Multilateral Treaties

 B-42: INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON EXECUTION OF PREVENTIVE MEASURES             


        ADOPTED AT: MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY                                         

              DATE: 05/08/79

CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: SECOND INTER-AMERICAN SPECIALIZED CONFERENCE ON PRIVATE     
                    INTERNATIONAL LAW                                           
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  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. 52                                  
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   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-42               

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SIGNATORY COUNTRIES    SIGNATURE REF   RA/AC/AD REF   DEPOSIT INST  INFORMA REF
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Argentina ...........   12/01/83       11/07/83       12/01/83 RA   09/04/84  a
Bolivia .............   08/02/83         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Chile ...............   05/08/79         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Colombia ............   05/08/79       11/19/86       12/29/86 RA     /  /     
Costa Rica ..........   05/08/79         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Dominican Republic ..   05/08/79         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Ecuador .............   05/08/79       05/05/82       06/01/82 RA     /  /     
El Salvador .........   08/11/80         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Guatemala ...........   05/08/79       10/27/88       01/30/89 RA     /  /     
Haiti ...............   05/08/79         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Honduras ............   05/08/79         /  /           /  /          /  /     
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     /  /     
Uruguay .............   05/08/79 D  1  02/12/80 D  b  05/15/80 RA   08/30/85  b
Venezuela ...........   05/08/79         /  /           /  /          /  /     
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REF = REFERENCE                                      INST = TYPE OF INSTRUMENT
       D = DECLARATION                                      RA = RATIFICATION
       R = RESERVATION                                      AC = ACCEPTANCE
INFORMA  = INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE TREATY               AD = ACCESSION
                                                                              
                                                                              
                                                                              
           B-42. INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON EXECUTION                       
                      OF PREVENTIVE MEASURES                                  
                                                                              
                                                                              
1. Uruguay:                                                                   
                                                                              
   (Statement 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 number 14,534 in 1976.             
                                                                              
   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. Argentina:                                                                 
                                                                              
   (Provided information in accordance with Article 13)                       
                                                                              
   Appointed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship as the               
Argentinian Central Authority competent to receive and distribute             
letters rogatory as provided for in the Convention. ( September 4th,          
1984)                                                                         
                                                                              
                                                                              
b. Uruguay:                                                                   
                                                                              
   (Declaration made at the time of ratification)                             
                                                                              
   With the declaration made at the time of signature.                        
                                                                              
   (Provided information in accordance with Article 13)                       
                                                                              
   Appointed the Ministry of Education and Culture the "Central               
Authority for International Legal Cooperation" as the central                 
authority competent to carry out the function entrusted to it in the          
Convention.

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