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
GreeceObjection contained in the Note verbale No. 6774/AS 1228 from the Permanent Representation of Greece to the Council of Europe, dated 16 December 2020, registered at the Secretariat General on 16 December 2020 – Or. Engl.
The Government of the Hellenic Republic has examined the declaration made by the Republic of Azerbaijan upon ratification, on 19 December 2019, of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.
The Republic of Azerbaijan declares, in paragraph 1 of its declaration, that it shall not apply the provisions of the Convention in respect of the Republic of Armenia.
In the view of the Government of the Hellenic Republic, this declaration in fact amounts to a reservation, as it purports to unilaterally exclude the application of the Convention in its entirety in relations of Azerbaijan with another State Party to the Convention, and would like to recall that, according to Article 48 thereof, no reservation may be made in respect of any provision of this Convention, with the exception of the reservations expressly authorized by the Convention.
The Government of the Hellenic Republic, therefore, considers that the aforementioned reservation of the Republic of Azerbaijan is impermissible as prohibited by Article 48 of the Convention and as contrary to its object and purpose, namely to prevent and combat sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, to protect the rights of victims without discrimination on any ground, as well as to promote cooperation in this field.
For the above reasons, the Government of the Hellenic Republic objects to the declaration made by the Republic of Azerbaijan upon ratification of the said Convention. This objection shall not preclude the entry into force of the Convention between the Hellenic Republic and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Period covered: 16/12/2020 -
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