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Area Of Application Of The Additional Protocol To The European Convention On Information On Foreign Law

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Zusatzprotokolls zum Europäischen Übereinkommen betreffend Auskünfte über ausländisches Recht

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143. Presentation by the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Additional Protocol to the European Convention relating to information on foreign law

According to the note by the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 17 May 2013, has given its instrument of ratification to the Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Information on Foreign Law (BGBl). No 179/1980, last proclamation of the BGBl area. III, No 96/2013).

According to a further note by the Secretary-General, Spain adopted the following statement on 5 March 2008. Art. 9 of the Additional Protocol:

In the event that the Additional Protocol to the European Convention relating to information on foreign law is extended from the United Kingdom to Gibraltar, the Kingdom of Spain wishes to make the following statement:

1. Gibraltar is a territory without self-government for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible and which is in a process of decolonization in accordance with the relevant decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

2. The authorities of Gibraltar are of a local nature and shall exercise exclusively internal competences originating in and based on the distribution and allocation of responsibilities which the United Kingdom is responsible for in accordance with its national law. legislation and, in its capacity as a sovereign State, from which the said territory is dependent on the absence of self-government.

3. Consequently, the eventual participation of the authorities of Gibraltar in the application of the Protocol shall be understood as being exclusively within the limits of the internal competences of Gibraltar and shall not be regarded as having regard to the Protocol. the two previous paragraphs.