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On 9 August 1993, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Slovakia, the following objection to the reservation made by Qatar upon signature (In this connection, reference is made to depositary notification C.N.457.1992.TREATIES-19 of 22 March 1993.):

"The Slovak Republic regards the general reservation made by the State of Qatar upon signature of the Convention on the Rights of the Child as incompatible with the object and purpose of the said Convention as well as in contradiction with the well established principle of the Law of Treaties according to which a State cannot invoke the provisions of its internal law as justification for its failure to perform a treaty. Therefore, the Slovak Republic objects to the said general reservation.".