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

 
   

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

On July 11, 2014, the Secretary-General acknowledged receipt of a letter by Government of the United States of Mexico notifying the depositary 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 Secretary-General acknowledged receipt of a letter by Government of the United States of Mexico notifying the depositary 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 the following notes No.7-5M/198 and No.7-5M/200 from the Permanent Mission of Peru, in accordance with article 27, paragraph 3 of the American Convention on Human Rights.

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 informed 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 form 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 has elected to utilize a private contractor to execute service request under this Convention 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 the following notes No.7-5M/029 and No.7-5M/031 from the Permanent Mission of Peru, in accordance with article 27, paragraph 3 of the American Convention on Human Rights.

 

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