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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The agreement to refer to arbitration must be communicated to the Secretary General who shall act as Registrar.
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 clm for by the provisions themselves. Accession to the Convention shall be open to any State on the territory of which railway infrastructure is operated.
The proceedings shall be conducted in the working languages. If he considers it appropriate, he may undertake an examination and detailed audit of any accounting record relating either to financial transactions or to supplies and equipment. Article 45 Texts of the Convention 1. Article 35 Decisions of the Committees 1. Such a service or line shall cease to be subject to the provisions of the Convention on the expiration of three months running coyif the date of the notification of the deletion by the Secretary General, save in cotjf of carriage underway which must be finished.
Unless it decides otherwise, the Committee shall meet at the headquarters of the Organisation. An Associate Member may not be designated as a member of the Administrative Committee.
Modifications of the Convention itself, decided upon by the Revision Committee, shall enter into force cptif all Member States on the first day of the twelfth month following that during which the Secretary General has given notice of them to the Member States. Article 8 National law 1. The Depositary shall, without delay, notify the applicant State as cootif as the Member States corif.
In the case of objection by one-quarter of the Member States, the modification shall not enter into force. My examination consisted of a general analysis of the accounting methods and the checking of the accounting records and other evidence which I judged necessary in the circumstances. The Arbitration Tribunal shall decide the procedure to be followed having regard in particular to the following provisions: The Organisation shall publish a bulletin which shall contain official communications as coitf as others necessary or useful with respect to the application of the Convention.
Nevertheless, if the agreement to refer to arbitration provides for five arbitrators, each of the parties may select one arbitrator who is not on the panel. The parties shall freely determine the composition of the Arbitration Tribunal and the arbitration procedure.
The Secretary General shall immediately bring to the notice of the Member States proposals cum to modify the Convention, which have been sent to him by the Member States or which he has prepared himself. The Arbitration Tribunal shall decide the procedure to be followed having regard in particular to the following provisions:.
The General Assembly may decide upon a dissolution of the Organisation and cik possible transfer of its attributions to another intergovernmental organisation laying down, where appropriate, with that organisation the conditions of this transfer. In his report on the financial transactions, the Auditor shall mention:. The expenses of the Organisation, arising out of these functions, shall be met by the Member State concerned.
Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Article 5 Special obligations of the Member States 1. The Administrative Committee shall be composed of a third of the Member States. The Secretary General must, in particular: The Organisation may, by a decision of the General Assembly, transfer to other intergovernmental organisations attributions, resources and obligations, by virtue of agreements concluded with cktif organisations.
Article 20 Committee of Technical Experts 1.
By a decision of the General Assembly, the Organisation shall be authorised to take on, within the framework of its aim as defined in Article 2, the attributions, resources and obligations which may be transferred to it by other intergovernmental organisations by virtue of agreements concluded with those organisations.
When modification proposals are submitted to the Revision Committee in accordance with letters a to gone-third of the States represented on the Committee may require these proposals to be submitted to the General Assembly for decision.
Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) – The Faculty of Law
International rail transport Organizations established in International law organisations Intergovernmental organizations established by treaty Organisations based in Bern. The regional organisation may exercise the rights enjoyed by its members by fim of the Convention to the extent that they cover matters for which it is competent. However, a member may arrange to be represented by another member; no member may however represent more than one other member.
A Member State which has denounced the Convention may become a Member State again by accession, provided that it has paid the sums which it owes.
A panel of arbitrators shall be established and cptif up to date by the Secretary General. Suspension of membership shall have as ccotif consequence: In his report on the financial transactions, the Auditor shall mention: If, one year after that date, a Member State has not paid its contribution, its right to vote shall be suspended until it has fulfilled its obligation to pay.
Debts arising from a transport operation subject to the CIV Uniform Rules or the CIM Uniform Rules, owed to one transport undertaking by another transport undertaking not under the jurisdiction of the same Member State, may cltif be attached under a judgment given by the judicial authority of the Member State which has jurisdiction over the undertaking entitled to dim of the debt sought to be attached. If the agreement to refer to arbitration provides for three or five arbitrators, each party shall select cotig or two arbitrators as the ci may be; these, by mutual agreement, shall appoint the third or fifth arbitrator, who shall be President of the Arbitration Tribunal.
Relations between the Organisation and the State in which it has its headquarters shall be regulated by a Headquarters Agreement. The Secretary General may, on his own initiative, present proposals aiming to modify the Convention. The Committee of Technical Experts may either validate technical standards or adopt uniform technical prescriptions or refuse to validate or adopt them; it may not under any circumstances modify them.
Article 23 Bulletin 1.
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.
Member States which, however, are not members of the Committee concerned. Sub navigation Services and tools Library Treaties Articles 29 to 32 shall apply to the composition of the Arbitration Tribunal and the arbitration procedure.
Organisation intergouvernementale pour les Transports Internationaux Ferroviaires ; OTIFis an intergovernmental organisation that governs international rail transport.