Scope Of The Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens über den physischen Schutz von Kernmaterial

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185. Presentation of the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

According to the Director-General of the IAEA, the following other countries have ratified their ratification and/or ratification of the Convention. Accession instruments to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials (BGBl. No 53/1989, last proclamation of the BGBl area. III, No 148/2008):

States:

Date of deposit of the instruments of ratification. Certificate of Accession:

Bahrain

10 May 2010

Côte d' Ivoire

17 October 2012

Dominican Republic

30 April 2009

Guinea-Bissau

8 October 2008

Jordan

7 September 2009

Laos

29 September 2010

Lesotho

18 August 2010

Niue

19 June 2009

Saudi Arabia

7. January 2009

St. Lucia

14 September 2012

Vietnam

4 October 2012

On the occasion of the deposit of their instrument of accession, the following declarations have been made by the following States:

Bahrain:

The Kingdom of Bahrain does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 17 (2) of this Convention.

Jordan:

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan declares a reservation on Article 17 (2) of the Convention on Dispute Settlement (both on the arbitration procedure and on the submission to the International Court of Justice).

Laos:

In accordance with Article 17 (3) of the Convention, the Lao People's Democratic Republic declares that it does not consider itself bound by Article 17 (2) of the present Convention. The Lao People's Democratic Republic further states that it requires the consent of all parties involved in order to submit a dispute over the interpretation or application of the present Convention to an international arbitration procedure. or to the International Court of Justice for a decision.

Declaration concerning Art. 11 (2):

The People's Democratic Republic of Laos declares that it will make extradition conditional on the existence of a treaty. However, it does not consider the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material as the legal basis for extradition in relation to the offences referred to therein. It also states that bilateral agreements are the basis for extradition between the Lao People's Democratic Republic and the other States Parties in respect of all offences.

Saudi Arabia:

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia declares that it does not consider itself bound by any of the dispute settlement procedures provided for in Article 17 (2) of the said Convention.

St. Lucia:

1.

St. Lucia declares her agreement to be bound by the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material by Accession;

2.

The fact that, pursuant to Article 17 (3) of the Convention, the Government of St. Lucia does not consider itself bound by the procedures laid down in Article 17 (2) of the Convention;

3.

That the explicit explicit consent of the government of St. Lucia is necessary to subject disputes to arbitration proceedings of the International Court of Justice.

Vietnam:

By acceding to this Convention, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam declares, in accordance with Article 17 (3) of this Convention, the following reservation: the Socialist Republic of Vietnam does not consider itself bound by Article 17 (2) of this Convention and any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention shall only be subject to arbitration or submitted to the International Court of Justice on the basis of the consent of all parties to the dispute.

By acceding to the Convention, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam declares, in accordance with Article 11 of this Convention, that it does not regard this Convention as a direct legal basis for extradition. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is carrying out extradition in accordance with the provisions of the Vietnamese law, on the basis of contracts for extradition and the principle of reciprocity.

According to a further communication from the Director-General of the IAEA, the Kingdom of the Netherlands has 14. October 2012 announced that it will be subject to the reservation 1 Article 10 is completely withdrawn.

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