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Authentic texts

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CRC Article = 54
The original text of the CRC was established as authentic and definitive in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. This means that the authenticated texts of the CRC in these languages are equally authoritative. The terms of the CRC are therefore presumed to have the same meaning in each authentic text. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, as the depositary of the CRC, has the function of keeping custody of the original text of the CRC. The rules of international treaty law concerning the authentication of the text of a treaty are set forth in Articles 10 and 33 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969).

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