European Convention for the Protection of Animals During International Transport 3

European Convention for the Protection of Animals During International Transport

 

Chapter V

Other Mammals And Birds
Article 42

1. The provisions of this Chapter apply to the
transport of those mammals and birds which are not
already covered by the provisions of the preceding
Chapters.

2. The following provisions of Chapter II shall apply
mutatis mutandis to the transport of the species
concerned in this Chapter: Articles 4 and 5, Article 6,
paragraph 1 to 3 inclusive, Articles 7 to 10 inclusive,
Article 11, paragraphs 1 and 3, Articles 12 to 17
inclusive, 20 to 37 inclusive.
Article 43

Animals shall only be transported in suitably
constructed vehicles or containers, on which shall, if
necessary, be directions that there are wild animals in
them which are nervously timid or dangerous. Moreover,
there shall be clear written instructions about feeding
and watering and any special care required.
Article 44

Antlered animals shall not be transported while in
velvet unless special precautions are taken.
Article 45

Animals covered by this Chapter shall be cared for in
accordance with the instructions referred to in Article
43.

 

Chapter VI

Cold-Blooded Animals
Article 46

Cold-blooded animals shall be transported in such
containers, under such conditions, in particular with
regard to space, ventilation and temperature, and with
such supply of water and oxygen as are considered
appropriate for the species. They shall be transported
to their destination as soon as possible.

 

Chapter VII

Settlement of Disputes
Article 47

1. In case of a dispute regarding the interpretation or
the application of the provisions of this Convention,
the competent authorities of the Contracting Parties
concerned shall consult with each other. Each
Contracting Party shall communicate to the
Secretary-General of the Council of Europe the names
and address of their competent authorities.

2. If the dispute has not been settled by this means,
it shall, at the request of one or other of the parties
to the dispute, be referred to arbitration. Each Party
shall nominate an arbitrator and the two arbitrators
shall nominate a referee. If one of the two parties to
the dispute has not nominated its arbitrator within the
three months following the request for arbitration, he
shall be nominated at the request of the other party to
the dispute by the President of the European Court of
Human Rights. If the latter should be a national of one
of the parties to the dispute, this duty shall be
carried out by the Vice-President of the Court or, if
the Vice-President is a national of one of the parties
to the dispute, by the most senior judge of the Court
not being a national of one of the parties to the
dispute. The same procedure shall be observed if the
arbitrators cannot agree on the choice of referee.

3. The arbitration tribunal shall lay down its own
procedure. Its decisions shall be taken by majority
vote. Its award which shall be based on this Convention
shall be final.

 

Chapter VIII

Final Provisions
Article 48

1. The Convention shall be open to signature by the
member States of the Council of Europe. It shall be
subject to ratification or acceptance. Instruments of
ratification or acceptance shall be deposited with the
Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.

2. This Convention shall enter into force six months
after the date of the deposit of the fourth instrument
of ratification or acceptance.

3. In respect of a signatory State ratifying or
accepting subsequently, the Convention shall come into
force six months after the date of the deposit of its
instrument of ratification or acceptance.
Article 49

1. After the entry into force of this Convention the
Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe may
invite any non-member State to accede thereto.

2. Such accession shall be effected by depositing with
the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe an
instrument of accession which shall take effect six
months after the date of its deposit.
Article 50

1. Any Contracting Party may, at the time of signature
or when depositing its instrument of ratification.
acceptance or accession, specify the territory or
territories to which this Convention shall apply.

2. Any Contracting Party may when depositing its
instrument of ratification, acceptance or accession or
at any later date, by declaration addressed to the
Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, extend this
Convention to any other territory or territories
specified in the declaration and for whose
international relations it is responsible or on whose
behalf it is authorized to give undertakings.

3. Any declarations made in pursuance of the preceding
paragraph may, in respect of any territory mentioned in
such declaration be withdrawn according to the
procedure laid down in Article 51 of this Convention.
Article 51

1. This Convention shall remain in force indefinitely.

2. Any Contracting Party may, in so far as it is
concerned, denounce this Convention by means of a
notification addressed to the Secretary General of the
Council of Europe.

3. Such denunciation shall take effect six months after
the date of receipt by the Secretary-General of such
notification.
Article 52

The Secretary-General of the Council of Europe shall
notify the member States of the Council and any State
which has acceded to this Convention of:

a) any signature;

b) any deposit of an instrument of ratification,
acceptance or accession;

c) and date of entry into force of this Convention in
accordance with Article 48 thereof;

d) any declaration received in pursuance of paragraphs
2 and 3 of Article 50;

e) any notification received in pursuance of the
provisions of Article 51 and the date on which
denunciation takes effect;

f) any communication received in pursuance of Article
47, paragraph 1.

In Witness Whereof the undersigned, being duly
authorized thereto, have signed this Convention.

Done at Paris this 13th day of December 1968 in
English and in French, both texts being equally
authoritative, in a single copy which shall remain
deposited in the archives of the Council of Europe. The
Secretary-General of the Council of Europe shall
transmit certified copies to each of the signatory and
acceding States.

Conclusion

Notes

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References and Further Reading

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