Regarding Access To The Czech Republic To The North Atlantic Treaty

Original Language Title: o přístupu České republiky k Severoatlantické smlouvě

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66/1999 Coll.


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.


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

all Governments.

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:

Article 1

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.

Article 2

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.

Article 3

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.

Article 4

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.

Article 5

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

armed assault:

-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.

Article 7

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


Article 8

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.

Article 9

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.

Article 10

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.

Article 11

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.

Article 12

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.

Article 13

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.

Article 14

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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