Role of the Treaties service

The Treaties division has the authority to deal with all formal aspects concerning the conclusion of treaties and international conventions at the federal level. The Treaties division supervises the course of the procedure concerning the implementation of these treaties into the internal legal order from the moment of signing until ratification.

Since the revision of the Constitution in 1993 the Communities and Regions (the federated entities) are authorised to conclude treaties concerning the subjects for which they are the competent authorities. As regards mixed treaties, the Treaties division contributes to the co-ordination between the various authorities concerned in order to ensure a positive conclusion of the current procedure.

Finally, this division also keeps the original and acts as depositary of a number of multilateral conventions.