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Contracting Parties United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Angola

Dates Signature: December 10, 1982 Ratification: December 5, 1990 Entry into force: November 16, 1994

Declarations, Reservations

Declaration made upon ratification:
"The Government of Angola further declares, under paragraph 1 (a) of article 298 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea done at Montego Bay on the tenth day of December one thousand nine hundred and eighty-two, that it does not accept the procedure provided for in article 287, paragraph 1(c) with respect of disputes concerning the interpretation or application of articles 15, 74 and 83 relating to sea boundary delimitation as well as those involving historic bays or titles."

Declaration made upon ratification:
"The Government of Angola declares, under paragraph 1 of article 287 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea done at Montego Bay on the tenth day of December one thousand nine hundred and eighty-two that it chooses the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea established in accordance with Annex VI of the Convention as the means for the settlement of disputes concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention."

Declaration made upon signature:
"The Government of the People's Republic of Angola reserves the right to interpret any and all articles of the Convention in the context of and with due regard to Angolan Sovereignty and territorial integrity as it applies to land, space and sea. Details of these interpretations will be placed on record at the time of ratification of the Convention.
The present signature is without prejudice to the position taken by the Government of Angola or to be taken by it on the Convention at the time of ratification."