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II.6.345 PROTOCOL OF 1996 TO THE MERCHANT SHIPPING (MINIMUM STANDARDS) CONVENTION, 1976

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.6.345

PROTOCOL OF 1996 TO THE MERCHANT SHIPPING (MINIMUM STANDARDS) CONVENTION, 1976

ADOPTED: Done at Geneva, 22 October 1996
REFERENCE: PROTOCOL OF 1996 TO THE MERCHANT SHIPPING (MINIMUM STANDARDS) CONVENTION, 1976
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 10 January 2003
DEPOSITARY: ILO
SECRETARY: ILO

IMPLEMENTATION

SIGNATURE AND RATIFICATION

Article II

A Member may ratify this Protocol at the same time as or at any time after it ratifies the principal Convention, by communicating its formal ratification of the Protocol to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration.

Article III

1. Each Member which ratifies this Protocol shall, where applicable, in a declaration accompanying the instrument of ratification, specify which Convention or Conventions listed in Part B of the Supplementary Appendix it accepts.

2. A Member which has not accepted all of the Conventions listed in Part B of the Supplementary Appendix may, by subsequent declaration communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office, specify which other Convention or Conventions it accepts.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article VI

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

2. This Protocol shall come into force 12 months after the date on which the ratifications of five Members, three of which each have at least one million gross tonnage of shipping, have been registered.

3. Thereafter, this Protocol shall come into force for any Member 12 months after the date on which its ratification has been registered.

DENUNCIATION

Article VII

A Member which has ratified this Protocol may denounce it whenever the principal Convention is open to denunciation in accordance with its Article 7, by an act communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration. Denunciation of this Protocol shall not take effect until one year after the date on which it is registered.

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