0.221.555.4 original final act of the Conference of Geneva for the unification of law in matters of cheques signed at Geneva on 19 March 1931, the Governments of the Germany, the Austria, the Belgium, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of Denmark, of the free city of Danzig, of Ecuador, the Spain of the Finland, of France, of the Greece of the Hungary, of the Italy, of the Japan, of the Latvia, of the Luxembourg, of the Mexico, Monaco, of the Norway, of the Netherlands, of the Peru, of the Poland, of the Portugal, of the Romania, of the Sweden, of the Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, of the Turkey, Venezuela and Yugoslavia, having accepted the invitation that was addressed to them by decision of the Council of the League of Nations (dated June 14, 1929, to take part in an international conference for the unification of the law of letters of Exchange, tickets to order and cheques second session), have, as a result, designated as delegates, advisers and Secretaries: (follow the names of the delegates, advisers and Secretaries) as a result of the deliberations recorded in the minutes of the meetings, the Conference has developed , with the protocols are related, the following three conventions: 1. Convention providing a uniform law on the chequews.2. The Convention is intended to resolve some conflicts of laws on cheques.3. Convention on stamp duty on cheques.
The Conference also issued the following wishes: I the Conference, in order to avoid the uniform legislation to be adopted in the same language, which present differences of translation, emits the vow that States which have the same official language want to establish the official translation of the uniform act by mutual agreement.
II. the Conference issues the vow that the High Contracting Parties shall notify each other lists of holidays and other days where payment may be required in their respective countries.
III. the Conference also makes the vow that the parties to the Convention providing a uniform law on cheques to communicate the text of the most important judicial decisions on their respective and falling territories under observance of the Convention.
IV. the Conference expresses the hope that the High Contracting Parties are studying the possibility of introducing in their respective legislations a provision prohibiting the use of the word "check" or its equivalent in the national language, in securities which do not apply fully the provisions of the Convention providing a uniform law on cheques.
The Conference also pointed out the importance of this issue to the attention of the Rome international Institute for the unification of private law.
V the Conference reports to the Council of the League of Nations the great interest that would present the periodic publication by the Secretariat of the League of Nations of a compendium of laws of application as well as all official documentation, including the decisions of the Supreme courts of the High Contracting Parties in terms of Exchange, tickets to order and cheques.
In faith whereof, the aforementioned delegates have signed this final act.
Done in Geneva 19 March one thousand nine hundred and thirty and one, in a single copy which shall be deposited in the archives of the Secretariat of the League of Nations. A certified copy will be sent by the general Secretary of the society to all members of the League of Nations and to all non-members invited to the Conference.
RS 11 875; Also, FF 1931 II 341 the English text is authentic.
RS 0.221.555.1 RS 0.221.555.2 RS 0.221.555.3 RS 0.221.555.1 RS 0.221.555.1 after the dissolution of the League of Nations, the general secretariat of the United Nations was responsible for the functions mentioned here (FF 1946 II 1181 1187 and s.).
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