Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.058 - European Convention on the Adoption of Children

Nature of declaration : Reservations
Status as of 16/07/2019

Italy

Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 21 May 1976, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 25 May 1976 - Or. Fr. - and renewed for a period of five years by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 24 May 1982 - Or. It./Fr.

The Italian Government, availing itself of the possibility provided for in Article 24, declares that it will apply only to the special adoption introduced into Italian legislation by Law No 431 of 5 June 1967, the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 24.
Period covered: 05/05/1976 - 05/08/1986
Articles concerned : 24

Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 21 May 1976, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 25 May 1976 - Or. Fr.

The Italian Government, availing itself of the possibility provided for in Article 25, declares that it will not apply the provisions of Article 12, paragraph 3, which allows anyone to adopt his own child not born in lawful wedlock if such adoption improves the legal position of the minor.

[Note by the Secretariat : This reservation has been renewed by successive periods of five years:
- in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 24 May 1982 - Or. It./Fr.
- in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 31 July 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 5 August 1986 - Or. Fr.
- in a letter from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of Italy, dated 21 August 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 August 1996 - Or. Fr.
- in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 30 May 2001, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 May 2001 - Or. Fr.]
Period covered: 25/05/1976 - 26/08/2006
Articles concerned : 12, 25

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 31 July 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 5 August 1986 - Or. Fr.

I have the honour to inform you that the Italian Government intends to renew for a new period of five years from 25 August 1986, the reservations made at the time of deposit of its instrument of ratification.

The frst reservation has been modified given that Law No 431 of 5 June 1967 has been abrogated by Law No 184 of 4 May 1983. Accordingly, the reservation should now read as follows:

"The Italian Government, availing itself of the possibility provided for in Article 24, declares that it will apply the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 24, only to the cases of adoption which entails full legitimation, introduced into Italian legislation by virtue of Law No 184 of 4 May 1983."
Period covered: 25/08/1986 - 25/08/1991
Articles concerned : 24


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