Decision ID: 001549

In February 2004 the 1971 Fund Administrative Council noted that the Fund’s lawyer in Venezuela had advised the Fund that in accordance with Venezuelan procedural law the criminal action against the master of the Nissos Amorgos was time-barred, since under Venezuelan law, a final sentence would have to be delivered within four and half years of the date of the criminal act.

Date: 01.02.2004
Category: Time bar provisions
Subjects: Interpretation/application of the time-bar provisions in Article VIII of the 1969 and 1992 Civil Liability Conventions and Article 6 of the 1971 and 1992 Fund Conventions, Time bar provisions in national law