Protocol 1 to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty

Done at: Suva

Date enacted: 1986-08-08

In force: not in force

The Parties to this Protocol Noting the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (the Treaty)

Have agreed as follows:

Article 1

Each Party undertakes to apply in respect of the territories for which it is internationally responsible situated within the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone the prohibitions contained in Articles 3, 5 and 6, insofar as they related to the manufacture, stationing and testing of any nuclear explosive device within those territories, and the safeguards specified in Article 8(2)(c) and Annex 2 of the Treaty.

Article 2

Each Party may by written notification to the depositary indicate its acceptance from the date of such notification of any alteration to its obligation under this Protocol brought about by the entry into force of an amendment to the Treaty pursuant to Article 11 of the Treaty.

Article 3

This Protocol shall be open for signature by the French Republic, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America.

Article 4

This Protocol shall be subject to ratification.

Article 5

This Protocol is of a permanent nature and shall remain in force indefinitely provided that each Party shall in exercising its national sovereignty, have the right to withdraw from this Protocol if it decides that extraordinary events related to the subject matter of this Protocol have jeopardized its supreme interests. It shall give notice of such withdrawal to the depositary three months in advance. Such notice shall include a statement of the extraordinary events it regards as having jeopardized its supreme interests.

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 authorized by their Governments have signed this Protocol.

Done at Suva this eighth day of August one thousand nine hundred and eighty-six, in a single original in the English language.