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Full Title

1958 Convention on the High Seas

CIL Subject Classification
Citations to Text 450 UNTS 11, 13 UST 2312
Date of Adoption 29/04/1958
Place of Adoption Geneva, Switzerland
Secretariat / Relevant Authority

UN Division for Ocean Affairs & Law of the Sea

Dispute settlement provisions

1958 Optional Protocol of Signature concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes

Depository

International Maritime Organization Secretary-General

Annexes

N/A

Entry Into Force Status In Force
Date of Entry into Force

30/09/1962

Entry into Force / Termination Provisions

Article 34:

“1. This Convention shall come into force on the thirtieth day following the date of deposit of the twenty-second instrument of ratification or accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

2. For each State ratifying or acceding to the Convention after the deposit of the twenty-second instrument of ratification or accession, the Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after deposit by such State of its instrument of ratification or accession.”

General Status 63 Parties (as of 02/07/2018)
Links to Current Status/Reservations United Nations Treaty Collection
Status
ASEAN States
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia Accession 18/03/1960
Indonesia Signature 08/05/1958
Ratification 10/08/1961
Reservation 10/08/1961
Lao PDR
Malaysia Accession 21/12/1960
Myanmar
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand Signature 29/04/1958
Ratification 02/07/1968
Viet Nam
Related Instruments
Protocols / Amendments to this instrument

1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

This instrument amends/supersedes

Related Instruments

1958 Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas

1958 Convention on the Continental Shelf

1958 Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone

1958 Optional Protocol of Signature concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes

1965 Convention on Transit Trade of Land-locked States

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This Convention was one of the four Conventions signed at the first United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea in 1958. The other Conventions are the 1958 Convention on the Continental Shelf, 1958 Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas, and 1958 Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone.

Prepared By LGH On 09/02/2010
Checked By SA on 05/03/2010 On 28/02/2017
Last Updated By NK On 09/02/2010