List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 126

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Status as of: 21/4/2014

 

    Azerbaijan :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 15 April 2002 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it is unable to guarantee the application of the provisions of the Convention in the territories occupied by the Republic of Armenia until these territories are liberated from that occupation (the schematic map of the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan is enclosed).
Period covered: 1/8/2002 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Georgia :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, dated 24 May 2000, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 20 June 2000 - Or. Engl.

Georgia declares that it will not be responsible for violations of the provisions of the Convention and the safety of the members of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment on the territories of Abkhazia and the Tskhinval region until the territorial integrity of Georgia is restored and full and effective control over these territories is exercised by the legitimate authorities.
Period covered: 1/10/2000 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Italy :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 27 January 1989, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 January 1989 - Or. Fr. .

The Italian government declares that paragraph 2 (a) of the Annex on Privileges and Immunities should not be interpreted as excluding any police or customs check of the luggage of the members of the Committee, provided the check is carried out in compliance with the rules on confidentiality set forth in Article 11 of the Convention.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

In its explanatory report to the Senate of the Republic, dated 4 July 1988, on the ratification of the Convention, the Italian Government had indicated that "at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, [the Government] shall make a declaration of interpretation of paragraph 2 (a) of the Annex on Privileges and Immunities, under which the said paragraph 2 (a) should not be interpreted as excluding any police or customs check of the luggage of the members of the Committee, provided the check is carried out in compliance with the rules on confidentiality set forth in Article 11 of the Convention.

Due to an omission, the declaration was not made to the Secretary General, depository of the treaty, upon deposit of the instrument of ratification on 29 December 1988.

The Government of Italy corrects today this clerical mistake by forwarding to the Secretary General the text of the above mentioned declaration, to take effect at the date of entry into force of the Convention in respect of Italy.
Period covered: 1/4/1989 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 16

 

    Netherlands :


Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance, deposited on 12 October 1988 - Or. Engl. .

The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the said Convention with Annex for the Kingdom in Europe, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
Period covered: 1/2/1989 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    United Kingdom :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 24 June 1988 - Or. Engl.

The Convention is ratified in respect of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Isle of Man.
Period covered: 1/2/1989 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representation of the United Kingdom, dated 2 September 1988, registered at the Secretariat General on 5 September 1988 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 20 (2) of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment the Government of the United Kingdom extend the application of the Convention to Gibraltar.
Period covered: 1/2/1989 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 7 November 1994, registered at the Secretariat General on 8 November 1994 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 20 (2), the Government of the United Kingdom extend the application of the Convention to the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
Period covered: 1/3/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration of territorial extension contained in a letter from the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, dated 10 October 2013, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 October 2013 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 20(2) of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that the United Kingdom's ratification of the Convention shall be extended to the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus, territories for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible.
Period covered: 1/2/2013 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

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