List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 043

Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and on Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality

Status as of: 18/4/2014

 

    Austria :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 31 July 1975 - Or. Germ./Engl./Fr.

The Republic of Austria avails itself of the reservation provided for in point 3 of the Annex of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/9/1975 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 31 July 1975 - Or. Germ./Engl./Fr.

On the occasion of today's deposit of the instrument of ratification of the present Convention the Republic of Austria declares that the terms "military obligations / obligations militaires" used in Articles 5 and 6 will be interpreted in such a way that they only comprise the obligation of an individual to fulfill his Compulsory Military Service. Other military obligations are not affected by this Convention.
Period covered: 1/9/1975 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 5, 6

 

    Belgium :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Belgium, dated 27 April 2007, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 April 2007 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with the Agreement on the interpretation of Article 12, paragraph 2, of the Convention, accepted by the Parties to the Convention and signed by the Secretary General on 2 April 2007, the Kingdom of Belgium denounces Chapter I of the Convention.
Period covered: 28/4/2008 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12

 

    France :


Reservation made at the time of signature, on 6 May 1963 - Or. Fr.

The Government of the French Republic declares that it avails itself of the reservation provided for in point 2 of the Annex to the Convention.
Period covered: 28/3/1968 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of France, dated 3 March 2008, registered at the Secretariat General on 4 March 2008 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with the Agreement on the interpretation of Article 12, paragraph 2, of the Convention, accepted by the Parties to the Convention, France denounces Chapter I of the Convention.
Period covered: 5/3/2009 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12

 

    Germany :


Declaration made at the time of signature, on 6 May 1963 - Or. Fr.

Any person who is of German Nationality within the meaning of Article 116 of the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall be regarded as a national of the Federal Republic of Germany for the purpose of the application of the Convention on the reduction of cases of multiple nationality and on military obligations in cases of multiple nationality.
Period covered: 18/12/1969 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 17 November 1969 - Or. Fr.

The Federal Republic of Germany avails itself of the reservation 3 provided for in the Annex to the Convention.
Period covered: 18/12/1969 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8

 

    Ireland :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 16 March 1973 - Or. Engl.

The Government of Ireland, having considered the Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and on Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality, hereby confirm and ratify it and declare in accordance with Article 7.1 thereof that they will apply the provisions of Chapter II of the Convention only.
Period covered: 17/4/1973 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 7

 

    Italy :


Reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 27 February 1968 - Or. Fr.

The Italian Government avails itself of the reservations 1, 2 and 4 provided for in the Annex to the Convention and, consequently, reserves the right:

- to make the loss of nationality referred to in Article 1, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3, subject to the condition that the person concerned already ordinarily resides or at some time takes up his ordinary residence outside its territory, except where, in the case of acquisition of a foreign nationality of his own free will, such person is exempted by the competent authority from the condition of ordinary residence abroad;
- not to regard a declaration made by a woman with a view to acquiring her husband's nationality by virtue and at the time of marriage as an option within the meaning of Article 1.
Period covered: 28/3/1968 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8


Reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 27 February 1968 - Or. Fr.

Following the introduction of new provisions in the field of Family Law (Law 151/1975) and of nationality (Law 123/1983), Italy, making use of the possibility provided for in Article 8, paragraph 2 of the Convention, wishes to withdraw the reservation contained in paragraph 4 of the Annex to the Convention which reads as follows :

"4. not to apply the provisions of Articles 1 and 2 when the wife of one of its nationals has acquired another nationality while her husband retains the nationality of such Party."
Period covered: 28/3/1968 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 8


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, dated 27 May 2009, transmitted by the Permanent Representative of Italy and registered at the Secretariat General on 3 June 2009 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with the Agreement on the interpretation of Article 12, paragraph 2, of the Convention, signed on 2 April 2007, Italy denounces Chapter I of the Convention.
Period covered: 4/6/2010 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12

 

    Luxembourg :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, dated 30 June 2008, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 July 2008 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with the Agreement on the interpretation of Article 12, paragraph 2, of the Convention, signed on 2 April 2007, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg denounces Chapter I of the Convention.
Period covered: 10/7/2009 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12

 

    Netherlands :


Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance, deposited on 9 May 1985 - Or. Engl.

The Government of the Netherlands accepts the Convention for the Kingdom in Europe and for the Netherlands Antilles.
Period covered: 10/6/1985 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, dated 24 December 1985, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 January 1986 - Or. Engl.

The island of Aruba, which is at present still part of the Netherlands Antilles, will obtain internal autonomy as a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands as of 1 January 1986. Consequently the Kingdom will from then on no longer consist of two countries, namely the Netherlands (the Kingdom in Europe) and the Netherlands Antilles (situated in the Caribbean region), but will consist of three countries, namely the said two countries and the country Aruba.

As the changes being made on 1 January 1986 concern a shift only in the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and as the Kingdom as such will remain the subject under international law with which treaties are concluded, the said changes will have no consequences in international law regarding to treaties concluded by the Kingdom which already apply to the Netherlands Antilles, including Aruba. These treaties will remain in force for Aruba in its new capacity of country within the Kingdom. Therefore these treaties will as of 1 January 1986, as concerns the Kingdom of the Netherlands, apply to the Netherlands Antilles (without Aruba) and Aruba.

Consequently the treaties referred to in the annex, to which the Kingdom of the Netherlands is a Party and which apply to the Netherlands Antilles, will as of 1 January 1986 as concerns the Kingdom of the Netherlands apply to the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.

List of Conventions referred to by the Declaration
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43. Convention on the reduction of cases of multiple nationality and on military obligations in cases of multiple nationality (1963)
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Period covered: 1/1/1986 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9

 

    Spain :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 July 1987 - Or. Sp.

The provisions of Chapter I shall not be applicable in relation to Spain.
Period covered: 17/8/1987 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 7

 

    Sweden :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 May 2002 - Or. Engl.

Sweden declares, in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1, of the Convention, that it will apply the provisions of Chapter II only.
Period covered: 30/6/2002 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 7

 

    United Kingdom :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 7 July 1971 - Or. Engl.

The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, having considered the Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and on Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality, hereby confirm and ratify the same and declare, in accordance with the proviso to paragraph 1 of Article 7 of the Convention, that they will apply the provisions of Chapter II of the Convention only.
Period covered: 8/8/1971 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 7


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 20 October 1971, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 October 1971 - Or. Engl.

The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declare, in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 9 of the Convention on Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality, opened for signature at Strasbourg on 6 May 1963, that the application of the Convention shall hereby extend to Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
Period covered: 21/10/1971 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 20 October 1971, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 October 1971 - Or. Engl.

It is the understanding of the Government of the United Kingdom that, for the purposes of the Convention, voluntary military service in the armed forces of a Contracting Party constitutes a performance of "military obligations".
Period covered: 21/10/1971 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

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