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

 
Date
SignatureDecember 19, 1966
RatificationOctober 3, 1991
Entry into forceJanuary 3, 1992

Declarations, Reservations etc.

In two communications received by the Secretary-General on July 10, 1969 and March 23, 1971 respectively, the Government of Israel declared that it "has noted the political character of the declaration made by the Government of Iraq on signing and ratifying the above Covenants. In the view of the Government of Israel, these two Covenants are not the proper place for making such political pronouncements. The Government of Israel will, in so far as concerns the substance of the matter, adopt towards the Government of Iraq an attitude of complete reciprocity.
Identical communications, mutatis mutandis, were received by the Secretary-General from the Government of Israel on July 9, 1969 in respect of the declaration made upon accession by the Government of Syria, and on June 29, 1970 in respect of the declaration made upon accession by the Government of Libya. In the latter communication, the Government of Israel moreover stated that the declaration concerned cannot in any way affect the obligations of the Libyan Arab Republic already existing under general international law.