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Chapter VIII – Co-operation between the States Parties

Article 23 – Co-operation between the States Parties

1 With a view to facilitating co-operation between the States Parties, their
competent authorities shall:

a provide the Secretary General of the Council of Europe with information about
their internal law relating to nationality, including instances of statelessness
and multiple nationality, and about developments concerning the application of
the Convention;

b provide each other upon request with information about their internal
law relating to nationality and about developments concerning the application of
the Convention.

2 States Parties shall co-operate amongst themselves and with other member
States of the Council of Europe within the framework of the appropriate
intergovernmental body of the Council of Europe in order to deal with all
relevant problems and to promote the progressive development of legal principles
and practice concerning nationality and related matters.

Article 24 – Exchange of information

Each State Party may at any time declare that it shall inform any other State
Party, having made the same declaration, of the voluntary acquisition of its
nationality by nationals of the other State Party, subject to applicable laws
concerning data protection. Such a declaration may indicate the conditions under
which the State Party will give such information. The declaration may be
withdrawn at any time.

Chapter IX – Application of the Convention

Article 25 – Declarations concerning the application of the Convention

1 Each State may declare, at the time of signature or when depositing its
instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, that it will
exclude Chapter VII from the application of the Convention.

2 The provisions of Chapter VII shall be applicable only in the relations
between States Parties for which it is in force.

3 Each State Party may, at any subsequent time, notify the Secretary General of
the Council of Europe that it will apply the provisions of Chapter VII excluded
at the time of signature or in its instrument of ratification, acceptance,
approval or accession. This notification shall become effective as from the date
of its receipt.

Article 26 – Effects of this Convention

1 The provisions of this Convention shall not prejudice the provisions of
internal law and binding international instruments which are already in force
or may come into force, under which more favourable rights are or would be
accorded to individuals in the field of nationality.

2 This Convention does not prejudice the application of:

a the 1963 Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and
Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality and its Protocols;

b other binding international instruments in so far as such instruments are
compatible with this Convention, in the relationship between the States Parties
bound by these instruments.

Chapter X – Final clauses

Article 27 – Signature and entry into force

1 This Convention shall be open for signature by the member States of the
Council of Europe and the non-member States which have participated in its
elaboration. Such States may express their consent to be bound by:

a signature without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval; or

b signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, followed by
ratification, acceptance or approval.

Instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval shall be deposited with the
Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

2 This Convention shall enter into force, for all States having expressed their
consent to be bound by the Convention, on the first day of the month following
the expiration of a period of three months after the date on which three member
States of the Council of Europe have expressed their consent to be bound by this
Convention in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph.

3 In respect of any State which subsequently expresses its consent to be
bound by it, the Convention shall enter into force on the first day of the month
following the expiration of a period of three months after the date of signature
or of the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval.

Article 28 – Accession

1 After the entry into force of this Convention, the Committee of Ministers of
the Council of Europe may invite any non-member State of the Council of Europe
which has not participated in its elaboration to accede to this Convention.

2 In respect of any acceding State, this Convention shall enter into force on
the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of three months
after the date of deposit of the instrument of accession with the Secretary
General of the Council of Europe.

Article 29 – Reservations

1 No reservations may be made to any of the provisions contained in ChaptersI, II and VI of this Convention. Any State may, at the time of signature or when
depositing its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession,
make one or more reservations to Other provisions of the Convention so long as
they are compatible with the object and purpose of this Convention.

2 Any State which makes one or more reservations shall notify the Secretary
General of the Council of Europe of the relevant contents of its internal law or
of any other relevant information.

3 A State which has made one or more reservations in accordance with paragraph 1
shall consider withdrawing them in whole or in part as soon as circumstances
permit. Such withdrawal shall be made by means of a notification addressed to
the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and shall become effective as
from the date of its receipt.

4 Any State which extends the application of this Convention to a territory
mentioned in the declaration referred to in Article 30, paragraph 2, may, in
respect of the territory concerned, make one or more reservations in accordance
with the provisions of the preceding paragraphs.

5 A State Party which has made reservations in respect of any of the provisions
in Chapter VII of the Convention may not claim application of the said
provisions by another State Party save in so far as it has itself accepted these
provisions.

Article 30 – Territorial application

1 Any State may, at the time of signature or when depositing its instrument of
ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, specify the territory or
territories to which this Convention shall apply.

2 Any State may, at any later date, by a declaration addressed to the Secretary
General of the Council of Europe, extend the application of this Convention to
any other territory specified in the declaration and for whose international
relations it is responsible or on whose behalf it is authorised to give
undertakings. In respect of such territory, the Convention shall enter into
force on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of
three months after the date of receipt of such declaration by the Secretary
General.

3 Any declaration made under the two preceding paragraphs may, in respect of any
territory specified in such declaration, be withdrawn by a notification
addressed to the Secretary General. The withdrawal shall become effective on the
first day of the month following the expiration of a period of three months
after the date of receipt of such notification by the Secretary General.

Article 31 – Denunciation

1 Any State Party may at any time denounce the Convention as a whole or Chapter
VII only by means of a notification addressed to the Secretary General of the
Council of Europe.

2 Such denunciation shall become effective on the first day of the month
following the expiration of a period of three months after the date of receipt
of notification by the Secretary General.
Article 32 – Notifications by the Secretary General

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall notify the member States of
the Council of Europe, any Signatory, any Party and any other State which has
acceded to this Convention of:

a any signature;

b the deposit of any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or
accession;

c any date of entry into force of this Convention in accordance with Articles 27
or 28 of this Convention;

d any reservation and withdrawal of reservations made in pursuance of the
provisions of Article 29 of this Convention;

e any notification or declaration made under the provisions of Articles 23, 24,
25, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 of this Convention;

f any other act, notification or communication relating to this Convention.

In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorised thereto, have signed
this Convention.

Done at Strasbourg, this sixth day of November 1997, in English and in French,
both texts being equally authentic, in a single copy which shall be deposited in
the archives of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General of the Council of
Europe shall transmit certified copies to each member State of the Council of
Europe, to the non-member States which have participated in the elaboration of
this Convention and to any State invited to accede to this Convention.

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