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Germany as depositary of multilateral treaties

The Federal Republic of Germany is the depositary of the multilateral treaties listed below.

It is common practice for multilateral treaties to specify a depositary, on which certain tasks are incumbent.

The depositary keeps the original of the treaty in a safe place and notifies the other contracting parties of events such as the entry into force of the treaties and any amendments made to it. One of the depositary’s main tasks is to transmit information on ratifications, accessions, acceptances, declarations and reservations made by individual contracting parties. It thus keeps all contracting parties up to date on the status of the treaty.

09 December 2011; Agreement on the International Tracing Service (not yet in force, provisional application since 1 January 2013)

04 October 2010; Convention concerning the Construction and Operation of a Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe (FAIR)

30 November 2009; Convention concerning the construction and Operation of a European X-Ray Free -Electron Laser Facility (XFEL) (provisional application)

26 January 2009; Statute of the International Renewable energy Agency (IRENA)

27 May 2005; Convention between the Kingdom of Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Austria on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism, cross-border crime and illegal migration (Prüm Convention)

17 October 2000; Agreement on the application of Article 65  of the European Patent Convention

21 March 2000; Arrangement concerning Permission for the Transit of Yugoslav Nationals who are obliged to leave the county

29 May 1996; Agreement between the Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia, the Government of the Republic of Austria, the Swiss Federal Council and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia on Arrangements for the Transit of Bosnia and Herzegovina War Refugees

15 July 1993; Agreement on the Legal Status of the International Tracing Service in Arolsen

16 October 1990; Agreement on the Conservation of Seals in the Wadden Sea

08 October 1990; Convention on the International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe

25 September 1990; Agreement on the Settlement of Certain Matters relating to Berlin

12 September 1990; Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany

13 September 1983; Agreement for Co-Operating in Dealing with Pollution of the North Sea by Oil and Other Harmful Substances

23 June 1979; Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)

05 October 1973; Convention on the Grant of European Patent (European Patent Convention)

07 February 1969; Agreement regarding the Status of Personnel of Sending States attached to an International Military Headquarters of NATO in the Federal Republic of Germany

07 February 1969; Agreement regarding the Making Available by the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of the United States of America of Accommodation to International Military Headquarters of NATO in the Federal Republic of Germany

05 March 1956; Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, India and Pakistan, the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic in Regard to War Cemeteries, Graves and Memorials of the British Commonwealth

05 March 1956; Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, India, and Pakistan and the Federal Republic of Germany Regarding the War Graves, Cemeteries and Memorials of the British Commonwealth in the Territory of the Federal Republic of Germany

06 June 1955; Agreement Constituting an International Commission for the International Tracing Service

23 October 1954; Convention on the Presence of Foreign Forces in the Federal Republic of Germany

10 February 1937; International Convention on the transportation of corpses


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