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 B-51: ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON THE
TAKING OF EVIDENCE ABROAD

ADOPTED AT: LA PAZ, BOLIVIA

DATE: 05/24/84

CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: THIRD INTER-AMERICAN SPECIALIZED CONFERENCE ON PRIVATE 
INTERNATIONAL LAW 

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 11/28/92  ON THE THIRTIETH DAY FOLLOWING THE DATE IN WHICH 
TWO STATES PARTIES HAVE DEPOSITED THEIR INSTRUMENTS OF RATIFICATION OR ACCESSION TO THIS PROTOCOL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 20 * 

DEPOSITORY: GENERAL SECRETARIAT, OAS (ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT AND RATIFICATIONS)

TEXT: OAS, TREATY SERIES, NO. 65 

UN REGISTRATION:   /  /  No.  Vol. 

OBSERVATIONS: For each State ratifying or acceding to the Protocol after its entry into force, the Protocol shall enter into force on the thirtieth day following deposit by such State of its instrument of ratification or accession, provided that such State is a party to the Inter-American Convention 
on the Taking of Evidence Abroad.

* ENTRY INTO FORCE:  (Cont.) OF THE LATTER.

  

GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE TREATY: B-51   
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SIGNATORY COUNTRIES    SIGNATURE REF   RA/AC/AD REF   DEPOSIT INST  INFORMA REF
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Argentina ...........   10/29/92  R    04/20/92  RS   10/29/92 AD     /  /     
Bolivia .............   05/24/84         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Brazil ..............   05/24/84  R 1    /  /           /  /          /  /     
Chile ...............   05/24/84  R 2    /  /           /  /          /  /     
Colombia ............   05/24/84         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Dominican Republic ..   05/24/84         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Ecuador .............   05/24/84       08/21/95       02/28/96 ra     /  /     
Mexico ..............   12/02/86       02/11/87 DR a  06/12/87 RA     /  /     
Nicaragua ...........   05/24/84         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Paraguay.............   06/02/98 
Peru ................   05/24/84         /  /           /  /          /  /     
Uruguay .............   05/24/84       06/15/09       07/16/09 RA     /  /     
Venezuela ...........   05/24/84       05/20/93   T   08/10/93 RA     /  /     
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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
 
*DECLARATIONS/RESERVATIONS/DENUNCIATIONS/WITHDRAWALS
 

 B-51: ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON THE
TAKING OF EVIDENCE ABROAD

 

1. Brazil:  
  (Reservation made at the time of signature) 
  The Delegation of Brazil wishes, under the terms of Article 54 
of the Rules of Procedure of CIDIP-III adopted at the first plenary 
session on May 16, 1984, to record its reservations to all of 
Articles 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 16 of the Additional Protocol to the 
Inter-American Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad, which 
was adopted at the second plenary session of CIDIP-III in La Paz on 
May 21, 1984. 
 
2. Chile:  
  (Reservation made at the time of signature) 
  Pursuant to Article 54 of the Rules of Procedure of CIDIP-III, 
the Delegation of Chile expresses its reservations with regard to 
Articles 11, 12 and 13 of this Protocol, since it considers them 
contrary to its country's legislation. 
 
a. Mexico:  
  (Declarations and reservations made at the time of ratification) 
  Article 7 
  For the effects of this Additional Protocol the Federal 
Authority in Mexico is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Official 
taking of evidence is free of charge, but the Parties must defray 
experts' fees, the costs of personnel and any apparatuses required, 
expenditures caused to third parties and payment of legal fees for 
the issuance of copies and other documents.  When concerned parties 
do not designate a person responsible for payment for such services, 
they must defray such costs directly as specified in Article 6 of 
the Protocol. 
 
  Article 10 
  Mexico declares that diplomatic or consular agents accredited in 
Mexico may take evidence required in lawsuits carried out in the 
accrediting State without using measures of compulsion by summoning 
the Parties in the understanding that evidence consisting of oral 
deposition by the Parties or third parties must  be taken in 
diplomatic  or consular premises on a 
date and time set with sufficient advance notice. 
 
  If so requested by the deponents, they may be assisted by duly 
qualified interpreters or translators and may have their statements 
written in their own language. 
 
  Diplomatic or consular agents may not request measures of 
compulsion from Mexican judges, inasmuch as such orders are 
exclusively applicable to proceedings initiated in the country. 
 
  Article 16 
  Mexico declares that under its law letters rogatory calling for 
the exhibition and copying of documents may be processed only when, 
in addition to fulfilling the requirements specified in this 
Article, they identify the direct relationship between the evidence 
or information requested and the pending proceeding. 
 
b. Argentina:  
  (Reservation made at the time of ratification) 
  "The Argentine Republic makes specific reservation to Chapter V, 
on the Taking of Evidence by Diplomatic or Consular Agents, which 
includes Articles 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, because it is considered 
incompatible with the norms of its domestic law on the matter". 
 
C. Venezuela:
  (Reservations made at the time of ratification)
  The instrument of ratification contains the following
reservations:
  "1. With respect to Article 7:
  Venezuela understands that the official taking of evidence is 
free, but the parties should pay for expert fees, staff expenses, 
expenses incurred by third parties, necessary equipment, legal fees 
and for the issuance of copies and other documents. When the 
concerned party does not name anyone responsible for paying for 
those services, such party should directly pay for them as set forth 
in Article 6 of the Protocol. 
  2. With respect to Article 16: 
  Venezuela will process the letters rogatory only if they 
identify the relationship between the evidence and information 
requested and the pending proceeding"
 

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