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Europees Verdrag inzake hoofdwaterwegen die van internationaal belang zijn (AGN), Genève, 19-01-1996
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Inhoudsopgave
European Agreement on main inland waterways of international importance (AGN)
Article 1. Designation of the network
Article 2. Technical and operational characteristics of the network
Article 3. Annexes
Article 4. Designation of the depositary
Article 5. Signature
Article 6. Ratification, acceptance or approval
Article 7. Accession
Article 8. Entry into force
Article 9. Limits to the application of the Agreement
Article 10. Settlement of disputes
Article 11. Reservations
Article 12. Amendment of the Agreement
Article 13. Amendment of Annexes I and II
Article 14. Amendment of Annex III
Article 15. Denunciation
Article 16. Termination
Article 17. Notifications and communications by the depositary
Article 18. Authentic texts
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Europees Verdrag inzake hoofdwaterwegen die van internationaal belang zijn (AGN), Genève, 19-01-1996

Europees Verdrag inzake hoofdwaterwegen die van internationaal belang zijn (AGN)
(authentiek: en)
The Contracting Parties,
Conscious of the need to facilitate and develop international transport by inland waterways in Europe,
Aware of the expected increase in the international transport of goods as a result of growing international trade,
Emphasizing the important role of inland water transport, which in comparison with other modes of inland transport has economic and ecological advantages and offers spare infrastructure and vessel capacity and is therefore capable of lowering social costs and negative impacts on the environment by inland transport as a whole,
Convinced that, in order to make international inland water transport in Europe including the transport by sea-river vessels using coastal routes, more efficient and attractive to customers, it is essential to establish a legal framework which lays down a coordinated plan for the development and construction of a network of inland waterways of international importance, based on agreed infrastructure and operational parameters,
Have agreed as follows:
1.
The Contracting Parties adopt the provisions of this Agreement as a coordinated plan for the development and construction of a network of inland waterways, hereinafter referred to as the “network of inland waterways of international importance” or “E waterway network”, which they intend to undertake within the framework of their relevant programmes. The E waterway network, in terms of this Agreement, consists of inland waterways and coastal routes used by sea-river vessels as well as ports of international importance situated on those waterways and routes, as described in annexes I and II to this Agreement.
2.
The Contracting Parties shall take necessary measures with a view to effectively protect the envisaged route of the portions of E waterways, with due regard to their future parameters, which do not exist at present but which are included in relevant infrastructure development programmes until the date when the decision on their construction is taken.
1. The network of inland waterways of international importance referred to in article 1 shall conform to the characteristics set out in annex III to this Agreement or will be brought into conformity with the provisions of this annex in future improvement work.
2. Contracting Parties are called upon to establish national action plans and/or bilateral or multilateral agreements, such as international treaties, guidelines, memoranda of understanding, joint studies or any other similar arrangements, aimed at elimination of existing bottlenecks and completion of missing links in the network of E waterways crossing the territories of countries concerned.
Article 3. Annexes
The annexes to this Agreement form an integral part of the Agreement.
Article 4. Designation of the depositary
The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall be the depositary of this Agreement.
1.
This Agreement shall be open at the Office of the United Nations in Geneva for signature by States which are members of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe or have been admitted to the Commission in a consultative capacity in conformity with paragraphs 8 and 11 of the Terms of Reference of the Commission, from 1 October 1996 to 30 September 1997.
2.
Such signatures shall be subject to ratification, acceptance or approval.
1.
This Agreement shall be subject to ratification, acceptance or approval in accordance with paragraph 2 of article 5.
2.
Ratification, acceptance or approval shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
1.
This Agreement shall be open for accession by any State referred to in paragraph 1 of article 5 from 1 October 1996 onwards.
2.
Accessions shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
1.
This Agreement shall enter into force 90 days after the date on which the Governments of five States have deposited an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, provided that one or more waterways of the network of inland waterways of international importance link, in a continuous manner, the territories of at least three of the States which have deposited such an instrument.
2.
If this condition is not fulfilled, the Agreement shall enter into force 90 days after the date of the deposit of the instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, whereby the said condition will be satisfied.
3.
For each State which deposits an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession after the commencement of the period of 90 days specified in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this article, the Agreement shall enter into force 90 days after the date of the deposit of the said instrument.
1.
Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as preventing a Contracting Party from taking such action, compatible with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and limited to the exigencies of the situation, as it considers necessary for its external or internal security.
2.
Such measures, which must be temporary, shall be notified immediately to the depositary and their nature specified.
1.
Any dispute between two or more Contracting Parties which relates to the interpretation or application of this Agreement and which the Parties in dispute are unable to settle by negotiation or other means shall be referred to arbitration if any of the Contracting Parties in dispute so requests and shall, to that end, be submitted to one or more arbitrators selected by mutual agreement between the Parties in dispute. If the Parties in dispute fail to agree on the choice of an arbitrator or arbitrators within three months after the request for arbitration, any of those Parties may request the Secretary-General of the United Nations to appoint a single arbitrator to whom the dispute shall be submitted for decision.
2.
The award of the arbitrator or arbitrators appointed in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article shall be binding upon the Contracting Parties in dispute.
Article 11. Reservations
Any State may, at the time of signing this Agreement or of depositing its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, declare that it does not consider itself bound by article 10 of this Agreement.
1.
This Agreement may be amended in accordance with the procedure specified in this article, except as provided for under articles 13 and 14.
2.
At the request of a Contracting Party, any amendment proposed by it to this Agreement shall be considered by the Principal Working Party on Inland Water Transport of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
3.
If the proposed amendment is adopted by a two-thirds majority of the Contracting Parties present and voting, it shall be communicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to all Contracting Parties for acceptance.
4.
Any proposed amendment communicated in accordance with paragraph 3 of this article shall come into force with respect to all Contracting Parties 3 months after the expiry of a period of 12 months following the date of its communication, provided that during such period of 12 months no objection to the proposed amendment shall have been notified to the Secretary-General of the United Nations by a State which is a Contracting Party.
5.
If an objection to the proposed amendment has been notified in accordance with paragraph 4 of this article, the amendment shall be deemed not to have been accepted and shall have no effect whatsoever.
1.
Annexes I and II to this Agreement may be amended in accordance with the procedure laid down in this article.
2.
At the request of a Contracting Party, any amendment proposed by it to annexes I and II to this Agreement shall be considered by the Principal Working Party on Inland Water Transport of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
3.
If the proposed amendment is adopted by the majority of the Contracting Parties present and voting, it shall be communicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Contracting Parties directly concerned for acceptance. For the purpose of this article, a Contracting Party shall be considered directly concerned if, in the case of inclusion of a new inland waterway or port of international importance or in the case of their respective modification, its territory is crossed by that inland waterway or if the considered port is situated on the said territory.
4.
Any proposed amendment communicated in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 of this article shall be deemed accepted if, within a period of six months following the date of its communication by the depositary, none of the Contracting Parties directly concerned has notified the Secretary-General of the United Nations of its objection to the proposed amendment.
5.
Any amendment thus accepted shall be communicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to all Contracting Parties and shall enter into force three months after the date of its communication by the depositary.
6.
If an objection to the proposed amendment has been notified in accordance with paragraph 4 of this article, the amendment shall be deemed not to have been accepted and shall have no effect whatsoever.
7.
The depositary shall be kept promptly informed by the secretariat of the Economic Commission for Europe of the Contracting Parties which are directly concerned by a proposed amendment.
1.
Annex III to this Agreement may be amended in accordance with the procedure specified in this article.
2.
At the request of a Contracting Party, any amendment proposed by it to annex III to this Agreement shall be considered by the Principal Working Party on Inland Water Transport of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
3.
If the proposed amendment is adopted by the majority of the Contracting Parties present and voting, it shall be communicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to all Contracting Parties for acceptance.
4.
Any proposed amendment communicated in accordance with paragraph 3 of this article shall be deemed accepted unless, within a period of six months following the date of its communication, one fifth or more of the Contracting Parties have notified the Secretary-General of the United Nations of their objection to the proposed amendment.
5.
Any amendment accepted in accordance with paragraph 4 of this article shall be communicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to all Contracting Parties and shall enter into force three months after the date of its communication with regard to all Contracting Parties except those which have already notified the Secretary-General of the United Nations of their objection to the proposed amendment within a period of six months following the date of its communication according to paragraph 4 of this article.
6.
If one fifth or more of the Contracting Parties have notified an objection to the proposed amendment in accordance with paragraph 4 of this article, the amendment shall be deemed not to have been accepted and shall have no effect whatsoever.
1.
Any Contracting Party may denounce this Agreement by written notification addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
2.
The denunciation shall take effect one year after the date of receipt by the Secretary-General of the said notification.
Article 16. Termination
If, after the entry into force of this Agreement, the number of Contracting Parties for any period of 12 consecutive months is reduced to less than five, the Agreement shall cease to have effect 12 months after the date on which the fifth State ceased to be a Contracting Party.
Article 17. Notifications and communications by the depositary
In addition to such notifications and communications as this Agreement may specify, the functions of the Secretary-General of the United Nations as depositary shall be as set out in Part VII of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, concluded on 23 May 1969.
Article 18. Authentic texts
The original of this Agreement, of which the English, French and Russian texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized to that effect, have signed this Agreement.
DONE at Geneva on the nineteenth day of January 1996.