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 17/10/2019


Objection contained in a Note Verbale from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, dated 15 February 2016, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 March 2016 – Or. Engl.

The Government of Sweden has examined the contents of 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, by which the Republic of Poland will apply the Convention in accordance with the principles and the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland.

Sweden considers that this declaration in fact amounts to a reservation.

According to Article 78 of the Convention, reservations are only permitted to a limited and specified number of Articles. The declaration made by the Republic of Poland goes beyond what is permitted under the Convention.

In addition, Sweden would like state the following. Reservations by which a State Party limits its responsibilities under the Convention by not considering itself bound by certain articles and by invoking general references to national or religious law may cast doubts on the commitments of the reserving state to the object and purpose of the Convention and, moreover, contribute to undermining the basis of international treaty law.

It is in the common interest of states that treaties to which they have chosen to become parties also are respected, as to object and purpose, by all parties.

For these reasons the Government of Sweden therefore objects to the aforementioned declaration.

This objection shall not preclude the entry into force of the Convention between Sweden and the Republic of Poland, without the Republic of Poland benefitting from its aforementioned declaration.

Period covered: 03/03/2016 -
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