Depositary communications

Articles: Arts 2-4

Notice from the Depositary
Nicaragua deposited its instrument of accession to the above-mentioned Convention on 27 February 2019, as notified in Depositary Notification Protection of Children No. 02/2019.
On 20 April 2020 the Depositary received reservations from Nicaragua in respect of Article 54 (2), Article 55 (1)(a) and Article 55 (1)(b) of the Convention.
Article 60 of the Convention stipulates, however, that a State may make reservations provided for in Articles 54 (2) and 55, not later than the time of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.
The Depositary proposes to receive the reservations in question for deposit in the absence of any objection on the part of one of the Contracting States, either to the deposit itself or to the procedure envisaged, within a period of one year from the date of the present notification. In the absence of any such objection, the said reservations will be received for deposit upon the expiration of the above stipulated one year period, that is on 13 May 2021.

Late Reservations:

Article 2
Nicaragua expresses a reservation with regard to Article 54 (2). For the purposes of this Convention, Nicaragua will accept communications, requests and documentation which are accompanied by translations into the Spanish language, or, when this is difficult to achieve, accompanied by translations into English.

Article 3
Nicaragua expresses a reservation with regard to Article 55 (1)(a). Nicaragua will recognise the jurisdiction of its national authorities to take measures directed to the protection of property of a child only when the property in question is situated on its territory.

Article 4
Nicaragua expresses a reservation with regard to Article 55 (1)(b). Nicaragua reserves the right not to recognise any parental responsibility or measure in relation to property in so far as it is incompatible with any measure taken by its authorities in relation to that property, or when such a measure is incompatible with its national legislation.