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European Convention for the protection of animals during international transport (revised)

Parties with reservations, declarations and objections

Party Reservations / Declarations Objections
Luxembourg Yes No
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the Yes No
Norway Yes No
Sweden Yes No
Switzerland Yes No
Turkey Yes Yes

Luxembourg

02-05-2005

In accordance with Article 37 of the European Convention for the Protection of Animals during International Transport (Revised), the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will continue to apply the Convention of 1968 as amended by its Additional Protocol of 1979 until the entry into force of the revised Convention.

Netherlands, the Kingdom of the

07-02-2008

In accordance with Article 36, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Netherlands declare that the central authorities who are responsible in case of disputes regarding the interpretation or implementation of the provisions of the Convention are:
- Under Article 1, paragraph 2, of the Convention:
Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit
(Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality)
Bezuidenhoutseweg 73
P.O. Box 20401
2500 EK The Hague
- Under the following articles of the Convention:
Article 5, paragraph 1, sub-paragraphs a and b,
Article 7, paragraph 4,
Article 9, paragraph 2, sub-paragraph a, and paragraph 3,
Article 28, paragraph 1:
De Voedsel en Waren Autoriteit
(Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority)
Prinses Beatrixlaan 2
2595 AL The Hague
P.O. Box 19506
2500 CM The Hague
- Under Article 5, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph a, and Article 7, paragraph 4, of the Convention:
De Algemene inspectiedienst
(General Inspection Service)
P.O. Box 234
6460 AE Kerkrade

Norway

02-03-2004

In accordance with Article 37 of the European Convention for the Protection of Animals during International Transport (Revised), Norway will continue to apply the Convention of 1968 as amended by its Additional Protocol of 1979 until the entry into force of the revised Convention.

Sweden

06-11-2003

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 4, of the Convention, Sweden will continue to apply the Convention of 1968 as amended by its Additional Protocol of 1979 until the entry into force of the revised Convention.

Switzerland

23-09-2005

In accordance with Article 37 of the European Convention for the Protection of Animals during International Transport (Revised), Switzerland will continue to apply the Convention of 1968 as amended by its Additional Protocol of 1979 until the entry into force of the revised Convention if the denunciation of the 1968 Convention is not effective at the time of entry into force of the revised Convention.

Turkey

07-02-2019

The Republic of Turkey reserves the right not to apply the provisions of Article 8, paragraph 1, of the Convention, in respect of railway transportation.
The Republic of Turkey declares that she shall give priority to the provisions of the Live Animals Regulations of the International Air Transport Association-Live Animals Regulations (IATA LAR) in respect of Article 30, paragraphs 4 and 5, of the Convention.
Turkey declares that its ratification of the European Convention for the Protection of Animals during International Transport (Revised) (ETS No. 193) neither amounts to any form of recognition of the Greek Cypriot Administration’s pretention to represent the defunct “Republic of Cyprus” as Party to that Convention, nor should it imply any obligation on the part of Turkey to enter into dealing with the so-called Republic of Cyprus within the framework of the said Convention.

Objection Cyprus, 13-09-2019

The Republic of Cyprus has examined the Declaration deposited by the Republic of Turkey on 7 February 2019, upon ratification of the European Convention for the Protection of Animals during International Transport (Revised) of 6 November 2003 (ETS No.193) and notes with regret that such a declaration is inconsistent with international law and contradicts, inter alia, the binding UN Security Council Resolutions on Cyprus.
In the view of the Republic of Cyprus, the content and purported effect of this Declaration renders it tantamount to a reservation contrary to the object and purpose of the Convention. By means of such a Declaration, the Republic of Turkey purports to evade its obligations under the Convention vis-a-vis an equal and sovereign State Party, namely the Republic of Cyprus, a member state of the United Nations, the European Union, the Council of Europe and other international organizations. Indeed, the Declaration prevents the realization of cooperation between States Parties provided by the Convention.
The Republic of Cyprus, therefore, strongly rejects the aforesaid Declaration made by the Republic of Turkey and considers it null and void. The aforementioned objection of the Republic of Cyprus shall not preclude the entry into force of the Convention, in its entirety, between the Republic of Cyprus and the Republic of Turkey.

Objection Greece, 17-10-2019

The Government of the Hellenic Republic has examined the declaration made by the Republic of Turkey upon ratification, on 7 February 2019, of the European Convention for the Protection of Animals during International Transport (Revised). The Republic of Turkey, inter alia, declares its ratification of the Convention should not imply any obligation on the part of Turkey to enter into any dealing with the Republic of Cyprus within the framework of the said Convention.
The Government of the Hellenic Republic reiterates its view that the above Declaration amounts to a reservation, as it purports to exclude the application of the Convention in its entirety between Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus, thus defeating the object and purpose of the said Convention.
The Government of the Hellenic Republic, therefore, objects to the declaration made by the Republic of Turkey upon ratification of the Convention.
This objection shall not preclude the entry into force of the Convention between the Hellenic Republic and the Republic of Turkey.

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