List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 123

European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes

Status as of: 20/4/2014

 

    Czech Republic :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 20 March 2003 - Or. Engl./Cze.

In respect of Article 15 of the Convention, the Czech Republic declares that with the requirements for registration of breeding and supplying establishments being complied with, no person will be appointed to be responsible for the care of the animals.
Period covered: 1/10/2003 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 15

 

    Denmark :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 September 2000 - Or. Fr.

The Convention shall not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Period covered: 1/4/2001 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    France :


Declaration made at the time of signature, on 2 September 1987 - Or. Fr.

France declares that it does not consider itself bound by the present formulation of these two articles.

It reserves however the possibility to use, in such a way as seems to it the most convenient, statistical information for the purpose of guiding national policy in the field of animal experimentation.         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27, 28


Declaration made at the time of signature, on 2 September 1987 - Or. Fr.

France undertakes to render assistance, in particular by furnishing information on its legislation and administrative practice relating to the requirements for procedures to be carried out in support of submissions for registration of products.   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 29


Interpretative Declaration made at the time of signature, on 2 September 1987 - Or. Fr.

The French Government declares that, in Article 7, the words "where required" relate exclusively to the responsible authority defined in Article 1.2.e.   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 7


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of France, dated 2 September 1987, handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature, on 2 September 1987 - Or. Fr.

The declarations and the reservation on Articles 27, 28 and 29 will be valid, as from 24 November 1988, only in respect of States which are not members of the E.E.C. to the extent to which, in the framework of the Communities, the provisions of Directive No 86/609/EEC of 24 November 1986 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the member States regarding the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes will take priority.               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27, 28, 29


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 5 June 2000 - Or. Fr.

France declares that it does not consider itself bound by the present formulation of Article 28. It reserves however the possibility to use, in such a way as seems to it the most convenient, statistical information for the purpose of guiding national policy in the field of animal experimentation.
Period covered: 1/12/2000 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 28

 

    Germany :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany, handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature, on 21 June 1988 - Or. Ger./Engl./Fr.

The Federal Government is of the opinion that:

- the signing and ratification, acceptance or approval of the Convention by the member States of the Council of Europe and the EEC establishes only a minimum standard,

- the Federal Republic of Germany, out of consideration for the concerns of animal protectionists, has gone much further in its national legislation,

- with its signature the Federal Republic of Germany also wishes to demonstrate internationally its commitment to the cause of animal protection,

- the Federal Republic of Germany wishes to give a political signal to those member States who are still hesitating to become signatories to the Convention.
Period covered: 1/11/1991 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 20 March 1991, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 19 April 1991 - Or. Eng./Fr./Germ.

Having regard to Article 34.1 of the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes, the Federal Republic of Germany declares that contractual relations between itself and the other Parties to this Convention will not extend to Article 27.2.b (statistical information on the numbers of animals used in procedures directly concerned with medicine and in education and training) in conjunction with Article 28.1 (communication of statistical information) and Article 28.2 (publication of statistical information) of this Convention.
Period covered: 1/11/1991 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27, 28

 

    Latvia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification and in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Latvia, deposited simultaneously on 5 October 2010 - Or.Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, Latvia declares that it does not consider itself bound by:

- Paragraph 2, Article 27 of the Convention;
- Paragraph 1, Article 28 of the Convention;
- Paragraph 3 of the General section of Appendix A of the Convention;
- Paragraph 4.3 of the General section of Appendix A of the Convention;
- Species-specific section of Appendix A of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/5/2011 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Netherlands :


Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance, deposited on 21 January 1997 - Or. Engl.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the said Convention for the Kingdom in Europe.
Period covered: 1/8/1997 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration transmitted by the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands on 24 May 2007 and registered by the Secretariat General on 29 May 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 36 of the Convention, the Government of the Netherlands declares that the Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the said Convention, as amended by its Protocol, for Aruba.
Period covered: 1/12/2007 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 36

 

    Portugal :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Portugal, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 25 mai 2000 - Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article 34, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Portuguese Republic does not consider itself bound to communicate the statistical data referred to in Article 28, paragraph 1, of the Convention.
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 28

 

    Slovenia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 15 December 2006 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Slovenia declares that it does not consider itself bound by requirements to communicate statistical information referred to in Article 28, paragraph 1.
Period covered: 1/7/2007 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 January 2004 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Macedonia declares, in accordance with Article 34, paragraph 1, of the Convention, that it shall not apply Article 17, paragraphs 1, 3 and 4:

- paragraph 1, concerning the procedure for marking of dogs and cats in an establishment;
- paragraph 3, concerning keeping the documentation for unmarked animals which are transferred from one to another establishment, until they are marked, and
- paragraph 4, concerning entering the particulars of the identity and origin of each dog or cat in the records of the establishment.
Period covered: 1/8/2004 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 17


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 January 2004 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Macedonia declares, in accordance with Article 34, paragraph 1, of the Convention, that it shall not apply Article 21, paragraphs 1 and 2:

- paragraph 1, concerning the use of animals of the listed species for use in procedures, which should be acquired directly from or originate from registered breeding establishments, with respect to the following animals:
. Mouse - Mus musculus
. Rat - Rattus norvegicus
. Guinea Pig - Cavia porcellus
. Golden hamster - Mesocricetus auratus
. Dog - Canis familiaris

- paragraph 2, concerning the obligation to extend the provisions of paragraph 1 of this article to other species, in particular of the order of primates, as soon as there is a reasonable prospect of a sufficient supply of purpose-bred animals of the species concerned.
Period covered: 1/8/2004 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 January 2004 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Macedonia declares, in accordance with Article 34, paragraph 1, of the Convention, that it shall not apply Article 27, paragraphs 1 and 2:

- paragraph 1 concerning collecting statistical information on the use of animals in procedures and making this information where lawful available to the public, and

- paragraph 2, concerning collection of information in respect of:
b. the numbers of animals in selected categories used in procedures directly concerned whith medicine and in education and training;
c. the numbers of animals in selected categories used in procedures for the protection of man and the environment;
d. the numbers of animals in selected categories used in procedures required by law.
Period covered: 1/8/2004 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27

 

    European Union :


Reservation contained in the instrument of approval deposited on 30 April 1998 - Or. Engl/Fr.

In application of Article 34, paragraph 1, of the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes, the European Community states that it does not consider itself bound by the requirements to communicate statistical data laid down in Article 28, paragraph 1, of the said Convention.
Period covered: 1/11/1998 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 28


Communication contained in a Note verbale from the Council of the European Union and the Commission of the European Communities, dated 27 November 2009, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 November 2009 – Or. Engl./Fr.

The Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community will enter into force on 1 December 2009.

As a consequence, as from that date, the European Union will replace and succeed the European Community (Article 1, third paragraph, of the Treaty on European Union as it results from the amendments introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon).

Therefore, as from that date, the European Union will exercise all rights and assume all obligations of the European Community, including its status in the Organisation, whilst continuing to exercise existing rights and assume obligations of the European Union.

In particular, as from that date, the European Union will succeed to all agreements concluded and all commitments made by the European Community with your Organisation and to all agreements or commitments adopted within your Organisation and binding on the European Community.

[Note by the Secretariat : As from 1 December 2009, any reference to "the European Economic Community", "the European Community" or "the European Communities" contained in the text of the treaties and agreements concluded within the Council of Europe shall be read as "the European Union". The website of the Treaty Office has been modified accordingly, and a Note by the Secretariat will be added to the texts of the treaties concerned.]
Period covered: 1/12/2009 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

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