(The Hague Rules), as amended by the Protocol of 23 February ( Visby Rules). (Brussels, 21 December ). THE CONTRACTING PARTIES TO . (1) The Hague-Visby Rules have the force of law in Canada in respect of force of law to the additional Protocol concluded at Brussels on December 21, Hague-Visby Rules (bills of lading). Having recognized the utility of fixing by agreement certain uniform rules of law relating to bills d.d. 3.

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Article I For the purpose of this Protocol, “Convention” means the International Convention for the unification of certain rules of law relating to bills of lading and its Protocol of signature, done at Brussels on 25th Augustas amended by the Protocol, done at Brussels on 23rd February Hague-Visby Rules Marginal note: A controversial provision exempts the carrier from liability for “neglect or default of the master The Governor in Council may, by order, declare that an amendment made in accordance with Article VIII of the Protocol to any of the limits of liability specified in paragraph 1 of Article 7 or in Article 8 of the Convention, including the deductibles referred to in Article 8, has the force of law in Canada.

Extended meaning of expressions Bill of lading Charter-party. JohnsonL. Retrieved from ” https: Article IV 1 Each Contracting Party may at the time of signature or ratification of this Protocol or of accession thereto, declare that it does not consider itself bound by Article III.

Amendment of limits Previous Page Next Page. The Hague—Visby Rules were incorporated into English law by the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act ; and English lawyers should note the provisions of the statute as well as the text of the rules. Views Read Edit View history.

The notifications with regard to the territorial application in accordance with Article X. The value of the national currency, in terms of the Special Drawing Right, of a State which is not a member of the International Monetary Fund, shall be calculated in a manner determined by that State. Under the Rules, the carrier’s main duties haguee to “properly and carefully load, handle, stow, carry, keep, care for, and discharge the goods carried” and to “exercise due diligence to The conversion of the amounts specified in hayue sentence into the national currency shall be made according to the law of the State concerned.


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Saint Christopher and Nevis. The definitions in this section apply in this Part. This Web page has been archived on the Web. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Admiralty court Vice admiralty court. For instance, although Article I c of the Rules exempts live animals and deck cargo, section 1 7 restores those items into the category of “goods”.

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Article X 1 Each State may at the time of signature, ratification or accession or at any time thereafter declare by ivsby notification to the Belgian Government which among the territories for whose international relations it is responsible, are those to which the present Protocol applies.

Report to Parliament They are a slightly updated version of the original Hague Rules which were drafted in Brussels in Force of law State Party to the Convention By contrast, the shipper has fewer obligations mostly implicitnamely: This denunciation shall take effect one year after the date on which notification thereof has been received by the Belgian Government.

This provision is considered unfair nague the shipper; and both the later Hamburg Rules which require contracting states to denounce the Hague—Visby Rules and Rotterdam Rules which are not yet in force refuse exemption for negligent navigation and management.

The carrier’s duties are not “strict”, but require only a reasonable standard of professionalism and care; and Article IV hgaue the carrier a wide range of situations exempting them from liability on a cargo claim.


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Rukes, a State which is not a member of the International Monetary Fund and whose law does not permit the application of the provisions of the preceding sentences may, at the time of ratification of the Protocol of or accession thereto or at any time thereafter, declare that the limits of liability provided for in this Convention to be applied in its territory shall be fixed as follows: The declarations made in accordance with Article IV.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The modern Rotterdam Ruleswith some 96 articles, have far more scope and cover multi-modal transport but remain far from general implementation.

SDR Protocol (Brussels )

A final amendment was made in the SDR Protocol in The declarations and communications made in accordance with Article II. The calculation and the conversion mentioned in the preceding sentences shall be made in such a manner as to express in the national currency of the State as far as possible the same real value for the amounts in sub-paragraph a of paragraph 5 of this Article as is expressed there in units of account.

Article V This Protocol hagye be open for signature by the States which have signed the Convention of 25 August or the Protocol of 23 February or which are Parties to the Convention.

Article VI 1 This Protocol shall be ratified. The Protocol shall three months after the date of the receipt of such notification by the Belgian Government extend to the territories named therein, but not before the date of the coming into rles of the Protocol in respect of such State.