Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.201 - Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

Nature of declaration : Objections
Status as of 06/03/2021


Objection contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 7 September 2020 – Or. Engl.

The Republic of Armenia objects to the paragraph 1 of the declaration of the Republic of Azerbaijan contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 19 December 2019, limiting the implementation of the provisions of the Convention only to the selected parties. Such selective implementation of any convention of the Council of Europe goes against the essence of cooperation within the Council of Europe and threatens the proper functioning of the European human rights system.

The aforementioned declaration, which attempts to modify or limit the rights and obligations under the Convention, constitutes, in fact, reservation and neither falls under the scope or Article 48 of the Convention, nor is compatible with the object and purpose of the Convention to establish a framework for the cooperation between the member States of the Council of Europe, therefore, as such shall be considered null and void.

Until the withdrawal of the aforementioned reservation, the Republic of Armenia declares that it will be unable to ensure the application of the Convention in respect of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Period covered: 01/01/2021 -
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