LODGED BY THE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE UNDER
THE CAPE TOWN CONVENTION AT THE TIME OF THE DEPOSIT OF ITS INSTRUMENT OF ACCESSION
Mandatory specific opt-in declaration under Article 39(1)(a)
In accordance with Article 39 of the Cape Town Convention, Sierra Leone declares that all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under Sierra Leone law have and will in the future have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall to that extent have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.
General opt-in declaration under Article 39(1)(b)
The Republic of Sierra Leone declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect the right of Sierra Leone or that of any State entity thereof, any intergovernmental organization, or other private provider of public services in Sierra Leone to arrest or detain an aircraft object under Sierra Leone law for payment of amounts owed to Sierra Leone, any such entity, organization, or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object or another object.
Opt-in declaration under Article 40
The Republic of Sierra Leone declares that consensual rights or rights of judgment creditors are a category of non-consensual rights or interests and shall be registerable under the Convention as regards any category of object as if the rights or interests were an international interest and shall be regulated accordingly.
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.
Mandatory declaration under Article 54(2)
The Republic of Sierra Leone declares that any remedies available to a creditor under the Convention which are not expressed under the relevant provision thereof to require application to court may be exercised without leave of the court.
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.