B-43: INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON PROOF OF AND INFORMATION ON FOREIGN LAW ADOPTED AT: MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY DATE: 05/08/79 CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: SECOND INTER-AMERICAN SPECIALIZED CONFERENCE ON PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW , ENTRY INTO FORCE: 06/14/80 IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 15 OF THE CONVENTION DEPOSITORY: GENERAL SECRETARIAT, OAS (ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT AND RATIFICATIONS) TEXT: OAS, TREATY SERIES, NO. 53 , , UN REGISTRATION: 03/20/89 No. 24393 Vol. OBSERVATIONS: This Convention shall remain open for signature by the Member States of the OAS and for accession by any other state. GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE TREATY: B-43 =============================================================================== SIGNATORY COUNTRIES SIGNATURE REF RA/AC/AD REF DEPOSIT INST INFORMA REF =============================================================================== Argentina ........... 05/19/86 06/15/87 09/04/87 RA / / Bolivia ............. 08/02/83 / / / / / / Brazil .............. 05/08/79 08/31/95 11/27/95 RA / / g Chile ............... 05/08/79 12/13/96 01/28/97 RA / / Colombia ............ 05/08/79 02/07/83 04/28/83 RA 03/01/89 a Costa Rica .......... 05/08/79 / / / / / / Dominican Republic .. 05/08/79 / / / / / / Ecuador ............. 05/08/79 04/23/82 05/11/82 RA / / h El Salvador ......... 08/11/80 / / / / / / Guatemala ........... 05/08/79 12/15/87 01/13/88 RA 06/07/88 c Haiti ............... 05/08/79 / / / / / / Honduras ............ 05/08/79 / / / / / / Mexico .............. 08/03/82 1 01/21/83 03/09/83 RA 03/09/83 d Panama .............. 05/08/79 / / / / / / Paraguay ............ 05/08/79 07/05/85 08/16/85 RA / / Peru ................ 05/08/79 04/09/80 05/15/80 RA 09/01/81 e Spain ............... / / 11/10/87 D b 12/11/87 AD 04/14/88 b Uruguay ............. 05/08/79 D 2 02/12/80 D f 05/15/80 RA 08/30/85 f Venezuela ........... 05/08/79 03/29/85 05/16/85 RA / / =============================================================================== REF = REFERENCE INST = TYPE OF INSTRUMENT D = DECLARATION RA = RATIFICATION R = RESERVATION AC = ACCEPTANCE INFORMA = INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE TREATY AD = ACCESSION B-43. INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON PROOF OF AND INFORMATION ON FOREIGN LAW 1. Mexico: Signed ad referendum. 2. Uruguay: (Declaration made at the time of signature) The scope of public order: Uruguay wishes to state that it expressly ratifies the line of thought enunciated in Panama at CIDIP-I, reaffirming its genuine Pan American spirit and its clear and positive decision to contribute with its ideas and endorsement to the successful development of the legal community. This line of thinking and conduct has been evidenced in undoubtable form by the unreserved ratification by Uruguay of all the Conventions of Panama, approved by Law l4,534 in l976. In line with the foregoing, Uruguay gives its affirmative vote to the formula regarding public order. Nevertheless, Uruguay wishes to state expressly and clearly that, in accordance with the position it maintained in Panama, its interpretation of the aforementioned exception refers to international public order as an individual juridical institution, not necessarily identifiable with the internal public order of each state. Therefore, in the opinion of Uruguay, the approved formula conveys an exceptional authorization to the various States Parties to declare in a nondiscretionary and well-founded manner that the precepts of foreign law are inapplicable whenever these concretely and in a serious and open manner offend the standards and principles essential to the international public order on which each individual state bases its legal individuality. a. Colombia: (Provided information in accordance with Article 9) Appointed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia as the Central Authority in accordance with the Convention. b. Spain: (Declaration made at the time of accession) (Provided information in accordance with Articles 4 and 9) Appointed the Technical General Secretariat (Secretar�a General T�cnica) of the Ministry of Justice, whose address is: San Bernardo 47, Madrid 28015, Spain, as the Central Authority competent to receive and distribute letters rogatory. c. Guatemala: (Provided information in accordance with Articles 4, 9 and 11) Appointed the Supreme Court of Justice as the Central Authority competent to transmit, receive and distribute letters rogatory as provided for in the Convention. d. Mexico: (Provided information in accordance with Articles 2, 4, 9 and 11) Appointed the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico as the Central Authority competent to receive and distribute letters rogatory. e. Peru: (Provided information in accordance with Article 9) Appointed the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic as the Central Authority, by Supreme Resolution No. 0477, dated August 10, 1981, in accordance with the Convention. f. Uruguay: (Declaration made at the time of ratification) With the declaration made at the time of signature. (Provided information in accordance with Article 9) Appointed the Ministry of Education and Culture the " Central Authority for International Legal Cooperation" as the central authority competent to carry out the functions entrusted to it in the Convention.g.- Brazil:Designation of Central Authority (January 26, 2007) On January 26, 2007, Brazil appointed the Minist�rio da Justi�a as the central authority for the Inter-American Convention on Proof of and Information on Foreign Law:Esplanada dos Minist�rios, bl. T, 4 andar, sl. 424, 70000-900, Brasilia, DF, + 55 (61) 3429-8900h.- Ecuador On July 13, 2012, Ecuador informed on the designation of the "Direcci�n de Asuntos Jur�dicos Internacionales del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio e Integraci�n" as the Central Authority for the purpose of the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, the Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, Inter-American Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad and the Inter-American Convention on Proof of and Information on Foreign Law.i.- ParaguayOn March 20, 2015, Paraguay informed on the designation of the "Direcci�n de AsuntosLegales del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores" as the central authority for theInter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, the Additional Protocol to theInter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, the Inter-AmericanConvention on Proof of and Information of Foreign Law, the Inter-AmericanConvention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad, and the Inter-AmericanConvention on Execution of Preventive Measures.
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