Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons: Draft Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. Style Committee: Matters to be Drawn to the Attention of the Style Committee. Note by the Secretariat
The attention of the Style Committee is drawn to the Belgian amendment (A/CONF.2/53) to paragraph 2, which was submitted to the Conference but withdrawn on the understanding that it would be considered by the Style Committee.
The Conference especially drew the attention of the Committee to the wording of Article 33, which requires redrafting.
The attention of the Committee is drawn to the following drafting suggestions, which were made to the Conference by the Assistant Secretary-General in charge of the department of Legal Affaire:
1. Delete the word "Contracting" before "States" so that it might read:
" ........ any State may make reservations......."
2. Delete the last sentence of paragraph 2 of Article 36 and amend subparagraph (c) of Article 40 to read: "of reservations made or withdrawals thereof"
The attention of the Committee is drawn to the suggestion made to the Conference that the phrase "Any Contracting State" in paragraph 3 might read: "Any State".
Attention is drawn to the suggestion that sub-paragraph (a) should read: "in accordance with Articles 34 and 35".
Attention is also drawn to the note relating to Article 36, containing the suggestion that sub-paragraph (c) might read: "of reservations made or withdrawals thereof"
Article on the Federal Clause
The attention of the Committee is drawn to the fact that the second sentence of paragraph (b) was voted in substance on the understanding that it would be redrafted by the Style Committee.