Under Article 62(1) of the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment UNIDROIT is designated as Depositary of the Convention. The functions of the Depositary are set out in the Convention (Article 62(2)).



Declarations arranged by article deposited under the Convention


Declarations Matrix



 The following information is provided for the assistance of States that contemplate becoming Contracting States to the Convention:



Advantages for Contracting States


Declarations Memorandum in pdf  in Word


Model Instruments of Ratification, Acceptance, Approval, Accession 




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Principal Legal Officer and Treaty Depositary

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Email Update Service


UNIDROIT provides an email update service to provide email notifications whenever the status lists for the Cape Town Convention and its Protocols have been updated. For further details, including information on how to subscribe, see the Email Update Service page.



Depositary reports


As Depositary, UNIDROIT publishes Depositary reports pursuant to Article 61(1) of the Convention and the related Articles of the equipment-specific Protocols.


Convention and Aircraft Protocol: 2006, 2007, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2012-2013, 2014-2016,