Contracting Parties > United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea > Cuba
|Signature||December 10, 1982|
|Ratification||August 15, 1984|
|Entry into force||November 16, 1994|
Declarations, Reservations etc.Declaration made upon ratification:
"With regard to article 287 on the choice of procedure for the settlement of disputes concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention, the Government of the Republic of Cuba declares that it does not accept the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice and, consequently, will not accept either the jurisdiction of the Court with respect to the provisions of either article 297 or 298.
With regard to article 292, the Government of the Republic of Cuba considers that once financial security has been posted, the detaining State should proceed promptly and without delay to release the vessel and its crew and declares that where this procedure is not followed with respect to its vessels or members of their crew it will not agree to submit the matter to the International Court of Justice."
Declaration made upon signature:
"At the time of signing the Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Cuban Delegation declares that, having gained possession of the definitive text of the Convention just a few hours ago, it will leave for the time of the ratification of the Convention the issuing of any statement it deems pertinent with respect to articles:
287 -- on the election of the procedure for the settlement of controversies pertaining to the interpretation or implementation of the Convention;
292 -- on the prompt release of ships and their crews;
298 -- on the optional exceptions to the applicability of Section 2;
as well as whatever statement or declaration it might deem appropriate to make in conformity with article 310 of the Convention."