Implementation of the COTIF and European law that has an impact . COTIF UR CIM, Appendix B to. COTIF. General Terms and. The Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail is an intergovernmental COTIF was modified by a Protocol that was signed in Vilnius on 3 June These systems of law have been in existence for decades and are known as the CIV (for passengers) and CIM (for freight/goods) Uniform Rules. A /, 24 Aug , CIM list of railway lines (Article 24 § 2 of COTIF , published ), Circular A /, 03 Aug , CIM.
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Article 25 Work programme cotf Budget – Accounts – Management report 1. The parties shall freely determine the composition of the Arbitration Tribunal and the arbitration procedure.
The Secretary General shall, without delay, give notice of it to the other Member States. In the case of objection by one-quarter of the Member States, the modification shall not enter into force.
The Committees shall establish their rules of procedure. The Revision Committee shall: The Administrative Committee shall determine the attributions of the Organisation concerning. Modifications of the Convention, decided upon by the Committees, shall be notified to the Member States by the Secretary General.
Judgments pronounced by the competent court or tribunal pursuant to the provisions of the Convention after trial or by default shall, when they have become enforceable under the law applied by that court or tribunal, become enforceable in each of the other Member States on completion of the formalities required in the State where enforcement is to take place. The chairmanship of the General Assembly, the chairmanship cotlf the Administrative Committee as well as the function clm Secretary General must, in principle, be conferred on nationals of different Member States.
An Associate Member may not be designated as a member of the Administrative Committee. The minutes of its meetings shall be sent to all Member States. Article 45 Texts of the Convention 1. The agreement to refer to arbitration must be communicated to the Secretary General who shall act as Registrar.
Article 23 Bulletin 1. When a dispute arises between a Member State and the Depositary about the performance of his functions, the Depositary or the Member State concerned must bring the question to the attention of the other Member States or, if appropriate, submit it for resolution by the Administrative Committee.
On the invitation of the Secretary General, issued with the agreement of a majority of the Member States, a. The Administrative Committee shall determine the attributions of the Organisation concerning a. If the agreement to refer to arbitration provides for three or five arbitrators, each party shall select one or two arbitrators as the case may be; these, by mutual agreement, shall appoint the third or fifth arbitrator, who shall be President of the Arbitration Tribunal. The Organisation may, with the approval of the Administrative Committee, take on administrative functions related to its aim and which are entrusted to it by a Member State.
With regard to decisions, the French text shall prevail.
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The Convention shall cm expressed in the English, French and German languages. The suspension of membership shall terminate with the notification by the Member State that international rail traffic on its territory is restored. To attain this objective, the Member States will adopt all measures necessary and useful in order that the international multilateral conventions cjm agreements in force to which they are contracting parties should be adapted, to the extent that these conventions and agreements concern international cooperation in the railway field and attribute competences to other intergovernmental or non-governmental organisations which cut across the tasks attributed to the Organisation.
The denunciation shall take effect on 31 December of the following year. The Organisation, members of its staff, experts called in by it and representatives of Member States shall enjoy such privileges and immunities as are necessary to discharge their duties, subject to the conditions laid down in the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the Organisation, annexed to the Convention.
The value in Special Drawing Rights of the national currency of a Member State which is not a member of the International Monetary Fund shall be calculated by the method determined by that State. The Committee may, within the limits of its own responsibilities, instruct the Chairman to carry out certain specific tasks.
The Arbitration Tribunal shall decide the procedure to be followed having regard in particular to the following provisions:. Modifications of the Convention itself, decided upon by the General Assembly, shall enter into force for all Member States twelve months after their approval by two-thirds of the Member States with the exception of those which, before the entry into force, have made a declaration in terms that they do not approve such modifications.
cmi It shall in particular have the capacity to enter into contracts, to acquire and dispose of immovable and movable assets and to be a party to legal proceedings. Accession to the Convention octif be open to any State on the territory of which railway infrastructure is operated. Article 38 Accession of regional economic integration organisations 1. The Member States shall address their notifications concerning the approval of modifications of the Convention decided upon by the General Assembly as well as their declarations in terms that they do not approve such modifications, to the Secretary General.
A Member State may arrange to be represented by another Member State; however a State may not cotiif more than one other State. Article 24 Lists of lines or services 1.
June Learn how coyif when to remove this template message. Member States may formulate an objection during the four months from the day of the notification. Furthermore, reservations as well as declarations not to apply certain provisions of the Convention itself or of its Appendices shall only be allowed if such reservations and declarations are expressly provided for by the provisions themselves.
Article 36 Depositary 1. The communications for which the Secretary General is responsible under cotir Convention may, if necessary, be made in the form of a publication in the Bulletin. There shall be a quorum in the Administrative Committee when two-thirds of its members are represented there. Transport and communication Cltif transport Road transport Rail transport Maritime transport Postal and other communications Telecommunication. A Member State may arrange to be represented by another Member State; no State may however represent more than two other States.
The substance of what is said during a meeting in one of the working languages shall be translated into ci other working languages; proposals and decisions shall be translated in full. States which are not members of the Organisation. Article 15 Administrative Committee 1.