United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg, 1978) (the "Hamburg Rules")
Text - Explanatory Note
Adopted by a diplomatic conference on 31 March 1978, the Convention establishes a uniform legal regime governing the rights and obligations of shippers, carriers and consignees under a contract of carriage of goods by sea. The Convention entered into force on 1 November 1992.
General Assembly resolution
Explanatory documentation prepared for Commonwealth jurisdictions, 1989 / H M Joko Smart (published by the Commonwealth Secretariat)