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II.7.520 PROTOCOL CONCERNING CO-OPERATION IN COMBATING OIL SPILLS IN THE WIDER CARIBBEAN REGION, 1983

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.7.520

PROTOCOL CONCERNING CO-OPERATION IN COMBATING OIL SPILLS IN THE WIDER CARIBBEAN REGION, 1983

ADOPTED: Done at Cartagena de Indias on 24 March 1983
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 11 October 1986
DEPOSITARY: Government of Colombia
SECRETARY: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

IMPLEMENTATION

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THIS PROTOCOL AND THE CONVENTION

Article XI

1. The provisions of the Convention relating to its protocols apply to this Protocol.

2. The rules of procedure and the financial rules adopted pursuant to article XX of the Convention shall apply to this Protocol, unless the Contracting Parties to this Protocol agree otherwise.

DECLARATIONS AND RESERVATIONS

France

On depositing its document France expressed the following reservation:

  • In approving the Convention on the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment in the Caribbean along with its related Protocol on Cooperation in Combating Hydrocarbon Spillages in the Caribbean the French Government states: “In the instance of the decrees of the present Convention and its Protocol being interpreted in such a way as to obstruct activities which the French Government deems necessary for national defence, said decrees will not apply to these activities. However, when carrying out said activities the Government will endeavour to take the necessary steps to adhere to the objectives of the Convention and its supplementary Protocol.”

Mexico

On depositing its document ratifying the Convention on the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment in the Caribbean and the Protocol on Cooperation in combating Hydrocarbon Spillages in the Caribbean, the Government of Mexico made the following declaration: “The applicable international rules and regulations established by the appropriate International Organisation, to which articles 5 and 6 of the above mentioned Convention refer, will only become valid for the Mexican Government once it has accepted them either by vote or by the involvement in the matter of some international body/document. For the date of ratification by common consent see Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs.”

United Kingdom

Both the Convention and Protocol were ratified in the name of the Cayman, Turks and Caicos Isles by the U.K., who reserved the right to extend in the future said international documents to any other territories whose international relations it is responsible for.

This right was exercised and the Convention and Protocol were extended to the British Virgin Islands with effect from 21.11.87.

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