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Contracting Parties Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards France

Dates Signature: November 25, 1958 Ratification: June 26, 1959 Entry into force: September 24, 1959

Declarations, Reservations

In a communication received on November 27, 1989, the Government of France notified the Secretary-General of its decision to withdraw, with effect from that date, the declaration relating to the second sentence of its declaration relating to paragraph 3 of article I made upon ratification.
The text of the withdrawn declaration reads as follows: "it further declares that it will apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, which are considered as commercial under its national law."

Declaration made upon ratification:
"Referring to the possibility offered by paragraph 3 of article I of the Convention, France declares that it will apply the Convention on the basis of reciprocity, to the recognition and enforcement of awards made only in the territory of another contracting State."

Additional Information

On January 26, 1976, the Governments of France, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America made the following declaration relating to the declaration made upon accession by the German Democratic Republic concerning application to Berlin (West):
"With respect to the declaration by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the German Democratic Republic which ... was made in a note accompanying the [instrument] of accession and which related to the application of the [Convention] to the Western Sectors of Berlin, the Governments of France, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America state that their position remains as set out in the Notes which were sent to you, Sir, by their Permanent Representatives to the United Nations on 7 July 1975 and the relevant parts of which were reported in the Notes from the Legal Counsel Nos. C.N.192.1975.TREATIES-23 and C.N.195.1975.TREATIES-2, both dated 13 August 1975.
The application of the [...Convention] to the Western Sectors of Berlin continues, therefore, in full force and effect."

Territorial Information

Declaration made upon ratification:
"Referring to paragraphs 1 and 2 of article X of the Convention, France declares that this Convention will extend to all the territories of the French Republic."