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14 announcement of the Federal Minister for arts and culture, constitutional and media regarding the scope of the Convention on the prevention, prosecution and punishment of crimes against internationally protected persons, including diplomatic
After release of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, following further States have their instruments of accession to the Convention on the prevention, prosecution and punishment of crimes against internationally protected persons, including diplomatic (Federal Law Gazette No. 488/1977, last proclamation of the scope BGBl. III No. 128/2008) deposited:
Date of deposit of the instrument of accession:
August 6th, 2008
26 September 2012
November 6, 2009
September 25, 2012
June 22, 2009
16 December 2014
November 12, 2012
On the occasion of the deposit of its instrument of accession, the following States have declared reservations or made statements:
By acceding to the Convention on the prevention, prosecution and punishment of crimes against internationally protected persons, including diplomatic, the Holy see to the global prevention and combat these crimes and to protect intends to contribute its victims and to give its moral support.
Representation of special nature, its mission and the character of the State of Vatican City, the Holy see confirmed the values of fraternity, justice, and peace between individuals and peoples, their protection and strengthening require the supremacy of the rule of law and respect of for human rights and confirms that the instruments of criminal law and judicial cooperation effective protection measures in the face of criminal activities which endanger human dignity and peace , justify. […]
In accordance with article 8 para. 2 and 3 of the Convention, the Holy See, explains that he sees this Convention as the legal basis for the extradition concerned cooperation with other Contracting States, subject to national limitations of the extradition of persons,.
With regard to articles 8 and 10 of the Convention, the Holy See, said that in the light of its jurisprudence and its legal sources (State law LXXI Vatican City, October 1, 2008) Nothing in the Convention as a commitment to the extradition or mutual legal assistance should be construed, if substantial reasons exist to believe that the request for prosecution or punishment of a person on the basis of their race That is religion, nationality, ethnic origin or political opinion or that the fulfillment of the request is the damage for the position of that person because of this reasons or that the person would be subject to the death penalty or torture.
In accordance with article 2, paragraph 2 lit. a last set of the International Convention for the Suppression of the financing of terrorism of 9 December 1999, the Holy See, also in behalf of the State of Vatican City, that of the date on which, the Convention on the prevention, prosecution and punishment of crimes against internationally protected persons, including diplomatic for the Holy Chair comes into force, this from the scope of the Convention for the Suppression of the financing of terrorism in accordance with its article 2 para 1 lit explains. to be captured.
Reservation of rights:
In accordance with article 13, the Holy See, also in behalf of the State of Vatican City, that he considered paragraph 1 of the Convention is article 13 not bound explained para. 2 of the Convention. The Holy See, also in behalf of the State of Vatican City, reserves in particular the right to agree to any appropriate measures in individual cases on ad-hoc basis, to settle the disputes arising from this agreement.
1. According to article 13, paragraph 2 of the Convention the Government of Saint Lucia explains that she considered paragraph 1 of the Convention is through arbitration in accordance with article 13 not bound.
2. that the consent of the Government of Saint Lucia is required to submit a dispute to arbitration or the International Court of Justice.
A further communication from the Secretary-General according to the Netherlands have withdrawn their to deposit the instrument of accession of declared Vorbehalt1 to article 7 with effectiveness by January 31, 2012, for the European and the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).
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