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II.6.110 SHIPOWNERS’ LIABILITY (SICK AND INJURED SEAMEN) CONVENTION, 1936

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.6.110

CONVENTION CONCERNING THE LIABILITY OF THE SHIPOWNER IN CASE OF SICKNESS, INJURY OR DEATH OF SEAMEN, 1936

ADOPTED: Done at Geneva, 6 October 1936
REFERENCE: SHIPOWNERS’ LIABILITY (SICK AND INJURED SEAMEN) CONVENTION, 1936
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 29 October 1939
DEPOSITARY: ILO
SECRETARY: ILO

IMPLEMENTATION

RATIFICATION

Article XIV

The formal ratification of this Convention shall be communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration.

Article XVI

As soon as the ratifications of two Members of the International Labour Organization have been registered, the Director-General of the International Labour Office shall so notify all the Members of the International Labour Organization. He shall likewise notify them of the registration of ratifications which may be communicated subsequently by other Members of the Organization.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article XV

1. This Convention shall be binding only upon those Members of the International Labour Organization whose ratifications have been registered with the Director-General.

2. It shall come into force twelve months after the date on which the ratifications of two Members have been registered with the Director-General.

3. Thereafter, this Convention shall come into force for any Member twelve months after the date on which its ratification has been registered.

DENUNCIATION

Article XVII

1. A Member which has ratified this Convention may denounce it after the expiration of ten years from the date on which the Convention first comes into force, by an act communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration. Such denunciation shall not take effect until one year after the date on which it is registered.

2. Each Member which has ratified this Convention and which does not, within the year following the expiration of the period of ten years mentioned in the preceding paragraph, exercise the right of denunciation provided for in this Article, will be bound for another period of ten years and, thereafter, may denounce this Convention at the expiration of each period of ten years under the terms provided for in this Article.

REVISION

Article XIX

1. Should the Conference adopt a new Convention revising this Convention in whole or in part, then, unless the new Convention otherwise provides,

  • (a) the ratification by a Member of the new revising Convention shall ipso jure involve the immediate denunciation of this Convention, notwithstanding the provisions of Article XVII above, if and when the new revising Convention shall have come into force;
  • (b) as from the date when the new revising Convention comes into force, this Convention shall cease to be open to ratification by the Members.

2. This Convention shall in any case remain in force in its actual form and content for those Members which have ratified it but have not ratified the revising Convention.

TERRITORIAL APPLICATION

Article XIII

1. In respect of the territories referred to in Article XXXV of the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation, each Member of the Organisation which ratifies this Convention shall append to its ratification a declaration stating -

  • (a) the territories in respect of which it undertakes to apply the provisions of the Convention without modification;
  • (b) the territories in respect of which it undertakes to apply the provisions of the Convention subject to modifications, together with details of the said modifications;
  • (c) the territories in respect of which the Convention is inapplicable and in such cases the grounds on which it is inapplicable;
  • (d) the territories in respect of which it reserves its decision.

2. The undertakings referred to in subparagraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph 1 of this Article shall be deemed to be an integral part of the ratification and shall have the force of ratification.

3. Any Member may by a subsequent declaration cancel in whole or in part any reservations made in its original declaration in virtue of subparagraphs (b), (c) or (d) of paragraph 1 of this Article.

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