Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.125 - European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals

Declarations in force as of today
Status as of 28/07/2017

Azerbaijan

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 19 October 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that subparagraph a of paragraph 1 of Article 10 shall not be applied in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Period covered: 01/05/2008 -
Articles concerned : 21


Czech Republic

Reservations contained in the instrument of approval deposited on 23 September 1998 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 21, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Government of the Czech Republic makes the following reservations :

a. regarding Article 6, the age-limit applicable to persons in the Czech Republic to whom a pet animal may be sold without the express consent of their parents or other persons exercising parental responsibilities shall be fifteen years;

b. regarding Article 10, paragraph 1.a, the docking of tails without anaesthesia shall be permitted in the Czech Republic in respect of piglets, lambs and pups under the age of eight days, provided that the operation is carried out by a competent person within the prescribed time-limit.
Period covered: 24/03/1999 -
Articles concerned : 10, 21, 6


Denmark

Declaration made at the time of signature, on 13 November 1987 - Or. Engl. - and confirmed in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 20 October 1992 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 20 of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark declares that the Convention does not apply to the Faroe Islands nor to Greenland.
Period covered: 01/05/1993 -
Articles concerned : 20

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 20 October 1992 - Or. Fr.

Denmark makes a reservation in respect of Article 10 paragraph 1.a, concerning the docking of tails.
Period covered: 01/05/1993 -
Articles concerned : 10, 21


France

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 October 2003 – Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article 21, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Government of the French Republic declares that is is not bound by Article 10, paragraph 1.a.
Period covered: 01/05/2004 -
Articles concerned : 21

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 October 2003 – Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article 20, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Government of the French Republic declares that the Convention shall apply to the territory of the French Republic excepted New-Caledonia, French Polynesia and the Southern and Antartic French lands.
Period covered: 01/05/2004 -
Articles concerned : 20


Germany

Reservations contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 27 May 1991, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on the same day - Or. Engl./Fr./Germ.

Having regard to Article 21.1 of the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals, the Federal Republic of Germany declares that contractual relations between itself and the other Parties to this Convention will not extend to Article 6 (age-limit on acquisition of pet animals) and Article 10.1.a (prohibition of tail-docking) of this Convention.
Period covered: 01/05/1992 -
Articles concerned : 10, 21, 6


Latvia

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 October 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that the respective prohibition contained in sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph 1, Article 10, of the Convention, shall not apply to:

- Fox Terrier (Wire);
- Fox Terrier (Smooth);
- Russian Hunting Spaniel;
- German Wire-haired Pointing Dog;
- German Short-haired Pointing Dog;
- German Hunting Terrier;
- Welsh Terrier.
Period covered: 01/05/2011 -
Articles concerned : 10


Portugal

Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Portugal, dated 12 November 1987, handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature - Or. Fr. - and confirmed in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 28 June 1993 - Or. Fr.

Portugal, availing itself of the possibility mentioned in paragraph 1 of Article 21, does not accept sub-paragraph a of paragraph 1 of Article 10 of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/01/1994 -
Articles concerned : 10, 21


Spain

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Spain handed over to the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe at the time of the signature of the instrument, on 9 October 2015 - Or. Fr., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification deposited on 19 July 2017 - Or. Fr./Sp.

The Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of Spain has the honour to communicate that, in the event that the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals were to be ratified by the United Kingdom and extended to Gibraltar, Spain would like to make the following declaration:

1. Gibraltar is a non-autonomous territory whose international relations come under the responsibility of the United Kingdom and which is subject to a decolonisation process in accordance with the relevant decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

2. The authorities of Gibraltar have a local character and exercise exclusively internal competences which have their origin and their foundation in a distribution and attribution of competences performed by the United Kingdom in compliance with its internal legislation, in its capacity as sovereign State on which the mentioned non-autonomous territory depends.

3. As a result, the eventual participation of the Gibraltarian authorities in the application of this Convention will be understood as carried out exclusively as part of the internal competences of Gibraltar and cannot be considered to modify in any way what was established in the two previous paragraphs.

4. The process provided for by the Arrangements relating to Gibraltar authorities in the context of certain international treaties which have been adopted by Spain and the United Kingdom on 19 December 2007 (jointly with the "Agreed Arrangements relating to Gibraltar authorities in the context of EU and EC instruments and related treaties", dated 19 April 2000) applies to this European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals.

5. The application of the Convention to Gibraltar should not be interpreted as an acknowledgment of any right or any situation regarding areas not covered by Article X of the Treaty of Utrecht of 13 July 1713, concluded between the Crowns of Spain and of the United Kingdom.
Period covered: 01/02/2018 -
Articles concerned : -


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