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.
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
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
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 HEAD OF THE SECOND
The Constitution Of The Organization
Members of the Organization are Member States of this Convention.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
The decision shall be communicated without delay to the Member States for information, the study
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.
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.
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.
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 International Committee for legal metronomii
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.
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
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 President may invite to the meetings of the Committee in an advisory capacity to any person,
the assistance deemed useful.
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.
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.
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
An information meeting will be held on may, however, the territory of different Member States.
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
Abstence, white or invalid tickets are not considered committed
voices. Nezodpovědění the questions within the time limit set by its Chairman, it is considered
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
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.
The authority has its administrative headquarters in France.
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.
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.
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.
THE HEAD OF THE THIRD
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
-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.
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.
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
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.
The Financial Committee shall draw up on the basis of the General regulations
laid down in the aforementioned article. XXIV-XXVI.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Convention is concluded for a period of 12 years from its first entry
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.
The organization may be dissolved by decision of the Conference, to
delegates at the time of voting "power of Attorney" for this purpose.
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.
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.
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