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

Nature of declaration : Reservations
Status as of 29/11/2020

Serbia

Partial renewal of a reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Serbia, dated 31 January 2020, registered at the Secretariat General on 31 January 2020 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 79, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Serbia informs that it has decided to renew its reservation in respect of Article 30, paragraph 2, of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) for the next five-year period, taking into account that for the time being it is not able to calculate the amount of the funds to be awarded by the State to pay compensation to the victims of acts of violence, including violence against women, since information on the number of proceedings instituted against the perpetrators and the State is currently not available in official records as it is not collected from court case files, whereas it has decided to withdraw the reservation in respect of Article 44, paragraph 1.e and paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Convention.
Period covered: 31/01/2020 -
Articles concerned : 78, 30

Reservation contained in the full power of signature deposited on 4 April 2012 - Or. Engl. and confirmed in a Note Verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia deposited simultaneously with the instrument of ratification on 21 November 2013 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 78, paragraph 2, subparagraphs 1 and 2, of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, the Republic of Serbia reserves the right not to apply the provisions under Article 30, paragraph 2, [(*)and Article 44, paragraph 1.e, 3 and 4,] of the Convention pending the alignment of its national criminal legislation with the said provisions of the Convention.

[Notes by the Secretariat : The Republic of Serbia has informed the Secretary General of its intention to uphold its reservation in respect of Article 30, paragraph 2, of the Convention for a period of 5 years (Article 79 of the Convention):
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Serbia, dated 31 January 2020, registered at the Secretariat General on 31 January 2020 - Or. Engl. (Period covered: from 1 August 2019 to 1 August 2024).

(*) See the partial renewal of reservation dated 31 January 2020.]
Period covered: 01/08/2014 -
Articles concerned : 78, 44, 30


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