On The Convention On The Establishment Of The Office Of Communications

Original Language Title: Par Konvenciju par Eiropas Sakaru biroja izveidi

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: The Convention on the establishment of the Office of communications article 1. 23 June 1993, the Convention on the establishment of the Office of communication, as amended by the 2002 April 9 (hereinafter the Convention), with this law is accepted and approved.
2. article. Fulfilment of the obligations provided for in the Convention are coordinated by the Ministry of transportation. Article 12 of the Convention obligations referred to ensure the protection of the environment and regional development Ministry.
3. article. The Convention shall enter into force on its article 16 within the time and in order, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify the newspaper "journal".
4. article. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. With the law put the Convention in English and its translation into Latvian language.
5. article. The annual fee for membership of the European Communications Office is covered by the State joint stock company "electronic communications Directorate".
The Parliament adopted the law of 12 January 2012.
The President a. Smith in 2012 on January 25th CONVENTION FOR the establishment OF the EUROPEAN Communications Office the Hague on 23rd June 1993 as amended at Copenhagen on 9th April 2002 the States parties to this Convention, hereinafter referred to as the "Contracting Parties"; determined to establish a permanent non-profit-making institutions to assist the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administration will hereinafter referred to as "FRY", with its task to strengthen relations between its members, to promote their co-operation and to contribute to creating a dynamic market in the field of European postal and electronic communications. noting that this Convention the constitut amended text of the Convention for the establishment of the European Radiocommunications Office and that the Office established by this Convention shall assume the responsibilities of the former and the task of the European Radiocommunications Office (ERO) and the European Telecommunications Office (ETO); have agreed as follows: article 1 establishment of the European Communications Office (1) (A) the European Communications Office, hereinafter referred to as the "eco", is hereby established. (2) the headquarters of the eco shall be in Copenhagen, Denmark. Article 2 Purpose of the eco the eco shall be a centre of expertise in postal and electronic communications to assist and advise the CEPT Presidency and the CEPT committees. Article 3 functions of the eco (1) the primary functions of the eco shall be: 1. to provide a centre of expertise which shall act as a focal point, identifying problem areas and new possibilities in the postal and electronic communications field and to advise the CEPT Presidency and the CEPT committees accordingly; 2. the draft long-term plans for future use of resources used by scarc electronic communications on a European level; 3. with the national liais authorities, as appropriate; 4. to study regulatory issues in the postal and electronic communications field; 5. the conduct of consultation on specific topics; 6. it maintains a record of important CEPT Committee actions and of the implementation of relevant Decisions and Recommendations of the CEPT; 7. to provide the CEPT committees with status reports at regular intervals; 8. it is with the European Union liais and with the European Free Trade Association; 9. to support the CEPT Presidency, inter alia in maintaining the Rolling Policy Agenda; 10. to provide support and studies for the CEPT committees, inter alia for proposing a works programme for CEPT on the basis of the Rolling Policy Agenda; 11. to support CEPT Working Group and project teams, in particular in the through of specific consultation meetings; 12. to be the custodian of the CEPT archives and to the axis of the disseminat bake information appropriate. (2) In carrying out the above functions related to consultation meetings, the eco shall develop and maintain an up-to-date procedures designed to enable organisations in Europe with a relevant interest in the use of postal and electronic communications-including government departments, public operators, manufacturers, users and private network operators, service providers, research establishment and standard-making bodies or organisations representing groups of such parties-to subscribe to relevant information on a regular basis and to participat in these consultation meetings in an equitable manner having regard to their particular interests. (3) In addition to the functions mentioned in paragraph 1 the eco shall organise regular meetings open to organisations mentioned in paragraph 2 to provide an opportunity to discuss the activities and the future work program of the CEPT committees and the eco. Article 4 Legal status and Privilege (1) of the eco shall have legal personality. The eco shall enjoy the full capacity without cessary for the exercise of its functions and the achievement of its purpose, and may in particular: 1. enter into contracts; 2. acquir, lease, hold and dispos of movable and immovabl property; 3. be a party to legal proceedings; and 4.-agreements with conclud States or international organisations. (2) the Director and the Staff of the eco shall have a privilege and in Denmark as defined in immunit an agreement concerning the headquarters of the eco between the ECO and the Government of Denmark. (3) Other countries may grant similar privileges and in support to the immunit of the eco's activities in such countries, in particular with regard to immunity from legal process in respect of words spoken and written and all acts performed by the Director and the Staff of the eco in their official capacity. Article 5 organs of the eco the eco shall consis of a Council and a Director, assisted by a Staff. Article 6 the Council (1) the Council shall consis of representatives of the Contracting Parties. (2) the Council shall elect its Chairman and Vice-Chairman, who shall be a representative of a Contracting Party. The term of Office shall be three years, renewable for one period. The Chairman shall have authority to act on behalf of the Council. (3) the representatives of the CEPT Presidency and the CEPT committees, the European Commission and of the Secretariat of the European Free Trade Association may participat in the Council with the status of Observer. Article 7 functions of the Council (1) the Council shall be the Supreme decision-making body of the ECO and shall in particular: 1. the determin the eco's policy on technical and administrative matters; 2. approve the work programme, the budget and the accounts; 3. determin the number of staff and their terms of employment; 4. appoin the Director and the Staff; 5. enter into contracts and agreements on behalf of the eco; 6. the amendments to adop this Convention in accordanc with articles 15 and 20;

and take all measure 7. accidents cessary for the fulfilmen of the purpose of the eco within the framework of this Convention. (2) the Council shall establish all cessary not rules for the proper functioning of the ECO and its organ. Article 8 Voting rules (1) the Decision of the Council shall be reached by consensus as far as possible. If consensus cannot be reached a decision shall be taken by a two-thirds majority of the weighted votes cast. (2) the weighting of the individual votes of the Council shall be in accordanc with Appendix a. (3) proposals to amend this Convention, including the Annex, shall be considered only if they are supported by at least 25% of the total weighted votes of all Contracting Parties. (4) For all decisions of the Council, (a) must exist of quor at the time when the decision is made which: 1. for amendments relating to the decision of this Convention and its Annex, is equivalent to at least two thirds of the total weighted votes of all Contracting Parties; 2. for all other decision is equivalent to at least one half of the total weighted votes of all Contracting Parties. (5) the Observer to the Council may participat in the discussions but shall not have the right to vote. Article 9 the Director and Staff (1) the Director shall act as the legal representative of the ECO and shall have the authority, within limits agreed by the Council, to enter into contracts on behalf of the eco. The Director may delegate this authority, in whole or in part, to the Deputy Director. (2) the Director shall be responsible for the proper execution of all internal and external activities of the eco in accordanc with this Convention, the headquarters agreement, the work programme, the budget, and directives and guidelines given by the Council. (3) A set of Staff Rules shall be established by the Council. Article 10 Work programme, A work programme for the eco covering a three-year periods shall be established each year by the Council on the basis of proposals from the CEPT Assembly and the CEPT committees. The first year of this programme shall contain sufficient details to enable the annual budget of the eco to be established. Article 11 Budgeting and Accounting (1) the financial year of the eco shall run from the 1st of January to the 31st of December following. (2) the Director shall be responsible for preparing the annual budget and the annual accounts for the ECO and submitting them for considerations and approval as appropriate by the Council. (3) the budget shall be prepared taking into account the requirements of the work programme established in accordanc with article 10. The timetabl for submitting and approving the budget, in advance of the year to which it applies, shall be determined by the Council. (4) A set of detailed financial regulations shall be established by the Council. They shall, inter alia, contains a provision about the timetabl for the submission and approval of the annual accounts of the ECO and the provision concerning the audit of the accounts. Article 12 Financial contributions (1) the capital expenditure and the current operating expense of the ECO, excluding costs related to Council meetings, shall be borne by the Contracting Parties, who shall share the costs on the basis of the contributory units in accordanc with the table in Annex A, which is an integral part of this Convention. (2) this shall not preclud the ECO, after decision by the Council, from carrying out work for third parties, including the CEPT Presidency, on a cost-recovery basis. (3) the costs related to Council meetings shall be borne by the inviting Contracting Party or, if there is no inviting Contracting Party, by the eco. Travel and expense shall be borne by the subsistenc by the Contracting Parties represented. Article 13 Contracting Parties (1) (A) a Contracting Party become a State to this Convention either by the procedure of article 14 or by the procedure of article 15 (2) On a State becoming a Contracting Party to this Convention, the contributory unit referred to in Annex A, as amended in accordanc with article 15, shall apply. Article 14 signature (1) Any State whose telecommunications Administration is a Member of CEPT may become a Contracting Party by: 1. signature without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval, or 2. signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, followed by ratification, acceptance or approval. (2) this Convention shall be open for signature as of the 23rd of June 1993 until it enter into force, and shall thereafter remain open for accession. Article 15 Accession (1) this Convention shall be open for accession by any State whose Administration is a Member of CEPT. (2) After consultation with the acceding State, the Council shall be the cessary adop amendments to Annex a. Notwithstanding paragraph 2 of article 20, such amendment shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the date on which the Government of Denmark has received the instrument of accession of that State. (3) the instrument of accession shall express the consent of the acceding State with the adopted amendments of Annex a. Article 16 Entry into force (1) this Convention shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the date on which the Government of Denmark has received sufficient signatures and, if the required instrument of ratification, acceptance, or approval from the Contracting Parties so sharp to ensur that at least 80% of the maximum possible number of contributory units referred to in Annex A have been committed. (2) After the entry into force of this Convention each Contracting Party shall be subsequent bound by its provision for including amendments in force as from the first day of the second month following the date on which the Government of Denmark has received that party's instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. Article 17 Denunciation (1) After this Convention has been in force for two years, any Contracting Party may denounc it by giving notice in writing to the Government of Denmark, who shall notify this denunciation to the Council, the Contracting Parties, the Director and the President of CEPT. (2) the denunciation shall take effect at the expiry of the financial year as specified in the next full article 11, paragraph 1, following the date of receipt of the notice of denunciation by the Government of Denmark. Article 18 rights and Obligations of the Contracting Parties (1) Nothing in this Convention shall interfer with the sovereign right of each Contracting Party of the regulat it own postal and electronic communications. (2) Each Contracting Party which is a Member State of the European Union will apply this Convention in accordanc with its obligation under the relevant Treats. (3) of the reservation may be made to this Convention. Article 19 settlement of Dispute of Any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention and its Annex-which is not settled by the good offices of the Council, shall be submitted by the parties concerned to arbitration in accordanc with Annex B, which is an integral part of this Convention. Article 20 Amendments (1) the Council may make amendments to adop this Convention subject to confirmation in writing by all Contracting Parties. (2) the amendments shall enter into force for for all Contracting Parties on the first day of the third month after the Government of Denmark has notified the Contracting Parties of the receipt of notifications of ratification, acceptance or approval from all Contracting Parties. Article 21 Depositary (1) the original of this Convention, with subsequent amendments, and the instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be deposited in the archives of the Government of Denmark. (2) the Government of Denmark shall provide a certified copy of this Convention and the text of any amendment adopted by the ASA Council, to all States that have signed or acceded to this Convention and to the President of CEPT. The COP shall further be sent to for information to the Director of the Secretary-General of the ECU of the Universal Postal Union, to the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, to the President of the European Commission and to the Secretary-General of the European Free Trade Association. (3) the Government of Denmark shall notify all States that have signed or acceded to this Convention and the President of CEPT, of all signatures, ratification, acceptance, approval and denunciation, as well as of the entry into force of this Convention and of each amendment. The Government of Denmark shall further notify all States that have signed or acceded to this Convention and the President of CEPT of the entry into force of each accession.
  ANNEX A Contributory units to be used as a basis for Financial Contributions and in Weighted Voting 25 units: FranceGermany Italy Spain United Kingdom 15 units: Switzerland Netherlands 10 units: Austria [Belgium] Denmark Finland Greece Luxembourg NorwayPortugal [Russian Federation] Sweden Turkey 5 units: Ireland 1 unit: [Albania] [Andorra] [Azerbaijan] [Bosnia and Herzegovina] Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus [Czech Republic], Estonia [Former Yugoslavs Republic of Macedonia] Hungary Iceland [Latvia] Liechtenstein [Lithuania] [Malta] [Moldova] Monaco Poland Romania Slovak Republic [San Marino] [pol] [Ukraine] Vatican City the CEPT members who are not Contracting Parties to this Convention to in square bracket. They have been placed under the Contributory unit òàæó to the unit chosen under the bake Through.

  ANNEX B Arbitration Procedure (1) For the purpose of adjudicating upon any dispute referred to in article 19 of this Convention, shall be established in the UN Tribunal Cas accordanc with the following paragraph. (2) Any Party to this Convention may join either party to the dispute in the arbitration. (3) the Tribunal shall consis of three members. Each party to the dispute shall nominat one arbitrator within a period of two months from the date of receipt of the request by one party to refer the dispute to arbitration. The first two of the arbitrator shall, within a period of six months from the nomination of the second arbitrator, the third arbitrator the nominat, who shall be the Chairman of the Tribunal. If one of the two has not been arbitrator nominated within the required period he shall, at the request of either party, be nominated by the Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The same procedure shall apply if the Chairman of the Tribunal has not been nominated within the required period. (4) the Tribunal shall determin it will establish its own seat and rules of procedure. (5) the decision of the Tribunal shall be in accordanc with international law and shall be based on this Convention and general principles of law. (6) Each party shall bear the costs relating to the arbitrator for whose nomination it is responsible, as well as the costs of being represented before the Tribunal. The expenditure relating to the the Chairman of the Tribunal shall be shared equally by the parties to the dispute. (7) the award of the Tribunal shall be made by a majority of its members, who may not abstain from voting. This award shall be final and binding on all parties to the dispute and no appeal shall lie against it. The Parties shall comply with the award without delay. In the event of a dispute as to its meaning or scope, the Tribunal shall interpre it at the request of any party to the dispute.
 
CONVENTION on the establishment of the Office of communications in the Hague on 23 June 1993, as amended in 2002 April 9 in Copenhagen This Convention, hereinafter referred to as the contracting parties committed themselves to create a permanent non-profit institution, to support the European postal and telecommunications administrations hereinafter Conference CEPT, with the task of strengthening relations among its members in order to promote cooperation and foster a dynamic market for European postal and electronic communications; Noting that the Convention is the Convention on the establishment of the European radio office in the amended text of the Convention and that the Office will assume the European Radiocommunications Office (ERO) and the European Telecommunications Office (ETO) former duties and tasks, have agreed upon the following: 1. the article the European Communications Office creation 1. Is created the European Communications Office, hereinafter referred to as ESB. 2. ESB headquarters are in Copenhagen, Denmark. Article 2 purpose of the ESB ESB create is the Centre of competence for postal and electronic communications, whose task is to assist and provide advice to the Presidency and the CEPT committees of the CEPT.
Article 3 functions of the ESB ESB 1. main functions are the following: 1) be on competence center, which acts as a focal point, identifying problem areas and new opportunities in the postal and electronic communications, and shall advise the CEPT Presidency and the CEPT committees; 2) develop long-term plans for the use of their limited resources in the future, used for electronic communication at European level; 3) when necessary to cooperate with national authorities; 4) to study the regulatory issues in postal and electronic communications; 5) organize consultations on specific issues; 6) to register the important activities of the Committee and to bake bake decision and the implementation of the recommendations; 7) regularly to provide the Committee with reports on the CEPT position; 8) cooperate with the European Union and the European Free Trade Association; 9) to provide support, including support for the CEPT Presidency a permanent strategic agenda; 10) to support and conduct research Committee, including FRY, based on the ongoing strategic agenda, make a suggestion to make the work programme; 11) to support CEPT working groups and project groups, in particular the specific consultative meetings; 12) keep the Bake and pursuant to distribute archive bake information. 2. in carrying out the above functions regarding the consultative meetings, ESB developed and maintained updated procedures designed to its organisation in Europe, which is important for the postal and electronic communications – including government offices, public operators, manufacturers, users and private network operators, service providers, research bodies and standards development bodies or organisations representing such groups – parties can subscribe to relevant information regularly and equal way to participate in such consultative meetings, depending on their specific interests. 3. in addition to paragraph 1 the functions listed in the ESB holds regular meetings where you can participate in the bodies referred to in paragraph 2, in order to give an opportunity to discuss and to make transactions and ESB work programme below. Article 4 legal status and privileges 1. ESB has legal personality. ESB has a full legal capacity necessary to perform its functions and achieve its objectives, and it can: 1) enter into contracts; 2) acquire, lease, hold and dispose of movable and immovable property; 3) be a member of the litigation and 4) conclude agreements with States or international organisations. 2. ESB Director and staff in Denmark enjoys privileges and immunities laid down in the agreement on ESB headquarters, concluded between the ESB and the Government of Denmark. 3. Other countries may grant similar privileges and immunities, to support activities in those countries, the ESB in particular concerning immunity from legal proceedings for ESB and personnel Director, expressed and written words and all actions taken in their official capacity. Article 5 organizational structure of ESB ESB creates a Council and a Director, assisted by staff. 6. Article 1 of the Council. The Council consists of representatives of the Contracting Parties. 2. the Council shall elect its own Chairman and Vice-Chairman who shall be a representative of a Contracting Party. The term of Office shall be three years and shall be renewable once. The Chairman is authorized to act on behalf of the Council. 3. Bake, bake Committee of the Presidency, the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association Secretariat in the Council of representatives may participate as observers.
Article 7 Council functions 1. Council is the main decision-making body of the ESB, which among other things: 1) defines the ESB policy on technical and administrative matters; 2), approve the work programme, budget and accounting records; 3) determines the number of staff and working conditions; 4 appoint directors and staff); 5) on behalf of ESB conclude contracts and agreements; 6) adopt amendments to this Convention in accordance with article 15 and 20 and 7) shall take all the measures necessary for the attainment of the objectives of the ESB in accordance with this Convention. 2. the Council shall adopt all the provisions necessary for the ESB and its structure to work properly.

Article 8 voting rules 1. Whenever possible, the Council's decisions shall be taken by consensus. If consensus cannot be reached, decisions shall be taken by weighted votes in the two-thirds majority. 2. A separate vote weighting in the Council are laid down in Annex A. 3. Proposals for the Convention, including its annexes, amendments be considered only if they support with at least 25% of all the Contracting Parties the total weighted votes. 4. all decisions of the Council at the time of their adoption should be a quorum: 1) as regards decisions related to this Convention and its annexes, shall be equal to at least two-thirds of all Contracting Parties of the total weighted votes; 2) for all other decisions shall be equal to at least half of all the Contracting Parties of the total weighted votes. 5. Observers may participate in the discussion in the Council, but they do not have voting rights. Article 9 the Director and personnel director 1 act as the legal representative and the ESB is mandated under the restrictions that have been negotiated by the Council, to enter into contracts on behalf of the ESB. The Director of this power can fully or partially delegated to Deputy Director. 2. the Director is responsible for all internal and external activities ESB due under this Convention, the agreement relating to the home, work programme, budget and the Council's instructions and recommendations. 3. the Board shall adopt the staff rules. Article 10 work programme the Council based on the CEPT Assembly and bake proposals the Committee each year adopt ESB work programme for a period of three years. The first year of this programme must be developed in sufficient detail to be able to adopt the annual budget of the ESB. Article 11 budget and accounting 1. financial year begins ESB on January 1 and ending on December 31, respectively. 2. the Director is responsible for ESB and the annual budget and annual report for submission to the Council for review and approval. 3. the budget shall be drawn up in the light of article 10 in accordance with the adopted programme of work needs. The deadline for submission and approval of the budget before the year to which it relates, shall be determined by the Council. 4. The Council shall establish detailed financial rules. Among them, there should be rules on time limits for the submission of the annual report, ESB and approval and to the rules relating to these reports. 12. Article 1, the financial contribution of capital expenditure and current ESB operating expenditure, with the exception of costs relating to meetings of the Council shall be borne by the Contracting Parties, which are distributed according to the contributions unit as defined in (A) in the table in the annex to this Convention. 2. This does not preclude the ESB by Council decision to make the work of third parties, including the Presidency, recovering to make the relevant costs. 3. Costs related to the meetings of the Council, shall be borne by the Contracting Party that made the invitation, or, if no Contracting Party has not made the invitation, the ESB. Travel and subsistence costs shall be borne by the contracting parties represented. Article 13 the Contracting Parties 1. Country of a Contracting Party to this Convention becomes either a procedure of article 14 or article 15 procedure. 2. in relation to a State which becomes a Contracting Party to this Convention, the contributions referred to in Annex A, amendment to it in accordance with article 15. Article 14 signature 1. each country where Telecommunications Administration has to bake a member, may become a Contracting Party to this Convention, 1) by signing it without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval, or 2) provided by signature ratification, acceptance or approval, followed by ratification, acceptance or approval. 2. this Convention shall be open for signature from 23 June 1993 until its entry into force, but then it can join. Article 15 accession 1 this Convention shall be open for accession by any State that is a member of the administration of the CEPT. 2. after consulting the country which joins the Council shall adopt the necessary amendments to Annex A. Notwithstanding article 20, paragraph 2, of these amendments shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the date on which the Government of Denmark has received that country's accession. 3. the instruments of accession shall be indicated to that State, agrees with the accepted amendments of Annex A. Article 16 entry into force 1 this Convention shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the date on which the Government of Denmark has received a sufficient number of signatures of the Contracting Parties and, if necessary, the instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval, to ensure that it is linked to at least 80% of the contributions referred to in Annex A to the maximum the number of units. 2. After the entry into force of this Convention, each Contracting Party the next rules, including amendments in force, becomes binding from the first day of the second month following the date on which the Government of Denmark has received the relevant parties of the deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. Article 17 denunciation 1. After this Convention has been in force for two years, any Contracting Party may denounce it by giving written notification to the Danish Government, which on this denunciation shall be notified to the Council, the parties, the Director and the President of CEPT. 2. denunciation shall take effect when the next full fiscal year as defined in article 11, paragraph 1 of the date on which the Government of Denmark has received the notification of denunciation. Article 18 the parties rights and obligations 1. Nothing in this Convention, it may not affect each Contracting Party's sovereign right to regulate its own postal and electronic communications. 2. each Contracting Party that is a Member State of the European Union, this Convention shall apply, in accordance with its obligations as provided for in the respective treaties. 3. In respect of this Convention may not raise any reservations. Article 19 settlement of disputes Any disputes concerning this Convention and its annexes concerning the interpretation or application, which cannot be resolved by the Council, the party concerned shall submit to the Tribunal, as set out in Annex B to this Convention. Article 20 amendments 1. the Council may adopt amendments to this Convention, which must be approved in writing by all parties. 2. amendments in respect of all the Contracting Parties shall enter into force on the first day of the third month after the Danish Government will be notified to the Contracting Parties for ratification, acceptance or approval notice from all Contracting Parties. Article 21 depositary 1. The original of this Convention, together with the subsequent amendments and the instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be deposited with the Government of Denmark for the archives. 2. The Government of Denmark to all States which have signed this Convention or acceded thereto, and bake the President shall issue a certified copy of this Convention and of each amendment adopted by the Council text. Copies also sends information to the ESB, the Director of the Universal Postal Union, the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union's Secretary General, the President of the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association Secretary-General. 3. The Government of Denmark to all States which have signed this Convention or acceded thereto, and bake the President Announces the signing of all the instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval and denunciation, as well as the amendment of this Convention and of each enters into force. The Government of Denmark to all States which have signed this Convention or acceded thereto, and bake the President shall also notify each accession entry into force.
  (A) the annex contributions units to use as a financial contribution and the weighting of votes in the base units: France 25 Italy uk Germany SpānijaApvienot 15 units: Switzerland Netherlands 10 units: Austria Denmark Finland Greece Luxembourg [Belgium] NorvēģijaPortugāl [Russian Federation] Sweden Turkey 5 units: Ireland 1 unit: [Albania] [Andorra] [Azerbaijan] [Bosnia and Herzegovina] Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus [Czech Republic] [Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia] Estonia Hungary Iceland Liechtenstein [Lithuania] [Latvia] [Malta] [Moldova] Principality of Monaco Poland Slovakia Romania [San Marino] [Slovenia] [Ukraine] Vatican City The CEPT member names which are not Contracting Parties to this Convention are indicated in square brackets. They are contained in the contribution section of the unit, corresponding to the unit, designated in accordance with the agreement of the CEPT.
  Annex b

1. The arbitration procedure to settle any dispute referred to in article 19 of this Convention, in accordance with the following paragraphs establish arbitration. 2. each party to the Convention may accede to any pending arbitration of the dispute. 3. The arbitral tribunal shall consist of three members. Each party to the dispute shall appoint one arbitrator within two months after receipt of the request of one of the parties to submit the dispute to arbitration. The first two arbitrators shall, within six months of the appointment of the second arbitrator shall appoint a third arbitrator who shall be the Chairman of the Arbitration Board. If one of the two arbitrators not appointed period she shall, at the request of either party, be appointed by the Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of arbitration. The same procedure shall apply if the period does not appoint the Chairman of the Arbitration Board. 4. the Arbitration Tribunal shall determine its own seat and shall adopt its own rules of procedure. 5. the decision of the arbitration body must conform to international law, and it must be based on this Convention and the General principles of law. 6. each Party shall bear the costs relating to the appointment of the arbitrator, for which it is responsible, as well as the costs for representation in the arbitration. Expenditure in respect of the Chairman of the arbitration board similar to the distribution of the parties to the dispute. 7. The arbitration award shall be adopted by a majority of its members, and they must not abstain from voting. This decision is final and binding on the parties to the dispute, and can not be appealed. The implementation of this decision to the parties without delay. In the event of a dispute as to its meaning or scope, the Tribunal interprets it by any party to the dispute.