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» INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN MINORS (B-57)

 
Signatories and Ratifications
ADOPTED AT: MEXICO, D.F., MEXICO 
DATE: 03/18/94
CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: FIFTH INTER-AMERICAN SPECIALIZED CONFERENCE 
ON PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW
ENTRY INTO FORCE: 08/15/97 IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 33, OF THE CONVENTION 
DEPOSITORY: GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF THE OAS (ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT AND RATIFICATIONS) 
TEXT: OAS, TREATY SERIES, NO.79 
UN REGISTRATION: / / No. Vol. 
OBSERVATIONS:
GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE TREATY: B-57
===============================================================================
SIGNATORY COUNTRIES    SIGNATURE REF   RA/AC/AD REF   DEPOSIT INST  INFORMA REF
===============================================================================
Argentina............     /  /         12/13/99       02/28/00 AD     /  /   2  
Belize ..............     /  /         06/11/97       07/16/97 RA     /  /     
Bolivia .............   03/18/94       10/31/03       12/04/03 RA     /  /   5  
Brazil ..............   03/18/94       07/03/97       07/08/97 RA     /  /   8 
Colombia.............     /  /         06/12/00       08/23/00 AD     /  /   4 
Costa Rica ..........   05/22/97       05/22/01       09/04/01 RA     /  /    
Dominican Republic ..     /  /         09/23/11       11/14/11 AD     /  /    
Ecuador .............   06/11/98       05/20/02       05/28/02 RA     /  /   1  
El Salvador .........     /  /         10/17/05       12/22/05 AD     /  /   7
Honduras ............     /  /         10/23/08       11/21/08 AD     /  /
Mexico ..............   11/27/95         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Nicaragua............     /  /         10/07/05       11/18/05 AD     /  /   
Panama ..............   05/28/98       01/18/00       03/21/00 RA     /  /   3 
Paraguay ............   08/07/96       11/28/97       05/12/98 RA     /  /     
Peru.................     /  /         04/20/04       05/04/04 AD     /  /   6
Uruguay .............   03/18/94       10/28/98       12/07/98 RA     /  /     
Venezuela ...........   03/18/94         /  /           /  /          /  /     
===============================================================================
REF = REFERENCE                                      INST = TYPE OF INSTRUMENT
       D = DECLARATION                                      RA = RATIFICATION
       R = RESERVATION                                      AC = ACCEPTANCE
INFORMA  = INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE TREATY               AD = ACCESSION
*DECLARATIONS/RESERVATIONS/DENUNCIATIONS/WITHDRAWS
TREATY REFERENCES: B-57
 
1.- ECUADOR (Upon signing the Convention the State of Ecuador made the following reservation): 
"Under its Constitution, Ecuador may not grant the extradition of its nationals, and their prosecution 
shall be subject to the laws of Ecuador". 
Note from the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the OAS No. 4-2- 125/98, dated June 8, 1998.
 
Designation of Central Authority: (January 13, 2005)
On January 13, 2005, the Government of Ecuador appointed the following central authority in regards 
of the Inter-American Convention on International Traffic in Minors: 
Dr. Iván Gomezjurado Cevallos
Presidente
Consejo Nacional de la Niñez y la Adolescencia
Edificio Tarqui, Santa María y Amazonas
Quito, Ecuador
Phone: (593) 9 872 0029
 

On July 13, 2012, Ecuador  informed on the designation of the "abogado Jorge Luis Cáceres - Consejo Nacional de la Niñez y Adolescencia (CNNA)" as the Central Authority for the purpose of the Inter-American Convention on Support Obligations, the Inter-American Convention on International Traffic in Minors and the Inter-American Convention on the Return of Children.

 
2.-ARGENTINA: Upon acceding to the Convention, the Argentine State makes the following 
interpretative declaration:
 
"The ARGENTINE REPUBLIC declares that, pursuant to Article 23, it will recognize and 
execute criminal judgements handed down in other State Parties in respect of awards of damages 
resulting from the international  traffice in minors." 
"The ARGENTINE REPUBLIC further declares that, pursuant to Article 26, it will not entertain in any 
civil suit within its jurisdiction a challenge to the existence of the facts of the crime or the guilt of the 
person convicted when a conviction has been handed down for this crime in another State Party."
 
3.-PANAMA
1. The Republic of Panama declares, purusuant to Article 23 of the aforementioned Convention, 
that "the Panamanian State shall recognize and execute criminal judgements handed down 
in another State Partyreferring to compensation for damages or losses resulting from 
international trafficking in minors, in accordance with the parameters set forth in the present 
Convention and with the domestic laws of Panama."
2.- The Republic of Panama, pursuant to Article 26 of the Convention, declares that 
"the Panamanian State shall not admit any impugnment in civil litigation, or motion to dismiss, 
or any kind of defense designed to prove the nonexistence of the offense or innocence of a 
person when such person has been sentenced and convicted for that crime in another State Party."
 
4.- COLOMBIA: On January 9, 2002 it designated as Central Authority:
Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familia -ICBF
Subdirección de Intervenciones Especializadas
Avenida 68 No. 64-01
Bogotá, D.C. Colombia.
Número de teléfono: 57(1) 437 7630, ext.3201-3202
Número de telefax: 57(1) 225 2962, ext. 3176
 
5.- BOLIVIA: Designation of Central Authority (13 February, 2004)
Dra. Elizabeth Patiño Durán, Viceministra de la Juventud, Niñez y Tercera Edad.
 
6.- PERU: (May 4, 2004) 
The Republic of Peru declares:
1. "That, pursuant to Article 23 of the aforementioned Convention, the Peruvian
State shall recognize and execute criminal judgments handed down in another State Party
referring to compensation for damages or losses resulting from international trafficking
in minors.”
2. “That pursuant to Article 26 of the Convention, the Peruvian State shall not
admit in civil litigation any motion to dismiss or any kind of defense designed to prove
the nonexistence of the offense or innocence of a person, when such person has been
sentenced and convicted for that crime in another State Party.”
 
7.- El Salvador: 
In acceding to the Convention, the Republic of El Salvador entered a reservation 
with respect to application of Articles 23 and 26 thereof, in accordance with its domestic laws.
On December 22, 2005, El Salvador appointed the Instituto Salvadoreño para el 
Desarrollo Integral de la Niñez y la Adolescencia (ISNA) as its cemtral authority according 
to article 5 of the Inter-American Convention on International Traffic in Minors.
 
8.- Brazil: 
Designation of Central Authority (January 26, 2007)
On January 26, 2007, Brazil appointed the Ministério da Justiça 
as the central authority for the Inter-American Convention on International Traffic in Minors: 
Esplanada dos Ministérios, 
bl. T, 4 andar, sl. 424, 
70000-900, Brasilia, DF, 
+ 55 (61) 3429-8900
 

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