United Kingdom Reservations, Declarations
and Notes of Derogation relative to the
International Covenant on Civil and Political
I. RESERVATIONS AND DECLARATIONS
Upon signature:First, the Government of the United Kingdom declare their understanding
that, by virtue of Article 103 of the Charter of the United Nations, in the
event of any conflict between their obligations under Article 1 of the Covenant and their obligations under the Charter (in particular, under Articles 1, 2 and 73 thereof) their obligations under the Charter shall
prevail.Secondly, the Government of the United Kingdom declare that:
|a. ||In relation to Article 14 of the Covenant, they must reserve the right
not to apply, or not to apply in full, the guarantee of free legal
assistance contained in sub-paragraph (d) of paragraph 3 in so far as
the shortage of legal practitioners and other considerations render
the application of this guarantee in British Honduras, Fiji and St. Helena impossible;|
|b. ||In relation to Article 23 of the Covenant, they must reserve the right
not to apply the first sentence of paragraph 4 in so far as it concerns
any inequality which may arise from the operation of the law of
|c. ||In relation to article 25 of the Covenant, they must reserve the right
not to apply:|
|i. ||Sub-paragraph (b) in so far as it may require the establishment
of an elected legislature in Hong Kong and the introduction of
equal suffrage, as between different electoral rolls, for elections
in Fiji; and|
|ii. ||Sub-paragraph (c) in so far as it applies to jury service in the Isle
of Man and to the employment of married women in the Civil
Service of Northern Ireland, Fiji and Hong Kong.|
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Book title: The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and United Kingdom Law.
Contributors: David Harris - Editor, Sarah Joseph - Editor.
Publisher: Clarendon Press.
Place of publication: Oxford.
Publication year: 1995.
Page number: 678.
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