Protocol II To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty

Filename: 1985-Protocol2-1985-SouthPacificNuclearFreeZone.EN.txt

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty

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The Parties to this Protocol

Noting the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (the Treaty)

Have Agreed as follows:

Article 1

Each Party undertakes not to contribute to any act which constitutes a violation of the Treaty or its Protocols by Parties to them.

Article 2

Each Party further undertakes not to use or threaten to use any nuclear explosive device against:

a) Parties to the Treaty; or

b) any territory within the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone for which a State that has become a Party to Protocol I is internationally responsible.

Article 3

Each Party may, by written notification to the depositary, indicate its acceptance from the date of such notification of any alteration to its obligations under this Protocol brought about by the entry into force of an amendment to the Treaty pursuant to Article 11 of the Treaty or by the extension of the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone pursuant to Article 12(3) of the Treaty.

Article 4

This Protocol shall be open for signature by France, the People's Republic of China, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America.

Article 5

This Protocol shall be subject to ratification.

Article 6

This Protocol shall enter into force for each State on the date of its deposit with the depositary of its instrument of ratification.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorised by, their Governments, have signed this Protocol.

DONE at , this day of , One thousand nine hundred and eighty-[five], in a single original in the English language.