Article 33 – Termination
33.1 This Treaty shall be automatically terminated if and when, as the result of withdrawals, the number of Contracting Parties drops below forty, unless the remaining Contracting Parties unanimously decide otherwise.
Article 33 addresses the termination of the Treaty. Given the wording of this Article, the only manner in which the Treaty can be terminated is as a result of the number of Contracting Parties dropping below forty, unless the remaining Parties unanimously decide otherwise.
Given the automatic termination of the Treaty specified in Article 33.1, it is essential that the Depositary inform all remaining Contracting Parties when their number drops to forty.
Finally, Article 33.3 deals with the financial aspects that would be involved in any termination.
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