STATUS REPORT

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF COUNTERFEITING CURRENCY

(Geneva, 20/04/1929)

ENTRY INTO FORCE : 22 February 1931, in accordance with article 25

Depositary: Secretary-General of the United Nations

Last updated by PacLII: 20/4/2006
Parties Date of Signature Date of ratification
/
Other
Entry Into Force Domestication Legislation
(where available)
Fiji 25 Mar 1971 d      
Solomon Islands 3 Sep 1981 d      
 
Algeria 10 17 Mar 1965 a      
Australia 5 Jan 1982 a      
Austria 25 Jun 1931 Rt      
Bahamas 9 Jul 1975 d      
Belarus [#] 23 Aug 2001 d      
Belgium 6th June 1932 Rt      
Benin 17 Mar 1966 a      
Brazil 1 Jul 1938 a      
Bulgaria 22 May 1930 Rt      
Burkina Faso 8 Dec 1964 a      
Colombia 9 May 1932 a      
Croatia 30 Dec 2003 d      
Cuba 13 Jun 1933 Rt      
Cyprus 10 Jun 1965 a      
Czech Republic 9 Feb 1996 d      
Czechoslovakia 2 12 Sep 1931 Rt      
Cфte d'Ivoire 25 May 1964 a      
DECLARATIONS        
Denmark 3 19 Feb 1931 Rt      
Ecuador 25 Sep 1937 a      
Egypt 15 Jul 1957 a      
Estonia 30 Aug 1930 a      
Finland 25 Sep 1936 a      
France 28 Mar 1958      
Gabon 11 Aug 1964 a      
Georgia 20 Jul 2000 a      
Germany 8 3 Oct 1933 Rt      
Ghana 9 Jul 1964 a      
Greece 19 May 1931 Rt      
Holy See 1 Mar 1965 a      
Hungary 14 June 1933 Rt      
Indonesia 11 3 Aug 1982 a      
Iraq 14 May 1965 a      
Ireland July 24th, 1934 a      
Israel 10 Feb 1965 a      
Italy 27 Dec 1935 Rt      
Kenya 10 Nov 1977 a      
Kuwait 9 Dec 1968 a      
Latvia 22 Jul 1939 a      
Lebanon 6 Oct 1966 a      
Lithuania [#] 2 Apr 2004 a      
Luxembourg [#] 14 Mar 2002      
Malawi 18 Nov 1965 a      
Malaysia 12 4 Jul 1972 a      
Mali 6 Jan 1970 a      
Mauritius 14 Mar 2002      
Mexico 30 Mar 1936 a      
Monaco 21 Oct 1931 Rt      
Morocco 13 4 May 1976 a      
Niger 5 May 1969 a      
Norway 4 16 Mar 1931 Rt      
Peru 11 May 1970 a      
Philippines 14 5 May 1971 a      
Poland 15 Jun 1934 Rt      
Portugal 18 Sep 1930 Rt      
Romania 7 Mar 1939 Rt      
San Marino 18 Oct 1967 a      
Senegal 25 Aug 1965 a      
Singapore 12 Feb 1979 d      
Slovakia 2 28 May 1993 d      
South Africa 28 Aug 1967 a      
Spain 28 Apr 1930 Rt      
Sri Lanka 2 Jun 1967 a      
Sweden 15 Mar 2001 a      
Switzerland 30 Dec 1948      
Syrian Arab Republic 15 14 Aug 1964      
Thailand 6 Jun 1963 a      
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 24 Nov 1930 Rt      
The Netherlands 30 Apr 1932 Rt      
Togo 3 Oct 1978 a      
Turkey 21 Jan 1937 a      
Uganda 15 Apr 1965 a      
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 5 13 Jul 1931 Rt      
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 28 Jul 1959 Rt      
Yugoslavia (former) 6 24 Nov 1930 Rt      
Zimbabwe 1 Dec 1998 d      
    In view of the provisions of Article 176, paragraph 2, of the Norwegian Ordinary Criminal Code and Article 2 of the Norwegian Law on the Extradition of Criminals, the extradition provided for in Article 10 of the present Convention may not be granted for the offence referred to in Article 3, No. 2, where the person uttering the counterfeit currency himself accepted it bona fide as genuine        

(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification, accession or succession.)


Belarus [up]

Declaration

The Republic of Belarus is not to be bound by the reservation on Article 20 of the Convention concerning the special order of transmitting the instrument of ratification to the Depositary and the declaration on Article 19 of the Convention concerning the non-recognition of jurisdiction of the Permanent Court of International Justice and of a Court of Arbitration as the means of the Settlement of Disputes between States, made by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic on signing the Convention


Luxembourg [up]

Declaration

The public prosecutor is designated to act as the central office in the meaning of article 12 of the International Convention for the Suppression of Counterfeiting Currency signed at Geneva on 20 April 1929

The designation of the public prosecutor as central office shall not prejudice the execution of the mission specified in articles 12 to 16 of the International Convention for the Suppression of Counterfeiting Currency or in the community legislative acts relating to the protection of the euro against counterfeiting by the authorities or legally authorized national organs, subject to the procedure to be determined, if necessary, by the public prosecutor in his capacity as central office

Notifications made under article 12 and 16 of the Convention

(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification, accession or succession.)


Lithuania [up]

... in accordance with Article 12 of the said Convention, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania designates the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania as a Central Authority to discharge the duties imposed by the Convention

... it is provided in Article 16, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declares that requests under Article 16 shall be communicated to its authorities only through its Central Authority.

Accessions in respect of territories

Participant

Netherlands 16

United Kingdom 17

Notes

2. See note 1 under "Czech Republic" and note 1 under "Slovakia" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume

3. According to a Declaration made by the Danish Government when ratifying the Convention, the latter was to take effect in respect of Denmark only upon the coming into force of the Danish Penal Code of April 15th, 1930. This Code having entered into force on January 1st, 1933, the Convention has become effective for Denmark from the same date

4. The reservation by Norway has not given rise to any objection on the part of the States to which it was communicated in accordance with Article 22, it may be considered as accepted

5. Instrument deposited in Berlin

6. See note 1 under "former Yugoslavia" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume

7. See note concerning signatures, ratifications and accession made on behalf of China (note 1 under "China" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume)

8. In a notification received on 21 February 1974, the Government of the German Democratic Republic stated that the German Democratic Republic had declared the reapplication of the Convention as of 6 June 1958

In this connection, the Secretary-General received, on 2 March 1976, the following communication from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany

With reference to the communication by the German Democratic Republic of 31 January 1974, concerning the applica tion, as from 6 June 1958, of the International Convention of 20 April 1929 for the Suppression of Counterfeiting Currency, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany declares that in the relation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic the declaration of application has no retroac tive effect beyond 21 June 1973

Subsequently, in a communication received on 17 June 1976, the Government of the German Democratic Republic declared

The Government of the German Democratic Republic takes the view that in accordance with the applicable rules of international law and the international practice of States the regulations on the reapplication of agreements concluded under international law are an internal affair of the successor State concerned. Accordingly, the German Democratic Republic was entitled to determine the date of reapplication of the International Convention for the Suppression of Counterfeiting Currency, April 20th, 1929 to which it established its status as a party by way of succession.

See also note 2 under "Germany" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume

9. The Republic of Viet-Nam had acceded to the Convention and the Protocol on 3 December 1964. See also note 1 under "Viet Nam" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume

10. With the following reservation, which is deemed to have been accepted by the other Contracting Parties in accordance with article 22 of the Convention

The Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria does not consider itself bound by article 19 of the Convention, which confers upon the International Court of Justice jurisdiction with respect to any disputes concerning the Convention

The jurisdiction of international tribunals may be accepted, by way of exception, in cases with respect to which the Algerian Government shall have expressly given its consent

11. With the following reservation, which is deemed to have been accepted by the other Contracting Parties in accordance with article 22 of the Convention

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 19 of this Convention but takes the position that any dispute relating to the interpretation or application of the Convention may be submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice for decision, only with the agreement of all the parties to the dispute

12. With the following reservation, which is deemed to have been accepted by the other Contracting Parties in accordance with article 22 of the Convention

The Government of Malaysia does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 19 of the Convention.

13. With the following reservation, which is deemed to have been accepted by the other Contracting Parties in accordance with article 22 of the Convention: The Kingdom of Morocco does not consider itself bound by article 19 of the Convention which provides that any disputes which might arise relating to the said Convention shall be settled by the Permanent Court of International Justice

However, it may accept the jurisdiction of the International Court, by way of exception, in cases where the Moroccan Government expressly states that it accepts such jurisdiction

14. With the following reservation, which is deemed to have been accepted by the other Contracting Parties in accordance with article 22 of the Convention

Articles 5 and 8 of the Convention shall be inoperative with respect to the Philippines unless and until Article 163 of the Revised Penal Code and Section 14 (a), Rule 110, of the Rules of the Court in the Philippines, shall have been amended to conform to the said provisions of the Convention.

15. In a communication received on 14 August 1964, the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic, referring to Presidential decree No.1147 of 20 June 1959, pursuant to which the application of the Convention for the Suppression of Counterfeiting Currency and Protocol, done at Geneva on 30 April 1929, was extended to the Syrian Province of the United Arab Republic, and to dйcret-loi No.25 promulgated on 13 June 1962 by the President of the Syrian Arab Republic (see also note 1 under "United Arab Republic (Egypt and Syria)" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume) has informed the Secretary-General that the Syrian Arab Republic considers itself a party to the said Convention and Protocol as from 20 June 1959. See also note 1 under "United ARab Republic (Egypt and Syria)" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume

16. See note 1 under "Netherlands" regarding Aruba/Netherlands Antilles in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume

17. See note 1 under "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume


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