List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 071
Status as of: 29/5/2015
Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 27 February 1995, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 27 February 1995 - Or. Fr.
Italy designates as central authority, in application of Article 3 of the Convention:
"MINISTERO DI GRAZIA E GIUSTIZIA
Ufficio centrale per la giustizia minorile
Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 2 December 1976, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on the same day - Or. Fr.
The Government of Turkey, while ratifying the European Convention on the Repatriation of Minors, declares that it does not consider itself bound to carry out the provisions of the said Convention in relation to the Greek Cypriot Administration, which is not constitutionally entitled to represent alone the Republic of Cyprus.
[The Notification of the above reservation mentioned the Decision taken by the Committee of Ministers in February 1976, at the 254th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies. This Decision concerns an identical reservation, made by the Turkish Government when ratifying seven conventions and agreements on 19 December 1975, and reads as follows :
In the light of the foregoing discussion, and referring solely to the procedural aspects of the deposit of the seven instruments of ratification,
Considered that the Secretary General should proceed, with effect from 19 December 1975 to the registration of these instruments of ratification as presented by the Permanent Representative of Turkey by letters dated 19 December 1975 and notify the Governments of member States thereof, it being understood that the registration of reservations by the Secretary General has no effect on their validity.
The above decision will in no way affect the position of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe."]