INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR COMPENSATION FOR OIL POLLUTION DAMAGE 1971 AS AMENDED (RATIFICATION AND ENFORCEMENT) ACT

CHAPTER 130

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN
INTERNA TlONAL FUND FOR COMPENSATION FOR OIL POLLUTION
DAMAGE 1971 AS AMENDED (RATIFICATION AND ENFORCEMENT) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION
I. Enforcement of the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund
for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage.
3. Citation.

SCHEDULE
CHAPTER 130

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR COMPENSATION FOR OIL POLLUTION
DAMAGE 1971 AS AMENDED (RATIFICATION AND ENFORCEMENT) ACT

An Act to enable effect to be given in the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage 1971 as amended; and for related matters.

[22nd December, 2006]

[Commencement. ]

WHEREAS a Convention entitled “the International Convention on the Establishment of
an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage 1971” as thereafter
amended in 1976, 1992 and 2000 (in this Act referred to as “the Fund Convention”)
has been duly adopted by divers countries;

AND WHEREAS the Federal Republic of Nigeria has acceded and ratified the Fund
Convention;
AND WHEREAS it is necessary and expedient to make legislative provisions for the
enforcement in the Federal Republic of Nigeria of the said Fund Convention;
NOW THEREFORE IT IS:
ENACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

1. Enforcement of International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage

As from the commencement of this Act, the provisions of the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage 1971 as amended set out in the Schedule to this Act, shall subject as thereunder provided have the force of law in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and shall be given full
recognition and effect and be applied by all authorities and persons exercising legislative, executive or judicial powers in Nigeria.

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