The Consular Convention Between The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic And France

Original Language Title: o Konzulární úmluvě mezi ČSSR a Francií

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79/1971 Sb.



DECREE



Minister of Foreign Affairs



of 25 June 2002. February 1971



a Consular Convention between the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the

The French Republic



On 22 November. It was in Prague on 16 January 1969 signed a consular Convention between

The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the French Republic.



With the Convention have expressed their approval of the Federal Assembly of the Czechoslovak

Socialist Republic and the president of the Republic has ratified it.

The instruments of ratification were exchanged in Paris on 7. January 1971.



According to article 52, the Convention entered into force on 6. February 1971.



The Czech version of the Convention shall be published at the same time.



Minister:



Ing. Marko v.r.



CONSULAR CONVENTION



between the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the French

Republic of



The President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic



and



President of the French Republic,



guided by the desire to establish rules which would apply in the consular relations

between the two countries, and to develop these relations in a spirit of friendship and

cooperation,



have decided to conclude a consular Convention, and for this purpose its name

agents:



the President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic



Václav Pleskota, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,



President of the French Republic



Roger Lalouetta, the French Ambassador Extraordinary and

Republic in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic,



who exchanged their full powers, found in good and due form,

and agreed on the following provisions:



TITLE I OF THE



Definitions and general provisions



Article 1



For the purposes of this Convention the following expressions have the following meanings:



and) the expression "consular post" means the Consulate General, Consulate

or vicekonzulát;



(b)) the expression "consular circuit" means the territory of a designated consular post

to the exercise of consular functions;



(c)), the term "head of consular post" means the person designated to

sending State, to carry out duties associated with this feature;



(d)), the term "consular officer" means any person, including the head of

consular office, which was responsible for this function in the exercise of consular functions;



e) the expression "consular employee" means any person employed in the

administrative or technical services of the consular office;



(f)), the term ' member of the auxiliary staff "shall mean any person employed

in the domestic service of the consular post;



(g)), the term "members of the consular post" means the consular

officials, consular employees and members of the auxiliary staff;



(h)), the term "members of the consular staff" means those with consular

officials in addition to the head of the consular post, consular employees and

members of the auxiliary staff;



I) the expression "member of the private staff" means any person employed by

exclusively in the private service of a member of the consular post;



j) the expression "consular" means the buildings or parts of buildings and

land belonging to them, used exclusively for the purposes of the consular

the Office, regardless of who owns them;



k) the expression "consular archives" includes all documents, documents,

correspondence, books, movies, recording tapes and registers of the consular

the Office, together with the encryption equipment, filing cabinets and cooking appliance

their protection and save.



Article 2



1. Consular Office may be established in the territory of the receiving State only with the

his consent.



2. the registered office of the consular post, his class and consular circuit are

determined by the sending State and the receiving State are subject to approval.



3. Subsequent amendment of the seat of the issuing consular office of his class or changes

consular circuit can carry out only with the agreement of the sending State

of the receiving State.



4. the prior explicit consent of the receiving State is also needed

to establish offices forming part of the consular post, but it is

located outside the headquarters of the authority.



Article 3



1. the head of the consular office are able to perform their functions on the

the basis of the consent of the receiving State, called exekvatur, which is

granted after submission of the konzulského patent.



2. Konzulský patent must certify the name, surname and the head of the class

consular, consular circuit and the seat of the consular office.



3. the State which refuses to grant exekvatur, is not obliged to inform the

sending State the reasons for its refusal.



4. In the meantime, before he will be granted exekvatur, may be the head

consular office accepted for performance of their duties on a provisional basis. In that

the case will be on him, subject to the provisions of this Convention.



Article 4



1. If the head of the consular post for any reason to exercise

of his duties or if the post of head of consular post temporarily

uprázdněno, the temporary head of the sending State functions

Consular Office of the consular officer of the Office of the delegate or

another consular post or a member of the diplomatic staff

diplomatic missions; the name of this person must be pre-registered to communicate

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the receiving State.



2. the Temporary head of the consular office shall provide the rights, privileges and

immunity, which enjoys under this Convention, the head of the consular office.



3. the credentials of a member of the diplomatic staff of diplomatic missions

the sending State consular functions pursuant to paragraph 1 of this article

It does not limit the privileges and immunities, which are awarded on the basis of its

the diplomatic status.



Article 5



As soon as the head of the consular office for the performance of their functions adopted, albeit

even provisionally or ad interim, it shall inform the beneficiary State immediately

the competent authorities of the consular district and shall take the appropriate measures to ensure that

the head of the consular office to exercise the obligations arising from its

the Office and enjoy the benefits of this Convention.



Article 6



Consular officers may only have the nationality of the sending State.



Article 7



1. the receiving State may at any time and without giving reasons for its decision

notify the sending State that a consular officer is a persona

non grata or that any other Member of the consular staff is

unacceptable. In this case, the sending State according to the nature of the case

revokes the person concerned, closes its consular post or function

cancels her appointment.



2. If the sending State refuses or fails to comply within a reasonable time

commitments, which is referred to in paragraph 1 of this article, the receiving

Depending on the nature of the case the State withdraw the appropriate person or exekvatur

stop it as a member of the consular staff.



Article 8



1. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the receiving State will be in writing

notified:



and the appointment of members of the consular post), their arrival after the appointment of the

consular post, their final departure or the termination of their functions, and

all subsequent changes affecting their status that may occur

during their service to the consular post;



(b) the arrival and final departure of) a family member of a member of the consular

the Office, which belongs to his household, and, where applicable,

cases where a person becomes or ceases to be a member of the family;



(c) the arrival and final departure) of the members of the private staff and, where

applicable, the termination of their service in that capacity;



d) admission to employment and the release of people settled in the receiving

State, in respect of members of the consular post or private members

staff.



2. Whenever possible, the arrival and final departure also in writing

announced in advance.



Article 9



A member of the consular post ends, inter alia:



and) written notice of the sending State to the receiving State that the

his function ended;



(b)) a detention exekvatur;



c) by a written notice of the receiving State, the sending State that it

the beneficiary State ceased to be considered a member of the consular staff in

cases envisaged by article 7 (2). 2.



TITLE II



Privileges and immunities



Article 10



1. the receiving State shall facilitate the exercise of the functions in full consular and

consular officials and shall take the necessary measures to be able to enjoy the

the rights, privileges and immunities as provided for in this Convention.



2. the receiving State shall treat consular members with due

respect and shall take all appropriate measures to ensure their

protection, freedom and dignity.



Article 11



1. The sending State shall have the right to use its State in the receiving State

the flag and coat of arms in accordance with the provisions of this article.



2. the national flag of the sending State may be posted up, and coat of arms

located on the building of the consular post and its entrance, on the residence

the head of the consular post and its means of transport,

If they are used for professional purposes.



3. In the exercise of the rights of this article will take into account the laws,

the rules and practices of the receiving State.



Article 12



1. the receiving State shall either facilitate the use on its territory in the framework of its laws and

the laws of the sending State to obtain the necessary room for consular

Office, or to help him obtain a room in a different way.




2. If necessary, will also help in obtaining a consular post

suitable accommodation for its members.



Article 13



1. members of the consular post are not subject to jurisdiction of the receiving

the State, as regards the exercise of their functions.



2. the provisions of the preceding paragraphs of this article shall not apply to

civil proceedings brought by a third party in the event of damage resulting from

the receiving State from an accident caused by a vehicle, boat or plane.



3. in the case that a member of the consular post is a citizen

of the sending State, committed in the territory of the receiving State outside the performance

its functions, a criminal offence under the laws of this State, the

the sending State shall immediately informed through diplomatic channels.



4. Consular officer cannot be arrested, taken into custody or to the performance of

imprisonment or subjected to any other restriction of personal

freedom, except that this happens either on the basis of the resolution of the

the Court or the Prosecutor for serious criminal offences, for which legislation

the beneficiary State stipulates a prison sentence whose upper limit

is at least five years, or on the basis of a final judgement of a court.



Article 14



1. members of the consular post may be invited to appear as a

witnesses to the Court or administrative proceedings. Consular employees and

members of the auxiliary staff may not, except in the cases referred to in

paragraph 3 of this article, refuse to give evidence. The refusal of the

consular officer to give evidence shall not be applied against him

coercive measures or other sanctions.



2. the authority requesting the testimony must ensure that unjust

the consular officer in the performance of its functions. Whenever possible, the

take evidence at his residence or at the consular post or

take testimony from him in writing.



3. members of the consular post and members of their families do not have the

obligation to submit testimony about the facts associated with the performance of their

functions or to submit to the official correspondence and documents relating to the

These facts. They are also entitled to refuse to give an advisory opinion as

experts from the national law of the sending State.



Article 15



1. The sending State may for a member of the consular post to give up the privileges and

the immunities referred to in articles 13 and 14.



2. the waiver of privileges and immunities must be, with the exception of the provisions of paragraph 3

This article, in all cases, explicit and must be communicated to the

the beneficiary State in writing.



3. If a consular officer or consular employee starts

proceedings in the case, in which benefited from immunity from jurisdiction under article 13,

cannot invoke immunity from jurisdiction in respect of actions

directly connected with the principal claim.



4. Give up the immunity from jurisdiction in civil or administrative

It does not mean to give up the immunity in respect of enforcement power

the judgment; This immunity is necessary to give up separately.



Article 16



1. the buildings or parts of buildings and the land belonging to them, which are

used exclusively for consular purposes, and the residence of the head of

the issuing consular office shall be inviolable. The authorities of the receiving State

they may not enter into them without the consent of the head of consular post

the head of the diplomatic mission of the sending State or the person in charge of

some of them.



2. subject to the provisions of paragraph 1 of this article, the beneficiary State

a special duty to take all reasonable measures to protect the

consular rooms against any assault or damage and to

prevent interference peace consular post or the injury on his

dignity.



3. the Consular premises, their equipment, property and consular office

his means of transport are not subject to any form of rekvizici for the purposes of

National Defense or public needs. If the expropriation shall be carried out

for these purposes, it will be done so as not to infringe the rules

international law, and all appropriate measures are taken to

prevent any disruption of the exercise of consular functions.



Article 17



The consular archives and documents are always inviolable, wherever located

anywhere, anytime.



Article 18



The receiving State shall exempt members of the consular post and their family

members living in the same household with them from any personal

services, public services of any kind whatsoever, and from military obligations,

such as requisitions, military contributions and accommodation.



Article 19



1. Consular officers and consular employees and members of their families

living with them in the same household are exempt from all obligations

imposed the laws and regulations of the receiving State in respect of the registration of

aliens, residence permits, work permits and other formalities

generally applicable to foreigners.



2. The provisions of paragraph 1 of this article shall not apply to consular

employees who are not employees of the sending State or

who perform a private profit-making activities in the receiving State, or

their family members.



Article 20



1. subject to the provisions of paragraph 3 of this article are members of the

consular office in terms of the services that they perform for the sending

State, and members of their families living with them in the same household

exempt from the provisions on social security or in

the receiving State.



2. The exemption referred to in paragraph 1 of this article shall also apply to the members of the

private staff who are employed exclusively for members

the consular authority, provided that:



and that they are not citizens) of the receiving State or are permanently

settled,



(b)) that they are subject to the social security legislation in force in the

the sending State or in a third State.



3. members of the consular post of employing persons with

not covered by the exemption referred to in paragraph 2 of this article must comply with the

the obligations imposed on employers the provisions on social

the security of the recipient State.



4. The exemption provided for in paragraph 1 and 2 of this article shall not preclude the voluntary

participation in the social security system of the receiving State for the

provided that participation therein is permitted to the receiving State.



Article 21



1. Consular officers and consular employees and their family

the family living with them in the same household, are exempt from the

all taxes and charges, whether personal or factual, national,

regional and local, with the exception of:



a) indirect taxes, which are usually included in the price of the goods or

the services;



(b)) taxes and fees from private real estate on the territory of the receiving

State, subject to the provisions of article 24;



(c) the probate fees and charges) from the transfer of assets selected

the receiving State, subject to the provisions of paragraph (b)), article 23;



d) taxes and fees from private income of all kinds that come from

of the receiving State, including profits derived from transfer of property

values;



e) taxes and charges levied for the provision of specific services;



f) registration, Court, the mortgage and fees, kolkových

subject to the provisions of article 24.



2. The members of the auxiliary staff are exempt from taxes and charges on

the wages they receive for their services.



3. members of the consular post who employ persons whose salaries

or wages are subject to income tax in the receiving State, it must meet the

the obligations that the laws and regulations of this State, as regards the

the collection of income tax.



Article 22



1. the receiving State in accordance with the laws and regulations that may be issued,

shall authorise the import and provides exemption from all customs duties, taxes and

other charges other than charges for storage, cartage and similar

services:



a) for items, including cars, intended for official use

the consular office;



(b)) in articles intended for personal use by consular officials and

members of their families living with them in the same household,

including articles intended for their initial device. Consumer

articles must not exceed the amount necessary for direct consumption

of the persons concerned.



2. Consular employees shall enjoy the privileges and exemptions specified in

paragraph 1 of this article, in the case of imported items when their onset

to the Office.



3. the personal baggage of consular officers and their family

nationals living in a common household with them are exempt from

Customs inspections. May be inspected only if there are serious

reasons to believe that they contain objects other than referred to in subparagraph

(b) of paragraph 1 of this article), or articles the import or export of which is

banned by the laws and regulations of the receiving State, or on which the

subject to its laws and regulations on quarantine. This examination may be

made only in the presence of the consular officer or his family

Member.



Article 23



In the case of the death of a member of the consular post or of a member of his family

living with him in a common household, the receiving State:



and) shall authorise the export of movable property of the deceased, with the exception of property that


has been obtained in the receiving State and the export of which is prohibited at the time of his

of death;



(b)) will not levy national, provincial or local probate fees or

fees from the transfer of assets, in the case of movable property, which was the territory of the

of the receiving State only as a result of the stay of the deceased in this State

as a member of the consular post or of a family member of a Member

the consular office.



Article 24



1. Consular residence room and head of consular post

the owner or lessee of the sending State or any

a person acting on its behalf, shall be exempt from all national,

regional or local taxes and fees, with the exception of charges

levied for the provision of specific services.



2. the Tax exemption referred to in paragraph 1 of this article does not apply

taxes and fees, which, according to the laws and regulations of the receiving

State to pay the person entering into the contractual relationship with the sending State

or with a person acting on his behalf.



Article 25



1. the receiving State shall permit and protect the freedom to join the consular

the authority for all official purposes. In conjunction with the Government, the diplomatic

missions and other consular authorities of the sending State, whether they are

Anyway, the consular post to use all appropriate connectors

means, including diplomatic couriers, diplomatic or

consular baggage and encoded or encrypted messages.



2. The official correspondence of the consular office shall be inviolable. The expression of

"official correspondence" means all correspondence relating to the

consular post and its features.



3. the Consular bag shall not be opened or detained. However, if the

the competent authorities of the receiving State have serious reasons to believe that the

bag contains something other than official correspondence or documents

or articles intended exclusively for official use, may require that

the luggage was opened in the presence of the responsible representatives of the

of the sending State. The authorities of the sending State, if such a request is

they refuse, the luggage to the place where it comes from.



4. the Consular bag may be entrusted to the captain of the ship or the civil

the aircraft has to land at the point of entry. The captain must be

equipped with authentic instrument indicating the number of parcels making up the consular

baggage, however, will not be treated as a consular courier. After discussion

with the competent local authorities may instruct any of the consular post

of its members, to take over the bag directly and freely given from the captain

ship or aircraft, or forward them to him.



Article 26



Subject to the laws and regulations of the areas to which access is disabled

or modified for reasons of State security, the receiving State shall ensure to all

members of the consular post of the freedom of movement and travel in its territory.



TITLE III



Consular jurisdiction and consular functions



Article 27



Consular officers are entitled to:



and) to protect the rights and interests of the sending State and of its citizens, including

legal persons, in the receiving State;



(b)) to support the development of commercial, economic, cultural and scientific

contacts between the High Contracting Parties and develop among them a friendly

contacts;



(c) all lawful means) status, and the development of a commercial,

economic, cultural and scientific life of the receiving State;

report on the Government of the sending State messages and provide information

to interested parties.



Article 28



Consular officers may exercise their functions, refer to:



and the relevant local authorities of their) consular circuit;



(b)) the central competent authorities of the receiving State, if it is allowed to

laws, regulations, and practices of the receiving State or international

agreements governing this question.



Article 29



1. In accordance with the laws and regulations of the receiving State's consular

the officer the right to represent or take measures to ensure appropriate

representation of the citizens of the sending State before the courts and other authorities

of the receiving State in cases where the absence or from other

the reasons are not in time to defend their rights and interests. The same is true for

the legal person of the sending State.



2. Representation in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article shall, as soon as

represented by the persons they appoint their representative or protect themselves

their rights and interests.



3. If the consular officer shall represent the person referred to in paragraph 1 of this

the article, in the performance of this function is subject to the legislation of the receiving

the State and the jurisdiction of its judicial and administrative organs under the same

conditions and to the same extent as a citizen of this State.



Article 30



Consular officers have the right to:



and citizens of the sending State) register;



(b)) to issue passports or other travel documents of citizens of the

the sending State and to extend their validity;



(c) to issue visas and required) documents to persons who wish to travel to

of the sending State, and prolonging the validity of these documents.



Article 31



1. in the range specified by the legislation of the sending State's consular

the official shall be entitled to:



and take birth and death) leaves the citizens of the sending State and to take

copies of these documents;



(b) to enter into marriage and issue) on how the papers for

provided that both spouses are nationals of the sending State, and with the

subject to advise the competent authorities of the receiving State,

If required by its legislation;



(c)) or register the dissolution of marriage according to the law

of the sending State.



2. This provision shall not relieve the person concerned, the obligation to submit

reporting of prescribed law of the receiving State.



3. the competent authorities of the receiving State shall, without delay and free of charge will be

send consular post copies and extracts of documents of civil status

the citizens of the sending State and required for administrative purposes.



Article 32



Consular officer shall be entitled to:



1. to accept the Declaration of the citizens of the sending State and to certify them;



2. to prepare, certify, and take custody of wills and other documents and

Declaration of the citizens of the sending State;



3. to certify or validate the signatures of citizens of the sending State;



4. submit and verify all documents and documents issued by the authorities of the

the sending or the receiving State and to certify translations, copies and

extracts from these documents.



Article 33



Consular officers are authorized to carry out consular post in

his apartment, in the apartment of one of the fellow citizens and on a boat or on a plane

the sending State the following:



1. drafting and verification of the authenticity of the documents and contracts, to the citizens of the

of the sending State to conclude, if these documents and contracts are not in

contrary to the legislation of the receiving State and not to the establishment of a

or the transfer of rights to immovable property located in this State;



2. drafting documents and agreements and the verification of their authenticity without regard to

the nationality of the parties, if these documents and contracts

apply only to assets or rights existing in the posting State

or they concern matters that are to be implemented in this State for the

provided that these contracts are not in conflict with the law

of the receiving State.



Article 34



Consular officers are entitled to receive from the citizens of the sending

State for safekeeping documents, money, valuables and other assets they

belonging.



These documents, money, valuables and assets can be exported from

of the receiving State in accordance with its legislation.



Article 35



Of the Charter and the documents referred to in articles 32 and 33 are in the receiving

the State of the same force and probative force as documents certified or

confirmed by the judicial authorities or other competent authorities of that State.



Article 36



The receiving State must accept without verification of the signatures of the consuls to the

the schedules, which are issued by consular officers or which confirmed the conformity of the copies

with the original issued by the competent authority, provided that the Charter will be

bear's official stamp and from the content of documents will be able to assess the

their authenticity.



Article 37



Consular officials are allowed to serve judicial and non-judicial

documents and deal with the Court's request, according to valid international

agreements or-if such an agreement in the absence of any other way that is

in accordance with the laws and regulations of the receiving State.



Article 38



1. about the death of a citizen of the sending State in the territory of the receiving State

shall inform the competent authority of that State shall immediately inform the consular post.



2. Similarly, if the heir, other authorized party or

odkazovník, which has a fall heritage in the territory of the present

of the receiving State, is a national of the sending State, however, the presence

on the territory of the receiving State, and is not legally represented.



3.



and the consular post of the sending State) may request the competent authority of the

of the receiving State on the urgent measures necessary to ensure and

managing the legacy of Celtic heritage left by the deceased in that State of a citizen of the sending

State and warned him about any measures that have been taken;




(b)) in the provision of measures referred to in paragraph a) may post

to provide its assistance, directly or through their representatives.



4. If, after the completion of the formalities relating to the estates in the receiving

the State falls to the movable heritage, or proceeds from the sale of chattels or

real estate heir, an authorized party or odkazovníku who are

citizens of the sending State and who do not reside in the receiving State and

not appointed an agent, the property or the proceeds from their

sales passed the consular post of the sending State under the condition that:



and the eligibility of the heirs) has been demonstrated, legitimate participants, or

odkazovníků;



(b)), the competent authorities of the receiving State can be, where this comes in

account, acceptance of passing inheritance or the proceeds from its sale;



(c) any estate debts) within the period prescribed the laws declared

of the receiving State are paid or secured;



(d) the fees of the heritage) are paid or secured.



5. If a citizen of the sending State who is not permanently established in the

the receiving State, suddenly die during the journey on the territory of that State,

things will be a sum of money and valuables, which he had with him and that were not

It was requested to present the heir, provisionally passed into the custody of consular

the authority of the sending State without further formalities, for which administrative

or judicial authorities in the interests of the respective management reserves the right to

the takeover of these things.



Consular post of the personal effects and sums of money pass

any authority of the receiving State entrusted to their administration or

the liquidation. Consular post must ensure the legislation of the receiving State

on the export and transfer of sums of money.



6. in matters of succession, also apply the provisions of article 29 of the Convention.



Article 39



1. As soon as the authorities of the receiving State can learn about cases where the

need to appoint a guardian or a guardian for the citizen of the sending

the State, in writing, it shall notify the competent consular authority.



2. the provisions of article 29 of this Convention shall also apply to protect and defend the rights and

interests of minors or other persons who do not have the full right to

legal capacity.



3. Consular officials may intervene with the competent authorities

of the receiving State in the appointment of guardians or guardians in particular

submission of proposals for candidates for the performance of these functions, provided that the

to do so entitles the legislation of the receiving State.



4. in the case where it is not ensured by minors or other asset management

people not carrying the full capacity to perform legal acts, the consular

the clerk take care of appointment of an administrator of the property or to request

the competent authorities of the receiving State to take the appropriate measures.



Article 40



1. in order to facilitate the exercise of the functions relating to citizens ' konzulských

of the sending State:



and consular officers have the discretion) join with the citizens of the sending State

and access to them. Citizens of the sending State shall have the same freedom of

connection and access to consular officials;



(b)), the competent authorities of the receiving State shall, without delay, and in any

the case within 10 days to inform the consular post of the sending State to

cases where in his consular district is a citizen of the sending State

taken into custody, or where his personal freedom of any other form of

limited. Each message addressed to the consular post by the person who is taken

into custody or whose personal freedom is limited, otherwise these must be

authorities also delivered no later than 10 days.



These authorities must, without delay, inform the person concerned of the

their rights under this subparagraph;



c) consular officers shall have the right of the citizen to attend, speak and

to correspond with him and to ensure their legal representation. Exercise of these rights

cannot be postponed for more than 15 days, starting with the withdrawal of the binding

or by restricting his personal liberty; However, if so requested by the consular officer of the

visit citizen after 10 days from the beginning of the deprivation or limitation of

personal freedom of the citizen, must be allowed to visit within five

days from the filing of the application;



(d)) if these citizens after a conviction in a prison sentence

freedom or if their freedom restricted, have consular officials

the right is several times to visit. Every visit of this kind is necessary

allow the consular officer's interview with a prisoner.



2. the rights referred to in paragraph 1 of this article shall be carried out only in the

accordance with the laws and regulations of the receiving State, provided that the

However, these laws and regulations shall not invalidate those rights.



Article 41



1) Consular officials may in your circuit to provide assistance to the consular

Marine and river ships having jurisdiction of the sending State,

calling at a port or other place where they can anchor or

is there already. Once the input is enabled, the ships

consular officials to enter on board these ships and to connect with

the captain, the crew members and passengers who are citizens of the sending

State.



2. The captain or any crew member can freely come to the

consular office, if this Office is located at the port where the ship is moored.

If there is no consular post in the port, the connection is made subject to the consent of the

the competent national authority.



3. without prejudice to the competence of the authorities of the receiving State, can

consular officers investigate all accidents that occur during the

the cruise ship of the sending State, listen to the captain and each Member of the

the crew check the onboard documents, receive a statement of the way and

the place of destination, and if it is the law of the sending State is enabled,

to resolve disputes of any kind between the master, officers and sailors make

measures for the adoption of the captain or any crew member to

hospital treatment or to return to the homeland, to facilitate the arrival of the ship,

her departure and stay in the port.



In the exercise of these functions may request the authorities of the consular officials

of the receiving State for help.



4. the authorities of the receiving State, won't the events on board the ship,

with the exception of riots that could break the peace and public order on the

country or port, cause injury or threaten public

order, and riot, involving persons who are not members of

the crew.



5. In the event that the competent authorities of the receiving State should plan to

perform inspection, investigation or enforcement measures on board the ship

of the sending State, which is found in the waters of the receiving State,

shall inform the consular office before implementation, in order to be able to design

attend consular officials. In an announcement made in this direction will be

given a specific term. If you do not attend the consular officials or their

representatives of measures undertaken, these authorities may apply to transfer

all information about their progress.



The provisions of the preceding subparagraph shall also apply in the case where the captain

or any crew member is to be interrogated by the authorities of the receiving

State.



6. in the case of urgent measures, or if the investigation

carried out at the request of the captain, must be a consular officer

informed in the course of the investigation, and as soon as possible.



On request, the consular officer in that case also trained

during the investigation to be held in his absence.



7. The provisions of paragraphs 5 and 6 of this article cannot be used against the

the authorities of the receiving State when it comes to the application of the Customs legal

measures and regulations, and other measures of control applicable to

health, port police, security of goods and access of foreigners.



8. the provisions of this article shall not apply to warships.



Article 42



1. When a ship sending State fails, gets stuck or is otherwise

damaged in the border zone of the State addressed, shall report to the competent

authorities of that State shall, without delay, report to the consular post and learn it

with measures taken or foreseen to rescue the passengers, the ship and the

cargo.



Consular officer can provide all the help of the ship, crew members

and passengers and to take all measures to ensure the security of the cargo and to repair

the ship. You may also contact the authorities of the receiving State with a request for

such measures.



2. If the operator of a ship, the captain or any authorized person

It is not with it, to take the necessary measures to maintain and manage the boat or

its cargo, the consular officer may make on behalf of the operator

the ship measures in this direction could ship operator to do so.



3. The provisions of paragraph 2 of this article shall also apply to any

the subject that belongs to citizens of the sending State and comes from the cargo ship

the sending State or a third State, which has been found on the coast

or near the coast of the receiving State or transported to the port of

consular district.



4. the competent authorities of the receiving State will provide consular officer


the necessary assistance in all the measures to be taken during damage

the ship.



5. the ship, which suffered damage to its cargo and catering supplies

on the territory of the receiving State are not subject to customs charges, if they are not

released for use or consumption in that State.



Article 43



Consular officers may perform supervisory and inspection functions

set by the legislation of the sending State and relating to aircraft

of this State and their crews. They are also authorized to provide these

aircraft and crews for assistance.



Article 44



1. Consular post for consular acts to choose from on the territory

the beneficiary State fees and benefits provided for by the laws and regulations

of the sending State.



2. the amounts collected in the form of fees and charges referred to in paragraph 1

of this article and of the receipt of their payment shall be exempt from all

taxes and levies in the receiving State.



Article 45



In addition to its functions provided for in this Convention can consular officials

perform other consular functions, which are not in conflict with the

legislation of the receiving State.



TITLE IV



Final provisions



Article 46



1. Without prejudice to their privileges and immunities, all persons enjoying

such privileges and immunities as regards laws and regulations of the receiving State. Are

also required to not interfere in the internal affairs of that State.



2. Consular room will not be used in a manner which would

conflict with the exercise of consular functions.



Article 47



Members of the consular post shall comply with all obligations imposed by the laws and

regulations of the receiving State in respect of civil liability

for damage caused to third parties during the operation of the vehicle, boat or

the aircraft.



Article 48



1. members of the consular post who are nationals of the receiving State

or are they permanently settled in it or carry out a private profit-making

activity in that State shall enjoy only the immunities referred to in article 13

paragraph 1 and article 14 paragraph 3 of this Convention.



2. The provisions of title II of that Convention, with the exception of article 14, paragraph 3, the

do not apply to:



and) family members of persons under paragraph 1 of this article;



(b)) a member of the consular post of the family members who are nationals of

of the receiving State or are permanently settled in it or carry out

a private profit-making activities in that State;



(c) the members of the private staff) who are nationals of the receiving State

or are they permanently settled in it, or who perform a private

gainful employment in that State.



3. the receiving State must exercise its jurisdiction over persons

referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this article in such a way as to

unjustifiably restrict the exercise of consular functions.



Article 49



1. the provisions of this Convention shall apply, if the context allows,

also on the performance of consular functions being carried out by diplomatic

the missions.



2. The names of members of a diplomatic mission responsible for the work in the consular

the Department or otherwise responsible for the performance of consular functions, missions are

be notified in writing to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the receiving State.



3. The privileges and immunities of the members of a diplomatic mission referred to in paragraph 2

This article shall continue to be modified rules of international law on the

diplomatic relations.



Article 50



This Convention replaces and repeals the Consular Convention between Czechoslovakia and

France signed in Paris on 3. June 1927.



Article 51



This Convention is subject to ratification. The exchange of instruments of ratification will be

made in Paris.



Article 52



This Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date of the exchange of

instruments of ratification and shall remain in force until terminated by one of the high

of the Contracting Parties denounces it, with six months ' notice.



The evidence that agents of High Contracting Parties to this Convention signed

and it seals.



Done at Prague on 22. January 1969, in two originals, each in the language

the Czech and French languages, both texts being equally authentic.



From the power of the President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic:



V. Cheery v.r.



From the power of the President of French Republic:



R. Lalonette v.r.