Act 898 2004

Original Language Title: LEY 898 de 2004

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LAW 898 2004
(July 21)
Official Gazette No. 45,618, of July 23, 2004 PUBLIC POWER
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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Through which the "Inter-American Convention against Terrorism", signed in Bridgetown, Barbados, the three (3) June two thousand and two (2002), in the Thirty-Second Regular approved sessions of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States. Summary

Term Notes

THE CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC Having the text of the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, signed in Bridgetown, Barbados, the three (3) June two thousand and two (2002), in the Thirty-Second Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, which literally says:
(to be transliterated: photocopy of the full text of that instrument is attached).
BILL 206 2003 SENATE
By means of which the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, signed in Bridgetown, Barbados, the three (3) June two thousand and two (2002) is approved at the Thirty-Second Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States.

THE CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC Having the text of the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, signed in Bridgetown, Barbados, the three (3) June two thousand and two (2002), in the Thirty-Second Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, which literally says:
(to be transliterated: photocopy of the full text of that instrument is attached).
INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST TERRORISM TERRORISM INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST TERRORISM OR AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST Convenção INTERAMÉRICAINE contre le terrorisme
"INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST TERRORISM
STATES PARTIES TO THIS CONVENTION,
BEARING IN MIND the purposes and principles of the Charter of the Organization of American States and the United Nations Charter;
CONSIDERING that terrorism poses a serious threat to democratic values ​​and to international peace and security and is a cause of deep concern to all Member States;
REAFFIRMING the need to adopt effective American system to prevent, punish and eliminate terrorism through the broadest cooperation;
RECOGNIZING that the serious economic harm to states which may result from terrorist acts is one of the factors that underscore the need for cooperation and URGENCI to efforts to eradicate terrorism;
REAFFIRMING the commitment of States to prevent, combat, punish and eliminate terrorism; and
TAKING INTO ACCOUNT resolution RC.23 / RES. 1/01 rev. 1 corr. 1, "Strengthening hemispheric cooperation to prevent, combat and eliminate terrorism," adopted at the Twenty-Third Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs,
HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
ARTICLE 1o. OBJECT AND PURPOSES.

This Convention aims to prevent, punish and eliminate terrorism. To this end, States Parties undertake to adopt the necessary measures and strengthen cooperation among them, according to the provisions of this Convention.
Article 2.
. Applicable international instruments.

1. For the purposes of this Convention, the term "crime" those established in the international instruments listed below:
a) Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, signed at The Hague on December 16, 1970 ;
B) Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation, signed at Montreal on 23 September 1971.
c) Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including diplomatic agents, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 14, 1973;
D) International Convention against the Taking of Hostages, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 17, 1979;
E) Conventions on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, signed in Vienna on 3 March 1980;
F) Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports serving International Civil Aviation, supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation, signed at Montreal on February 24 1988;
G) Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, done at Rome on March 10, 1988;

H) Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, done in Rome on March 10, 1988;
I) International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 15, 1997;
J) International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1999.
2. When depositing its instrument of ratification to this Convention, the State not part of one or more of the international instruments listed in paragraph 1st this article may declare that, in the application of this Convention to that State Party, that instrument It is not considered included in the aforementioned paragraph. The declaration shall cease to have effect as that instrument enters into force for that State Party, which shall notify the depositary of this fact.
3. When a State Party ceases to be part of one of the international instruments listed in paragraph 1st this article, you can make a statement with respect to that instrument, as provided for in the 2nd paragraph of this article.

ARTICLE 3. INTERNAL MEASURES.

Each State Party in accordance with its constitutional provisions, will strive to be part of the international instruments listed in article 2 of which is not yet party and to take the necessary measures for the effective implementation thereof, including the establishment in their domestic legislation of penalties for offenses listed there.

ARTICLE 4. Measures to prevent, combat and eradicate the financing of terrorism.

1. Each State Party shall, to the extent that it has not done so, should establish a legal and regulatory regime to prevent, combat and eradicate the financing of terrorism and for effective international cooperation in this regard, which should include:
to ) A comprehensive domestic regulatory and supervisory regime for banc years, other financial institutions and other entities deemed particularly susceptible to being used to finance terrorist activities. This regime shall emphasize requirements for customer identification, record keeping and communications of suspicious or unusual transactions;
B) Measures to detect and monitor movements across borders of cash, bearer negotiable instruments, and other appropriate movements of value. These measures shall be subject to safeguards to ensure proper use of information and should not impede legitimate capital movements;
C) Measures to ensure that the competent authorities dedicated to combating the offenses established in the international instruments listed in article 2 have the ability to cooperate and exchange information at the national and international levels, in accordance with the conditions prescribed in the domestic law. To that end, each state party shall establish and maintain a financial intelligence unit to serve as a national center for the collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant information on money laundering and terrorist financing. Each State Party shall inform the Secretary General of the Organization of American States on the designated its financial intelligence unit authority.
2. For the implementation of paragraph 1o of this article, States parties shall use as guidelines the recommendations developed by specialized international and regional entities, in particular the Group of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and, where appropriate, the Commission for the Drug Abuse Control (CICAD), the Group of Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and the Financial Action Task Force of South America (GAFISUD).

The 5th ITEM. Seizure and Confiscation of funds or other assets.

1. Each State Party in accordance with the procedures established in its domestic law, take the necessary measures to identify, freeze, seize and, if necessary, proceed to the confiscation of funds or other assets constituting the proceeds of the commission or have as purpose finance or have financed or facilitated the commission of any of the offenses established in the international instruments listed in article 2 of this Convention.
2. The measures that the 1st paragraph refers to shall apply in respect of offenses committed both within and outside the jurisdiction of the State party.

ARTICLE 6o. DETERMINING CRIMES OF MONEY LAUNDERING.


1. Each State Party shall take the necessary measures to ensure that their criminal legislation relating to the offense of money laundering include as predicate offenses of money laundering offenses established in the international instruments listed in article 2 of this Convention.
The predicate offenses of money laundering that the 1st paragraph refers to include those committed both within and outside the jurisdiction of the State party.

ARTICLE 7. BORDER COOPERATION IN THE FIELD.

1. States Parties, in accordance with their respective domestic legal and administrative regimes, promote cooperation and exchange of information in order to improve border controls and customs to detect and prevent the international movement of terrorists and trafficking in arms or other materials intended to support terrorist activities.
2. In this regard, they promote cooperation and exchange of information to improve emission controls of travel documents and identity and prevent counterfeiting, forgery or fraudulent use.
3. Such measures shall be carried out without prejudice to applicable to the free movement of people and trade facilitation international commitments.

Article 8. COOPERATION BETWEEN COMPETENT AUTHORITIES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LAW.

States Parties shall cooperate closely in accordance with their respective domestic legal and administrative systems in order to strengthen the effective enforcement and combating offenses established in the international instruments listed in Article 2o. In this sense, they establish and improve, if necessary, the channels of communication between their competent authorities to facilitate the secure and rapid exchange of information on all aspects of the offenses established in the international instruments listed in article 2 of this Convention.

Article 9. MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE.

States Parties shall afford one another the broadest and swiftest legal assistance possible in relation to the prevention, investigation and prosecution of the offenses established in the international instruments listed in the 2nd article and processes related to these, in accordance with applicable international agreements in force. In the absence of such agreements, States Parties such assistance expeditiously in accordance with its domestic law will be provided.

ARTICLE 10. TRANSFER OF PERSONS IN CUSTODY.

1. The person who is being detained or serving a sentence in the territory of a State Party whose presence Party for purposes of identification or identification or to help obtain needed for research testing or prosecution of request in another State offenses established in the international instruments listed in article 2 may be transferred if the following conditions are met:
a) the person freely gives his consent, once informed, and
b) Both States agree with subject to any conditions deemed appropriate;
2. For the purposes of this Article:
a) The State to which the person is transferred shall have the authority and obligation to keep custody, unless the State from which she was transferred otherwise requested or authorized;
B) The State to which the person is transferred shall without delay implement its obligation to return to the custody of the State from which the person was transferred as agreed beforehand or otherwise the competent authorities of both States;
C) The State to which the person is transferred shall not require the State from which the person was transferred to initiate extradition proceedings for the return;
D) Take into account the time spent in the custody the person in the State to which has been transferred to the effects of the sentence that has to be served in the State from which it has been transferred.
3. Unless the State Party from which is to be transferred from an individual under the present article so agrees, that person, whatever their nationality, will not be prosecuted or detained or subjected to any other restriction of personal freedom in the territory of the State to which he is transferred in respect of acts or before leaving the territory of the State from which he was transferred convictions.
ARTICLE 11.
inapplicability of political offense exception.


For purposes of extradition or mutual legal assistance, none of the offenses established in the international instruments listed in article 2 shall be regarded as a political offense or an offense connected with a political offense or an offense inspired by political motives. Accordingly, a request for extradition or mutual legal assistance may not be refused on the sole ground that it relates to a political offense or an offense connected with a political offense or an offense inspired by political motives.

ARTICLE 12. DENIAL OF REFUGEE STATUS.

Each State Party shall take appropriate measures, in accordance with the relevant provisions of national and international law to ensure that refugee status is not granted to persons with respect to whom there are serious reasons for considering that they have committed a offense established in the international instruments listed in article 2 of this Convention.

ARTICLE 13. DENIAL OF ASYLUM.

Each State Party shall take appropriate measures, in accordance with the relevant provisions of national and international law, to ensure that asylum is not granted to persons with respect to whom there are serious reasons for considering that they have committed a offense established in the international instruments listed in article 2 of this Convention.

ARTICLE 14. NON-DISCRIMINATION.

None of the provisions of this Convention shall be construed as imposing an obligation to provide mutual legal assistance if the requested State Party has reasonable grounds to believe that the application has been made for the purpose of prosecuting or punishing a person on grounds of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin or political opinion or if compliance with the request would cause prejudice to that person's position for any of these reasons.

ARTICLE 15. HUMAN RIGHTS.

1. The measures taken by States Parties under this Convention shall be conducted with full respect for the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms.
2. Nothing in this Convention shall be interpreted as affecting other rights and obligations of states and individuals under international law including the United Nations Charter, the Charter of the Organization of American States, international humanitarian law, international law of human rights and international refugee law.
3. Any person who is taken into custody or regarding whom any other measures are taken or proceedings are carried out pursuant to this Convention shall be guaranteed fair treatment, including enjoyment of all rights and guarantees in conformity with the law of the State in which territory is present and applicable provisions of international law.

ARTICLE 16. TRAINING.

1. States Parties shall promote technical cooperation programs and training at national, bilateral, subregional and regional level and within the framework of the Organization of American States to strengthen national institutions responsible for compliance with the obligations under this Convention.
2. Likewise, States Parties shall promote, as appropriate, technical cooperation programs and training programs with other regional and international organizations conducting activities related to the purposes of this Convention.

ARTICLE 17. COOPERATION THROUGH THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES.

States Parties shall encourage the broadest cooperation in the field of the relevant organs of the Organization of American States, including the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), on matters related to the object and purpose of this Convention.

ARTICLE 18 CONSULTATION BETWEEN THE PARTIES.

1. States Parties shall hold periodic meetings of consultation, as appropriate, with a view to facilitating:
a) The full implementation of this Convention, including the consideration of issues of interest relating thereto identified by the states parties; and
b) The exchange of information and experiences on ways and ears mét effective to prevent, detect, investigate and punish terrorism.
2. General shall convene a consultative meeting of States Parties after receiving the tenth instrument of ratification. Notwithstanding, States Parties may hold consultations as they consider appropriate.

3. States Parties may request the relevant bodies of the Organization of American States, including CICTE, to facilitate the consultations referred in the previous paragraphs and to provide other forms of assistance in the implementation of this Convention.

ARTICLE 19. EXERCISE OF JURISDICTION.

Nothing in this Convention entitles a State Party to exercise jurisdiction in the territory of another State Party or performance of functions which are exclusively reserved for the authorities of that other State Party by its domestic law.

ARTICLE 20. DEPOSITARY.

The original instrument of this Convention, the texts in Spanish, French, English and Portuguese languages ​​are equally authentic, it shall be deposited with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States.
ARTICLE 21.
signature and ratification.

1. This Convention is open for signature by all Member States of the Organization of American States.
2. This Convention is subject to ratification by the signatory states in accordance with their respective constitutional processes. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States.

ARTICLE 22. ENTRY INTO FORCE.

1. This Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date on which the deposit of the sixth instrument of ratification of the Convention in the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States.
2. For each state ratifying the Convention after the deposit of the sixth instrument of ratification, the Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date of the deposit of its instrument.

ARTICLE 23. DENUNCIATION.

1. Any State Party may denounce this Convention by Secretary-General addressed to the Organization of American States written notification. Denunciation shall take effect one year after the date on which the notification is received by the Secretary General of the Organization.
2. Such denunciation shall not affect any requests for information or assistance made during the period of validity of the Convention for the denouncing State.
Organization of American States
Washington, DC

General Secretariat certify that the attached document is true and exact copy of the authentic texts in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French of the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, signed in Bridgetown, Barbados on June 3, 2002, in the Thirty-Second Regular Session of the General Assembly, and that the texts signed originals of these are deposited in the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States. this certification at the request of the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the Organization of American States is issued.
18 June 2002. Jean Michel Arrighi


Director of Department of International Law.
District of Columbia: SS
Subscribed and Swon to before Me This 18 day of June 2002.
Fanny Morejon,
Notary Public. My Commission Expires 01/31/2004
. " RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Bogotá, DC, July 30, 2002.
APPROVED. Submit to the consideration of the honorable National Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.)
Andres Pastrana Minister of Foreign Affairs (sgd.)
Guillermo Fernandez de Soto. DECREES
:

ARTICLE 1o. Approval of the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, signed in Bridgetown, Barbados, the three (3) June two thousand and two (2002), in the Thirty-Second Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States American people.
Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1 of the Law 7, 1944, the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, signed in Bridgetown, Barbados, the three (3) June two thousand and two (2002), in the thirty-second regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, that article 1 of this law is passed, it will force the country from the date the international link is perfect therefrom.

ARTICLE 3. This law applies from the date of publication.
Given in Bogotá, DC, ...
honorable Presented to Congress by the undersigned Ministers of Interior and Justice and Foreign Affairs.
The Minister of Interior and Justice, Fernando Londoño
.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carolina Barco Isakson
. STATEMENT OF MOTIVES

Honorable Senators and Representatives
:
On behalf of the Government and in compliance with Articles 150, paragraph 16 and 189, paragraph 2 of the Constitution of Colombia, presented for consideration by the Congress of the Republic the Draft Law whereby the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, signed in Bridgetown, Barbados on June 3, 2002, in the thirty-second regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, approved giving significant progress in the adoption of specific measures to combat terrorism measures in the American hemisphere.
The Colombian government is committed to the global campaign against international terrorism in all its manifestations and for that reason has been supporting the actions that the international community has deemed relevant undertaking in various fields. Colombia had a constructive participation in the development of this new multilateral legal instrument of regional character. We are also coordinating with neighboring countries concrete actions to meet the challenges of terrorism.
The tragic events of September 11, 2001 and Resolution 1373 (2001) -approved with our contribution as a member country of the Security Council, they have forced the Government to carry out a detailed analysis of the means available to deal terrorism, finding that this Convention is an additional effort to improve and advance to new and perverse forms of this crime.
With the adoption of this Convention, the OAS constitutes the first international organization to adopt a global instrument against terrorism after September 2001.
The Colombian State, in its entirety, is ready to contribute , to the extent possible, in the global campaign against international terrorism. We have promoted the thesis of shared responsibility in this fight, as has been done in the past on the issue of global drug problem.
The adoption of this Convention decisively enriches the policy document entitled "The Road to Peace and the Strategy against Terrorism" presented by the National Government on November 27, 2001, within the fundamental strategies that make Integral part of our Security Policy. General

There are multiple efforts at the regional framework, have sought to strengthen hemispheric cooperation to prevent, combat and eliminate terrorism. We found a recent history as the Declaration of Lima to Prevent, Combat and Eliminate Terrorism and the Plan of Action on Hemispheric Cooperation to Prevent, Combat and Eliminate Terrorism, adopted within the framework of the First Inter-American Specialized Conference on Terrorism in Lima, Peru, in April 1996 and the Commitment of Mar del Plata, adopted at the Second Inter-American Specialized Conference on Terrorism in 1998 and the work of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), created by the General Assembly of the OAS in 1999. | || The RC resolution. 23 / RES.1 / 01 rev. 1 corr. 1 "Strengthening Hemispheric Cooperation to Prevent, Combat and Eliminate Terrorism" of the XXIII Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, held on September 21, 2001, instructed the Permanent Council of the OAS the preparation of a Draft Inter-American Convention against terrorism, which once again were reminded of the threat that terrorism poses to democratic values ​​and to international peace and security.
In this context, Colombia participated in the Working Group of the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs of the OAS, in which the final text which was finally adopted by the aforementioned General Assembly was negotiated.
Of great importance is the existing international legal acquis in the fight against terrorism, both in the ten international instruments listed in article 2 of the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, and the Convention to Prevent and Punish Acts Terrorism. Form of Crimes against Persons and Related Extortion that are of International Significance, adopted by the General Assembly of the OAS on February 2, 1971; the Convention on Offenses and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, adopted in Tokyo on 14 September 1963 and the Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection, adopted in Montreal on March 1, 1991.

It is in this context that the adoption, ratification and effective implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism strengthens and establishes new forms of regional cooperation against terrorism, and contribute to the progressive development and codification of international law.
Main issues covered by the Convention
The Convention has a very simple structure and follows the model of the main existing treaties on combating terrorism. It comprises a total of 23 articles, 18 of which are substantive. These provisions can be distributed as follows:
- Preamble.
- General provisions and applicability (Articles 1 to 3O).
- Measures to combat the financing of terrorism (Articles 4th to 6th).
- Measures of cooperation, assistance and training (Articles 7 through 11 and 16 through 17).
- Special provisions (Articles 12 to 15).
- Final provisions (Articles 18-23).
The Convention's aims to prevent, punish and eliminate terrorism and to strengthen cooperation mechanisms among States parties.
In article 2, the Convention offenses categorized as those contained in 10 of the UN Conventions on terrorism1. It also mandates states to criminalize and penalize their legislation offenses covered by article 2, in accordance with its domestic law.
The article 3 provides that States shall endeavor to be part of the international instruments listed in article 2, a commitment that easily meets Colombia, since the Government has submitted for consideration by the honorable Congress those we treaties that are not yet party.
However, the state that is not part of any of these treaties can make a statement so that it does not apply the Convention, which refers to that treaty. This issue is harmless to Colombia today, since it will make us state party to all international instruments on combating terrorism, for which the respective procedures are going ahead with the appropriate authorities.
The article 4 provides for the inclusion of specific rules to prevent, combat and eradicate the financing of terrorism and ensure effective cooperation in the field. The rules call for measures of customer identification, record keeping, reporting of suspicious transactions, detection and monitoring of relevant transboundary movement, creation or maintenance of financial intelligence units, among others, taking as guidelines the orders issued by the Financial Action Task Force International Task Force (FATF), the Financial Action South America (GAFISUD), the Group of Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), and where appropriate, the Inter-American Commission for Drug Abuse Control (CICAD).
In article 5 are devoted, specifically, measures relating to the seizure and confiscation of property serving as medium or are the product of the acts covered by article 2, in accordance with the procedures established in domestic legislation.
The Article 6 provides that those offenses contained in article 2 already mentioned, are included in domestic legislation as predicate offenses to money laundering.
The 7th, 8th and 9th, articles refer to cooperation on border controls, cooperation between authorities responsible for law enforcement and mutual legal assistance, respectively, inviting States Parties to promote cooperation and exchange of information in order to improve border and customs controls, emission controls of travel documents and identity, communication channels between the respective authorities to facilitate the secure and rapid exchange of information and of expeditious legal assistance in relation to the prevention, investigation and prosecution of the offenses listed in article 2, in accordance with its domestic law.
Article 10 regulates in detail the procedure for transferring persons in custody for the purpose of collaborating with judicial investigations of crimes covered by the Convention, provided that the person consents freely, once informed, and both states I agree.
Is important to note the provisions of Article 11 in that it excludes the possibility of invoking such as political or related to any of the offenses of Article 2 of the Convention, for purposes of extradition or mutual legal assistance offense.

Articles 12 and 13 provide that States shall assess in detail the granting of refugee status and asylum to avoid grant it to people who may be involved in the commission of offenses covered by the Convention.
With Article 14 ensures that, before the application for legal aid, this is not seen as an imposition, if there are reasonable grounds for believing that such request has been made for discriminatory reasons, because seek prosecuting or punishing a person on grounds of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin or political opinion or that compliance with the same cause any kind of damage for any of these reasons.
Is established expressly and independently, in Article 15, that the measures taken by States Parties to this Convention shall be conducted with full respect for the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms, as a fundamental criterion to circumscribe the action of States in the fight against terrorism, invoking the UN Charter and the OAS, international humanitarian law, international law of human rights and international refugee law.
The issue of training is included in the provisions of Article 16, whose purpose is to strengthen the national institutions responsible for implementation of this Convention.
In Article 17 the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism enshrines (CICTE) as a body to which hemispheric cooperation will be promoted, including channeled through other relevant organs of the Organization of American States.
The Consultation between the parties, contained in Article 18 is established in order to implement this Convention and the exchange of information and experiences in order to fulfill their purposes.
Nothing in the Convention entitles a State Party to exercise jurisdiction in the territory of another State Party or to exercise functions reserved to the authorities of another State Party, as was stated in Article 19.
Finally, in Articles 20 to 23 so-called "final clauses" own multilateral international conventions enshrined. Following the usual wording of such provisions it is regulated in these aspects as depositary (Article 20); the signing and ratification (Article 21), entry into force (Article 22) and the complaint (Article 23).
The Convention will enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date on which the deposit of the sixth instrument of ratification as provided by Article 22. Final considerations

The Convention is submitted in this time for consideration by the Congress is a valuable international legal instrument adopted by States that are part of our hemisphere, within the framework of the fight against terrorism. Therefore, it is only understandable that after the events of September 11, 2001, both the General Assembly and the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States have insisted strongly on the need for all States to become parties of different existing treaties on terrorism, among which is the instrument included in this bill.
It is for this reason that the Government has decided to submit this time to the legislative body for approval as part of the measures to be taken by the Colombian State to join the global campaign frontal combat the phenomenon of international terrorism, also in compliance with Resolution 1373 (2001) of the United Nations Security Council. The Government is confident that this important instrument will count with the approval of the honorable legislative chambers, so that in the near future our country will be able to become part of it, and preferably as one of the six countries through the which the Convention can enter into force for the continent.
For these reasons, the Government, through its Ministers of Interior and Justice and Foreign Affairs, requests the honorable Congress of the Republic approved the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, signed in Bridgetown , Barbados on June 3, 2002, in the thirty-second regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States.
Of the honorable Congressmen,
The Minister of Interior and Justice, Fernando Londoño
.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carolina Barco Isakson
.

LAW 424 1998 (January 13)

By which follow international agreements signed by Colombia is ordered.

THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES:

ARTICLE 1o. The National Government through the Foreign Ministry presented annually to the Second Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Senate and House, and within the first thirty calendar days after the legislative session that begins each July 20, a detailed report on how they are fulfilling and developing the existing international agreements signed by Colombia with other States.
Article 2.
. Each branch of the National Government responsible for implementing international treaties within their competence and require reciprocity in them, will communicate the relevant information to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and east to the Second Committees.

ARTICLE 3. The full text of this law shall be annexed to each and every one of the international conventions that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs present to Congress.

ARTICLE 4. This law governs from its promulgation.
The President of the honorable Senate,
Amylkar ACOSTA MEDINA.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The President of the honorable Chamber of Representatives,
CARLOS ARDILA BALLESTEROS.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS
TAFUR.
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT PUBLISHED AND RUN
.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, 13 January 1998.

Ernesto Samper Pizano Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maria Emma Mejia
VÉLEZ.
Power Executive Branch Public

PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC Bogotá, DC, July 30, 2002.
APPROVED. Submit to the consideration of the honorable National Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.)
Andres Pastrana Minister of Foreign Affairs,
(FDO.) Guillermo Fernandez de Soto. DECREES
:

ARTICLE 1o. Approval of the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, signed in Bridgetown, Barbados, the three (3) June two thousand and two (2002), in the thirty-second regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States American people.
Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1 of the Law 7, 1944, the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, signed in Bridgetown, Barbados, the three (3) June two thousand and two (2002), on the thirtieth second regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, that article 1 of this law is passed, it will force the country from the date the international link is perfect therefrom.

ARTICLE 3. This law applies from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate,
Vargas Lleras.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
EMILIO RAMÓN OTERO DAJUD.
The President of the honorable Chamber of Representatives,
ALONSO ACOSTA OSIO.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, ANGELINO
LIZCANO RIVERA.
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMMUNICATE AND COMPLY.
Run, after review by the Constitutional Court, pursuant to Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Bogotá, DC, on July 21, 2004.

Alvaro Uribe Minister of Interior and Justice,
Sabas Pretelt de la Vega.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carolina Barco Isakson
.


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