(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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A final amendment was made in the SDR Protocol in State Party to the Convention Hague-Visby Rules Marginal note: The conversion of the amounts specified in that sentence into the national currency shall be made according to the law of the State concerned.

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”.

Bareboat Demise Time Voyage. The notifications with regard to the territorial application in accordance with Article X.

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 hage thereto and whenever there is a change in either.

The Hague—Visby Rules is a set of international rules for the international carriage of goods by sea. Release of ships, etc. Also, although Ru,es III 4 declares a bill of lading to be a mere “prima facie evidence of the receipt by the carrier of the goods”, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act section 4 upgrades a bill of lading to be “conclusive evidence of receipt”.

Powers of Admiralty Court None of these shippers’ obligations jague enforceable under the Rules; instead they would give rise to a normal action in contract. The Minister shall, before January 1, and every five years afterwards, consider whether the Hague-Visby Hagye should be replaced by the Hamburg Rules and cause a report setting out the results of that consideration to be laid before each House of Parliament.

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If the Rules apply, the entire text of Rules is incorporated into the contract of 199, and any attempt to exclude the Rules is void under Article III 8. Article VI 1 This Protocol shall be ratified.

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This page was viisby edited on 23 Novemberat These exemptions include destruction or damage to the cargo caused by: Article VIII 1 This Protocol shall come into force three months after the date of the deposit of five instruments of ratification or accession.


Amendment of limits This Web page has been archived on the Web. The Hague—Visby Rules were incorporated into 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.

Article IV 1 Each Contracting Party may at the time of signature or ratification of this Protocol or of accession thereto, declare that it does not consider itself bound by Article III.

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The amounts mentioned in sub-paragraph a of this paragraph shall be converted into national currency on the basis of the value of that currency on a date to be determined by the law of the Court seized of the case.

DONE at Brussels, this 21st day of 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. Article II 1 Article 4, paragraph 5 a of the Convention is replaced by the following: 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 By contrast, the shipper has fewer obligations mostly implicitnamely: Force of law Extended meaning of expressions JohnsonL.

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 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.

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Also, whereas the Hague—Visby Rules require 19779 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.

With only 10 Articles, the Rules have the virtue hagu brevity, but they have several faults. 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 or in Article 8 of the Riles, including the deductibles referred to in Article 8, has the force of law in Canada.


If within six months from the date of the request for arbitration the Parties are unable to agree on the rlues 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. This 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.

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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 the same real value for the amounts in sub-paragraph a of paragraph 5 of this Article as is expressed there in units of account. This denunciation shall take effect one year after the date on which notification thereof has been received by the Belgian Government.

Report to Parliament Nevertheless, a State which is not a member of the International Monetary Fund and whose law does not permit the application of the provisions of the preceding sentences may, at the time of ratification of the Protocol of or accession thereto or at any time thereafter, declare rulees the rlues of liability provided for in this Convention to be applied in its territory shall be fixed as follows: Views Read Edit View history.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Nothing in this Part affects the operation of any other Part of this Act, or sections, and of the Canada Shipping Actor a provision of any other Act or regulation that limits the liability of owners of ships. The carrier’s duties are not “strict”, but require only a reasonable standard of professionalism and care; and Article IV allows the carrier a wide range of situations exempting them from liability on a cargo claim.

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.