Protocol Amending the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (1984)

Adopted at Paris on 10 July 1984
 

1.   Articles XIV, XV and XVI of the International Convention for the
Conservation of Atlantic Tunas are modified as follows:

Article XIV

1.   This Convention shall be open for signature by the government of
any State which is a Member of the United Nations or of any
specialized agency of the United Nations.  Any such government which
does not sign this Convention may adhere to it at any time.

2.   This Convention shall be subject to ratification or approval by
signatory countries in accordance with their constitutions.
Instruments of ratification, approval, or adherence shall be deposited
with the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of
the United Nations.

3.   This Convention shall enter into force upon the deposit of
instruments of ratification, approval, or adherence by seven
governments and shall enter into force with respect to each government
which subsequently deposits an instrument of ratification, approval,
or adherence on the date of such deposit.

4.   This Convention shall be open for signature or adherence by any
inter-governmental economic integration organization constituted by
States that have transferred to it competence over the matters
governed by this Convention, including the competence to enter into
treaties in respect of those matters.

5.   Upon the deposit of its instrument of formal confirmation or
adherence, any organization referred to in paragraph 4 shall be a
Contracting Party having the same rights and obligations in respect of
the provisions of the Convention as the other Contracting Parties.
Reference in the text of the Convention to the term "State". in
Article IX, paragraph 3, and to the term "government" in the Preamble
and in Article XIII, paragraph 1, shall be interpreted in this manner.

6.   When an organization referred to in paragraph 4 becomes a
Contracting Party to this Convention, the member States of that
organization and those which adhere to it in the future shall cease to
be parties to the Convention; they shall transmit a written notifi-
cation to this effect to the Director-General of the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Article XV

     The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of
the United Nations shall inform all governments referred to in
paragraph 1 of Article XIV and all the organizations referred to in
paragraph 4 of the same Article of deposits of instruments of
ratification, approval, formal confirmation or adherence, the entry
into force of this Convention, proposals for amendments, notifications
of acceptance of amendments, entry into force of amendments, and
notifications of withdrawal.
 

Article XVI

     The original of this Convention shall be deposited with the
Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations who shall send certified copies of it to the
governments referred to in paragraph 1 of Article XIV and to the
organizations referred to in paragraph 4 of the same Article.

II.  The original of this Protocol, the English, French and Spanish
texts of which are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the
Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations.  It shall be open for signature in Rome until 10
September 1984.  The Contracting Parties to the International
Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas that have not signed
the Protocol by that date may nevertheless deposit their instruments
of acceptance at any time.  The Director-General of the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations shall send a certified
copy of this Protocol to each of the Contracting Parties to the
International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas.

III. This Protocol shall enter into force upon deposit with the
Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations of instruments of approval, ratification or acceptance
of all Contracting Parties.  In this regard, the provisions set out in
the last sentence of paragraph 1 of Article XIII of the International
Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas shall apply mutatis
mutandis.  The date of entry into force shall be the 30th day fol-
lowing the deposit of the last instrument.
 

Done at Paris, 10 July 1984.