Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.165 - Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region

Nature of declaration : Declarations, Denunciations, Derogations
Status as of 23/09/2017

Germany

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Delegation of Germany to UNESCO, dated 7 December 2007, registered at the Secretariat General of UNESCO on 7 December 2007, and transmitted to the Secretariat General of the Council of Europe by letter dated 12 March 2013, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 March 2013 – Or. Fr.

With reference to Article VI of the Convention, the Federal Republic of Germany makes the following declaration:

Having regard to the great differences that persist between national legislations, the Federal Republic of Germany points out that where higher education training syllabi and qualifications professions in the legal sphere are concerned, substantial differences within the meaning of Article VI.1 are to be expected as a rule, and that Article VI.3 a) only covers access to further studies in a higher education institution. The Federal Republic of Germany will therefore continue to make entry to a regulated profession in the legal sphere, and the practice of such a profession, subject to compliance with the provisions and procedures in force in its territory as well as with the other requirements laid down by the bodies competent for the practice of the profession concerned; this also applies to admission to the training course of such a regulated profession.

Outside the countries which are members of the European Union, parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or which are at all events bound by a convention with provisions relating to the recognition of European Union professional qualifications, the sphere of the medical professions is not harmonised. In the interest of public health, it is nevertheless expedient to stipulate a minimum standard of training corresponding to that of the European Union’s sectoral directives on recognition. If it is found from a comparison of qualifications that this minimum standard is not reached, the Federal Republic of Germany points out that in such a case substantial differences within the meaning of Article VI.1 are to be expected, and that Article VI.3 a) only covers access to further studies in a higher education institution.

The Federal Republic of Germany will continue to make entry to a regulated profession in the legal sphere, and the practice of such a profession, subject to compliance with the provisions and procedures in force in its territory as well as with the other requirements laid down by the bodies competent for the practice of the profession concerned.
Period covered: 07/12/2007 -
Articles concerned : VI


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