For The 1992 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Oil Pollution Compensation Protocol For 2003.

Original Language Title: Par 1992.gada Starptautiskās konvencijas par starptautiskā fonda nodibināšanu naftas piesārņojuma radīto zaudējumu kompensācijai 2003.gada protokolu

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: For the 1992 International Convention on the establishment of an International Fund for oil pollution compensation in 2003, article 1 of the Protocol. on 27 November 1992, the International Convention on the establishment of an International Fund for oil pollution compensation (hereinafter referred to as the Convention) 16 May 2003 Protocol (hereinafter referred to as the Protocol) with this law is adopted and approved. 2. article. Fulfilment of the obligations provided for in the Protocol are coordinated by the Ministry of transportation. 3. article. This Protocol shall enter into force on the 21st for the period specified in article and in order, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify the newspaper "journal". 4. article. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. With the law put the Protocol in English, and its translation into Latvian language. The Parliament adopted the law of 16 March 2006. State v. President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga in Riga on 31 March 2006, the PROTOCOL OF 2003 TO the INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON the establishment OF AN INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR COMPENSATION FOR OIL POLLUTION damage, 1992 the CONTRACTING States TO the present PROTOCOL, BEARING IN MIND the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution damage, 1992 (hereinafter the 1992 Liability Convention "), HAVING CONSIDERED the International Convention on the establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution damage , 1992 (hereinafter the 1992 Fund Convention "), AFFIRMING the importanc of maintaining the viability of the international oil pollution liability and compensation system, NOTING that the maximum compensation afforded by the 1992 Fund Convention might be insufficient to meet compensation needs in certain circumstanc in some Contracting States to that Convention, RECOGNIZING that a number of Contracting States to the 1992 Liability and 1992 Fund Convention will consider it not as a matter of urgency cessary to make available additional funds for compensation through the creation of a supplementary scheme to which States may accede if they so wish, BELIEVING that the supplementary scheme should seek to ensur that victim of oil pollution damage is compensated in full for the their loss or damage and should also the difficult to alleviat faced by victim in cases where there is a risk that the amount of compensation available under the 1992 Liability and 1992 Fund Convention will be insufficient to pay established claims in full and that as the International Oil Pollution consequences Compensation Fund, 1992, has decided provisionally that it will pay only a proportion of any established claim, CONSIDERING that accession to the supplementary scheme will be open only to Contracting States to the 1992 Fund Convention, have agreed as follows: General provision Article 1 For the purpose of this Protocol: 1. "the 1992 Liability Convention" means the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution damage , 1992; 2. "1992 Fund Convention" means the International Convention on the establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution damage, 1992; 3. "1992 Fund" means the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund, 1992, established under the 1992 Fund Convention; 4. "Contracting State" means a Contracting State to this Protocol, unless otherwise stated in the; 5. When provision of the 1992 Fund Convention are incorporated by reference into this Protocol, "Fund" in that Convention means "Supplementary Fund", unless stated otherwise in the; 6. "Ship", "Person", "Owner", "Oil", "Pollution damage", "Preventive Measure" of and "incident" have the same meaning as in article I of the 1992 Liability Convention; 7. "Contributing Oil", "unit of account", "Ton", "Guarantor" and "Terminal installation" have the same meaning as in article 1 of the 1992 Fund Convention, unless stated otherwise in the; 8. "Established claim" means a claim which has been recognised by the 1992 Fund or been accepted as admissibl by decision of a competent court binding upon the 1992 Fund not subject to ordinary forms of review and which would have been fully compensated if the limit set out in article 4, paragraph 4, of the 1992 Fund Convention had not been applied to that incident; 9. "Assembly" means the Assembly of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Supplementary Fund, 2003, unless otherwise indicated by; 10. "Organization" means the International Maritime Organization; 11. "Secretary-General" means the Secretary-General of the Organization. Article 2 1. An International Supplementary Fund for compensation for pollution damage, to be named "the International Oil Pollution Compensation Supplementary Fund, 2003" (hereinafter "the Supplementary Fund") is hereby established. 2. The Supplementary Fund shall in each Contracting State be recognized as a legal person capable under the laws of that State of assuming rights and obligations and of being a party in legal proceedings before the courts of that State. Each Contracting State shall recognize the Director of the Supplementary Fund as the legal representative of the Supplementary Fund. Article 3 this Protocol shall apply exclusively: (a) to pollution damage caused: (i) in the territory, including the territorial sea, of a Contracting State, and (ii) in the exclusive economic zone of a Contracting State, established in accordanc with international law, or, if a Contracting State has not established such a zone, in an area beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea of that State determined by that State in accordanc with international law and extending not more than 200 nautical miles from the baselin's from which the breadth of its territorial sea is measured; (b) it has taken preventive measure, wherever, they prevent or minimize such damage. Supplementary Compensation article 4 1. The Supplementary Fund shall pay compensation to any person suffering pollution damage if such person has been unable to obtain full and the compensation for an adequat established claim for such damage under the terms of the 1992 Fund Convention, because the total ge exceeds 100, or dam, there is a risk that it will exceeds 100, the applicable limit of compensation let down in article 4 , paragraph 4, of the 1992 Fund Convention in respect of any one incident. 2. (a) the aggregate amount of compensation payable by the Supplementary Fund under this article shall in respect of any one incident be limited, so that the total sum of that amount together with the amount of compensation actually paid under the 1992 Liability Convention and the 1992 Fund Convention within the scope of application of this Protocol shall not exceeds 100 750 million units of account. (b) the amount of 750 million units of account mentioned in paragraph 2 (a) shall be converted into national currency on the basis of the value of that currency by reference to the Special Drawing right on the date determined by the Assembly of the 1992 Fund for conversion of the maximum amount payable under the 1992 Liability and 1992 Fund Convention. 3. Where the amount of established claims against the Supplementary Fund exceeds 100 for the aggregate amount of compensation payable under paragraph 2, the amount available shall be distributed in such a manner that the proportion between any established claim and the amount of compensation actually recovered by the claiman under this Protocol shall be the same for all claimant. 4. The Supplementary Fund shall pay compensation in respect of established claims as defined in article 1, paragraph 8, and only in respect of such claims. Article 5 of the Supplementary Fund shall pay compensation when the Assembly of the 1992 Fund has considered that the total amount of the established claims exceeds 100, or there is a risk that the total amount of established claims will aggregate 12 the amount of compensation available under article 4, paragraph 4, of the 1992 Fund Convention and that as a consequences the Assembly of the 1992 Fund has decided provisionally or finally that payments will only be made for a proportion of any established claim. The Assembly of the Supplementary Fund shall then decide whethers and to what exten the Supplementary Fund shall pay the proportion of any established claim not paid under the 1992 Liability Convention and the 1992 Fund Convention. Article 6 1. Subject to article 15, paragraphs 2 and 3, the rights to compensation against the Supplementary Fund shall be extinguished only if they are extinguished against the 1992 Fund under article 6 of the 1992 Fund Convention. 2. (A) A claim made against the 1992 Fund shall be regarded as a claim made by the same claiman against the Supplementary Fund. Article 7 1. The provision of article 7, paragraphs 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 of the 1992 Fund Convention shall apply to actions for compensation brough against the Supplementary Fund in accordanc with article 4, paragraph 1, of this Protocol. 2. Where an action for compensation for pollution damage has been brough to before a court competent under article IX of the 1992 Liability Convention against the owner of a ship or his guarantor, such court shall have exclusive jurisdictional competence over any action against the Supplementary Fund for compensation under the provision of article 4 of this Protocol in respect of the same damage. However, where an action for compensation for pollution damage under the 1992 Liability Convention has been brough to before a court in a Contracting State to the 1992 Liability Convention but not to this Protocol, any action against the Supplementary Fund under article 4 of this Protocol shall at the option of the be brough to claiman either before a Court of the State where the Supplementary Fund has its headquarters or before any Court of a Contracting State to this Protocol competent under article IX of the 1992 Liability Convention. 3. Notwithstanding paragraph 1, where an action for compensation for pollution damage against the in 1992, the Fund has been brough to before a court in a State to the netting Contract 1992 Fund Convention but not to this Protocol, any related action against the Supplementary Fund shall, at the option of the the claiman, be brough here here before a Court of the State where the Supplementary Fund has its headquarters or before any Court of a Contracting State competent under paragraph 1. Article 8 1. Subject to any decision concerning the distribution referred to in article 4 , paragraph 3 of this Protocol, any judgement given against the Supplementary Fund by a court having jurisdiction in accordanc with article 7 of this Protocol, shall, when it has become enforceabl in the State of origin and is in that State no longer subject to ordinary forms of review, be recognized and enforceabl in each Contracting State on the same conditions as are prescribed in article X of the 1992 Liability Convention. 2. A Contracting State may apply other rules for the recognition and enforcement of judgment, provided that their effect is to ensur that judgment with a recognised and enforced at least to the same as under paragraph 1. exten article 9 1. The Supplementary Fund shall, in respect of any amount of compensation for pollution damage paid by the Supplementary Fund in accordanc with article 4, paragraph 1, of this Protocol, by subrogation the acquir rights that the person so compensated may enjoy under the 1992 Liability Convention against the owner or his guarantor. 2. The Supplementary Fund shall acquir by subrogation the rights that the person compensated by it may enjoy under the 1992 Fund Convention against the 1992 Fund. 3. Nothing in this Protocol shall pre judic any right of subrogation or recourses of the Supplementary Fund against persons other than those referred to in the preceding paragraph. In any event the right of the Supplementary Fund to subrogation against such person shall not be less than a favourabl that of an insurer of the person to whom compensation has been paid. 4. Without prejudice to any other rights of subrogation or recourses against the Supplementary Fund which may exist, a Contracting State or agency thereof which has paid compensation for pollution damage in accordanc with provision of national law IR acquir by subrogation the rights which the person so compensated would have enjoyed under this Protocol. Contributions article 10 1. Annual contributions to the Supplementary Fund shall be made in respect of each Contracting State by any person who, in the calendar year referred to in article 11, paragraph 2 (a) or (b), has received in total exceeding 150.000 ton of quantit to: (a) in the port or terminal installation in the territory of that State contributing oil carried by sea to such port or terminal installation; and (b) in any installation is situated in the territory of that Contracting State contributing oil which has been carried by sea and discharged in a port or terminal installation of a non-Contracting State, provided that contributing oil shall only be taken into account by virtue of this sub-paragraph on first receipt in a Contracting State after its discharge in that non-Contracting State. 2. The provision of article 10, paragraph 2, of the 1992 Fund Convention shall apply in respect of the obligation to pay contributions to the Supplementary Fund. Article With a view to assessing 11 1. the amount of the annual contributions due, if any, and taking account of the not sufficient liquid funds to maintain them cessity, the Assembly shall for each calendar year make an estimate in the form of a budget of Expenditure: (i) (a) and the expense of Costa the administration of the Supplementary Fund in the relevant year and any raises from operations in preceding years; (b) payments to be made by the Supplementary Fund in the relevant year for the satisfaction of claims against the Supplementary Fund due under article 4, including repayments on loans previously taken by the Supplementary Fund for the satisfaction of such claims; (ii) income (a) funds from operations surpl in preceding years, including any interest; (b) the annual contributions, if required to balance the budget; (c) any other income. 2. The Assembly shall decide the total amount of contributions to be levied. On the basis of that decision, the Director of the Supplementary Fund shall, in respect of each Contracting State, calculate for each person referred to in article 10, the amount of the person's annual contribution: (a) in so far as the contribution is for the satisfaction of payments referred to in paragraph 1 (i) (a) on the basis of a fixed sum for each ton of contributing oil received in the relevant State by such person during the preceding calendar the year; and (b) in so far as the contribution is for the satisfaction of payments referred to in paragraph 1 (i) (b) on the basis of a fixed sum for each ton of contributing oil received by such person during the calendar year preceding that in which the incident in question occurred, provided that State was a Contracting State to this Protocol at the date of the incident. 3. The sum referred to in paragraph 2 shall be arrived at by dividing the relevant total amount of contributions required by the total amount of contributing oil received in all Contracting States in the relevant year. 4. The annual contribution shall be due on the date to be let down in the Internal regulations of the Supplementary Fund. The Assembly may decide on a different date of payment. 5. The Assembly may decide, under conditions to be let down in the Financial Regulations of the Supplementary Fund, to make transfers between funds received in accordanc with paragraph 2 (a) and funds received in accordanc with paragraph 2 (b). Article 12 1. The provision of article 13 of the 1992 Fund Convention shall apply to contributions to the Supplementary Fund. 2. A Contracting State itself may assume the obligation to pay contributions to the Supplementary Fund in accordanc with the procedure set out in article 14 of the 1992 Fund Convention. Article 13 1. Contracting States shall communicate to the Director of the Supplementary Fund information on oil receipts in accordanc with article 15 of the 1992 Fund Convention provided, however, that communications made to the Director of the 1992 Fund under article 15, paragraph 2, of the 1992 Fund Convention shall be deemed to have been made also under this Protocol. 2. Where a Contracting State does not fulfil its obligation to submit the communication referred to in paragraph 1 and this results in a financial loss for the Supplementary Fund, that Contracting State shall be liabl to the Supplementary Fund compensat for such loss. The Assembly shall, on the recommendations of the Director of the Supplementary Fund, decide such compensation shall be whethers payable by that Contracting State. Article 14 1. Notwithstanding article 10, for the purpose of this Protocol shall be deemed to be there a minimum receipt of 1 million tons of contributing oil in each Contracting State. 2. When the aggregate quantity of contributing oil received in a Contracting State is less than 1 million tons, the Contracting State shall assume the obligation that would be under this Protocol incumben on any person who would be liabl to contribute to the Supplementary Fund in respect of oil received within the territory of that State in so far as of liabl person exists for the aggregated quantity of oil received. Article 15 1. If in a Contracting State there is no person meeting the conditions of article 10, that Contracting State shall for the purpose of this Protocol shall notify the Director of the Supplementary Fund thereof. 2. compensation shall be paid Out by the Supplementary Fund for pollution damage in the territory, territorial sea or exclusive economic zone or area determined in accordanc with article 3 (a) (ii), of this Protocol, of a Contracting State in respect of a given incident or for a preventive measure, prevent it or wherever taken minimize such damage, until the obligation to communicate to the Director of the Supplementary Fund according to article 13 , paragraph 1 and paragraph 1 of this article have been complied with in respect of that Contracting State for all years prior to the occurrence of that incident. The Assembly shall determin in the Internal Regulations of the Contracting of under which a circumstanc State shall be considered as having failed to comply with its obligation. 3. Where compensation has been denied OK in accordanc with paragraph 2, compensation shall be denied permanently in respect of that incident if the obligations to communicate to the Director of the Supplementary Fund under article 13, paragraph 1 and paragraph 1 of this article, have not been complied with within one year after the Director of the Supplementary Fund has notified the Contracting State of its failure to report. 4. Any payments of contributions due to the Supplementary Fund shall be set off against compensation due to the debtor, or the debtor's agents. Organization and administration article 16 1. The Supplementary Fund shall have an Assembly and a Secretariat headed by a Director. 2. Articles 17 to 20 and 28 to 33 of the 1992 Fund Convention shall apply to the Assembly, the Secretariat and the Director of the Supplementary Fund. 3. Article 34 of the 1992 Fund Convention shall apply to the Supplementary Fund. Article 17 1. The Secretariat of the 1992 Fund, headed by the Director of the 1992 Fund, may also function as the Secretariat and the Director of the Supplementary Fund. 2. If, in accordanc with paragraph 1, the Secretariat and the Director of the 1992 Fund also perform the function of Secretariat and Director of the Supplementary Fund, the Supplementary Fund shall be represented, in cases of conflict of interests between the 1992 Fund and the Supplementary Fund, by the Chairman of the Assembly. 3. The Director of the Supplementary Fund, and the staff and experts appointed by the Director of the Supplementary Fund, performing their duties under this Protocol and the 1992 Fund Convention, shall not be regarded as contravening the provision of article 30 of the 1992 Fund Convention as applied by article 16, paragraph 2, of this Protocol in so far as they discharge their duties in accordanc with this article. 4. The Assembly shall endeavour not to take a decision in which the incompatibl with decision taken by the Assembly of the 1992 Fund. If a difference of opinion with respect to common administrative issues «arise, the Assembly shall try to reach a consensus with the Assembly of the 1992 Fund, in a spirit of mutual co-operation and with the common aim of both organizations in mind. 5. The Supplementary Fund shall reimburs the 1992 Fund all costs and expense arising from the administrative services performed by the 1992 Fund on behalf of the Supplementary Fund. Article 18 Transitional provision 1. Subject to paragraph 4, the aggregate amount of the annual contributions payable in respect of contributing oil received in a single Contracting State during a calendar year shall not exceeds 100 20% of the total amount of annual contributions to this Protocol in pursuan respect of that calendar year. 2. If the application of the provision in article 11, paragraphs 2 and 3, would result in the aggregate amount of the contributions payable by contributors in a single Contracting State in respect of a given calendar year exceeding 20% of the total annual contributions, the contributions payable by all contributors in that State shall be reduced pro rata so that their aggregate contributions equal 20%-of the total annual contributions to the Supplementary Fund in respect of that year. 3. If the contributions payable by persons in a given Contracting State shall be reduced pursuan to paragraph 2, the contributions payable by persons in all other Contracting States shall be increased pro rata so as to ensur that the total amount of contributions payable by all persons liabl to contribute to the Supplementary Fund in respect of the calendar year in question will reach the total amount of contributions decided by the Assembly. 4. The provision in paragraph 1 to 3 shall operate until the total quantity of contributing oil received in all Contracting of States in a calendar year, including the quantit referred to it in article 14, paragraph 1, has reached 1.000 million tons or until a period of 10 years after the date of entry into force of this Protocol has elapsed, whichever is earlier occure. The final article of the Commission 19 signature, ratification, acceptance, approval and accession 1 this Protocol shall be open for signature at London from 31 July 2003 to 30 July 2004.2. States may express their consent to be bound by this Protocol by: (a) signature without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval; or (b) signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval followed by ratification, acceptance or approval; or (c) accession. 3. Only Contracting States to the 1992 Fund Convention may become Contracting States to this Protocol. 4. Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be effected by the deposit of a formal instrument to that effect with the Secretary-General. Article 20 Information on contributing oil before this Protocol comes into force for a State, that State shall, when signing this Protocol in accordanc with article 19, paragraph 2 (a), or when depositing an instrument referred to in article 19, paragraph 4, of this Protocol, and annually thereafter at a date to be determined by the Secretary-General, communicate to the Secretary-General the name and address of any person who in respect of that State would be liabl to contribute to the Supplementary Fund pursuan to article 10 as well as data on the relevant quantit of contributing oil received by any to such person in the territory of that State during the preceding calendar year. Article 21 Entry into force this Protocol shall enter 1 into force three months following the date on which the following requirements are fulfilled: (a) at least eight States have signed the Protocol without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval, or have deposited an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Secretary-General; and (b) the Secretary-General has received information from the Director of the 1992 Fund that those persons who would be liabl to contribute to the article 10 pursuan have received during the preceding calendar year a total quantity of at least 450 million tons of contributing oil, including the quantit referred to it in article 14, paragraph 1., 2. For each State which signs this Protocol without reservation as to ratification acceptance or approval, or that which, accept, approve ratif or accede to this Protocol after the conditions in paragraph 1 for entry into force have been met, the Protocol shall enter into force three months following the date of the deposit by such State of the appropriate instrument. 3. Notwithstanding paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Protocol shall not enter into force in respect of any State until the 1992 Fund Convention enter into force for that State. Article 22 in the first session of the Assembly of the Secretary-General shall conven the first session of the Assembly. This session shall take place as soon as possible after the entry into force of this Protocol and, in any case, not more than thirty days after such entry into force. Article 23 Revision and Amendment 1 A Conference for the purpose of revising or amending this Protocol may be convened by the Organization. 2. The Organization shall a conven Conference of Contracting States for the purpose of revising or amending this Protocol at the request of not less than one third of all Contracting States. Article 24 amendment of compensation limit 1. Upon the request of at least one quarter of the Contracting States, any proposal to amend the limit of the amount of compensation put down in article 4, paragraph 2 (a), shall be circulated by the Secretary-General to all members of the Organization and to all Contracting States. 2. Any amendment proposed and circulated as above shall be submitted to the Legal Committee of the Organization for considerations at a date at least six months after the date of its circulation. 3. All Contracting States to this Protocol, whethers or not members of the Organization, shall be entitled to participat in the proceedings of the Legal Committee for the adoption of amendments and considerations. 4. Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority a of the Contracting States present and voting in the Legal Committee, expanded as provided for in paragraph 3, on condition that at least one half of the Contracting States shall be present at the time of voting. 5. When acting on a proposal to amend the limit, the Legal Committee shall take into account the experience of incidents and in particular the amount of damage resulting there from and changes in the monetary values. 6. (a) the amendments of the limit under this article may be considered before the date of entry into force of this Protocol nor less than three years from the date of entry into force of a previous amendment under this article. (b) the limit may not be increased so as to an amount which exceeds 100 correspond to the limit put down in this Protocol increased by six per cent per year calculated on a compound basis from the date when this Protocol is opened for signature to the date on which the Legal Committee's decision comes into force. (c) the limit may not be increased so as to an amount which exceeds 100 correspond to the limit put down in this Protocol multiplied by three. 7. Any amendment adopted in accordanc with paragraph 4 shall be notified by the Organization to all Contracting States. The amendment shall be deemed to have been accepted at the end of a period of twelve months after the date of notification, unless within that period of not less than one quarter of the States that were Contracting States at the time of the adoption of the amendment by the Legal Committee have communicated to the Organization that they do not accept the amendment , in which case the amendment is rejected for an and shall have no effect. 8. An amendment deemed to have been accepted in accordanc with paragraph 7 shall enter into force twelve months after its acceptance. 9. All Contracting States shall be bound by the amendment, unless they denounc in this Protocol in accordanc with article 26, paragraphs 1 and 2, at least six months before the amendment to enter into force. Such denunciation shall take effect when the amendment to enter into force. 10. When an amendment has been adopted by the Legal Committee but the twelve-month period for its acceptance has not yet expired, a State which become a Contracting State during that period shall be bound by the amendment if it enter into force. (A) the State which become a Contracting State after that period shall be bound by an amendment which has been accepted in accordanc with paragraph 7. In the cases referred to in this paragraph, a State bound by an amendment of the law when that amendment enter into force, or when this Protocol enter into force for that State, if later. Article 25 of the Protocol to the 1992 Fund Convention 1. If the limit put down in the 1992 Fund Convention have been increased by a Protocol, the theret limit put down in article 4, paragraph 2 (a), may be increased by the same amount by means of the procedure set out in article 24. The provision of article 24, paragraph 6, shall not apply in such cases. 2. If the procedure referred to in paragraph 1 has been applied, any subsequent amendment of the limit put down in article 4, paragraph 2, by application of the procedure in article 24 shall, for the purpose of article 24, paragraph 6 (b) and (c), be calculated on the basis of the new limit as increased in accordanc with article 26, paragraph 1. Denunciation 1 this Protocol may be denounced. by any Contracting State at any time after the date on which it will enter into force for that Contracting State. 2. Denunciation shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument with the Secretary-General. 3. A denunciation shall take effect twelve months, or such longer period as may be specified in the instrument of denunciation, after its deposit with the Secretary-General. 4. the Denunciation of the 1992 Fund Convention shall be deemed to be a denunciation of this Protocol. Such denunciation shall take effect on the date on which denunciation of the Protocol of 1992 to amend the 1971 Fund Convention takes effect according to article 34 of that Protocol. 5. Notwithstanding a denunciation of the present Protocol by a Contracting State pursuan to this article, any provision of this Protocol relating to the obligation to make contributions to the Supplementary Fund with respect to an incident referred to in article 11, paragraph 2 (b), and occurring before the denunciation takes effect, shall continue to apply. Article 27 Extraordinary session of the Assembly, 1. Any Contracting State may, within ninety days after the deposit of an instrument of denunciation the result of which it will consider significantly increase the level of contributions for the remaining Contracting States, request the Director of the Supplementary Fund to an extraordinary session of the conven Assembly. The Director of the Supplementary Fund shall conven the Assembly to meet not later than sixty days after receipt of the request. 2. The Director of the Supplementary Fund may take the initiative to an extraordinary session of the conven Assembly to meet within sixty days after the deposit of any instrument of denunciation, if the Director of the Supplementary Fund consider that such denunciation will result in a significant increase in the level of contributions of the remaining Contracting States. 3. If the Assembly at an extraordinary session convened in accordanc with paragraph 1 or the 2decid that the denunciation will result in a significant increase in the level of contributions for the remaining Contracting States, any such State may, not later than one hundred and twenty days before the date on which the denunciation takes effect, denounc this Protocol with effect from the same date. Article 28 Termination 1. This Protocol shall cease to be in force on the date when the number of Contracting States falls below seven or the total quantity of contributing oil received in the remaining Contracting States, including the quantit referred to it in article 14, paragraph 1, falls below 350 million ton, whichever will occure earlier. 2. States which are bound by this Protocol on the day before the date it cease to be in force shall enable the Supplementary Fund to exercise its functions as described in article 29 and shall, for that purpose only, remain bound by this Protocol. Article 29 the Winding up of the Supplementary Fund 1. If this Protocol cease to be in force, the Supplementary Fund shall not vertheles: (a) meet its obligations in respect of any incident occurring before the Protocol ceased to be in force; (b) be entitled to exercise its rights to contributions to the exten the that these contributions do not meet the cessary to the obligation under paragraph 1 (a), including expense for the administration of the Supplementary Fund shall not for this purpose cessary. 2. The Assembly shall take all appropriate measure to complete the winding up of the Supplementary Fund, including the distribution in an equitable manner of any remaining assets among those persons who have contributed to the Supplementary Fund. 3. For the purpose of this article the Supplementary Fund shall remain a legal person. Article 30 Depositary 1 this Protocol and any amendments accepted under article 24 shall be be Depot sited with the Secretary-General. 2. The Secretary-General shall: (a) inform all States which have signed or acceded to this Protocol of: (i) each new signature or deposit of an instrument together with the date thereof; (ii) the date of entry into force of this Protocol; (iii) any proposal to amend the limit of the amount of compensation which has been made in accordanc with article 24, paragraph 1; (iv) any amendment which has been adopted in accordanc with article 24, paragraph 4; (v) any amendment deemed to have been accepted under article 24, paragraph 6, together with the date on which that amendment shall enter into force in accordanc with paragraphs 8 and 9 of that article; (vi) the deposit of an instrument of denunciation of this Protocol together with the date of the deposit and the date on which it takes effect; (VII) any communication called for by any article in this Protocol; (b) transmit certified true cop out of this Protocol to all Signatory States and to all States which accede to the Protocol. 3. As soon as this Protocol enter into force, the text shall be transmitted by the Secretary-General to the Secretariat of the United Nations for registration and publication in accordanc with article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations. Article 31 languages this Protocol is established in a single original in the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages, each text being equally authentic. Done AT LONDON this sixteenth day of May, two thousand and three. In WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorised by their Governments to the respectiv for that purpose, have signed this Protocol.

the 1992 International Convention on the establishment of an International Fund for oil pollution compensation to the 2003 PROTOCOL to the Protocol, Member States shall, having regard to the 1992 International Convention on civil liability for oil pollution damage (hereinafter referred to as "the 1992 Liability Convention"), reviewed the 1992 International Convention on the establishment of an International Fund for oil pollution compensation (hereinafter "1992 Fund Convention"), confirming the international responsibility of oil pollution and compensation systems for the conservation importance of availability , Noting that the 1992 Fund Convention provides the maximum level of compensation may not be sufficient to cover the compensation needs in certain circumstances in some Member States of the Convention, recognizing that the string 1992 Liability Convention and the 1992 Fund Convention Member States consider emergency need additional funds for compensation, creating an additional schema for which countries could join if you wish, BELIEVE that in addition to the purpose of the scheme is to provide to the oil pollution victims get full your loss or damage compensation and also to reduce the difficulties faced by victims in cases where there is a risk that the amount of compensation that is available under the 1992 Liability Convention and the 1992 Fund Convention, will be insufficient to fully cover the requirements, as well as built as a result of the 1992 Fund International oil pollution compensation has provisionally decided to cover only the proportionate part of any of the claims brought Given that in addition to the scheme will be available only to the 1992 Fund Convention, have agreed as follows: General provisions article 1 for the purposes of this Protocol: 1. "the 1992 Liability Convention" means the 1992 International Convention on civil liability for oil pollution damage; 2. the 1992 Fund Convention "means the International Convention on the establishment of an International Fund for oil pollution compensation; 3. "1992 Fund" means the International Fund for oil pollution compensation that is conceived by the 1992 Fund Convention; 4. "Member State" means the Member State to this Protocol, unless otherwise indicated; 5. If the 1992 Fund Convention are incorporated by reference in this Protocol, "Fund" in this Convention means "supplementary fund", unless otherwise specified; 6. "ship", "person", "owner", "oil", "pollution damage", "preventive measures" and "incident" have the same meaning that the 1992 Liability Convention article 1; 7. "oil", "Paid accounting unit", "ton", "guarantor" and "Terminal" means the same thing as the 1992 Fund Convention, in article 1, unless otherwise specified; 8. "claimed" means an action by the 1992 Fund or acceptable is recognized by court decision, which is binding upon the 1992 Fund and not subject to appeal by the normal procedure, and which would be completely satisfied if the incident does not apply to the 1992 Fund Convention article 4, paragraph 4 of the set limit; 9. "Assembly" means the 2003 in addition to Fund International oil pollution compensation Assembly, unless otherwise indicated; 10. "organization" means the International Maritime Organization; 11. "Secretary-General" means the Secretary-General of the organisation. 2. Article 1 is hereby established an International Foundation in addition to the oil pollution compensation, called the "international 2003 in addition to the Fund for oil pollution compensation" (hereinafter "additional funds"). 2. each Member State shall recognize the additional fund as a legal person capable under the laws of this country to take on the rights and obligations and of being a party to legal proceedings in the courts of that State. Each Member State shall recognize the Director of the Foundation for the addition in addition to the legal representative of the Foundation. Article 3 this Protocol shall be applied in respect of: (a) to pollution damage caused: (i) in the territory of a Member State, including the territorial sea, and (ii) the exclusive economic zone of a Member State, established in accordance with the law, or between the tautiskaj, where a Member State has not established such a zone, in the area located behind the territorial sea of that State and is it fitting that this country is determined in accordance with international law and extending not more than 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the territorial sea is measured in width; (b) preventive measures taken following the prevention or mitigation of losses. In addition to the compensation article 4 1. in addition to the Fund for compensation to any person who has suffered from pollution damage if such person is not able to receive full and adequate compensation for claims brought on such damage under the 1992 Fund Convention, because the total damage exceeds, or there is a risk that they could exceed the applicable limit of compensation laid down in the 1992 Fund Convention article 4, paragraph 4 in respect of any one incident. 2. (a) in accordance with this article shall be in addition to the Fund, the total amount of compensation payable in respect of any one incident be limited, so that the total amount of this amount with the amount of compensation actually paid under the 1992 Liability Convention and the 1992 Fund Convention, within the framework of application of this Protocol shall not exceed 750 million a unit. (b) in paragraph 2 (a) referred to 750 million units converted into national currency on the basis of the value of that currency by reference to the special right of Occupancy, the date set by the 1992 Fund Assembly, the maximum payable under the 1992 liability and 1992 Fund Conventions, conversion. 3. If additional funds exceeds the requirements of the total amount of compensation payable under paragraph 2, the amounts available are distributed in such a manner that the proportion between any of the claim and the amount of compensation which the applicant is the actual reimbursement achieved under this Protocol, be the same for all applicants. 4. in addition to the compensation fund in respect of objections requirements laid down by article 1, paragraph 8, and only in relation to such requirements. Article 5 in addition to the Fund for compensation when the Assembly of the 1992 Fund has decided that the total amount of the claim exceeds the total amount of compensation that is available under the 1992 Fund Convention article 4, paragraph 4, or there is a risk that it will exceed them, and that as a result, the 1992 Fund Assembly is temporary or definitively decided that payments will be made only on the requirements of each brought the proportional part. Then in addition to the Assembly of the Fund decides whether and to what extent extra funds paid to the requirements of each brought the proportional part not paid under the 1992 Liability Convention and the 1992 Fund Convention. 6. Article 1 of the right to compensation in addition to the Fund in accordance with article 15 (2) and (3) is void only if they have been dropped against the 1992 Fund under the 1992 Fund Convention, article 6. 2. the requirement of the 1992 Fund has considered the same plaintiff's claim in addition to the Foundation. 7. Article 1. the 1992 Fund Convention article 7 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 above are applicable to cases of compensation from the additional fund under article 4 of this Protocol 1. 2. If the case for compensation for pollution damage shall be submitted to the Court, which is competent under the 1992 Liability Convention and article IX is directed against the owner of the ship or his guarantor, such court shall have sole jurisdiction over any legal claim from the additional fund for compensation in accordance with article 4 of this Protocol, provisions in respect of the same losses. But if the case for compensation for pollution damage under the 1992 Liability Convention shall be submitted to the 1992 Liability Convention a Court of a Member State, not the courts of the Member State to this Protocol, each in addition to the case against the Fund in accordance with article 4 of this Protocol, at the discretion of the plaintiff may be considered in court, which is competent under the 1992 Liability Convention, article IX, in a country where, in addition to the Foundation's headquarters or in any Member State of this Protocol. 3. If the case for compensation for pollution damage against the 1992 Fund has been brought in the 1992 Fund Convention Member State than the Member State of this Protocol, despite paragraph 1, any related case against additional funds at the discretion of the plaintiff may be considered in court, which is competent in accordance with paragraph 1, in the State where the Supplementary Fund has its headquarters or in any Member State. 8. Article 1. every judgment against additional fund that is issued by a court with jurisdiction in accordance with article 7 of this Protocol, and which corresponds to each decision with regard to article 4 of this Protocol, the allocation referred to in paragraph 3 are recognised and enforceable in each Member State on the same conditions as required by the 1992 Liability Convention for article X, just to be made enforceable in the country of origin and in the country it is no longer subject to ordinary forms of review. 2. a Member State may apply other rules for the recognition and enforcement of judgments, if their goal is to achieve the recognition and enforcement of judgments, at least to the same extent as specified in paragraph 1. 9. Article 1. in addition to the Fund in respect of any amount of compensation for pollution damage paid by the addition to the Fund in accordance with this Protocol, article 4 (1) of the order of subrogation, subrogated to the rights which such compensation received in person to enjoy the owner or its guarantor under the 1992 Liability Convention. 2. in addition to the Fund in order obtain subrogation rights which enjoy such compensation received in person against the 1992 Fund under the 1992 Fund Convention. 3. Nothing in this Protocol shall not detract from the addition of any Fund's right to recourse or subrogation against other people, which is not referred to in the previous paragraphs. In any case, in addition to the Foundation's right to subrogation against such person shall not be less advantageous for the persons who are to be paid as compensation, the insurer. 4. Without prejudice to any other rights to subrogation or the provision of assistance to additional funds that may exist, the Member State or the agency that paid compensation for pollution damage in accordance with the rules of national law, subrogation arrangements takes over rights that enjoy the compensation received, the person in accordance with this Protocol. Contributions article 10 1. Annual contributions in addition to the Fund on behalf of each Member State by any person that article 11, paragraph 2 (a) or (b) the calendar year referred to in subparagraph has received a total of more than 150 000 tonnes of: (a) ports or terminals within the territory of the country-the paid Sea oil that delivered these ports or terminals; and (b) in any terminal, located in the territory of that Member State-paid oil, delivered by sea and landed in a port of a Member State or a non-terminal, provided that the paid oil is listed only on the basis of this subparagraph, the Member State receiving it for the first time after its landing in this non-Member State. 2. with regard to the obligations to make contributions to the Fund are applicable in addition to the 1992 Fund Convention article 10 paragraph 2. 1. Article 11 to assess the expected amount of annual contributions, if any, and taking into account the need to maintain sufficient current funds, the Assembly shall for each calendar year shall be drawn up in the form of a budget estimate, which contains the following sections: (i) expenses: (a) in addition to the Fund's administrative costs and expenses for the year and any deficit from operations in preceding years; (b) payments for the additional fund to be made during the year to meet the additional requirements of the Fund in accordance with article 4, including additional funds to cover the previous loans to satisfy such claim; (ii) income: (a) from the previous year's surplus funds operations, including any interest; (b) the annual contribution if required to balance the budget; (c) any other income. 2. the Assembly shall determine the total amount of contributions to be collected. Based on this decision, in addition to the Director in respect of each Member State set out in article 10 each party calculated the amount of its annual contribution: (a) in so far as the contribution is for the provision of payment in accordance with paragraph 1 (i) (a), on the basis of a fixed sum for each ton of oil in the country concerned by such person has received during the previous calendar year; and (b) in so far as the contribution is for the provision of payment in accordance with paragraph 1 (i) (b), on the basis of a fixed sum for each ton of oil, which this person has received in the previous calendar year when the incident in question occurred, provided that State the day of the incident was a Member State of this Protocol. 3. referred to in paragraph 2, the amounts obtained by dividing the relevant total amount of contributions required by the total amount paid by oil, all Member States have received during the year. 4. The annual contribution shall be made to the date set in addition to the Fund's internal rules. The Assembly may set a different date for the payment. 5. the Assembly may decide, in accordance with the Financial rules of the Fund, the conditions laid down to make transfers between funds received in accordance with paragraph 2 (a), and funds received in accordance with paragraph 2 (b). Article 12 1. contributions to the Fund are applicable in addition to the 1992 Fund Convention, the provisions of article 13. 2. the Member State may itself take on the obligation to make contributions to the Supplementary Fund in accordance with the 1992 Fund Convention, the procedure laid down in article 14. Article 13 Member States shall in addition to the Foundation's Director communicated information about oil received, as is expected under the 1992 Fund Convention, article 15, but the Director of the 1992 Fund under the 1992 Fund Convention, article 15 paragraph 2 of the notice to be provided for also under this Protocol. 2. If a Member State does not fulfil its obligations to send the notification referred to in paragraph 1 and, in addition, the Fund has incurred financial losses, that Member State is obliged to compensate for the extra funds. After the Assembly in addition to the recommendation of the Director, decide whether the Member State such compensation must be paid. 1. Article 14 does not taking into account article 10, under the present Protocol received paid the minimum amount of oil in every Member State considers paid 1 million tonnes oil. 2. If the Member State received paid for the total amount of oil is less than 1 million tons, the Member State must undertake the obligations under this Protocol shall be binding on every person whose duties would be to contribute additional funds in respect of the territory received oil as long as this country is not the person who would be responsible for the total volume of oil received. Article 15 1. If the Member State does not have the provisions of article 10 of the appropriate person, the Member State within the framework of this Protocol shall so notify the Director of extra funds. 2. in addition to the Fund not be paid compensation for pollution damage in the territory, territorial sea or exclusive economic zone or area determined in accordance with article 3 of this Protocol, (a) in paragraph (ii), concerning the incident, or the protective measures taken to prevent or minimise such damage while in that Member State to comply with the obligation of notification, in addition to the Director pursuant to paragraph 1 of article 13 and paragraph 1 of this article for all the previous years before the incident occurred. The Assembly's internal rules shall specify the circumstances under which it is recognised that a Member State has not fulfilled its obligations. 3. Where the refund has been denied temporarily in accordance with paragraph 2, the compensation is rejected in full for that incident if the obligation to make a statement in addition to the Director, in accordance with paragraph 1 of article 13 and paragraph 1 of this article have not been met within one year after the addition of the Director has stated that the Member State has not made the report. 4. Of the compensation payable by the debtor or the debtor's agent, report any contributions to be paid in addition to the Fund. Organization and administration article 16 1. in addition to the Fund's Assembly and a Secretariat headed by a Director. 2. in the case of the Assembly, the Secretariat and the Director of the extra funds are applicable to the 1992 Fund Convention from 17 to 20 and from article 28 to 33. 3. as regards the additional fund is applicable for the 1992 Fund Convention, article 34. 1. Article 17 of the 1992 Fund secretariat, chaired by the Director of the 1992 Fund, can perform the addition and the Director of the Secretariat of the Fund. 2. where, in accordance with paragraph 1 of the 1992 Fund secretariat and Director performs well in addition to the Fund's secretariat and the Director, a conflict of interest between the 1992 Fund and additional funds in addition to the representative Assembly of the Fund. 3. in addition to the Director of the Fund and in addition to the Director's assigned staff and experts who perform in this Protocol and the 1992 Fund Convention obligations, does not contradict the 1992 Fund Convention, article 30, which shall apply to this Protocol to article 16, as long as they carry out their duties in accordance with this article. 4. the Assembly shall endeavour not to take decisions which are incompatible with the 1992 Fund Assembly of the decisions taken. If there is a difference of opinion on the overall administrative matters, the Assembly shall endeavour to find a consensus with the 1992 Fund Assembly in a climate of mutual cooperation and keeping in mind the two organisations common goals. 5. in addition to the Foundation shall indemnify the 1992 Fund all costs and expenses for the administrative services provided by the 1992 Fund made in addition to the best interests of the Fund. Article 18 transitional provisions 1. in accordance with paragraph 4 of the individual Member State, the total amount of the annual contributions to be paid on the received oil paid during the calendar year, not more than 20% of the total annual contributions in accordance with this Protocol in respect of that calendar year. 2. where article 11, paragraph 2 and 3 of the rules resulted in the total amount of contributions that the individual Member State, persons must be paid in a specific calendar year, more than 20% of the annual contribution to the total amount payable for all this country paying contributions shall be reduced pro rata (proportional) so that the total volume of their contributions this year would be 20% of the annual total amount of contributions in addition to the Fund. 3. If the Member State set out in the contribution payable by a person is to be reduced in accordance with paragraph 2, persons of all other Member States contributions payable shall be increased pro rata (proportional) so as to ensure that all persons who are responsible to make contributions in addition to the Fund, the total amount of contributions in a given calendar year reach a total level of contributions, as it was decided by the Assembly. 4. paragraphs 1 to 3 of the regulations until all Member States received paid during the calendar year the total volume of oil, including article 14, paragraph 1, the amount reached 1000 million tons or until the end of the period of 10 years after the entry into force of this Protocol, whichever is sooner. Closing questions article 19 signature, ratification, acceptance, approval and accession 1 this Protocol shall be open for signature in London from July 31, 2003 to 30 July 2004. 2. States may express their consent to be bound by this Protocol by: (a) by signing it without reservation of ratification, acceptance or approval; or (b) signature with reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval, followed by ratification, acceptance or approval; or (c) accession. 3. The Member States of this Protocol can become only the 1992 Fund Convention. 4. Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession is effected by depositing with the Secretary-general of the impact formal instrument. Article 20 information on oil paid before the entry into force of this Protocol to any country, this nation, by signing this Protocol in accordance with article 19, paragraph 2 (a) or when depositing this Protocol article 19, paragraph 4, of the instruments and every year after the date set by the Secretary-General must notify him of any person whose duties in respect of this country should make contributions in addition to the Fund in accordance with article 10. name and address, as well as details of any such persons during the previous calendar year in the territory of the country received paid for the amount of oil. Article 21 entry into force 1 this Protocol shall enter into force three months from the date when the following requirements are met: (a) at least eight States have signed the Protocol without reservation of ratification, acceptance or approval or have deposited with the Secretary-General of the instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession; and (b) the Secretary General of the 1992 Fund has received information of the Director that the person whose responsibility is to make contributions in accordance with article 10, during the previous calendar year is the total amount received at least 450 million tons of oil, including paid article 14, paragraph 1. 2. For each State which signs this Protocol without reservation of ratification, acceptance or approval or which ratifies, accepts, approves or accedes to this Protocol after it has complied with the provisions of paragraph 1, the validity date, the Protocol shall enter into force three months from the date on which that State deposited the corresponding instrument. 3. However, without taking into account the points 1 and 2 of this Protocol shall not enter into force for any State until this country is not the entry into force of the 1992 Fund Convention. Article 22 Assembly, the Secretary-General shall convene the first session of the Assembly's first session. The session takes place as soon as possible after the entry into force of this Protocol and, in any case, not later than thirty days after the date of its entry into force. Article 23 revision and Amendment 1. Organization may convene a conference with a view to revising or amending this Protocol. 2. the Organization shall convene a Conference of the Member States with a view to revising or amending this Protocol, at the request of not less than one third of all Member States. Article 24 amendment of Compensation limits 1. not less than one quarter of the Member States on request, the Secretary-General shall circulate to all members of the Organization and all Member States each proposal for article 4, paragraph 2 (a) the amount of compensation fixed limit amendment. 2. each proposed and in accordance with the preceding paragraph, the proposal is submitted to disseminate the Organization's legal Committee for review no later than six months After the ship date. 3. All Member States of this Protocol, whether or not they are members of the Organization, shall be entitled to participate in the work of the Committee on Legal Affairs for consideration and adoption of amendments. 4. amendments in accordance with paragraph 3 of the extended legal Committee are taken by the Member States present and voting in the two-thirds majority, provided that the voting time is represented in at least half of the Member States. 5. Working on a proposal for a modification of the limits, the legal Committee shall take into account the experience of incidents and in particular the extent of the losses and changes in currency values. 6. (a) the limits referred to in this article shall not be amended before the date of entry into force of the present Protocol, nor less than three years after the date of entry into force of the previous amendments in accordance with this article. (b) the Limit may be increased so as to exceed the amount which corresponds to the limit laid down in this Protocol, which increased by six per cent per year calculated on a harmonised basis from the date when this Protocol is open for signature until the date of entry into force of the decision of the Committee on Legal Affairs. (c) Limit can not be raised above the level corresponding to three times the limit laid down in this Protocol. 7. The Organization shall inform all Member States, in accordance with paragraph 4 of the amendments adopted. The amendment shall be deemed to have been accepted at the twelve-month period since the date of notification, unless during this time period at least a quarter of the country, which has been a member at the time of adoption of this amendment in the Committee on Legal Affairs, have not notified the organization that they do not accept this amendment as a result of the amendment is rejected and shall not enter into force. Amendment 8, which is regarded as accepted in accordance with paragraph 7 shall enter into force twelve months after its adoption. 9. the amendment shall be binding on all Member States unless they denounced this Protocol in accordance with article 26, paragraphs 1 and 2 at least six months before the amendment enters into force. Such denunciation shall take effect when the amendment enters into force. 10. If at the time when the amendment was adopted in the Committee on Legal Affairs, but the 12-month period of acceptance has not yet expired, a State becomes a Member State is bound by the amendment if it enters into force. A State which becomes a member after the end of this period, in accordance with paragraph 7 of the adopted amendment shall be binding. In the cases referred to in this paragraph, a State becomes bound by an amendment when that amendment enters into force, or when this country concerning the entry into force of this Protocol, if later. Article 25 the 1992 Fund Convention 1. If the 1992 Fund Convention limits are increased by the Protocol, article 4, paragraph 2 (a) above a certain limit can be increased by the same amount by applying the procedure laid down in article 24. In such cases, article 24, paragraph 6 shall not apply. 2. where paragraph 1 is applied, the procedure laid down in article 4, each paragraph 2 (a) in point limit further amendment, the application of the procedure laid down in article 24, article 24, paragraph 6 (b) and (c) for the purpose of subparagraph is calculated in accordance with the new increased limit paragraph 1. Article 26 denunciation 1. Any Member State may denounce this Protocol at any time of the day, when it is in force in that Member State. 2. the denunciation shall be effected by depositing with the Secretary-General the instrument. 3. The denunciation shall take effect twelve months or after a longer period of time that is specified in the instrument of denunciation, after its deposit with the Secretary-General. 4. the 1992 Fund Convention shall be deemed to be a denunciation of this Protocol. Such denunciation shall take effect on the date on which in accordance with article 34 of the present Protocol shall enter into force on the 1992 Protocol amending the 1971 Fund Convention, the denunciation. 5. Notwithstanding denunciation of this Protocol by a Member State in accordance with this article, it shall continue to apply to any of the provisions of this Protocol on the commitment to contribute additional funds in respect of article 11, paragraph 2 (b) referred to the incident, which happened before the denunciation takes effect. Article 27 of the extraordinary session of the Assembly, 1. each Member State shall, within ninety days after the deposit of the instrument of denunciation, after its point of view as a result of the significant increase in the rest of the amount, the Member States may require that in addition to the Foundation's Director shall convene an extraordinary session of the Assembly. In addition, the Director shall convene the Assembly of the Fund not later than sixty days after receipt of the request. 2. in addition to the Director within 60 days after the deposit of the instrument of denunciation may convene an extraordinary session of the Assembly on his own initiative if, in addition to the Foundation's Director believes that the result of this denunciation will significantly increase the contributions of other Member States. 3. If the Assembly in accordance with paragraph 1 and 2 in the extraordinary session convened decides that the denunciation will significantly increase as a result of other Member States ' contributions, of each such State may, not later than one hundred and twenty days before the date when the denunciation will take effect, denounce this Protocol, the denunciation of its entry into force on the same date. Article 28 termination 1. this Protocol shall cease to be in force by the date when the number of Member States is less than the seven remaining countries or when you get paid the total amount of oil, including article 14 of the amount referred to in paragraph 1, is less than 350 million tonnes, whichever is sooner. 2. the countries for which this Protocol is in force the day before the date to which it loses strength, in addition the Fund enables the Protocol set out in article 29, and they remain bound by the Protocol only for this purpose. 29. Article 1 of the additional fund liquidation. If this Protocol shall cease to be in force, in addition to the Fund, despite their: (a) meet its obligations in respect of each incident that happened before when this Protocol has lapsed; (b) is entitled to exercise its rights to contributions to the extent that these contributions are necessary to comply with paragraph 1 (a) certain obligations, including for this purpose the necessary expenses in addition to the management of the Fund. 2. the Assembly shall take all appropriate measures to complete the winding up of the Fund, in addition to including any remaining financial distribution likewise between those persons who have made contributions in addition to the Fund. 3. for the purpose of this article, in addition to the Fund will continue to exist as a legal person. Article 30 depositary 1 this Protocol and in accordance with any article 24 amendments adopted shall be deposited with the Secretary-General. 2. the Secretary-General shall: (a) inform all States which have signed this Protocol or acceded thereto of: (i) each new signature or deposit of an instrument of the facts and the relevant date; (ii) the date of entry into force of the present Protocol; (iii) in accordance with article 24, paragraph 1 of the proposal to amend the limit of the amount of the refund; (iv) in accordance with point 4 of article 24 amendments accepted; (v) each amendment, deemed to be adopted in accordance with article 24, paragraph 7, and the date when the amendment enters into force in accordance with article 24, paragraphs 8 and 9; (vi) any denunciation of this Protocol, the following deposit of the date and the date when the denunciation takes effect; (VII) any article of this Protocol notification; (b) transmit certified copies of this Protocol to all States which have signed this Protocol and to all States which accede to this Protocol. 3. As soon as this Protocol enters into force, the Secretary-General transmitted the text of the United Nations Secretariat for registration and publication in accordance with the United Nations Charter article 102. Article 31 languages This Protocol is drawn up in a single original in the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages, each text being equally authentic. Drawn up in LONDON in the year two thousand and three was the sixteenth in May. In witness whereof, the undersigned, for this purpose, the Government to duly authorised representatives have signed this Protocol.


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