List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 090

European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism

Status as of: 1/10/2014

 

    Azerbaijan :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 11 February 2004 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it will be unable to guarantee compliance with the provisions of the Convention in its territories occupied by the Republic of Armenia until these territories are liberated from that occupation (the schematic map of the occupied territories is available here).
Period covered: 12/5/2004 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 11 February 2004 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 13 of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan reserves the right to refuse extradition in respect of any offence mentioned in Article 1 which it considers to be a political offence.
Period covered: 12/5/2004 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 13

 

    Belgium :


Reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 31 October 1985 - Or. Fr.

The Belgian Government referring to Article 13.1 of the Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism, declares as follows :

With the exception of offences committed upon the taking of hostages and other connected offences, Belgium reserves the right to refuse extradition in respect of any offence, mentioned in Article 1, which it considers to be a political offence, an offence connected with a political offence or an offence inspired by political motives; in these cases, Belgium undertakes to take into due consideration, when evaluating the character of the offence, its particularly serious aspects, including :
a. that it created a collective danger to the life, physical integrity or liberty of persons; or,
b. that it affected persons foreign to the motives behind it; or
c. that cruel or vicious means have been used in the commission of the offence.
Period covered: 1/2/1986 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 1


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Belgium, dated 31 October 1985, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 31 October 1985 – Or. Fr.

The Government of Belgium, like the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, regards the reservation made by Portugal with regard to the European Convention on 27 January 1977 on the Suppression of Terrorism as incompatible with the meaning and purpose of the Convention. As the Government of the Federal Republic has stated, this reservation has no basis in the Convention which is not an extradition treaty. The object of the Convention is to prevent or restrict the requested State's invoking the political nature of an offence in order to oppose an extradition request. The matter of extradition is governed, as between Belgium and Portugal, by the Convention of 8 March 1875 and additional Conventions of 16 December 1881 and 9 August 1961.

The present declaration shall not be interpreted as preventing the entry into force of the European Convention between Belgium and Portugal.
Period covered: 1/2/1986 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Croatia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 15 January 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 13, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Croatia reserves the right to refuse extradition in respect of any offence mentioned in Article 1 of the Convention, which it considers to be a political offence, or an offence inspired by political motives. In these cases, the Republic of Croatia undertakes to take into due consideration, when evaluating the character of the offence, any particularly serious aspects of the offence, including:

a. that it created a collective danger to the life, physical integrity or liberty of persons, or
b. that it affected persons foreign to the motives behind it, or
c. that cruel or vicious means have been used in the commission of the offence.
Period covered: 16/4/2003 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 13

 

    Cyprus :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 February 1979 - Or. Engl.

When depositing this instrument of ratification, the Permanent Representative declares that the Republic of Cyprus makes the following Reservation in accordance with Article 13.1 of this Convention :

"The Government of the Republic of Cyprus reserves the right to refuse extradition in respect of any offence mentioned in Article 1 which it considers to be a political offence."
Period covered: 27/5/1979 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 1


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 February 1979 - Or. Engl.

With respect to Article 7 of the Convention and purusant to the Republic of Cyprus the Extension of Jurisdiction of National Courts with respect to certain Terrorist Offences Law of 1979 which has been enacted by the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus on the 18th January 1979, the national courts of Cyprus can prosecute a person suspected to have committed an offence mentioned in Article 1 of this Convention.
Period covered: 27/5/1979 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 7


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 February 1979 - Or. Engl.

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus wishes to notify that its reservations and declarations made on 22nd January 1971 when depositing its Instrument of Ratification with regard to the European Convention on Extradition of 13th December 1957 are still valid."
Period covered: 27/5/1979 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 7

 

    Denmark :


Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 27 June 1978 Or. Fr.

Provisionally, the Convention does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Period covered: 28/9/1978 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12

 

    Estonia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 27 March 1997 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Estonia, in accordance with Article 13, paragraph 1, of the Convention, and subject to the conditions thereof, reserves the right to refuse extradition in respect of any offence mentioned in Article 1 of the Convention which it considers to be a political offence or an offence connected with a political offence.
Period covered: 28/6/1997 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 1

 

    France :


Declaration made at the time of signature, on 27 January 1977 - Or. Fr.

In deciding to sign the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism today the Government wished to demonstrate its solidarity with the other European countries in combatting a danger which has caused - and still causes - a number of innocent victims and very properly arouses public feeling.

This signature is the logical consequence of the action we have been taking for several years and which has caused us on several occasions to strengthen our internal legislation and to ratify The Hague and Montreal Conventions on air terrorism.

It is self-evident that efficiency in this struggle must be reconciled with respect for the fundamental principles of our criminal law and of our Constitution, which states in its Preamble that "Anyone persecuted on account of his action for the cause of liberty has the right to asylum on the territory of the Republic".

It is also clear that such a high degree of solidarity as is provided for in the Council of Europe Convention can only apply between States sharing the same ideals of freedom and democracy.

France will therefore subject the application of the Convention to certain conditions. On ratification it will make the reservations necessary to ensure that the considerations I have just mentioned will be taken into account and that human rights will at no time be endangered.

There is a further point of very special importance to the government: this is the success of the work of the Nine in the same field following the decisions of the European Council on 13 July 1976. We wish to avoid risks of conflict between the two texts and the government therefore does not intend to ratify the Strasbourg Convention before the instrument which will be prepared by the Nine.

Furthermore, taking action against terrorism does not absolve us from tackling the political problem of the causes of terrorism. For in many respects the real struggle against terrorism is a struggle for a just peace which guarantees everyone''s legitimate rights.
Period covered: 22/12/1987 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Reservation made at the time of ratification, on 21 September 1987 - Or. Fr.

The Government of the French Republic declares that it reserves the right to refuse extradition in accordance with the provisions of Article 13, paragraph 1, of the Convention.
Period covered: 22/12/1987 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 1


Declaration made at the time of ratification, on 21 September 1987 - Or. Fr.

France wishes to recall, in accordance with the declaration which it made at the time of signature of the Convention, on 27 January 1977, that the struggle to be carried on against terrorism must be reconciled with respect for the fundamental principles of our criminal law and our Constitution which states in its preamble that "anyone persecuted on account of his action for the cause of liberty has the right to asylum in the territories of the Republic" and that the enforcement of the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism should not result in derogating from the right of asylum.
Period covered: 22/12/1987 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration made at the time of ratification, on 21 September 1987 - Or. Fr.

The Government of the French Republic declares that it will only apply the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism to offences committed after the date of its entry into force.
Period covered: 22/12/1987 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration made at the time of ratification, on 21 September 1987 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 12.1 of the Convention, the Government of the French Republic declares that the Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism applies to the European and overseas departments of the French Republic.
Period covered: 22/12/1987 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12

 

    Georgia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 December 2000 - Or. Engl.

Until the full restoration of jurisdiction of Georgia over the territories of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region, Georgia will be unable to assume responsibility for the full compliance with the provisions of the Convention on these territories.
Period covered: 15/3/2001 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Germany :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Germany, dated 13 December 1982, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 December 1982 – Or. Ger.

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany regards the reservation made by Portugal with regard to the European Convention on 27 January 1977 on the Suppression of Terrorism as incompatible with the meaning and purpose of the Convention. In the German view, the reservation has no basis in the Convention which is not an extradition convention, but merely restricts the possibility of raising the objection with regard to existing obligations to extradite (deriving from bilateral and multilateral arrangements), that the offence for which extradition is requested is to be regarded as a political one. Refusal for other reasons, insofar as there is a general contractual obligation to extradite, cannot be based on reservations with regard to the Convention but only on the arrangement applicable between the requesting and requested States.

The present declaration shall not be interpreted as preventing the entry into force of the Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and Portugal. The German government and the Portuguese government are aware that the reservation made by Portugal will not have any de facto consequences for the practical application of the Convention between Germany and Portugal. Capital punishment has been abolished under German law. Since the entry into force of the 20th law amending penal law the suspension of a life sentence is regulated by law and justiciable. The same applies to detention orders involving deprivation of liberty. The fear on which the Portuguese reservation is based is therfore generally unfounded.
Period covered: 15/12/1982 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Greece :


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Greece, dated 5 September 1988, registered at the Secretariat General on 6 September 1988 - Or. Fr

In pursuance of Article 13 of the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism, Greece declares that it reserves the right, in accordance with paragraph 1 of the same article, to refuse extradition for any of the offences listed in Article 1 of the Convention if the person suspected of having committed the offence is being prosecuted for his or her action in favour of freedom.

[Note by the Secretariat : The letter from the Permanent Representative of Greece reads as follows :

"As expressly stated in the instrument of ratification, the aforesaid Convention was approved in Greece by Act No. 1789/1988, published in the Official Gazette No 133 of 20 June 1988 (section "A''). The authentic Greek-language text of this act is enclosed herewith. It may be seen that, after approving the Convention in the usual way, Section 1 of the act specifies that such approval is subject to the following reservation by Parliament :
"In pursuance of Article 13 of the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism, Greece declares that it reserves the right, in accordance with paragraph 1 of the same article, to refuse extradition for any of the offences listed in Article 1 of the Convention if the person suspected of having committed the offence is being prosecuted for his or her action in favour of freedom."
It is clear that the reference, both express and general, made in our instrument of ratification to Act No. 1789/1988 applies to the whole of Section 1 of this act, which is the main provision of the act, and that it obviously covers the above-mentioned reservation. This reservation should therefore be treated as being implicitly incorporated in the instrument of ratification as an integral part of the approving act referred to therein.
Unfortunately, as a result of an error, the aforesaid reservation was not explicitly and specifically declared as such to the Council of Europe Secretariat at the time of the deposit of the instrument of ratification, as the usual practice in the matter requires.
Accordingly, in order to correct this error and thus supplement and clarify our instrument of ratification, we hereby communicate to you, in your capacity as depositary of the Convention, the text of the above- mentioned reservation, which will take effect on the date on which the Convention comes into force in respect of Greece."]
Period covered: 5/11/1988 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 1

 

    Hungary :


Reservation contained in a letter of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, dated 27 March 1997, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 6 May 1997 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Hungary reserves its right - notwithstanding its obligation defined in Article 13, paragraph 1 - to refuse the request for extradition in respect of any offences enumerated in Article 1, if the offence is considered to be political. The Republic of Hungary shall interpret its reservation in the sense that homicide or offences involving homicide shall not be considered as political offences.
Period covered: 7/8/1997 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 1

 

    Iceland :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 11 July 1980 - Or. Engl.

The Government of Iceland, in accordance with the provisions of Article 13 of the Convention and subject to the undertaking contained in that article, reserves the right to refuse extradition in respect of any offence mentioned in Article 1 which it considers to be a political offence, an offence connected with a political offence or an offence inspired by political motives.
Period covered: 12/10/1980 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 1


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Iceland, dated 2 February 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 February 2006 - Or. Engl., updated by a communication from the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Iceland, dated 4 December 2009, confirmed by a communication from the Permanent Representation of Iceland, dated and registered at the Secretariat General on 8 December 2009 - Or. Engl.

Iceland declares that the appointed central authority to carry out the functions of the Convention is:

the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights
Skuggasund
150 Reykjavik
Iceland
tel.: +354 545 9000
fax.: +354 552 7340
Email: postur@dmr.stjr.is
Period covered: 7/2/2006 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 13

 

    Italy :


Reservation made at the time of signature, on 27 January 1977, and confirmed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 28 February 1986 - Or. Fr.

Italy declares that it reserves the right to refuse extradition and mutual assistance in criminal matters in respect to any offence mentioned in Article 1 which it considers to be a political offence, an offence connected with a political offence or an offence inspired by political motives : in this case Italy undertakes to take into due consideration, when evaluating the character of the offence, any particularly serious aspects of the offence, including :

a. that it created a collective danger to the life, physical integrity or liberty of persons ; or,
b. that it affected persons foreign to the motives behind it ; or,

c. that cruel or vicious means have been used in the commission of the offence.
Period covered: 1/6/1986 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 1

 

    Malta :


Reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 19 March 1996 - Or. Engl.

The Government of Malta ratifies this Convention subject to the provisions of the Maltese Constitution relative to extradition for offences of a political nature;

And, furthermore, declares that in accordance with the provisions of Article 13, paragraph 1, of the Convention, it reserves the right to refuse extradition in respect of any offence mentioned in Article 1 of the Convention if it considers it to be a political offence or connected with a political offence or inspired by political motives.
Period covered: 20/6/1996 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 1

 

    Monaco :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 September 2007 - Or. Fr.

The Principality of Monaco declares that it reserves itself the right to refuse extradition in conformity with the provisions of Article 13, paragraph 1, of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/1/2008 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 13

 

    Montenegro :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited by the state union of Serbia and Montenegro, on 15 May 2003 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 13 of the Convention, Serbia and Montenegro reserves the right to refuse to extradite a person because of any criminal offence mentioned in Article 1 which it considers a political criminal offence, as well as a criminal offence in connection with a political criminal offence or a criminal offence inspired by political motivation.

[Note by the Secretariat: The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided on its 994thbis meeting that the Republic of Montenegro is to be considered a Party to this treaty with effect from 6 June 2006.]
Period covered: 6/6/2006 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 13

 

    Netherlands :


Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited, on 18 April 1985 - Or. Engl.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the Convention for the Kingdom in Europe.
Period covered: 19/7/1985 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12


Reservation contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited, on 18 April 1985 - Or. Engl.

With due observance of Article 13, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands reserves the right to refuse extradition in respect of any offence mentioned in Article 1 of the Convention including the attempt to commit or participation in one of these offences, which it considers to be a political offence or an offence connected with a political offence.
Period covered: 19/7/1985 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 1


Declaration and reservation contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, dated 25 January 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 February 2006 - Or. Engl.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the Convention for Aruba with the following reservation : "With due observance of Article 13, paragraph 1, of the Convention, Aruba reserves the right to refuse extradition in respect of any offence mentioned in Article 1 of the Convention including the attempt to commit or participation in one of these offences, which it considers to be a political offence or an offence connected with a political offence."
Period covered: 10/2/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12, 13


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, dated 8 February 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 February 2006 - Or. Engl.

On 13 June 2002, the Council of the European Union adopted a framework decision (2002/584/JHA) on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between Member States ("the framework decision"). Article 31 of the framework decision states that, from 1 January 2004, the provisions of the framework decision shall replace the corresponding provisions of the conventions pertaining to extradition that apply in relations between the Member States of the European Union.

The Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands therefore has the honour to confirm to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe that the provisions of the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism ("the Convention") regarding extradition, in view of the above, are no longer applied in relations between the part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands situated in Europe and the Member States of the European Union that are Parties to the Convention.

The Permanent Representation would emphasise that the above in no way alters the application of the Convention in relations between :

- the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba and the Parties to the Convention, or
- the part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands situtated in Europe and the Parties to the Convention that are not Member States of the European Union.

[Note by the Secretariat: By Note of 31 August 2005, the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands informed the Secretary General that the European Convention on Extradition, done at Paris on 13 December 1957 ("the Convention"), would no longer be applied in relations between the part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands situated in Europe and the Member States of the European Union that are Parties to the Convention.]
Period covered: 10/2/2006 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Communication contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, dated 27 September 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010 – Or. Engl.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands currently consists of three parts : the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. The Netherlands Antilles consists of the islands of Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

With effect from 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles will cease to exist as a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. From that date onwards, the Kingdom will consist of four parts: the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Curaçao and Sint Maarten will enjoy internal self-government within the Kingdom, as Aruba and, up to 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles do.

These changes constitute a modification of the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Kingdom of the Netherlands will accordingly remain the subject of international law with which agreements are concluded. The modification of the structure of the Kingdom will therefore not affect the validity of the international agreements ratified by the Kingdom for the Netherlands Antilles: these agreements, including any reservations made, will continue to apply to Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

The other islands that have until now formed part of the Netherlands Antilles – Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba – will become parts of the Netherlands, thus constituting "the Caribbean part of the Netherlands". The agreements that now apply to the Netherlands Antilles will also continue to apply to these islands; however, the Government of the Netherlands will now be responsible for implementing these agreements.

In addition, a number of the agreements that currently apply to the Netherlands are hereby declared applicable, from 10 October 2010, to this Caribbean part of the Netherlands. The agreements concerned are listed in the Annex which also includes a declaration – regarding Protocol No. 4 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms securing certain rights and freedoms other than those already included in the Convention and in the first Protocol thereto – on the modification of the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom.

A status report of the agreements that apply to Curaçao, Sint Maarten and/or the Caribbean part of the Netherlands, including any reservations and further declarations, will be supplied in the near future.

Annex – Treaties extended to the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) as per 10 October 2010

- European Convention on State Immunity (ETS No. 74)
- Additional Protocol to the European Convention on State Immunity (ETS No. 74A)
- European Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitation to Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes (ETS No. 82)
- European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism (ETS No. 90)
- European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid (ETS No. 92)
- Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108)
- Amendments to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data allowing the European Communities to accede (Strasbourg, 15 June 1999)
- Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe (ETS No. 121)
- Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 173)
- Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, regarding supervisory authorities and transborder data flows (ETS No. 181)
- Protocol amending the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism (ETS No. 190)
- Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 191)
- Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198).
Period covered: 1/10/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12


Declaration transmitted by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, dated 4 January 2012, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 January 2012 - Or. Engl.

The reservation made by the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the time of acceptance of the Convention, on 18 April 1985, is confirmed for the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba). The reservation was confirmed for Aruba on 10 February 2006. The reservation remains valid for the European part of the Netherlands.

[Note by the Secretariat: This Declaration supplements the Communication from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010, concerning the modification in the structure of the Kingdom as of 10 October 2010.]
Period covered: 10/10/2010 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12, 13

 

    Portugal :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 December 1981 - Or. Fr.

As requested State, Portugal shall not grant extradition for offences punishable in the requesting State with either the death penalty, life imprisonment or a detention order involving deprivation of liberty for life.
Period covered: 15/3/1982 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Russia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 November 2000 - Or. Engl./Rus.

The Russian Federation assumes that the provisions of Article 5 and Article 8, paragraph 2, of the Convention shall be applied in such a way that would ensure inevitable liability for the commitment of crimes falling within the Convention, without prejudice to effective international co-operation in extradition and legal assistance matters.
Period covered: 5/2/2001 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 5, 8

 

    San Marino :


Reservation contained in a letter from the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of San Marino, dated 11 March 2002, handed over at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 17 April 2002 - Or. Fr./Ita.

In accordance with Article 13, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of San Marino reserves its right to refuse extradition in respect of any offence mentioned in Article 1 which it considers to be a political offence, an offence connected with a political offence or an offence inspired by political motives.
Period covered: 18/7/2002 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 13

 

    Serbia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 15 May 2003 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 13 of the Convention, Serbia and Montenegro reserves the right to refuse to extradite a person because of any criminal offence mentioned in Article 1 which it considers a political criminal offence, as well as a criminal offence in connection with a political criminal offence or a criminal offence inspired by political motivation.
Period covered: 16/8/2003 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 13

 

    Sweden :


Reservation contained in a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, dated 11 July 1977 handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 September 1977 - Or. Engl.

The Swedish Government, in accordance with the provisions of Article 13 of this Convention and subject to the undertaking contained in that article, reserves the right to refuse extradition in respect of any offence mentioned in Article 1 which it considers to be a political offence.
Period covered: 4/8/1978 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 1

 

    The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 November 2004 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 13 of the Convention, the Republic of Macedonia reserves the right to refuse extradition in respect of any offence mentioned in Article 1 which it considers to be a political offence, an offence connected with a political offence or an offence inspired by political motives; in these cases, the Republic of Macedonia undertakes to take into due consideration when evaluating the character of the offence, its particularly serious aspects, including that it created a collective danger to the life, physical integrity or liberty of persons or that it affected persons foreign to the motives behind it or that cruel or vicious means have been used in the commission of the offence.
Period covered: 1/3/2005 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 13

 

    United Kingdom :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 24 July 1978 - Or. Engl.

The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, having considered the Convention aforesaid, hereby confirm and ratify the same in respect of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
Period covered: 25/10/1978 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 17 November 1988, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 November 1988 - Or. Engl.

I have the honour to inform you in accordance with Article 12, paragraph 2, of the Convention, that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby extend the application of this Convention to Gibraltar.
Period covered: 21/11/1988 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12

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