Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

Istanbul, 11.V.2011

Explanatory Report

Chart of renewal of reservations (Article 79)

Member States Initial
Current renewal Expiry Automatic
  Andorra 01/08/2014   Text 01/08/2019  
  Bosnia and Herzegovina          
  Czech Republic          
  Denmark 01/08/2014   Text 01/08/2019  
  Finland 01/08/2015   Text 01/08/2020  
  France 01/11/2014   Text 01/11/2019  
  Malta 01/11/2014   Text 01/11/2019  
  Monaco 01/02/2015   Text 01/02/2020  
  Poland 01/08/2015   Text 01/08/2020  
  San Marino          
  Serbia 01/08/2014   Text 01/08/2019  
  Slovenia 01/06/2015   Text 01/06/2020  
  Sweden 01/11/2014   Text 01/11/2019  
  "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"          
  United Kingdom          

Non-member States
and International Organisation
  Holy See          
  United States of America          
  European Union          

Note :

"Article 79 – Validity and review of reservations

1   Reservations referred to in Article 78, paragraphs 2 and 3, shall be valid for a period of five years from the day of the entry into force of this Convention in respect of the Party concerned. However, such reservations may be renewed for periods of the same duration.

2   Eighteen months before the date of expiry of the reservation, the Secretariat General of the Council of Europe shall give notice of that expiry to the Party concerned. No later than three months before the expiry, the Party shall notify the Secretary General that it is upholding, amending or withdrawing its reservation. In the absence of a notification by the Party concerned, the Secretariat General shall inform that Party that its reservation is considered to have been extended automatically for a period of six months. Failure by the Party concerned to notify its intention to uphold or modify its reservation before the expiry of that period shall cause the reservation to lapse.

3   If a Party makes a reservation in conformity with Article 78, paragraphs 2 and 3, it shall provide, before its renewal or upon request, an explanation to GREVIO, on the grounds justifying its continuance."