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ARTICLE 18–Relations with stations of non-contracting countries
$1. Each of the contracting governments reserves the right to determine the conditions under which it will accept telegrams or radiotelegrams originating in or destined to a station not subject to the provisions of the present Convention.
82. If a telegram or a radiotelegram is accepted, it must be transmitted, and the usual charges must be applied to it.
$1. (1) Governments which are not parties to the present Convention shall be permitted to adhere to it upon their request.
(2) Such adherence shall be communicated through diplomatic channels to the contracting Government within whose territory the last Conference shall have been held and by the latter to the remaining Governments.
(3) The adherence shall carry with it to the fullest extent acceptance of all the clauses of the present Convention and admission to all the advantages stipulated therein.
82. (1) The adherence to the Convention by the Government of a country having colonies, protectorates, or territories under sovereignty or mandate shall not carry with it the adherence of these colonies, protectorates, or territories under sovereignty or mandate, unless a declaration to that effect is made by that Government.
(2) Such colonies, protectorates, or territories under sovereignty or mandate as a whole, or each of them separately, may form the subject of a separate adherence or of a separate denunciation within the provisions of the present Article and of Article 23.
ARTICLE 20 Arbitration
$1. In case of disagreement between two contracting Governments, regarding the interpretation or execution of the present Convention or of the Regulations provided for in Article 13, the question must, at the request of one of these governments, be submitted to arbitration. For that purpose each of the Governments involved shall choose another Government not interested in the question at issue.
$2. If agreement between the two arbitrators can not be reached the latter shall appoint another contracting Government equally disinterested in the question at issue. If the two arbitrators can not agree upon the choice of this third Government, each arbitrator shall propose a contracting Government not interested in the dispute; and lots shall be drawn between the Governments proposed. The drawing shall devolve upon the Government within whose territory the International Bureau mentioned in Article 16 operates. The decision of the arbitrators shall be by majority vote.
ARTICLE 21—Exchange of laws and regulations The contracting Governments shall communicate to one another, if they deem it useful, through the intermediary of the International Bureau of the Telegraph Union, the laws and regulations which have been or which may be promulgated in their countries relative to the object of the present Convention.
ARTICLE 22—Naval and military installations $1. The contracting Governments retain their entire liberty regarding radio installations not covered in Article 2, and especially with reference to naval and military installations.
82. All these installations and stations must, so far as practicable, comply with the provisions of the regulations regarding help to be given in case of distress and measures to be taken to prevent interference. They must also, so far as practicable, observe such provisions of the regulations as concern the types of waves and the frequencies to be used, according to the kind of service which these stations carry on.
83. When, however, these installations and stations are used for public correspondence or participate in the special services governed by the Regulations annexed to the present Convention, they must, in general, conform to the provisions of the Regulations for the conduct of these services.
ARTICLE 23—Execution, duration and denunciation $1. The present Convention shall go into effect on January 1, 1929; and shall remain in force for an indeterminate period and until one year from the day on which a denunciation thereof shall have been made.
$2. The denunciation shall affect only the Government in whose name it has been made. The Convention shall remain in force for the other contracting Governments.
ARTICLE 24-Ratification 81. The present Convention shall be ratified and the ratifications thereof shall be deposited in Washington with the least practicable delay.
82. In case one or more of the Contracting Governments should not ratify the Convention it shall be none the less binding upon the Governments which shall have ratified it.
In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the Convention in a single copy, which shall remain in the archives
of the Government of the United States of America and one copy of which shall be sent to each Government.
Done at Washington, November 25, 1927.
H. J. LENTON
W. F. C. MORTON
ARNALDO DE Paiva CARVALHO For Portuguese East Africa and the Portuguese Asiatic Possessions :
MARIO CORRÊA BARATA DA CRUZ
E. L. BAER
FELIPE A. ESPIL
H. P. BROWN
DR. MAXIMILIAN HARTWICH
ENG. HANS PFEUFFER
GEO. DE LA BARRA
P. COELHO DE ALMEIDA
MANUEL F. SIMÕES AYRES
For Canada :
W. ARTHUR STEEL
CHIN CHUN WANG
ENRIQUE OLAYA H.
ADOLFO H. DE SOLás
J. RAFAEL OREAMUNO
Luis MARINO PÉREZ
G. SCHOTEL For Cyrenaica :
PAOLO ZONTA For Denmark:
T. G. KRARUP
M. L. VASQUEZ G.
ALY IBRAHIM For Eritrea :
ARTHUR E. KENNELLY
L. Å STRÖM For France:
T. F. PURVES
A. LESLIE HARRIS
J. MONTANO N.
BERNARD DE PASKAY
P. J. EDMUNDS