The Extradition (Safety of Maritime Navigation)Order 1997

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Published: 1997-07-22

Whereas the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation which was signed at Rome on 10th March 1988, (referred to in this Order as “the Convention” and set out in Part I of Schedule 1 to this Order)(1) entered into force for the United Kingdom on 1st March 1992:
And whereas the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms located on the Continental Shelf, supplementary to the Convention, which was signed at Rome on 10th March 1986, (referred to in this Order as “the Protocol” and set out in Part II of Schedule 1 to this Order)(2) entered into force for the United Kingdom on 1st March 1992:
And whereas the States mentioned in Part I of Schedule 2 to this Order are foreign States in respect of which the Convention is for the time being in force and in relation to which Orders in Council under section 2 of the Extradition Act 1870(3) are in force:
And whereas the States mentioned in Part II of Schedule 2 to this Order are foreign States in respect of which the Protocol is for the time being in force and in relation to which Orders in Council under section 2 of the Extradition Act 1870 are in force:
And whereas the States mentioned in Part IA of Schedule 3 to this Order are foreign States in respect of which the Convention is for the time being in force but with which no general extradition arrangements have been made:
And whereas the States mentioned in Part IB of Schedule 3 to this Order are foreign States in respect of which the Protocol is for the time being in force but with which no general extradition arrangements have been made:
And whereas section 22(3) of the Extradition Act 1989(4) provides that where general extradition arrangements have not been made with a State which is a Party to the Convention or, as the case may be, a party to the Protocol, and no Order in Council under section 2 of the Extradition Act 1870 is in force in relation to that State, an Order in Council applying the Extradition Act 1989 may be made under section 4 of that Act as if the Convention or, as the case may be, the Protocol constituted general extradition arrangements between the United Kingdom and the foreign State, or any foreign State, party to the Convention or, as the case may be, to the Protocol:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by sections 4(1), 22(3) and 37(3) of the Extradition Act 1989, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Extradition (Safety of Maritime Navigation) Order 1997, and shall come into force on 1st September 1997.

2.—(1) (a) Part I of Schedule 2 to this Order specifies in the first column foreign States which are Parties to the Convention and with which extradition treaties (and relevant Orders in Council under section 2 of the Extradition Act 1870) are for the time being in force, in the second column the dates of those treaties, and in the third column those Orders in Council; and
(b)Schedule 1 to the Extradition Act 1989(5) shall apply in the case of a State specified in the first column in accordance with the extradition treaty whose date is specified in the corresponding entry in the second column, as supplemented by paragraphs 1 and 4 of Article 11 of the Convention; and

(c)the Order in Council which gives effect to that extradition treaty shall be construed accordingly.

(2) (a) Part II of Schedule 2 to this Order specifies in the first column foreign States which are Parties to the Protocol and with which extradition treaties (and relevant Orders in Council under section 2 of the Extradition Act 1870(6)) are for the time being in force, in the second column the dates of those treaties, and in the third column those Orders in Council; and
(b)Schedule 1 to the Extradition Act 1989(7) shall apply in the case of a State specified in the first column under and in accordance with the extradition treaty whose date is specified in the corresponding entry in the second column, as supplemented by paragraph 1 of Article 1 of the Protocol and paragraphs 1 and 4 of Article 11 of the Convention; and

(c)the Order in Council which gives effect to that extradition treaty shall be construed accordingly.

3.  The Extradition Act 1989, so far as it relates to extradition procedures under Part III of that Act, shall apply—

(a)in the case of a State specified in Part IA of Schedule 3 to this Order (being States in respect of which the Convention is in force), and

(b)in the case of a State specified in Part IB of Schedule 3 to this Order (being States in respect of which the Protocol is in force),

subject to the limitations, restrictions, exceptions and qualifications contained in Part II of Schedule 3 to this Order.

4.  This Order extends only to the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and to those territories which are specified in Schedule 4 to this Order.

N. H. Nicholls
Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE 1

PART ICONVENTION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF UNLAWFUL ACTS AGAINST THE SAFETY OF MARITIME NAVIGATION

Concluded at Rome, 10th March 1988
The States Parties to this Convention
Having in mind the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations concerning the maintenance of international peace and security and the promotion of friendly relations and co-operation between States,
Recognizing in particular that everyone has a right to life, liberty and security of person, as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
Deeply concerned about the world-wide escalation of acts of terrorism in all its forms, which endanger or taken innocent lives, jeopardize fundamental freedoms and seriously impair the dignity of human beings,
Considering that unlawful acts against the safety of maritime nagivation jeopardize the safety of persons and property, seriously affect the operation of maritime services, and undermine the confidence of the peoples of the world in the safety of maritime navigation,
Considering that the occurrence of such acts is a matter of grave concern to the international community as a whole,
Being convinced of the urgent need to develop international co-operation between States in devising and adopting effective and practical measures for the prevention of all unlawful acts against the safety of maritime navigation, and the prosecution and punishment of their perpetrators,
Recalling resolution 40/61 of the General Assembly of the United Nations of 9th December 1985, which inter alia, ‘urges all States, unilaterally and in co-operation with other States, as well as relevant United Nations organs, to contribute to the progressive elimination of causes underlying international terrorism and to pay special attention to all situations, including colonialism, racism and situations involving mass and flagrant violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms and those involving alien occupation, that may give rise to international terrorism and may endanger international peace and security’,
Recalling further that resolution 40/61 `unequivocally condemns, as criminal, all acts, methods and practices of terrorism wherever and by whomever committed, including those which jeopardize friendly relations among States and their security',
Recalling also that by resolution 40/61, the International Maritime Organization was invited to `study the problem of terrorism aboard or against ships with a view to making recommendations on appropriate measures',
Having in mind resolution A.584(14) of 20 November 1985, of the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization, which called for the development of Measures to Prevent Unlawful Acts which Threaten the Safety of Ships and the Security of their Passengers and Crews,
Noting that acts of the crew which are subject to normal shipboard discipline are outside the purview of this Convention,
Affirming the desirability of monitoring rules and standards relating to the prevention and control of unlawful acts against ships and persons on board ships, with a view to updating them as necessary, and, to this effect, taking note with satisfaction, of the Measures to Prevent Unlawful Acts against Passengers and Crews on Board Ships, recommended by the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization,
Affirming further that matters not regulated by this Convention continue to be governed by the rules and principles of general international law,
Recognizing the need for all States, in combating unlawful acts against the safety of maritime navigation, strictly to comply with rules and principles of general international law,
Have Agreed as follows:

Article 1
For the purposes of this Convention, `ship' means a vessel of any type whatsoever not permanently attached to the sea-bed, including dynamically supported craft, submersibles, or any other floating craft.

Article 2

1.  This Convention does not apply to:

(a)a warship; or

(b)a ship owned or operated by a State when being used as a naval auxiliary or for customs or police purposes; or

(c)a ship which has been withdrawn from navigation or laid up.

2.  Nothing in this Convention affects the immunities of warships and other Government ships operated for non-commercial purposes.

Article 3

1.  Any person commits an offence if that person unlawfully and intentionally:

(a)seizes or exercises control over a ship by force or threat thereof or any other form of intimidation; or

(b)performs an act of violence against a person on board a ship if that act is likely to endanger the safe navigation of that ship; or

(c)destroys a ship or causes damage to a ship or to its cargo which is likely to endanger the safe navigation of that ship; or

(d)places or causes to be placed on a ship, by any means whatsoever, a device or substance which is likely to destroy that ship, or to cause damage to that ship or its cargo which endangers the safe navigation of that ship; or

(e)destroys or seriously damages maritime navigation facilities or seriously interferes with their operation, if any such act is likely to endanger the safe navigation of a ship; or

(f)communicates information which he knows to be false, thereby endangering the safe navigation of a ship; or

(g)injures or kills any person, in connection with the commission or the attempted commission of any of the offences in subparagraphs (a) to (f).

2.  Any person also commits an offence if that person:

(a)attempts to commit any of the offences mentioned in paragraph 1; or

(b)abets the commission of any of the offences set forth in paragraph 1 perpetrated by any person or is otherwise an accomplice of a person who commits such an offence; or

(c)threatens, with or without a condition, as is provided for under national law, aimed at compelling a physical or juridical person to do or refrain from doing any act, to commit any of the offences set forth in paragraph 1, subparagraphs (b), (c) and (e), if that threat is likely to endanger the safe navigation of the ship in question.

Article 4

1.  This Convention applies if the ship is navigating or is scheduled to navigate into, through or from waters beyond the outer limit of the territorial sea of a single State, or the lateral limits of its territorial sea with adjacent States.

2.  In cases where this Convention does not apply pursuant to paragraph 1, it nevertheless applies when the offender or the alleged offender is found in the territory of a State Party other than the State referred to in paragraph 1.

Article 5
Each State Party shall make the offences set forth in Article 3 punishable by appropriate penalties which take into account the grave nature of those offences.

Article 6

1.  Each State Party shall take such measures as may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction over the offences set forth in Article 3 when the offence is committed:

(a)against or on board a ship flying the flag of the State at the time the offence is committed; or

(b)in the territory of that State, including its territorial sea; or

(c)by a national of that State.

2.  A State Party may also establish its jurisdiction over any such offence when:

(a)it is committed by a stateless person whose habitual residence is in that State; or

(b)during its commission a national of that State is seized, threatened, injured or killed; or

(c)it is committed in an attempt to compel that State to do or abstain from doing any act.

3.  Any State Party which has established jurisdiction mentioned in paragraph 2 shall notify the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (hereinafter referred to as “the Secretary-General”). If such State Party subsequently rescinds that jurisdiction, it shall notify the Secretary-General.

4.  Each State Party shall take such measures as may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction over the offences set forth in Article 3 in cases where the alleged offender is present in its territory and it does not extradite him to any of the State Parties which have established their jurisdiction in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of this article.

5.  This Convention does not exclude any criminal jurisdiction exercised in accordance with national law.

Article 7

1.  Upon being satisfied that the circumstances so warrant, any State Party in the territory of which the offender or the alleged offender is present shall, in accordance with its law, take him into custody or take other measures to ensure his presence for such time as is necessary to enable any criminal or extradition proceeding to be instituted.

2.  Such State shall immediately make a preliminary enquiry into the facts, in accordance with its own legislation.

3.  Any person regarding whom the measures referred to in paragraph 1 are being taken shall be entitled to:

(a)communicate without delay with the nearest appropriate representative of the State of which he is a national, or which is otherwise entitled to establish such communication or, if he is a stateless person, the State in the territory of which he has his habitual residence;

(b)be visited by a representative of that State.

4.  The rights referred to in paragraph 3 shall be exercised in conformity with the laws and regulations of the State in the territory of which the offender or the alleged offender is present, subject to the proviso that the said laws and regulations must enable full effect to be given to the purposes for which the rights accorded under paragraph 3 are intended.

5.  When a State Party, pursuant to this article, has taken a person into custody, it shall immediately notify the States which have established jurisdiction in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1 and, if it considers it advisable, any other interested States, of the fact that such person is in custody and of the circumstances which warrant his detention. The State which makes the preliminary enquiry contemplated in paragraph 2 of this Article shall promptly report its findings to the said States and shall indicate whether it intends to exercise jurisdiction.

Article 8

1.  The master of a ship of a State Party (the “flag State”) may deliver to the authorities of any other State Party (the “receiving State”) any person who he has reasonable grounds to believe has committed one of the offences set forth in Article 3.

2.  The flag State shall ensure that the master of its ship is obliged whenever practicable, and if possible before entering the territorial sea of the receiving State carrying on board any person whom the master intends to deliver in accordance with paragraph 1, to give notification to the authorities of the receiving State of his intention to deliver such person and the reasons therefor.

3.  The receiving State shall accept the delivery, except where it has grounds to consider that the Convention is not applicable to the acts giving rise to the delivery, and shall proceed in accordance with the provisions of Article 7. Any refusal to accept delivery shall be accompanied by a statement of the reasons for refusal.

4.  The flag State shall ensure that the master of its ship is obliged to furnish the authorities of the receiving State with the evidence in the master’s possession which pertains to the alleged offence.

5.  A receiving State which has accepted the delivery of a person in accordance with paragraph 3 may in turn request the flag State to accept delivery of that person. The flag State shall consider any such request, and if it accedes to the request it shall proceed in accordance with Article 7. If the flag State declines a request, it shall furnish the receiving State with a statement of the reasons therefor.

Article 9
Nothing in this Convention shall affect in any way the rules of international law pertaining to the competence of States to exercise investigative or enforcement jurisdiction on board ships not flying their flag.

Article 10

1.  The State Party in the territory of which the offender or the alleged offender is found shall, in cases to which Article 6 applies, if it does not extradite him, be obliged, without exception whatsoever and whether or not the offence was committed in its territory, to submit the case without delay to its competent authorities for the purpose of prosecution, through proceedings in accordance with the laws of that State. Those authorities shall take their decision in the same manner as in the case of any other offence of a grave nature under the law of that State.

2.  Any person regarding whom proceedings are being carried out in connection with any of the offences set forth in Article 3 shall be guaranteed fair treatment at all stages of the proceedings, including enjoyment of all the rights and guarantees provided for such proceedings by the law of the State in the territory of which he is present.

Article 11

1.  The offences set forth in Article 3 shall be deemed to be included as extraditable offences in any extradition treaty existing between any of the States Parties. States Parties undertake to include such offences as extraditable offences in every extradition treaty to be concluded between them.

2.  If a State Party which makes extradition conditional on the existence of a treaty receives a request for extradition from another State Party with which it has no extradition treaty, the requested State Party may, at its option, consider this Convention as a legal basis for extradition in respect of the offences set forth in Article 3. Extradition shall be subject to the other conditions provided by the law of the requested State Party.

3.  States Parties which do not make extradition conditional on the existence of a treaty shall recognize the offences set forth in Article 3 as extraditable offences between themselves, subject to the conditions provided by the law of the requested State.

4.  If necessary, the offences set forth in Article 3 shall be treated, for the purposes of extradition between States Parties, as if they had been committed not only in the place in which they occurred but also in a place within the jurisdiction of the State Party requesting extradition.

5.  A State Party which receives more than one request for extradition from States which have established jurisdiction in accordance with Article 7 and which decides not to prosecute shall, in selecting the State to which the offender or alleged offender is to be extradited, pay due regard to the interests and responsibilities of the State Party whose flag the ship was flying at the time of the commission of the offence.

6.  In considering a request for the extradition of an alleged offender pursuant to this Convention, the requested State shall pay due regard to whether his rights as set forth in Article 7, paragraph 3, can be effected in the requesting State.

7.  With respect to the offences as defined in this Convention, the provisions of all extradition treaties and arrangements applicable between States Parties are modified as between States Parties to the extent that they are incompatible with this Convention.

Article 12

1.  States Parties shall afford one another the greatest measure of assistance in connection with criminal proceedings brought in respect of the offences set forth in Article 3, including assistance in obtaining evidence at their disposal necessary for the proceedings.

2.  States Parties shall carry out their obligations under paragraph 1 in conformity with any treaties on mutual assistance that may exist between them. In the absence of such treaties, States Parties shall afford each other assistance in accordance with their national law.

Article 13

1.  States Parties shall co-operate in the prevention of the offences set forth in Article 3, particularly by:

(a)taking all practicable measures to prevent preparations in their respective territories for the commission of those offences within or outside their territories;

(b)exchanging information in accordance with their national law, and co-ordinating administrative and other measures taken as appropriate to prevent the commission of offences set forth in Article 3.

2.  When, due to the commission of one of the offences mentioned in Article 3, a ship has been delayed or interrupted, any State Party in whose territory the ship or passengers or crew are present shall be bound to exercise all possible efforts to avoid a ship, its passengers, crew or cargo being unduly detained or delayed.

Article 14
Any State Party having reason to believe that offences set forth in Article 3 will be committed shall, in accordance with its national law, furnish as promptly as possible any relevant information in its possession to those States which it believes would be the States having established jurisdiction in accordance with Article 6.

Article 15

1.  Each State Party shall, in accordance with its national law, provide to the Secretary-General as promptly as possible any relevant information in its possession concerning:

(a)the circumstances of the offence;

(b)the action taken pursuant to Article 13, paragraph 2;

(c)the measures taken in relation to the offender or the alleged offender and, in particular, the results of any extradition proceedings or other legal proceedings.

2.  The State Party where the alleged offender is prosecuted shall, in accordance with its national law, communicate the final outcome of the proceedings to the Secretary-General.

3.  The information transmitted in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be communicated by the Secretary-General to all States Parties, to members of the International Maritime Organization (hereinafter referred to as “the Organization”), to the other States concerned, and to the appropriate international inter-governmental organizations.

Article 16

1.  Any dispute between two or more States Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention which cannot be settled through negotiation within a reasonable time shall, at the request of one of them, be submitted to arbitration. If within six months from the date of the request for arbitration the parties are unable to agree on the organization of the arbitration, any one of those parties may refer the dispute to the International Court of Justice by request in conformity with the Statute of the Court.

2.  Each State may at the time of signature or ratification, acceptance or approval of this Convention or accession thereto, declare that it does not consider itself bound by any or all of the provisions of paragraph 1. The other States Parties shall not be bound by those provisions with respect to any State Party which has made such a reservation.

3.  Any State which has made a reservation in accordance with paragraph 2 may at any time withdraw that reservation by notification to the Secretary-General.

Article 17

1.  This Convention shall be open for signature at Rome on 10 March 1988 by States participating in the International Conference on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation and at the Headquarters of the Organization by all States from 14 March 1988 to 9 March 1989. It shall thereafter remain open for accession.

2.  States may express their consent to be bound by this Convention by:

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

(b)signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, followed by ratification, acceptance or approval; or

(c)accession.

3.  Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument to that effect with the Secretary-General.

Article 18

1.  This Convention shall enter into force ninety days following the date on which fifteen States have either signed it without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval, or have deposited an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession in respect thereof.

2.  For a State which deposits an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, in respect of this Convention after the conditions for entry into force thereof have been met, the ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall take effect ninety days after the date of such deposit.

Article 19

1.  This Convention may be denounced by any State Party at any time after the expiry of one year from the date on which this Convention enters into force for that State.

2.  Denunciation shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of denunciation with the Secretary-General.

3.  A denunciation shall take effect one year, or such longer period as may be specified in the instrument of denunciation, after the receipt of the instrument of denunciation by the Secretary-General.

Article 20

1.  A conference for the purpose of revising or amending this Convention may be convened by the Organization.

2.  The Secretary-General shall convene a conference of the States Parties to this Convention for revising or amending the Convention, at the request of one third of the States Parties, or ten States Parties, whichever is the higher figure.

3.  Any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited after the date of entry into force of an amendment to this Convention shall be deemed to apply to the Convention as amended.

Article 21

1.  This Convention shall be deposited with the Secretary-General.

2.  The Secretary-General shall:

(a)inform all States which have signed this Convention or acceded thereto, and all Members of the Organization, of:

(i)each new signature or deposit of an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession together with the date thereof;

(ii)the date of entry into force of this Convention;

(iii)the deposit of any instrument of denunciation of this Convention together with the date on which it is received and the date on which the denunciation takes effect;

(iv)the receipt of any declaration or notification made under this Convention;

(b)transmit certified true copies of this Convention to all States which have signed this Convention or acceded thereto.

3.  As soon as this Convention enters into force, a certified true copy thereof shall be transmitted by the Depositary to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for registration and publication in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.

Article 22
This Convention is established in a single original in the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages, each text being equally authentic.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned being duly authorized by their respective Governments for that purpose have signed this Convention.
DONE at Rome, this tenth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and eighty-eight.


PART IIPROTOCOL FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF UNLAWFUL ACTS AGAINST THE SAFETY OF FIXED PLATFORMS LOCATED ON THE CONTINENTAL SHELF

The States Parties to this Protocol,
Being parties to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation,
Recognizing that the reasons for which the Convention was elaborated also apply to fixed platforms located on the continental shelf,
Taking account of the provisions of that Convention,
Affirming that matters not regulated by this Protocol continue to be governed by the rules and principles of general international law,
Have agreed as follows:

Article 1

1.  The provisions of Articles 5 and 7 and of Articles 10 to 16 of the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (hereinafter referred to as “the Convention”) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the offences set forth in Article 2 of this Protocol where such offences are committed on board or against fixed platforms located on the continental shelf.

2.  In cases where this Protocol does not apply pursuant to paragraph 1, it nevertheless applies where the offender or the alleged offender is found in the territory of a State Party other than the State in whose internal waters or territorial sea the fixed platform is located.

3.  For the purposes of this Protocol, “fixed platform” means an artificial island, installation or structure permanently attached to the sea bed for the purpose of exploration or exploitation of resources or for other economic purposes.

Article 2

1.  Any person commits an offence if that person unlawfully and intentionally:

(a)seizes or exercises control over a fixed platform by force or threat thereof or any other form of intimidation; or

(b)performs an act of violence against a person on board a fixed platform if that act is likely to endanger its safety; or

(c)destroys a fixed platform or causes damage to it which is likely to endanger its safety; or

(d)places or causes to be placed on a fixed platform, by any means whatsoever, a device or substance which is likely to destroy that fixed platform or likely to endanger its safety; or

(e)injures or kills any person in connection with the commission or the attempted commission of any of the offences set forth in subparagraphs (a) to (d).

2.  Any person also commits an offence if that person:

(a)attempts to commit any of the offences set forth in paragraph 1; or

(b)abets the commission of any such offences perpetrated by any person or is otherwise an accomplice of a person who commits such an offence; or

(c)threatens, with or without a condition, as is provided for under national law, aimed at compelling a physical or juridical person to do or refrain from doing any act, to commit any of the offences set forth in paragraph 1, subparagraphs (b) and (c), if that threat is likely to endanger the safety of the fixed platform.

Article 3

1.  Each State Party shall take such measures as may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction over the offences set forth in Article 2 when the offence is committed:

(a)against or on board a fixed platform while it is located on the continental shelf of that State; or

(b)by a national of that State.

2.  A State Party may also establish its jurisdiction over any such offence when:

(a)it is committed by a stateless person whose habitual residence is in that State;

(b)during its commission a national of that State is seized, threatened, injured or killed; or

(c)it is committed in an attempt to compel that State to do or abstain from doing any act.

3.  Any State Party which has established jurisdiction mentioned in paragraph 2 shall notify the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (hereinafter referred to as “the Secretary-General”). If such State Party subsequently rescinds that jurisdication, it shall notify the Secretary-General.

4.  Each State Party shall take such measures as may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction over the offences set forth in Article 2 in cases where the alleged offender is present in its territory and it does not extradite him to any of the States Parties which have established their jurisdiction in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of this article.

5.  This Protocol does not exclude any criminal jurisdiction exercised in accordance with national law.

Article 4
Nothing in this Protocol shall affect in any way the rules of international law pertaining to fixed platforms located on the continental shelf.

Article 5

1.  This Protocol shall be open for signature at Rome on 10 March 1988 and at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (hereinafter referred to as “the Organization”) from 14 March 1988 to 9 March 1989 by any State which has signed the Convention. It shall thereafter remain open for accession.

2.  States may express their consent to be bound by this protocol 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; or

(c)accession.

3.  Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument to that effect with the Secretary-General.

4.  Only a State which has signed the Convention without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval, or has ratified, accepted, approved or acceded to the Convention may become a Party to this Protocol.

Article 6

1.  This Protocol shall enter into force ninety days following the date on which three States have either signed it without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval, or have deposited an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession in respect thereof. However, this Protocol shall not enter into force before the Convention has entered into force.

2.  For a State which deposits an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession in respect of this Protocol after the conditions for entry into force thereof have been met, the ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall take effect ninety days after the date of such deposit.

Article 7

1.  This Protocol may be denounced by any State Party at any time after the expiry of one year from the date on which this Protocol enters into force for that State.

2.  Denunciation shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of denunciation with the Secretary-General.

3.  A denunciation shall take effect one year, or such longer period as may be specified in the instrument of denunciation, after the receipt of the instrument of denunciation by the Secretary-General.

4.  A denunciation of the Convention by a State Party shall be deemed to be a denunciation of this Protocol by that Party.

Article 8

1.  A conference for the purpose of revising or amending this Protocol may be convened by the Organization.

2.  The Secretary-General shall convene a conference of the States Parties to this Protocol for revising or amending the Protocol, at the request of one third of the States Parties, or five States Parties, whichever is the higher figure.

3.  Any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited after the date of entry into force of an amendment to this Protocol shall be deemed to apply to the Protocol as amended.

Article 9

1.  This Protocol shall be deposited with the Secretary-General.

2.  The Secretary-General shall:

(a)inform all States which have signed this Protocol or acceded thereto, and all Members of the Organization, of:

(i)each new signature or deposit of an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, together with the date thereof;

(ii)the date of entry into force of this Protocol;

(iii)the deposit of any instrument of denunciation of this Protocol together with the date on which it is received and the date on which the denunciation takes effect;

(iv)the receipt of any declaration or notification made under this Protocol or under the Convention, concerning this Protocol;

(b)transmit certified true copies of this Protocol to all States which have signed this Protocol or acceded thereto.

3.  As soon as this Protocol enters into force, a certified true copy thereof shall be transmitted by the Depositary to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for registration and publication in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.

Article 10
This Protocol is established in a single original in the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages, each text being equally authentic.
In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorized by their respective Governments for that purpose, have signed this Protocol.
Done at Rome this tenth day of March one thousand nine hundred and eighty-eight.

Article 2
SCHEDULE 2

PART IFOREIGN STATES WHICH ARE PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION AND IN RELATION TO WHICH ORDERS IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 2 OF THE EXTRADITION ACT 1870 ARE IN FORCE

State
Date of Extradition Treaty
Order in Council

Argentina
22 May 1889
1894/76

Chile
26 January 1897
1898/597

Liberia
16 December 1892
1894/114

Mexico
7 September 1886
6 April 1889

Romania
21 March 1893
1894/119

United States of America
8 June 1972
1976/2144

PART IIFOREIGN STATES WHICH ARE PARTIES TO THE PROTOCOL AND IN RELATION TO WHICH ORDERS IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 2 OF THE EXTRADITION ACT 1870 ARE IN FORCE

State
Date of Extradition Treaty
Order in Council

Chile
26 January 1897
1898/597

Liberia
16 December 1892
1894/114

Mexico
7 September 1886
6 April 1889

Romania
21 March 1893
1894/119

United States of America
8 June 1972
1976/2144

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SCHEDULE 3

PART IAFOREIGN STATES WHICH ARE PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION AND WITH WHICH NO EXTRADITION TREATIES ARE IN FORCE

State

China, People’s Republic of

Egypt

Lebanon

Marshall Islands

Oman

Ukraine

PART IBFOREIGN STATES WHICH ARE PARTIES TO THE PROTOCOL AND WITH WHICH NO EXTRADITION TREATIES ARE IN FORCE

State

China, People’s Republic of

Egypt

Lebanon

Marshall Islands

Oman

Ukraine

PART IIAPPLICATION OF THE EXTRADITION ACT 1989 IN THE CASE OF A STATE MENTIONED IN PART IA or B

1.—(1) In the case of a state mentioned in Part IA, the Extradition Act 1989(7) shall have effect only in respect of—

(a)an offence mentioned in section 22(4)(j) of that Act;

(b)an attempt to commit such an offence;

(c)counselling, procuring, commanding, aiding or abetting such an offence; and

(d)being an accessory before or after the fact to such an offence.

(2) In the case of a State mentioned in Part IB, the Extradition Act 1989 shall have effect only in respect of—

(a)an offence mentioned in section 22(4)(k) of that Act;

(b)an attempt to commit such an offence;

(c)counselling, procuring, commanding, aiding or abetting such an offence; and

(d)being an accessory before or after the fact to such an offence.

2.  No proceeding shall be taken on an application for a provisional warrant to be issued under section 8(1)(b) of the 1989 Act, and no such warrant shall be issued, unless the application is made with the consent of the Secretary of State signified by an Order in the form set out in Part III of this Schedule or in a form to the like effect; but except as aforesaid the signification of consent shall not affect the provisions of the said section 8.

PART III

FORM OF CONSENT OF SECRETARY OF STATE TO APPLICATION FOR A PROVISIONAL WARRANT

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SCHEDULE 4TERRITORIES TO WHICH THIS ORDER EXTENDS


Anguilla

Bermuda

British Antarctic Territory

British Indian Ocean Territory

British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

Falkland Islands and Dependencies

Gibraltar

Montserrat

Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands

St. Helena and Dependencies

Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia

Turks and Caicos Islands

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order applies the Extradition Act 1989 so as to make extraditable offences described in sections 9, 10 and 11 to 13 of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 (c. 31) (offences likely to endanger ships and fixed platforms), attempts to commit such offences and participation in the commission of such offences. It applies to certain States Parties to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, signed at Rome on 10th March 1988 and to the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms.


(1)
Cm.884.

(2)
Cm.884.

(3)
1870 c. 52; the Act was repealed by the Extradition Act 1989 with the savings mentioned in section 37 of that Act. For the purpose of those savings the Act has to be read with section 49 of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 (c. 31).

(4)
1989 c. 33; section 22 was amended by section 53 of, and paragraph 9 of Schedule 3 to, the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990.

(5)
1989 c. 33.

(6)
1870 c. 52.

(7)
1989 c. 33.
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