Sea Pollution (Hazardous Substances) (Compensation) Act 2005


Convention of 1996

Convention to have force of law.

8.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Convention (other than Article 48 in so far as it relates to paragraph 1 of Article 9) shall have the force of law in the State and judicial notice shall be taken thereof.

(2) Where the Convention requires the State to impose a duty on any person the duty concerned shall, by virtue of subsection (1), be deemed to be so imposed.

(3) For convenience of reference, the text, in the English language, of the Convention is set out in Schedule 1.