484. Withdrawal, termination or variation of a declaration under optional clause.

484.     Withdrawal, termination or variation of a declaration under optional clause.

A state may withdraw or terminate its declaration under the optional clause if it has reserved the right to do so1. If a period of notice is specified in the declaration, its withdrawal will be valid if notice is given within that period2. If it has not reserved the right to do so, a state may withdraw its declaration if it gives notice of a reasonable length of time3. A state cannot, by withdrawing a declaration after the International Court of Justice