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CHAPTER XXI
LAW OF THE SEA
9 . Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Seabed Authority
Kingston, 27 March 1998
Entry into force
:
31 May 2003, in accordance with article 18see article 18 which reads as follows : "1. The Protocol shall enter into force 30 days after the date of deposit of the tenth instrument of ratification, approval, acceptance or accession. 2. For each member of the Authority which ratifies, approves or accepts this Protocol or accedes thereto after the deposit of the tenth instrument of ratification, approval, acceptance or accession. This Protocol shall enter into force on the thirtieth day following the deposit of its instrument of ratification approval, acceptance or accession.".
Registration :
31 May 2003, No. 39357
Status :
Signatories : 28. Parties : 36
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 2214. p. 133.
Note :
The Protocol was adopted by the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority in Kingston, Jamaica, on 27 March 1998, during its first part of the fourth session.  In accordance with its article 15, the Protocol will be opened for signature by all Members  of the Authority at the Headquarters of the International Seabed Authority in Kingston, Jamaica, from 17 until 28 August 1998.  The formal signing ceremony is scheduled for 26-27 August 1998.  Subsequently, it will be opened for signature until 16 August 2000 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Participant
Signature
Ratification, Approval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a)
Argentina
  20 Oct 2006 a
Austria
  25 Sep 2003 a
Bahamas
26 Aug 1998
 
Brazil
27 Aug 1998
16 Nov 2007
Bulgaria
  10 Feb 2009 a
Cameroon
  28 Aug 2002 a
Chile
14 Apr 1999
 8 Feb 2005
Côte d'Ivoire
25 Sep 1998
 
Croatia
   8 Sep 2000 a
Cuba
  11 Jul 2008 a
Czech Republic
 1 Aug 2000
26 Oct 2001
Denmark
  16 Nov 2004 a
Egypt
26 Apr 2000
20 Jun 2001
Estonia
   1 Feb 2008 a
Finland
31 Mar 1999
31 Oct 2007 A
France
  23 Jan 2012 a
Germany
   8 Jun 2007 a
Ghana
12 Jan 1999
 
Greece
14 Oct 1998
 
Guyana
  25 Oct 2011 a
India
  14 Nov 2005 a
Indonesia
26 Aug 1998
 
Ireland
   9 Feb 2011 a
Italy
18 May 2000
19 Jul 2006
Jamaica
26 Aug 1998
25 Sep 2002
Kenya
26 Aug 1998
 
Lithuania
  26 Sep 2012 a
Malta
26 Jul 2000
 
Mauritius
  22 Dec 2004 a
Mozambique
  12 Jan 2009 a
Namibia
24 Sep 1999
 
Netherlands
26 Aug 1998
21 Nov 2002 A
Nigeria
   1 May 2003 a
Norway
  10 May 2006 a
Oman
19 Aug 1999
12 Mar 2004
Pakistan
 9 Sep 1999
 
Poland
   2 Oct 2007 a
Portugal
 6 Apr 2000
 2 Feb 2007
Saudi Arabia
11 Oct 1999
 
Senegal
11 Jun 1999
 
Slovakia
22 Jun 1999
20 Apr 2000
Slovenia
   1 Apr 2008 a
Spain
14 Sep 1999
 9 Jan 2001
Sudan
 6 Aug 1999
 
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
17 Sep 1998
 
Togo
  11 Jun 2012 a
Trinidad and Tobago
26 Aug 1998
10 Aug 2005
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
19 Aug 1999
 2 Nov 2000
Uruguay
21 Oct 1998
 6 Jul 2006 a
Declarations and reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were
made upon ratification, approval, acceptance or accession.)
Argentina

Declaration:
       The Republic of Argentina will accord such privileges and immunities as are specified in the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Seabed Authority, adopted in Kingston on 27 March1998, to members of the Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority who are nationals or permanent residents in its territory to the extent necessary for the adequate fulfillment of their duties. With regard to fiscal and customs matters those members will be subject to the national norms applied  in its territory.

Chile

Reservation:
       The Government of Chile expresses a reservation with respect to article 8, paragraph 2 (d) of the Protocol, as that provision will not exempt its nationals from national service obligations.

Cuba

Declaration:
       Article 14, paragraph 2 (a) and (b), of the Protocol shall not apply to the Republic of Cuba,
       which shall settle on a bilateral basis, by negotiation, any dispute arising with the International Seabed
       Authority concerning the interpretation or application of the aforementioned Protocol.

France

23 January 2012


Reservation
       France intends to limit the exemption from taxation provided for in articles 8 (c) and 9 (e) of the Protocol:
       - To the officials of the Authority referred to in article 8, excluding the experts on mission for the Authority referred to in article 9;
       - To the salaries and emoluments received from the Authority by these officials, excluding any other form of payment which may be made to them by the Authority.

Territorial Application
Participant
Date of receipt of the notification
Territories
Netherlands 7 Jan 2009 Netherlands Antilles