Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 1988 (SUA 1988)

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: Rome, Italy
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 01/03/1992

Category

Transport and telecommunications

Sub category

Maritime transport

Groups

IMO

What is it about?

The main purpose of the 1988 Convention is to ensure that participating states take appropriate action against persons committing unlawful acts against ships. These include the seizure of ships by force; acts of violence against persons on board ships; and the placing of devices on board a ship which are likely to destroy or damage it.

Why is it relevant?

The Convention encourages trade in ratifying states by implementing security measures to prevent the unlawful acts which otherwise hinder trade. The Convention obliges contracting governments either to extradite or prosecute alleged offenders.

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CountryRatification date
Afghanistan23/09/2003
Albania19/07/2002
Algeria11/02/1998
Andorra17/07/2006
Antigua and Barbuda12/10/2009
Argentina17/08/1993
Armenia08/06/2005
Australia19/02/1993
Austria28/11/1989
Azerbaijan26/01/2004
Bahamas25/10/2005
Bahrain21/10/2005
Bangladesh09/06/2005
Barbados06/05/1994
Belarus04/12/2002
Belgium11/04/2005
Benin31/08/2005
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)13/02/2002
Bosnia and Herzegovina28/07/2003
Botswana14/09/2000
Brazil25/10/2005
Brunei Darussalam04/12/2003
Bulgaria08/07/1999
Burkina Faso15/01/2004
Cambodia18/08/2006
Canada18/06/1993
Cape Verde13/01/2003
Chile20/08/1991
China20/08/1991
Comoros06/03/2008
Congo28/05/2015
Costa Rica25/03/2003
Cote d'Ivoire23/03/2012
Croatia18/08/2005
Cuba20/11/2001
Cyprus02/02/2000
Czech Republic10/12/2004
Denmark25/08/1995
Djibouti09/06/2004
Dominica31/08/2001
Dominican Republic03/07/2008
Ecuador10/03/2003
Egypt08/01/1993
El Salvador07/12/2000
Equatorial Guinea15/01/2004
Estonia15/02/2002
Ethiopia29/07/2013
Fiji21/05/2008
Finland12/11/1998
France02/12/1991
Gambia01/11/1991
Georgia11/08/2006
Germany06/11/1990
Ghana01/11/2002
Greece11/06/1993
Grenada09/01/2002
Guatemala26/08/2009
Guinea01/02/2005
Guinea-Bissau14/10/2008
Guyana02/01/2003
Honduras17/05/2005
Hungary09/11/1989
Iceland28/05/2002
India15/10/1999
Iran30/10/2009
Iraq21/03/2014
Ireland10/09/2004
Israel06/01/2009
Italy26/01/1998
Jamaica17/08/2005
Japan24/04/1998
Jordan02/07/2004
Kazakhstan24/11/2003
Kenya21/01/2002
Kiribati17/11/2005
Kuwait30/06/2003
Lao People's Democratic Republic20/03/2012
Latvia04/12/2002
Lebanon16/12/1994
Lesotho07/11/2011
Liberia05/10/1995
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya08/08/2002
Liechtenstein08/11/2002
Lithuania30/01/2003
Luxembourg05/01/2011
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)07/08/2007
Madagascar15/09/2006
Malawi10/01/2014
Maldives25/02/2014
Mali29/04/2002
Malta20/11/2001
Marshall Islands29/11/1994
Mauritania17/01/2008
Mauritius03/08/2004
Mexico13/05/1994
Micronesia (Federated States of)16/02/2003
Moldova11/10/2005
Monaco25/01/2002
Mongolia22/11/2005
Montenegro03/06/2006
Morocco08/01/2002
Mozambique08/01/2003
Myanmar19/09/2003
Namibia10/07/2004
Nauru11/08/2005
Netherlands05/03/1992
New Zealand10/07/1999
Nicaragua04/07/2007
Niger24/02/2004
Nigeria24/02/2004
Norway18/04/1991
Oman24/09/1990
Pakistan20/09/2000
Palau02/12/2001
Panama03/07/2002
Paraguay12/11/2004
Peru19/07/2001
Philippines06/01/2004
Poland25/06/1991
Portugal05/01/1996
Qatar18/09/2003
Republic of Korea14/05/2003
Romania02/06/1993
Russian Federation04/05/2001
Saint Kitts and Nevis17/01/2002
Saint Lucia20/05/2004
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines09/10/2001
Samoa18/05/2004
San Marino15/12/2014
Sao Tome and Principe10/03/1988
Saudi Arabia02/02/2006
Senegal09/08/2004
Serbia03/06/2006
Seychelles24/01/1989
Singapore03/02/2004
Slovakia08/12/2000
Slovenia18/07/2003
South Africa08/07/2005
Spain07/07/1989
Sri Lanka04/09/2000
Sudan22/05/2000
Swaziland17/04/2003
Sweden13/09/1990
Switzerland12/03/1993
Syrian Arab Republic24/03/2003
Tajikistan12/08/2005
Togo10/03/2003
Tonga06/12/2002
Trinidad and Tobago27/07/1989
Tunisia06/03/1998
Turkey06/03/1998
Turkmenistan08/06/1999
Tuvalu02/12/2005
Uganda11/11/2003
Ukraine21/04/1994
United Arab Emirates15/09/2005
United Kingdom03/05/1991
United Republic of Tanzania11/05/2005
United States of America06/12/1994
Uruguay10/08/2001
Uzbekistan25/09/2000
Vanuatu18/02/1999
Viet Nam12/07/2000
Yemen30/06/2000
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
19881
19895
19903
19919
19921
19937
19946
19953
19961
19986
19995
200010
20018
200217
200320
200417
200520
20067
20072
20085
20094
20112
20122
20131
20144
20151
Total167
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