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II.2.291 CONVENTION ON THE ACCESSION OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC, THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA, THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS, THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA, THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA, THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY, THE REPUBLIC OF MALTA, THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND, THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA AND THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC TO THE 1980 CONVENTION ON THE LAW APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS, AND TO THE FIRST AND SECOND PROTOCOLS ON ITS INTERPRETATION BY THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, 2005

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.2.291

CONVENTION ON THE ACCESSION OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC, THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA, THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS, THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA, THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA, THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY, THE REPUBLIC OF MALTA, THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND, THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA AND THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC TO THE CONVENTION ON THE LAW APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS OPENED FOR SIGNATURE IN ROME ON 19 JUNE 1980, AND TO THE FIRST AND SECOND PROTOCOLS ON ITS INTERPRETATION BY THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, 2005

ADOPTED: 14 April 2005
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 1 May 2006
DEPOSITARY: Council of the European Union
SECRETARY: Council of the European Union

IMPLEMENTATION

SIGNATURE AND RATIFICATION

Article IV

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 Union.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article V

1. This Convention shall enter into force between the States which have ratified it, on the first day of the third month following the deposit of the second instrument of ratification.

2. Thereafter, this Convention shall enter into force, for each signatory State which subsequently ratifies it, on the first day of the third month following the deposit of its instrument of ratification.

NOTIFICATIONS BY THE DEPOSITARY

Article VI

The Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union shall notify the signatory States of:

  • (a) the deposit of each instrument of ratification;
  • (b) the dates of entry into force of this Convention for the Contracting States.

Article VII

This Convention, drawn up in a single original in the Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Slovene, Spanish and Swedish languages, all 21 texts being equally authentic, shall be deposited in the archives of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union. The Secretary-General shall transmit a certified copy to the Government of each signatory state.

DECLARATIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS

Latvia

Declaration

In accordance with paragraph 1 of the Article 22 of the Convention on the Law applicable to Contractual Obligations, opened for signature in Rome on 19 June 1980, the Republic of Latvia declares that the Republic of Latvia reserves the right not to apply the provisions of paragraph 1 of the Article 7 of the Convention of the Law applicable to Contractual Obligations, opened for signature in Rome on 19 June 1980.

Netherlands

Notification

The Kingdom of the Netherlands notified the Council of the European Union, on 11 May 2006, that this Convention is accepted and ratified for the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.

Slovenia

Notification

Statement: I Hereby Give Notice that the Republic of Slovenia, in accordance with Article 22(1) of the Convention on the Law applicable to Contractual Obligations, opened for signature in Rome on 19 June 1980, reserves the right not to apply the provisions of Article 7(1) of that Convention.

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