On 27 July 2015 United Kingdom’s instruments of ratification to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment were deposited with UNIDROIT. The United Kingdom made declarations under Articles 39(1)(a)-(b), 39(4), 52, 53 and 54(2) of the Convention, and under Articles XXIX, XXX(1), XXX(2) and XXX(3) of the Aircraft Protocol. The Convention and the Aircraft Protocol will enter into force for the United Kingdom on 1 November 2015.
The instruments were deposited by Mr Jonathan Marshall, the Justice and Home Affairs Counsellor at the British Embassy in Rome. "The United Kingdom's approach to the ratification of treaties on private law matters is known for being highly prudent and pragmatic", the Secretary-General said at the occasion. "We see in the United Kingdom ratification of the Cape Town Convention and the Aircraft protocol another demonstration of both the high quality of this Convention as well as the tangible economic benefits it generates."
With the deposit of the United Kingdom instruments, the Cape Town Convention now has 68 contracting states and one regional economic integration organisation and the Aircraft protocol has 59 contracting states and one regional economic integration organisation. Further details about the Convention and Aircraft Protocol are available at the "Depositary Functions of UNIDROIT" page.