Sanctioned: September 7, 2000.
Enacted: October 6, 2000.
The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation assembled in Congress, etc. sanction with force of Law:ARTICLE 1 Approved the COOPERATION AGREEMENT between the Government of the ARGENTIAL REPUBLIC and the GOVERNMENT OF THE DINAMARK KINGDOM ON MEASURES AGAINST THE ILICIT DEMAND, THE PRODUCTION AND THE USE LIKE THE ILICITY WORK OF THIS PUBLIC AND SUCH ARTICLE 2 Contact the national executive branch.
DADA IN THE SESSION OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS IN GOOD AIRES TO THE SEPTEMBER OF THE YEAR DOS MIL.
PASCUAL RAFAEL. . JOSE GENOUD. . Guillermo Aramburu. . Mario L. Pontaquarto.
NOTE: The English language text is not published.COOPERATION AGREEMENT AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ARGENTIN REPUBLIC AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DINAMARK KINGDOM ON MEASURES AGAINST ILICIT DEMANDANCE, PRODUCTION AND THE USE AS THE ILICITY WORK OF STUFACIENTS AND PSIC SUBSTANCES
The Argentine Republic and the Kingdom of Denmark, henceforth the Parties:
RECOGNIZING that illicit use and illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances constitutes a serious threat to the health and well-being of the two populations and adversely affect the economic, cultural and political basis of society.
RECALLING the intentions contained in the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, as amended in 1972 by the Protocol amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 and the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988,
FURTHERING the principles contained in the Political Declaration and in "The Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Guidelines for Future Activities" adopted at the International Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking in 1987 and in the Political Declaration and the Global Programme of Action adopted by the 17th. United Nations Extraordinary Assembly on 23 February 1990,
They've agreed to the following:
The Parties intend, in accordance with their national laws and obligations under Public International Law, to adapt their policies and implement coordinated programmes to combat the production and illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances listed in Table I and Table II annexed to the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988.
The Parties shall cooperate in the fight against illicit drug trafficking and, if necessary, shall undertake working sessions with the purpose of:
(a) Coordinate the exchange of information on attempts to import narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances into the territory of one of the Parties,
(b) Exchange information on smuggling methods and routes used for the illicit importation of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, methods used at border crossings as well as means used in the monitoring of illicit drug shipments.
(c) Exchange information with a view to facilitating the identification of drug traffickers and psychotropic substances, as well as third parties that contribute in any way to commit such crimes.
(d) Facilitate the exchange of experts in order to study the techniques and methods used for the monitoring of illicit trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substances.
The competent authorities shall, in accordance with their respective national laws, investigate the mutual possibilities of controlling the delivery of goods and other similar measures.
1. The Parties shall, in accordance with their national laws, intensify police cooperation in combating illicit drug trafficking, including:
(a) Exchange information on methods used for the monitoring of supply sources and other measures aimed at combating illicit trafficking and the distribution of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.
(b) Exchange information on national legislation and legal cases in the field of narcotic drugs.
(c) Facilitate the exchange of experts and human resources training to optimize competition in the fight against illicit drug trafficking.
(d) Facilitate joint meetings on the topics contained in this Cooperation Agreement.
(2) Any oral and written information and documentation exchanged under this Agreement shall be treated as confidential according to the requirements of the Party providing such information and documents.
The respective governmental areas of the education and health of the Parties shall, in accordance with their national legislation, cooperate and exchange information for the prevention of drug abuse as well as for the treatment and rehabilitation of those who use them.
If necessary and by mutual agreement, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Parties shall undertake mutual consultations with a view to coordinating and intensifying cooperation between the competent authorities of the Parties in accordance with the objectives of this Cooperation Agreement.
In the case of the Argentine Republic, the authority for the implementation of this Agreement shall be the Secretariat for the Prevention of Drug Addiction and the Fight against Drug Trafficking.
The provisions of this Cooperation Agreement shall not prevent any Party from establishing other forms of cooperation in combating illicit trafficking in the use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances as well as in the treatment of those who abuse drugs.
This Agreement may be amended by mutual consent of the Parties through diplomatic channels.
1. This Agreement shall enter into force thirty days after the Parties have been notified, by diplomatic means, of meeting the respective internal constitutional requirements for approval.
2. Any Party may denounce this Agreement by means of a written communication through diplomatic channels. The termination of the Convention shall take effect six months after the date of receipt of the notification of the complaint made by one Party to the other.
Made in the city of Copenhagen on 4 June 1997, in two original copies each in Danish and English languages, each being equally valid. In case of discrepancy in interpretation, the English language text will prevail.