List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 121

Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe

Status as of: 29/11/2014

 

    Austria :


Reservation made at the time of signature, on 3 October 1985 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Austria, according to Article 25, paragraph 1 of the Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe, declares that it reserves the right not to comply in whole with the provisions of Article 4, paragraphs c) and d).
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4

 

    Azerbaijan :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 15 February 2010 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it is unable to guarantee implementation of the provisions of the Convention in its territories occupied by the Republic of Armenia (the Nagorno Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan and its seven districts surrounding that region), until the liberation of these territories from the occupation and complete elimination of the consequences of that occupation (the schematic map of the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan is enclosed here).

The occupying power – the Republic of Armenia shall bear all responsibility for destroying architectural heritage in the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan as from the date of the occupation until the liberation of those territories from the occupation and complete elimination of the consequences of that occupation.
Period covered: 1/6/2010 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Denmark :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 23 July 1987 - Or. Fr.

The Convention shall not apply to the Faroe Islands nor to Greenland.
Period covered: 1/12/1987 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24

 

    France :


Declaration contained in the instrument of approval, deposited on 17 March 1987 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 1 of the Convention, the Government of the French Republic declares that the Convention shall apply to the European Departments and to the overseas Departments of the Republic.
Period covered: 1/12/1987 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24

 

    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) : -

 

    Ireland :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 20 January 1997 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, Ireland declares that it reserves the right not to comply with the provisions of paragraph 2.c of Article 4 of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/5/1997 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4

 

    Netherlands :


Reservation contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 15 February 1994 - Or. Engl.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands declares, in accordance with Article 25, paragraph 1, of the Convention, that it reserves the right not to comply, in whole, with the provisions of Article 4, paragraphs 2c and 2d.
Period covered: 1/6/1994 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4


Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 15 February 1994 - Or. Engl.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the said Convention for the Kingdom in Europe.
Period covered: 1/6/1994 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


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) : 24


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 15 February 1994, is confirmed for the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba). 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) : 4

 

    Slovakia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 7 March 2001 - Or. Engl.

The Slovak Republic, in accordance with Article 25, paragraph 1, of the Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe, declares that it reserves the right not to comply with the provisions of sub-paragraph 2. d of Article 4 of the Convention concerning the compulsory purchase of a protected property.
Period covered: 1/7/2001 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25

 

    United Kingdom :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 13 November 1987 - Or. Engl.

The Convention is ratified in respect of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
Period covered: 1/3/1988 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 13 November 1987 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 25(1), the United Kingdom states that Article 4(c) of the Convention cannot at present apply to Northern Ireland.
Period covered: 1/3/1988 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative dated 29 October 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 31 October 1991 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 24, I hereby declare, on behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom, that the said Convention shall extend to Gibraltar.
Period covered: 1/2/1992 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24

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