58. public announcement of the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of the complete abolition of the death penalty
After notifications the Secretary of General of the Council of Europe, following further States have their instruments of ratification to the Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of the complete abolition of the death penalty (BGBl. III No. 22 / 2005) defined or explained, continue to consider themselves bound to the Protocol:
Date of deposit of the instrument of ratification or declaration of continuity:
February 6, 2007
October 10, 2007
March 3, 2009
January 26, 2012
March 21, 2006
October 18, 2006
November 30, 2005
with effect from 6 June 2006
February 10, 2006
August 16, 2005
August 18, 2005
December 16, 2009
February 20, 2006
On the occasion of the deposit of their instruments of ratification, the following States have submitted following observations:
Moldova declares that until the full restoration of the territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova, the provisions of the Protocol only on the territory controlled by the authorities of the Republic of Moldova in fact to apply are.
In the case of the extension of the Protocol by the United Kingdom on Gibraltar, Spain would like to make following statement:
1. Gibraltar is a non-autonomous territory for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible and which is subject to a decolonization process 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 exercise based on the distribution and Division of responsibilities exclusively internal responsibilities with origin, which takes in the United Kingdom in accordance with the provisions of its national legislation and in its capacity as a sovereign State, which is subject to the non-autonomous area.
3. thus is the possible involvement of the authorities of Gibraltar in the application of the Convention be understood as that takes place exclusively within the internal jurisdiction of Gibraltar and should not be considered as a change of what was set out in the two preceding paragraphs.
According to a further communication of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe the United kingdom1 has expanded the scope of the Protocol with effect from May 1, 2007 as follows:
The Government of the United Kingdom declares that she is the application of the Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms to Anguilla, Bermuda, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands extends, territories for whose international relations the Government of the United Kingdom is responsible.