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Convention on the Rights of the Child, 20 November 1989
Objection made upon ratification :
"The Government of Ireland hereby formally make objection to the reservations made on ratification of the Convention by Bangladesh, Djibouti, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey.
The Government of Ireland consider that such reservations, which seek to limit the responsibilities of the reserving State under the Convention, by invoking general principles of national law, may create doubts as to the commitment of those States to the object and purpose of the Convention.
This objection shall not constitute an obstacle to the entry into force of the Convention between Ireland and the aforementioned States."
5 September 1995
With regard to the reservation made by Iran (Islamic Republic) upon ratification:
"The reservation poses difficulties for the State parties to the Convention in identifying the provisions of the Convention which the Islamic Government of Iran does not intent to apply and consequently makes it difficult for State Parties to the Convention to determine the extent of their treaty relations with the reserving State.
The Government of Ireland hereby formally makes objection tot he reservation by the Islamic Republic of Iran."
26 June 1996
With regard to the reservations made by Malaysia upon accession:
"Ireland considers that this reservation is incompatible with the object and purpose of the Convention and is therefore prohibited by article 51 (2) of the Convention. The Government of Ireland also considers that it contributes to undermining the basis of international treaty law. The Government of Ireland therefore objects to the said reservation.
This objection does not constitute an obstacle to the entry into force of the Convention between Ireland and Malaysia."
13 March 1997
With regard to the reservations made by Saudi Arabia accession:
"The Government of Ireland notes that the said reservations include reservations of a general kind in respect of the provisions of the Convention which may be contrary to the Constitution of Brunei Darussalam and to the beliefs and principles of Islam, the state religion.
The Government of Ireland is of the view that these general reservations raise doubts as to the commitment of Brunei Darussalam to the object and purpose of the Convention and would recall that, according to paragraph 2 of Article 51 of the Convention, reservation incompatible with the object and purpose of the Convention shall not be permitted.
It is in the common interest of States that treaties to which they have chosen to become parties are respected, as to their object and purpose, by all parties and that States are prepared to undertake any legislative changes necessary to comply with their obligations under the treaties.
The Government of Ireland is further of the view that general reservations of the kind made by the Government of Brunei Darussalam, which do not clearly specify the provisions of the Convention to which they apply and the extent of the derogation therefrom, contribute to undermining the basis of international treaty law.
The Government of Ireland therefore objects to the aforesaid general reservations made by the Government [of Brunei Darussalam] to the [said Convention].
The objection does not preclude the entry into force in its entirety of the Convention between Brunei Darussalam an Ireland."
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