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Contracting Parties  >   International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights > Bulgaria 

 
Date
SignatureOctober 8, 1968
RatificationSeptember 21, 1970
Entry into forceJanuary 3, 1976

Declarations, Reservations etc.

Declaration made upon ratification:
"The People's Republic of Bulgaria deems it necessary to underline that the provisions of article 48, paragraphs l and 3, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and article 26, paragraphs 1 and 3, of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, under which a number of States are deprived of the opportunity to become parties to the Covenants, are of a discriminatory nature. These provisions are inconsistent with the very nature of the Covenants, which are universal in character and should be open for accession by all States. In accordance with the principle of sovereign equality, no State has the right to bar other States from becoming parties to a covenant of this kind."