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II.7.480 (JEDDAH REGIONAL SEAS, 1982) REGIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE RED SEA AND GULF OF ADEN ENVIRONMENT, 1982

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.7.480

(JEDDAH REGIONAL SEAS 1982) THE REGIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE RED SEA AND GULF OF ADEN ENVIRONMENT, 1982

ADOPTED: Done at Jeddah 14th February 1982
REFERENCE: Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Regional Seas Convention
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 20 August 1985
DEPOSITARY: Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
SECRETARY: UNEP

IMPLEMENTATION

Article XXV. Signature

The present Convention together with the attached Protocol shall be open for signature in Jeddah by Governments of the States of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden invited to the Jeddah Regional Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Conservation of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden convened from 19 to 21 Rabie Althani 1402 A.H corresponding 13 to 15 February 1982.

Article XXVI. Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession

(1) The present Convention together with the attached Protocol shall be subject to ratification, acceptance, approval or accession by the States referred to in Article XXV of this Convention. Any Party which has ratified, accepted, approved or acceded to the present Convention shall be considered as having ratified accepted, approved or acceded to the attached protocol.

(2) Any State member of the Arab League has the right of accession to the present Convention and its Protocols.

Article XXVII. Entry into force

(1) The present Convention and attached Protocol shall enter into force on the ninetieth day following the date of deposit of at least four instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval of, or accession to the Convention.

(2) Any other protocol to this Convention, except as otherwise provided in such protocol, shall enter into force on the thirtieth day following the date of deposit of at least four instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval of, or accession to such protocol.

(3) This Convention or any such protocol shall enter into force with respect to any Party on the thirtieth day following the date of deposit by that Party of the instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

Article XXVIII. Withdrawal

(1) At any time after five years from the date of entry into force of this Convention, any Contracting Party may withdraw from the Convention by giving written notification of withdrawal to the Depositary.

(2) Except as may be otherwise provided in any other protocol to this Convention, any Contracting Party may, at any time after five years from the date of entry into force of such Protocol, withdraw from such Protocol by giving written notification of withdrawal to the Depositary.

(3) Withdrawal shall take effect twelve months after the date on which notification of withdrawal is received by the Depositary.

(4) Any Contracting Party which withdraws from the Convention shall be considered as also having withdrawn from any Protocol to which it was a party.

(5) Any Contracting Party which withdraws from the Protocol concerning Regional Co- operation in Combating Pollution by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency shall be considered as also having withdrawn from this Convention.

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