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II.5.280 BUDAPEST CONVENTION ON THE CONTRACT FOR THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY INLAND WATERWAY, 2001

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.5.280

BUDAPEST CONVENTION ON THE CONTRACT FOR THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY INLAND WATERWAYS

ADOPTED: by the Diplomatic Conference organised jointly by CCNR, the Danube Commission and UNECE, held in Budapest from 25 September to 3 October 2000
REFERENCE: Budapest Convention
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 1 April 2005
DEPOSITARY: Government of Hungary
SECRETARY: Government of Hungary

IMPLEMENTATION

SIGNATURE, RATIFICATION, ACCEPTANCE, APPROVAL, ACCESSION

Article XXXIII

1. This Convention shall be open for signature by all States for one year at the headquarters of the depositary. The period for signature shall start on the day when the depositary states that all authentic texts of this Convention are available.

2. States may become Parties to this Convention:

  • (a) by signature without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval;
  • (b) by signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, followed by ratification, acceptance or approval;
  • (c) by accession after the deadline set for signature.

Instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be deposited with the depositary.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article XXXIV

1. This Convention shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of three months as from the date on which five States have signed this Convention without any reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval or have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the depositary.

2. For each State which signs this Convention without any reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval, or deposits the instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the depositary after the entry into force of this Convention, the same shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of three months as from the date of signing without any reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval, or the deposit of the instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the depositary.

DENUNCIATION

Article XXXV

1. This Convention may be denounced by a State Party on the expiration of a period of one year following the date on which it entered into force for that State.

2. Notification of denunciation shall be deposited with the depositary.

3. The denunciation shall take effect on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of one year as from the date of deposit of the notification of denunciation or after a longer period referred to in the notification of denunciation.

REVIEW AND AMENDMENT

Article XXXVI

At the request of not less than one-third of the Contracting States to this Convention, the depositary shall convene a conference of the Contracting States for revising or amending it.

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