Amendments to article 51 were registered on 28 July 1982 under No. 4214.
The former Yugoslavia had accepted the amendments on 4 August 1980. See also note 1 under “Bosnia and Herzegovina", "Croatia", "former Yugoslavia", "Slovenia", "The Former Yugsoslav Republic of Macedonia" and "Yugoslavia" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
The German Democratic Republic had deposited its instrument of acceptance of the amendments on 29 November 1977. See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
With the same declaration as the one made in respect of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization.
For the Kingdom in Europe and the Netherlands Antilles. See also note 1 under “Netherlands”regarding Aruba/Netherlands Antilles in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
With regard to the said reservation, the Governrment of Israel, in communication received by the Secretary-General on 25 July 1980, stated the following:
"The instrument deposited by the Government of the United Arab Emirates contains a statement of political pronouncements, which are moreover, in flagrant contradiction to the principles, objects and purposes of the Organization. That pronouncement by the Government of the United Arab Emirates cannot in any way affect whatever obligations are binding upon the United Arab Emriates, under general international law or under particular treaties."
The Government of Israel will, insofar as concerns the substance of the matter, adopt towards the Government the United Arab Emriates an attitude of complete reciprocity."
22 February 1980: acceptance of the amendments except those relating to article 51 of the Convention.
In a communication accompanying the instrument of acceptance, the Government of the United Kingdom stated the following:
"Although this instrument does not include the amendments to article 51 and should not therefore be counted among the acceptances required for the coming into force of those amendments, [the Secretary of State writes] to inform [the Secretary-General], for the sake of clarification, that the Government of the United Kingdom does not wish to make a "declaration" of non-acceptance under the provisions of the present article 51, and will consider itself bound by the amendments to article 51 when these come into force for all Members of IMCO."
28 September 1981: acceptance of amendments to article 51.