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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
AND SUBSEQUENT DECLARATIONS

 

 

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 organisation 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, organisation 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 Articles 39(1) and 52(4) of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (the “Convention”), the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares: *

 

(a) that all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which, under the laws of Bermuda 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; *

 

(b) that nothing in the Convention shall affect the right of the Government of Bermuda or any other provider of public services (whether an intergovernmental organisation or a private or public entity or otherwise) to arrest or detain an aircraft object under the laws of Bermuda for payment of amounts owed to such entity, organisation or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that aircraft object or another aircraft object. *

 

Pursuant to Articles 39(1) and 52(4) of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (the “Convention”), the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares: *

 

(a) that all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under the law of the Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man or any intergovernmental organisation of which the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is a Member State, or other private provider of public services in the Isle of Man to arrest or detain an airframe, aircraft engine or helicopter under the law of the Isle of Man for payment of amounts owed to such entity, organisation or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object or another object. *

 

* [These declarations were notified to UNIDROIT by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as subsequent declarations pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, on 14 June 2017, and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention they will take effect on 1 January 2018]

 

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 Articles 39(4) and 52(4) of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that a right or interest of a category covered by a declaration made under paragraph (a) above pursuant to Article 39(1)(a) of the Convention shall have priority over an international interest registered prior to the date of deposit of the instrument of extension of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of the Convention to Bermuda. **

 

Pursuant to Articles 39(4) and 52(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 pursuant to Article 39(1)(a) of the Convention, in the Isle of Man, shall have priority over an international interest registered prior to the date of deposit of the instrument of extension of extension of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of the Convention to the Isle of Man. **

 

** [These declarations were notified to UNIDROIT by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as subsequent declarations pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, on 14 June 2017, and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention they will take effect on 1 January 2018]

 

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 52 of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that the ratification of the Convention of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland shall be extended to the territory of Bermuda for whose international relations the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is responsible. ***

 

Pursuant to Article 52 of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that the ratification of the Convention of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland shall be extended to the territory of the Isle of Man for whose international relations the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is responsible. ***

 

*** [This declaration was notified to UNIDROIT by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as a subsequent declaration pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, on 14 June 2017, and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention it will take effect on 1 January 2018]

 

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 Articles 52(4) and 53 of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that in Bermuda the relevant “court” for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention is the Supreme Court of Bermuda. ****

 

Pursuant to Articles 52(4) and 53 of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that in the Isle of Man the relevant court for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention is the High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man. ****

 

**** [These declarations were notified to UNIDROIT by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as subsequent declarations pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, on 14 June 2017, and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention they will take effect on 1 January 2018]

 

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.

 

Pursuant to Articles 52(4) and 54(2) of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that all remedies available to the creditor under any provision of the Convention which are not expressed to require application to the court may be exercised without leave of the court. *****

 

Pursuant to Articles 52(4) and 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 Isle of Man 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.*****

 

***** [These declarations were notified to UNIDROIT by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as subsequent declarations pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, on 14 June 2017, and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention they will take effect on 1 January 2018]

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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