Scope Of The Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities And The Optional Protocol To The Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens über die Rechte von Menschen mit Behinderungen sowie des Fakultativprotokolls zum Übereinkommen über die Rechte von Menschen mit Behinderungen

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47. Revelation of the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

According to the Communications of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the following States have ratified their instruments of ratification or ratification. Certificates of accession and the following organisation of its document of formal confirmation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (BGBl. III n ° 155/2008, last proclamation of the BGBl scope. ) No 79/2009):

States/Organization:

Date of deposit of the instrument of ratification, accession, or Certificate of formal confirmation to the Convention:

Date of deposit of the instruments of ratification. Instrument of Accession to the Optional Protocol:

Algeria

4 December 2009

Armenia

22 September 2010

Australia

21 August 2009

Ethiopia

7 July 2010

Bolivia

16. November 2009

16. November 2009

Bosnia and Herzegovina

12 March 2010

12 March 2010

Burkina Faso

23 July 2009

23 July 2009

Denmark

24 July 2009

Dominican Republic

18. August 2009

18. August 2009

European Union

23 December 2010

France

18 February 2010

18 February 2010

Haiti

23 July 2009

23 July 2009

Honduras

16 August 2010

Iran

23 October 2009

Canada

11 March 2010

Laos People's Democratic Republic

25 September 2009

Latvia

1 March 2010

31 August 2010

Lithuania

18 August 2010

18 August 2010

Malawi

27 August 2009

Malaysia

19 July 2010

Maldives

5 April 2010

Mauritius

8. January 2010

Moldova

21 September 2010

Montenegro

2 November 2009

2 November 2009

Nepal

7 May 2010

7 May 2010

Nicaragua

2 February 2010

Nigeria

24 September 2010

24 September 2010

Portugal:

23 September 2009

23 September 2009

Romania

31 January 2011

Zambia

1 February 2010

Senegal

7 September 2010

Serbia

31 July 2009

31 July 2009

Seychelles

2 October 2009

Sierra Leone

4 October 2010

Slovakia

26 May 2010

26 May 2010

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

29 October 2010

29 October 2010

Arab Republic of Syria

10 July 2009

10 July 2009

United Republic of Tanzania

10 November 2009

10 November 2009

Togo

1 March 2011

1 March 2011

Czech Republic

28 September 2009

Turkey

28 September 2009

Turkmenistan

10 November 2010

Ukraine

4 February 2010

4 February 2010

United Arab Emirates

19 March 2010

United Kingdom

7 August 2009

The following states: In the event of the deposit of their instruments of ratification, accession, or Certificate of formal confirmation shall declare the following reservations or Declarations made on the Convention:

European Union 1 :

Declaration pursuant to Art. 44 Abs.1:

Article 44 (1) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention") provides that an organisation of regional integration in its instrument of formal confirmation or declare the scope of their powers in relation to matters covered by this Convention.

Members of the European Community are currently the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Estonia, Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Estonia Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Malta, the Republic Austria, the Republic of Poland, the Portuguese Republic, Romania, the Republic of Slovenia, the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Finland, the Kingdom of Sweden and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The European Community notes that the term "States Parties" shall apply for the purposes of the Convention to regional integration organisations within the framework of their responsibilities.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities shall apply, as regards the competence of the European Community, to the territories in which the Treaty establishing the European Community is applicable, in accordance with the provisions of this Treaty, and in particular Article 299 thereof.

In accordance with Article 299, this declaration shall not apply to the territories of the Member States in which the said Treaty does not apply and shall not affect acts or positions adopted by the Member States concerned in the framework of the Convention on behalf of the and in the interest of these areas.

This declaration states that, in accordance with Article 44 (1) of the Convention on the areas covered by the Convention, the powers of the Member States of the Community in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty establishing the European Community have been transferred.

The extent and the exercise of Community responsibilities naturally evolve continuously; therefore, if necessary, the Community will supplement or amend this declaration in accordance with Article 44 (1) of the Convention.

In some matters, the European Community has exclusive competence, and in others the competence is shared between it and the Member States. Member States shall continue to be responsible for all matters for which competence has not been transferred to the European Community.

Currently:

1.

The Community has exclusive competence with regard to the compatibility of State aid with the common market and with the common customs tariff. In so far as provisions of Community law are affected by the provisions of the Convention, the exclusive competence for the adoption of the relevant obligations for the public administration of the European Union is the exclusive competence of the European Union. Community. In this context, the Community declares that it is responsible for the following areas: regulation of recruitment, working conditions, remuneration, training, etc. for unelected officials in accordance with the Staff Regulations and the Implementing Rules 2 .

2.

The Community and the Member States have shared competence with regard to measures to combat discrimination on the grounds of disability, free movement of goods, persons, services and capital, agriculture, rail, road, sea and air transport, taxation, the internal market, equal pay for men and women, the policy of the trans-European networks and statistics. With regard to accession to the Convention, the European Community has exclusive competence in respect of such matters in so far as the provisions of the Convention or of the Convention adopted pursuant to the Convention are Legislation to be applied to common rules established in advance by the European Community. Without prejudice to the competence of the European Community to act in this area, Community rules which remain unaffected, in particular Community provisions laying down only minimum standards, shall be applicable, the Member States. In the other cases, the Member States shall remain responsible. A list of the relevant acts adopted by the European Community shall be annexed. The competence of the European Community resulting from these legal acts shall be assessed on the basis of the precise content of the individual act and, in particular, on the extent to which common rules are laid down therein.

3.

The following EC policies can also be important for the UN Convention: the Member States and the Community are working towards the development of a coordinated employment strategy. The Community shall contribute to the development of quality education by encouraging cooperation between the Member States and, if necessary, by supporting and supplementing the activities of the Member States. The Community shall implement a vocational training policy which shall support and supplement the measures taken by the Member States. The Community continues to develop and pursue its policy of strengthening its economic and social cohesion, in order to promote the harmonious development of the Community as a whole. Without prejudice to the respective responsibilities of the Member States, the Community shall pursue a policy of development cooperation and economic, financial and technical cooperation with third countries.

Annex

Community acts on matters covered by the Convention

The Community acts listed below illustrate the extent of the competence of the Community in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty establishing the European Community. In some matters, the European Community has exclusive competence, and in others the competence is shared between it and the Member States. The powers of the Community resulting from those acts shall be assessed on the basis of the precise content of the individual act and, in particular, on the extent to which it lays down common rules laid down by the provisions of the Convention.

-in the area of accessibility

Directive 1999 /5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity (OJ L 197, 21.7.1999, p. OJ No L 91, 7.4.1999, p. 10).

Directive 2001 /85/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2001 laying down special provisions for vehicles intended for the carriage of passengers comprising more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat and amending Directives 70 /156/EEC and 97 /27/EC OJ L 42, 13.2.2002, p. 1).

Council Directive 96 /48/EC of 23 July 1996 on the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system (OJ L 177, 30.6.1996, p. 6), as amended by Directive 2004 /50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 344, 27.12.2004, p. OJ L 164, 30.4.2004, p. 114).

Directive 2001 /16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2001 on the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system (OJ L 197, 21.7.2001, p. 1), as amended by Directive 2004 /50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 210, 31.7.2004, p. OJ L 164, 30.4.2004, p. 114).

Directive 2006 /87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels and repealing Council Directive 82/714/EEC (OJ L 378, 27.12.2006, p. OJ L 389, 30.12.2006, p.1).

Directive 2003 /24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 April 2003 amending Council Directive 98 /18/EC on safety rules and standards for passenger ships (OJ L 283, 31.7.2003, p. OJ No L 123, 17.5.2003, p. 18).

Directive 2007 /46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 September 2007 establishing a framework for the approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units for these vehicles (Framework Directive) (OJ L 136, 31. OJ L 263, 9.10.2007, p. 1).

Commission Decision 2008 /164/EC of 21 December 2007 laying down the technical specification for interoperability relating to restricted mobile persons in the trans-European conventional rail system and in the trans-European network High-speed rail system (OJ No L OJ No L 64, 7.3.2008, p. 72).

Directive 95 /16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 June 1995 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to lifts (OJ L 164, 30.6.1995, p. 1), as amended by Directive 2006 /42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on machinery and amending Directive 95 /16/EC (OJ L 327, 30.11.2006, p. OJ L 157, 9.6.2006, p. 24).

Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive) (OJ L 108, 27.4.2002, p. OJ No L 108, 24.4.2002, p. 33).

Directive 2002/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on universal service and users ' rights relating to electronic communications networks and services (Universal Service Directive) (OJ L 201, 31.7.2002, p. OJ L 108, 24.4.2002, p. 51).

Directive 97 /67/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 1997 on common rules for the development of the internal market of Community postal services and the improvement of quality of service (OJ L 378, 27.12.1997, p. 14), as amended by Directive 2002/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 June 2002 amending Directive 97 /67/EC with a view to the further liberalisation of the market in postal services in the Community: 21) and Directive 2008 /6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 amending Directive 97 /67/EC with regard to the completion of the internal market of Community postal services (OJ L 176, 15.7.2008, p. 1). OJ L 52, 27.2.2008, p. 3).

Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006 laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 (OJ L 210, 31.7.2006, p. 1). OJ L 210, 31.7.2006, p.25).

Directive 2004 /17/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors (OJ L 344, 27.3.2004, p. OJ L 134, 30.4.2004, p. 1).

Directive 2004 /18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts (OJ L 134, 30.4.2004, p. OJ L 134, 30.4.2004, p. 114).

Council Directive 92/13/EEC of 25 February 1992 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the application of Community rules on the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy and energy sector Transport and telecommunications (OJ C 327, 30.4.2004, p 14), as amended by Directive 2007 /66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2007 amending Council Directives 89 /665/EEC and 92 /13/EEC with a view to improving the effectiveness of the Review procedures relating to the award of public contracts (OJ L 327, 22.7. OJ L 335, 20.12.2007, p.31).

Council Directive 89 /665/EEC of 21 December 1989 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the application of review procedures in the context of the award of public supply and public works contracts (OJ L 327, 30.12.1989, p. 33), as amended by Directive 2007 /66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2007 amending Council Directives 89 /665/EEC and 92 /13/EEC, with a view to improving the effectiveness of Review procedures relating to the award of public contracts (OJ L 327, 22.7. OJ L 335, 20.12.2007, p.31).

-in the areas of self-employment, social inclusion, employment and employment

Council Directive 2000 /78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (OJ L 378, 27.12.2000, p. OJ L 303, 2.12.2000, p. 16).

Commission Regulation (EC) No 800/2008 of 6 August 2008 declaring the compatibility of certain categories of aid with the common market in application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty (General Block Exemption Regulation) (OJ L 327, 31.12.2008, p. OJ No L 214, 9.8.2008, p. 3).

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2289/83 of 29 July 1983 laying down provisions for the implementation of Articles 70 to 78 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 918/83 on the Community system of reliefs from customs duty (OJ L 327, 31.12.1983, p. OJ No L 220, 11.8.1983, p. 15).

Council Directive 83 /181/EEC of 28 March 1983 laying down the scope of Article 14 (1) (d) of Directive 77 /388/EEC as regards the exemption from value added tax of certain definitive imports of goods (OJ 1983 L 73, p. 1). OJ No L 105, 23.4.1983, p. 38).

Directive 2006 /54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation (OJ L 283, 27.9.2006, p. OJ L 204, 26.7.2006, p. 23). Council Regulation (EEC) No 918/83 of 28 March 1983 on the Community system of reliefs from customs duty (OJ L 378, 31.12.1983, p. 1). OJ No L 105, 23.4.1983, p. 1).

Council Directive 2006 /112/EC of 28 November 2006 on the common system of value added tax (OJ L 327, 30.12.2006, p. 1), as amended by Council Directive 2009 /47/EC of 5 May 2009 amending Directive 2006 /112/EC as regards reduced rates of value added tax (OJ L 378, 27.12.2009, p. OJ L 116 of 9.5.2009, p. 18).

Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 of 20 September 2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) (OJ L 327, 30.12.2005, p. OJ L 277, 21.10.2005, p. 1).

Council Directive 2003 /96/EC of 27 June 2003 October 2003 on the restructuring of the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity (OJ L 327, 28.12.2003, p. OJ L 283, 31.10.2003, p. 51).

-in the area of personal mobility

Council Directive 91 /439/EEC of 29 July 1991 on driving licences (OJ L 42, 15.1.1991, p. OJ No L 237, 24.8.1991, p. 1).

Directive 2006 /126/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on driving licences (OJ L 376, 27.12.2006, p. OJ L 403, 30.12.2006, p.18).

Directive 2003 /59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2003 on the basic qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain motor vehicles for the carriage of goods or passengers by road and amending Regulation (EEC) No 3820/85 and Council Directive 91 /439/EEC and repealing Council Directive 76 /914/EEC (OJ L 139, 30.4.1996, p. OJ L 226 of 10.9.2003, p. 4).

Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to air passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 295/91 (OJ L 327, 31.12.1991, p. OJ L 46, 17.2.2004, p. 1).

Regulation (EC) No 1107/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air (OJ L 210, 31.7.2006, p. OJ L 204, 26.7.2006, p. 1).

Regulation (EC) No 1899/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 on the harmonisation of technical requirements and administrative procedures in the field of civil aviation (OJ L 393, 30.12.2006, p. OJ L 377, 27.12.2006, p.1).

Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 June 2007. October 2007 on the rights and obligations of rail passengers (OJ L 327, 30.12.2007, p. OJ L 315, 3.12.2007, p. 14).

Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 June 2007 October 2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 1191/69 and (EEC) No 1107/70 (OJ L 107, 30.4.7/70, p. OJ L 315, 3.12.2007, p. 1).

Commission Regulation (EC) No 8/2008 of 11 December 2007 amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 as regards common technical requirements and administrative procedures for commercial air transport by aeropautic aircraft (OJ L 327, 31.12.2008, p. OJ L 10, 12.1.2008, p. 1).

-in the area of access to information

Directive 2001 /83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001 on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use (OJ L 311, 28.11.2001, p. 67), as amended by Directive 2004 /27/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 311, 28.11.2004, p. OJ L 136, 30.4.2004, p. 34).

Directive 2007 /65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2007 amending Council Directive 89 /552/EEC on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States relating to the exercise of Television broadcasting (OJ C 327, OJ L 332, 18.12.2007, p. 27).

Directive 2000 /31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the internal market (Directive on the protection of the environment) Electronic commerce) (OJ C 327, OJ L 178, 17.7.2000, p. 1).

Directive 2001 /29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (OJ L 197, 21.7.2001, p. OJ L 167, 22.6.2001, p. 10).

Directive 2005 /29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2005 concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices in the internal market and amending Council Directive 84 /450/EEC, which provides for: Directives 97 /7/EC, 98 /27/EC and 2002 /65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and of Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Unfair Commercial Practices Directive) (OJ L 327, 30.11.1997, p. OJ No L 149, 11.6.2005, p. 22).

-in the field of statistics and data collection

Directive 95 /46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 1 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (OJ C OJ L 281, 23.11.1995, p. 31).

Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 of 9 March 1998 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community (OJ L 139, 30.4.1998, p. 3) and its implementing regulations.

Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 June 2003 concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) (OJ L 297, 15.11.2003, p. 1) and its implementing regulations.

Regulation (EC) No 458/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 April 2007 on the European system of integrated social protection statistics (ESSPROS) (OJ L 139, 30.4.2007, p. 3) and its implementing regulations.

Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work (OJ L 378, 27.12.2008, p. OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 70).

-in the field of international cooperation

Regulation (EC) No 1905/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 establishing a financing instrument for development cooperation (OJ L 378, 27.12.2006, p. OJ L 378, 27.12.2006, p.41).

Regulation (EC) No 1889/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on establishing a financing instrument for the promotion of democracy and human rights worldwide (OJ L 378, 27.12.2006, p. OJ L 386, 29.12.2006, p.1).

Commission Regulation (EC) No 718/2007 of 12 June 2007 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1085/2006 establishing an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) (OJ L 210, 31.7.2007, p. OJ L 170, 29.6.2007, p. 1).

Reservation on Art. 27 (1):

The European Community declares that, in accordance with Community law (in particular Council Directive 2000 /78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation) Member States may, where appropriate, bring their own reservations to Article 27 (1) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, since they may provide for this Directive to be laid down in accordance with Article 3 (4) of the Council Directive in respect of discrimination on grounds of disability, not in respect of employment in to the armed forces. Therefore, the Community declares that it shall conclude the Convention without prejudice to the above-mentioned right which is granted to its Member States in accordance with Community law.

Iran:

With regard to Art. 46, the Islamic Republic of Iran declares that it considers itself unbound to any reservations that are incompatible with the aim and purpose of this Convention.

Canada:

Canada recognises that people with disabilities enjoy equal rights and ability in all areas of life on an equal footing with others.

Canada states its view that Article 12 allows for the supported decision-making and decision-making by substitutes under certain circumstances and in accordance with the law.

To this extent, Art. 12 may be interpreted as whether it is required to remove all decision-making arrangements by substitutes; Canada reserves the right to continue to do so under certain circumstances and subject to a adequate and effective protection. With reference to Article 12 (4), Canada reserves the right to regularly review all such measures by an independent authority, provided that such measures are not already the subject of the review or complaint.

Canada interprets Art. 33 (2) in such a way as to take account of the situation of the States, with the implementation of the Convention at more than one level of government and through a variety of mechanisms, including those already existing, will take place.

Lithuania:

The Republic of Lithuania declares that the term "sexual and reproductive health" uses in Art. 25 lit. (a) the Convention is not to be interpreted in such a way as to establish new human rights and to create relevant international obligations of the Republic of Lithuania. The legal content of this concept does not include support, encouragement or promotion of abortion, sterilization and medical procedures of persons with disabilities, which discriminate on the basis of genetic characteristics can cause it.

Malaysia:

Explanations:

Malaysia recognizes that the principles of non-discrimination and equal opportunities, as in Art. 3 lit. b, Art. 3 lit. (e) and Article 5 (2) of that Convention are provided for, essential to ensuring the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons with disabilities, and respect for them To promote inherent dignity, which should be applied and interpreted on the basis of disability and on the basis of equal rights with others.

Malaysia declares that its application and interpretation of the Federal constitution of Malaysia in respect of the principles of non-discrimination and equal opportunities does not constitute a violation of Art. 3 lit. b, Art. 3 lit. (e) and Article 5 (2) of the Convention should be dealt with.

Malaysia recognises the participation of people with disabilities in cultural life, recreation and leisure, as provided for in Article 30 of the said Convention, and sets out the recognition as a matter of national legislation.

Reservation:

The Government of Malaysia ratifies the aforementioned Convention on the condition that it does not consider itself bound by Articles 15 and 18 of the said Convention.

Mauritius:

The Republic of Mauritius declares that, in view of its serious financial consequences, it does not currently have any of the provisions of Art. 9 (2) (lit). I would like to take the necessary measures. With regard to Article 24 (2) (b), the Republic of Mauritius pursues a policy of general education, which is currently increasingly being implemented alongside special training.

Slovakia:

In accordance with Article 46 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Article 19 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties:

The Slovak Republic shall apply the provisions of Article 27 (1) (1). a on the condition that the implementation of the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability in relation to the selection, recruitment and employment conditions does not apply in cases of recruitment for the service as a member of the armed forces, to use armed security forces, armed forces, the national security bureau, the Slovak information service and the fire and rescue services.

On the occasion of the deposit of its instrument of ratification, the Arab Republic of Syria issued the following statement on the Optional Protocol:

In accordance with Article 8 of the Protocol, which states that each State Party may, at the time of signature or ratification of this Protocol or of its accession, declare that it does not recognise the competence of the Committee referred to in Articles 6 and 7 thereof, Declares the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic that it has the competence of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ("Committee") in accordance with Art. 6 and 7 of the Optional Protocol.

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