On Ratifying The United Nations Convention On The Law Of The Sea And The Agreement Relating To The Implementation Of Part Xi Of The 1982 United Nations Convention On The Law Of The Sea

Original Language Title: О ратификации Конвенции Организации Объединенных Наций по морскому праву и Соглашения об осуществлении части XI Конвенции Организации Объединенных Наций по морскому праву

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION Federal Act ratifying the United Nations Convention on the law of the sea and the agreement relating to the implementation of part XI of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the law of the sea adopted by the State Duma on January 22, 1997 year approved by the Federation Council February 12, 1997 year ratify the United Nations Convention on the law of the sea, signed in Montego Bay on December 10, 1982 year and agreement of July 29, 1994 year relating to the implementation of part XI of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the law of the sea with the following statement : "the Russian Federation declares that, in accordance with article 298 United Nations Convention on the law of the sea does not accept under section 2 of part XV of the Convention procedures leading to binding decisions for the parties, in respect of disputes arising from the interpretation or application of articles 15, 74 and 83 of the Convention concerning the delimitation of maritime boundaries; disputes involving historic bays or titles; disputes concerning military activities, including military activities of public ships and aircraft, or disputes concerning the enforcement of laws in relation to the exercise of the sovereign rights and jurisdiction, as well as disputes in respect of which the Security Council of the United Nations carries out functions in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
The Russian Federation said that in the light of articles 309 and 310 of the Convention, she was opposed to all declarations and statements made in the past and might be made in the future at the time of signature, ratification or accession to the Convention, as well as for any other reason in connection with the Convention, not conforming to the provisions of article 310 of the Convention. The Russian Federation believes that the declarations and statements, in whatever form they may be made and any name may be, cannot exclude or modify the legal effect of the provisions of the Convention in their application to the Party Convention, which made such declarations and statements, and therefore should not be counted against the Russian Federation in a relationship with such a party to the Convention ".
The President of the Russian Federation, b. Yeltsin, Kremlin, Moscow, N February 26, 1997 30-FZ