Estonia has also concluded other international agreements that further simplify foreign document requirements. Estonia has concluded mutual legal assistance agreements with Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine. Family event certificates from these countries do not need to be legalized or apostilled. The dispatch recommends informing the Federal Ministry that Spain considers that the “declaration” in the third sentence of Article 8 of Convention No. 16 of the International Commission on Civil Status (ICCS) submitted by the Federal Republic of Germany actually constitutes a reservation; and under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 23 May 1969, a State may make a reservation upon signature, ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to a treaty. Since the ratification of this Convention by the Federal Republic of Germany, on the 18th This reservation was not made in good time. Consequently, the reservation may be accepted only on the strict condition that it be accepted by all States parties; In the absence of explicit opposition, one can start from a tacit hypothesis. On the other hand, during the examination, the “declaration” opens the door to the unilateral application of an international instrument from which adverse effects can be expected. In addition, it must be considered that the extracts implicated in the “declaration” are sent in a secure manner (on security paper, numbered, etc.) justifying an exemption from legalization.
In the event that circumstances would alter the conditions justifying an agreement on the exemption from legalisation of such documents, it would be appropriate to adapt the provisions of the Convention to take account of the new situation by means of a protocol within the framework of a multilateral negotiation process. For all these reasons, and within the time limit set by the depositary, Spain opposes this reservation on the ground that the reservation is not compatible with international treaty law or with ICCS Convention 16, which does not provide for the possibility of limiting the application of article 8 to contracting States. Some countries that have acceded to the Convention are subject to special rules. For instance, Germany challenged the accession of Azerbaijan, Burundi, the Dominican Republic, India, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Liberia, Morocco, Moldova, Mongolia, Paraguay, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. This means that the Hague Agreement on the Apostille between Germany and these countries does not apply. Therefore, documents must be subject to consular legalization to be validated for use in Germany. Founded in the post-war context of millions of refugees, missing persons and displaced persons, the organization`s objective was to facilitate cooperation among States in the establishment, recognition, validation of vital or other types of official documents used as birth, marriage, divorce or death certificates. This has been done by providing standardized translations of important terms in key registries and on multilateral conventions (e.g.B.
the Convention on the question of multilingual extracts from civil status registers, which provides for the smooth adoption of extracts, and the Convention on the recognition of decisions which register a change of sex on the legal status of sex”… .