Scope Of The International Convention On Combating Nuclear Terrorism

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Internationalen Übereinkommens zur Bekämpfung nuklearterroristischer Handlungen

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144. by-laws of the Federal Minister for arts and culture, constitutional and media regarding the scope of the International Convention on combating nuclear terrorism

After notification of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the United States of America have their ratification of the International Convention on combating nuclear terrorism on 30 September 2015 (Federal Law Gazette III No. 77/2007, last proclamation of the scope BGBl. III No. 249/2014) deposited and on the occasion of pursuant to article 23 paragraph 2 of the Convention explains, is not Article 23 para. 1 of the Convention tied to to consider.

The United States have made also the following understanding statements:

"(1) the United States of America are of the understanding, that contained in article 4 of the Convention, the term"armed conflict"does not include situations of internal disturbances and tensions, such as riots, sporadically occurring violent acts and other similar acts.

(2) the United States of America assume the understanding, that the same importance contained in article 4 of the Convention, the term "international humanitarian law" such as the laws of war.

(3) the United States of America go out by the understanding, that in accordance with article 4 and article 1, paragraph 6, the Convention on following groups does not apply: a) military forces of a State which are organized military forces of a State, organized under the national law mainly for the national defense or security, are trained and equipped, and acting in performance of their official duties , b) persons who conduct the business activities of the military forces or organize, c) persons, which support the armed forces in their official activities and the authority, supervisory and responsibility which are formally subordinated.

(4) the United States of America assume the understanding, that the requirements of article 12 of the Convention met and accordingly the enactment of new laws to meet these commitments in accordance with this article do not include current national law of the United States with regard to the rights of persons in detention and persons against which a procedure is performed,."

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