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Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region

 

Article 21

RULES OF PROCEDURES AND FINANCIAL RULES

1. The Contracting Parties shall adopt rules of procedure for their
meetings.

2 The Contracting Parties shall adopt financial rules, prepared in
consultation with the Organization, to determine, in particular,
their financial participation in the co-operative activities
undertaken for the purposes of this Convention and of protocols
to which they are parties.

Article 22

SPECIAL EXERCISE OF THE RIGHT TO VOTE

In their fields of competence, the regional intergovernmental
integration organizations referred to in article 26 shall
exercise their right to vote with a number of votes equal
to the number of their member States which are Contracting
Parties to this Convention and to one or more protocols.
Such organizations shall not exercise their rights to vote
if the member States concerned exercise theirs and vice versa.

Article 23

TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION

The Contracting Parties shall transmit regularly to the Organization
information on the measures adopted by them in the implementation
of this Convention and of protocols to which they are parties, in
such form as the meetings of Contracting Parties may determine.

Article 24

Settlement of Disputes

1. In case of a dispute between Contracting Parties as to the
interpretation or application of this Convention or its protocols,
they shall seek a settlement of the dispute through negotiation
or any other peaceful means of their own choice.

2. If the Parties concerned cannot settle their dispute
through the means mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the
dispute shall, upon common agreement of the Parties concerned,
be submitted to arbitration under the conditions set out in
the Annex on Arbitration.

Article 25

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CONVENTION AND ITS PROTOCOLS

1. No State or regional intergovernmental integration
organization may become a Contracting Party to this Convention
unless it becomes at the same time a Contracting Party to at
least one protocol to the Convention. No State or regional
intergovernmental integration organization may become a
Contracting Party to a protocol unless it is, or becomes at
the same time, a Contracting Party to this Convention.

2. Decisions concerning any protocol shall be taken only
by the Contracting Parties to the protocol concerned.

Article 26

SIGNATURE

This Convention, the Protocol concerning Protected Areas
and Wild Fauna and Flora in the Eastern African Region and
the Protocol concerning Co-operation in Combating Marine
Pollution in Cases of Emergency in the Eastern African
Region shall be open for signature
at Nairobi from 21 June 1985 to 20 June 1986
by any State invited as a participant to the Conference
of Plenipotentiaries on the Protection, Management
and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment
of the Eastern African Region, held at Nairobi
from 17 June 1985 to 21 June 1985. They shall also
be open for signature between the same dates by any
regional intergovernmental integration organization
exercising competence in fields covered by the
Convention and such protocols and having at least one
member State which belongs to the Eastern African
region, provided that such regional organization has
been invited to participate in the Conference of
Plenipotentiaries.

Article 27

RATIFICATION, ACCEPTANCE AND APPROVAL

This Convention and its protocols shall be subject to
ratification, acceptance or approval by the States and
organizations referred to in article 26. Instruments
of ratification, acceptance or approval shall be
deposited with the Government of the Republic of
Kenya which will assume the functions of Depositary.

Article 28

ACCESSION

1. This Convention and its protocols shall be open
for accession by the States and organizations referred
to in article 26 as from the day following the date on
which the Convention or the protocol concerned is
closed for signature.

2. After the entry into force of this Convention
and of any protocol, any State or regional intergovernmental
integration organization not referred to in article 26 may
accede to the Convention and to any protocol, subject to
prior approval by three-fourths of the Contracting Parties
to the Convention or the protocol concerned.

3. Instruments of accession shall be deposited
with the Depositary.

Article 29

ENTRY INTO FORCE

1. This Convention shall enter into force on the
same date as the first protocol entering into force

2. Any protocol to this Convention, except as
otherwise provided in such protocol, shall enter
into force on the ninetieth day following the date
of deposit of the sixth instrument of ratification,
acceptance, or approval of, or accession to, such
protocol by the States referred to in article 26.

3. Thereafter, this Convention and any protocol
shall enter into force with respect to any State or
organization referred to in article 26 or article 28
on the ninetieth day following the date of deposit
of its instruments of ratification, acceptance,
approval or accession.

Article 30

WITHDRAWAL

1. At any time after three years from the date of
entry into force of this Convention with respect to a
Contracting Party, that Contracting Party may withdraw
from this Convention by giving written notification
to the Depositary.

2. Except as may be otherwise provided in any protocol
to this Convention, any Contracting Party may, at any time
after three years from the date of entry into force of
such protocol with respect to that Contracting Party,
withdraw from such protocol by giving written notification
to the Depositary.

3. Withdrawal shall take effect one year after the date on
which notification of withdrawal is received by the Depositary.

4. Any Contracting Party which withdraws from this
Convention shall be considered as also having withdrawn
from any protocol to which it was a Contracting Party.

5. Any Contracting Party which, upon its withdrawal from
a protocol, is no longer a Contracting Party to any protocol
to this Convention, shall be considered as also having
withdrawn from the Convention itself.

Article 31

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPOSITARY

1. The Depositary shall inform the signatories and the
Contracting Parties, as well as the Organization, of:

(a) the signature of this Convention and of its protocols
and the deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance,
approval or accession;

(b) the date on which the Convention or any protocol
will come into force for each Contracting Party;

(c) Notification of withdrawal and the date on which it
will take effect;

(d) the amendments adopted with respect to the Convention
or to any protocol, their acceptance by the Contracting
Parties and the date of their entry into force;

(e) all matters relating to new annexes and to the
amendment of any annex.

2. The original of this Convention and of any
protocol shall be deposited with the Depositary, the
Government of the Republic of Kenya, which shall send certified
copies thereof to the Signatories, the Contracting Parties
and the Organization.

3. As soon as the Convention or any protocol enters into
force, the Depositary shall transmit a certified copy of the
instrument concerned to the Secretary-General of the United
Nations for registration and publication in accordance with
Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations .

In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorized by
their respective Governments, have signed this Convention.

Done at Nairobi this twenty-first day of June one thousand
nine hundred and eighty-five in single copy in the English
and French languages. the two texts being equally authentic.

Conclusion

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Charter of the United Nations, Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region, Settlement of Disputes.

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