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II.7.440 (LIMA CONVENTION, 1981) CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND COASTAL AREA OF THE SOUTH-EAST PACIFIC, 1981

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.7.440

(LIMA CONVENTION 1981) CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND COASTAL AREA OF THE SOUTH-EAST PACIFIC, 1981

ADOPTED: Done in Lima on 12 November 1981
REFERENCE: LIMA CONVENTION, 1981
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 19 May 1986
DEPOSITARY: South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP)
SECRETARY: UNEP

IMPLEMENTATION

ACCESSION

Article XVIII

This Convention shall be open for accession by any State bordering the South-East Pacific. Accession shall be effected by the deposit of the relevant instrument with the Executive Secretariat, which shall communicate it to the High Contracting Parties.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article XV

This Convention shall enter into force sixty days after the third instrument of ratification has been deposited with the General Secretariat of the Permanent Commission of the South Pacific.

DENUNCIATION

Article XVI

This Convention may be denounced by any of the High Contracting Parties after it has been in force for two years for the High Contracting Party denouncing it.

Such denunciation shall be effected by means of written notification to the Executive Secretariat, which shall communicate it forthwith to the High Contracting Parties.

The denunciation shall take effect one hundred and eighty days after the date of the said notification.

ADOPTION OF PROTOCOLS

Article XIX

The High Contracting Parties may adopt unanimously, at a Conference of Plenipotentiaries, additional protocols to this Convention, which protocols shall enter into force after the third instrument of ratification has been deposited with the Executive Secretariat.

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONVENTION OR ITS PROTOCOLS

Article XVII

1. Any High Contracting Party may propose amendments to this Convention or to its protocols. Such amendments shall be adopted at a Conference of Plenipotentiaries convened by the Executive Secretary at the request of any Contracting Party.

2. Amendments to this Convention and the protocols shall be adopted unanimously by the High Contracting Parties.

3. The amendments shall be subject to ratification and shall enter into force after the third instrument of ratification has been deposited with the Executive Secretariat.

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