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The following page describes actions taken during the past months regarding multilateral treaties:

 
   

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On August 26, 2014, the Permanent Mission of Panama to the OAS informed on the designation of the "Dirección General de Asuntos Jurídicos y Tratados del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la Republica de Panamá" as the central authority for the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory.

On July 11, 2014, the General Secretariat acknowledged receipt of a letter by the Government of the United States of Mexico, notifying the depository of the withdrawal of the reservation to article 6º of the Convention on the status of aliens, adopted in La Habana, Cuba, on February 20, 1928.

On July 11, 2014, the General Secretariat acknowledged receipt of a letter by the Government of the United States of Mexico, notifying the depositary of the withdrawal of the reservation to the final wording of the first of three paragraphs submitted with the "Declaration for recognition of the jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”.

On July 11, 2014, the General Secretariat acknowledged receipt of a letter by the Government of the United States of Mexico, notifying the depositary of the withdrawal of the reservation to Article IX of the Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons, signed in Belém do Pará, Brazil, on June 9, 1994.

On June 25, 2014, Haiti signed the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Related Intolerance.

On June 25, 2014, Haiti signed the Inter-American Convention against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance.

On June 18, 2014, the General Secretariat received two Notes Verbales on the suspension of guaranties from the Permanent Mission of Peru to the OAS, in accordance with article 27, paragraph 3 of the American Convention on Human Rights, Notes No.7-5M/198 and No.7-5M/200.

On June 5, 2014, Panama signed the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Related Intolerance.

On June 5, 2014, Panama signed the Inter-American Convention against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance.

On May 5, 2014, India reported on the designation of the "Centre State Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India" as the central authority for the Inter-American Convention on Serving Criminal Sentences Abroad.

On May 5, 2014, India deposited the instrument of accession to the Inter-American Convention on Serving Criminal Sentences Abroad. The instrument contains some declarations.

On May 1, 2014, the General Secretariat received from the Office of International Judicial Assistance of the Department of Justice of the United States updated contact information regarding the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and the Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory. The Office of International Judicial Assistance elected to utilize a private contractor to execute service requests under the above-mentioned conventions to Process Forwarding International (PFI), which is know as ABC Legal. Accordingly, Requesting Authorities should send documents directly to PFI.

On February 19, 2014, the General Secretariat received Note verbale No. 4-2-53/2014 from the Permanent Mission of Ecuador, by which said country delivered the instrument of denunciation of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty) in accordance with Article 25 of said Treaty. The following OAS member states are parties to the Treaty: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty) was previously denounced by Mexico on September 6, 2002, Nicaragua on September 20, 2012, Bolivia on October 17, 2012 and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on May 14, 2013.

On February 3, 2014, Brazil deposited the instrument of ratification to the Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons.

On January 28, 2014, the General Secretariat received two Notes Verbales on the suspension of guaranties from the Permanent Mission of Peru to the OAS, in accordance with article 27, paragraph 3 of the American Convention on Human Rights, Notes No.7-5M/029 and No.7-5M/031.

 

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