Articles: 12

With the reservation provided for in Article 12 of the Convention.

The instrument of accession was accompanied by a Note of 2 September 1969, with the following declaration:

"The Embassy of the Polish People's Republic presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and - referring to the Ministry's Note of December 3, 1968 forwarded to this Embassy together with a list of States Parties to the Convention on the Conflicts of Laws Relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions, signed at The Hague on October 5, 1961, which contains information on the German Federal Republic putting in force the provisions of this Convention for West Berlin - under instruction of its Government has the honour to communicate that the Government of the Polish People's Republic rejects the declaration by the German Federal Republic, as it is inconsistent with the international status of West Berlin which has never been and is not a constituent part of the German Federal Republic.
The Embassy would appreciate it if the Ministry would bring the communication of the Government of the Polish People's Republic to the knowledge of all signatory States to the said Convention."