClOnveuti0D8 entered into by the High Contracting Parties by virtue of interna- no . tional agreements. ARTICLE 13 The present Convention shall be ratified by the High Contracting R:atitlcatlon and de- Parties in conformity with their resrective constitutional procedures. POSIt. The :Minister of Foreign Affairs 0 the Republic of Uruguay shall transmit authentic certified copies to the governments for the afore- mentioned purpose of ratification. The instrument of ratification shall be deposited in the archives of the Pan American Union in Washington, which shall notify the signatory governments of said deposit. Such notification shall be considered as an exchange of ratifications. ARTICLE 14 The present Convention will enter into force between the High Contracting Parties in the order in which they deposit their respective ratifications. ARTICLE 15 Effective date.. The present Convention shall remain in force indefinitely but may Duration. be denounced by means of one year's notice given to the Pan American Union, which shall transmit it to the other signatory governments. After the expiration of this period the Convention shall cease in its effects as regards the party which denounces but shall remain in effect for the remaining High Contracting Parties. ARTICLE 16 The present Convention shall be open for the adherence and acces- sion of the States which are not signatories. The corresponding instruments shall be deposited in the archives of the Pan American Union which shall communicate them to the other High Contracting Parties. In witness whereof, the following Plenipotentiaries have signed this Convention in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French and hereunto affix their respective seals in the city of Montevideo, Republic of Uruguay, this 26th day of December, 1933. RESERVATIONS The Delegation of the United States of America, in signing the Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, does so with the express reservation presented to the Plenary Session of the Conference on December 22, 1933, which reservation reads as follows: The Delegation of the United States, in voting H yes" on the final vote on this committee recommendation and proposal, makes the same SignatureB. Reservations. rnited States.