Article XXI
Entry into Force and Amendment

  1. This Convention shall enter into force on the 30th (thirtieth) day following the date of the deposit of the 6th (sixth) instrument of ratification or approval with the Secretary-General of ASEAN in respect of those Parties that have submitted their instruments of ratification or approval.
  2. For any Party ratifying or approving this Convention after the deposit of the 6th (sixth) instrument of ratification or approval, but before the day the Convention enters into force, the Convention shall also apply to that Party on the date the Convention enters into force.
  3. In respect of a Party ratifying or approving this Convention subsequent to its entry into force pursuant to paragraph 1, it shall enter into force for that Party on the date its instrument of ratification or approval is deposited.
  4. This Convention may be modified or amended at any time by mutual written consent of the Parties. Such modification or amendment shall enter into force on such date as shall be mutually agreed upon by Parties and shall form part of this Convention.
  5. Any modification or amendment shall not affect the rights and obligations of the Parties arising from or based on the provisions of this Convention before the entry into force of such modification or amendment.

Article XXII
Withdrawal

  1. Any Party may withdraw from this Convention at any time after the date of the entry into force of this Convention for that Party.
  2. The withdrawal shall be notified by an instrument of withdrawal to the Secretary-General of ASEAN.
  3. The withdrawal shall take effect 180 (one hundred and eighty) days after the receipt of the instrument of withdrawal by the Secretary-General of ASEAN.
  4. The Secretary-General of ASEAN shall promptly notify all the other Parties of any withdrawal.

Article XXIII
Registration
This Convention shall be registered by the Secretary-General of ASEAN to the United Nations Secretariat pursuant to Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.
DONE at Cebu, Philippines, this Thirteenth Day of January in the Year Two Thousand and Seven, in a single original copy in the English language.
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ضمیمه شماره (۸)
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SAARC CONVENTION ON PREVENTING AND COMBATING
TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN AND CHILDREN FOR PROSTITUTION
THE MEMBER STATES OF THE SOUTH ASIAN ASSOCIATION FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION (SAARC), PARTIES TO THE PRESENT CONVENTION
EMPHASISING that the evil of trafficking in women and children for the purpose of prostitution is
incompatible with the dignity and honour of human beings and is a violation of basic human rights;
RECALLING the decision of the Ninth SAARC Summit (May, 1997) that the feasibility of a regional
Convention to combat the grave crime of trafficking in women and children for prostitution should be explored;
RECALLING ALSO the relevant international legal instruments relating to prevention of trafficking in women and children, including the Convention for the Suppression of Trafficking in Persons and of the Exploitation of Prostitution of Others, 1949; Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1979; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966; and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989;
GIVING due regard to the implementation of the recommendations of the various pertinent International Bodies and Conferences including the Fourth World Conference on Women at Beijing (1995);
NOTING with concern the increasing exploitation by traffickers of women and children from SAARC
countries and their increasing use of these countries as sending, receiving and transit points;
RECOGNISING in this regard the importance of establishing effective regional cooperation for
preventing trafficking for prostitution and for investigation, detection, interdiction, prosecution and punishment of those responsible for such trafficking;