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The Czech Republic maintains the reservations and the declaration made by Czechoslovakia.

Reservations and declaration made by the former Czechoslovakia:

The Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia reserves the right, under Article 19 of the Convention on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations, concluded at The Hague on 1 June 1970, to refuse to recognize a divorce or legal separation between two spouses who at the time of the divorce or legal separation were nationals of the Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia and of no other State, and a law other than that indicated by the rules of Czechoslovak private international law was applied, unless the result reached is the same as that which would have been reached by applying the law indicated by those rules.

Similarly, the Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia reserves, under Article 24 of the Convention, the right not to apply the Convention to a divorce or to a legal separation obtained before the date on which it entered into force for the Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia.

The Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia wishes to state, in connection with Article 29 of the Convention, which accords to any State the right to apply the Convention to all territories for the international relations of which it is responsible, that keeping certain countries in a state of dependence is in its opinion contrary to the spirit and objectives of the United Nations Declaration of 14 December 1960 on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, which declares the necessity for a speedy and unconditional end to colonialism in all its forms.