Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals 3

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

 

Article X

Amendment of the Convention

1. This Convention may be amended at any ordinary or extraordinary
meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

2. Proposals for amendment may be made by any Party.

3. The text of any proposed amendment and the reasons for it shall be
communicated to the Secretary at least one hundred and fifty days before
the meeting at which it is to be considered and shall promptly be
communicated by the Secretary to all Parties. Any comments on the text by
the Parties shall be communicated to the Secretariat not less than sixty
days before the meeting begins. The Secretariat shall, immediately after
the last day for submission of comments, communicate to the Parties all
comments submitted by that day.

4. Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of Parties
present and voting.

5. An amendment adopted shall enter into force for all Parties which have
accepted it on the first day of the third month following the date on
which two-thirds of the Parties have deposited an instrument of
acceptance with the Depositary. For each Party which deposits an
instrument of acceptance after the date on which two-thirds of the
Parties have deposited an instrument of acceptance, the amendment shall
enter into force for that Party on the first day of the third month
following the deposit of its instrument of acceptance.

Article XI

Amendment of the Appendices

1. Appendices I and II may be amended at any ordinary or extraordinary
meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

2. Proposals for amendment may be made by any Party.

3. The text of any proposed amendment and the reasons for it, based on
the best scientific evidence available, shall be communicated to the
Secretariat at least one hundred and fifty days before the meeting and
shall promptly be communicated by the Secretariat to all Parties. Any
comments on the text by the Parties shall be communicated to the
Secretariat not less than sixty days before the meeting begins. The
Secretariat shall, immediately after the last day for submission of
comments, communicate to the Parties all comments submitted by that day.

4. Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of Parties
present and voting.

5. An amendment to the Appendices shall enter into force for all Parties
ninety days after the meeting of the Conference of the Parties at which
it was adopted, except for those Parties which make a reservation in
accordance with paragraph 6 of this Article.

6. During the period of ninety days provided for in paragraph 5 of this
Article, any Party may by notification in writing to the Depositary make
a reservation with respect to the amendment. A reservation to an
amendment may be withdrawn by written notification to the Depositary and
thereupon the amendment shall enter into force for that Party ninety days
after the reservation is withdrawn.

Article XII

Effect on International Conventions
and Other Legislations

1. Nothing in this Convention shall prejudice the Codification and
development of the law of the sea by the United Nations Conference on the
Law of the Sea convened pursuant to Resolution 2750 C (XXV) of the
General Assembly of the United Nations nor the present or future claims
and legal views of any State concerning the law of the sea and the nature
and extent of coastal and flag State jurisdiction.

2. The provisions of this Convention shall in no way affect the rights or
obligations of any Party deriving from any existing treaty, convention or
Agreement.

3. The provisions of this Convention shall in no way affect the right of
Parties to adopt stricter domestic measures concerning the conservation
of migratory species listed in Appendices I and II or to adopt domestic
measures concerning the conservation of species not listed in Appendices
I and II.

Article XIII

Settlement of Disputes

1. Any dispute which may arise between two or more Parties with respect
to the interpretation or application of the provisions of this Convention
shall be subject to negotiation between the Parties involved in the
dispute.

2. If the dispute cannot be resolved in accordance with paragraph 1 of
this Article, the Parties may, by mutual consent, submit the dispute to
arbitration, in particular that of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at
The Hague, and the Parties submitting the dispute shall be bound by the
arbitral decision.

Article XIV

Reservations

1. The provisions of this Convention shall not be subject to general
reservations. Specific reservations may be entered in accordance with the
provisions of this Article and Article XI.

2. Any State or regional economic integration organization may, on
depositing its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or
accession, enter a specific reservation with regard to the presence on
either Appendix I or Appendix II or both, of any migratory species and
shall then not be regarded as a Party in regard to the subject of that
reservation until ninety days after the Depositary has transmitted to the
Parties notification that such reservation has been withdrawn.

Article XV

Signature

This Convention shall be open for signature at Bonn for all States and
any regional economic integration organization until the twenty-second
day of June, 1980.

Article XVI

Ratification, Acceptance, Approval

This Convention shall be subject to ratification, acceptance or approval.
Instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval shall be deposited
with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, which shall be
the Depositary.

Article XVII

Accession

After the twenty-second day of June 1980 this Convention shall be open
for accession by all non-signatory States and any regional economic
integration organization. Instruments of accession shall be deposited
with the Depositary.

Article XVIII

Entry into Force

1. This Convention shall enter into force on the first day of the third
month following the date of deposit of the fifteenth instrument of
ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Depositary.

2. For each State or each regional economic integration organization
which ratifies, accepts or approves this Convention or accedes thereto
after the deposit of the fifteenth instrument of ratification,
acceptance, approval or accession, this Convention shall enter into force
on the first day of the third month following the deposit by such State
or such organization of its instrument of ratification, acceptance,
approval or accession.

Article XIX

Denunciation

Any Party may denounce this Convention by written notification to the
Depositary at any time. The denunciation shall take effect twelve months
after the Depositary has received the notification.

Article XX

Depositary

1. The original of this Convention, in the English, French, German,
Russian and Spanish languages, each version being equally authentic,
shall be deposited with the Depositary. The Depositary shall transmit
certified copies of each of these versions to all States and all regional
economic integration organizations that have signed the Convention or
deposited instruments of accession to it.

2. The Depositary shall, after consultation with the Governments
concerned, prepare official versions of the text of this Convention in
the Arabic and Chinese languages.

3. The Depositary shall inform all signatory and acceding States and all
signatory and acceding regional economic integration organizations and
the Secretariat of signatures, deposit of instruments of ratification,
acceptance, approval or accession, entry into force of this Convention,
amendments thereto, specific reservations and notifications of
denunciation.

4. As soon as this Convention enters into force, a certified copy thereof
shall be transmitted by the Depositary to the Secretariat of the United
Nations for registration and publication in accordance with Article 102
of the Charter of the United Nations .

In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorized to that effect,
have signed this Convention.

Done at Bonn on 23 June 1979.

Conclusion

Notes

See Also

References and Further Reading

About the Author/s and Reviewer/s

Author: international

Mentioned in these Entries

Charter of the United Nations, Codification, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, Permanent Court of Arbitration, Settlement of Disputes.


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