LLMC 1976 - Contracting States

Denunciations at bottom of documentContracting StatesDate 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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