A-60: INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON THE FORCED DISAPPEARANCE OF PERSONS
ADOPTED AT: BELEM DO PARA, BRAZIL
CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: TWENTY-FOURTH REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE
ENTRY INTO FORCE: 03/28/96 IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE XX OF THE CONVENTION,
DEPOSITORY: GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT AND RATIFICATIONS)
UN REGISTRATION: / / No. Vol.
GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE TREATY: A-60
Pursuant to Article XIX of the Convention, the Republic of Guatemala, upon ratifying the Convention, formulates a reservation regarding the application of Article V thereof, since Article 27 of its Political Constitution establishes that "extradition proceedings, for political crimes shall not be instituted against Guatemalans, who shall in no case be handed over to a foreign government, except as provided in treaties and conventions concerning crimes against humanity o against international law," and that for the time being, there is no domestic Guatemalan legislation governing the matter of extradition.
2.- Mexico: Inter-American Convention on the Forced Disappearance of Persons Reservation made when depositing the instrument of ratification (April 9, 2002) ”The Government of the United Mexican States, upon ratifying the Inter-American Convention on the Forced Disappearance of Persons adopted in Belem, Brazil on
Based on Article 14 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, the Government of Mexico declares, upon ratifying the Inter-American Convention on the Forced Disappearance of Persons adopted in Belem, Brazil on June 9, 1994, that it shall be understood that the provisions of said Convention shall apply to acts constituting the forced disappearance of persons ordered, executed, or committed after the entry into force of this Convention.
On July 11, 2014, the General Secretariat 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.