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The International Organization of Legal Metrology or Organization Internationale de M├ętrologie L├ęgale (OIML) is an intergovernmental treaty organization. It is made up of approximately 60 nations from around the world. [1]. Established in 1955, its goal is to promote the standarization of legal metrology. 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Convention establishing an International Organization of Legal Metrology [1959] ATS 21 (4309 words)
However, for all votes concerning the organization, management, administration, and rules of procedure of the Conference, the Committee and the Bureau and all analogous matters, an absolute majority shall suffice to give immediate effect to the decision in question, the minimum number of members present and of votes cast having equal effect.
The operation of the Conference and of the Committee shall be ensured by the International Bureau of Legal Metrology, under the direction and control of the Committee.
A state which shall become a member of the Organization during one of the periods indicated in Article XXXVI shall be bound until the expiry of this period and shall be subject, from the time of its accession, to the same obligations as existing members.
BIPM - legal metrology (1019 words)
Legal metrology, as represented by the work of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) is concerned with the chain of measurement traceability that directly affects consumers, and has the backing of national laws which protect the consumer from, for example, shopkeepers whose weighing or other measuring devices may not calibrated correctly.
Legal metrology steps in when there are length measurements used in regulation; and the OIML is concerned that, for example, measuring tapes used by builders and surveyors are accurate and that the construction industry is giving the customer what it is being contracted to give them.
The difference between metrology and legal metrology is therefore often one of scale of precision, although traceability and the accreditation of technical competence of the scientists and technicians are common to both.
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