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

Declarations in force as of today
Status as of 23/10/2019

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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Azerbaijan

Declaration contained in the Full Powers of signature handed over to the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe at the time of signature of the instrument, on 29 November 2016 – Or. Engl., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification deposited on 11 December 2018 - Or. Engl.

1. The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events shall not be applied by the Republic of Azerbaijan in respect to the Republic of Armenia.

2. The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it is unable to guarantee the implementation of the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events in its territories occupied by the Republic of Armenia (the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan and its seven districts surrounding that region), until the liberation of these territories from the occupation and the complete elimination of the consequences of that occupation (the schematic map of the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan is available here).

3. The Republic of Azerbaijan reserves the right to amend or revoke at any time the provisions of paragraph 1 and paragraph 2 of the present Declaration, and other Parties shall be notified in writing of any such amendments or revocation.
Period covered: 01/02/2019 -
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France

Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, dated 27 February 2017, registered at the Secretariat General on 17 March 2017 – Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 16, paragraph 4, of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS No. 218), the European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches (ETS No. 120) will continue to apply to France until the entry into force of the Convention CETS No. 218.
Period covered: 01/11/2017 -
Articles concerned : 16


Monaco

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Department of External Affairs and Cooperation of the Principality of Monaco, dated 22 February 2017, deposited simultaneously with the instrument of ratification on 2 March 2017 – Or. Fr.

The Principality of Monaco wishes to continue to apply the European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches (ETS No. 120) until the entry into force of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events, in accordance with Article 16, paragraph 4.
Period covered: 01/11/2017 -
Articles concerned : 16


Norway

Declaration contained in the instrument of approval deposited on 11 December 2017 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 16, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Kingdom of Norway will continue to apply the European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches of 19 August 1985 (ETS No. 120) until the entry into force of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS No. 218).
Period covered: 01/02/2018 -
Articles concerned : 16


Poland

Reservation contained in the Full Powers of signature handed over to the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe at the time of signature of the instrument, on 29 November 2016 – Or. Engl. and confirmed in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 September 2017 – Or. Engl.

The Republic of Poland declares that it shall not apply Article 5, paragraph 2, of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events.
Period covered: 01/11/2017 -
Articles concerned : 5


Republic of Moldova

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 January 2018 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 20 of the Convention, the Republic of Moldova declares that, until the full re-establishment of its territorial integrity, the provisions of the Convention will be applied only on the territory controlled effectively by the authorities of the Republic of Moldova.
Period covered: 01/03/2018 -
Articles concerned : 20


Spain

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Spain handed over to the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe at the time of signature of the instrument, on 23 May 2017 – Or. Engl. - and confirmed in the instrument of ratification deposited on 6 September 2019 – Or. Fr.

The Permanent Representation of Spain to the Council of Europe has the honour to communicate that if the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS No. 218) were to be ratified by the United-Kingdom and extended to Gibraltar, Spain would like to make the following declaration:

1. Gibraltar is a non-autonomous territory whose international relations come under the responsibility of the United Kingdom and which is subject to a decolonisation process in accordance with the relevant decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

2. The authorities of Gibraltar have a local character and exercise exclusively internal competences which have their origin and their foundation in a distribution and attribution of competences performed by the United Kingdom in compliance with its internal legislation, in its capacity as sovereign State on which the mentioned non-autonomous territory depends.

3. As a result, the eventual participation of the Gibraltarian authorities in the application of this Convention will be understood as carried out exclusively as part of the internal competences of Gibraltar and cannot be considered to modify in any way what was established in the two previous paragraphs.

4. The process provided for by the Arrangements relating to Gibraltar authorities in the context of certain international treaties (2007) which have been adopted by Spain and the United Kingdom on 19 December 2007 (jointly with the "Agreed Arrangements relating to Gibraltar authorities in the context of EU and EC instruments and related treaties", dated 19 April 2000) apply to this Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events, opened for signature, in Saint-Denis, on 3 July 2016.

5. The application of the Convention to Gibraltar should not be interpreted as an acknowledgment of any right or any situation regarding areas not covered by Article X of the Treaty of Utrecht of 13 July 1713, concluded between the Crowns of Spain and of the United Kingdom.
Period covered: 01/11/2019 -
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Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 6 September 2019 – Or. Fr.

Spain declares that it will continue to apply the European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches until the entry into force of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events.
Period covered: 01/11/2019 -
Articles concerned : 16


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