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II.2.287 FIRST PROTOCOL ON THE INTERPRETATION BY THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES OF THE 1980 CONVENTION ON THE LAW APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS, 1989

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.2.287

FIRST PROTOCOL ON THE INTERPRETATION BY THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES OF THE 1980 CONVENTION ON THE LAW APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS, 1988

ADOPTED: Done in Brussels, 19 December 1988
REFERENCE: OJEC 1989 L48/1
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 1 August 2004
DEPOSITARY: EEC Council, Brussels
SECRETARY: EEC Council, Brussels

IMPLEMENTATION

SIGNATURE AND RATIFICATION

Article V

This Protocol shall be subject to ratification by the Signatory States. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Communities.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article VI

1. To enter into force, this Protocol must be ratified by seven States in respect of which the Rome Convention is in force. This Protocol shall enter into force on the first day of the third month following the deposit of the instrument of ratification by the last such State to take this step. If, however, the Second protocol conferring on the Court of Justice of the European Communities certain powers to interpret the Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations, opened for signature in Rome on 19 June 1980, concluded in Brussels on 19 December 1988, enters into force on a later date, this Protocol shall enter into force on the date of entry into force of the Second Protocol.

2. Any ratification subsequent to the entry into force of this Protocol shall take effect on the first day of the third month following the deposit of the instrument of ratification, provided that the ratification, acceptance or approval of the Rome Convention by the State in question has become effective.

REVISION AND AMENDMENT

Article X

Any Contracting State may request the revision of this Protocol. In this event, a revision conference shall be convened by the President of the Council of the European Communities.

DECLARATIONS AND RESERVATIONS

Denmark

The Protocol is not applicable to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

The Netherlands

The Protocol also applies to the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.

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