||<p>37 countries have ratified the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic
Treaty and its first five annexes. This comprises all 29 Consultative Parties, i.e.
those with voting rights at the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, and eight non-Consultative
Parties. In addition, twelve Consultative Parties have ratified Annex VI of the Environmental
Protocol on liability arising from an environmental emergency. A further three Consultative
Parties have notified of their progress towards ratification of Annex VI. Annex VI
will come into force when ratified by all 28 Consultative Parties that were entitled
to attend the twenty-eighth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.</p>