The Convention Against Torture And Other Cruel, Inhuman Treatment

Original Language Title: o Úmluvě proti mučení a jinému krutému, nelidskému zacházení

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143/1988 Sb.



DECREE



Minister of Foreign Affairs of 18 May. August 1988 on the Convention against torture

and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment



Day 10. December 1984 was negotiated in New York Convention against torture and

other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.



On behalf of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, the Convention was signed in

New York, 8 June 2004. September 1986.



With the Convention have expressed their approval of the Federal Assembly of the Czechoslovak

the President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Socialist

the Republic has ratified it with reservations, that the Czechoslovak Socialist

the Republic does not recognize the jurisdiction of the Committee against Torture revised article 20

The Convention and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic does not consider itself to be bound by

the provisions of paragraph 1. 1 of article 30 of the Convention. The ratification instrument was deposited

with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, depositary of the Convention, on July 7. July 1988.



Convention entered into force, pursuant to article 27, paragraph 1. 1 day 26.

June 1987. For the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic entered into

into force in accordance with its article 27, paragraph 1. 2 day 6. August 1988.



Czech translation of the Convention shall be published at the same time.



Minister:



Ing. Chňoupek v.r.



CONVENTION



against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

or punishment



States which are party to this Convention,



Bearing in mind that, in accordance with the principles embodied in the Charter of the United Nations is

the recognition of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human society

the Foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,



Recognizing that these rights derive from the inherent dignity of man,



considering the commitment of the States under the Charter, in particular article 55 thereof,

to promote the universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and to

their preservation,



having regard to article 5 of the Universal Declaration of human rights and article 7 of

The International Covenant on Civil and political rights, which provides for

that no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or

degrading treatment or punishment,



Recalling also the Declaration on the protection of all persons against torture and

other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,

adopted by the General Assembly 9. December 1975,



Desiring to enhance the effectiveness of the fight against torture and other cruel,

inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment throughout the world,



They agreed on the following:



PART I



Article 1



1. for the purposes of this Convention, the term "torture" meant any act by which

a person intentionally caused severe pain or physical or mental

suffering in order to obtain from him or from a third person information or

a confession, to punish him for negotiations, which he has committed or a third

person or from which they are suspects or intimidating or coercing

it or a third party, or for any other reason based on

discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is

There are public official or other person acting in an official

credentials or from their initiative or with their explicit or tacit

the consent. This definition does not include pain or suffering arising from

only as a result of legal sanctions, are inseparable from these sanctions

or they are thrown by accident.



2. This article is without prejudice to any international document or

national legislation, that contain or may contain provisions of

wider use.



Article 2



1. any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention shall take effective

legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures for the prevention of torture on

throughout the territory, which is under its jurisdiction.



2. No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether they are of any kind, either of the war

a State or threat of war, be influenced by instability, or any other

extraordinary situation, cannot serve to justify torture.



3. Regulation of the superior officer or authority of the State power cannot serve

to justify torture.



Article 3



1. Any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention, denounces it, does not return

and it does not extradite a person to another State if there are serious reasons for considering that

her in it in danger of torture.



2. For the purposes of determining whether there are such grounds, the

competent authorities shall consider all the relevant circumstances, including, in

justified cases, the existence of persistent gross, obvious or

mass violations of human rights in that country.



Article 4



1. any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention shall ensure that

all acts of torture are offences under its criminal law.

The same is true for the trial of torture and for the conduct of any person that

represents a conspiracy or abetting the torture.



2. Any State which is a party to this Convention, is obliged to provide for

These offences the appropriate penalties taking into account their serious

character.



Article 5



1. any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention, shall take such

the measures, as may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction over the

the offences referred to in article 4 in the following cases:



and) if the acts were committed in the territory under its jurisdiction or on the

Board a ship or aircraft registered in that State;



(b)) if the alleged offender is a national of that State;



(c)) if the victim is a national of that State and that State's

It is considered appropriate.



2. any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention, it shall also

such measures that may prove necessary to establish his

of jurisdiction over such offences in cases where the alleged

the offender is located on any territory under its jurisdiction and will not issue a

in accordance with article 8, any of the States referred to in paragraph 1

This article.



3. this Convention does not exclude any criminal jurisdiction exercised in accordance

with national law.



Article 6



1. Any State party to this Convention, on whose territory the

a person suspected of having committed any offence referred to

in article 4, take that person into custody or take other legal measures

to ensure her presence, if based on an assessment of available

information comes to the conclusion that the circumstances require it. Binding and other

legal measures shall be implemented in accordance with the laws of that State, may

However, only take such a period, which is necessary for the initiation of criminal

prosecution or proceeding on the issue.



2. Such State shall immediately carry out a preliminary investigation is needed to

establish the facts.



3. Any person in custody pursuant to paragraph 1 of this article,

will be allowed to immediately teamed up with the nearest competent

the representative of the State of which he is a national, or, if the person, without the State

jurisdiction, with the representative of the State where they usually live.



4. When taking the State in accordance with this article the person into custody, it shall inform the

immediately State referred to in article 5, paragraph 1, of the fact that such person is

in custody and of the circumstances entitling holders to its custody. State,

which carries out a preliminary investigation, referred to in paragraph 2 of this article,

They shall forthwith communicate its findings, said States and shall indicate whether it intends to

to exercise its jurisdiction.



Article 7



1. A State party to this Convention in whose territory the alleged is detected

the perpetrator of a criminal offence referred to in article 4, it shall submit

the cases referred to in article 5, if it does not extradite the offender, the case to its

the competent authorities for criminal prosecution.



2. these authorities shall take the same measures as in the case of any

the ordinary offence of a serious nature under the law of that State.

In the cases referred to in article 5, paragraph 2 the evidence requirements

necessary for the judicial prosecution and conviction will not be in any way less

stringent than those applied in the cases referred to in article 5

paragraph 1.



3. Any person against whom proceedings are brought in connection with any

of the offences referred to in article 4 shall be guaranteed fair treatment at the

all levels of management.



Article 8



1. The offences referred to in article 4 shall be considered as covered by each

the extradition treaty concluded between States that are party to this

The Convention, as crimes subject to extradition. States undertake to

shall include such offenses as crimes subject to extradition to

each extradition treaty, which between them will be closed.



2. If a State which release binds to the existence of a contract, receives a request

on the issue from the other State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention,

which has entered into an agreement on the issue, it may consider this Convention as

the legal basis for the release for such offences. The issue is subject to the

other conditions laid down by the laws of the State, which has been on the issue of

asked.



3. States not weigh the issue on the existence of a contract, shall accept such

offences offences between themselves, subject to release under the

the conditions laid down by the law of the State which has been asked about the issue.



4. For the purposes of the issue between the States parties to this Convention,

such offences would be treated as were committed not only in the place

where they occurred, but also in the territories of the States that have applied their


jurisdiction in accordance with article 5, paragraph 1.



Article 9



1. States parties to this Convention, shall provide each other, in what

as far as possible assistance in connection with criminal proceedings brought in the case

any offence referred to in article 4, including the provision of

all of the evidence available to them and that are needed for the proceedings.



2. States parties to this Convention, shall carry out their obligations under paragraph 1,

This article in conformity with any treaties on mutual legal assistance,

which may be concluded between them.



Article 10



1. any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention shall ensure that

teaching materials and information concerning the prohibition of torture were fully

included in the program of preparation of civil or military personnel

authorities in the area of application of the law, health workers, public

agents and other persons who may have something to do with a binding hearing

or treatment of persons with any form of detention, conquered the binding

or imprisonment.



2. any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention, it shall include this prohibition

in the rules or instructions governing the duties and functions of the

persons.



Article 11



Any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention, it will be systematically

to examine the rules, instructions, methods and practices of interrogation, as well as the conditions

custody and treatment of persons conquered any form of detention, binding

or imprisonment in any territory under its jurisdiction, in order to

prevent any cases of torture.



Article 12



Any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention shall ensure that its

the competent authorities can carry out a speedy and impartial examination, if they have

reasonable grounds to believe that torture has occurred in any territory

under its jurisdiction.



Article 13



Any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention shall ensure that any

a person who claims that he was subjected to torture in the territory under the jurisdiction of

This State had the right to complain to the competent authorities of that State

and to those authorities without delay and impartially discuss. They will be

measures are taken to ensure the protection of the complainant and witnesses before

any ill-treatment or intimidation in connection with this

response to complaints or testimony from testimony.



Article 14



1. any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention, shall, in its

the legal system that the victim of torture had the right to redress and to fair and

adequate compensation, including the means necessary for the fullest possible

medical rehabilitation. In case of death of the victim, which occurred as a result of

torture, have the right to compensation of persons who have been dependent on it

nutrition.



2. nothing in this article shall affect any right of the victim or other

persons to compensation which may exist under national law.



Article 15



Any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention shall ensure that no

the Declaration, which, according to the findings was made as a result of torture, it was not

used as evidence in any legal proceedings, except in cases where the

It's against a person accused of torture as evidence that the

statement was made.



Article 16



1. any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention undertakes to

to prevent in any territory under its jurisdiction other acts of cruel,

inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment which do not fall under the

torture, as defined in article 1, when such acts are committed

a public official or other person acting in official capacity, or

from their initiative or with their explicit or tacit consent. In particular, the

apply the commitments contained in articles 10, 11, 12 and 13, with the link

torture is replaced by a reference to other forms of cruel, inhuman or

degrading treatment or punishment.



2. the provisions of this Convention are without prejudice to the provisions of any other

the international document or national legislation, which prohibit

cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment or which

for issuing or expulsion.



PART II



Article 17



1. The Committee against Torture (hereinafter referred to as the Committee), which carries out

the features listed below. The Committee shall consist of 10 experts of high

moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights,

who acts as a private person. The experts shall be elected by the States

which are party to this Convention, and will take into account the

equitable geographical representation and to the usefulness of the participation of some of the

persons having legal experience.



2. members of the Committee shall be elected by secret ballot from a list of people

proposed by the States parties to this Convention. Any State may,

propose one person from among its citizens. States shall take into account the

the usefulness of the design people, which are also members of the Committee for human

rights, established under the International Covenant on Civil and political

rights, and who are willing to work in the Committee against torture.



3. Election of the members of the Committee shall be held at meetings of States parties

This Convention, the Secretary-General of the United svolávaných

Nations every two years. At these meetings, on which two thirds of the

the States of the Contracting Parties to this Convention, shall constitute a quorum, the members of the Committee

chosen ones of the suggested people that receive the largest number of votes and

the absolute majority of the votes of the representatives of States present and voting,

the Contracting Parties to the Convention.



4. the first election shall be held no later than six months from the date of entry

This Convention enters into force. At least four months before the date fixed for every

the election shall be sent by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, States,

Parties to the Convention, a letter with the request to submit within three months

proposals for the membership of the Committee. The Secretary-General shall prepare a list of

all these suggested people in alphabetical order, with an indication of the States is

proposed, and submit it to the States parties to the Convention.



5. the members of the Committee are elected for a term of four years. Will be again

zvolitelní in the case that will be proposed again. The term of five of the

members elected at the first election shall expire at the end of the second year, however;

immediately after the first election, the President Announces at a meeting referred to in

paragraph 3 of this article, the names of these five members.



6. in the event that a member of the Committee dies or resigns or for any

other reason can no longer carry out his duties in the Committee, the State,

It suggested, it's called the agreement of the majority States, Contracting Parties to the

This Convention shall, for the remaining term of another expert from among its

citizens. Consent is deemed to be given, if half or more of the States

does not respond negatively within six weeks after the Secretary General of the

The United Nations informed of the proposed appointment.



7. States parties to this Convention, shall bear the costs of Committee members

associated with the performance of their functions.



Article 18



1. The Committee shall elect its officers for a term of two years. These can be

eligible for re-election.



2. the Committee shall draw up its own rules of procedure, which provides for, among others,

that:



(a) six members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum;



(b) decisions of the Committee are taken by a majority of the members present.



3. the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall provide the necessary

apparatus and equipment for the effective carrying out of the functions of the Committee under this

Of the Convention.



4. the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall convene the first meeting of the

Of the Committee. After its first meeting, the Committee will meet, as will be

laid down in its rules of procedure as laid down in its rules

of the order.



5. States parties to this Convention, shall bear the costs associated with the holding of

meeting of the States parties to this Convention and the meetings of the Committee, including

reimbursement of all the expenses of the United Nations, such as the cost of

apparatus and equipment provided by the United Nations in accordance with the

paragraph 3 of this article.



Article 19



1. the States which are party to this Convention, the Committee shall submit to the

through the Secretary-General of the United Nations

reports on the measures they have taken to fulfil their obligations under this

Of the Convention, within one year from the entry into force of the Convention for the State concerned,

Contracting Party to the Convention. Then be submitted to the States every four years

additional reports on any new measures taken, as well as other

the message, which the Committee may require.



2. the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall submit these reports

all States, Contracting Parties to this Convention.



3. Each report shall be assessed by the Committee which may make general

the notes, which it deems appropriate, and shall forward them to the competent State. This State

in reply to the Committee may include any comments that it deems appropriate.



4. the Committee may decide to consider the inclusion of any of its

notes made in accordance with paragraph 3 of this article, together with the

the comments, which they received from the competent State, in its annual

reports drawn up in accordance with article 24. At the request of a State can

The Committee shall also include a copy of the reports submitted in accordance with paragraph 1

This article.



Article 20



1. If the Committee receives reliable information which in his opinion

contains information on fully justified the systematic application of torture on


the territory of any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention, it shall invite the

The Committee that State to cooperate in the examination of this information and, to this

the purpose to submit comments to the information.



2. Taking into account any comments that may be to the competent State

presented, as well as any other important information that has to

There, the Committee may, if it thinks fit, delegate to one or

more of its members by completing a confidential investigation and accelerated filing

the Committee's report.



3. If the investigation is carried out in accordance with paragraph 2 of this article, shall aim to

Committee on cooperation with the States concerned. With the agreement of that State may

such investigation may include a visit to its territory.



4. After examining the findings of its member or members submitted in accordance

with paragraph 2 of this article, the Committee shall transmit these findings to the competent State

together with any comments or suggestions in a given situation is considered

fit.



5. The entire proceedings of the Committee referred to in paragraphs 1 to 4 of this article is

of a confidential nature, and in all of its stages is sought for cooperation

a State party to this Convention. After the completion of such proceedings,

concerning the enquiry carried out in accordance with paragraph 2, the Committee may,

following consultations with the States concerned, a Contracting Party may decide to

include a brief summary of the results of the proceedings in its annual report,

drawn up in accordance with article 24.



Article 21



1. A State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention, it may, on the basis of this

article at any time declare that it recognizes the competence of the Committee to adopt and

assess the notification of one State that another State to fulfil its obligations

under this Convention. The Committee may adopt on the basis of this article and

assess the notification only if the State which

He said that it accepts the jurisdiction of the Committee. The Committee will not accept any notification,

If it refers to a State which has not made such a declaration. With notifications

adopted pursuant to this article shall proceed as follows:



a) if the State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention considers that the

other State party does not fulfil the provisions of this Convention, it may at this

notify the responsible State by written notification. State which

receipt of the notification, it shall provide, within three months of a State that is submitted,

written explanations or statements, which shall contain, if possible

and appropriate information about the corrective measures carried out or

has already been made.



(b)) the two States are entitled to refer the matter to the Committee, if it is not able to

their satisfaction within six months after the State received the original

the notification. State which does so shall inform the next to the Second Committee

State.



(c)), the Committee will deal with the matter, which was referred to the

the basis of this article, only when it finds that have been used and

exhausted all available domestic remedies in accordance with the

the generally accepted principles of international law. This rule does not apply in

cases where remedies are unreasonably drawn out or control when there is little

likely to bring effective relief to the person who is the victim of violations

of this Convention.



(d)), the Committee examines the notification made pursuant to this article on a non-public

meetings.



(e)) in order to achieve a friendly settlement on the basis of respect for the obligations

laid down by this Convention, the Committee, subject to the provisions of subparagraph-c)

-shall provide its good services to States that are Contracting Parties to this

Of the Convention. To this end, the Committee may, if necessary, set up ad hoc

a Conciliation Commission.



(f)), the Committee may invite the States parties referred to in subparagraph (b)),

to provide any important information in each case was

referred to on the basis of this article.



g) States, the Contracting Parties referred to in subparagraph (b)), they have the right to be

represented in the case by the Committee and orally or in writing to her

Express.



(h)), the Committee shall submit a report within twelve months of the date on which it received the

the notification referred to in subparagraph (b)):



I) if reaches settlement referred to in subparagraph (e)), the Committee will limit their

the message on the succinct presentation of the facts and of the solution reached;



(ii)) if it reaches the settlement referred to in subparagraph (e)), the Committee will limit the

your message to a succinct presentation of the facts; written observations and

a protocol containing the oral submissions made by the States parties,

will be attached to the message. Report shall be transmitted to the States concerned.



2. the provisions of this article shall enter into force when five States,

the Contracting Parties to this Convention, shall make a declaration in accordance with paragraph 1 of this

article. This statement saves the States with the Secretary-General of the Organization

the United Nations, who shall transmit copies thereof to the other States, the Contracting

Parties to this Convention. The statement may be withdrawn at any time by notifying the

to the Secretary-General. The appeal shall not affect the assessment of the case, which is

the subject of notification has already been submitted under this article. Then, what

the Secretary-General received a communication from which the Declaration refers,

You cannot receive any more notifications of any State which is a Contracting

party to this Convention if a State which has not made the Declaration appealed,

the new statement.



Article 22



1. A State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention may, in accordance with this

article at any time declare that it recognizes the competence of the Committee to receive and

consider the announcement from or on behalf of individuals subject to its

jurisdiction, who complain that they have become victims of violation of the provisions of the

of this Convention any State party to this Convention. The Committee of the

does not accept the notification, if it relates to state that such a declaration

has done so.



2. The Committee considers that a notification made under this article in

unacceptable if it is anonymous, if it is for abuse of rights

to submit such communications or is incompatible with the provisions of this

Of the Convention.



3. the Committee shall, subject to the provisions of paragraph 2, notify the State Contracting

party to this Convention which has made a declaration pursuant to paragraph 1 and which is

allegedly committed a breach of any provision of the Convention, on each notification

submitted by him pursuant to this article, which claims that it has been violated

some of the provisions of the Convention. This State shall submit to the Committee within six months

written explanations or statements clarifying the matter and inform the

on measures to regularize the situation, that might have made.



4. the Committee shall examine the notifications received pursuant to this article, and shall take

taking into account all the information which he had received from an individual or his or her

on behalf of the Contracting State concerned and.



5. the Committee shall consider any notification of an individual under this article,

until it is satisfied that:



and the same thing and was not) is not being discussed in other international authority

for inquiry or dispute resolution;



(b) the individual has exhausted all national) remedies that

should be available; This rule does not apply in cases where the provisions

control stretches or when it is not unlikely that

will bring effective relief to the person who is the victim of a violation of this Convention.



6. The Committee shall examine notifications under this article to hold closed meetings.



7. the Committee shall forward its views to the appropriate State party to the Convention, and

solo travellers.



8. the provisions of this article shall enter into force when five States,

the Contracting Parties to this Convention, shall make a declaration in accordance with paragraph 1 of this

article. This statement saves the States with the Secretary-General of the Organization

the United Nations, who shall transmit copies thereof to the other States, the Contracting

Parties to this Convention. The Declaration may be withdrawn at any time by notifying the

to the Secretary-General. The appeal shall not affect the assessment of the case, which is

the subject of notification has already been submitted under this article. Then, what

the Secretary-General received a communication from which the Declaration refers,

You cannot receive any more notifications of any State which is a Contracting

party to this Convention if a State which has not made the Declaration appealed,

the new statement.



Article 23



Members of the Committee and the ad hoc conciliation commissions which may be appointed by the

Article 21, paragraph 1 (e)), shall enjoy the benefits, privileges and immunities of experts

The United Nations, as enshrined in the Convention on the privileges and

immunities of the United Nations.



Article 24



The Committee shall submit to the States, Contracting Parties to this Convention, and to the General

Assembly of the United Nations, an annual report on its activities.



PART III



Article 25



1. this Convention is open for signature by all States.



2. this Convention is subject to ratification. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with

the Secretary-General of the United Nations.



Article 26



This Convention shall be open for accession by any State. The instrument of

accession shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United

Nations.



Article 27



1. this Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the deposit of the 20th

instrument of ratification or instrument of accession with the Secretary-General of the

Of the United Nations.



2. for each State which ratifies this Convention or accedes thereto after the

deposit of the 20th instrument of ratification or instrument of accession, it shall enter

The Convention enters into force on the thirtieth day after the deposit of its instrument of ratification, or


the instrument of accession.



Article 28



1. Any State may, when signing, ratifying or acceding to this Convention, or

access to it declare that it does not recognize the jurisdiction of the Committee adjusted in

Article 20.



2. any State which has made a reservation in accordance with paragraph 1 of this

Article may at any time withdraw such reservation by notifying the

the Secretary-General of the United Nations.



Article 29



1. Any State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention may propose

amendment to the Convention and submit it to the Secretary-General of the Organization

of the United Nations. The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall notify the

amendment to States parties to the Convention, requesting

communication, whether they are for the convening of a Conference of the States parties to the Convention,

that would assess the proposal and voted on it. If, within four months from the

This notice at least one third of the States parties to the Convention,

speaks to such Conference, the Secretary-General shall convene it under

the auspices of the United Nations. Each amendment adopted by the

a majority of States present and voting at the Conference shall submit to the

by the Secretary-General to all States parties to the Convention, for approval.



2. An amendment adopted in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article shall enter

into force after two thirds of the States parties to this Convention,

shall notify the Secretary-General of the United Nations, that it

adopt, in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements.



3. The entry into force of the changes, they become binding for those States,

the Contracting Parties to the Convention which have accepted it. Other States are also bound by

the provisions of this Convention and any earlier amendment, have already adopted.



Article 30



1. any dispute between two or more States parties to the Convention,

concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention which cannot be

resolved by negotiation shall, at the request of one of them has been submitted to arbitration

control. If, within six months from the date of submission of the request for arbitration

the parties are not in a position to agree on the Organization of the arbitration, any

of those parties to pass the dispute to International Court of Justice in accordance with the

the Statute of the Court.



2. Any State may, when signing, ratifying or acceding to this Convention or when

access to it, declare that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 1 of this

article. The other States parties to the Convention will not be bound by paragraph

1 of this article in respect of any State which has made such a

a reservation.



3. any State which has made a reservation in accordance with paragraph 2 of this article,

You may at any time withdraw its reservation notification addressed to the Secretary-General

Of the United Nations.



Article 31



1. A State which is a Contracting Party to this Convention may denounce it

written communication to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Denunciation shall take effect one year after the date on which the Secretary-General receives the

This communication.



2. such notice does not exempt the State from the obligations under this Convention

any act or omission that occurred before the termination

became effective. Notification is not detrimental to the further assessment of the

any matter which has already been examined by the Committee before

the denunciation shall come into effect.



3. After the termination of any State takes effect, does not start

The assessment Committee of any new matter regarding that State.



Article 32



The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall inform all Member

States of the United Nations and all States which have signed this

Or acceded to the Convention:



and about the signatures, ratification) papers and instruments of access by

articles 25 and 26;



(b)) of the date when this Convention enters into force in accordance with article 27, and of the date

entry into force of any amendment in accordance with article 29;



c) statements pursuant to article 31.



Article 33



1. this Convention, of which the Arabic, Chinese, English,

French, Russian and Spanish are equally authentic, will be

deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.



2. the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall send certified true copies of the

of this Convention to all States.