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    18 July 1994 - With regard to the reservations made by the Syrian Arab Republic upon ratification:

    "...This reservation is too comprehensive and too general as to be compatible with the object and purpose of the Convention. The Government of Italy therefore objects to the reservation made by the Syrian Arab Republic. This objection shall not preclude the entry into force of the Convention as between the Syrian Arab Republic and Italy.

    SOURCE: Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, Status as at 31 December 1994, United Nations, New York, p. 200.


    25 September 1995

    "This reservation, owing to its unlimited scope and undefined character, is inadmissible under international law. The Government of the Italian Republic, therefore, objects to the reservation made by the Islamic Republic of Iran. This objection shall not preclude the entry into force of the Convention as between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Italian Republic."


    In this regard, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Italy the following communications on the dates indicated hereinafter:


    14 June 1996

    With regard to the reservations made by Qatar upon ratification:

    "The Government of the Italian Republic considers that such a reservation, which seeks to limit the responsibilities of Qatar under the Convention by invoking general principles of national law, may raise doubts as to the commitment of Qatar to the object and purpose of the Convention and, moreover, contributes to undermining the basis of international treaty law. It is common interest of States that treaties to which they have chosen to become Parties should be respected, as to the objects and the purpose, by all Parties. The Government of the Italian Republic therefore objects to this reservation. This objection does not constitute an obstacle to the entry into force of the Convention between the Government of the Italian Republic and the State of Qatar."



    14 June 1996

    With regard to the reservations made by Botswana upon accession:

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


    4 October 1996

    With regard to the reservation made by Singapore upon accession:

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


    23 December 1996


    With regard to the reservation made by Brunei Darussalam upon accession:


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

    2 April 1998: same objection with regard to the reservation to articles 14, 17 and 21 made by the United Arab Emirates upon accession.
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