“It is not dissimilar from Putin using the Duma to ratify his annexation of the Crimea,” he said.
And if even one chamber in 12 state legislatures refused to ratify an amendment, it would die.
Prof. Takao Tanase also believes that Japan will ratify the convention, but not fully implement it.
mid-14c., from Old French ratifier (13c.), from Medieval Latin ratificare "confirm, approve," literally "fix by reckoning," from Latin ratus "fixed by calculation; determined; approved; certain, sure; valid" (past participle adjective from reri "to reckon, think;" see reason (v.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Related: Ratified; ratifying.