LLMC 1976 - Contracting States


  • Date: 21/09/2010


Denunciations at bottom of document


Contracting States  Date of entry into force


Albania (accession)  1 October 2004


Algeria (accession)    1 December 2004


Antigua and Barbuda (accession) 1 February 2010


Australia (accession)  1 June 1991


Azerbaijan (accession)   1 November 2004


Bahamas (accession)  1 December 1986


Barbados (accession)  1 September 1994


Belgium (accession)1, 2  1 October 1989


Benin (accession)   1 December 1986


Bulgaria (accession) 1 November 2005


China1, 2, 4  1 July 1997


Congo (accession)  1 January 2005


Cook Islands (accession)   1 July 2007


Croatia (accession)  1 June 1993


Cyprus (accession)1  1 April 2006


Denmark (ratification)  1 December 1986


Dominica (accession) 1 November 2001


Egypt (accession)   1 July 1988


Equatorial Guinea (accession)  1 August 1996


Estonia (accession)   1 February 2003


Finland (ratification) 1 December 1986


France (approval)1, 2   1 December 1986


Georgia (accession)   1 June 1996


Germany (ratification)1, 2, 5   1 September 1987

 
Greece (accession)   1 November 1991


Guyana (accession) 1 April 1998


Hungary (accession)  1 November 2008


India (accession)  1 December 2002


Ireland(accession)1   1 June 1998


Jamaica (accession)  1 December 2005


Japan (accession)1   1 December 1986


Kiribati (accession)  1 June 2006


Latvia (accession) 1 November 1999


Liberia (accession)  1 December 1986


Lithuania (accession) 1 July 2004


Luxembourg (accession)    1 March 2006


Marshall Islands (accession)    1 March 1995


Mauritius (accession)    1 April 2003


Mexico (accession)    1 September 1994


Netherlands (accession)1, 2    1 September 1990

 
New Zealand (accession)6   1 June 1994


Nigeria (accession)  1 June 2004


Norway (ratification)2   1 December 1986


Poland (accession)2  1 December 1986


Romania (accession)  1 July 2007


Saint Lucia (accession)  1 September 2004


Samoa (accession) 1 September 2004


Sierra Leone (accession)  1 December 2001


Singapore (accession)1   1 May 2005


Spain (ratification)  1 December 1986


Sweden (ratification)2  1 December 1986


Switzerland (accession)2  1 April 1988


Syrian Arab Republic (accession) 1 January 2006


Tonga (accession) 1 January 2004


Trinidad and Tobago (accession)    1 July 2000

 
Turkey (accession)  1 July 1998


Tuvalu (accession)  1 May 2009


United Arab Emirates (accession) 1 March 1998


United Kingdom (ratification)1, 2, 3  1 December 1986


Vanuatu (accession)  1 January 1993


Yemen (accession)  1 December 1986


Number of Contracting States: 61


The Convention applies provisionally in respect of:
Belize
1 For the text of a declaration, reservation or statement, see section IV.
2 With a notification under article 15(2), see section V.
3 The United Kingdom declared its ratification to be effective also in respect of:
Bailiwick of Jersey
Bailiwick of Guernsey
Belize*
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Falkland Islands
Gibraltar
Hong Kong**
Isle of Man
Montserrat
Pitcairn
Saint Helena and Dependencies
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Kingdom Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in the Island of Cyprus
Anguilla
British Antarctic Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
extended from 4 February 1999
* Has since become the independent State of Belize to which the Convention applies provisionally.

** Ceased to apply to Hong Kong with effect from 1 July 1997.

4 Applies only to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
5 On 3 October 1990 the German Democratic Republic acceded to the Federal Republic of Germany. The German Democratic Republic had acceded1, 8 to the Convention on 17 February 1989.
6 The instrument of accession contained the following statement:
"AND WHEREAS it is not intended that the accession by the Government of New Zealand to the Convention should extend to Tokelau;".
Denunciations
Belgium  1 November 2010
Denmark 1 April 2005
Finland   13 May 2004
Germany  13 May 2004
Japan  1 August 2006
Norway   1 November 2006
Spain  1 November 2007
Sweden   1 August 2005
United Kingdom1  13 May 2004


Number of denouncing States: 9
1 Extension of the denunciation by the United Kingdom to the Island of Jersey.

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