The Republic of the Gambia has become the 117th Member State of the 1992 Fund after the 1992 Civil Liability and Fund Conventions entered into force for the State on 30 October 2020.
The Gambia already has a history with the IOPC Funds having been Party to the 1971 Fund Convention until it ceased to be in force in May 2002. However, it was one of the few States which did not accede to the new 1992 Fund Convention at the time and therefore, had ceased to be covered by the IOPC Funds. The Gambia was also one out of seven remaining States Parties to the 1969 CLC only.
The Funds’ Director, José Maura, is delighted to welcome the Gambia to the 1992 Fund and has expressed how pleased he is that the country can once again benefit from the full protection that the international liability and compensation regime offers against the financial risk of oil pollution incidents.
For a full list of the IOPC Funds membership and a map displaying the coverage of the international liability and compensation regime in general, please visit the Membership section.