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    Objection with regard to the reservation made by Indonesia upon ratification concerning articles 1, 14, 16, 17, 21, 22 and 29 :

    A reservation by which a State party limits its responsibilities under the Convention by invoking general principles of national law may cast doubts on the commitments of the reserving state to the object and purpose of the Convention and, moreover, contribute to undermining the basis of international treaty law. It is in the common interest of states that treaties to which they have chosen to become parties also are respected, as to object and purpose, by all parties. The Government of Sweden therefore objects to the reservations.

    This objection does not constitute an obstacle to the entry into force of the Convention between Sweden and the Republic of Indonesia.

    With regard to the reservation made by Pakistan upon signature and confirmed upon ratification :

    [Same objection, mutatis mutandis, as the one made with regard to Indonesia.]

    SOURCE : Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, Status as at 31 December 1991, United Nations, New York, 1992, p.204.

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    On 26 August 1992, the Secretary-General of the United Nations received from the Government of Sweden the following objection to the reservation made by Jordan upon ratification :

    "The Government of Sweden has examined the content of the reservation made by Jordan, by which Jordan states 'The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan expresses its reservation and does not consider itself bound by articles 14, 20 and 21 of the Convention, which grant the child the right to freedom of choice of religion and concern the question of adoption, since they are at variance with the precepts of the tolerant Islamic Shariah.'

    A reservation by which a State party limits its responsibilities under the Convention by invoking general principles of national law may cast doubts on the commitments of the reserving state to the object and purpose of the Convention and, moreover, contribute to undermining the basis of international treaty law. It is in the common interest of states that treaties to which they have chosen to become parties also are respected, as to object and purpose, by all parties. The Government of Sweden therefore objects to the reservation.

    This objection does not constitute an obstacle to the entry into force of the Convention between Sweden and Jordan."

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    On 20 July 1993, the Secretary-General of the United Nations received from the Government of Sweden the following communication relating to the reservations made by Thailand upon accession (see depositary notification C.N.94.1992. TREATIES-7 of 9 June 1992), by Bangladesh upon ratification, (see depositary notification C.N.245.1990. TREATIES-9 of 28 November 1990), by Djibouti upon ratification (see depositary notification C.N.335.1990.TREATIES-10 of 22 March 1991) and by Myanmar upon accession (see depositary notification C.N.160.1991.TREATIES-7 of 20 September 1991). The text of the said communication reads as follows:

    "The Government of Sweden has examined the contents of the reservation made by Thailand upon accession, which reads as follows: "The application of Articles 7, 22 and 29 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child shall be subject to the national laws, regulations and prevailing practices in Thailand".

    A reservation by which a State party limits its responsibilities under the Convention by invoking general principles of national law may cast doubts on the commitment of the reserving State to the object and purpose of the Convention and, moreover, contribute to undermining the basis of international treaty law. It is in the common interest of States that treaties to which they have chosen to become parties are respected, as to the object and purpose, by all parties. The Government of Sweden therefore objects to the reservations made by Thailand.

    The Government of Sweden furthermore notes that, as a matter of principle, the same objection could be made to the reservations made by:

    Bangladesh, regarding Article 21,
    Djibouti, to the whole Convention,
    Myanmar, regarding Articles 15 and 37.

    These objections do not constitute an obstacle to the entry into force of the Convention between Sweden and Thailand, Bangladesh, Djibouti and Myanmar, respectively."

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    29 March 1994 - With regard to the reservations made by the Syrian Arab Republic ratification:

    [Same objection, "mutatis mutandis", as the one made with regard to Indonesia.]

    SOURCE: Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, Status as at 31 December 1994, United Nations, New York, p. 201.

    Signature by Qatar: same objection, mutatis mutandis, for that reservation as the one made with regard to Indonesia.

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    1 September 1995 - With regard to the reservation made by Iran (Islamic Republic) upon ratification:

    [Same objection, mutatis mutandis, as the one made with regard to Indonesia.]

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    26 June 1996


    With regard to the reservations made by Malaysia upon accession:


    [Same objection, mutatis mutandis, as the one made with regard to Indonesia.]


    18 March 1997


    With regard to the reservations made by Saudi Arabia upon accession:


    [Same objection, mutatis mutandis, as the one made with regard to Indonesia.]

    On 13 August 1997, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Sweden the following communications with regard to reservations made by Brunéi Darussalam, Kiribati and Singapore upon accession to the Convention:


    [Same text, mutatis mutandis, as the one made with regard to Indonesia under "Objections".]

    - 9 February 1998: same text with regard to the reservations made by Oman upon accession.
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