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Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Nov 19, 1976
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000117)
Title abbreviation

LLMC 1976

Title (French)

Convention sur la limitation de la responsabilité en matière de créances maritimes

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen über die Beschränkung der Haftung für Seeforderungen

Place of adoption
London
Depository
IMO International Maritime Organization
Language
English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Dec 1, 1986
Subject
Sea
Keyword
Maritime zone Liability/compensation Law reform/harmonization/deregulation Navigation Special fund Jurisdictional competence Transport/storage
Abstract

Objectives: To determine certain uniform rules relating to the limitation of liability for maritime claims. Summary of provisions: This Convention was adopted in the framework of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Chapter I defines persons entitled to limit liability, claims subject to limitation and claims excepted from it, conduct barring limitation, and counter claims. Chapter II sets the general financial limits of liability, provides a special limit for passenger claims, and deals with aggregation of claims. Chapter III concerns the limitation fund which may be constituted by any person liable under the Convention. Chapter IV defines the scope of application of the Convention, providing an option for Parties to exclude wholly or partially persons liable under the Convention from its application if certain conditions are met.

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Antigua and Barbuda - -
Australia -
Azerbaijan - -
Bahamas - -
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Belgium -
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Congo - -
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Denmark
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Egypt - -
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Estonia - -
Finland
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Georgia - -
Germany
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Guyana - -
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India - -
Iran, Islamic Republic of - -
Ireland - -
Jamaica - -
Japan -
Kiribati - -
Latvia - -
Liberia - -
Lithuania - -
Luxembourg - -
Marshall Islands - -
Mauritius - -
Mexico - -
Mongolia - -
Netherlands -
New Zealand -
Nigeria - -
Niue (New Zealand) - -
Norway
Poland - -
Romania - -
Saint Lucia - -
Samoa - -
Serbia - -
Sierra Leone - -
Singapore - -
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland - -
Syrian Arab Republic - -
Tonga - -
Trinidad and Tobago - -
Turkey - -
Tuvalu - -
United Arab Emirates - -
United Kingdom
Vanuatu - -
Yemen - -

* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature

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