0.172.030.3 text original Convention European ala suppression of the legalization of the acts established by diplomatic or consular agents concluded at London on 7 June 1968, approved by the Federal Assembly on March 18, 1970, Instrument of ratification deposited by the Switzerland on 19 August 1970 entry into force for the Switzerland November 20, 1970 (State 30 may 2013) the Member States of the Council of Europe signatories to this Convention, considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve greater unity between its members;
whereas that relations between the Member States, as well as between their diplomatic or consular agents are increasingly based on trust is mutual.
whereas the abolition of legalization tends to strengthen the links between the Member States by allowing the use of foreign documents as well as those emanating from national authorities;
convinced of the need to abolish the requirement of legalisation acts established by their diplomatic or consular agents have agreed to the following: art. 1. legalizing, in the sense of the present Convention, covers only the formality intended to attest the veracity of the signature on a deed, the quality in which the signatory of the deed has acted and, where appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which this Act is covered.
Art. 2-1. This Convention applies to the acts established in their official capacity by the diplomatic or consular of a Contracting Party exercising their functions in the territory of any State and which must be agents products: (a) in the territory of an another Contracting Party, or (b) before diplomatic or consular of an other contracting party officers, exercising their functions in the territory of a State which is not a party to this Convention.
2. It also applies to official statements, such as references to registration, visas for certain date and signature certifications, affixed by the diplomatic or consular agents on acts other than those referred to in the previous paragraph.
Art. 3 each of the Contracting Parties provides legalization the acts to which this Convention applies.
Art. 4-1. Each of the Contracting Parties will take the necessary measures to avoid that its authorities proceed to the legalisation in cases where this Convention prescribes the deletion.
2. it will ensure the audit, if necessary, of the origin of the acts to which this Convention applies. This review will result in the payment of any taxes or fees any and will need surgery as quickly as possible.
Art. 5. the present Convention will prevail, in relations between the Contracting Parties, on the provisions of the treaties, conventions or agreements that submit or submit to legalizing the veracity of the signing of the diplomatic or consular agents, the quality in which the signer of an act has acted and, where appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which this Act is covered.
Art. 6-1. This Convention is open for signature by the Member States of the Council of Europe. It will be ratified or accepted. The instruments of ratification or acceptance shall be deposited with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
2. the Convention will enter into force three months after the date of the deposit of the third instrument of ratification or acceptance.
3. it will come into force in respect of any signatory State which will ratify or accept it later, three months after the date of the deposit of its instrument of ratification or acceptance.
Art. 7-1. After the entry into force of the Convention, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe may invite any non-Member State of the Council to accede to this Convention.
2. membership will be made by filing, near the Secretary General of the Council of Europe an instrument of accession which will take effect three months after the date of its filing.
Art. 8-1. Any Contracting Party may, at the time of signature or at the time of the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance or accession, designate any territories to which apply the is Convention.
2 any Contracting Party may, at the time of the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance or accession, or at any time thereafter, extend the application of this Convention, by declaration addressed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, to any other jurisdiction designated in the declaration and which she is international relations or for which it is authorized to stipulate.
3. any declaration made under the preceding paragraph may be withdrawn, with respect to any territory referred to in this declaration, in accordance with art. 9 of the Convention.
Art. 9-1. This agreement will remain in effect indefinitely.
2 any Contracting Party may, in which her concerned, denounce this agreement by notice to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
3. the denunciation shall take effect six months after the date of receipt of the notification by the Secretary General.
Art. 10 scope on 30 may 2013, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall notify the Member States of the Council and any State which has acceded to this Convention: (a) any signature; (b) the deposit of any instrument of ratification, acceptance or accession; (c) any date of entry into force of this Convention; (d) any declaration received pursuant to the provisions of art. 8; (e) any notification received in application of the provisions of art. 9 and the date at which the denunciation will take effect.
In faith of what, the undersigned, duly authorized to that effect, have signed this Convention.
Made in London, 7 June 1968, in french and English, both texts being equally authentic, in a single copy which shall be deposited in the archives of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe will be communicated certified copy conform to each of the signatory States and acceding.
Scope on 30 may 2013, States parties Ratification, acceptance (A) accession (a) entered into force Germany * June 18, 1971 September 19, 1971 Austria April 9, 1973 July 10, 1973 Cyprus 16 April 1969 August 14, 1970 June 10, 1982 Spain 11 September 1982 Estonia March 16, 2011 June 17, 2011 France 13 May 1970 has 14 August 1970 Greece February 22, 1979 May 23, 1979 Ireland 8 December 1998 March 9, 1999 Italy October 18, 1971 January 19, 1972
Liechtenstein 6 November 1972 has 7 February 1973 Luxembourg 30 March 1979 30 June 1979 Moldova may 30, 2002 August 31, 2002 Norway June 19, 1981 September 20, 1981 Netherlands July 9, 1970 10 October 1970 Aruba December 24, 1985 January 1, 1986 Curaçao, on July 9, 1970 10 October 1970 part Caribbean (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) July 9, 1970 October 10, 1970 Sint Maarten, on July 9, 1970 October 10, 1970 Poland 11 January 1995 April 12, 1995 Portugal 13 December 1982 14 March 1983 Czech Republic 24 June 1998 25 September 1998 Romania 2 January 2012 April 3, 2012 United Kingdom * September 24, 1969 14 August 1970 Guernsey, Jersey September 9, 1971 September 9, 1971 Isle of Man September 24, 1969 August 14, 1970 Sweden 27 September 1973 December 28, 1973 Switzerland August 19, 1970 20 November 1970 Turkey June 22, 1987 September 23, 1987 * reservations and declarations.
Reservations and declarations, with the exception of Switzerland, are not published to the RO. Texts in french and English will be available at the address of the Council of Europe website: http://conventions.coe.int or obtained in the Direction of public international law (FDFA), the international treaties Section, 3003 Bern.
1970 1207 RO; FF 1969 II 844 RO 1970 1205 1976 1495 RO, 1979 2106, 1982 2073, 1983 1174, 1988-569, 2001-466, 2006-2017, 2013 1583. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).
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