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Convention on the Rights of the Child, 20 November 1989.
The provisions of the Convention should be applied within the limits imposed by the material resources available.
The Sultanate does not consider itself to be bound by those provisions of article 14 of the Convention that accord a child the right to choose his or her religion.
On 9 December 2014, the Secretary-General was notified of the Government of Oman's decision to withdraw the the reservations to articles 7, 9, 21 and 30 made upon accession. The Secretary-General notes that the notification of withdrawal of reservations was signed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Oman on 9 January 2011 and received by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva on 14 January 2011. The notification, however, was received by the Treaty Section of the Office of Legal Affairs on 9 December 2014. In a note received from the Permanent Mission on 19 May 2015, the Government of Oman informed the Secretary-General that it considers that the withdrawal took effect on 14 January 2011.
The reservations made upon accession read as follow:
1. The words "or to public safety" should be added in article 9 [, paragraph 4,] after the words "unless the provision of the information would be detrimental to the well-being of the child.
2. A reservation is entered to all the provisions of the Convention that do not accord with Islamic law or the legislation in force in the Sultanate and, in particular, to the provisions relating to adoption set forth in its article 21.
3. The provisions of the Convention should be applied within the limits imposed by the material resources available.
4. The Sultanate considers that article 7 of the Convention as it relates to the nationality of a child shall be understood to mean that a child born in the Sultanate of unknown parents shall acquire Oman nationality, as stipulated in the Sultanate's Nationality Law.
5. The Sultanate does not consider itself to be bound by those provisions of article 14 of the Convention that accord a child the right to choose his or her religion or those of its article 30 that allow a child belonging to a religious minority to profess his or her own religion.
Ratification / Accession
Reservation / Declaration