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Protocol of 1996 to amend the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
May 2, 1996
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001248)
Title abbreviation

LLMC PROT 1996

Title (French)

Protocole de 1996 modifiant la Convention de 1976 sur la limitation de la responsabilité en matière de créances maritimes

Place of adoption
London
Depository
IMO International Maritime Organization
Language
English, French
Entry into force
May 13, 2004
Subject
Sea
Keyword
Transport/storage Law reform/harmonization/deregulation Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Special fund Navigation Jurisdictional competence Liability/compensation Maritime zone
Abstract

Objectives: To amend the 1976 Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims. Summary of provisions: The Protocol was adopted in the framework of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Parties agree on the need to provide for enhanced compensation and to establish a simplified procedure for updating the limitation amounts. To this end, articles 3 sub-paragraph (a), 6 paragraph 1, 7 paragraph 1, 8 paragraph 2 and 18 paragraph 1 of the Convention are replaced by new ones. A new paragraph 3bis is added in article 15 of the Convention providing an option for Parties to determine by specific measures of national legislation a system of liability to be applied to claims for loss of life or personal injury to passengers of a ship, provided that the limit of liability is not lower than that prescribed in the Convention.

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