Convention Providing a Uniform Law for Cheques

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: Geneva, Switzerland
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 01/01/1934

Category

Finance, payments and insolvency

Sub category

Cheques

Groups

UNS

What is it about?

The present Convention intends to harmonize the State Parties’ legislation on international payment by cheques. The Convention sets rules for the drawing and form of a cheque, negotiation, avals, presentment and payment, crossed cheques and cheques payable in account, recourse for non-payment and other specifics.

Why is it relevant?

This Convention is the only multilateral instrument dealing with substantive rules of law in connection with cheques. It provides a regulatory framework for the international use of cheques and promotes international trade by making this method of payment faster and more secure.

Additional Information

This instrument is closely tied to the 1931 Convention for the Settlement of Certain Conflicts of Laws in Connection with Cheques and the 1931 Convention on the Stamp Laws in Connection with Cheques. Although independently applicable these Conventions complete the present one and amplify its legal impact. Therefore it is useful to become a Member Party to all three Conventions.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Austria01/12/1958
Azerbaijan30/08/2000
Belgium18/12/1961
Brazil26/08/1942
Denmark27/07/1932
Finland31/08/1932
France27/04/1936
Germany03/10/1933
Greece01/06/1934
Hungary28/10/1964
Indonesia09/03/1959
Italy31/08/1933
Japan25/08/1933
Liberia16/09/2005
Lithuania10/02/1997
Luxembourg01/08/1968
Malawi03/11/1965
Monaco09/02/1933
Netherlands02/04/1934
Nicaragua16/03/1932
Norway27/07/1932
Poland19/12/1936
Portugal08/06/1934
Sweden27/07/1932
Switzerland26/08/1932
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
19327
19334
19343
19362
19421
19581
19591
19611
19641
19651
19681
19971
20001
20051
Total26
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