Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.210 - Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

Nature of declaration : Objections
Status as of 21/09/2020


Objection contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Austria, dated 11 April 2016, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 April 2016 – Or. Engl

The Government of Austria has examined the declaration made by the Republic of Poland upon ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, stating that the Republic of Poland will apply the Convention in accordance with the principles and the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland.

Austria considers that this declaration amounts to a reservation. According to Article 78 of the Convention, reservations are only permitted with regard to a limited and specified number of Articles. Austria also considers that by referring to the principles and provisions of its constitution, Poland has made a reservation of a general and indeterminate scope which does not clearly define for the other States Parties to the Convention the extent to which the reserving State has accepted the obligations of the Convention.

Austria therefore considers this reservation also as incompatible with the object and purpose of the Convention and objects to it.

This objection shall not preclude the entry into force of the Convention between the Republic of Austria and the Republic of Poland.

Period covered: 13/04/2016 -
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