On The Convention On The Establishment Of The International Organization Of Legal Metronomii

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40/1959 Coll.


Minister of Foreign Affairs

of 26 March. June 1959

on the Convention on the establishment of an International Organisation for legal metronomii

At the International Conference on legal metronomii was on 12. October 1955

in Paris negotiated International Convention on legal metronomii, which, according to

Article 34 became effective on 28 March 2007. May 1958. For

The Czechoslovak Republic was signed on 27. December 1955.

The Government approved the Convention on 21 February 2006. December 1955 and the president of the Republic it

ratified on 27. October 1956.

In addition to the Czechoslovak Republic ratify the following States:

Denmark, Finland, France, India, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Monaco, Norway,

Poland, Austria, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Spain and


To the Convention joined Bulgaria and Italy.

Czech translation of the Convention is published in the Annex of the laws.

David v.r.


on the establishment of the International Organization for legal metronomii

The States parties to the present Convention, desiring to resolve on an international base

technical and administrative matters arising from the use of measuring instruments and

conscious of the importance of the coordination of their efforts to achieve this goal, the

agreed to establish the international organization on legal metronomii,

is defined as follows:


The purpose of the Organization

Article. (I)

There is hereby established the International Organization for legal metronomii. This

the organization is responsible for:

1. establish a documentation and information centre:

-on the one hand about the various national services dealing with

authentication and control of measuring instruments, which are or may be

subject to legislation;

-on the other side of the measuring instruments referred to above in terms of

their conception, construction and use;

2. translate and issue the texts of the legislation on measuring instruments and

their use, in force in the various countries, with all the explanations

based on constitutional and administrative law of these States, which are required

to perfect understanding of these regulations;

3. define the General principles of legal metronomie;

4. to examine in order to unify the methods and rules of legal issues

metronomie nature of a legislative and administrative, on whose solution is

international interest;

5. develop a model draft law and rules relating to measuring

instruments and their use;

6. develop a proposal on the substantive organization of the service pattern, with the task of

authentication and control of measuring instruments;

7. identify the characters and properties necessary and sufficient to have a measuring

the device, in order to be approved by Member States and that their use of the

It could be recommended to the international field;

8. to promote contacts between the authorities of weights and measures and other authorities

responsible for the legal metronomií in each of the Member States of the organization.


The Constitution Of The Organization

Article II

Members of the Organization are Member States of this Convention.

Article. (III)

The organization includes:

International Conference on legal metronomii,

The International Committee for legal metronomii,

The International Office of legal metronomii,

which is consulted on.

International Conference on legal metronomii

Article IV

The Conference is tasked with:

1. to study issues relating to the objectives of the Organization and to make all

decisions about them,

2. to ensure the establishment of management bodies in charge of carrying out the work

The Organization, as well as elect members of the Committee or to approve their co-optation,

3. to examine and approve the final report on the work of the various institutions for

legal metronomii, formed under this Convention.

The Conference does not have the right to deal with its own issues and legislation

administration of a single State, unless expressly this


Article. In

Member States to this Convention participating in the Conference as members, are on the

It represented according to the article. (VII) and are subjected to the obligations specified by the Convention.

Independently of the members may participate in the Conference as correspondents:

1. States or territories which cannot or do not wish to be more Contracting

Parties to the Convention;

2. international associations engaged in activities related to the activities of

The organization.

Correspondents are not represented at the Conference, however, it may send

the observer with only a consultative voice. Does not have to pay membership dues

as the Member States, but shall bear the expenses for the provision of services, which

require, and subscriptions for publications of the organization.


The Member States undertake to provide all the Conference

documentation that you have and which would in their view, help

The Organization to fulfil its tasks successfully.

Article. (VII)

Member States shall transmit to the meetings of the Conference up to three official

representative. If possible, one of them has to be in their country yet

active employee services for weights and measures or other authority for

legal metronomii.

Only one of them has the right to vote.

These delegates might not have the "power of Attorney", but at the request of the Committee in

specific cases and for clearly defined questions.

Each State pays the expenses associated with its representation at the Conference.

Members of the Committee who are not posted to my Government, have the right to participate in

the meetings with the Advisory.

Article. (VIII)

The Conference shall decide on recommendations for joint action by the Member States

in the areas referred to in article 14(2). (I).

Decisions of the Conference can be implemented only if the number of

present Member States by at least two-thirds of the total number of

the Member States and if this decision was taken at least four

fifths of the votes cast. The number of votes cast must be equal to

at least four-fifths of the number of Member States.

Abstence, white or invalid ballot papers are not considered

votes cast.

The decision shall be communicated without delay to the Member States for information, the study

and recommendations.

These States are morally commit themselves to this decision as maybe

completely as possible.

However, each time a vote regarding the Organization, management, administration, and

internal rules of the Conference of the Committee, the Bureau and any similar questions, just

a simple majority, to the appropriate decision took immediate effect,

the minimum number of members present and the number of votes cast

remains the same as above. Voice of the Member State to which the delegate #

shall vacate the place, in a tie.

Article. (IX)

The duration of each of its meetings, the Conference shall elect from its

the middle of the President and two Vice-Presidents, which connects the head of the Office

as a Secretary.

Article. X

The Conference shall meet at least once every six years, convened by the Chairman of

of the Committee; If it is busy, when convened by the Director of the Office, if it

asked at least half of the members of the Committee.

At the end of its work, the Conference shall determine the place and date of its next

the meeting or the eueb.

Article. XI

The official language of the organization is the French language. The Conference may

but the use of one or more other languages for work and

the negotiations.

The International Committee for legal metronomii

Article. (XII)

The tasks set out in article 2(1). (I) are carried out and monitored by the International Committee

on legal metronomii, which is the authority of the Conference.

Article. XIII

The Committee shall consist of not more than twenty members of a different nationality. These

Members are elected by the Conference from among the nationals of the Member

States, the consent of the Government of their country.

Elected members must be employees of the law enforcement services

measuring instruments, or personalities, zastávajícími active official function

in the area of legal metronomie.

Contribute to the Committee their experience, advice, and results of their work,

without some way to commit his Government or his Office.

Are elected for a period of six years and are optional. However, if expires

their credentials in the period between two meetings of the Conference, the

automatically up to the second of these sessions.

Cease to be members of the Committee, as soon as they satisfy the conditions specified

This article.

Each Member of the Committee, which shall not participate in two consecutive sessions,

without apology or represented, is from the second of these meetings

automatically considered to have simultaneously withdrawn.

When the Conference was unable at the time of the first establishment of a Committee to choose all

its members, or when the place vacant due to death, resignation or

If the credentials of a member expires, may be supplemented by the kooptací Committee. The appointment of the

co-opted members this way will become final only after approval by the

the Conference, the Government's consent. Their credentials to expire

at the same time the mandate of members elected directly by the Conference.

Members of the Committee have the power of their function, the right to participate in the meetings of the

the Conference with the voice of the Advisory. Can be one of the delegates of their Government on the

the Conference.

The President may invite to the meetings of the Committee in an advisory capacity to any person,

the assistance deemed useful.

Article. XIV

Natural persons, excellent in metronomické science or industry, or

former members of the Committee may, by decision of the Committee may receive the title of

Honorary Member. They can participate in the meetings with the Advisory.

Article. XV

The Committee shall elect a Chairman, a first and second Vice-Chairman,

who are elected for a period of six years and are optional. Expires if

However, their credentials in the period between two meetings of the Committee, the

automatically up to the second of these sessions. Director of the Office is to them

added as Secretary.

The Committee may entrust the Chairman of some of its features.

The President shall perform the functions conferred on it by the Committee and replaced by Committee

when urgent decisions. Announces the members of the Committee and the decisions in the

them as soon as possible about the reports.

To solve the questions of common interest for the Committee and for relatives

the Organization, the President shall represent the Committee in these organizations.

In the case of absence, the busy, the expiration of the mandate, the resignation or

the death of the President, performs its function as a temporary first Vice-President.

Article. XVI

The Committee shall meet at least every two years, convened by its Chairman; If

busy, Director of the Office, it shall be convened if requested by at least

half of the members of the Committee.

If there is no special reason, the usual meetings are held in the country in which it is located

the Office.

An information meeting will be held on may, however, the territory of different Member States.

Article. XVII

Committee members who are unable to attend a meeting may delegate his

the voice of one of their colleagues, which thus becomes their representative. In

this case should not be cumulated with the same Member of the your voice more than two other


The decision shall be valid only if it is equal to the number of those present and

represented at least three quarters of the number of celebrities elected or

co-opted members of the Committee, and if the proposal was adopted at least

four-fifths of the votes cast. The number of votes cast shall

at least four-fifths of the equal number of those present and represented at the


Abstence, white or invalid tickets will not be considered as votes cast.

In the time between meetings and in certain specific cases, the Committee may

be in writing.

Decisions taken in this way are valid, if all members of the

of the Committee were invited to express their opinion, and if the decision

approved unanimously by the votes cast, provided that the

the number of votes cast is equal to at least two-thirds of the elected or

co-opted members.

Abstence, white or invalid tickets are not considered committed

voices. Nezodpovědění the questions within the time limit set by its Chairman, it is considered


Article. XVIII

The Committee entrusts the competent services of the Member States, with their explicit

the preliminary agreement, study specific issues, research and

the laboratory work. If these tasks are associated with some expenses,

the agreement to which this issue will be covered by the above organizations.

Director of the Office shall coordinate and collects all work.

The Committee may entrust certain tasks temporarily or permanently working groups

or technical or legal experts, the management instructions, which itself determines.

If these tasks are associated with some rewards and compensation, the Committee

fix their amount.

Director of the Office shall exercise the functions of the Secretariat of the working groups

or groups of experts.

The International Office of legal metronomii

Article. XIX

For the running of the Conference and the Committee, the International Bureau is responsible for the legal

metronomii, which is built under the leadership and control of the Committee.

The Office has the task of preparing the meetings of the Conference and the Committee, follow up

the connection between the different members of those bodies, and keep in touch with the Member

States or with correspondents and their respective services.

It also has the task to carry out studies and work, referred to in article 3(1). I, as well as

not to draw up protocols and issue bulletin, which is sent free of charge

to the Member States.

Is a documentation and information centre, as provided for in article 4(1). (I).

The Committee and the Office shall ensure the implementation of decisions of the Conference.

The Office does not take place or research research or laboratory work. However, you may have

the demonstration Hall, provided with appropriate facilities for exploration

construction and operation of certain equipment.

Article. XX

The authority has its administrative headquarters in France.

Article. XXI

Staff of the Office includes the Director with his co-workers, who are

appointed by the Committee, as well as permanent or temporary officials and employees

accepted by the Director.

Staff of the Office and, where appropriate, experts on which this article. XVIII, are

be remunerated. Receive a salary or wages, or remuneration, the amount being determined by the Committee.

As a Manager, his associates, officials or employees of the

provides for the Committee, especially as regards the conditions relating to the reception,

the work, discipline and retirement.

The appointment, dismissal or withdrawal of the officials and staff of the Office

done by the Director, with the exception of his associates designated by the Committee,

who may be subject to such measures only from the decisions of the Committee.

Each Member State shall appoint, in his country, one of its employees,

that will be in charge of maintaining permanent contact with the Office and collecting

all study questions. In countries that have between their national

nationals of a member of the Committee, this personality may be at the same time responsible for

the abovementioned contact.

Article. XXII

The Director leads the operation of the authority, under the control and according to the guidelines of the Committee, to which it is

responsible, and which is obliged to submit to each ordinary session of the

report on the activities.

The Director of revenue collected, prepares the budget, is responsible for all

expenses of a personal and factual and points out to a payday, manages the cash funds.

The Director is from the power of his Office Secretary of the Conference and the Committee.

Article. XXIII

Governments of the Member States declare that the authority is considered to be publicly

beneficial, that is a legal person and that generally enjoys the privileges and benefits

usually accorded to intergovernmental institutions legislation in force in

each of the Member States.


Financial provisions

Article. XXIV

The Conference decides for the financial period equal to the period of time between its


the aggregate amount of loans-about a necessary to cover the expenses associated with running the

The Organization;

-about the annual amount of loans to be stored as a reserve to pay for the

extraordinary expenses and necessary to ensure the implementation of its budget for the

the case of the lack of income.

The loans are denominated in gold francs. Parity between the franc and gold

Frank French, parity is designated by the Banque de France.

During the financial period, the Committee may, if it considers it to be necessary, contact

Member States with a request for an increase in lending, in order to ensure the implementation of

the tasks of the Organization, or face the changed economic conditions.

If after the expiry of the financial period, the Conference still up or

If the Council has not acted lawfully controlling, financial period shall be extended to

the following a valid session. The loans originally allocated shall be reduced proportionately

will increase for the period of the extension.

For the financial period, the Committee shall lay down between the credit amount allocated

operational issue relating to the financial period between meetings.

Checks the store to raise funds.

If at the end of the financial period, the Committee received, or if the

the was no lawfully controlling, Chairman and Director of the Office shall decide on the

the extension of the whole or part of the budget up until the next

a valid session.

Article. XXV

Director of the Office shall be entitled to receive in the private scope of commitments and

balance the operational expenses of the organization.

Is entitled to:

-balance the extraordinary expenses,

-Choose from a reserve credit amounts needed to ensure

the implementation of the budget in case of a shortfall in revenue, only with the prior

the consent of the Chairman of the Committee.

Budget surpluses remain applicable throughout the financial period.

Budget economy led by the Director, shall be submitted to the Committee, which is

at each of its meetings.

After the financial period, the Committee shall submit the accounts to

control of the Conference.

The Conference determines the way the use of budgetary surpluses. The sum of these

the surpluses can be used to reduce the contributions of Member States or

credited to reserves.

Article. XXVI

The expenditure of the organisation shall be reimbursed:

1. the annual contributions of the Member States.

Total contributions per financial period shall be determined according to the amount

loans approved by the Conference, taking into account the forecast of revenue from below

the listed items 2 through 5.

In order to determine the respective shares of Member States are divided on the

four classes based on the total population of the countries and territories of the

which stated that represent them:

Class and the number of the population less than or equal to 10 million.

Class II population from 10 million to 40 million.

Class III population from 40 million to 100 million.

Class IV population in excess of 100 million.

The number of the population shall be rounded down to the nearest million.

If, in any State, it is the degree of use of measuring instruments

clearly lower than the general average, then that State may request the

inclusion in a lower grade than at which belongs to its population.

According to the classes of shares are 1, 2, 4 and 8.

The proportion of the contribution of a Member State is evenly divided on all summer

of the financial term, in order to establish the annual contribution.

In order to create the right away from the beginning of hedge fund, intended to

the settlement of fluctuations in the collection of revenue, the Member States shall lodge a backup to

the next annual contributions. The amount of these advances, as well as their duration shall be determined by

the Conference.

If at the end of the financial period, the Conference up or

has not acted lawfully controlling, payment of annual contributions will be extended in

the same amount to the current session of the Conference;

2. the income from sale of publications and the income from the provision of services


3. income arising from the imposition of the amounts that make up the cash in hand;

4. the contributions to common financial period and the entry fees of new

Member States-arrears paid posts and entrance fees again

adopted by the Member States-in addition paid contributions of Member

States that after the break again posts;

5. subsidies, subscriptions, gifts, links, and a variety of incomes.

On the implementation of the specific work can some Member States provide

the extraordinary subsidies. These will not be included in the general budget and

will be posted to separate accounts.

The amount of the annual contributions is fixed in gold francs. Are paid

in French francs or in any other convertible currency. Parity

between the gold franc and the French franc is determined by the Banque de France,

and is applied to the prevailing on the day of payment.

Contributions shall be paid at the beginning of the year the Director of the Office.

Article. XXVII

The Financial Committee shall draw up on the basis of the General regulations

laid down in the aforementioned article. XXIV-XXVI.

Article. XXVIII

A State that becomes a member of the Organization during one of the periods

set out in article. XXXVI, is obliged, until the expiry of this period and is from

its approach should be subjected to the same obligations as the existing members.

New Member State becomes part owner of the assets of the Organization and from this

the title is required to pay the entry fee, the amount being determined by

the Conference.

The amount of the annual contribution shall be calculated as if he went up 1. January

the year following the deposit of the instrument of accession or ratification. The amount of the

the contribution for the current year is equal to so many dvanáctinám post, how much

remains months to pay. This post does not change in any way the amount of

the contributions provided for in respect of the current year for other members.

Article. XXIX

Each Member State which has not paid its contributions for three consecutive

for years, ex officio, considered as vystoupivšího and will be deleted from

of the Charter in the Member States.

However, if some Member States are temporarily in a difficult financial situation and

as a result, they cannot meet their obligations, their situation

explored by the Conference, which in some cases may allow

the payment deadline or suspension.

The lack of income generated by deletion of a Member State shall be replaced by

by selecting from the reserve fund, set up under article 5(2). XXIV.

Member States which voluntarily resigned and the Member States, which have been

declared the emergence of ex officio, lose their right to spolumajitelské

the total assets of the organization.


The Member State which voluntarily stepped out, it may be accepted at the mere

request. However, it is considered as a new Member State, and if passed, more

than five years from its performances, requires an initial contribution.

A Member State that is declared ex officio under vystoupivšího, may

be accepted on request only, subject to pay contributions

outstanding at the time of their removal. These contributions shall be paid in arrears

calculated based on the amount of contributions in the years before

the adoption. This State is then treated as a new Member State, but

initial contribution is calculated by reference to the preceding posts in

proportions of conferences.

Article. XXXI

In the case of the dissolution of the Organization's assets, subject to any agreement to the

which the same Member States whose contributions are at the time of

the dissolution of the paid and subject to contractual or acquired rights

staff in active employment or retirement, among the Member States in

the ratio to the total amount of their earlier contributions.


General provisions

Article. XXXII

This Convention shall remain open for signature until 31 December 2006. December 1955

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of France.

It will be ratified.

The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Government of the French Republic, which

shall notify each signatárnímu State date of deposit.

Article. XXXIII

States which have not signed the Convention, may accede to it after expiry of the period

laid down by article 1(2). XXXII.

Accessible shall be deposited with the Government of the French Republic, which

shall notify the date of such deposit to all signatárním and acceding Governments.

Article. XXXIV

This Convention shall enter into force thirty days after the deposit of the sixteenth

ratification or receptive to the Charter.

Will enter into force for each State which ratifies it or

After this date, thirty days after the deposit of its instrument of ratification or

receptive to the Charter.

The Government of the French Republic shall notify each of the Contracting Parties the date when

The Convention will enter into force.

Article. XXXV

Any State may, at the time of signature, ratification or in any other

communication addressed to the Government of the time to notify the Republic of France,

This Convention shall apply to all or part of the territory, which represents

in the international field.

This Convention will apply to one or more of the territories designated in the

communication from the thirtieth day after the date on which the Government of the Republic of France

has received the communication.

The Government of the French Republic shall notify this communication the other Governments.

Article. XXXVI

This Convention is concluded for a period of 12 years from its first entry

in efficiency.

Will remain in effect for six years and another six years, always

for Contracting Parties which it nevypověděly at least six months before the

the expiry of that period.

Notice of termination shall be made by written communication addressed to the Government of the Republic of

the French, which shall inform the Contracting Parties.

Article. XXXVII

The organization may be dissolved by decision of the Conference, to

delegates at the time of voting "power of Attorney" for this purpose.

Article. XXXVIII

If the number of Contracting Parties to this Convention to less than sixteen,

the Conference shall consult the Member States about whether to treat

The Convention null and void.

Article. XXXIX

The Conference may recommend to the Contracting Parties amendments to this Convention.

Each Contracting Party shall notify the receiving its receipt in writing of a change

the Government of the French Republic, which shall inform the other Contracting Parties of

that it has received a notice of acceptance.

The amendment shall enter into force three months after the Government of the Republic

the French gets from all of the parties to the communication of the adoption. As soon as the

the change is as follows taken by all Contracting Parties, it shall notify the Government of the

The French Republic to all the other Contracting Parties, as well as

signatárním Governments and at the same time inform the Commission of the date of their entry into


Once the amendment enters into force, no Government can ratify this

The Convention or accede to it, without at the same time adopted the change.

Article. XL

This Convention is drawn up in a single original in the Dutch,

that is stored in the archives of the Government of the French Republic, which shall issue to all

signatárním and acceding Governments of the certified true copies of that matches the

the original.

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