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United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Treaty data

Treaty number
000493
Date of conclusion
10-12-1982
Place of conclusion
Montego Bay
Provisional application
Entry into force
16-11-1994
Retroactive effect
Termination
Treaty Series
1983, 83
1984, 55
1996, 272
2009, 77
2014, 169
Parliamentary paper
24433
Approval act
1996, 357
Consolidated text
0003172

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Provisional application Entry into force Retroactive effect Termination
Netherlands
(in Europe)
28-07-1996
Netherlands
(Bonaire)
10-10-2010
Netherlands
(Sint Eustatius)
10-10-2010
Netherlands
(Saba)
10-10-2010
Aruba 23-07-2014
Curaçao 10-10-2010
Sint Maarten 10-10-2010

Parties

Parties with a link have a reservation.

Party Signature Provisional application Ratification

S=Signature without reservation or requirement of ratification
R=Ratification, Acceptance, Approval or Notification
A=Accession
Su=Succession
NK=Not Known

Entry into force Renunciation Termination
Afghanistan 18-03-1983
Albania 23-06-2003 (A) 23-07-2003
Algeria 10-12-1982 11-06-1996 (R) 11-07-1996
Angola 10-12-1982 05-12-1990 (R) 16-11-1994
Antigua and Barbuda 07-02-1983 02-02-1989 (R) 16-11-1994
Argentina 05-10-1984 01-12-1995 (R) 31-12-1995
Armenia 09-12-2002 (A) 08-01-2003
Australia 10-12-1982 05-10-1994 (R) 16-11-1994
Austria 10-12-1982 14-07-1995 (R) 13-08-1995
Azerbaijan 16-06-2016 (A) 16-07-2016
Bahamas 10-12-1982 29-07-1983 (R) 16-11-1994
Bahrain 10-12-1982 30-05-1985 (R) 16-11-1994
Bangladesh 10-12-1982 27-07-2001 (R) 26-08-2001
Barbados 10-12-1982 12-10-1993 (R) 16-11-1994
Belarus 10-12-1982 30-08-2006 (R) 29-09-2006
Belgium 05-12-1984 13-11-1998 (R) 13-12-1998
Belize 10-12-1982 13-08-1983 (R) 16-11-1994
Benin 30-08-1983 16-10-1997 (R) 15-11-1997
Bhutan 10-12-1982
Bolivia 27-11-1984 28-04-1995 (R) 28-05-1995
Bosnia and Herzegovina 12-01-1994 (Su) 16-11-1994
Botswana 05-12-1984 02-05-1990 (R) 16-11-1994
Brazil 10-12-1982 22-12-1988 (R) 16-11-1994
Brunei 05-12-1984 05-11-1996 (R) 05-12-1996
Bulgaria 10-12-1982 15-05-1996 (R) 14-06-1996
Burkina Faso 10-12-1982 25-01-2005 (R) 24-02-2005
Burundi 10-12-1982
Cambodia 01-07-1983
Cameroon 10-12-1982 19-11-1985 (R) 16-11-1994
Canada 10-12-1982 07-11-2003 (R) 07-12-2003
Cape Verde 10-12-1982 10-08-1987 (R) 16-11-1994
Central African Republic 04-12-1984
Chad 10-12-1982 14-08-2009 (R) 13-09-2009
Chile 10-12-1982 25-08-1997 (R) 24-09-1997
China 10-12-1982 07-06-1996 (R) 07-07-1996
Colombia 10-12-1982
Comoros 06-12-1984 21-06-1994 (R) 16-11-1994
Cook Islands 10-12-1982 15-02-1995 (R) 17-03-1995
Costa Rica 10-12-1982 21-09-1992 (R) 16-11-1994
Côte d'Ivoire 10-12-1982 26-03-1984 (R) 16-11-1994
Croatia 05-04-1995 (Su) 16-11-1994
Cuba 10-12-1982 15-08-1984 (R) 16-11-1994
Cyprus 10-12-1982 12-12-1988 (R) 16-11-1994
Czech Republic 22-02-1993 21-06-1996 (R) 21-07-1996
Czechoslovakia (<01-01-1993) 10-12-1982
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 10-12-1982
Democratic Republic of the Congo 22-08-1983 17-02-1989 (R) 16-11-1994
Denmark 10-12-1982 16-11-2004 (R) 16-12-2004
Djibouti 10-12-1982 08-10-1991 (R) 16-11-1994
Dominica 28-03-1983 24-10-1991 (R) 16-11-1994
Dominican Republic 10-12-1982 10-07-2009 (R) 10-08-2009
Ecuador 24-09-2012 (A) 24-10-2012
Egypt 10-12-1982 26-08-1983 (R) 16-11-1994
El Salvador 05-12-1984
Equatorial Guinea 30-01-1984 21-07-1997 (R) 20-08-1997
Estonia 26-08-2005 (A) 25-09-2005
Ethiopia 10-12-1982
EU (European Union) 07-12-1984 01-04-1998 (R) 01-05-1998
Federated States of Micronesia 29-04-1991 (A) 16-11-1994
Fiji 10-12-1982 10-12-1982 (R) 16-11-1994
Finland 10-12-1982 21-06-1996 (R) 21-07-1996
France 10-12-1982 11-04-1996 (R) 10-05-1996
Gabon 10-12-1982 11-03-1998 (R) 10-04-1998
Gambia, The 10-12-1982 22-05-1984 (R) 16-11-1994
Georgia 21-03-1996 (A) 20-04-1996
Germany 14-10-1994 (A) 16-11-1994
Ghana 10-12-1982 07-06-1983 (R) 16-11-1994
Greece 10-12-1982 21-07-1995 (R) 20-08-1995
Grenada 10-12-1982 25-04-1991 (R) 16-11-1994
Guatemala 08-07-1983 11-02-1997 (R) 13-03-1997
Guinea 04-10-1984 06-09-1985 (R) 16-11-1994
Guinea-Bissau 10-12-1982 25-08-1986 (R) 16-11-1994
Guyana 10-12-1982 16-11-1993 (R) 16-11-1994
Haïti 10-12-1982 31-07-1996 (R) 30-08-1996
Honduras 10-12-1982 05-10-1993 (R) 16-11-1994
Hungary 10-12-1982 05-02-2002 (R) 07-03-2002
Iceland 10-12-1982 21-06-1985 (R) 16-11-1994
India 10-12-1982 29-06-1995 (R) 29-07-1995
Indonesia 10-12-1982 03-02-1986 (R) 16-11-1994
Iran 10-12-1982
Iraq 10-12-1982 30-07-1985 (R) 16-11-1994
Ireland 10-12-1982 21-06-1996 (R) 21-07-1996
Italy 07-12-1984 13-01-1995 (R) 12-02-1995
Jamaica 10-12-1982 21-03-1983 (R) 16-11-1994
Japan 07-02-1983 20-06-1996 (R) 20-07-1996
Jordan 27-11-1995 (A) 27-12-1995
Kenya 10-12-1982 02-03-1989 (R) 16-11-1994
Kiribati 24-02-2003 (A) 26-03-2003
Kuwait 10-12-1982 02-05-1986 (R) 16-11-1994
Laos 10-12-1982 05-06-1998 (R) 05-07-1998
Latvia 23-12-2004 (A) 22-01-2005
Lebanon 07-12-1984 05-01-1995 (R) 04-02-1995
Lesotho 10-12-1982 31-05-2007 (R) 30-06-2007
Liberia 10-12-1982 25-09-2008 (R) 25-10-2008
Libya 03-12-1984
Liechtenstein 30-11-1984
Lithuania 12-11-2003 (A) 12-12-2003
Luxembourg 05-12-1984 05-10-2000 (R) 04-11-2000
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of 19-08-1994 (Su) 16-11-1994
Madagascar 25-02-1983 22-08-2001 (R) 21-09-2001
Malawi 07-12-1984 28-09-2010 (R) 28-10-2010
Malaysia 10-12-1982 14-10-1996 (R) 13-11-1996
Maldives 10-12-1982 07-09-2000 (R) 07-10-2000
Mali 19-10-1983 16-07-1985 (R) 16-11-1994
Malta 10-12-1982 20-05-1993 (R) 16-11-1994
Marshall Islands 09-08-1991 (A) 16-11-1994
Mauritania 10-12-1982 17-07-1996 (R) 16-08-1996
Mauritius 10-12-1982 04-11-1994 (R) 04-12-1994
Mexico 10-12-1982 18-03-1983 (R) 16-11-1994
Moldova 06-02-2007 (A) 08-03-2007
Monaco 10-12-1982 20-03-1996 (R) 20-04-1996
Mongolia 10-12-1982 13-08-1996 (R) 12-09-1996
Montenegro 23-10-2006 (Su) 03-06-2006
Morocco 10-12-1982 31-05-2007 (R) 30-06-2007
Mozambique 10-12-1982 13-03-1997 (R) 12-04-1997
Myanmar 10-12-1982 21-05-1996 (R) 20-06-1996
Namibia 10-12-1982 18-04-1983 (R) 16-11-1994
Nauru 10-12-1982 23-01-1996 (R) 22-02-1996
Nepal 10-12-1982 02-11-1998 (R) 02-12-1998
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the 10-12-1982 28-06-1996 (R) 28-07-1996
New Zealand 10-12-1982 19-07-1996 (R) 18-08-1996
Nicaragua 09-12-1984 03-05-2000 (R) 02-06-2000
Niger 10-12-1982 07-08-2013 (R) 06-09-2013
Nigeria 10-12-1982 14-08-1986 (R) 16-11-1994
Niue 05-12-1984 11-10-2006 (R) 10-11-2006
Norway 10-12-1982 24-06-1996 (R) 24-07-1996
Oman 01-07-1983 17-08-1989 (R) 16-11-1994
Pakistan 10-12-1982 26-02-1997 (R) 28-03-1997
Palau 30-09-1996 (A) 30-10-1996
Palestine 02-01-2015 (A) 01-02-2015
Panama 10-12-1982 01-07-1996 (R) 31-07-1996
Papua New Guinea 10-12-1982 14-01-1997 (R) 13-02-1997
Paraguay 10-12-1982 26-09-1986 (R) 16-11-1994
Philippines 10-12-1982 08-05-1984 (R) 16-11-1994
Poland 10-12-1982 13-11-1998 (R) 13-12-1998
Portugal 10-12-1982 03-11-1997 (R) 03-12-1997
Qatar 27-11-1984 09-12-2002 (R) 08-01-2003
Republic of Korea, the 14-03-1983 29-01-1996 (R) 28-02-1996
Republic of the Congo 10-12-1982 09-07-2008 (R) 08-08-2008
Romania 10-12-1982 17-12-1996 (R) 16-01-1997
Russian Federation 10-12-1982 12-03-1997 (R) 11-04-1997
Rwanda 10-12-1982
Saint Kitts and Nevis 07-12-1984 07-01-1993 (R) 16-11-1994
Saint Lucia 10-12-1982 27-03-1985 (R) 16-11-1994
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10-12-1982 01-10-1993 (R) 16-11-1994
Samoa 28-09-1984 14-08-1995 (R) 13-09-1995
São Tomé e Principe 13-07-1983 03-11-1987 (R) 16-11-1994
Saudi Arabia 07-12-1984 24-04-1996 (R) 24-05-1996
Senegal 10-12-1982 25-10-1984 (R) 16-11-1994
Serbia 12-03-2001 (Su) 16-11-1994
Seychelles 10-12-1982 16-09-1991 (R) 16-11-1994
Sierra Leone 10-12-1982 12-12-1994 (R) 11-01-1995
Singapore 10-12-1982 17-11-1994 (R) 17-12-1994
Slovakia 28-05-1993 08-05-1996 (R) 07-06-1996
Slovenia 16-06-1995 (Su) 16-11-1994
Solomon Islands 10-12-1982 23-06-1997 (R) 23-07-1997
Somalia 10-12-1982 24-07-1989 (R) 16-11-1994
South Africa 05-12-1984 23-12-1997 (R) 22-01-1998
Spain 04-12-1984 15-01-1997 (R) 14-02-1997
Sri Lanka 10-12-1982 19-07-1994 (R) 16-11-1994
Sudan 10-12-1982 23-01-1985 (R) 16-11-1994
Suriname 10-12-1982 09-07-1998 (R) 08-08-1998
Swaziland 18-01-1984 24-09-2012 (R) 24-10-2012
Sweden 10-12-1982 25-06-1996 (R) 25-07-1996
Switzerland 17-10-1984 01-05-2009 (R) 31-05-2009
Tanzania 10-12-1982 30-09-1985 (R) 16-11-1994
Thailand 10-12-1982 15-05-2011 (R) 14-06-2011
Timor-Leste 08-01-2013 (A) 07-02-2013
Togo 10-12-1982 16-04-1985 (R) 16-11-1994
Tonga 02-08-1995 (A) 01-09-1995
Trinidad and Tobago 10-12-1982 25-04-1986 (R) 16-11-1994
Tunisia 10-12-1982 24-04-1985 (R) 16-11-1994
Tuvalu 10-12-1982 09-12-2002 (R) 08-01-2003
Uganda 10-12-1982 09-11-1990 (R) 16-11-1994
Ukraine 10-12-1982 26-07-1999 (R) 25-08-1999
United Arab Emirates 10-12-1982
United Kingdom 25-07-1997 (A) 24-08-1997
Uruguay 10-12-1982 10-12-1992 (R) 16-11-1994
Vanuatu 10-12-1982 10-08-1999 (R) 09-09-1999
Vietnam 10-12-1982 25-07-1994 (R) 16-11-1994
Yemen 10-12-1982 21-07-1987 (R) 16-11-1994
Yugoslavia (< 25-06-1991) 10-12-1982 05-05-1986 (R)
Zambia 10-12-1982 07-03-1983 (R) 16-11-1994
Zimbabwe 10-12-1982 24-02-1993 (R) 16-11-1994

Extensions

Denmark

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Faroes 16-12-2004
Greenland 16-12-2004

United Kingdom

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Anguilla 24-08-1997
Bermuda 24-08-1997
British Antarctic Territory 24-08-1997
British Indian Ocean Territory 24-08-1997
British Virgin Islands 24-08-1997
Cayman Islands 24-08-1997
Ducie and Oeno Islands 24-08-1997
Falkland Islands 24-08-1997
Gibraltar 24-08-1997
Guernsey 24-08-1997
Henderson Island 24-08-1997
Jersey 24-08-1997
Man, Isle of 24-08-1997
Montserrat 24-08-1997
Pitcairn Islands 24-08-1997
Saint-Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 24-08-1997
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 24-08-1997
Turks and Caicos Islands 24-08-1997

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