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France

Status as of: 2/9/2014
Reservations

Treaty No. 005 :
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 3 May 1974 - Or. Fr.

The Government of the Republic, in accordance with Article 64 of the Convention [Article 57 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11], makes a reservation in respect of Articles 5 and 6 thereof, to the effect that those articles shall not hinder the application of the provisions governing the system of discipline in the armed forces contained in Section 27 of Act No. 72-662 of 13 July 1972, determining the general legal status of military servicemen, nor of the provisions of Article 375 of the Code of Military Justice.
Period covered: 3/5/1974 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 5, 6


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 3 May 1974 - Or. Fr.

The Government of the Republic, in accordance with Article 64 of the Convention [Article 57 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11], makes a reservation in respect of paragraph 1 of Article 15, to the effect, firstly, that the circumstances specified in Article 16 of the Constitution regarding the implementation of that Article, in Section 1 of the Act of 3 April 1878 and in the Act of 9 August 1849 regarding proclamation of a state of siege, and in Section 1 of Act No. 55-385 of 3 April 1955 regarding proclamation of a state of emergency, and in which it is permissible to apply the provisions of those texts, must be understood as complying with the purpose of Article 15 of the Convention and that, secondly, for the interpretation and application of Article 16 of the Constitution of the Republic, the terms to the extent strictly required by the exigencies of the situation shall not restrict the power of the President of the Republic to take the measures required by the circumstances.
Period covered: 3/5/1974 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 15

Treaty No. 117 :
Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 17 February 1986 - Or. Fr.

The Government of the French Republic declares that only those offences which under French law fall within the jurisdiction of the French criminal courts may be regarded as offences within the meaning of Articles 2 to 4 of this Protocol.
Period covered: 1/11/1988 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2, 3, 4


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 17 February 1986 - Or. Fr.

The Government of the French Republic declares that Article 5 may not impede the application of the rules of the French legal system concerning the transmission of the patronymic name.
Period covered: 1/11/1988 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 5


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 17 February 1986 - Or. Fr.

Article 5 may not impede the application of provisions of local law in the territorial collectivity of Mayotte and the territories of New Caledonia and of the Wallis and Futuna Archipelago.
Period covered: 1/11/1988 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 5


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 17 February 1986 - Or. Fr.

Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms shall apply to the whole territory of the Republic, due regard being had where the overseas territories and the territorial collectivity of Mayotte are concerned, to the local requirements referred to in Article 63 [Article 56 since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11] of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
Period covered: 1/11/1988 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6

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