DECLARATIONS DEPOSITED UNDER THE CAPE TOWN CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL INTERESTS IN MOBILE EQUIPMENT REGARDING ARTICLE 53

 

 

Afghanistan

 

All primary courts of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan are the relevant court(s) for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Australia

 

The Government of Australia declares that, in accordance with Article 53, the following courts are the relevant courts for the purposes of Article l and Chapter XII of the Convention: the Federal Court of Australia; the Supreme Court of New South Wales; the Supreme Court of Victoria; the Supreme Court of Queensland; the Supreme Court of South Australia; the Supreme Court of Western Australia; the Supreme Court of Tasmania; the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory; the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory; and the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island.

 

 

Bangladesh

 

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh declares that The Supreme Court of Bangladesh is the relevant Court of Bangladesh under the CTC} for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Brazil

 

The Federative Republic of Brazil declares that all of the competent courts of the Federative Republic of Brazil, as determined in accordance with the laws and regulations of the judicial system of the Federative Republic of Brazil, are the relevant court(s) for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of this Convention.

 

 

Cameroon: [Official translation; original version submitted in French]

 

The Republic of Cameroon declares that the competent civil courts under the legislation of Cameroon governing the organisation of the courts are competent for the purposes of the application of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Canada

 

The Government of Canada declares, in accordance with Article 53 of the Convention, that for all matters within federal jurisdiction, the superior courts of the provinces and territories are the relevant courts for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention. 

 

The Government of Canada also declares, in accordance with Article 53 of the Convention, that the following courts are the relevant courts for all matters within provincial and territorial jurisdiction for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention: in Alberta – the Court of Queen's Bench; in British Columbia – the Supreme Court; in Manitoba – the Court of Queen’s Bench; in Newfoundland and Labrador – the Supreme Court, Trial Division; in the Northwest Territories – the Supreme Court; in Nova Scotia – the Supreme Court; in Nunavut – the Nunavut Court of Justice; in Ontario – the Superior Court of Justice; in Quebec – the Superior Court; and in Saskatchewan – the Court of Queen's Bench. 

 

As from 1 October 2014, by virtue of a subsequent declaration, the Government of Canada declares, in accordance with Article 53 of the Convention, that, for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention, in Prince Edward Island the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island is the relevant court for all matters within provincial jurisdiction and in Yukon the Supreme Court of Yukon is the relevant court for all matters within territorial. 

 

As from 1 July 2016, by virtue of a subsequent declaration, the Government of Canada declares, in accordance with Article 53 of the Convention, that, for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention, in New Brunswick the Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick is the relevant court for all matters within provincial jurisdiction.

 

 

Cape Verde

 

Form No. 11 (Declaration under Article 53)

 

The Republic of Cape Verde declares that all courts with competent jurisdiction under the laws of Cape Verde are the relevant courts for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

China

 

5. Declaration under Article 53 of the Convention: The intermediate people’s courts where the headquarters of relevant airlines of the PRC are located have jurisdictions over aircraft equipment leasing disputes covered by the Convention.

 

 

Congo: [Official translation; original version submitted in French]

 

The Republic of Congo declares that the Congolese courts are the relevant courts for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Costa Rica

 

Declaration under Article 53

 

The Government of the Republic of Costa Rica considers that the ordinary courts constitutionally established by law shall have the authority to hear and determine any dispute arising between the contracting parties or, failing that, the arbitration mechanism at the option of the same parties.

 

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Article 53

 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo declares that the Congolese courts and tribunals are competent for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

India

 

(v) Form No. 11 (Declaration under Article 53)

 

All the High Courts within their respective territorial jurisdiction are the relevant courts for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Indonesia

 

Indonesia declares that [all] courts with the competent jurisdiction under the laws of Indonesia are the relevant courts for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Kazakhstan

  

Form No. 11 (Declaration under Article 53) *

 

The Republic of Kazakhstan declares that relevant courts for purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention shall be all courts of the Republic of Kazakhstan that have jurisdiction over the relevant dispute in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

 

* [This declaration was notified to UNIDROIT by the Republic of Kazakhstan, as a subsequent declaration pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, on 16 November 2012, and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention it took effect on 1 June 2013.
See text of the previous declaration below.
[On 15 March 2011 the Republic of Kazakhstan notified UNIDROIT, pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, of the making of this subsequent declaration. In accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention, this subsequent declaration took effect on 1 October 2011.
On 16 November 2012 the Republic of Kazakhstan notified UNIDROIT, pursuant to Article 58(1) of the Convention, of the withdrawal of its subsequent declaration made on 15 March 2011. The withdrawal took effect on 1 June 2013.

Form No. 11 (Declaration under Article 53)

Courts of primary jurisdictions within their territorial jurisdiction are the relevant court(s) for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.]

 

 

Kenya

 

Kenya declares that, The High Court of Kenya and the Court of Appeal of Kenya are the relevant court(s) for the purposes of Article (1) and chapter XII of the convention.

 

 

Luxembourg: [Official translation; original version submitted in French]

 

The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg makes the following declarations without prejudice to the future exercise by the European Community of its competencies:

 

- pursuant to Article 53 of the Convention, the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg declares that the courts and tribunals with competence by virtue of applicable Luxembourg legislation relating to judicial organisation are competent for the purpose of the application of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Cape Town Convention;

 

 

Malawi

 

Form No. 11 (Declaration under Article 53)

 

The Republic of Malawi declares that, the High Court of Malawi and the Supreme Court of Appeal of Malawi are the relevant courts for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Malaysia

 

Malaysia declares that all courts with competent jurisdiction under the laws of Malaysia are the relevant courts for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Malta

 

Pursuant to Article 53 of the Convention, it is declared that the First Hall of the Civil Court is the relevant court for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Mexico

 

For the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention, the relevant courts will be the courts legally constituted and invested with the Mexican Judicial Power.

 

 

Mongolia

 

Mongolia declares that all courts with competent jurisdiction under the laws of Mongolia are the relevant court for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Myanmar

 

(iv) Form No. 11 (Declaration under Article 53)

 

The courts Kyauktada Township Court, Yangon Divisional Court are the relevant courts for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Netherlands

 

Pursuant to Article 53 of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba courts and tribunals with competence by virtue of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba legislation relating to judicial organization are competent for the purpose of the application of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

New Zealand

 

New Zealand declares, in accordance with Article 53, that the following courts are the relevant courts for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention:

 

the High Court, with right of appeal to the Court of Appeal and to the Supreme Court with leave of that Court.

 

 

Nigeria

  

The Federal Republic of Nigeria declares that the Federal High Court established under Section 249 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 is the relevant court for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention. *

 

* [This declaration was notified to UNIDROIT by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as a subsequent declaration pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, on 26 March 2007, and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention it took effect on  1 October 2007.]

 

Oman

 

All primary courts are the relevant court(s) for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Pakistan

 

Pakistan declares that the following court(s):

 

The High Court of Balochistan;

 

The Lahore High Court;

 

The Peshawar High Court; and

 

The High Court of Sindh

 

Within their respective territorial jurisdiction, are the relevant court(s) for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Panama

 

As to Article 53 of the Convention, in accordance with the internal laws of the Republic of Panama, the relevant courts are as follows:

 

- ordinary courts;

 

- administrative courts;

 

- the civil aviation authority;

 

- those advisory bodies exercising supervisory functions in respect of financial institutions and insurance companies (superintendencias);

 

- arbitral tribunals, 

 

subject to the powers vested in them by the internal laws of the Republic of Panama.

 

 

Russian Federation

 

Pursuant to Article 53 of the Convention, the Russian Federation declares that any dispute relating to the Convention and Protocol is to be resolved by the arbitration courts of the Russian Federation.

 

 

Rwanda

 

The Commercial Court and The Commercial High Court

 

are the relevant court(s) for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

San Marino

 

Declaration under Article 53 

 

Pursuant Article 53 of the Convention, the Republic of San Marino declares that the Single Court of the Republic of San Marino is the relevant court for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Senegal: [Official translation; original version submitted in French]

 

The Republic of Senegal declares that the Senegalese courts are the relevant courts for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

 

Sierra Leone 

 

Declaration under Article 53

 

The Republic of Sierra Leone declares that, the High Court of the Republic of Sierra Leone is the relevant court for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Singapore

 

Form No. 11 (Declaration under Article 53)

 

Singapore declares that the High Court of the Republic of Singapore is the relevant court for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

Spain: [Official translation; original version submitted in Spanish]

 

Declaration pursuant to Article 53:

 

The Kingdom of Spain declares that the all courts and competent authorities in accordance with the laws of the Kingdom of Spain will be the relevant courts for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention. *

 

*[On 27 November 2015, the Government of the Kingdom of Spain notified to UNIDROIT, pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, of the making of a subsequent declaration and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention, this subsequent declaration took effect on 1 June 2016.]

 

 

Togo: [Official translation; original version submitted in French]

 

Declaration pursuant to Article 53 *

 

The Togolese Republic declares that the Togolese courts are the relevant courts for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

* [This declaration was notified to UNIDROIT by the Republic of Togo, as a subsequent declaration pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, on 26 September 2011, and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention it took effect on 1 April 2012.]

 

 

Ukraine

 

For the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of this Convention the relevant “courts” are the courts of general jurisdiction.

 

 

United Arab Emirates

 

The United Arab Emirates declares that all primary courts within their respective territorial jurisdictions are the relevant court(s) for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

 

 

United Kingdom

 

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.

 

 

Viet Nam

 

The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam declares that the People’s Court at Provincial level are the relevant court(s) for the purposes of Article 1 and Chapter XII of the Convention.

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