Scope Of The Convention On The Privileges And Immunities Of The International Criminal Court

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens über die Privilegien und Immunitäten des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs

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53. Representing the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court

According to the Communications of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the following States have ratified their instruments of ratification or ratification. Accession instruments to the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court (BGBl. III n ° 13/2005, last proclamation of the BGBl area. III n ° 116/2008):

States:

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina

24. January 2012

Botswana

13. November 2008

Brazil

12 December 2011

Chile

26 September 2011

Costa Rica

28 April 2011

Dominican Republic

10 September 2009

Gabon

22 September 2010

Georgia

10 March 2010

Colombia

15 April 2009

Malawi

7 October 2009

Malta

21 September 2011

Poland

10 February 2009

Spain

24 September 2009

Czech Republic

4 May 2011

Tunisia

29 June 2011

Uganda

21. January 2009

United Kingdom

25. January 2008

On the occasion of the deposit of their instruments of ratification or The following Member States have declared the following reservations, or Statements made:

Botsuana:

According to Art. 23 of the Convention, the Republic of Botswana declares that persons referred to in lit. (a) and (b) of this Article shall be referred to, which shall have the Botswana citizenship or permanent residence in the Republic of Botswana, only enjoy the privileges and immunities provided for in those paragraphs.

Chile:

In accordance with Article 23 of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court, the Republic of Chile declares that persons referred to in this Article are the Chilean citizens or their permanent residents Residing in the Republic of Chile, in the territory of the Republic of Chile, only the privileges and immunities provided for in this Article shall be enjoyed.

Malta:

In accordance with Article 23 of the said Convention, the Government of Malta declares that persons referred to in Articles 15, 16, 18, 19 and 21, who are either nationals of Malta or persons who are permanently resident in Malta, shall be informed of the following: The territory of Malta shall enjoy privileges and immunities only to the extent necessary for the independent performance of their duties or their appearance or testimony before the Court of Justice, as referred to in Article 23.

Poland:

In accordance with Article 23 of the Convention, the Republic of Poland declares that persons referred to in this article who have Polish citizenship or permanent residence in the Republic of Poland shall only be granted privileges and immunities in accordance with this Article, while they are staying in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

Spain:

In accordance with Article 23 of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court, the Kingdom of Spain declares that persons referred to in this Article shall be either nationals or persons with permanent access to the International Criminal Court. Resident in Spain, enjoy only the privileges and immunities necessary for the independent performance of their duties or their appearance or testimony before the Court of Justice, as provided for in Article 23.

Czech Republic:

According to Art. 23 lit. (a) and (b) of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court, the Czech Republic declares that nationals of the Czech Republic or persons residing permanently in the territory of the International Criminal Court are Czech Republic, in the territory of the Czech Republic, enjoy privileges and immunities to the extent, as provided for in Art. 23.

United Kingdom:

According to Art. 23 of the Convention, the United Kingdom declares that persons to which it is lit. (a) and (b) of this Article, which are nationals of the United Kingdom or have permanent residence in the United Kingdom, in the United Kingdom only enjoy the privileges and immunities referred to in those paragraphs.

The United Kingdom does not consider itself bound by Article 15 (3).

The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland also informed the Secretary-General, in a communication received on 11 March 2010, the following:

' The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland wishes to extend the ratification of the abovementioned Convention to the following territories for whose international relations the United Kingdom responsible for:

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Anguilla,

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Bermuda,

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British Virgin Islands,

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Cayman Islands,

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Falkland Islands,

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Montserrat,

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Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands,

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St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha,

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Sovereign bases of Akrotiri and Dhekelia on the island of Cyprus,

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Turks and Caicos Islands.

The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland considers that the extension of the abovementioned Convention shall enter into force from the date of the deposit of this notification. '

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