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The COMMUNICATION FROM the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs communicates the day 4. April 1949 was in
Washington adopted the North Atlantic Treaty.
With the Treaty, its assent, Parliament of the Czech Republic.
The instrument of accession of the Czech Republic to the North Atlantic Treaty
signed by the President of the Republic on 26 April. February 1999, was deposited with the
the United States Government, the depositary of the Treaty, on 12 June 2006. March
Treaty has entered into force, pursuant to article 11 on March 24. August
1949. For the Czech Republic entered into force in accordance with the wording of
Article 10 of the Treaty on 12 June 2006. March 1999.
English translation of the Treaty shall be designated at the same time. In the English version
the contract can be consulted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY
Washington, D. C., 4. April 1949
The parties hereto confirm their faith in the purposes and principles of the Charter of
The United Nations and their desire to live in peace with all peoples and
They are determined to protect the freedom, common heritage and civilization of their
Nations, based on the principles of democracy, individual freedoms and
the rule of law.
It seeks to promote stability and well-being in the North Atlantic area.
They are resolved to unite their efforts for collective defence and for the preservation of
peace and security.
Therefore, agree on this North Atlantic Treaty:
Parties undertake, as provided for in the Charter of the United
Nations, to settle any international dispute in which they may be involved,
peaceful means in such a way to avoid risks to the international
peace and security, and justice, and refrain from in their international
the relations of the threat or use of force in any manner inconsistent
with the objectives of the United Nations.
The parties will contribute to the further development of peace and friendship
international relations by strengthening their free institutions, seeking
for a better understanding of the principles upon which these institutions are based, and
creating the conditions for stability and prosperity. Will seek to
the exclusion of its conflict of international economic policies and will be
to promote economic cooperation between any parties or between the
all the parties.
In the interest of more effective achievement of the objectives of this agreement, the parties will
individually and collectively, continuous and effective self-help and mutual
using to maintain and develop their individual and collective ability to
to resist armed attack.
The parties will consult together whenever, in the opinion of any of the
they compromise the territorial integrity, political independence or
safety of any party.
The parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in the
Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against all, and therefore
agree that, if such an armed attack, each of them
apply the right of individual or collective self-defence spending recognised
Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations and help the contested hand
or parties, by itself and in cooperation with other parties
shall immediately take the steps it deems necessary, including the use of
the armed forces, in order to restore and maintain security in the North Atlantic
Of any such armed attack and all measures taken in
as a result of this attack, the Security Council will be informed immediately. This
the measures shall be terminated when the Security Council take the necessary measures
to restore and maintain international peace and security.
Article 6 ^ 1)
For the purposes of article 5, an armed attack on one or more sides means
-in the territory of either of the parties in Europe or North America, the Algerian
departments of France, ^ 2) on the territory of Turkey or to the Islands under the
the jurisdiction of any of the parties in the North Atlantic area north of the
the Tropic of cancer;
-the armed forces, ships or aircraft of any of the parties,
located in these territories or over these territories or in another area in
Europe, where they were on the date of entry into force of this Treaty, deployed
occupation forces of any party, or over the area or in the
The Mediterranean sea or over him or in the North Atlantic area north of the
the Tropic of cancer or above this area.
This agreement will not be affected in any way and in no way interpreted the rights and
obligations of the parties, which are members of the United Nations, or
paramount responsibility of the Security Council for the maintenance of international peace and
Each of the parties hereby declares that none of the current international commitments
force in the relations between it and any of the other party, or
any non-Member State is not in conflict with the provisions of this agreement, and
It undertakes not to accept any international obligation, which would be with this
in violation of the agreement.
The parties hereby establish the Council, in which each of them represented by, for
to discuss issues related to the implementation of this agreement.
The Council will be organized so that it could at any time immediately. The Council of the
shall establish the necessary subsidiary bodies, in particular, shall set up a Committee for
the defense, which will recommend measures for the implementation of articles 3 and 5.
The parties may, by unanimous consent, invite any other
European State which is able to support the principles of this Treaty and the
to contribute to the security in the North Atlantic area to accede to
This agreement. Each of the invited State may become party to this Treaty,
by depositing an instrument of accession with the Government of the United States of America. The Government of the
United States of America shall inform each of the parties of the deposit of each
such instrument of accession.
This agreement shall be ratified and the provisions will be the parties
carried out in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures. Instrument of ratification
of the Charter as soon as possible will be deposited with the Government of the United States,
which shall notify all other signatories of the deposit of each instrument of ratification
of the Charter. This agreement shall enter into force in the relations between States
have ratified it, as soon as the ratification of the majority will be stored
the signatories, including the ratification of Belgium, Canada, France,
Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States, and in
relation to other States, will enter into force on the date of deposit of the
instruments of ratification.
After ten years of validity of the contract or at any time thereafter will be
the parties, if either of them so requests, consult with a view to changes
of the Treaty, taking into account the factors in a given period will be
effect on peace and security in the North Atlantic area, including the development of
General and regional agreements created under the Charter of the Organization
the United Nations for the maintenance of international peace and security.
After 20 years of the contract, either party may stop
to be a party after expiry of one year from the filing of the notice of termination
the Government of the United States of America, which shall notify the other parties of the Government
deposit of the notification of denunciation.
This Treaty, of which the English and French text is equally authentic,
will be stored in the archives of the Government of the United States of America. This Government
duly certified copies shall transmit to the Governments of the other signatory States.
1) the definition of the territory covered by article 5, was amended by article
2 of the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on access of Greece and Turkey and
the access logs of GERMANY and Spain.
2) 16. January 1963, the Council heard a statement by the representative of France, NATO
that remind you that the vote on self-determination on 1 May 2004. July 1962
the Algerian people called for the independence of Algeria in cooperation with France.
As a result, the President of the French Republic, January 3. July 1962
formally recognised the independence of Algeria. It follows that "Algerian
departments of France ", as such, continues to exist and mention of them in the
The North Atlantic Treaty therefore does not make sense. On the basis of this
the Declaration, the Council noted that, with regard to the former Algerian
departments of France, the relevant provisions of the Treaty shall cease to have force
on 3 June 2006. July 1962.
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