0.192.122.971.1 original text Protocol on the immunities of the Bank for international settlements concluded in Brussels on 30 July 1936 came into force for the Switzerland on 24 May 1937 (status February 23, 2016) the duly authorized representatives of the Government of his Majesty the King of the Belgians, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the Government of Canada , of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, the New Zealand Government, the Government of the Union of South Africa, the India Government, of the Government of the French Republic, of the Government of his Majesty the King of the Hellenes, the Government of his Majesty the King of Italy, the Government of his Majesty the Emperor of the Japan, of the Government of the Republic of Poland, of the Government of the Republic of the Portugal the Government of his Majesty the King of Romania, the Government of the Swiss Confederation, of the Government of his Majesty the King of Yugoslavia, whereas art. X, al. 2 of the agreement with Germany, signed at the Hague on 20 January 1930 and duly entered into force, their Governments (with the exception of the Swiss Confederation) gave to the Bank for international settlements, which the constitution has been scheduled by the Plan of Experts of 7 June 1929, certain immunities with respect to its property and assets as well as those who would be entrusted to him.
by a Convention signed at the Hague, on the same date as above, and having acquired force of law in Switzerland, the Government of the Swiss Confederation is committed to Governments of the Germany of Belgium, of the France of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland of the North, the Italy and Japan, to be granted to the Bank for international settlements said , in the case of his establishment in Basel, a Charter giving it, art. X of the immunities similar to those provided for in art. X, al. 2, of the agreement with the Germany;
art. X, al. 2, of the agreement with the Germany and art. X of the constituent Charter following the agreement with the Swiss Confederation expressing only imperfectly the intention of the Contracting Parties and may raise difficulties of interpretation, it is important to clarify the scope of those articles and substitute employees according to the expressions clearer and more able to ensure the operations of the Bank for international settlements immunities necessary for the performance of its task.
agreed to the following provisions: art. 1 are exempt from the provisions or measures referred to in art. X, al. 2, of the agreement with the Germany and art. X of the constituent Charter following the Convention with the Switzerland of January 20, 1930, the Bank for international settlements, its property and assets, as well as all the property and assets that are or will be given, whether it's money or other fungible assets, of gold, silver or any other metal, precious materials, titles or all other objects including the deposits is admitted by the banking practice.
Will be considered as entrusted to the Bank for international settlements and enjoying immunities provided for in the aforementioned articles, as well as property and assets that it owns, for the account of others, in buildings used for this purpose by it, its branches or agencies, property and assets of third parties that will be held by any other institution or person, on the instructions in the name of and on behalf of the Bank for international settlements.
RS 0.192.122.971 1982 2232 Art. RO 2. this Protocol shall enter into force, for each Contracting Party, at the date of the deposit of its instrument of ratification to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium. It will take effect immediately for the Contracting Parties which when signed, will have said give up the ratification procedure.
Art. 3. the non signatory governments who are Parties to the agreement with the Germany signed at the Hague on 20 January 1930, may accede to the present Convention.
The Government wishing to join in writing shall notify its intention to the Belgian Government in passing the Act of accession.
Art. 4. Governments not signatory to the agreement with the Germany signed at the Hague on 20 January 1930, may accede to this Convention by signing, subject to ratification if it is necessary, the original of this Convention, which will be placed in the Chancery of the Department of business foreign of Belgium. So signature by a Government not a signatory of the Hague agreements will involve adherence to art. X and XV of the agreement with the Germany of January 20, 1930, as well as the annex XII of the agreement regulating the proceedings before the Arbitral Tribunal, the jurisdiction of which the Governments in question will be so submitted for the application and the interpretation of art. X and of this agreement.
Art. 5. the Belgian Government will provide to all the signatory Governments, as well as to the Bank of international settlements, a certified copy of this Convention, of the minutes of the filing of the first ratifications, of subsequent ratifications, as well as declarations of membership provided for in the foregoing articles.
Art. 6. the present Convention has been drafted in French and English, in a single copy which will remain deposited in the archives of the Belgian Government.
Done at Brussels, 30 July 1936.
Scope February 23, 2016 States parties Ratification, accession (A) Declaration of estate (S) Signature without reservation of ratification (if any) which came into effect 21 December 1936 if South Africa December 21, 1936 Germany 17 May 1956-17 May 1956 Australia 25 August 1938-25 August Belgium 30 July 1938 Si 30 July 1936 Canada 20 January 1936 1938 20 January Chile 21 January 1938 2005 21 January 2005 China 30 December if 31 December 1997 1997 Hong Kong 30 December 1997 if 31 December 1997 Croatia December 8, 1997 S 8 October 1991 France March 19, 1937 March 19, 1937 Greece June 30, 1937 if 30 June 1937 India September 7, 1937 7 September 1937 Ireland January 19, 1954 if 19 January 1954 Italy March 22, 1939 if 22 March 1939 Luxembourg July 26, 2013 July 26, 2013 New Zealand 4 December 1936 so 4 December 1936 Poland June 29, 1938 June 29, 1938 Portugal July 14, 1953
14 July 1953 United Kingdom April 6, 1937 April 6, 1937 Serbia 18 September 1936 if 18 September 1936 Singapore February 19, 1998 if 19 February 1998 Slovenia 19 November 1996 S 25 June 1991 Switzerland 24 May 1937 may 24, 1937 Turkey 28 December 1964 28 December 1964 RO 1982 1990 RS RS 0.192.122.971 RO 0.192.122.971 1982-1990, 2004-575, 2008 3699 2016 727. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).
State February 23, 2016