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 Secretary General shall notify the Member States of that suspension; it shall come to an end on the expiration of a month from the day on which the Secretary General notified the other Member States of the withdrawal of opposition.
The Secretary General shall, without delay, give notice of it to the other Member States. Cktif Organisation, members of its staff, experts called in by it and representatives of Member States shall enjoy cltif privileges and immunities as are necessary to discharge their duties, subject to the dim laid down in the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the Organisation, annexed to the Convention.
Article 14 General Assembly 1. 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.
The aim of the Organisation shall be to promote, improve and facilitate, in all respects, international traffic by rail, in particular by. The Secretary General shall convene the Committees either on his own initiative or at the request of five Member States or of the Administrative Committee.
The accession shall take cotof on the first day of the third month following that notification. When interpreting and applying the Convention, its character of international law and the necessity to promote uniformity shall be taken into account.
Ci, Administrative Committee shall be composed of a third of the Member States. It shall contribute to the expenditure of the Organisation with 0. A Member State may request, without denouncing the Convention, a suspension of its membership of the Organisation, when international rail traffic is no longer carried out on its territory for reasons not attributable to that Member State.
Member States – Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
IT services Knowledge resources Library Services to the public. Article 16 Other Committees 1. Modifications of the Convention itself, decided upon by the Revision Committee, shall enter into force for 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.
This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat However, in the case of objection to the validation of a technical standard or to the adoption of a uniform technical prescription, only that standard or prescription shall be suspended in respect of traffic with and between the Member States from the time the decisions take effect; the same shall apply in the case of a partial objection. On a proposal of one of the States concerned, the Organisation shall publish an official translation of the Convention into other languages, in so far as one of these languages is an official language on the territory of at least two Member States.
The Member States shall address their notifications concerning the approval of modifications of the Convention decided upon by the General Assembly as well as their declarations in terms that they do not approve such modifications, to the Secretary General. With regard to decisions, the French text shall prevail.
COTIF – Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
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. Suspension of membership shall have as a consequence:.
The Secretary General must, in particular: In his report on the financial transactions, the Auditor shall mention: The functioning of the Organisation shall be ensured by the following organs:. Jordan has been an associate member since 1 August They shall take effect at the moment the Convention enters into force for the State concerned. The Committees shall establish their rules of procedure. The General Assembly may decide to locate it at another place in one of the Member States. The Secretary General shall send the draft agenda to the Member States at least two months before the opening of the meeting.
The Auditor must on no account include criticisms in his report without first affording the Secretary General an opportunity of giving an explanation. To that end, each Member State undertakes, to the extent possible, to a eliminate any useless procedure, b simplify and standardise the formalities already required, c simplify frontier checks.
The Auditor shall have unrestricted access, at any time, to all ledgers, accounts, accounting documents and other information which he considers needful.
Article 25 Work programme – Budget – Accounts – Management report 1. A Member State may arrange to cik represented by another Member State; no State may however represent more than two other States. The Member States agree to facilitate the conclusion of agreements between infrastructure managers intended to optimise international rail traffic.
Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail
Any Member State may declare, at any time, that it will not apply in com entirety certain Appendices to the Convention. The Arbitration Tribunal shall decide the procedure to be followed having regard in particular to the following provisions: 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 those organisations.
Modifications of the Coti, decided upon by the Committees, shall be notified to the Member States by the Secretary General.
Subject to Article 42, any accession to the Convention may only relate to the Convention in its version in force at the time when the accession takes effect. Modifications of Appendices to the Convention, decided upon by the Revision Committee, shall enter into force for 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.
If the agreement to refer to arbitration provides for three or five arbitrators, each party shall select one or two arbitrators as the case may be; these, by mutual agreement, shall appoint the third or fifth arbitrator, who shall be President of the Arbitration Tribunal.