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DECLARATIONS

LODGED BY THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA UNDER THE CAPE TOWN CONVENTION
AT THE TIME OF THE DEPOSIT OF ITS INSTRUMENT OF ACCESSION

 

 

Declaration under Article 39(1)(a)

 

Pursuant to Article 39(1)(a) of the Convention, the Republic of Namibia declares that the following non-consensual rights and interests shall prevail over any international interest registered in accordance with the Convention, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings:

 

- Any sums due from or capable of being demanded from the debtor by way of salaries, pensions and other social security benefits and employment allowances owed in respect of employees of that debtor;

 

- Any sums due from or capable of being levied from the debtor by way of fiscal and para-fiscal contributions owed in respect of employees of that debtor;

 

- Any sums due from or capable of being levied from the debtor by way of taxes, duties or contributions payable to the Namibian Government or to the decentralised bodies to collect revenue, in accordance with Namibian laws; and

 

- The right of the Republic of Namibia to arrest, attach or confiscate mobile equipment and aircraft objects in the event of breach of customs or criminal laws of the Republic of Namibia.

 

 

Declaration under Article 39(1)(b)

 

Pursuant to Article 39(1)(b) of the Convention, the Republic of Namibia declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its rights or that of any entity of the Republic of Namibia, any intergovernmental organisation or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under Namibian laws for payment of amounts owed to any such entity, organisation or provider directly relating to the services by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Declaration under Article 39(4)

 

Pursuant to Article 39(4) of the Convention, the Republic of Namibia declares that a right or interest of a category covered by a declaration under Article 39(1)(b) has priority over an international interest registered prior to the date of deposit of its instrument of accession.

 

 

Declaration under Article 54(2)

 

Pursuant to Article 54(2) of the Convention, the Republic of Namibia declares that all remedies available to the creditor under the Convention or the related Protocol which are not expressed under the relevant provision thereof to require leave of the court, may be exercised with leave of the court.

 

 

Declaration under Article 55

 

In respect of Article 13(1)(a), (b) or (c) of the Convention, the Republic of Namibia declares that “speedy relief” shall mean sixty (60) court days.

 

 

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Declarations lodged by the Republic of Namibia under the Aircraft Protocol

 

 

   

  

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