8International Convention on Arrest of Ships, 1999Geneva, 12 March 199914 September 2011, in accordance with article 14(1) which reads as follows: "1. This Convention shall enter into force six months following the date on which 10 States have expressed their consent to be bound by it.".1 December 2011, No. 49196Signatories6Parties13United Nations,<i>Treaty Series</i>, vol. 2797, p. 3; <a href="/doc/source/docs/A_CONF_188_6-E.pdf" target="_blank">Doc. A/CONF.188.6</a>; C.N.112.2011.TREATIES-2 of 14 March 2011 (Entry into force).The Convention was adopted on 12 March 1999 at the United Nations/International Maritime Organization Diplomatic Conference on Arrest of Ships held in Geneva from 1 to 12 March 1999. In accordance with its article 12 (1), the Convention will be open for signature by any State at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1 September 1999 to 31 August 2000.
ParticipantSignatureApproval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Ratification, Definitive signature(s)Albania14 Mar 2011 aAlgeria 7 May 2004 aBenin 3 Mar 2010 aBulgaria27 Jul 2000 21 Feb 2001 Congo11 Jun 2014 aDenmark10 Aug 2000 Ecuador13 Jul 2000 15 Oct 2010 Estonia11 May 2001 aFinland31 Aug 2000 Latvia 7 Dec 2001 aLiberia16 Sep 2005 aNorway25 Aug 2000 Pakistan11 Jul 2000 Peru22 Mar 2022 aSpain 7 Jun 2002 aSyrian Arab Republic16 Oct 2002 aTürkiye11 Sep 2019 a
Declarations and Reservations(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were madeupon definitive signature, ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.)SpainReservation:At the time of its accession, the Kingdom of Spain, in accordance with article 10, paragraph 1 (b), reserves the right to exclude the application of this Convention in the case of ships not flying the flag of a State party.Syrian Arab RepublicReservation:The accession of the Syrian Arab Republic to this Convention shall not in any way be construed to mean recognition of Israel and shall not lead to entry with it into any of the transactions regulated by the provisions of the Convention.TürkiyeDeclaration:“Pursuant to article 8 of this Convention, Turkey declares that she reserves the right to give priority to the provisions of 1926 International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules concerning the Immunity of State-owned Vessels and Additional Protocol to [it] signed on 24 May 1934, both of which Turkey is a Party to.”