The Acts and Proceedings of the Cape Town Diplomatic Conference are available for purchase from UNIDROIT. They form a companion to the Official Commentary on the Convention and Aircraft Protocol.
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The Diplomatic Conference to adopt a Mobile Equipment Convention and an Aircraft Protocol was held, under the joint auspices of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), at the invitation of the Government of South Africa, in Cape Town from 29 October to 16 November 2001.
68 States and 14 international Organisations attended the diplomatic Conference.
The following 53 States signed the Final Act at the closing ceremony of the diplomatic Conference: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malawi, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tonga, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.
UNIDROIT was designated Depositary of the Convention under Article 62 (1) thereof.
The Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment (the Aircraft Protocol) was drafted and adopted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.
UNIDROIT was designated Depositary of the Aircraft Protocol under Article XXXVII (1) thereof.
Reproduction of the texts of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment and the Consolidated text, other than for personal use, may require authorisation as detailed in the note at the end of each text.
The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) is an independent intergovernmental Organisation with its seat in the Villa Aldobrandini in Rome. Its purpose is to study needs and methods for modernising, harmonising and co-ordinating private and in particular commercial law as between States and groups of States and to formulate uniform law instruments, principles and rules to achieve those objectives.