144. Presentation by the Federal Minister of Arts and Culture, the Constitution and the Media, concerning the scope of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism
According to the note by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the United States of America, on 30 September 2015, has its instrument of ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (BGBl. III. No 77/2007, last proclamation of the BGBl area. III. No 249/2014) and on the occasion of which it is stated in accordance with Article 23 (2) of the Convention that it is not bound by Article 23 (1) of the Convention to be considered.
The United States has also issued the following declarations of understanding:
"(1) The United States of America is based on the understanding that the term" armed conflict " contained in Article 4 of the Convention is based on situations of internal unrest and tensions such as tumult, occasional acts of violence and others. does not include similar actions.
(2) The United States of America is based on the understanding that the concept of "international humanitarian law" contained in Article 4 of the Convention is of the same importance as that of the law of war.
(3) The United States of America is based on the understanding that, in accordance with Art. 4 and Article 1 (6), the Convention does not apply to the following groups: (a) Military forces of a State which are organized armed forces of a State which are organized, trained and equipped, in accordance with national law, mainly for national defence or security, and in compliance with the provisions of (b) persons who conduct or organise the activities of the military personnel, (c) persons who support the armed forces in their activities and whose command, supervision and Responsibility has been formally undersigned.
(4) The United States of America is based on the understanding that the current national law of the United States with regard to the rights of persons detained and persons against whom a proceeding is being conducted, the United States of America the conditions laid down in Article 12 of the Convention and, accordingly, do not provide for the release of any new legislation to comply with those obligations under this Article. "