Act 1670 2013

Original Language Title: LEY 1670 de 2013

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ACT 1670 2013
(July 16)
Official Gazette No. 48853 of July 16, 2013 CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC

Through which the "Statute and General Regulations approved International Criminal Police organization (Interpol) ", adopted by the General Assembly of the organization at its twenty-fifth meeting, held in Vienna in 1956 and the" Agreement on Privileges and Immunities for Statutory meetings between the Republic of Colombia and the Secretariat General of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) "signed in the city of Lyon, French Republic, on 26 September 2012 and in the city of Bogotá, DC, on November 13, 2012. Effective Jurisprudence


THE CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC:
having regard to the texts of the "General Regulations and Rules of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)", adopted by the General Assembly of the Organization at its twenty-fifth meeting in Vienna, in 1956 and the "Agreement on Privileges and Immunities for Statutory meetings between the Republic of Colombia and the General Secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)" signed in the city of Lyon, French Republic, on 26 September 2012 and in the city of Bogotá, DC, on 13 November 2012.
(to be transliterated: photocopy of the full text of the Statute and Regulations and the Agreement mentioned (20 pages) is attached, certified by the Coordinator Internal Working group Treaty of the Directorate of International Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, documents contained in the archives of the Ministry).
169 NUMBER BILL OF 2012 SENATE
through which the "General Regulations and Rules of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)", adopted by the General Assembly of the Organization at its twenty-approved fifth meeting, held in Vienna in 1956 and the "Agreement on Privileges and Immunities for Statutory meetings between the Republic of Colombia and the General Secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)" signed in the city of Lyon, Republic French, on September 26, 2012 and in the city of Bogotá, DC, on 13 November 2012.
tHE CONGRESS oF tHE REPUBLIC:
having regard to the texts of the "General Regulations and Rules of the International Organization Criminal police (Interpol) ", adopted by the General Assembly of the Organization at its twenty-fifth meeting, held in Vienna in 1956 and the" Agreement on Privileges and Immunities for Statutory meetings between the Republic of Colombia and the General Secretariat of the International Criminal Police organization (Interpol) ", signed in the city of Lyon, French Republic, on 26 September 2012 and in the city of Bogotá, DC, on November 13, 2012, which literally say: || | (to be transliterated: photocopy of the full text of the Statute and Regulations and the Agreement mentioned (20 pages), certified by the Coordinator of the Internal Working Group Treaty of the Directorate of International Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs is attached, documents contained in the archives of the Ministry).
EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Honorable Senators and Representatives:
On behalf of the Government and in compliance with the provisions of Articles 150, paragraph 16, 189 paragraph 2 and 224 of the Constitution of Colombia, presented for consideration the honorable Congress the bill "through which the approved" General Regulations and Rules of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) "and the" Agreement on Privileges and Immunities for statutory meetings between Republic of Colombia and the General Secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) "signed in the city of Lyon, French Republic, on 26 September 2012 and in the city of Bogotá, Colombia on 13 November 2012.
1. ON THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION - INTERPOL

The International Criminal Police Organization ICPO Interpol, set up a strategic imperative of the world's states. The International Criminal Police Commission (since 1956 Organization) was created in 1923 as a tool to combat the various manifestations of organized crime. It is the largest international police organization in the world and has as its purpose to ensure and promote, respecting the framework of the laws of the different countries and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the widest possible mutual assistance between the criminal police authorities and establish and develop all institutions that can contribute to the prevention and suppression of ordinary law crimes.
The Organization has a modern infrastructure of technical and operational support, providing a strategic advantage to the different entities of justice and police in multilateral action against crime, allowing to cope with the growing difficulties involved in the fight against it.
Only through cooperation with other countries may join forces in order to develop joint actions to combat crime actions.
Among the main benefits offered by the Organization member countries, and which Colombia, as a Member State benefits since 1954, stand out:
- protected global police communications service. Allows real-time exchange of information with other member countries, make requests, create alerts about terrorist threats and security, request the issuance of the different types of notifications: for finding people with a view to their retention; for information on persons who have committed crimes; search for missing persons, witnesses or victims; for identification of persons or bodies; search for or identify objects; and, for the description or identification of criminal modus operandi and collect information of different kinds.
- Databases and information services of police operational. Owns and shares information with Member Countries on people with criminal records, stolen vehicles, firearms, documents stolen or lost identification, works of stolen art, people linked to sexual abuse of children and adolescents, fingerprints and genetic profiles between others.
- Operational police support services. It offers availability of counseling, specialized equipment for handling cases such as natural disasters, international sporting events, technical expertise of specialists in the various fields of criminal investigation staff.
- Police training and development. It offers a wide range of training for police officers, on terrorism, cybercrime, human trafficking, drug trafficking, environmental, tracing weapons, counterfeit currency, among others.
2. INVOLVEMENT OF COLOMBIA TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION, ICPO INTERPOL
By communication of October 28, 1954, the then Head of the National Intelligence Service (Administrative Department under the Presidency of the Republic), following instructions of Mr. President of the Republic, applied for accession of Colombia to the Commission (now Organization) Interpol International Criminal Police. Following the request, Interpol Colombia accepted as a member of the Organization decision was communicated to Member Countries during the General Assembly of that year. This acceptance was communicated officially to Colombia by letter of 5 November 1954
On March 11, 1958, by Communication number 00521, the Head of the National Intelligence Service withdrew the affiliation of Colombia to the then Commission because it was unknown what the organization would be that the new government of then give the National Intelligence Service. However, by Communication number 00480 of March 11, 1959, the Chief again requested the inclusion referred to the Commission.
Since then, Colombia has been part without interruption of the International Criminal Police Organization, will that of the national government has been reaffirmed many times by issuing decrees setting the representation of the then Administrative Department of Security, DAS, and now of the National Police, to the Organization, as follows:
- Decree 2872 of October 1953, by which the Administrative Department created the National Intelligence Service 31.
- Decree 1717 of 18 July 1960, by which the Administrative Security Department is organized.

- Decree 625 of 1974, by which the Administrative Organization Administrative Security Department is reviewed.
- Decree 512 of 1989, by which the structure of the Administrative Security Department amending and general functions of the Entity and specific dependencies are set.
- Decree 2110 of 1992 which the Administrative Security Department restructuring.
- Decree 218 of 2000, by which the structure of the Administrative Department of Security amending Decree 2172 of 2000, by which Decree 218 of February 15, 2000, is added amending the structure of the Administrative Department Security (DAS).
- Decree 643 of 2004 by which the structure of the Administrative Department of Security is modified and other provisions.
- Decree 231 of 2010, by which the structure of the Administrative Security Department changed.
- Decree 216 of 2010, by which the structure of the Ministry of National Defense is modified.
From 1953 to 2872 Decree Decree 231 of 2010, the Government appointed the Administrative Security Department Representation of Colombia to Interpol thus permanently reaffirmed both the country's membership of the Organization and the obligations and benefits They are derived from the same.
More recently and as a result of the decision to abolish the DAS, the Colombian government issued Decree 216 of 2010, signed by the President of the Republic and his Ministers of Finance and Defense, through which modifies the structure of the Ministry National Defense to create the National Police National Central Bureau - Interpol NCB. The same rule assigned to the Director General of Police, in article 3, the function of "practice before the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol, the representation of the country, according to the statutes of the same" and in article 4 assigns the Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Interpol the role of "lead through the -OCN-Interpol National Central Bureau, the relevant functions for the exchange of information, mutual assistance and transnational police cooperation, in accordance with the statutes of the International Criminal Police Organisation criminal (Interpol) ".
The article 5 of this Decree 216 of 2010 relates the following functions to the newly established National Central Bureau - Interpol NCB in the National Police:
1. Develop and exercise the functions of the OCN National Central Bureau, Interpol for the exchange of information, mutual assistance, in accordance with the regulations and statutes of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) with.
2. Communicate the results obtained by national authorities in the fight against various forms of transnational crime, Interpol General Secretariat, to be disseminated to the Interpol National Central Bureau, through its various publications.
3. Run the activities in the field of Criminal Investigation are necessary for the fulfillment of the aims and purposes of the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol.
4. Coordinate with Interpol offices in different countries, the operational activities arising from the research carried out by the office or by any national and international authority.
5. Make information sharing with member countries of the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol, allowing transnational organized crime combat and respond to requests for background and migration of Colombians and foreigners.
6. Inform the National Central Bureaus and the General Secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) the legal status of foreigners who have committed crimes in the country.
7. Ask the competent authorities the development and results of advanced research processes against Colombian citizens for crimes committed abroad.
8. Guide and assist the Director of Criminal Investigation and Interpol in the formulation and implementation of criminal policy against transnational crime and the management and development of special programs to improve international cooperation and exchange of information.
9. Coordinate with foreign institutions and judicial police agencies through liaison officers, police attachés, embassies, consulates, intergovernmental organizations and other stakeholders in the global system against transnational crime.

10. To achieve international judicial assistance under the terms and parameters indicating the competent authorities and participate in the planning and execution of programs and special operations against transnational crimes considered in the international context.
11. Perform the necessary activities to respond to requests for early warnings about the likely occurrence of crimes or risks caused by weapons, explosives, chemicals, hazardous substances entering or make traffic illegally in the country.
12. Ask the competent authorities of the different countries the current legal situation and the convictions that have spoken against Colombian citizens who have committed crimes abroad, as well as advance the necessary steps to establish his full identity, in order to keep updated file and statistical records.
13. All others are assigned according to the law, regulations or the nature of dependence.
The decision to transfer the functions of the Interpol National Central Office of Administrative Security Department, DAS, the National Police was communicated by the Government, even before the issuance of Decree 216 of 2010, the General Secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol, by letter dated 11 October 2009. in this communication, the President of the Republic recognizes that Colombia has been closely linked since 1954 to Interpol and highlights the pride it means to belong to the country the organization.
So, since 1954 Colombia is recognized as a member of the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol State and as such not only participated in the statutory meetings of the Organization at global and regional level but has benefited from the exchange of information, making the capture of members of criminal organizations recognized and providing accurate and timely information to judges and prosecutors in criminal investigations in the fight against impunity information. Also, it has since paid the membership fee and has complied with the obligations arising for the country of the Statutes of the Organization.
The role of Colombia in the Organization stressed to the point that the then Director General of the National Police, General Oscar Adolfo Naranjo Trujillo, currently serves as President for the Americas by the Executive Committee of Interpol, designation which will culminate in next November during the General Assembly of the Organization of the year 2012, which will take place in Rome, where the headquarters for Colombia of the General Assembly will be formalized
2013. regulatory provisions that have recognized and incorporated the Interpol membership Colombia in the Colombian legal system
Several provisions of our legal system, some of which have been examined for constitutionality by the Constitutional Court, make mention of the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol, recognizing as legal, appropriate and efficient channel for international cooperation. As an example we can mention the following:
- Law 906 of 2004, by which the Code of Criminal Procedure is issued, Book V, International Cooperation, Chapter I, of evidence, in the paragraph of Article 484, as amended by paragraph of Article 64 of Law 1453 of 2011, he states:
"Parágrafo. The requirement of a person by a red notice through the channels of the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol, will be effective in Colombian territory. In such events, the detainee will be made available to the Office of the Attorney General's Office immediately. "
- Law 985 of 2005, through which measures against trafficking in persons and standards for care and protection of victims of it are taken. Article 14 states:
Article 14. Integration Committee (Inter combating human trafficking). The Committee shall consist of the following members:
1. The Minister of Interior and Justice or his delegate, who will preside.
2. The Minister of Foreign Affairs or the Director of Consular Affairs and Colombian Communities Abroad, or his delegate.
3. The Minister of Social Welfare or his delegate.
4. The Minister of Education or his delegate.
5. The Director General of the Administrative Department of Security or his representative.
6. The Director General of the National Police or his delegate.
7. The General Attorney General or his delegate.
8. The Attorney General's Office or his delegate.
9. The Ombudsman or his delegate.

10. The Deputy Director General of the Office of Interpol in Colombia or his delegate.
11. The Director General of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare or his delegate.
12. The Director (a) Presidential Office for Gender Equality or his delegate (a).
13. The Director (a) of Fondelibertad or his delegate.
14. The Director (a) General of the Special Administrative Unit of Financial Information and Analysis or his delegate.
- Law 67 of 1993, through which the United Nations Convention approved against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, signed in Vienna on 20 December 1988. Notes:
Article 7 , numeral 8. the Parties shall designate an authority or, where necessary, authorities, and power to execute requests for mutual legal assistance or to transmit to the competent authorities for execution. the Secretary General the authority or authorities designated for this purpose shall be notified. The authorities designated by the Parties shall be responsible for transmitting requests for mutual legal assistance and any communication related thereto; this provision shall not affect the right of either Party to require that such requests and communications be sent through diplomatic channels and, in urgent circumstances, where the Parties agree, through the International Criminal Police Organization, if this possible.
- Law 800 of 2003, by which approved the "United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime" and the "Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime ", adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 15, 2000:
" Article 18. mutual legal assistance, numeral 13. Each State Party shall designate a central authority to receive requests for mutual and empowered to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution judicial assistance. When a special region or territory of a State Party has a separate system of mutual legal assistance, the State Party may designate another central authority that shall have the same function for that region or territory. Central authorities shall ensure the speedy and proper execution or transmission of the requests received. Where the central authority transmits the request to a competent authority for execution, it shall encourage the speedy and proper execution of the request from that authority. Each State Party shall notify the Secretary General of the United Nations, at the time of depositing its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of this Convention or accession to it, the name of the central authority designated for this purpose. Requests for mutual legal assistance and any communication related thereto shall be transmitted to the States Parties designated by the central authorities. This provision shall not affect the right of any State Party to require that such requests and communications be addressed to it through diplomatic channels and, in urgent circumstances, where the States Parties agree, through the International Criminal Police Organization, to be possible".
- Law 808 of 2003, by which the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly approved, on 9 December 1999. It provides that: | || "Article 18, paragraph 4. States Parties may exchange information through the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)."
- Law 1278 of 2009, through which the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the Republic of Peru, Bolivarian amending the Convention on Extradition signed on July 18, 1911 is approved. Article 9 states:
"Article 9. Between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Peru, article 9 of the Bolivarian Agreement on Extradition will read: the requesting State shall request in case of urgency the provisional arrest of the person sought as well as the apprehension of objects relating to the offense. The request must indicate on the person sought hangs an arrest warrant or warrant of arrest or a conviction and shall indicate the date and the act on which the request, and the time and place of the partial or total commission of facts, in addition to data permitting the identification of the person whose arrest is sought.
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arrest, the requesting State must formalize the request within ninety (90) calendar days. In the case who is not formalized the request within the specified period, the subject of the petition shall be released and only admit a new order of detention for the same offense, if they are retaken all the formalities required by this Agreement.
Also capture the person sought will be available if the process occurs even if you have unmediated application of capture or detention.
The location of the requested person may be made through the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol). "
- Decree 3860 of 2011, which Article 64 of Law 1453 of 2011, which amended Article 484 of Law 906 of 2004. There is regulated:
"Article 1o. Term to wage an arrest warrant for extradition. For the purposes specified in Article 64 of Law 1453 of 2011, which amended Article 484 of Law 906 of 2004, from the time the person retained by red notice, be made available to the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation, this will have a maximum period of five working days to deliver the arrest warrant for extradition, if such is the case. "
- Decree 4000 of 2004, whereby provisions on the issuance of visas, control of aliens are issued and other provisions on migration, said:
"Article 105. Notwithstanding the provisions of the previous article, the director of the Administrative Department of security, DAS, or their representatives may expel foreigners who in the opinion of the immigration authorities, carry out activities that threaten national security, public order, public health, tranquility social, public security or when there is intelligence information indicating that poses a risk to national security, public order, public security or public peace or when it has been informed by a foreign authority to the Colombian State, against the person has been issued in that country providence conviction or an arrest warrant for crimes or be registered with Interpol files ".
3. IMPORTANCE OF INTERPOL IN TERMS OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN COMBATING CRIME AND RECENT TRANSNATIONAL RESULTS PRODUCT OF THAT COOPERATION
Since February 28, 2010, when the National Police assumed the duties of representation before the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol has put at the service of its member countries, in terms of operational police support, exchange of criminal information, availability of databases with criminal records and training police and improvement is now the subject of recognition as one of the best in the world .
The opening of Interpol NCB Colombia within the police, was chaired by Mr. Ronald K. Noble, Secretary General of Interpol, who met on that occasion with the President of the Republic and his Ministers of Defense and Interior .
Since then, functions and tools have been potentiated Interpol and capitalized to counteract the transnationalization of crime and new security challenges caused by globalization processes. the mass publication of Interpol notices against leaders of illegal armed groups who have contributed to the following objectives is highlighted:
- Publish and disseminate to member countries of Interpol, a series of data recorded in the police information systems , to prevent and suppress criminal behavior.
- Extend international search ringleaders of terrorist groups, criminal gangs and drug trafficking, to achieve his capture in 190 countries that are part of Interpol.
- Close the borders and reduce maneuver spaces criminal members of criminal groups.
Notifications Interpol also contribute to:
- Collect information from people who may have committed crimes.
- Search for missing persons, witnesses or victims.
- Achieve identification of missing and dead bodies.
- Alerting on criminal or terrorist modalities and dangerous criminals.
- Reduce impunity worldwide.
Gradually
NCB Interpol Colombia has been gaining prominence in the International Criminal Police Organization, the subject of recognition from the Presidency, General Secretariat and Interpol addresses, as well as foreign governments, for their achievements in the fight against criminal organizations and optimizing the use of notifications, databases, participation and organization of training events, as well as in transnational operations specialized to attack certain crimes. Since Interpol Colombia it has had access to multilateral scenarios dealing with relevant aspects of the global agenda for the Colombian reality.
In this regard, Interpol has meaning in the context of international cooperation, the possibility of diversifying relations with other member countries, from the dynamic set of tools and services provided by the Organization with an effective institutional management service to the world.
The alignment between the approaches of the Organization projections and strategies of police cooperation established by Interpol Colombia, have allowed him to be recognized before the Interpol "as one of the best in the world in production" (Words of the President of Interpol , Mr. Khoo Boon Hui during his visit to Colombia) and "as an example for the Organization" (Remarks by the Secretary General Mr. Ronald Noble), also in the framework of the 8th World Conference of Heads of NCB Interpol developed in Lyon (France ) in February 2012, Interpol Colombia was listed as an example of good practice for the world in terms of management.
The use of the Interpol notification tool, it has been potentiated in Colombia from the provision of the tool to the entire law enforcement community and especially for the coordination made with the judicial authorities who are called to administer Justice. It should be noted that the OCN reached number 2 in the TOP 10 of Interpol, to negotiate with the General Secretariat in France the publication of 1,311 notices.
Inserting related information with art, vehicles, passports, sexual images, among others, where specifically Colombia has reached privileged positions in the world rating (TOP 10) for the case of vehicle data is also highlighted stolen in Colombia, which were inserted in full (182,919) occupying the No. 9 out of the top 10 in the world.
Efforts to neutralize the criminal capacity of offenders in the world, has allowed developing operational initiatives aimed at countering the priority areas for Interpol, such as corruption, drugs and organized crime, economic crime, financial and high-tech escapees , public safety and terrorism and human trafficking.
In this regard, the actions have been directed to immediately combat crime, contributing 24 hours a day with national and international community, to coordinate the exchange of information in real time to allow the location and capture of criminals in Colombia and around the world. Thus, during the administration of the Police have caught 135 offenders linked to transnational crime, of the 91 which for extradition, requested in 15 countries such as United States, Spain, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Italy and the Netherlands, among others.
Has managed the delivery of 468 people extradition to countries like the United States, Spain, Ecuador, Argentina, Venezuela, Holland, Germany, among others, and receiving the extradition of 10 people from Uruguay, Spain, Argentina, Costa Rica and Portugal.
In addition, Interpol Colombia exchange information in real time with the Narcotics Division of the National Police, which warns about possible drug shipments abroad. This information is alerted through the channel of I-24/7 Interpol to notify countries need to generate a specific control by the authority. This exercise has led to the transmission of alerts transnational counternarcotics 169 to 130 countries, making narcotics seized in countries like Belgium, Costa Rica, Panama and the United States.
These coordination spaces have been a valuable tool to counter organized crime. To date they have been executed 8 simultaneous transnational operations which has achieved the following results:
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was also deployed across devices STEMI Interpol team during the performance of two major events in Colombia support: the football world cup SUB 20, where 279,918 consultations and 3 catches were made on charges of corruption and drug trafficking, and the sixth Summit of the Americas, where 12,828 consultations and 3 catches were made by drug trafficking and murder.
The continuous exchange of information Interpol Colombia with the other 189 countries that are part of the Organization, perhaps the tool that best leverage its members, has enabled real-time assistance to police forces and agencies responsible for the administration of Justice. To this end, it has achieved 112,571 permanent exchange of messages through the secure information system called Interpol I-24/7.
These exchanges have meant the capture of Colombian refugees at international level, linked to various crimes related to drug trafficking, kidnapping, conspiracy, sex crimes, homicide and aggravated theft, among others.
On the other hand, it has provided information requirements aimed at resolving 14,340 on topics such as criminal records and expert opinions issued by the different laboratories of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Interpol, such as full identification, DNA profiles, ballistic studies and documentológicos, among others. It also has internally strengthened the deployment of tools that Interpol Colombia has managed, to enable police surveillance access through the SIOPER, information from Interpol related documents stolen or lost travel (passport) and applications ( notifications) Interpol. They have also been created users to ensure nationwide access to some databases of the Organization to institutions such as the Attorney General's Office (FGN), the Directorate of National Taxes and Customs (DIAN) and the Special Administrative Unit Colombia Migration as well as sectionals Criminal Investigation and some other Directorates of the National Police. These consultations allow real-time check whether a work of art, a passport or a vehicle has been stolen internationally and see first hand if a person has a red notice and is sought by any of the 190 countries of Interpol.
Good practices are other assets of Interpol Colombia as a reference within the Organization. The experience gathered around the fight against all manifestations of transnational organized crime has allowed it to be configured as a reference to the world. Today, Interpol Colombia is an articulator of efforts to promote knowledge and police training. In this line, since the representation is head of the National Police, has promoted the participation of 52 training spaces with an attendance of 226 people with profiles that evidence specific knowledge on issues such as terrorism, drug trafficking, sexual offenses , computer crime, vehicle theft and offenses against intellectual property, among others. These spaces have allowed ratify the availability of Colombia to the world to contribute their experience and generate proposals and scenarios dialogue in the international context.
Another determining contributions to the possibility of police training has been through the creation of the chair of Interpol in the academic curriculum of the School of Police, where the importance and need to know the capabilities are prioritized and tools that the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol offers the world. On the other hand, in coordination with the General Secretariat of the Organization efforts they were advanced to online courses IGLC Interpol Program were available to all men and women of the National Police. Faced with this latter aspect should be noted that the Organization Colombia recognized by article published on its website, as a global standard for online training.
In connection with participation in events Interpol, police received 61 formal visits of international bodies discriminated attache, police, prosecutors and investigators from countries such as Brazil, Netherlands, USA, France, Ecuador, Germany, Panama, Mexico, Chile, Spain, Peru, Dominican Republic, Austria, Canada, Honduras, Netherlands, Italy, Argentina, Korea, Sweden, Portugal and Guatemala, who recognize in Colombia an important technical and technological capacity to tackle crime.
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has been building a culture through communication with other 189 countries, which seeks to transform, integrate, unify and consolidate the image of Interpol Colombia from the possibility to show the world institutional capacities.
4. ADOPTION OF THE "STATUTES AND GENERAL REGULATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL Criminal Police Organization Interpol"
Both the process of accession of Colombia to the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol, as their entry into the Colombian legal system and the active deployment he has taken the country as a member State, making effective the proper responsibility within the international community for the prevention, control and repression of various forms of crime, as described in previous titles, reaffirm the membership of Colombia to Interpol and and it is accepted as part of public international law.
However, a review of the issue by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs led to the conclusion that the "Statute and general regulations of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)" is pending pending approval by Congress of the Republic and review of constitutionality by the Constitutional Court. This, communicated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Ministry of Defence during a meeting held on August 15, 2012, creates the first objective of this bill, which is to complete the internal procedure of approval of the "Statute and general regulations of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol). "
5. ADOPTION OF THE "AGREEMENT ON PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES FOR STATUTORY MEETINGS BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA AND THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION - Interpol", SIGNED IN THE CITY OF BOGOTA ON 13 NOVEMBER 2012
The second purpose of this bill is the approval of the "Agreement on privileges and immunities for the statutory meetings between the Republic of Colombia and the General Secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)" signed in the cities of Lyon (France) the September 26, 2012 and Bogota (Colombia) on November 13, 2012, hereinafter "the Agreement" which has as its main objective the celebration of the 82nd Assembly of Interpol which will be held in the city of Cartagena de Indias in the October 2013.
the Agreement seeks to regulate the regime of privileges and immunities to be recognized to the Organization and its members during the statutory meetings of the Organization henceforth be carried out in Colombian territory.
As is customary in the international arena, for meetings held outside the state headquarters of the organization, the host country grants privileges and immunities to facilitate the entry and stay of the participants. On this occasion, the Agreement signed extends for participants in Interpol statutory meetings to be held in Colombia, the same privileges and immunities that were already agreed upon and approved by the Congress for UN officials in similar cases.
For the above reasons, the Government, through the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of National Defence requests the Honorable Congress to approve the bill by which approves the " General Regulations and Rules of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) "and the" Agreement on privileges and immunities for the statutory meetings between the Republic of Colombia and the General Secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) "signed in the cities of Lyon (France) on 26 September 2012 and Bogota (Colombia) on November 13, 2012.
of the honorable Congressmen,
the Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Angela Holguin
CUÉLLAR.
The Minister of National Defence
JUAN CARLOS BUENO FINCH.
The Congress
having regard to the texts of the Constitution and the General Rules of the International Criminal Police Organization ICPO - Interpol adopted by the General Assembly of the Organization at its twenty-fifth meeting held in Vienna in 1956 and the text of the "Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities concluded between the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) and the Republic of Colombia", which literally say:
Statute of the International Criminal Police Organization ICPO - INTERPOL.
CHAPTER I.

STATUTE.
GENERAL PROVISIONS.
ARTICLE 1.

The Organization called the "INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE COMMISSION", will be called hereinafter "INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION (INTERPOL)". Its headquarters is in France. ARTICLE 2.

Its aims are:
(a) obtain and develop, within the framework of the laws of the different countries and respect for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the widest possible mutual assistance the criminal police authorities;
(B) establish and develop all institutions that can contribute to the prevention and suppression of ordinary law crimes.

ARTICLE 3. It is strictly forbidden for the Organization any activity or intervention in issues or issues of political, military, religious or racial character.

ARTICLE 4. Each country may designate as a Member of the Organization any official police body whose functions are within the framework of the activities of the Organization.
The request for admission must be submitted to the Secretary General by the appropriate governmental authority. Admission will not be final until after the General Assembly approved by two-thirds majority.
STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONING. ARTICLE 5.

The International Criminal Police Organization Interpol comprising:
- The General Assembly
- The Executive Committee
- The General Secretariat
- National Central Bureaus,
- advisers,
- the Commission of Control files.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

ARTICLE 6. The General Assembly is the supreme organ of the Organization. It consists of Delegates of the Members of the same.

ARTICLE 7. Each Member may be represented in the Assembly by one or more delegates. There will be but a head of delegation for each country, to be designated by the competent governmental authority thereof.
Given the technical nature of the Organization, Members should ensure that their delegations included:
(a) senior officials belonging to the bodies exercising police functions;
(B) officials whose mission is linked, at the national level, the activities of the Organization;
and (c) specialists in the matters on the agenda.

ARTICLE 8. The functions of the General Assembly shall be:
(a) assume the responsibilities set out in this Statute;
(B) establish the principles and decide on general measures conducive to achieving the objectives of the Organization, as set out in Article 2;
(C) consider and approve the work program presented by the Secretary General for the following year;
(D) determine the provisions of those regulations deemed necessary;
(E) choose the personalities they assume the functions contained in the Statute;
(F) adopt resolutions and make recommendations to Members on matters within the competence of the Organization;
(G) determine the financial policy of the Organization;
(H) review and approve agreements with other organizations.

ARTICLE 9. Members shall do whatever is consistent with their own needs to fulfill the decisions of the General Assembly.

ARTICLE 10. The General Assembly of the Organization will hold a regular meeting every year. At the request of the Executive Committee or of the majority of Members, may hold extraordinary meetings.

11.1 ARTICLE 11. During its session, the General Assembly may set up special committees to study certain issues
11.2 may also decide to hold regional conferences organized two meetings General Assembly. ARTICLE 12.

12.1 At the end of each of its meetings, the General Assembly shall elect the place where the next meeting will be held. 12.2
Also, if one or more countries present their candidacy, the General Assembly may decide where you will meet two years after the ongoing Assembly
12.3 If under certain circumstances is impossible or inexpedient to hold the meeting at the place chosen, the General Assembly may decide to choose another venue for the meeting next year

ARTICLE 13. the General Assembly shall only be entitled to vote a delegate from each country.

ARTICLE 14. Decisions are taken by simple majority except in cases where the statute expressly requires two-thirds majority.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

ARTICLE 15. The Executive Committee shall be composed of the President of the Organization, three Vice-Presidents and nine delegates.

The thirteen members of the Executive Committee shall be nationals of different countries, bearing in mind the desirability of equitable geographical distribution.

ARTICLE 16. The General Assembly shall elect from among the delegates to the President and three Vice-Presidents of the Organization.
The President shall be elected by a two-thirds vote. After two ballots without result, it requires only a simple majority.
The President and Vice Presidents must come from different continents.

ARTICLE 17. The President shall be elected for four years. The Vice Presidents shall be elected for three years. They will not be immediately re-elected to the same posts or for members of the Executive Committee of.
If, as a result of the election of the President, the provisions of Articles 15 (paragraph 2) and Article 16 paragraph 3) would disclose irrelevant or incompatible, proceed to the election of Vice fourth, so that all continents are represented in the presidency.
The Executive Committee shall consist then, temporarily, of 14 members. This exceptional situation will end as soon as circumstances permit return to the provisions of Articles 15 and 16. Article 18.

The President of the Organization:
(a) chair the meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee and direct the discussions;
(B) ensure that the activities of the Organization are in conformity with the decisions of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee;
and (c) maintained at all possible direct and constant contact with the Secretary General of the Organization. ARTICLE 19.

The nine members of the Executive Committee shall be elected by the General Assembly for a period of three years. Not be immediately re-elected to the same office.

ARTICLE 20. The Executive Committee shall meet at least once a year, convened by the President of the Organization.

ARTICLE 21. In exercising their functions, all persons who serve on the Executive Committee will act as representatives of the Organization and not as representatives of their respective countries.

ARTICLE 22. The Executive Committee:
(a) Ensure the implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly;
(B) prepare the agenda of the meetings of the General Assembly;
(C) submit to the General Assembly any work program and any project it deems appropriate;
(D) oversee the management of the Secretary General;
and (e) exercise all the powers delegated to it by the Assembly.

ARTICLE 23. In case of death or resignation of a member of the Executive Committee, the General Assembly shall elect a replacement, whose term expires on the same date as that of its predecessor. The mandate stops automatically when the personality elected to the Executive Committee ceases to be a delegate to the Organization.

ARTICLE 24. The persons appointed to the Executive Committee remain in office until the close of the meeting of the General Assembly held in the year when his term expires.
GENERAL SECRETARIAT. ARTICLE 25.

Permanent services of the Organization are the General Secretariat.

ARTICLE 26. The General Secretariat:
(a) implement the decisions of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee;
(B) act as an international center for combating crime of common law
(c) act as a technical and information center;
(D) shall be responsible for the general administration of the Organization;
(E) liaise with national and international authorities, processing the issues of criminal investigations through the National Central Bureaus;
(F) prepare and publish few publications deemed useful;
(G) organize and carry out the work of secretary in the meetings of the General Assembly, the Executive Committee and, where available, of all other organs of the Organization;
(H) prepare a work plan for the following year, for submission to the review and approval of the Executive Committee and the General Assembly;
(I) maintain at all possible direct and constant contact with the President of the Organization. ARTICLE 27.

constitute the General Secretariat, the Secretary-General and technical and administrative staff performing the work of the Organization.

ARTICLE 28. The Secretary General shall be elected by the General Assembly for a period of five years, at the proposal of the Executive Committee. It will be re-elected, but will not remain in office when he turns 65 years. However, it may end its mandate if it meets during the lease term to 65 years.

The Secretary General shall be elected from among persons highly competent in police matters.
In exceptional circumstances, the Executive Committee may propose to the General Assembly the removal of the Secretary General.

ARTICLE 29. The Secretary General will engage and direct the staff, will be responsible for economic management, and organize, activate and direct the permanent departments, according to the instructions decided by the Executive Committee or the General Assembly .
The Secretary General presented to the Executive Committee and the General Assembly proposals and projects concerning the work of the Organization.
The Secretary General is responsible to the Executive Committee and the General Assembly.
The Secretary General will participate in their own right in debates in the General Assembly, the Executive Committee and all other bodies dependent on them.
In the exercise of his duties, the Secretary General will represent the Organization and not to a particular country.

ARTICLE 30. In exercising its functions, the Secretary-General and the staff shall not seek or accept instructions from any government or from any authority external to the Organization and shall refrain from any action that may prejudice to its international mission.
For its part, each Member of the Organization undertakes to respect the exclusively international character of the responsibilities of the Secretary General and the staff, and not to influence them in the performance of their duties.
Each of the Members of the Organization shall do their possible to grant the Secretary-General and the staff all facilities necessary for the performance of their duties.
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS.

ARTICLE 31. To achieve its objectives, the Organization needs the constant and active cooperation of its members, which should make all efforts consistent with their own laws to participate diligently in the activities of the Organization.

ARTICLE 32. In order to achieve this cooperation, each country will designate an agency to act on its territory as National Central Bureau. This body will be responsible for liaising:
(a) with the various services of the country;
(B) with bodies of other countries serving as National Central Bureaus;
(C) with the General Secretariat of the Organization.

ARTICLE 33. In those countries where the provisions of Article 32 are inapplicable or for centralized and efficient cooperation, the General Secretariat shall, in accordance with the country concerned, the media more suitable cooperation.
ADVISORS. ARTICLE 34.

To study scientific matters, the Organization may resort to "advisors". The role of consultants will be only advisory.

ARTICLE 35. Advisers will be appointed by the Executive Committee for a term of three years. His appointment will not be final until it is approved by the General Assembly.
Advisors shall be elected from among persons enjoying international reputation and authority for his work in any of the disciplines of interest to the Organization.
The General Assembly may decide to annul the appointment of consultants appointed.
THE COMMISSION OF CONTROL OF FILES OF THE ORGANIZATION. ARTICLE 36.

The Control Committee of the files is an independent body to ensure that the treatment by Interpol of personal information meets the standards set by the Organization in this area.
The Control Commission of the Organization Files advise on all projects, operations, regulatory issues or any other matters that entail the processing of personal information.
The Control Commission shall deal with requests Files relating to the information contained in the files of the Organization.

ARTICLE 37. Members of the Control Committee of the files must have the knowledge necessary to perform its duties this. Its composition and operation shall be subject to specific rules established by the General Assembly.
BUDGET AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES.

ARTICLE 38. The financial resources of the Organization come:
(a) financial contributions of its Members; and
(b) gifts, bequests, grants and other sources of income, upon acceptance or approval of the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE 39.

The General Assembly shall determine the basis of financial participation of Members and the maximum amount of expenditure under the budget estimates submitted by the Secretary General.

ARTICLE 40. The proposed budget of the Organization shall be prepared by the Secretary General and approved by the Executive Committee.
Will come into force after acceptance by the General Assembly.
In the event that the General Assembly was prevented from approving the budget, the Executive Committee shall take all necessary measures, following the outlines of the preceding budget.
RELATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.

ARTICLE 41. Whenever it deems appropriate, taking into account the goals and targets set in the Statute, the Organization shall establish relations with other international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and work with them.
No text providing for permanent relations with international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, will force the Organization but after approval by the General Assembly.
In all matters within its competence, the Organization may seek the advice of international non-governmental organizations or national organizations, both official and unofficial.
Subject to the approval of the General Assembly, the Executive Committee or, in case of emergency, the General Secretariat may accept missions or functions that fall within the scope of its activities and competence, and they are entrusted either by other agencies or international, or under international conventions institutions.
APPLICATION, MODIFICATION AND INTERPRETATION.

Article 42. This Statute may be amended, either on a proposal from a Member or proposal of the Executive Committee.
Any proposed amendment of this Statute shall be communicated by the Secretary General to Members of the Organization at least three months before it is submitted for consideration by the General Assembly.
All amendments to this Statute, shall be approved by the General Assembly by a majority of two thirds of the Members of the Organization. ARTICLE 43.

The texts Spanish, French and English of this Statute shall be considered as authentic.

ARTICLE 44. The General Assembly shall determine the rules for the application of this Statute General Regulations and Annexes thereto, the provisions of which shall be approved by two-thirds majority.
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS.

ARTICLE 45. All agencies have represented the States listed in Annex I shall be considered Members unless, within six months from the date of entry into force of this Statute , declare, through the competent government authority, it can not accept.

ARTICLE 46. One of the two Vice-Presidents elected at the first election shall cease in the exercise of his office at the end of a year. Determining which of the Vice-Presidents is to cease after a year will be by lot.
The term of two of the members of the Executive Committee elected at the first election shall expire after one year and two other Members after two years. Determining which of the Vowels have to cease an and another date will be by lot.

ARTICLE 47. The General Assembly may confer personalities who have rendered outstanding and long service in the International Criminal Police Commission honorific titles of the Organization, range and quality for services rendered in that.

ARTICLE 48. All property belonging to the International Criminal Police Commission are transferred to the Organization.

ARTICLE 49. In this Statute:
- Organization: means how many times it is used "the International Criminal Police Organization";
- Status: means how many times it uses the Statute of the International Criminal Police Organization;
- Secretary General: appoints the Secretary General of the International Criminal Police Organization;
- Committee: appoints the Executive Committee of the Organization;
- Assembly or General Assembly appoints the General Assembly of the Organization;
- "Member (singular) or Members (in plural) shall mean a Member or Members of the International Criminal Police Organization, as established in Section 4
- Delegate (singular) or Delegates (in the plural) shall mean a person or personalities that are part of the delegations provided for in Article 7;

- "Vocal (singular), Vowels (plural) shall mean a personality or personalities elected to the Executive Committee as provided in Article 19. Article 50

The this Statute shall enter into force on 13 June 1956.

ANNEX I. LIST oF COUNTRIES tO WHICH APPLY tHE PROVISIONS oF ARTICLE 45 oF tHE STATUTE.
Netherlands Antilles, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Ceylon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Spain, USA, Finland France, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Dominican Republic, Federal Republic of Germany, Saarland, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Suriname, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yugoslavia.
GENERAL REGULATIONS.

ARTICLE 1. The General Regulations and its annexes are approved pursuant to the provisions of Article 44 of the Organization Statute.
In case of divergence between the General Rules and Regulations, the Statutes prevail.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLACE-DATE-CALL. ARTICLE 2.

The Assembly will hold a regular meeting every year.

ARTICLE 3. Each Member may invite the Assembly, on behalf of his country, to meet in the territory of this.
If this is impossible, the meeting will be held at the headquarters of the Organization.

ARTICLE 4. Any invitation shall be sent to the President before the opening of the debates of the Assembly.

ARTICLE 5. If the Executive Committee considers that certain circumstances render it undesirable to hold the Assembly in the place fixed at the previous meeting, decide to be held elsewhere ARTICLE 6.

the President shall fix the date of the meeting of the Assembly, after consultation with the authorities of the host country and the Secretary General.

ARTICLE 7. Once certain date and place, the calls will be sent to Members at least four months in advance:
(a) by the host country, other countries, through diplomatic channels;
(B) by the Secretary General, Members of the Organization. ARTICLE 8

may be invited to attend meetings as observers:
(a) police agencies that are not members of the Organization;
(B) international organizations.
The list of these observers will be prepared by the Executive Committee, with the consent of the host country.
The observers referred to in paragraph a) will be invited jointly by the host country and the Secretary General; Observers referred to in paragraph b) only by the Secretary General, with the agreement of the Executive Committee and the host country.
AGENDA.

ARTICLE 9. The provisional agenda of the meeting will be prepared by the Executive Committee and communicated to Members at least 90 days before the opening of the meeting.

ARTICLE 10. The provisional agenda shall include:
(a) the Secretary-General on the activities of the Organization;
(B) the Secretary-General on the financial situation and the proposed budget;
(C) the work program for the following year, proposed by the Secretary General;
(D) issues identified by the Assembly at its previous meeting;
(E) items proposed by a Member
f) the issues submitted by the Executive Committee or by the Secretary General.

ARTICLE 11. Any Member may, thirty days before the opening of the meeting, an additional question is placed on the agenda.

ARTICLE 12. Before the meeting of the General Assembly, the Executive Committee will set the final agenda under the urgency and priority issues, taking into account the provisional agenda and issues additional. Issues not addressed in the previous session shall take precedence over the proposed issues for the next meeting.

ARTICLE 13. To the extent possible, Members shall receive, thirty days before the opening of the meeting, the necessary documentation for the study of the reports and matters on the agenda.
EXTRAORDINARY MEETINGS.

ARTICLE 14. In principle, extraordinary meetings will be held at the headquarters of the Organization.

The Secretary-General shall convene extraordinary meeting, in agreement with the President, in the nearest time possible to the date on which made the request. This period may not be less than thirty days nor more than ninety.

ARTICLE 15. In principle, the agenda of an extraordinary session may only include the object for which their convocation.
DELEGATIONS - VOTING.

ARTICLE 16. Members shall notify the Secretary General, as soon as possible, the composition of its delegation.

ARTICLE 17. The General Assembly shall take decisions in plenary in the form of resolutions.

ARTICLE 18. Each country represented shall have one vote, unless Article 52 of this Regulation applies.
Vote will be issued by the Head of the delegation or a delegate.
The representative of a Member may not vote for another Member.

ARTICLE 19. Decisions of the Assembly are taken by simple majority, except where otherwise agreed, in accordance with the provisions of the Statute.

ARTICLE 20. Most are always calculated based on the present vote in favor or against. Those who abstain shall be allowed to justify their attitude.
When the Statute requires "most members", the calculation of the majority must be based on the total number of Members of the Organization, whether or not represented at the meeting of the Assembly.

ARTICLE 21. Every decision will lead to a single vote, except when two-thirds majority is required.
In the latter case, it may proceed with two votes to get the required majority.

ARTICLE 22. Voting may be by raised hands, roll call or secret.
A delegate may at any time a vote is held, except in cases where a secret ballot is envisaged. ARTICLE 23.

The choice of personalities who have of the Executive Committee shall be made by secret ballot.
In case of a tie between two candidates will proceed to a new vote. If a new tie occurs, the designation chosen will be by lot.

ARTICLE 24. At the request of a Delegate, resolutions may be voted paragraph by paragraph. In this case, it will then proceed to vote on the whole.
The vote on the whole never will focus on several resolutions simultaneously. ARTICLE 25.

When a proposal is the subject of an amendment shall be voted on first amendment.
If several amendments are tabled, the President shall be voted on starting with one that is more apart, on the merits of the initial proposal.
CONDUCT OF.

ARTICLE 26. The sessions of the Assembly and the Committees shall not be public, except in cases where the Assembly decides otherwise.

ARTICLE 27. The Assembly may limit the time of use of each speaker.

ARTICLE 28. During the debate on a motion, any Member may raise a point of order, which the President shall act immediately.
Any delegate may contest the presidential decision to the Assembly, which shall be immediately decided by voting.

ARTICLE 29. If in the course of a debate, one speaker requested the suspension or adjournment of the meeting or of the debate, the motion shall be immediately put to vote

ARTICLE 30. Any delegate it may, at any time, the closure of the debate. They may use the word two speakers opposing it. The Assembly shall immediately decide on the motion to close the debate.

ARTICLE 31. The Assembly may not vote on a draft resolution without this writing has been distributed in all working languages.
The amendments or counterproposals may be discussed immediately, unless most requested distribution of written text.
When a draft resolution has a financial impact, must be requested opinion to the Executive Committee and the debate be postponed.

ARTICLE 32. The Secretary-General or his representative may intervene at any time in the debates.
Secretariat.

ARTICLE 33. The discussions of the Assembly summary records will be distributed as soon as possible in the working languages ​​used will rise.

ARTICLE 34. The Secretary General shall direct the services of the secretariat of the Assembly.
To this end, he shall appoint, direct and give appropriate personnel necessary orders.
COMMISSIONS.
ARTICLE 35.

35.1 The General Assembly shall establish at each meeting any committees it deems necessary. A proposal by the President, may distribute among them the study of the issues on the agenda.
35.2 In deciding the creation of a regional conference, the General Assembly delegate to the latter the power to determine the place, date and organizational conditions, taking into account proposals of member countries. If the regional conference had not taken any decision, the General Assembly will decide on the issue.

Article 36 36.1 Each Commission shall elect its President. All members of the Commission shall be entitled to vote. The sessions of the Commissions shall be governed by the same rules as the plenary sessions of the Assembly.
36.2 The provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article shall also apply to regional conferences.

37.1 ARTICLE 37. Each Commission shall report its work to the Assembly, through its own President or a specially appointed rapporteur for her.
37.2 The Regional Conferences may also, through its President, transmit its recommendations to the General Secretariat which will coordinate the possible draft resolutions for submission to the General Assembly.

ARTICLE 38. Unless the Assembly decides otherwise, may be submitted to any Commission in the intervals between meetings of that.
The President, after consulting the Secretary General, may authorize a committee to meet in the intervals between meetings of the General Assembly.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

ARTICLE 39. At the end of the regular session, the Assembly will proceed to elections to fill vacancies in the Executive Committee. The new members will be elected among the delegates.

ARTICLE 40. At the beginning of each of its meetings, the General Assembly will elect at least three heads of delegations will form the "Election Committee".
This Committee will examine the validity of nominations to be submitted compulsorily and submit to the Assembly in alphabetical order.

ARTICLE 41. If for any reason the President is no longer able to perform his functions, either during the meeting or in the interval between two meetings, will be replaced by Vice oldest, who will act as interim President.
If the Vice missing, were provisionally devolve the functions of Chairman to a Member of the Executive Committee, appointed by the other members of the Executive Committee.
GENERAL SECRETARY.

ARTICLE 42. The Assembly shall elect the Secretary General by secret ballot for a period of five years.
The Executive Committee shall nominate for the post of Secretary General.

ARTICLE 43. The Secretary-General should be a personality who exercises or has exercised police functions.
Preferably, it shall be a national of the country where the headquarters of the Organization is.

ARTICLE 44. The mandate of the Secretary General will begin at the end of the meeting at which elected and until the end of the meeting held the year when his term expires.
The Secretary General will be re-elected.

ARTICLE 45. In the event that the Secretary General is prevented from exercising his functions, they shall be temporarily performed by the highest official of the Secretariat, subject to any decision to be taken by the Executive Committee.
ADVISORS.

ARTICLE 46. The General Assembly, the Executive Committee, the President and the Secretary General will take the initiative to consult the Advisers individually or collectively. For its part, the advisory may make suggestions of a scientific nature to the Secretary General or the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE 47. Upon invitation of the Assembly, the Executive Committee or the Secretary General, the Advisors reports submitted to the Assembly or scientific communications. ARTICLE 48.

Advisors are free to attend meetings of the General Assembly as observers and, upon invitation of the President, may intervene in the discussions. ARTICLE 49.

There are no impediment to several advisers are nationals of the same country. ARTICLE 50.

Advisors may meet convened by the President of the Organization.
BUDGET - FINANCE - STAFF.

ARTICLE 51. The Financial Regulations modalities:
determination and payment of statutory contributions;
Establishment, approval, execution and control of the budget;
Accounting organization, the keeping of the audit and approval of the accounts;

Contracts for works, supplies and services, as well as its audit and include generally any provisions concerning the financial management of the Organization.

Article 52 (1) When a Member ceases to meet its financial obligations to the Organization for the financial year and the previous one:
(a) The right to vote at meetings of the General Assembly and other meetings of the Organization shall be suspended, but the restrictions on voting rights do not apply in the case of voting to amend the Statute of the Organization.
(B) shall not be entitled to send representatives to the meetings and other meetings organized by Interpol, whatever they may be, except in the case of the General Assembly and other statutory meetings.
(C) are not entitled to host meetings or meetings of the ICPO-Interpol.
(D) may not nominate candidates for a post of official posted or made available at the General Secretariat.
(E) Any benefit or service to provide the General Secretariat, except as provided in the Statute, shall be suspended
(2) On the other hand, once a Member has not fulfilled their financial obligations to the Organization for the year financial current and former, the Secretary-General:
(a) verify that are gathered the required conditions for the application of sanctions and notify the country concerned.
(B) Take appropriate measures for the implementation of the sanctions set out in paragraph 1 of this Article unless the Executive Committee decides that the withdrawal of one or more of the benefits or services referred to in paragraph 1 (e) is not beneficial to the Organization.
(C) report to the Executive Committee.
(3) The Member to which the measures apply may appeal against this decision to the Executive Committee, which must receive the appeal at least 30 days before the start of its next meeting. If the Executive Committee decided to maintain the measures imposed, the appeal shall be forwarded to the General Assembly that will discuss and take a decision at the beginning of their meeting. A member may not appeal again against a decision of the General Assembly, unless the Executive Committee is authorized to do so on the grounds that there has been a new decisive fact. Appeals shall not suspend the implementation of the measures implemented by the Secretary-General under paragraph 2 of this Article; these measures will remain in force until the Executive Committee or the General Assembly repealed.
(4) If a Member fails to meet its financial obligations to the corresponding to the financial years preceding that during which an election to the Executive Committee, the delegates of such Member shall not be eligible for the functions to be held Organization President, Vice President or Member of the Executive Committee. That Member may not nominate candidates for elected office or representative function connected with the Organization.
(5) The Secretary General will verify the revocation of all measures taken in implementation of paragraph 1 of this article at the time it is found that the Member has fulfilled its financial obligations to the Organization, under paragraphs 1 and 6. the Secretary-General shall inform the Executive Committee of the revocation.
(6) (a) The term "financial obligations" statutory contributions of Members and any other obligation they may have to the Organization arising from a contract or agreement are designated.
(B) Solely for purposes of this article, no fertilizers differences on financial obligations for the previous financial year are taken into account they do not exceed five percent (5%) of these financial obligations, as defined in paragraph a) of this paragraph.
(The new text of Article 52 cancels and replaces the previous Article 52 as approved by the General Assembly Resolutions AGN / 52 / RES / 7 and AGN / 57 / RES / 1). ARTICLE 53. A
Staff
determine which staff of the Organization applies and shall state the rules and procedures governing its administration. It also defines the basic conditions of employment and the duties and rights of staff members.
LANGUAGES. ARTICLE 54.

1. The working languages ​​of the Organization are Arabic, Spanish, French and English.

2. In the course of the work of the General Assembly, any delegate may speak in another language, provided that is responsible for providing interpretation into one of the languages ​​referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article. The request for use of simultaneous interpretation in a language other than those listed in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be submitted by a group of countries, at least four months before the meeting of the General Assembly, the Secretary General, who will know if the technical conditions for their employment.
3. Countries that make use of special provisions in paragraph 2 of this Article may only do so when they have taken full responsibility of the relevant administrative measures and all financial burdens resulting from them. "
AMENDMENT OF REGULATION.

ARTICLE 55. Any Member may propose an amendment to the General Regulation and its annexes, submitting a proposal to the Secretary-General 120 days before, at least, of holding the next meeting of the General Assembly. Upon receipt of this proposal, the Secretary-General to disseminate among Members at least ninety days before the meeting of the General Assembly.
The Secretary General may propose an amendment to the General Regulation or its annexes, by distributing the proposal to Members at least ninety days before the meeting of the General Assembly.
During the meetings, and in case of emergency, you can immediately discuss the amendment of the General Regulation and its annexes proposal made in writing and jointly by three Members.

ARTICLE 56. The General Assembly will make its decision on amendments to the General Regulations and its annexes, after consulting an "ad hoc" committee of three delegates elected by the Assembly and two persons appointed by the Executive committee.
He also consult the committee "ad hoc" on any proposed amendment to the Statute.
AGREEMENT ON THE PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES FOR STATUTORY MEETINGS BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA AND THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION (INTERPOL).
Mr. Juan Carlos Pinzon Bueno, Minister of National Defence and duly authorized representative of the Government of the Republic of Colombia,
and
Mr. Ronald k. Noble, Secretary of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)
agreed as follows: ARTICLE 1.
privileges and immunities to the organization.
Occasion of the statutory meetings of the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol to be hosted by country of Colombia (Executive Committee, General Assembly or Regional Conference), Colombia extended to Interpol, the following privileges and immunities:
a) the Organization shall enjoy immunity from jurisdiction in any civil, administrative, criminal and enforcement action, except where expressly waived its immunity.
B) All documents belonging to the Organization or that this be in the form it is, especially your files and accounts, shall be inviolable wherever they are.
The inviolability of the official correspondence of the Organization shall be guaranteed. Its official communications, which may be encrypted, not be subject to censorship.
C) Not be affected by financial controls, regulations or moratoria of any nature, the Organization may receive and hold funds and foreign exchange of all kinds and have accounts in any currency in Colombian territory and freely transfer its funds and currency both within Colombia and between its headquarters or its SROs and Colombia.
D) be exempt from customs duties and import duties on scientific and technical administrative material, and supplied by the Organization for holding statutory meetings, publications, other official documents of the Organization for his work and usual gifts given or received by the Secretary-General and officials of the Organization during statutory meetings. The Organization is committed to reexport all materials, publications or gifts at the end of the meetings have not been used or distributed.
ARTICLE 2. ADMISSION IN THE TERRITORY OF PARTICIPANTS.
1. Colombia agrees to allow entry and exit from its territory, of the following persons for the duration of the statutory meetings mentioned in the previous article:
a) members of the Executive Committee of the ICPO-Interpol;

B) representatives of member countries on the list of participants in the respective event, a copy of which will be delivered to the authorities in Colombia, at least seven days before the start of the meeting;
C) staff members of the General Secretariat called upon to assist the Executive Committee and the General Assembly;
D) members of the Control Committee of Interpol's files and persons performing official duties on their behalf.
E) interpreters and transcribers hired by the General Secretariat;
F) advisers of the Organization;
G) observers and experts invited to attend meetings; and
h) family and staff accompanying the above.
2. Visas or entry and exit authorizations that may require persons participating in the meetings will be extended without cost or delay.
ARTICLE 3. Privileges and Immunities of the participants.
1. During the statutory meetings (Executive Committee, General Assembly and Regional Conference), and during the trip they make to attend them or return to their respective countries, Colombia extend the privileges and immunities provided in Article IV of the Convention on Privileges and Immunities United Nations, members of the Executive Committee; representatives of member countries; staff members of the General Secretariat called upon to assist during meetings; interpreters and transcribers hired by the General Secretariat; advisors of the Organization; observers invited to attend the meetings, with the exception of local staff experts.
2. The Secretary-General and members of the Executive Committee, will also extend the privileges and immunities provided in Articles V and VI of the Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations.

ARTICLE 4. PROPER USE OF PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES.
1. The privileges and immunities referred to in the previous article, be granted to beneficiaries not for personal gain but for the proper functioning of the organs of the Organization. The competent authorities of the member countries of the Organization shall have the right and duty to waive the immunity of beneficiaries when this hinders the action of justice, provided that the act of lifting does not affect the interests of the Organization.
2. Interpol has the right and the duty to waive the immunity of beneficiaries when this hinders the action of justice, provided that the act of lifting does not affect the interests of the Organization.

ARTICLE 5. DISPUTE SETTLEMENT.
Any dispute arising between the Government and the Organization regarding the interpretation or application of this Agreement and which can not be settled by negotiation shall be submitted, provided that the parties do not resolve anything, to arbitration a tribunal composed of one arbitrator appointed by the Secretary General of the Permanent Court of arbitration, in accordance with the applicable optional rules for arbitration concerning international organizations and States. The decisions of the Arbitral Tribunal are binding and res judicata. Each party may request the Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration the immediate appointment of the arbitrator to consider a request for provisional measures for the protection of their rights under this Agreement. The place of arbitration shall be The Hague - Netherlands - and the language used in the proceedings of the Court, English.
ARTICLE 6. ENTRY INTO FORCE.
Once this Agreement signed by the representatives of the parties, must fill the legal procedure prescribed by Colombian law, which fulfilled enter into force.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized thereto, have signed this Agreement.
Article 1o. Apruébense the Statutes and the General Regulations of the International Criminal Police Organization ICPO - Interpol adopted by the General Assembly of the Organization at its twenty-fifth meeting in Vienna in 1956.
Article 2o. To approve the recognition of the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities concluded between the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) and the Republic of Colombia.
Article 3o. This law applies from the date of publication.
Given in Bogotá, DC, to ...
THE PACT COORDINATOR INTERNAL WORKING GROUP TREATY OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL AFFAIRS DIRECTORATE OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA
CERTIFY:

That the reproduction of text above is true and complete copy of the copy certified by the International Criminal Police Organization "General Regulations and Rules of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)" adopted by the General Assembly the Organization at its twenty-fifth meeting held in Vienna in 1956, lies in the document file Internal Working Group Treaty of the Department of International Legal Affairs of the Ministry.
Given in Bogotá, DC, at sixteen (16) days of November, two thousand twelve (2012).
The Coordinator of Internal Working Group Treaty, Department of International Legal Affairs, Alejandra Valencia
GäRTNER.
AGREEMENT ON THE PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES FOR STATUTORY MEETINGS BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA AND THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION (INTERPOL).
Mr. Juan Carlos Pinzon Bueno, Minister of National Defence and duly authorized representative of the Government of the Republic of Colombia,
and
Mr. Ronald K. Noble, Secretary of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol )
agreed as follows:

ARTICLE 1. Privileges and immunities for the organization.
Occasion of the statutory meetings of the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol to be hosted by country of Colombia (Executive Committee, General Assembly or Regional Conference), Colombia extended to Interpol, the following privileges and immunities:
a) the Organization shall enjoy immunity from jurisdiction in any civil, administrative, criminal and enforcement action, except where expressly waived its immunity.
B) All documents belonging to the Organization or that it has under whatever form, especially their records and accounts, shall be inviolable wherever they are.
The inviolability of the official correspondence of the Organization shall be guaranteed. Its official communications, which may be encrypted, not be subject to censorship.
C) Not be affected by financial controls, regulations or moratoria of any nature, the Organization may receive and hold funds and foreign exchange of all kinds and have accounts in any currency in Colombian territory and freely transfer its funds and currency both within Colombia and between its headquarters or its SROs and Colombia.
D) be exempt from customs duties and import duties on scientific and technical administrative material, and supplied by the Organization for holding statutory meetings, publications, other official documents of the Organization for his work and usual gifts given or received by the Secretary-General and officials of the Organization during statutory meetings. The Organization is committed to reexport all materials, publications or gifts at the end of the meetings have not been used or distributed.

ARTICLE 2. ADMISSION IN THE TERRITORY OF PARTICIPANTS.
1. Colombia agrees to allow entry and exit from its territory, of the following persons for the duration of the statutory meetings mentioned in the previous article:
a) members of the Executive Committee of the ICPO-Interpol;
B) representatives of member countries on the list of participants in the respective event, a copy of which will be delivered to the authorities in Colombia, at least seven days before the start of the meeting;
C) staff members of the General Secretariat called upon to assist the Executive Committee and the General Assembly;
D) members of the Control Committee of Interpol's files and persons performing official functions on its behalf;
E) interpreters and transcribers hired by the General Secretariat;
F) advisers of the Organization;
G) observers and experts invited to attend meetings; and
h) family and staff accompanying the above.
2. Visas or entry and exit authorizations that may require persons participating in the meetings will be extended without cost or delay.

ARTICLE 3. Privileges and Immunities of the participants.

1. During the statutory meetings (Executive Committee, General Assembly and Regional Conference), and during the trip they make to attend them or return to their respective countries, Colombia extend the privileges and immunities provided in Article IV of the Convention on Privileges and Immunities United Nations, members of the Executive Committee; representatives of member countries; staff members of the General Secretariat called upon to assist during meetings; interpreters and transcribers hired by the General Secretariat; advisors of the Organization; observers invited to attend the meetings, with the exception of local staff experts.
2. The Secretary-General and members of the Executive Committee, will also extend the privileges and immunities provided in Articles V and VI of the Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations.

ARTICLE 4. PROPER USE OF PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES.
1. The privileges and immunities referred to in the previous article, be granted to beneficiaries not for personal gain but for the proper functioning of the organs of the Organization. The competent authorities of the member countries of the Organization shall have the right and duty to waive the immunity of beneficiaries when this hinders the action of justice, provided that the act of lifting does not affect the interests of the Organization.
2. Interpol has the right and the duty to waive the immunity of beneficiaries when this hinders the action of justice, provided that the act of lifting does not affect the interests of the Organization.

ARTICLE 5. DISPUTE SETTLEMENT.
Any dispute arising between the Government and the Organization regarding the interpretation or application of this Agreement and which can not be settled by negotiation shall be submitted, provided that the parties do not resolve anything, to arbitration a tribunal composed of one arbitrator appointed by the Secretary General of the Permanent Court of arbitration, in accordance with the applicable optional rules for arbitration concerning international organizations and States. The decisions of the Arbitral Tribunal are binding and res judicata. Each party may request the Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration the immediate appointment of the arbitrator to consider a request for provisional measures for the protection of their rights under this Agreement. The place of arbitration shall be The Hague -The Netherlands- and the language used in the proceedings of the Court, English.

ARTICLE 6. ENTRY INTO FORCE.
Once this Agreement signed by the representatives of the parties, must fill the legal procedure prescribed by Colombian law, which fulfilled enter into force.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized thereto, have signed this Agreement.
THE PACT COORDINATOR WORKING GROUP INTERNAL TREATY RELATIONS MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL AFFAIRS MINISTRY OF AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA
CERTIFY: That
reproduction of text above is true and complete copy of the original Spanish-language version of the "Agreement on the privileges and immunities for the statutory meetings", signed in the city of Lyon, French Republic, on 26 September 2012 and in the city of Bogotá, DC, on November 13 2012, a document that is on file with the Internal Treaties Working Group of the Directorate of International Legal Affairs of the Ministry.
Given in Bogotá, DC, at sixteen (16) days of November, two thousand twelve (2012).
The Coordinator Working Group Internal Treaty, Department of International Legal Affairs, Alejandra Valencia
Gärtner. RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Bogotá, DC, November 22, 2012
authorized. Submit for consideration by the honorable Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.)
CALDERON JUAN MANUEL SANTOS Minister of Foreign Affairs,
(Sgd.) Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar.
DECREES:

Article 1o. Apruébense the "General Regulations and Rules of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)" adopted by the General Assembly of the Organization at its twenty-fifth meeting in Vienna in 1956 and the "Agreement on Privileges and Immunities for Statutory Meetings between the Republic of Colombia and the General Secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) "signed in the city of Lyon, French Republic, on 26 September 2012 and in the city of Bogotá, DC, on November 13 Article 2. 2012.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1 of Law 7 of 1944, "General Regulations and Rules of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)" adopted by the General Assembly of the Organization at its twenty-fifth meeting in Vienna, in 1956 and the "Agreement on Privileges and Immunities for Statutory meetings between the Republic of Colombia and the General Secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)" signed in the city of Lyon, French Republic, on 26 September 2012 and in the city of Bogotá, DC, on November 13, 2012, that article 1 of this law are approved, force the Republic of Colombia from the date on which the international link is perfected regarding the same.
Article 3o. This law applies from the date of publication.
Given in Bogotá, DC, honorable
Presented to Congress by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of National Defence.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Angela Holguin
CUÉLLAR.
The Minister of National Defence
JUAN CARLOS BUENO FINCH.

LAW 424 1998 (January 13)
why tracking the international agreements signed by Colombia is ordered.

The Congress of Colombia DECREES: Article 1.
. 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 national government agency 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 3o. 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 4o. This law governs from its promulgation.
The President of the honorable Senate,
Amylkar Acosta Medina.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate, Pedro Pumarejo
Vega.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives, Carlos Ardila
Ballesteros.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
Diego Vivas Tafur.
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA-NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
published and execute.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, 13 January 1998.

Ernesto Samper Pizano Minister of Foreign Affairs, Emma Mejia Velez
Maria. RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Bogotá, DC, November 22, 2012
authorized. Submit for consideration by the honorable Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.)
CALDERON JUAN MANUEL SANTOS Minister of Foreign Affairs,
(Sgd.) Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar. DECREES
:

ARTICLE 1o. Apruébense the "General Regulations and Rules of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)", adopted by the General Assembly of the Organization at its twenty-fifth meeting in Vienna in 1956 and the "Agreement on Privileges and Immunities for Statutory Meetings between the Republic of Colombia and the General Secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) "signed in the city of Lyon, French Republic, on 26 September 2012 and in the city of Bogotá, DC, on November 13 2012.

Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1 of Law 7 of 1944, "General Regulations and Rules of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)", adopted by the General Assembly of the Organization at its twenty-fifth meeting in Vienna, in 1956 and the "Agreement on Privileges and Immunities for Statutory meetings between the Republic of Colombia and the General Secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)" signed in the city of Lyon, French Republic, on 26 September 2012 and in the city of Bogotá, DC, on November 13, 2012, that article 1 of this law are approved, force the Republic of Colombia from the date on which the international link is perfected regarding the same.

ARTICLE 3. This law applies from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate,
Roy Barreras Montealegre.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
GREGORIO Eljach PACHECO.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives,
AUGUSTO POSADA SÁNCHEZ.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
JORGE HUMBERTO SERRANO MANTILLA.
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
transmittal and enforcement.
Run, after review by the Constitutional Court, pursuant to Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Bogotá, DC, on July 16, 2013.

CALDERON JUAN MANUEL SANTOS Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Angela Holguin
CUÉLLAR.
The Minister of National Defence
JUAN CARLOS BUENO FINCH.


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