LAW Nr. 25 of March 6, 1991
for acceptance by Romania of the Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law
Official Gazette no. 54 of March 19, 1991
Romania accepts the Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, adopted at the 7th Session of the Conference in 1951, entered into force on 15 July 1955.
In application of art. 6 of the Statute, shall designate the Ministry of Justice as the national body for performing communications with the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
STATUS *) Hague Conference on Private International Law
State governments listed below:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Spain and Sweden
considering the permanent character of the Hague Conference on private international law,
wanting to emphasize this character, considering
for this purpose, it is desirable to assign a status conference, have agreed as follows
Hague Conference aims to act for the progressive unification of the rules of private international law.
They are members of the Hague Conference on Private International Law states that have already participated in one or more sessions of the conference and accept this status.
Can become any other Member States whose participation is of interest to the work of the legal nature of the conference. Admission of new members is decided by the governments of participating states, the proposal of one or more of them, with the majority of votes cast within 6 months, reckoned from the day when governments were informed this proposal.
Admission become final by the fact the acceptance of the present Statute by the State concerned.
conference is provided by the Dutch State Commission established by the Royal Decree of 20 February 1987 to promote the codification of private international law.
Commission ensure this operation through a permanent office whose activities lead them.
It examines all proposals intended to be included on the agenda of the conference. It is free to appreciate the priority that will be given to these proposals.
State Commission aims, after consulting the members of the conference, date and agenda of sessions.
It addresses the Dutch Government for convening members.
Ordinary sessions of the conference will normally be held every four years
If necessary, the State Commission may, with the favorable opinion, the members, to ask the Dutch government to recognize the extraordinary session of the conference.
Permanent Bureau has its seat in The Hague. It consists of a Secretary General and two Secretaries of different nationalities, who are appointed by the Netherlands Government on the recommendation of the State Commission.
General Secretary and secretaries will have the legal knowledge and practical experience.
The number of Secretaries may be increased after consultation with the members of the conference.
Under the direction of the State Commission, the Permanent Bureau is instructed:
A) the preparation and organization of the Hague Conference sessions and special committee meetings;
B) with the secretarial work of the sessions and meetings referred to above;
C) all obligations falling in the activity of a secretariat.
In order to facilitate communications between the conference members and the Permanent Bureau, the Government of each member shall appoint a national body.
Permanent Bureau may correspond with all the organs so designated national and international organizations.
Conference in the interval between sessions, the State Commission may establish special commission to develop draft conventions or to study all programs of private international law falling within the objectives of the conference.
Costs of operation and maintenance of the Permanent Bureau and special committees are distributed among the conference members, excluding travel and subsistence allowances of delegates to the special committees whose compensation is the responsibility of the governments represented.
Budget Permanent Bureau and special committees shall, every year, the approval of the members of the diplomatic missions in The Hague.
These representatives also set the division between members spending budget task set by the latter.
Diplomatic come together for this purpose under the chairmanship of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
The costs of regular sessions of the conference are supported by the Dutch Government.
In case of an extraordinary session, the costs are distributed among the conference members represented at the session.
In all cases, travel and subsistence allowances of delegates are borne by the respective governments.
Conference Usages continue to maintain as far as they do not contradict this statute or regulation.
This Statute Amendments may be made if they are approved by two thirds of the members.
The provisions of this Statute will be complemented by a regulation in order to ensure its execution. This Regulation will be established by the Permanent Bureau and submitted for approval by member governments.
This status will be submitted for acceptance governments which participated in one or more sessions of the conference. He will enter into force once it is accepted by most countries represented at the 7- session.
Statement of acceptance shall be deposited with the Government of the Netherlands, which will set out the respective governments in the first paragraph of this article.
Will proceed similarly, the admission of a new state in what the Declaration of Acceptance of this state.
Each Member may denounce the present Statute after a period of 5 years from the date of its entry into force, under art. 14 para. 1.
denunciation shall be notified to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands at least six months before the end of the budget year of the conference, and shall take effect upon expiry of that year, but only against a Member State It will be notified.