Details of Treaty No.062

European Convention on Information on Foreign Law
Title European Convention on Information on Foreign Law
Reference ETS No.062
Opening of the treaty London, 07/06/1968  - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States
Entry into Force 17/12/1969  - 3 Ratifications.
Summary

Under the terms of the Convention, the Parties undertake to supply information, when problems of foreign law arise into course of legal proceedings, concerning their law and procedure in civil and commercial fields as well as on their judicial system.

Each Party is to set up or appoint two bodies : a "receiving agency", to receive requests for information from another Party and to take action on its request, and a "transmitting agency" to receive requests for information from its judicial authorities and to transmit them to the competent foreign receiving agency. The names and addresses of these bodies are communicated by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to the Parties.

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