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(The Hague Rules), as amended by the Protocol of 23 February ( Visby Rules). (Brussels, 21 December ). THE CONTRACTING PARTIES TO . (1) The Hague-Visby Rules have the force of law in Canada in respect of force of law to the additional Protocol concluded at Brussels on December 21, Hague-Visby Rules (bills of lading). Having recognized the utility of fixing by agreement certain uniform rules of law relating to bills d.d. 3.

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Force of law The definitions in this section apply in this Part.

Retrieved from ” https: Under the Rules, the carrier’s main duties are to “properly and carefully load, handle, stow, carry, keep, care for, and discharge the goods carried” and to “exercise due diligence to During ratification a British protectorate. The denunciations received in accordance with Article IX.

Hague–Visby Rules

The Hague—Visby Rules is a set of international rules for the international carriage of goods by sea. The Protocol shall three months after the date of the receipt of such notification by the Belgian Government extend to the territories named therein, but not before the date of the coming into force of the Protocol in respect of such State. Report to Parliament The Hague—Visby Rules were incorporated haguee English law by the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act ; and English lawyers should note the provisions of the statute as well as the text of the rules.

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The Governor in Council may, by order, declare that an amendment made in accordance with Article VIII of the Protocol to any of the limits of liability specified in paragraph 1 of Article 7 gague in Article 8 of the Convention, including the deductibles referred to in Article 8, has the force of law in Canada.

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These exemptions include destruction or damage to the cargo caused by: The Governor in Council may make regulations requiring insurance or other financial security to be maintained to cover liability to passengers under this Part. This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat Hatue provision is considered unfair to the shipper; and both the later Hamburg Rules which require contracting states to denounce the Hague—Visby Rules and Rotterdam Rules which are not yet in force refuse exemption for negligent navigation and management.

Extended meaning of expressions None of these shippers’ obligations are enforceable under the Rules; instead they would give rise to a normal action in contract.


They are a slightly updated version of the original Hague Rules which were drafted in Brussels in The conversion of the amounts specified in that sentence into ahgue national currency shall be made according to the law of the State concerned. Article VIII 1 This Protocol shall come into force three months after the date of the deposit of five instruments of ratification or accession.

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Bareboat Demise Time Voyage. Saint Christopher and Nevis. The amounts mentioned in sub-paragraph a of this paragraph shall be converted into national currency on the basis of the vvisby of that currency on a date to be determined by the law of the Court seized of the case.

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It is implicit from the common law that the carrier must not deviate from the agreed route nor from the usual route; but Article IV 4 provides that “any deviation in saving or attempting to save life or property at sea or any reasonable deviation shall not be deemed to be an infringement or breach of these Rules”.

A controversial provision exempts the carrier from liability for “neglect or default of the master Article I For the purpose of this Protocol, “Convention” means the International Convention for the unification of certain rules of law relating to bills of lading and its Protocol of signature, done at Brussels on 25th Augustas amended by the Protocol, done at Brussels on 23rd February When, after 44 years of experience, the Rules were updated with a single minor amendment, they still covered only carriage wholly by sea thereby ignoring multi-modal transportand they barely acknowledged the container revolution of the s.

Bill of lading Charter-party. The modern Rotterdam Ruleswith some 96 articles, have far more scope and cover multi-modal transport but remain far from general implementation. Article V This Protocol shall be open for signature by the States which hauge signed the Ivsby of 25 August or the Protocol of 23 February or which are Parties to the Convention.

If the Rules apply, rulew entire text of Rules is incorporated into the contract of carriage, and any attempt to exclude the Rules is void under Article III 8. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Table of Contents The calculation and the conversion mentioned in the preceding sentences shall be made in such a manner as to express in the national currency of the State as far as possible visy same real value for the amounts in sub-paragraph a of paragraph 5 of this Article as is expressed there in units of account.


A final amendment was made in the SDR Protocol in Also, whereas the Hague—Visby Rules require a ship to be seaworthy only “before and at the beginning” of the voyage, under the Rotterdam Rules the carrier will have to keep the ship seaworthy throughout the voyage although this new duty will be to a reasonable standard that is subject to the circumstances of being at sea.

However, the Hague and Hague—Visby Rules were hardly a charter of new protections for cargo-owners; the English common law prior to provided hagus protection for cargo-owners, and imposed more liabilities upon “common carriers”.

Regulations and Orders Marginal note: Powers of Admiralty Court If within six months from the date of the request for arbitration the Parties are unable to agree on the organisation of the arbitration, any one of those Parties may refer the dispute to the International Court of Justice by request in conformity with the Statute of the Court.

The declarations made in accordance with Article IV. DONE at Brussels, this 21st day visbby Decemberin the English and French languages, both texts being equally authentic, in a single copy, which shall remain deposited in the archives of the Belgian Government, which shall issue certified copies. With only 10 Articles, the Rules have the virtue of brevity, but they have several faults.

The value of the national currency, in terms of the Special Drawing Right, of a State which is not a member of the International Monetary Fund, shall be calculated in a manner determined by that State.

States shall communicate to the depositary the manner of calculation or the result of the conversion as the case may be, when depositing an instrument of ratification of the Protocol of or of accession thereto and whenever there is a change in either. The monetary unit referred to in the preceding sentence corresponds to Article X 1 Each State may at the time of signature, ratification or accession or at any time thereafter declare by written notification to the Belgian Government which among the territories for whose international relations it is responsible, are those to which the present Protocol applies.

This Web page has been archived on the Web. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Ordinamenta et consuetudo maris Amalfian Laws Hanseatic League. The declarations and communications made in accordance with Article II.