Bilateral and multilateral agreements that were signed since 1994 and were no in force on 3 May 2012 because of having lapsed in terms of the agreement and because of not having approved by the National Executive by means of a Presidential Minute and submitted to Parliament for approval.

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 1692         (NW2042E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 19-2012 OF 22 JUNE 2012

Mr I O Davidson (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

  1. Which of the 482 bilateral and multilateral agreements that were signed since 1994 were not in force on 3 May 2012 because of (a) having lapsed in terms of the agreement and (b) not having been approved by the National Executive by means of a Presidential Minute and (ii) submitted to Parliament for approval?

REPLY

  1. According to the South African Treaty Register as on 28 June 2012:

  2. (a) Nil agreements that were signed since 1994 were not in force on 3 May 2012 because of having lapsed in terms of the provisions of the agreements

    (b)Nil agreements that were signed since 1994 were not in force on 3 May 2012 because of not having been approved by the National Executive by means of a Presidential Minute

    (c)   57 multilateral agreements signed since 1994 have not entered into force on 3 May 2012, of which:

    -     14 agreements have been approved by Parliament, Instruments of Ratification/Accession have been deposited by South Africa, but the agreements have not entered into force yet;

    -     9 agreements have been tabled for approval in Parliament and is still in process; and

    -     34 agreements have not been tabled yet.
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