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DECLARATIONS
LODGED BY THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
UNDER THE CAPE TOWN CONVENTION AT THE TIME OF THE DEPOSIT OF ITS INSTRUMENT OF RATIFICATION

 

Pursuant to Article 39(1) of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares:

 

(a)    all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under the law of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the law of Gibraltar, the law of the Cayman Islands or the law of the Island of Guernsey at the date of this declaration, or created after that date, have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall to that extent have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings; and

 

(b)    that nothing in the Convention shall affect the rights of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands and the Island of Guernsey or any intergovernmental organization of which the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a Member State, or other private provider of public services in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands and the Island of Guernsey to arrest or detain an airframe, aircraft engine or helicopter under the law of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the law of Gibraltar, the law of the Cayman Islands or the law of the Island of Guernsey for payment of amounts owed to such entity, organization or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object or another object, or in the case of the Island of Guernsey in respect of that object only.

 

Pursuant to Article 39(4) of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that a right or interest in a category referred to in sub-paragraph (a) above, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or in the territory of Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands or the Island of Guernsey, shall have priority over an international interest registered prior to the date of deposit of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s instrument of ratification.

 

Pursuant to Article 52 of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that the United Kingdom’s Ratification shall be extended to the territories of the Island of Guernsey, the Cayman Islands and Gibraltar for whose international relations the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is responsible.

 

Pursuant to Article 53 of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that the following courts are the relevant courts for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention: the High Court of Justice in England and Wales, the Court of Session in Scotland, the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, the Supreme Court of Gibraltar, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and the Royal Court of Guernsey.

 

Pursuant to Article 54(2) of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that any remedy available to the creditor in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the territory of Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands or the Island of Guernsey under any provision of the Convention which is not there expressed to require application to the court may be exercised without the leave of the court.

 

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Declarations lodged by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland under the Aircraft Protocol

 

 

 

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