Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 49 Part 2.djvu/757

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UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONVENTION. MARCH 20,1934. 2773 L'avis de reception peut etre demande posterieurement au depot de l'envoi dans Ie delai et moyenn8.nt 10. taxe prevus it l'article 53 pour les reclamations. ARTICLE 56 Etendue de la responsabilite. I. -Sauf les cas prevus a l'article 57 ci-apres, les Adminis- trations rcpondent de 10. perte des envois recommand6s. L'expediteur a droit, de ce chef, it une mdemnite dont Ie montant est fixe it 50 francs par objet. 2. -Les Administrations n'as- sument aucune responsabilite pour les envois saisis par la douane par suite de fausse declaration de leur content!. The return receipt may be re- quested after the mailing of the article, within the period and upon payment of the fee prescribed by Article 53 for inquiries. AHTICLE 56 Extent of re8ponsibility Request [or. Responsibility. 1. "'ith the exceptions pro- Iudemnity due: vided for by Article 57 following, Administrations are responsible for the loss of registered articles. The sender is entitled, on that account, to indemnity, the amount of which is fixed at 50 francs per article. 2. Administrations assume no False customs derla· responsibility for artides seized ratiou. by the (~ustoms as n. result of fnlse declaration of their contents. AUTICLE 57 ARTICLE 57 Exceptions au principe respon8ubiWe. d~ la Exceptio II.' ! to tl,e principle of :\oDrcspoDsihility. responlfibii'ity Les Administrations sont <16- gagees de touto responsabilite pour 10. perte d'envois recom- mandes: a) en cas de force majeure; toutefois, 10. rcsponsabilite sub- siste a I'egard de I'Administration expeditrice qui a accepte de cou- VI'lr les risques de force majeure (article 54, § 4). Le pays re- sponsable de Ia perte doit, suivant so. legislation interieure, decider si cette perte est due a des cir- constances constituant un cas de force majeure; b) Iorsque, la preuve de leur responsabilite n'ayant pas ete administree autrement, elIes ne peuvent rendre compte des cnvois par suite de la destruction des documents de service re:mltant d'un cas de force majeure; c) lorsqu'il s'agit d'envois clont Ie contenu tombe sous Ie coup des interdictions prevues aux articles 34,§§4et6,lettre(c),et46,§1; d) lorsque l'expediteur n'a for- mule aucune reclamation dans Ie dclai d'un an prevu a l'article 53. Administrations are released from ull responsibility for loss of registered artielcs: Lost article., . (a) In case ofJorce majeure; Br!nrrcl', f lj'lfrt. however, responsihility is main- tained in regard to an Adminis- tration of origin Which has under- tflken to cover risks of force . t 1/1,. , 1'. ~772. maieure (Article 54, Section 4). The country responsible for the loss must decide, in accordance with its domestic legislation, ('i~("lIlJlstanrcs to d, ·· Ih }I . l' . tI:rnllUC. W let er sue lOSS IS (ue to <:11'- cumstanc.es constituting a case of force majeure; (b) ·When proof of their re- J~estruction of r~.. • , or'is. sponsibility not having been fur- nished otherwise, they can not account for artides as a result of destruction of service records due to a case of force majeure; (c) WllCn it is a question of arti- W~th prohihit<>d ""11' 1 fII .I' tent.. C es whose contents U WIt nn the scope of the prohibitions laid .In/., P I '· 2 75\1, ~7fjt;. down by Articles 34, Sections 4 and 6, letter (c), and 46, Section 1 ; (d) When the sender has not :\0 inquiry made. made any inquiry within the Ante, p. 2771 . period of one year contemplated by Article 53.