Scope Of The International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Internationalen Paktes über bürgerliche und politische Rechte

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61. Representing the Federal Chancellor with regard to the scope of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

According to the Communications of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the following States have ratified their instruments of ratification or ratification. Accession documents to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (BGBl. No 591/1978, last proclamation of the BGBl area. (III) No 47/2008):

States:

Date of deposit of the instruments of ratification. Certificate of Accession:

Bahamas

23 December 2008

Guinea-Bissau

1 November 2010

Laos

25 September 2009

Pakistan

23 June 2010

Papua New Guinea

21 July 2008

Samoa

15 February 2008

Vanuatu

21. November 2008

On the occasion of the deposit of their instruments of ratification or The following Member States have declared the following reservations, or Statements made:

Bahamas:

The Government of the Bahamas recognises the principle of compensation for unlawful detention in accordance with Article 14 (6), but the problems with implementation are such that the right not to apply the principle is currently reserved.

Laos:

The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic declares that Article 1 of the Convention on the right to self-determination is considered compatible with the Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Cooperation between be interpreted by the States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, adopted by the General Assembly on 24 October 2008. October 1970, and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action adopted by the World Conference on Human Rights on 25 June 1993.

The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic declares that Article 18 of the Convention shall not be interpreted as empowering or promoting all activities, including economic tools, directly or indirectly by anyone. is to force a natural person or to believe in a religion or not to believe or to change his religion or belief. The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic is of the opinion that all acts of division and discrimination between ethnic groups and among religions are incompatible with Article 18 of the Convention.

Pakistan:

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan declares that the provisions of Articles 3, 6, 7, 18 and 19 are to be applied in such a way that they are not contrary to the provisions of the Constitution of Pakistan and Sharia.

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan declares that the provisions of Art. 12 are to be applied in such a way that they are in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of Pakistan.

With regard to Art. 13, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan reserves the right to apply its laws in respect of foreigners.

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan declares that the provisions of Art. 25 are to be applied in such a way that they are not contrary to the provisions of the Constitution of Pakistan.

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan hereby declares that it does not recognize the competence of the Committee in accordance with Article 40 of the Convention.

Samoa:

The term "forced or compulsory labour", as it appears in Article 8 (3) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966, is interpreted in such a way that it is expressed in Article 8 (2) (2). (a) (b) (c) (d) the Constitution of the Independent State of Samoa 1960, which stipulates that the expression "forced or compulsory labour" (a) includes any work required as a result of a court ruling; or (b) any service military character, or in the case of conscientious objectors, services rendered instead of compulsory military service; or (c) any service that is at risk of life and limb in the event of an emergency or in the event of a disaster ; or (d) any work or service that requires the Samoan tradition or part normal bourgeois obligations.

The Government of the Independent State of Samoa considers that Article 10 (2) and (3), which provides that juvenile offenders should be separated from adults and receive treatment corresponding to their age and legal status, shall be limited to: refers to those legal measures which have been incorporated into the system for the protection of minors, which is regulated in the Law for Young Penal Offenders 2007 (Samoa).

According to a further note by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Switzerland 1 the following statement in accordance with Art. 41 (1) delivered:

In accordance with Article 41 (1) of the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights of 16 December 1966, the Swiss Federal Council declares that, for a further period of five years, beginning on 16 April 2010, it will be responsible for the The Committee on Human Rights, on the receipt and consideration of communications from States Parties on non-compliance with other States Parties, recognises the obligations under the Convention.

According to other communications from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the following states have their honour at the occasion of the deposit of their instruments of ratification. Accession document fully withdrawn reservations and declarations: Ireland 2 , Iceland 3 and Liechtenstein 4 .

In addition, the Kingdom of the Netherlands 5 on the 11th The following statement was made in October 2010:

The Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of the 10. October 2010, from the European part of the Netherlands, the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba), Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, considers these parts to be separate territories within the meaning of Article 12 (1) and as separate countries within the meaning of Article 12 (2) and (4) of the Covenant.

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