This Convention does not affect the Hague Convention of 1 March on civil procedure, the Hague Convention of 15 November on the Service Abroad. Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law · Convention of 1 March on civil procedure · Convention of 15 June on the law. (In the relations between the Contracting States, this Convention replaces Articles 8 to 16 of the Conventions on civil procedure of and ).

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A party to the conflict, which is not a Party to this Protocol but which accepts and applies provisions in accordance with Article 3, paragraph 2, may request appropriate international assistance from the Committee.

Where legal aid has been granted in accordance with Article 1, service of documents in any other Contracting State in pursuance of the legally aided person’s proceedings shall not give rise to any charges regardless of the manner in which service is effected.

Each State Party to the Convention on the date of its entry into force shall take all necessary measures to ensure its effective application within a period of six months after such entry into force. Thereafter, it shall enter into force, for each High Contracting Party, three months after the deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession.

Special protection Article Safeguarding of cultural property The High Contracting Parties undertake to prepare in time of peace for the safeguarding of cultural property situated within their own territory against the foreseeable effects of an armed conflict, by taking such measures as they consider appropriate.

Furthermore, at least once every four years, they shall forward to the Director-General a report giving whatever information they think suitable concerning any measures being taken, prepared or contemplated by their respective administrations in fulfillment of the present Convention and of the Regulations for its execution. Article 47 – Registration with the United Nations.

The present Convention shall enter into force three months after five instruments of ratification have been deposited. The Party withdrawing immunity shall, as soon as possible, so inform the Commissioner-General for cultural property provided for in the Regulations for convwnzione execution of the Convention, in writing, stating the reasons.

Each High Contracting Party may denounce the present Convention, on its own behalf, or on behalf of any territory for whose international relations it is convnezione. As concerns the multilateral treaties which the defunct Chinese Government signed, ratified or acceded to before the establishing of the Government of the People’s Republic of China, my government will examine their terms before deciding, in the light of circumstances, whether they should or not be recognized.

There may be placed under special protection a limited number of refuges intended to shelter movable cultural property in the event of armed conflict, of centers containing monuments and other immovable cultural property of very great importance, provided that they: The Meeting of the Parties shall have the following functions: Address of the receiving Central Authority.

Cultural property may be placed under enhanced protection provided that it meets aia following three conditions: Article 8 – Precautions against the effects of hostilities. Article 25 – Term of office.


No charges shall be made for the transmission, reception or determination of applications for legal aid under this Chapter. Apart from the case provided for in paragraph 1 of the present Article, immunity shall be withdrawn from cultural property under special protection only in exceptional cases of unavoidable military necessity, and only for such time as that necessity continues.

The said persons may not, without legitimate reason, be deprived of their identity card or convdnzione the right to wear 194 armlet.

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The execution of the Letter of Request shall not give rise to any reimbursement of taxes or costs of any nature. The High Contracting Parties undertake to respect cultural property situated within their own territory as well as within the territory of other High Contracting Parties by refraining from any use of the property and its immediate surroundings or of the appliances in use for its protection for purposes which are likely to expose it to destruction or damage in the event of armed conflict; and by refraining from any act of hostility, directed against such property.

Article 9 – Protection of cultural property in occupied territory. The Parties shall translate this Protocol into their official languages and shall communicate these official translations to the Director-General. If any cultural property mentioned in paragraph 1 of the present Article is situated near an important military objective as defined in the said paragraph, it may nevertheless be placed under special protection if the High Contracting Party asking for that protection undertakes, in the event of armed conflict, to make no use of the objective and particularly, in the case of a port, railway station or aerodrome, to divert all traffic there from.

In exceptional cases, when the Committee has concluded that the Party requesting inclusion of cultural property in the List cannot fulfil the criteria of Article 10 sub-paragraph bthe Committee may decide to grant enhanced protection, provided that the requesting Party submits a request for international assistance under Article The modification of the structure of the Kingdom will therefore not affect the validity of the international agreements ratified by the Convsnzione for the Netherlands Antilles: Article 24 – Committee for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict 1.

This entry shall only be made, in accordance with the provisions of the present Convention and under the conditions provided for in the Regulations for the execution of the Convention.

The States which have concluded such an agreement shall transmit a copy to the depositary of the Convention. Nothing in this Article shall prevent applications from being made directly by the person entitled to the benefit of the order unless the requested State has declared that it will not accept applications made in this manner.

The Convention shall also apply to all cases of partial or total occupation of the territory of a High Contracting Party, even if the said occupation meets with no armed resistance. Where a State has appointed more than one Central Authority, it shall designate the Central Authority to which any communication may be addressed for transmission to the appropriate Central Authority within that State.


Amendments adopted by a majority of the Contracting States present and voting at the Special Commission shall come into force for all Contracting States on the first day of the seventh calendar month after the date of their communication by the Secretary General to all Contracting States.

Family name s of debtor: In States where legal aid is provided in administrative, social or fiscal matters, the provisions of this Article shall apply to cases brought before the courts or tribunals competent in such matters. A Contracting State which has more than one official language and cannot, for reasons of internal law, accept for the whole of its territory documents referred to in Articles 7 and 17 drawn up in one of those languages shall by declaration specify the language in which such documents or translations thereof shall be drawn up for submission in the specified parts of its territory.

The Protecting Powers shall lend their good offices in all cases where they may deem it useful in the interests of cultural property, particularly if there is disagreement between the Parties to the conflict as to the application or interpretation of the provisions of the present Convention or the Regulations for its execution.

The Convention shall be open for signature by the States which were Members of the Hague Conference on Private International Law at the time of its Fourteenth Session and by non-Member States which were invited to participate in its preparation. Article 44 – Entry into force in situations of armed conflict.

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Article 19 – Mutual legal assistance 1. When more than one objection has been lodged against an application for registration, the High Contracting Parties which have lodged the ‘objections shall, by common consent, appoint a single arbitrator. Convenziond persons shall carry a special identity card bearing the distinctive emblem.

The Convention shall enter into force for each signatory State which ratifies subsequently on the sixtieth day after the deposit of its instrument of ratification. Any Contracting State may, at the time of signature, ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, reserve the right to exclude the application of Article 1 in the case of convenaione who are not nationals of a Contracting State but who have their habitual residence in a Contracting State other than the reserving State or formerly had their habitual residence in the reserving State, if there is no reciprocity of treatment between the reserving State and the State of which the applicants for legal aid are nationals.

Article 31 Decisions produced by the combined effect of provisional and confirmation orders. Affirming that the rules of customary international law will continue to govern questions not regulated by the provisions of this Protocol.

In addition to the convsnzione which shall apply in time of peace, this Protocol shall apply in situations referred to in Article 18 paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Convention and in Article 22 paragraph 1.