On signing the Covenant the Government of the United Kingdom made the following declarations:
"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."On depositing their instrument of ratification of the Covenant the Government of the United Kingdom made the following reservations and declarations:
"Firstly, the Government of the United Kingdom maintain their declaration in respect of Article 1 made at the time of signature of the Covenant." "The Government of the United Kingdom reserve the right to interpret Article 6 as not precluding the imposition of restrictions, based on place of birth or residence qualifications, on the taking of employment in any particular region or territory for the purpose of safeguarding the employment opportunities of workers in that region or territory." "The Government of the United Kingdom reserve the right to postpone the application of sub-paragraph (i) of paragraph (a) of Article 7, in so far as it concerns the provision of equal pay to men and women for equal work in the private sector in ... Hong Kong ..." "The Government of the United Kingdom reserve the right not to apply sub-paragraph 1(b) of Article 8 in Hong Kong."
Created on July 14, 1994 / Last edited on January 25, 1997
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