Under Article XLVIII(1) of the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Space Assets UNIDROIT is designated as Depositary of the Protocol. The functions of the Depository are set out in the Space Protocol (Art. XLVIII(2)). 


Declarations deposited under the Space Protocol



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


Advantages for Contracting States 


Model Instruments of Ratification, Acceptance, Approval, Accession


Declarations Memorandum in pdf in word




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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 will publish Depositary reports pursuant to Article 61(1) of the Convention and Article XLVII(1) of the Space Protocol.