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How does a State ratify the Treaty?

Approval is required by the legislature, the executive of a state, or both. To be accepted at the international level, the instrument of ratification must be signed either by the Head of State, Head of Government, and Minister for Foreign Affairs or by an official with full powers to sign the instrument. The signature validates the instrument of ratification. The ratification process is completed by depositing the instrument of ratification with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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