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II.2.210 CONVENTION ON THE EXECUTION OF FOREIGN ARBITRAL AWARDS, 1927

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.2.210

CONVENTION ON THE EXECUTION OF FOREIGN ARBITRAL AWARDS 1927

ADOPTED: Done at Geneva, 26 September 1927
REFERENCE: 92 LTS 301
UN TREATY NUMBER: (LTS) 2096
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 25 July 1929
DEPOSITARY: United Nations (previously The League of Nations)
SECRETARY: United Nations (previously The League of Nations)

IMPLEMENTATION

SIGNATURE AND RATIFICATION

Article VII

The present Convention, which shall remain open to the signature of all the signatories of the Protocol of 1923 on Arbitration Clauses, shall be ratified.

It may be ratified only on behalf of those Members of the League of Nations and Non-Member States on whose behalf the Protocol of 1923 shall have been ratified.

Ratifications shall be deposited as soon as possible with the Secretary-General of the League of Nations, who will notify such deposit to all the signatories.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article VIII

The present Convention shall come into force three months after it shall have been ratified on behalf of two High Contracting Parties. Thereafter, it shall take effect, in the case of each High Contracting Party, three months after the date of the ratification on its behalf with the Secretary-General of the League of Nations.

DENUNCIATION

Article IX

The present Convention may be denounced on behalf of any Member of the League or Non-Member State. Denunciation shall be notified in writing to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations, who will immediately send a copy thereof, certified to be in conformity with the notification, to all the other Contracting Parties, at the same time informing them of the date on which he received it.

The denunciation shall come into force only in respect of the High Contracting Party which shall have notified it and one year after such notification shall have reached the Secretary-General of the League of Nations.

The denunciation of the Protocol on Arbitration Clauses shall entail, ipso facto, the denunciation of the present Convention.

TERRITORIAL APPLICATION

Article X

The present Convention does not apply to the Colonies, Protectorates or territories under suzerainty or mandate of any High Contracting Party unless they are specially mentioned.

The application of this Convention to one or more of such Colonies, Protectorates or territories to which the Protocol on Arbitration Clauses, opened at Geneva on September 24, 1923, applies, can be effected at any time by means of a declaration addressed to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations by one of the High Contracting Parties.

Such declaration shall take effect three months after the deposit thereof.

The High Contracting Parties can at any time denounce the Convention for all or any of the Colonies, Protectorates or territories referred to above. Article IX hereof applies to such denunciation.

DECLARATIONS AND RESERVATIONS

Belgium

Reserves the right to limit the obligation mentioned in Article I to contracts which are considered as commercial under its national law.

Burma (excluding the Karenni States under His Majesty’s suzerainty)

His Majesty reserves the right to limit the obligations mentioned in Article I to contracts which are considered commercial under the law of Burma.

Czechoslovakia

The Czechoslovak Republic does not intend to invalidate in any way the bilateral treaties concluded by it with various States, which regulate the questions referred to in the present Convention by provisions going beyond the provisions of the Convention.

Denmark

Under Danish law, the arbitral awards made by an Arbitral Tribunal do not immediately become operative; it is necessary in each case, in order to make an award operative, to apply to the ordinary Courts of Law. In the course of the proceedings, however, the arbitral award will generally be accepted by such courts without further examination as a basis of the final judgments in the affair.

Estonia

Reserves the right to limit the obligation mentioned in Article I to contracts which are considered as commercial under its national law.

France

Reserves the right to limit the obligation mentioned in Article I to contracts which are considered as commercial under its national law.

Greece

The Hellenic Government reserves the right to limit the obligation mentioned in Article I to contracts which are considered as commercial under its national law.

India

Is not binding as regards the enforcement of the provisions of this Convention upon the territories in India of any Prince or Chief under the suzerainty of His Majesty.

India reserves the right to limit the obligation mentioned in the first paragraph of Article I to contracts which are considered as commercial under its national law.

Luxembourg

Reserves the right to limit the obligation mentioned in Article I to contracts which are considered as commercial under its national law.

Portugal

  • (1) The Portuguese Government reserves the right to limit the obligation mentioned in Article I to contracts which are considered as commercial under its national law.
  • (2) The Portuguese Government declares, according to the terms of Article X, that the present Convention does not apply to its Colonies.

Romania

Reserves the right to limit the obligation mentioned in Article I to contracts which are considered as commercial under its national law.

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