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II.2.40 CONVENTION ON JURISDICTION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS IN CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL MATTERS, AND ANNEXED PROTOCOL, 1968, BRUSSELS 1968

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.2.40

CONVENTION ON JURISDICTION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS IN CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL MATTERS AND ANNEXED PROTOCOL, 1968

ADOPTED: Done at Brussels, 27 September 1968
REFERENCE: EC Bull. Supp. 2/69
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 1 February 1973
DEPOSITARY: Council of the European Union
SECRETARY: Council of the European Union

IMPLEMENTATION

SIGNATURE AND RATIFICATION

Article LXI

This Convention shall be ratified by the signatory States. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Communities.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article LXII

This Convention shall enter into force on the first day of the third month following the deposit of the instrument of ratification by the last signatory State to take this step.

DURATION

Article LXVI

This Convention is concluded for an unlimited period.

REVISION

Article LXVII

Any contracting State may request the revision of this Convention. In this event, a revision conference shall be convened by the President of the Council of the European Communities.

TERRITORIAL APPLICATION

Article LX

This Convention shall apply to the European territories of the Contracting States, to the French overseas departments and to the French overseas territories.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands may declare at the time of signing or ratifying this Convention or at any later time, by notifying the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Communities, that this Convention shall be applicable to Surinam and the Netherlands Antilles. In the absence of such declaration with respect to the Netherlands Antilles, proceedings taking place in the European territory of the Kingdom as a result of an appeal in cessation from the judgment of a court in the Netherlands Antilles shall be deemed to be proceedings taking place in the latter court.

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