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    On 15 July 1992, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Portugal the following objection to the reservations made by Myanmar upon accession, by Bangladesh, Djibouti, Indonesia, Kuwait, Pakistan upon ratification and by Turkey upon signature :

    "The Government of Portugal considers that reservations by which a State limits its responsibilities under the Convention by invoking general principles of National Law may create 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 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 therefore objects to the reservations.

    This objection shall not constitute an obstacle to the entry into force of the Convention between Portugal and Myanmar.

    The Government of Portugal furthermore notes that, as a matter of principle, the same objection could be made to the reservations presented by Bangladesh, Djibouti, Indonesia, Kuwait, Pakistan and Turkey."

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    13.12.1994 - With regard to the reservation made by the Islamic Republic of Iran upon ratification:

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

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

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    11 January 1996 - With regard to the reservation made by the Qatar upon ratification:

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

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    [for the reservation made by Singapore]

    On 3 December 1996, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Portugal the following communication:

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


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    30 January 1997


    With regard to the reservation made by Brunei Darussalam, Kiribati and Saudi Arabia upon accession:


    [Same objection, mutatis mutandis, as the one made with regard to Myanmar.]
26.01.1990

21.09.1991

15.07.1992, 13.12.1994, 11.01.1996, 03.12.1996, 30.01.1997