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CHAPTER XXII
COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
2 . European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration
Geneva, 21 April 1961
Entry into force
:
7 January 1964, in accordance with article X(8), with the exception of paragraphs 3 to 7 of article IV which entered into force on 18 October 1965, in accordance with paragraph 4 of the Annex to the Convention.
Registration :
7 January 1964, No. 7041
Status :
Signatories : 16. Parties : 31
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 484, p. 349.
Note :
The Convention was prepared and opened for signature on 21 April 1961 by the Special Meeting of Plenipotentiaries for the purpose of negotiating and signing a European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration, which was convened in accordance with resolution 7 (XV)1 of the Economic Commission for Europe, adopted on 5 May 1960.  The Special Meeting was held at the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva from 10 to 21 April 1961.  For the text of the Final Act of the Special Meeting, see United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 484, p. 349.
Participant
Signature
Ratification, Accession(a), Succession(d)
Albania
  27 Jun 2001 a
Austria
21 Apr 1961
 6 Mar 1964
Azerbaijan
  17 Jan 2005 a
Belarus
21 Apr 1961
14 Oct 1963
Belgium
21 Apr 1961
 9 Oct 1975
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2
   1 Sep 1993 d
Bulgaria
21 Apr 1961
13 May 1964
Burkina Faso
  26 Jan 1965 a
Croatia 2
  26 Jul 1993 d
Cuba
   1 Sep 1965 a
Czech Republic 3
  30 Sep 1993 d
Denmark 4
21 Apr 1961
22 Dec 1972
Finland
21 Dec 1961
 
France
21 Apr 1961
16 Dec 1966
Germany 5, 6
21 Apr 1961
27 Oct 1964
Hungary
21 Apr 1961
 9 Oct 1963
Italy
21 Apr 1961
 3 Aug 1970
Kazakhstan
  20 Nov 1995 a
Latvia
  20 Mar 2003 a
Luxembourg
  26 Mar 1982 a
Montenegro 7
  23 Oct 2006 d
Poland
21 Apr 1961
15 Sep 1964
Republic of Moldova
   5 Mar 1998 a
Romania
21 Apr 1961
16 Aug 1963
Russian Federation
21 Apr 1961
27 Jun 1962
Serbia 2
  12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 3
  28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 2
   6 Jul 1992 d
Spain
14 Dec 1961
12 May 1975
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2
  10 Mar 1994 d
Turkey
21 Apr 1961
24 Jan 1992
Ukraine
21 Apr 1961
18 Mar 1963
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification, accession or succession.)
Notifications made under article X (6)
(Unless otherwise indicated, the notifications were made
upon ratification, accession or succesion.)
Belgium
       In accordance with article II, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Belgian Government declares that in Belgium only the State has, in the cases referred to in article I, paragraph 1, the faculty to conclude arbitration agreements.

Latvia 8

Luxembourg
       Except where otherwise expressly provided for in the arbitration agreement, the presiding judges of the local courts shall assume the functions entrusted to the presidents of the chambers of commerce under article IV of the Convention. The presiding judges shall hear the disputes in chambers.

Notifications made under article X (6)
(Unless otherwise indicated, the notifications were made
upon ratification, accession or succesion.)
Azerbaijan
       "In connection with the requirement contained in Article X (6) of the above-mentioned Convention, the [...] the Republic of Azerbaijan would like to inform that the functions referred to in Article IV of the Convention are exercised by the Economic Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in accordance with Article 6 of the law on International Arbitration of the Republic of Azerbaijan."

Croatia

11 December 2001


       “....the following institution in the Republic of Croatia has been designated to exercise the functions referred to in Article IV of the Convention.
       Permanent Arbitration Court to the Croatian Chamber of Commerce
       Rooseveltov trg 2
       10000 ZABREB
       Croatia
       tel: 385 1 4606-733
       fax: 385 1 4606-752
       email: sudiste@hgk.hr”

Latvia
       "In accordance with article X, paragraph 6, of the European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration, the Republic of Latvia communicates that functions conferred by article IV will exercise:
       Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
       Address: K. Valdemara street 35
       Riga, LV-1010, Latvia
       Phone: + 371 7 225 595
       Fax: + 371 7 820 092
       e-mail: info@chamber.lv."

Slovakia

8 July 2013


       “… in accordance with article X (6) of the European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration [the Government of the Slovak Republic] has the honour to communicate the following institution that has been designated to exercise functions conferred by Article IV of the above mentioned Convention:
       Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry
       Gorkého 9
       816 03 Bratislava
       Phone: +421 2 54433291
       Fax: + 421 2 54131159
       Email: sopkurad@scci.sk.”
End Note
1. Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, Fifteenth Session, Supplement No. 3 (E/3349), p. 55.
2.The former Yugoslavia had signed and ratified the Convention on 21 April 1961 and 25 September 1963, respectively.  See also note 1 under “Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Croatia, “former Yugoslavia” , “Slovenia”, “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and “Yugoslavia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
3.Czechoslovakia had signed and ratified the Convention on 21 April 1961 and 13 November 1963, respectively. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.The instrument of ratification contained a declaration to the effect that the Convention for the time being would not extend to the Faeroe Islands and Greenland.

In a communication received on 12 November 1975, the Govern- ment of Denmark declared that it had withdrawn the above-mentioned reservation, the decision to take effect on 1 January 1976.

5.The German Democratic Republic had acceded to the Convention on 20 February 1975.  See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
6.See note 1 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
7.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
8. On 23 December 2013, the Government of Latvia notified  the Secretary General of the withdrawal of the following declaration under article II (2) made upon acccession:

"In accordance with article II, paragraph 2, of the European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration, the Republic of Latvia declares that article II, paragraph 1, does not apply for state authorities and local government authorities."