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Treaty of Peace with Italy 
[Paris, 10 February 1947]

The Treaty of peace with Italy is a treaty signed in Paris on February 10, 1947 between Italy and the victorious powers of World War II, formally ending the hostilities.

The provisions of the treaty included:

  • the transfer of Adriatic islands, Istria south of river Mirna and what is now western Slovenia to Yugoslavia
  • transfer of Dodecanese islands to Greece
  • minor revisions of border with France
  • recognition of independence of Albania
  • renouncement of claims to colonies
  • cancellation of favourable commercial treaties with China

Trieste and surrounding area were incorporated into a new independent state called the Free Territory of Trieste, which was later divided between Yugoslavia and Italy in 1954.

A subsequent annex to the treaty provided for cultural autonomy of the German minority in South Tyrol.


Entry into force generally: 15 September 1947
Entry into force for Australia: 9 July 1948 

AUSTRALIAN TREATY SERIES - 1948 No. 2

Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra (c) Commonwealth of Australia 1997

[Reprinted from: Australian Legal Information Institute - World II Treaties, Treaties and International Agreements - Australian Treaty Series 1948 - Treaty of Peace with Italy ATS2 - http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1948/2.html]

INDEX

Part

Section

Articles

I

TERRITORIAL  CLAUSES

I

Frontiers

1 - 5

II

France (Special clauses)

6 - 9

III

Austria (Special clauses)

10

IV

People's Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Special clauses)

11 - 13

V

Greece (Special clause)

14 

II

POLITICAL CLAUSES

I

General Clauses

15 - 18

II

Nationality, Civil and Political Rights

19 - 20

III

Free Territory of  Trieste

21 - 22

IV

Italian Colonies

23

V

Special Interests of China

24

VI

Albania

27 - 32

VII

Ethiopia

33 - 38

VIII

International Agreements

39 - 43

IX

Bilateral Treaties

44 

III

WAR CRIMINALS

-

-

45

IV

NAVAL, MILITARY AND AIR CLAUSES

I

Duration of Application

46

II

General Limitations

47 - 55

III

Limitation of the Italian Navy

56 - 60

IV

Limitation of the Italian Army

61 - 63

V

Limitation of the Italian Air Force

64 - 66

VI

Disposal of  War Material (as defined in Annex XIIIC)

67

VII

Prevention of German and Japanese Rearmament

68 - 70

VIII

Prisoners of War

71

IX

Mine Clearance

72

V

WITHDRAWAL OF ALLIED FORCES

-

-

73

VI

CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF THE WAR

I

Reparation

74

II

Restitution by Italy

75

III

Renunciation of Claims by Italy

76

VII

PROPERTY, RIGHTS AND INTERESTS

I

United Nations Property in Italy

77

II

Italian Property in the Territory of Allied and Associated Powers

78 - 79

III

Declaration of the Allied and Associated Powers in Respect of Claims

80

IV

Debts

81

VIII

GENERAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS

-

-

82

IX

SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES

-

-

83

X

MISCELLANEOUS ECONOMIC PROVISIONS

-

-

84 - 85

XI

FINAL CLAUSES

-

-

86 - 89

Annex

I

MAPS TO ACCOMPANY THE PEACE TREATY WITH ITALY

A

Frontiers of Italy

1

B

Franco-Italian Frontier (Article 2).

2

C

Yugoslav-Italian Frontier (Article 3).

3

D

Frontiers of the Free Territory of Trieste (Articles 4 and 22).

4 & 22

E

Sea Areas defined in Article 11 of the present Treaty.

-

II

FRANCO-ITALIAN FRONTIER

-

-

-

III

GUARANTEES IN CONNECTION WITH MONT CENIS AND THE TENDA-BRIGA DISTRICT (See Article 9)

-

-

-

IV

PROVISIONS AGREED UPON BY THE AUSTRIAN AND ITALIAN GOVERNMENTS ON 5 SEPTEMBER 1946 (See Article 10)

-

-

-

V

WATER SUPPLY FOR GORIZIA AND VICINITY (See Article 13)

-

-

-

VI

PERMANENT STATUTE OF THE FREE TERRITORY OF TRIESTE (See Article 21)

-

-

1 - 38

VII

INSTRUMENT FOR THE PROVISIONAL REGIME OF THE FREE TERRITORY OF TRIESTE (See Article 21)

-

-

1 - 11

VIII

INSTRUMENT FOR THE FREE PORT OF TRIESTE

-

-

1 - 26

IX

TECHNICAL DISPOSITIONS REGARDING THE FREE TERRITORY OF TRIESTE (See Article 21)

-

-

-

X

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE FREE TERRITORY OF TRIESTE

-

-

-

XI

JOINT DECLARATION BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE SOVIET UNION, OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND OF FRANCE CONCERNING ITALIAN TERRITORIAL POSSESSIONS IN AFRICA (See Article 23)

-

-

-

XII

(See Article 56)

The names in this Annex are those which were used in the Italian Navy on 1 June 1946.

A

List of Naval Vessels to be Retained by Italy

-

B

List of Naval Vessels to be Placed at the Disposal of the Governments of the Soviet Union, of the United Kingdom, of the United States of American and of France

-

XIII

DEFINITIONS

A

Naval (See Article 59)

-

B

Military, Military Air and Naval Training (See Articles 60, 63 and 65)

-

C

Definition and List of War Material (See Article 67)

-

D

Definition of the Terms "Demilitarisation" and "Demilitarised" (See Articles 11, 14, 49 and Article 3 of Annex VI)

-

XIV

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO CEDED TERRITORIES

-

-

-

XV

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO CEDED TERRITORIES

A

Industrial, LIterary and Artistic Property

-

B

Insurance

-

XVI

CONTRACTS, PRESCRIPTION AND NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS

A

Contracts

-

B

Periods of Prescription

-

C

Negotiable Instruments

-

D

Special Provisions

-

XVII

PRIZE COURTS AND JUDGMENTS

A

Prize Courts

-

B

Judgments

 

Source:

  • Australian Legal Information Institute - World II Treaties, Treaties and International Agreements - Australian Treaty Series 1948 - Treaty of Peace with Italy ATS2 - http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1948/2.html
  • Introduction - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_peace_with_Italy_%281947%29

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