Scope Of The Convention On The Prevention, Prosecution And Punishment Of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons, Including Diplomatic

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens über die Verhütung, Verfolgung und Bestrafung von Straftaten gegen völkerrechtlich geschützte Personen einschließlich Diplomaten

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14. Customer of the Federal Minister of Arts and Culture, Constitution and Media, concerning the scope of the Convention on the Prevention, Prosecution and Punishment of Crime against Persons Protected by International Law, including Diplomats

According to communications from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the following other States have their instruments of accession to the Convention on the Prevention, Prosecution and Punishment of Crime against Persons Protected under International Law, including Diplomats (BGBl. No 488/1977, last proclamation of the BGBl area. III, No 128/2008):

States:

Date of deposit of the instrument of accession:

Guinea-Bissau

6. August 2008

Holy See

26 September 2012

Lesotho

6 November 2009

Nigeria

25 September 2012

Niue

22 June 2009

San Marino

16 December 2014

St. Lucia

12 November 2012

On the occasion of the deposit of their instrument of accession, the following states have expressed reservations or reservations. Statements made:

Holy See

Explanations:

By acceding to the Convention on the Prevention, Prosecution and Punishment of Crimes against Persons Protected by International Law, including Diplomats, the Holy See intends to prevent, combat and prosecutions in global terms. To contribute to the crime and to protect its victims and to give its moral support.

In accordance with the special nature, mission and character of the Vatican City State, the Holy See affirms the values of brotherhood, justice and peace between persons and peoples, their protection and strengthening. The primacy of the rule of law and respect for human rights requires and confirms that the instruments of criminal and judicial cooperation are effective safeguards in the face of criminal activities, which are the Human dignity and peace endanger the situation. [...]

In accordance with Article 8 (2) and (3) of the Convention, the Holy See declares that it is the legal basis for cooperation with other States Parties relating to extradition, subject to the national limitations of the Convention. Delivery of persons, looking at.

With regard to Articles 8 and 10 of the Convention, the Holy See declares that in the light of its legal doctrine and its sources of law (Law of the State of the Vatican City of LXXI, 1. October 2008), nothing in the Convention should be interpreted as a commitment to extradition or mutual legal assistance where there are substantial grounds for believing that the request for the prosecution or punishment of a person due to their race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or political opinion, or that the fulfillment of the request harm the position of that person due to one of these reasons or that the person of the death penalty or torture.

According to Art. 2 para. 2 lit. A last sentence of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 9 December 1999, the Holy See, as well as on behalf of the Vatican City State, declares that from the date on which the Convention is the prevention, prosecution and punishment of crimes against persons protected under international law, including diplomats for the Holy See, enter into force from the scope of the Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of the Holy See Terrorism in accordance with Article 2 (1) (lit). a is to be covered.

Reservation:

In accordance with Article 13 (2) of the Convention, the Holy See, in the name and order of the Vatican City State, declares that it does not consider itself bound by Article 13 (1) of the Convention. The Holy See, also in the name and order of the Vatican City State, reserves the right, in particular, to agree on a case-by-case basis, on an ad hoc basis, any appropriate measures in order to deal with the disputes arising from this Convention. .

St. Lucia

Explanations:

1.

According to Article 13 (2) of the Convention, the Government of St. Lucia states that it does not consider itself bound by the arbitration procedure under Article 13 (1) of the Convention.

2.

That the explicit consent of the Government of St. Lucia is required to submit a dispute to the arbitral proceedings or to the International Court of Justice.

According to a further note by the Secretary-General, the Netherlands has reserved the reservation declared at the time of deposit of the instrument of accession. 1 On Article 7, with effect from 31. January 2012 was withdrawn only for the European and Caribbean parts of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).

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