List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 021

European Convention on the Equivalence of Periods of University Study

Status as of: 3/9/2014

 

    Belgium :


Reservation made by the Belgian representative at the time of the forty-third meeting of the Ministers'Deputies [CM/Del(56)43 - 3 to 6 December 1956] - Or. Engl./Fr - and withdrawn at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 5 June 1972

The Belgian representative said that his Government would sign the Convention subject to the provisions of the law of 2 July 1956, prescribing that the equivalence to be granted for periods of study spent abroad should be determined by commissions. It would, nevertheless, recommend these commissions to comply with the terms of the Convention as fully as possible.   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 5 June 1972 - Or. Fr.

When depositing the instrument of ratification, the Permanent Representative declared on behalf of his Government that these Conventions and this Protocol [Note by the Secretariat: ETS Nos 21, 32 and 49] are ratified subject to the effective application of reciprocity by each of the member States in respect of Belgian diplomas, certificates and periods of study.
Period covered: 5/6/1972 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Greece :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representation of Greece, dated 6 July 1994, registered at the Secretariat General, on 7 July 1994 - Or. Fr.

The Government of the Hellenic Republic declares that the accession of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the Conventions of the Council of Europe to which the Hellenic Republic is a Contracting Party does not imply the recognition of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia by the Hellenic Republic.
Period covered: 7/7/1994 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Netherlands :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 10 December 1959 - Or. Fr.

We approve herewith, for the Kingdom in Europe, in respect of all the provisions contained therein, the European Convention on the Equivalence of Periods of University Study of 15 December 1956.
Period covered: 10/12/1959 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Switzerland :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, dated 25 April 1991, handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature and of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 25 April 1991 - Or. Fr.

Although the Convention does not contain a specific provision for denunciation, the Swiss Federal Council considers it may be denounced, by virtue of Article 56 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 23 May 1969.
Period covered: 25/4/1991 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration contained in a letter from the Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, dated 25 April 1991, handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature and of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 25 April 1991 - Or. Fr.

The Swiss Federal Council declares that the competence of cantons in the field of education, as established by the Federal Constitution, as well as the autonomy of universities are reserved for the implementation of the Convention.
Period covered: 25/4/1991 -
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    United Kingdom :


Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 18 September 1957 - Or. Engl.

On depositing this day on behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the instrument of ratification of the European Convention on the Equivalence of Periods of University Study which was signed at Paris on 15 December 1956, I am directed by Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to inform you that, while the said instrument is in respect of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland only, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland interpret paragraph 5 of Article 9 as permitting them to extend the application of the said Convention at any time hereafter to any territory for whose international relations they are responsible.
Period covered: 18/9/1957 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 20 December 1995, registered at the Secretariat General on 5 January 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 5, of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that the Convention shall apply to the Isle of Man.
Period covered: 5/1/1996 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9

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