0.631.256.934.95 original compromise of arbitration between the Switzerland and France about zones of Haute-Savoie and the country of Gex determined on 30 October 1924, approved by the Federal Assembly on March 26, 1925, Instruments of ratification exchanged on March 21, 1928, entered into force March 21, 1928, the Swiss federal Council and the President of the French Republic Considering that the Switzerland and the France could not agree on the interpretation of art. 435, al. 2, of the Treaty of Versailles, with its annexes, and that the agreement provided for by these texts could not be achieved through direct negotiations, have resolved to resort to arbitration to fix this interpretation and adjust all of the issues involved the execution of the al. 2 of art. 435 of the Treaty of Versailles;
And, eager to conclude a compromise reflecting the equal control of the Switzerland and France to comply loyally with their international commitments, were named for their Plenipotentiaries, namely: (follow the names of the Plenipotentiaries) which, after to be communicated their full powers found in good and due form, have agreed on the following provisions: art. 1. it will be for the Permanent Court of International Justice to say, between the Switzerland and the France, art. 435, al. 2, of the Treaty of Versailles, with its annexes, repealed or has intended to repeal the provisions of the Protocol of the Conferences of Paris of November 3, 1815, the Treaty of Paris of 20 November 1815, the Treaty of Turin on 16 March 1816 and the manifesto of the Court of Auditors of Sardinia from September 9, 1829, relating to customs and economic structure of the free zones of the Pays de Gex and Haute Savoie taking into account all made prior to the Treaty of Versailles, such as the establishment of Federal Customs in 1849 and deemed relevant by the Court.
The High Contracting Parties agree that the Court, at the end of its deliberations on this question and before judgment, provide both a reasonable period of time to settle between them the new regime of those Territories under the conditions deemed appropriate by both parties, as provided for by art. 435, al. 2, of the said Treaty. The period may be extended at the request of both Parties.
The text of this article is published in the note of the preamble of the VAT statement. March 16, 1928, about the abolition of the neutrality of the Savoie of the North (RS 0.515.293.49).
Art. 2 lack of Convention concluded and ratified by the Parties within the time limit, it will be up to the Court, by a single judgment pursuant to art. 58 of the Statute of the Court, to pronounce its decision on the question stated in the first article above and settle for the length of time it will be up to him to determine and taking into account the current circumstances all of the issues involved the execution of the al. 2 of art. 435 of the Treaty of Versailles.
If the judgment provides for import goods duty-free or at reduced fees through the Federal Customs line, or through the line of French customs, this import can be settled with the consent of both Parties.
See note 2 on page 1.
Art. 3 each of the High Contracting Parties will deposit at the registry of the Court in as many copies as required by art. 34 of the rules of Court: 1. within the period of six months from the date of the ratification of the present compromise, his memory on the question in the article first, al. 1, with certified copies in accordance with all documents and exhibits; 2. within the period of five months from the expiry of the previous period, its Counter-Memorial with certified copies in accordance with all documents and exhibits; 3. within the period of five months from the expiry of the previous period, its reply with certified copies comply with all documents and parts support, and its final Conclusions.
Art. 4. If the Court, in accordance with art. 2, is called upon to resolve all of the issues involved the execution of the art itself. 43 5, al. 2, of the Treaty of Versailles, she will outsource the parties adequate time to produce all documents, projects and observations that they would have to submit to the Court for this regulation, as well as to respond.
In addition, to the effect of facilitating the regulation, the Court may be required by one or the other party to delegate one or three of its members for the purpose to carry out investigations at the scene and hear all interested.
See note 2 on page 1.
Art. 5. this compromise will be ratified and the ratifications will be exchanged at Paris as soon as possible.
Done at Paris, in duplicate, on 30 October 1924.
Paul Dunant Logoz E. Herriot Henri Fromageot RS 11 116; FF 1924 III Art. 981 1 al. 1 of FY March 26, 1925 (RO 11 119) the text of this article is published in note of the preamble of the VAT statement. March 16, 1928, about the abolition of the neutrality of the Savoie of the North (RS 0.515.293.49).