Act 873 2004

Original Language Title: LEY 873 de 2004

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LAW 873 2004
(January 2)
Official Gazette No. 45,421, of January 5, 2004 PUBLIC POWER
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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH Through the Instrument of Amendment which approved the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992), as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994) (amendments adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998), signed in Minneapolis, the six (6) November in 1998 (1998), and the Instrument of Amendment to the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992), as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994) (amendments adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998), signed in Minneapolis, the six (6) November in 1998 (1998) Summary


Effective Notes CONGRESS oF tHE REPUBLIC. | || having regard to the texts of the Instrument of Amendment to the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992), as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994) (amendments adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998 ), signed in Minneapolis, the six (6) November in 1998 (1998) and the Instrument of Amendment to the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992), as amended by the Conference Plenipotentiary (Kyoto, 1994) (Amendments adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998), signed in Minneapolis, the six (6) November in 1998 (1998), which literally say:
(to be transcribed: copies of the full texts of the mentioned international instruments attached).
BILL 39, 2002 SENATE
Through which the Instrument of Amendment to the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992), as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto are approved 1994) (Amendments adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998), signed in Minneapolis, the six (6) November in 1998 (1998), and the Instrument of Amendment to the Convention of the International Union of Telecommunications (Geneva, 1992), as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994) (amendments adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998), signed in Minneapolis, the six (6) November 1990 eight (1998).

tHE CONGRESS oF tHE REPUBLIC having regard to the texts of the Instrument of Amendment to the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992), as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto 1994) (Amendments adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998), signed in Minneapolis, the six (6) November in 1998 (1998), and the Instrument of Amendment to the Convention of the International Union of Telecommunications (Geneva, 1992), as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994) (amendments adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998), signed in Minneapolis six (6) November 1990 and eight (1998), which literally say:
(to be transcribed: copies of the full texts of the mentioned international instruments attached).
"INSTRUMENT AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION
(GENEVA, 1992)
as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994) (Amendments adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference | || (Minneapolis, 1998)) *

PART I. PREFACE.

By virtue of and in implementation of the relevant provisions of the Constitution of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992), as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994) and in particular Article 55 , the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (Minneapolis, 1998) adopted the following amendments to that Constitution:

CHAPTER I. BASIC PROVISIONS.

ARTICLE 1. (CS).
Subject

Union MOD 3) To maintain and extend international cooperation between all its Member States for the improvement and rational use of telecommunications of all kinds;
ADD 3A aa) Encourage and enhance participation of entities and organizations in the activities of the Union and foster fruitful cooperation and partnership between them and Member States to achieve the purposes of the Union;

MOD 4 b) To promote and provide technical assistance to developing countries in the field of telecommunications, and also to promote the mobilization of material, human and financial resources necessary for such assistance and access to information;
MOD 8 f) to harmonize the efforts of Member States and promote cooperation and fruitful and constructive partnership between Member States and Sector Members to achieve these ends;
MOD 11 a) effect allocation of the frequency bands of the radio spectrum and the allocation of radio frequencies, and keep record of frequency assignments and, for space services, positions or rbitales associated in orbit geostationary satellites or associated characteristics of satellites in other orbits, in order to avoid harmful interference between radio stations of different countries; Effective Jurisprudence


MOD 12 b) coordinate efforts to eliminate harmful interference between radio stations of different countries and improve the use of radio frequency spectrum for radiocommunication services and geostationary satellites and other orbits;
MOD 14 d) foster international cooperation and solidarity in providing technical assistance to developing countries and the creation, development and improvement of facilities and telecommunication networks in developing countries by all means at its disposal, in particular through its participation in the appropriate programs of the United Nations and the use of its own resources, as appropriate;
MOD 16 f) encourage cooperation between Member States and Sector Members in order to arrive at the establishment of rates to the minimum consistent with good quality service and a sound financial management of telecommunications independent;
ADD 19A j) promote participation of concerned entities in the activities of the Union and cooperation with regional organizations and other measures for achieving the purposes of the Union.

ARTICLE 2. (CS).


Composition of the Union MOD 20 The International Telecommunication Union is an intergovernmental organization in which Member States and Sector Members, having well-defined rights and obligations, cooperate for the achievement of the purposes of the Union. Under the principle of universality and the desirability of universal participation in the Union, this will consist of:
MOD 21 a) Any State which is a Member State of the International Telecommunication Union as a Party in a Internation Convention Telecommunications final prior to the entry into force of this Constitution and the Convention;
MOD 23 c) ​​Any other State, not a Member of the United Nations, which applies for membership of the Union State and upon approval of its application by two thirds of the member states of the Union, accedes to this Constitution and the Convention in accordance with Article 53 of this Constitution. If such a request is made during the period between two plenipotentiary conferences, the Secretary General shall consult the Member States of the Union. It shall be deemed to have abstained Member State which has not replied within four months from the date that has been requested.

Article 3. (CS).

MOD Rights and obligations of Member States and Sector Members MOD 24 1
Member States and Sector Members States shall have the rights and shall be subject to the obligations provided in this Constitution and the Convention. MOD
February 25 Member States shall, as regards their participation in the conferences, meetings and consultations, the following rights:
MODE 26 a) To participate in the conference, to be eligible for the Council and present candidates for the election of officers of the Union and members of the Radio Regulations Board;
MOD 27 b) Each member, subject to the provisions of the numbers 169 and 210 of this Constitution, the State is entitled to one vote at the plenipotentiary in the World Conferences in the assembly of a Sector, at meetings of the Study and, if it is part of the Council at meetings of this. At regional conferences, only they are entitled to vote Member States of the region concerned;

MOD 28 c) Each Member, subject to the provisions of the numbers 169 and 210 of this Constitution, the State shall also have one vote in all consultations carried out by correspondence. In the case of consultations regarding regional conferences, only they are entitled to vote Member States of the region concerned.
ADD 28A 3 Subject to the relevant provisions of this Constitution and the Convention, Sector Members shall, as regards their participation in the activities of the Union, the right to participate fully in the activities of the Sector they are members:
ADD 28B a) may occupy the Chair and Vice Chair of the Assemblies and meetings of the Sectors of World Conferences Telecommunication Development;
ADD 28C b) may participate in the adoption of Questions and Recommendations and in decisions concerning the working methods and procedures of the Sector concerned, subject to the relevant provisions of the Convention and relevant decisions adopted this regard by the Plenipotentiary Conference.

ARTICLE 4. (CS).


Instruments of the Union MOD March 31 The provisions of this Constitution and the Convention are further complemented with those of the Administrative Regulations, which regulate the use of telecommunications and shall be binding on all Member States :
- International Telecommunication Regulations.
- Radio Regulations.

Article 6. (CS).
Running
Union instruments
MOD 37 1 Member States are obliged to comply with the provisions of this Constitution, the Convention and the Administrative Regulations in all telecommunication offices and stations established or operated by them which engage in international services or may cause harmful interference to radio services of other countries, except in regard to services not subject to these provisions in accordance with Article 48 of this Constitution.
MOD 38 2. In addition, Member States shall take the necessary measures to enforce compliance with the provisions of this Constitution, the Convention and the Administrative businesses operating agencies authorized by them to establish and operate telecommunications and Regulations engage in international services or which operate stations capable of causing harmful radio services of other countries interference.

ARTICLE 7 (CS).


Structure of the Union MOD 44 e) Sector Telecommunication Standardization, including Assemblies World Telecommunication Standardization;

ARTICLE 8 (CS).


The Plenipotentiary Conference MOD 47 1 The Plenipotentiary Conference shall be composed of delegations representing Member States shall be convened every four years.
MOD 48 2 On the basis of the proposals of Member States and taking into account the reports prepared by the Council, the Plenipotentiary Conference:
MOD 50 b) Consider the reports of the Council on the activities of the Union since the previous Plenipotentiary Conference and on the general policy and strategic planning of the Union;
MOD 51 c) establish the basis for the budget of the Union and, in accordance with decisions taken based on the reports referred to in No. 50 above, related financial limits until the next Plenipotentiary Conference after considering all relevant aspects of the activities of the Union in that period;
ADD 51A d) establish, using the procedures described in Nos 161D to 161G of this Constitution, the total number of contributory units for the period until the next Plenipotentiary Conference, on the basis of the classes of contribution announced by the United Members.
MOD 54 f) elect the Member States which are to serve the Council;
MOD 57 i) consider and, where appropriate, approve the proposed amendments to this Constitution and the Convention made by Member States in accordance respectively with Article 55 of this Constitution and the relevant provisions of Agreement;
Jbis ADD 58A) adopt and amend the Rules of Procedure of conferences and other meetings of the Union;
MOD 59C b) Upon request, individually formulated by 2/3 of Member States and to the Secretary-General;
MOD 59D c) proposed by the Board, with the approval of at least 2/3 of Member States.

ARTICLE 9 (CS).

Principles Concerning Elections and Related Matters

MOD 62 b) The Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, the Directors of the Bureaux and the members of the Board of the Radio Regulations are elected among candidates nominated by Member States as their nationals, of which they are nationals different Member States and that, in making their choice, take into account equitable geographical distribution among the various regions of the world; in terms of elected officials, that also the principles embodied in No. 154 of this Constitution are taken into account;
MOD 63 c) Members of the Radio Regulations Board are elected individually and that each Member State may propose only one candidate.

ARTICLE 10 (CS).


The Council MOD 65 January 1) The Council shall be composed of Member States elected by the Plenipotentiary Conference in accordance with the provisions of No. 61 of this Constitution.
MOD 69 April 1) The Council shall adopt the necessary measures to facilitate the implementation by Member States of the provisions of this Constitution, the Convention, the Administrative Regulations, of the decisions of the Plenipotentiary Conference and, case, the decisions of other conferences and meetings of the Union. In addition, he will perform the tasks entrusted to it by the Plenipotentiary Conference.
MOD 70 2) consider broad telecommunication policy issues, following the general guidelines of the Plenipotentiary Conference, so that the policy and strategy of the Union fully respond to the constantly changing telecommunication and prepare a report on the policy and strategic planning recommended for the Union and on its financial implications. To do this, utiliz ará data prepared by the Secretary-General under No. 74A of this Constitution.

ARTICLE 11 (CS).


The General Secretariat ADD 73A 2) The functions of the Secretary General are specified in the Convention.
The Secretary-General:
MOD 74 a) coordinate the activities of the Union with the assistance of the Coordination Committee;
ADD 74A b) prepare, with the assistance of the Coordination Committee, the necessary data for the preparation of a report on the policies and strategic plan for the Union, and coordinate the implementation of the plan;
MOD 75 c) take the necessary measures to ensure economic use of the resources of the Union and responsible to the Council for all administrative and financial aspects of the activities of the Union;
MOD 76 d) act as legal representative of the Union.
ADD 76A 3) The Secretary General may act as depositary of special arrangements established in accordance with Article 42 of this Constitution.
CHAPTER II.
Radiocommunication Sector.

ARTICLE 12 (CS).


Functions and Structure MOD 78 1 January) Radiocommunication Sector shall have as function, bearing in mind the particular concerns of developing countries, achieving the objectives of the Union's radiocomunica tions set out in Article 1st of this Constitution,
- Guaranteeing the rational, equitable, efficient and economical use of the radio frequency spectrum by all radiocommunication services, including those using the geostationary-satellite or other satellite orbits, subject to the provisions of Article 44 of this Constitution and
- Carrying out studies without limit of frequency range and adopting recommendations on radiocommunication.
MOD 83 c) radiocommunication assemblies;
Dbis ADD 84A) The Radio Advisory Group;
MOD 87 a) of right, the administrations of Member States;
MOD 88 b) Institutions and organizations acquire the status of Sector Members in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention.

ARTICLE 13 (CS).

The Radiocommunication Conferences and Radiocommunication Assemblies MOD
90 2. World radiocommunication conferences shall normally be convened every two to three years; however, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention, it is possible not to convene a conference of this kind, or an additional conference call.

MOD 91 3 Radiocommunication assemblies shall also normally be convened every two to three years and may be associated in place and time with world radiocommunication conferences so as to improve the effectiveness and PC perform nto Radiocommunication Sector. Radiocommunication Assemblies provide the necessary technical bases for the work of the World Radiocommunication Conference and shall act upon requests for the WRCs. The functions of the radiocommunication assemblies are specified in the Convention.
MOD 92 4 The decisions of the World Radiocommunication Conferences, Radiocommunication Assemblies and Regional Radiocommunication Conferences shall conform in all cases to this Constitution and the Convention. The decisions of a radiocommunication assembly or the Regional Radiocommunication Conferences will also be adjusted in all cases to the Radio Regulations. By adopting resolutions and decisions, the conferences shall take into account the foreseeable financial implications and should avoid adopting that may bring the excess of the financial limits set by the Plenipotentiary Conference.

ARTICLE 14 (CS).

The Radio Regulations Board ADD 93A 2
Radio Regulations Board shall consist of a maximum of 12 members or a number corresponding to 6% of the total number of Member States, taking between both figures which the greater.
MOD 95 a) The adoption of rules of procedure, which include technical criteria, in accordance with the Radio Regulations and the decisions of competent radiocommunication conferences. The Director and the Office will use these rules of procedure in the application of the Radio Regulations for the registration of frequency assignments made by Member States. Administrations may comment on such rules and, in case of continuing disagreement, the matter shall be submitted to a forthcoming World Radiocommunication Conference;
MOD 97 c) Compliance with any additional duties relating to the allocation and use of frequencies as indicated in No. 78 of this Constitution, in accordance with the procedures provided for in the Radio Regulations, prescribed by a competent conference or by the Council with the consent ment of most Member States, for the preparation of such conferences or in compliance with the decisions of the same.
MOD 99 2) In the exercise of their duties, the members of the Board shall not seek or receive instructions from any government, of any member of government or any organization or public or private person. They shall refrain from any action or from participating in any decision that is incompatible with their status defined in No. 98 above.
MOD 100 3) The Member States and Sector Members shall respect the exclusively international character of the duties of the members of the Board and refrain from attempting to influence them in the performance of their duties.

ARTICLE 15 (CS).

MOD Study Groups and Advisory Group MOD 102 Radio
The respective roles of the Study Groups and Advisory Group Radiocommunication specified in the Convention.
CHAPTER III.
THE FIELD OF TELECOMMUNICATION STANDARDIZATION.

ARTICLE 17 (CS).


Functions and Structure MOD 104 1 January) Sector Telecommunication Standardization functions will be to achieve the objectives of the Union's telecommunications standardization set out in article 1 of this Constitution, taking mind the particular concerns of developing countries, studying for it the technical, operating and tariff related to telecommunications and adopting recommendations thereon to telecommunication standardization worldwide.
MOD 107 a) The World Assemblies Telecommunication Standardization;
ADD 108A bbis) The Advisory Group Telecommunication Standardization;
MODE 111 a) of right, the administrations of Member States;
MOD 112 b) institutions and organizations acquire the status of Sector Members in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention.

ARTICLE 18 (CS).

The World Assemblies MOD Telecommunication Standardization
MOD 113 1 Functions of the World Assemblies Telecommunication Standardization specified in the Convention.

MOD 114 2. World Assemblies Telecommunication Standardization is held every four years; however, an additional assembly may be held in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention.
MOD 115 3. Decisions of the World Assemblies normalizes tion Telecommunication be subject in all cases to this Constitution, the Convention and the Administrative Regulations. By adopting resolutions and decisions, the assemblies shall take into account the foreseeable financial implications and should avoid adopting that may bring the excess of the financial limits set by the Plenipotentiary Conference.

ARTICLE 19 (CS).

MOD Study Groups and Advisory Group Normalization of

Telecommunications MOD 116 The respective roles of the Study Groups and Advisory Group Telecommunication Standardization specified in the Convention.
CHAPTER IV.
THE SECTOR OF TELECOMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT.

ARTICLE 21 (CS).


Functions and Structure MOD 122 b) promote, in particular through collaboration, development, expansion and operation of telecommunication networks and services, particularly in developing countries, taking into account the activities of other relevant bodies, by reinforcing capabilities revaluation of human resources, planning, management and resource mobilization, and research and development;
ADD 132A bbis) The Advisory Group Telecommunication Development;
MOD 135 a) of right, the administrations of Member States;
MOD 136 b) institutions and organizations acquire the status of Sector Members in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention.

ARTICLE 22 (CS).

Development Conferences of
Telecommunications MOD 142 4 In Development Conferences Telecommunication not produce Final Acts. Its conclusions take the form of resolutions, decisions, recommendations or reports and in all cases shall conform to this Constitution, the Convention and the Administrative Regulations. By adopting resolutions and decisions, the conferences shall take into account the foreseeable financial implications and should avoid adopting that may bring the excess of the financial limits set by the Plenipotentiary Conference.

ARTICLE 23 (CS).

MOD Study Groups and Advisory Group Telecommunication Development
MOD 144 The respective roles of the Study and Development Advisory Group Telecommunication specified in the Convention.

CHAPTER V. OTHER PROVISIONS ON THE OPERATION OF THE UNION.

ARTICLE 25 (CS).

The World Conference on International Telecommunications
MOD 147 2 Decisions of world conferences on international telecommunications shall in all cases conform to this Constitution and the Convention. By adopting resolutions and decisions, the conferences shall take into account the foreseeable financial implications and should avoid adopting that may bring the excess of the financial limits set by the Plenipotentiary Conference.

Article 27. (CS).

Elected officials and staff
Union MOD 151 2) Member States and Sector Members shall respect the exclusively international character of the duties of the elected officials and staff of the Union, and refrain from influence them in the performance of their duties.
MOD 153 4) In order to ensure the efficient functioning of the Union, a Member State, a national of which has been elected Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General or Director of a Bureau shall refrain, as far as possible, from recalling between two plenipotentiary.

ARTICLE 28 (CS).
Union Finance

MOD 159 2 Expenditure of the Union shall be met:
ADD 159A a) Contributions from Member States and Sector Members States;
ADD 159B b) Income specified in the Convention or in the Financial Regulation.
ADD 159C 2bis Member States and Sector Members pay a sum equivalent to the number corresponding to the class of contribution it has chosen in accordance with the provisions of the numbers 160 units 161i below.

ADD 159D 2 ter Expenses incurred by the regional conferences that the number 43 of this Constitution refers to shall be borne by the Member States of the region concerned, in accordance with their class and, where appropriate, on the same basis by Member States of other regions participating in such conferences.
MOD 160 3 1) The Member States and Sector Members freely choose their class who wish to contribute to the payment of the expenses of the Union.
MOD 161 2) The election shall, in the case of Member States, in a Plenipotentiary Conference in accordance with the scale of classes of contribution and conditions contained in the Convention and in the procedures below:
ADD 161A 2a) the election shall, in the case of Sector Members, in accordance with the scale of classes of contribution and conditions contained in the Convention and in the procedures below.
ADD 161B 3bis 1) The Council, in its pre Plenipotentiary Conference meeting, fix the provisional amount of the contributory unit, on the basis of the draft financial plan for the corresponding period and total number of contributory units.
ADD 161C 2) The Secretary General will inform Member States and Sector Members of the provisional amount of the contributory unit, as has been determined under No. 161B above and invite Member States to him notified no later than one week before the date set for the opening of the plenipotentiary conference, the class of contribution they have provisionally chosen.
ADD 161D 3) The plenipotentiary conference shall, during its first week, the provisional upper limit of the contributory unit resulting from the steps taken by the Secretary General pursuant 161B and 161C numbers above, taking into account the any changes in the classes notified by Member States to the Secretary General contribution and those that have not been modified.
ADD 161E 4) Bearing in mind the draft financial plan revised, the plenipotentiary conference shall determine the definitive upper limit of the amount of the contributory unit. The Secretary-General shall invite Member States to announce, before the end of the penultimate week of the plenipotentiary conference, the class of contribution definitive choice.
ADD 161F 5) Members who have not communicated their decision to the Secretary General on the date established by the Plenipotentiary Conference States retain the class of contribution previously chosen.
ADD 161G 6) Then the Plenipotentiary Conference approve the final financial plan, based on the total number of contributory units corresponding to the final contribution classes chosen by Member States and contribution classes of Members Sector on the date of approval of the Financial Plan.
ADD 161h 3ter 1) The Secretary General shall inform the Sector Members of the definitive upper limit amount of the contributory unit and invite them to notify, within three months from the date of the closing of the Plenipotentiary Conference, the class of contribution they have chosen.
ADD 161i 2) Sector Members that have not communicated their decision to the Secretary General within that three-month period shall retain the class of contribution previously chosen.
MOD 162 3) Amendments to the scale of classes of contribution adopted by a plenipotentiary conference shall apply for the choice of contributory class in the next Plenipotentiary Conference.
MOD 163 4) The class of contribution chosen by Member States or Sector Members shall apply from the first biennial budget after a plenipotentiary conference.

SUP 164 MOD 165 5 When choosing its class of contribution, a State Member may not reduce it by more than two classes, and the Council indicate how the reduction will be gradually implemented over the period between plenipotentiary conferences. However, in exceptional circumstances such as natural disasters necessitating the launch of international aid programs, the Plenipotentiary Conference may authorize a greater reduction in tax class when a Member State requests it and established that it can no longer maintain its contribution in the class originally chosen.

ADD 165bis 5bis Under exceptional circumstances such as natural disasters necessitating the launch of international aid programs, the Council may authorize a reduction in class contrib utiva when a Member State requests it and established that it can no longer maintain its contribution at the class originally chosen.
ADD 165A 5bis Members and Sector Members States may at any time choose a higher class of contribution they have taken previously.

SUP 166 and 167 MOD 168 8 Members and Sector Members States shall pay in advance their annual contribution, calculated on the basis of the biennial budget approved by the Council and the adjustments that this may introduce.
MOD 169 9 Members in arrears to the Union lose the right to vote provisions of numbers 27 and 28 of this Constitution as the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds that of their contributions to the two preceding years.
MOD 170 10 In the Convention contains specific provisions on financial contributions from Sector Members and other international organizations.

ARTICLE 31 (CS).


Legal capacity of the Union MOD 176 The Union shall enjoy in the territory of each of its Member States, of the necessary legal capacity to exercise its functions and the fulfillment of its purposes.

ARTICLE 32 (CS).

Rules of conferences and other meetings
MOD 177 1 For the organization of its work and in their debates, conferences and other meetings of the Union shall apply the Rules of Procedure of conferences and other meetings of the Union adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference.
MOD 178 2 Conferences, assemblies and the Council may adopt rules they deem necessary to complete the Rules of Procedure. However, such rules must be compatible with the provisions of this Constitution and the Convention, as well as the rules of procedure mentioned in No. 177 above; those adopted by conferences or assemblies shall be published as documents of the same.
CHAPTER VI.
GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

ARTICLE 33 (CS).

Public's right to use the international telecommunication service
MOD 179 Member States recognize the public the right to communicate through the international service of public correspondence. Services, rates and guarantees will be the same in each category of correspondence for all users without any priority or preference.

ARTICLE 34 (CS).

Stoppage of Telecommunications MOD 180 1
Member States the right to stop, in accordance with its national law, the transmission of any private telegram which may appear dangerous to the security or otherwise reserved to its laws, to public order or morality, provided that they immediately notify the office of origin of the stoppage of the telegram or part thereof, unless such notification may appear dangerous to the security of the state.
MOD 181 2 Member States the right to terminate, in accordance with its national law, any other private telecommunications which may appear dangerous to the security of the State or contrary to its laws, to public order or morality are also reserved. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 35 (CS).


Suspension of Service MOD 182 Member States reserve the right to suspend the international telecommunication service, either generally or only for certain relations and for certain kinds of correspondence, outgoing, incoming or transit reserve, with the immediately notifies, through the Secretary General, the other Member States.

ARTICLE 36 (CS). Responsibility. Effective Jurisprudence

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ARTICLE 37 (CS).


Secrecy of Telecommunications MOD 184 1 Member States undertake to adopt all measures to allow the telecommunication system used to ensure the secrecy of international correspondence.

ARTICLE 38 (CS).

Establishment, operation and protection of telecommunication channels and installations
MOD 186 1. Member States shall take appropriate measures for the establishment, under the best technical conditions, of the channels and installations necessary for rapid and uninterrupted exchange international telecommunications.
MOD 188 3 Member States shall safeguard these channels and installations within their respective jurisdictions.

MOD 189 4 Unless special arrangements set other conditions, each Member State shall take the necessary measures for the maintenance of sections of international telecommunication circuits within its control.
ADD 189A Member States recognize the need to take practical steps to prevent the operation of electrical apparatus and installations of all kinds from disrupting the operation of telecommunication facilities that are within the limits of the jurisdiction of other Member states.

ARTICLE 39 (CS).


Notification of Infringements MOD 190 In order to facilitate the implementation of Article 6 of this Constitution, Member States undertake to inform one another of infringements of the provisions of this Constitution, the Convention and Administrative and if necessary to assist each other regulations.

ARTICLE 42 (CS).


Special Arrangements MOD 193 Member States reserve for themselves, for recognized by them and for other agencies duly authorized to that effect operating companies, the right to make special agreements on telecommunication matters which do not concern to the majority of Member States. However, such agreements may not conflict with the provisions of this Constitution, the Convention or the Administrative Regulations as concerns the harmful interference which their operation might cause to the radio services of other Member States and, in general, as it regards the technical harm which their operation might cause to the operation of other telecommunication services of other Member States.

ARTICLE 43 (CS).

Conferences, agreements and regional organizations
MOD 194 Member States reserve the right to convene regional conferences, to make regional arrangements and to form regional organizations to resolve telecommunication problems that can be addressed in a regional reserve. Regional arrangements not be in conflict with this Constitution or the Convention.
CHAPTER VII. SPECIAL PROVISIONS
radio communications.

ARTICLE 44 (CS).

MOD Using radio frequency spectrum and the geostationary satellites and other orbits
MOD 196 2 In using frequency bands for radio services, Member States shall take into account that radio frequencies and orbits associated, including geostationary satellites are limited natural resources to be used rationally, efficiently and economically in accordance with the provisions of the Radio Regulations, to allow equitable access to those orbits and frequencies different countries or groups of countries, taking into account the special needs of developing countries and the geographical situation of particular countries. Effective Jurisprudence


ARTICLE 45 (CS).


Harmful Interference MOD 197 1 All stations, whatever their purpose, must be established and operated in such a way that they can not cause harmful interference to radio services or communications of other Member States, companies recognized operating or other duly authorized to perform and a radiocommunication service operating in accordance with the provisions of the Radio Regulations.
MOD 198 2. Each Member State undertakes to require it recognizes and the other operating agencies duly authorized for this purpose, compliance with the provisions of No. 197 above.
MOD 199 3 Member States also recognize the need to take all possible measures to prevent the operation of electrical apparatus and installations of any kind cause harmful interference to radio services or communications mentioned in No. 197 referred to above .

ARTICLE 47 (CS).

Signs of distress, urgency, safety or identification
false or misleading MOD 201 Member States undertake to adopt the necessary measures to prevent the transmission or circulation of signs of distress, urgency, safety or identification or false misleading, and to collaborate in locating and identifying stations under their jurisdiction transmitting such signals.

Article 48 (CS).

Facilities of National Defence Services MOD 202
1 Member States retain their entire freedom with regard to military radio installations.

CHAPTER VIII.
RELATIONS WITH UNITED NATIONS, OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND NON-MEMBER STATES.

ARTICLE 51 (CS).
Relations

non-Member States MOD 207 Member States reserve for themselves and for the recognized operating agencies the right to fix the conditions under which telecommunications have exchanged with a State which is not a Member State of the Union. All from telecommunication such State and accepted by a Member State shall be transmitted and will apply the mandatory provisions of this Constitution, the Convention and the Administrative Regulations, as well as the normal rates, to the extent that use channels of a Member State.
CHAPTER IX.
FINAL PROVISIONS.

ARTICLE 52 (CS).

Ratification, acceptance or approval
MOD 208 1 This Constitution and the Convention shall be ratified, accepted or approved simultaneously on a single instrument by Member Signatory States in accordance with their constitutional requirements. This instrument shall be deposited as soon as possible with the Secretary General, who will make the appropriate notification to Member States.
MOD 209 2 1) During a period of two years from the date of entry into force of this Constitution and Convention, signatory Member State, even if they have deposited the instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval, in accordance with the provisions of No. 208 above, shall enjoy the rights conferred upon Member States of the Union numbers 25 to 28 of this Constitution.
MOD 210 2) After the period of two years from the date of entry into force of this Constitution and the Convention, a signatory Member State which has not deposited its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval in accordance with provisions of the previous number 208 will not be entitled to vote at any conference of the Union, in any meeting of the Council at any meeting of the Sectors, or during consultation by correspondence conducted under the provisions of this Constitution and Convention until they have deposited such an instrument. Except the right to vote, not be affected other rights.
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