Contracting Parties > Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities > Austria
|Signature||March 30, 2007|
|Ratification||September 26, 2008|
|Entry into force||October 26, 2008|
Declarations, Reservations etc.Objection with regard to the declaration made by Turkey upon ratification: (16 March 2016)
"The Government of Austria has examined the declaration made by the Republic of Turkey upon ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted on 13 December 2006. It welcomes the ratification of the Optional Protocol by Turkey as a significant step for the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities. However, as a member state of the European Union, Austria opposes the declaration made by the Republic of Turkey which describes another member state, the Republic of Cyprus, as a defunct entity."
Objection with regard to the reservation made by El Salvador upon signature and confirmed upon ratification: (26 September 2008)
"The Government of Austria has examined the reservation to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol thereto made by the Government of El Salvador.
According to its reservation, El Salvador envisages becoming Party to the Convention only to the extent that its provisions do not prejudice or violate the provisions of any of the precepts, principles and norms enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of El Salvador, particularly in its enumeration of principles. In the absence of further clarification, this reservation does not clearly specify the extent of El Salvador’s derogation from the provisions of the Convention. This general and vague wording of the reservation raises doubts as to the degree of commitment assumed by El Salvador in becoming a party to the Convention and is therefore incompatible with international law.
The Government of Austria objects to the reservation made by the Government of the Republic of El Salvador to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol thereto.
This objection, however, does not preclude the entry into force, in its entirety, of the Convention between Austria and El Salvador."