Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.005 - Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Nature of declaration : Reservations
Status as of 20/10/2017

Liechtenstein

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 8 September 1982 - Or. Fr. - and withdrawn by letter from the Head of the Government dated 22 April 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 April 1991 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 64 of the Convention [Article 57 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11], the Principality of Liechtenstein makes the reservation that the principle of self-defence, as laid down in Article 2, paragraph 2, sub-paragraph a of the Convention, shall in the Principality of Liechtenstein also apply to the defence of property and freedom in accordance with the principles at present embodied in Article 2, paragraph g, of the Liechtenstein Criminal Code of 27 May 1852.
Period covered: 08/09/1982 - 26/04/1991
Articles concerned : 2

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 8 September 1982 - Or. Fr. - and modified with a declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, on 23 May 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 May 1991, concerning the Liechtenstein laws

In accordance with Article 64 of the Convention [Article 57 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11], the Principality of Liechtenstein makes the reservation that the principle that hearings must be held and judgments pronounced in public, as laid down in Article 6, paragraph 1, of the Convention, shall apply only within the limits deriving from the principles at present embodied in the following Liechtenstein laws:

- Act of 10 December 1912 on civil procedure, LGBl. 1912 No. 9/1
- Act of 10 December 1912 on the exercise of jurisdiction and the competence of the courts in civil cases, LGBl. 1912 No. 9/2
- Code of Criminal Procedure of 18 October 1988, LGBl. 1988 No. 62
- Act of 21 April 1922 on non-contentious procedure, LGBl. 1922 No. 19
- Act of 21 April 1922 on national administrative justice, LGBl. 1922 No. 24
- Act of 5 November 1925 on the Supreme Court (``Haute Cour''), LGBl. 1925 No. 8
- Act of 30 January 1961 on national and municipal taxes, LGBl. 1961 No. 7
- Act of 13 November 1974 on the acquisition of immovable property, LGBl. 1975 No. 5.

The statutory provisions of criminal procedure relating to juvenile delinquency, as contained in the Act on Criminal Procedure in Matters of Juvenile Delinquency of 20 May 1987, LGBl. 1988 No. 39.
Period covered: 08/09/1982 -
Articles concerned : 6

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 8 September 1982 - Or. Fr. - and withdrawn by letter from the Head of the Government dated 22 April 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 April 1991 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 64 of the Convention [Article 57 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11], the Principality of Liechtenstein makes the reservation that the right to respect for private life, as guaranteed by Article 8 of the Convention, shall be exercised, with regard to homosexuality, in accordance with the principles at present embodied in paragraphs 129 and 130 of the Liechtenstein Criminal Code of 27 May 1852.
Period covered: 08/09/1982 - 26/04/1991
Articles concerned : 8

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 8 September 1982 - Or. Fr. - and withdrawn by a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein, dated 8 February 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 February 1999 - Or. Fr

In accordance with Article 64 of the Convention [Article 57 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11], the Principality of Liechtenstein makes the reservation that the right to respect for family life, as guaranteed by Article 8 of the Convention, shall be exercised, with regard to the status of illegitimate children, in accordance with the principles at present embodied in the third chapter of the first part and the thirteenth chapter of the second part of the Liechtenstein Civil Code of 1 June 1811 and, with regard to the status of women in matrimonial and family law, in accordance with the principles at present embodied in the fifth chapter of the second part of the Marriage Act of 13 December 1973 (LGBl. 1974 No. 20) and the fourth chapter of the first part of the Liechtenstein Civil Code.
Period covered: 08/09/1982 - 18/02/1999
Articles concerned : 8

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 8 September 1982 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 64 of the Convention [Article 57 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11], the Principality of Liechtenstein makes the reservation that the right to respect for family life, as guaranteed by Article 8 of the Convention, shall be exercised, with regard to aliens, in accordance with the principles at present embodied in the Ordinance of 9 September 1980 (LGBl. 1980 No. 66).
Period covered: 08/09/1982 -
Articles concerned : 8


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