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Full Title

1969 International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties

Short Title / Abbreviations

1969 Intervention Convention / INTERVENTION 1969

CIL Subject Classification
Citations to Text 970 UNTS 211, 9 ILM 25 (1970), UKTS 77 (1975), Cmnd 6056, 26 UST 765, TIAS 8068
Date of Adoption 29/11/1969
Place of Adoption Brussels, Belgium
Secretariat / Relevant Authority

International Maritime Organization

Dispute settlement provisions

Article VIII.

“1. Any controversy between the Parties as to whether measures taken under Article I were in contravention of the provisions of the present Convention, to whether compensation is obliged to be paid under Article VI, and to the amount of such compensation shall, if settlement by negotiation between the Parties involved or between the Party which took the measure and the physical or corporate claimants has not been possible, and if the Parties do not otherwise agree, be submitted upon request of any of the Parties concerned to conciliation or, if conciliation does not succeed, to arbitration, as set out in the Annex of the present Convention.

2. The Party which took the measures shall not be entitled to refuse a request for conciliation or arbitration under provisions of the preceding paragraph solely on the grounds that any remedies under municipal law in its own courts have not been exhausted.”

Read with the Annex of this Convention.

Depository

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

Annexes

Annex (Conciliation/Arbitration)

Entry Into Force Status In Force
Date of Entry into Force

06/05/1975

Entry into Force / Termination Provisions

Article XI.

“1. The present Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day following the date on which Governments of fifteen States have either signed it without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval or have deposited instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Secretary-General of the Organization.

2. For each State which subsequently ratifies, accepts, approves or accedes to it the present Convention shall come into force on the ninetieth day after deposit by such State of the appropriate instrument.”

General Status 89 Parties (as of 09/01/2020)
Links to Current Status/Reservations International Maritime Organization
Status
ASEAN States
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Indonesia
Lao PDR
Malaysia
Myanmar
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Viet Nam
Related Instruments
Protocols / Amendments to this instrument

1973 Protocol Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Pollution by Substances Other Than Oil

This instrument amends/supersedes

Related Instruments

1969 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

1971 International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage

1972 Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter

1973 International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

1990 International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-Operation

1992 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (Consolidated text)

1992 International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage (Consolidated Text)

2001 International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage

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