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II.2.45 1971 PROTOCOL CONCERNING THE INTERPRETATION BY THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE CONVENTION ON JURISDICTION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS IN CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL MATTERS, 1968

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.2.45

1971 PROTOCOL CONCERNING THE INTERPRETATION BY THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE CONVENTION ON JURISDICTION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS IN CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL MATTERS, 1968

ADOPTED: Done at Brussels, 27 September 1968
REFERENCE: OJEC 1978 L 304/77
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 1 September 1975
DEPOSITARY: Council of the European Union
SECRETARY: Council of the European Union

IMPLEMENTATION

SIGNATURE, RATIFICATION

Article VII

This Protocol 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 VIII

This Protocol shall come into force on the first day of the third month following the deposit of the instrument of ratification of the last Signatory State to complete this formality. However, its entry into force shall occur at the earliest at the same time as that of the Convention of 27 September 1968 on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Judgments.

DURATION

Article XII

This Protocol shall be concluded for an unlimited period.

REVISION

Article XIII

Each Contracting State may ask for this Protocol to be revised. In that event, a revision conference shall be convened by the President of the Council of the European Communities.

TERRITORIAL APPLICATION

Article VI

This Protocol shall apply to the European territory of the Contracting States, to the French Overseas Departments and to the French Overseas Territories.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands may, at the time of signing or of ratifying this Protocol, or at any time subsequently, by notifying the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Communities, declare that this Protocol shall apply to Surinam and to the Netherlands Antilles.

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