Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.024 - European Convention on Extradition

Nature of declaration : Territorial Applications
Status as of 16/12/2019

United Kingdom

Declaration contained in a letter dated 13 February 1991, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 13 February 1991 - Or. Eng.

This Convention shall apply to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, to the Channel Islands and to the Isle of Man. The United Kingdom reserves the right to notify the Secretary General of the application of the Convention to any territory for the international relations of which the United Kingdom is responsible.
Period covered: 14/05/1991 -
Articles concerned : 27

Declaration contained in a letter from the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, dated 29 July 2019, registered at the Secretariat General on 31 July 2019 - Or. Engl.

I have the honour to refer to the European Convention on Extradition 1957 and to its Second, Third and Fourth Protocols, which the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ratified on 13 February 1991, 8 March 1994, 23 September 2014 and 23 September 2014, respectively (together “the Convention”).

I have further the honour to inform you that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland wishes the application of the Convention to be extended to the territory of Gibraltar, for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible.

The Government of the United Kingdom requests the Secretariat General of the Council of Europe to circulate this Note to all other Contracting Parties informing them that, pursuant to Article 27, paragraph 4, of the Convention, an arrangement giving effect to this extension will be deemed to have been made between the United Kingdom and each of the Contracting Parties from which the Secretariat has not received a Note of objection within 90 days of the date of circulation.

[Note by the Secretariat: An Objection has been formulated by Austria and a Declaration by Spain. This arrangement on territorial application entered into force between the United Kingdom and the Contracting Parties to the European Convention on Extradition which have not notified objections (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Israel, Republic of Korea, South Africa): on 27 October 2019.]
Period covered: 27/10/2019 -
Articles concerned : 27


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