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Treaties and Agreements

The following treaties and agreements have been instrumental in defining the political history that makes Gibraltar what it is today.

Article X of the Treaty of Utrecht
13th July 1713

The Catholic King does hereby, for himself, his heirs and successors, yield to the Crown of Great Britain the full and entire propriety of the town and castle of Gibraltar, together with the port, fortifications, and forts thereunto belonging...


The Charter of the United Nations
26th June 1945

The Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October 1945...


The UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rrights

The States Parties to the present Covenant, Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family...


The Straw Statement on Joint Sovereignty
12 July 2002

As the House will know, my right hon. Friend the Minister for Europe and I had planned to be in Madrid this morning for a meeting, under the Brussels process with Spanish Foreign Minister, Josep Pique...


The Agreements of April 2000 on Cooperation and Competent Authorities
19th April 2000

I refer to difficulties which have arisen in respect of the identity document issued in Gibraltar to British nationals resident in Gibraltar. The identity document will be reformatted as follows: The words "United Kingdom" will be added... View

The December 2004 "Trilateral" Agreement

On 27 October 2004, the British and Spanish Foreign Ministers, Jack Straw and Miguel Angel Moratinos, made a joint statement in Madrid, on which the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Peter Caruana, had been consulted and...


The 1984 Brussels Agreement
27 November 1984

The Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary, the Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Howe, and the Spanish Foreign Minister, His Excellency Sr Don Fernando Moran Lopez, held a meeting in Brussels on 27 November 1984 during which...


The 1987 Airport Agreement
2nd December 1987

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain, His Excellency Sr Don Francisco Fernandez Ordonez, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary of the United Kingdom, the Right Honourable Sir Geoffrey Howe...


Agreements Arrived at in Cordoba, Spain on the Airport, Pensions, Telecommunications, Frontier Flow and "Instituto Cervantes"
18th September 2006

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of the Kingdom of Spain, Mr Miguel Angel Moratinos, the Minister for Europe of the United Kingdom of Great Britain...


Brexit Withdrawal Agreement
November 2018

The following documents concern Brexit and the Withdrawal Agreement.