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

Nature of declaration : Reservations
Status as of 22/07/2019

North Macedonia

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 15 January 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Macedonia declares that it will not apply the provision of Article 7 (1) which refers to the adopters age, as the minimum age under the Republic of Macedonia legislation is 18, and no upper limit applies.

[Note by the Secretariat: See the renewal and modification of reservation made by "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" with effect as of 16 April 2008.]
Period covered: 16/04/2003 - 16/04/2008
Articles concerned : 25

Declaration from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" transmitted by a letter from the Permanent Representative of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" dated 15 December 2008, registered at the Secretariat General on 16 December 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25 of the Convention, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia would like to renew for a successive period of five years with effect as from 16 April 2008, its reservation made on 16 April 2003, contained in the instrument of ratification of the Convention, as well as modify this reservation as follows:

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Macedonia declares that it will not apply the provision of Article 7 (1) which refers to the adopters' age, as the minimum age under the legislation of the Republic of Macedonia is 18 and the upper limit is 45.

[Note by the Secretariat: This reservation was renewed for a period of five years
- by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", dated 20 February 2013, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 February 2013 – Or. Engl. (Period covered : from 16 April 2013 to 16 April 2018.)
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, dated 8 December 2017, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 December 2017 – Or. Engl. (Period covered : from 16 April 2018 to 16 April 2023.)]
Period covered: 16/04/2008 -
Articles concerned : 25, 7


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