Oceans and Law of the Sea

"...problems of ocean space are closely interrelated and need to be considered as a whole..."
(United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Preamble)

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI of the Convention

Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the Convention relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

Status

Last updated: 23 May 2012

Note: The current status is based on information obtained from sources prepared and regularly updated by the Treaty Section of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations, namely the publication entitled Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General which is available on-line and contains the current status of the Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General.  Chapter XXI of that publication deals with the Law of the Sea. If you do not have access to that site,  please visit http://treaties.un.org.

For your convenience, we provide a concise table presenting the status of the Convention and the two related agreements in pdf format, as well as chronological lists of ratifications, accessions, successions. The dates in these lists refer to the dates of the deposit of instruments of ratification, accession or succession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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CURRENT STATUS
The Convention (in force from 16 November 1994)  Treaty Section site Table (pdf format, 300 kb) 
Tableau présentant l'état de la Convention en français
Chronological list of ratifications/accessions/successions
Declarations made upon signature/ratification/accession/succession
Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the Convention (in force from 28 July 1996) Treaty Section site Table (pdf format, 300 kb)
Tableau présentant l'état de la Convention en français
Chronological list of ratifications/accessions/successions
Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the Convention relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (in force from 11 December 2001) Treaty Section site Table (pdf format, 300 kb)
Tableau présentant l'état de la Convention en français
Chronological list of ratifications/accessions/successions
Declarations made upon ratification/accession

Terminology Reference
Signature The Convention, article 305, 315 and Annex IX, article 2
The Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI, articles 3 and 4, para. 3(a),(b)
1995 United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement, article 37
Ratification The Convention, article 306
The Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI, article 4, paras. 3(b) and 5
1995 United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement, article 38
Accession The Convention, article 307 and Annex IX, article 3
The Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI, article 4, paras. 3(d) and 5
1995 United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement, article 39
Formal confirmation The Convention, article 306  and Annex IX, article 3
The Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI, article 4, paras.3(b), 4 and 5
Definitive signature The Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI, article 4, para. 3(a)
Simplified procedure The Convention, article 313
The Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI, article
4, para. 3(c) and article 5
"Participation" (or consent to be bound) The Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI, article 4, para. 1
Succession Occurs when one State is replaced by another in the responsibility for the international relations of territory. Generally, a newly independent State which makes a notification of succession is considered a party to a treaty from the date of the succession of States or from the date of entry into force of the treaty, whichever is the later date. Our tables refer to the date of notification of succession. See also the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties and the Vienna Convention on Succession of States in respect of Treaties.
Provisional application The Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI, article 7
1995 United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement, article 41

 

 

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