0.747.313.34 original text International Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to the criminal matter collision jurisdiction and other navigation events concluded at Brussels on 10 May 1952 approved by the Federal Assembly on March 17, 1954 Instrument of accession deposited by the Switzerland on 28 May 1954 entry into force for the Switzerland on 20 November 1955 (State August 12, 2010) the High Contracting Parties Having recognized the utility set by common agreement certain uniform rules on the criminal jurisdiction of collision and other navigation events, have decided to conclude a convention for this purpose and have agreed to the following: art. 1 in case of collision or any other event of navigation on a seagoing ship and who is likely to commit criminal or disciplinary responsibility of the master or any other person in the service of the vessel, no prosecution may be brought only before the judicial or administrative authorities of the State in which the ship carried the flag at the time of the collision or the Navigate event.
S. 2. in the case provided for in the preceding article, any seizure or restraint of the ship may be ordered even for investigative measures, by other officials that those whose ship was the flag.
S. 3. no provision of this convention is opposed to what a State in case of collision or other event of navigation recognized to its own authorities, the right to take all measures relating to the certificates of competency and licences which it has granted or to prosecute its nationals for offences committed while they were on a ship bearing the flag of another State.
S. 4. this convention does not apply to collision or other events of navigation in ports and harbours, as well as in inland waters.
In addition, the High Contracting Parties may at the time of signature, the deposit of ratifications or upon their accession to the convention, to reserve the right to prosecute offences committed within their own territorial waters.
S. 5. the High Contracting Parties undertake to submit to arbitration all disputes between States arising from the interpretation or application of the present Convention, without prejudice to the obligations of the High Contracting Parties who have agreed to submit their disputes to the International Court of Justice.
S. 6. this Convention is open for signature by the States represented at the ninth diplomatic Conference of Maritime law. The minutes of signing will be developed by the care of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium.
S. 7. the present Convention shall be ratified and the instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Ministry of affairs foreign of Belgium who will notify the filing to all signatory States and acceding.
S. 8A. This Convention shall enter into force between the two first States that have ratified, six months after the date of deposit of the second instrument of ratification.
b. for each signatory State ratifying the Convention after the second deposit, it will enter into force six months after the date of the deposit of its instrument of ratification.
S. 9. any State not represented at the ninth diplomatic Conference of Maritime law may accede to the present Convention.
Accessions shall be notified to the Ministry of affairs foreign of Belgium who will be notified through diplomatic channels all States signatories and acceding.
The Convention enters into force for the acceding State six months after the date of receipt of that notification, but not before the date of its entry into force as set out in art. 8 a. s. 10. any High Contracting Party may at the expiry of the period of three years following the entry into force in respect of this Convention, ask the meeting of a conference to decide on all proposals for the revision of the Convention.
Any High Contracting Party which wants to make use of this option will notify the Belgian Government who will convene the conference within six months.
S. 11. each of the High Contracting Parties shall have the right to denounce this Convention at any time after its entry into force in its respect. However, this denunciation will take effect one year after the date of receipt of the notification of denunciation to the Belgian Government, which will inform the other Contracting Parties through the diplomatic channel.
S. August 12, 2010 12 scope has. Any High Contracting Party may, at the time of ratification, accession, or at any time thereafter, notify in writing to the Belgian Government that the Convention applies to the territories or to some of the territories which it ensures international relations. The Convention will be applicable to the said territories to six months after the date of receipt of the notification by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, but not before the date of entry into force of the present Convention in respect of the High Contracting Party.
b. any High Contracting Party which endorsed a declaration in respect of paragraph a of this article, may at any time notify the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium that the Convention ceases to apply to the territory in question. The denunciation shall take effect within a period of one year provided for in art. 11 c. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium will notify through diplomatic channels all States signatories and members of any notification received by him to the title of this article.
Done at Brussels, in a single copy, may 10, 1952, in French and English, both texts being equally authentic.
Scope on August 12, 2010, States parties Ratification accession (A) Declaration of succession (S) entry into force Germany * 6 October 1972 6 April 1973 Argentina * April 19, 1961 has 19 October 1961 Belgium * 10 April 1961 10 October 1961 Cambodia * 12 November 1956 A 12 May 1957 Cameroon 23 April 1958 October 23, 1958 China Hong Kong June 10, 1997 1 July 1997 Macao * December 6, 1999 December 20, 1999 Cyprus 17 March 1994 September 17, 1994 Congo) Kinshasa) July 17, 1967 has 17 January 1968 Costa Rica * 13 July 1955 has 13 January 1956 Croatia 30 July 1992 S 8 October 1991 Egypt * August 24, 1955 24 February 1956 Spain * December 8, 1953 November 20, 1955 Fiji * 22 August 1972 S October 10, 1970 France * may 20, 1955 November 20, 1955 french territories overseas 23 April 1958 October 23, 1958 Greece 15 March 1965 September 15, 1965 Haiti September 17, 1954 has 20 November 1955 Italy *.
November 9, 1979 9 May 1980 Lebanon July 19, 1975 19 January 1976 Luxembourg 18 February 1991 A August 18, 1991 Madagascar 13 July 1965 S 26 June 1960 Morocco 11 July 1990 A 11 January 1991 Myanmar July 8, 1953 was 20 November 1955 Nigeria * November 7, 1963 may 7, 1964 Paraguay 22 November 1967 A May 22, 1968 Netherlands * June 25, 1971 December 25, 1971 Netherlands Antilles June 25, 1971 December 25, 1971 Aruba 23 December 1985
January 1, 1986 Portugal * 4 May 1957 4 November 1957 Romania 28 November 1995 has 28 May 1996 United Kingdom * March 18, 1959 September 18, 1959 Anguilla * 12 May 1965 has 12 November 1965 Bermuda * 30 May 1963 was November 30, 1963 Gibraltar * March 29, 1963 has 29 September 1963 Guernsey * December 8, 1966 has 8 June 1967 Isle of Man * 14 April 1993 14 October 1993 Cayman Islands * 12 May 1965 A November 12, 1965, Falkland Islands and dependencies (Georgia South and the South Sandwich Islands) * October 17, 1969 17 April 1970 Turks and Caicos Islands * September 21, 1965 March 21, 1966 British Virgin Islands * 29 May 1963 A 29 November 1963 Montserrat * 12 May 1965 has 12 November 1965 Helena * 12 May 1965 has 12 November 1965 Saint Lucia 21 March 1990 S 22 February 1979 Holy See August 10, 1956 February 10, 1957 Saint - Vincent and the Grenadines * October 29, 2001 S October 28, 1979 Salomon , Islands * 17 September 1981 S 7 July 1978 Serbia * April 21, 1956 October 21, 1956 Slovenia 13 October 1993 S 25 June 1991 Switzerland 28 May 1954 was November 20, 1955 Suriname June 25, 1971 December 25, 1971 Syria 10 July 1972 A 10 January 1973 Togo 23 April 1958 October 23, 1958 Tonga * 13 June 1978 13 December 1978 Viet Nam * 26 November 1955 has 26 May 1956 * reservations and declarations the reservations and declarations are not published in the RO. The texts in french and English will be available at the address of the website of the Belgian Government: http://www.diplobel.fgov.be/fr/treaties/ou obtained in the Directorate of public international law (DPIL), Section of international treaties, 3003 Berne.
From 29 sept. 1963 to 30 June 1997, the convention was applicable to Hong Kong on the basis of a declaration of territorial extension of the United Kingdom. From July 1, 1997, Hong Kong became a special administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. Under the Chinese declaration of June 10, 1997, the convention is also applicable to the Hong Kong SAR from July 1, 1997.
From 23 sept. 1999 to Dec. 19. 1999, the convention was applicable to Macao on the basis of a declaration of territorial extension of the Portugal. Starting from 20 Dec. 1999, Macao became a special administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. Under the declaration Chinese of 6 Dec. 1999, the convention is also applicable to the Macao SAR from 20 dec. 1999 c. 6 of 17 March 1954 (RO 1954 767) AF.
RO 1973 565, 1982 1942, 1989 434, 1990 1702, 2005 3903 and 2010 3793. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (http://www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).
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