Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.218 - Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events

Nature of declaration : Declarations, Denunciations, Derogations
Status as of 06/12/2019

Armenia

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Armenia, deposited at the time of the signature of the Instrument, on 24 January 2018 – Or. Engl.

The Republic of Armenia makes the following statement with regard to the declaration made by the Republic of Azerbaijan in respect of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (hereinafter Convention), signed on 29 November 2016:

1. The declaration of the Republic of Azerbaijan is of a discriminatory nature in respect of the Republic of Armenia and is in contradiction with the purposes established by Article 2 of the Convention as well as with values of the Council of Europe. The Republic of Azerbaijan refrain not only from the obligations set forth in the Convention to apply practical measures for ensuring safety and security during the football matches and other sports events but also blatantly incites discrimination.

2. The declaration of the Republic of Azerbaijan is incompatible with the object and purpose of the Convention and thus being in violation with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 1969.

3. The Republic of Azerbaijan deliberately misrepresents the essence of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, with respect to causes and effects of the conflict. The conflict arose due to the policy of ethnic cleansing by the Republic of Azerbaijan followed by the massive military aggression against the self-determined Nagorno-Karabakh Republic - with the aim to repress the free will of the Nagorno-Karabakh population. As a result, the Republic of Azerbaijan has occupied several territories of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
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