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Full Title

1988 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation

Short Title / Abbreviations

SUA 1988

CIL Subject Classification
Citations to Text 1678 UNTS 201, [1993] ATS 10, 27 ILM 672 (1988)
Date of Adoption 10/03/1988
Place of Adoption Rome, Italy
Secretariat / Relevant Authority

International Maritime Organization

Dispute settlement provisions

Article 16

“1. Any dispute between two or more States Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention which cannot be settled through negotiation within a reasonable time shall, at the request of one of them, be submitted to arbitration. If, within six months from the date of the request for arbitration, the parties are unable to agree on the organization of the arbitration any one of those parties may refer the dispute to the International Court of Justice in conformity with the Statute of the Court.

2. Each State may at the time of signature or ratification, acceptance or approval of this Convention or accession thereto, declare that it does not consider itself bound by any or all of the provisions of paragraph 1. The other States Parties shall not be bound by those provisions with respect to any State Party which has made such a reservation.”

Depository

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

Annexes

Annex to the Convention incorporated via the 2005 Protocol to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation

“ANNEX

1. Convention for the Suppression of  Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft done at The Hague on 16 December 1970.

2. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation, done at Montreal on 23 September 1971.

3. Convention on the Prevention  and  Punishment of  Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 14 December 1973.

4. International Convention against the Taking of Hostages, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 17 December 1979.

5. Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, done at Vienna on 26 October 1979.

6. Protocol for the Suppression of  Unlawful Acts  of  Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation, supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful  Acts  against the Safety of Civil Aviation,  done at Montreal on 24 February 1988.

7. Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, done at Rome on 10 March 1988.

8. International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist  Bombings, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 15 December 1997.

9. International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9 December 1999.”

Entry Into Force Status In Force
Date of Entry into Force

01/03/1992

Entry into Force / Termination Provisions

Article 18: Entry into force

“1. This Convention shall enter into force ninety days following the date on which fifteen States have either signed it without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval, or have deposited an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession in respect thereof.

2. For a State which deposits an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession in respect of this Convention after the conditions for entry into force thereof have been met, the ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall take effect ninety days after the date of such deposit.”

General Status 166 Parties (as of 18/05/2020)
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Status
ASEAN States
Brunei Darussalam Ratification 04/12/2003
Cambodia Accession 18/08/2006
Indonesia
Lao PDR Accession 20/03/2012
Malaysia
Myanmar Accession 19/09/2003
Philippines Ratification 06/01/2004
Singapore Accession 03/12/2004
Thailand
Viet Nam Accession 12/07/2002
Related Instruments
Protocols / Amendments to this instrument

1988 Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf

2005 Protocol to the 1988 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation

2005 Protocol to the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf

Related Instruments

1970 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft

1971 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation

1973 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents

1979 International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages

1979 Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials

1988 Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation, Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation

1997 International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings

1999 International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism

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