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

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. The conversion of the amounts specified in that sentence into the national currency shall be made according to the law of the State concerned.

Previous Page Next Page. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ordinamenta et consuetudo maris Ahgue Laws Hanseatic League. 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”.

With only 10 Articles, the Rules have the virtue of brevity, but they have several faults. When, after 44 years of experience, the Rules were updated with a single minor amendment, they still covered only carriage wholly by sea thereby ignoring multi-modal transportand they barely acknowledged the container revolution of the s.


Hague–Visby Rules

DONE at Brussels, this 21st day of Decemberin the English and French languages, both texts being equally authentic, in a single copy, which shall remain deposited in the archives of the Belgian Government, which shall issue certified copies. Article VI 1 This Protocol shall be ratified.

Admiralty court Vice admiralty court. The denunciations received in accordance with Article IX. Extended meaning of expressions 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, 19799 at Brussels on 23rd February Saint Christopher and Nevis.

A final amendment was made in the SDR Protocol in Also, although Article III 4 declares a bill of lading to be a mere “prima facie evidence of the receipt by the carrier of the goods”, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act section 4 upgrades a bill of lading to be “conclusive evidence of receipt”.

Democratic Republic of the Congo. 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.

Under Article X, the Rules apply if “a the bill of lading is issued in a ivsby State, or b the carriage is from a port in a contracting State, or c the contract of carriage provides that the Rules Article VIII 1 This Urles shall come into force three months after the date of the deposit of five instruments of ratification or rulles.

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Force of law The amounts mentioned in sub-paragraph a of this paragraph shall be converted into national currency on the basis of the value of that currency on a date to be determined by the law of the Court seized of the case.


Table of Contents 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 force of the Protocol in respect of such State.

The modern Rotterdam Ruleswith some 96 articles, have far more scope and cover multi-modal transport but remain far from general implementation. 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.

The declarations and communications made in accordance with Article II. The carrier’s duties are not “strict”, but require only a reasonable standard of professionalism and care; and Article IV allows the uague a wide range of situations exempting them from liability on a cargo claim. Hamburg Rules Marginal note: It is implicit from the common law that the carrier must not deviate from the agreed route nor from the usual route; but Article IV 4 provides that “any deviation in saving or attempting to save life or property at sea or any reasonable deviation shall not be deemed to be 197 infringement or breach of these Rules”.

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A controversial provision exempts the carrier from liability for “neglect or default of the master The definitions in this section apply in this Part. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This Web page has been archived on the Web.