Agreement On Cooperation With The International Organization For Migration

Original Language Title: Smlouva o spolupráci s Mezinárodní organizací pro migraci

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308/1998 Coll.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Modified: 22/2005 Coll., m.s.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the 15 December. in October 1997,

Prague signed an agreement on cooperation between the Czech Republic and

The International Organization for Migration (IOM).

With the Treaty, its assent, Parliament of the Czech Republic and the President of the

the Treaty was ratified by the Republic.

Treaty has entered into force pursuant to its article 6, the day of the 1.

November 1998.

The Czech version of the Treaty shall be designated at the same time.


on the cooperation between the Czech Republic and the International Organization for


Czech Republic on the one hand, and the International Organization for migration

(hereinafter referred to as "IOM") of the other part, (hereinafter referred to as "the Contracting Parties"),

Recalling that the Czech Republic is 28 February. November 1995 to become

a member of the IOM,

with a desire to further strengthen their friendly relations and mutual cooperation,

Bearing in mind that, in accordance with articles 27 and 28 of the Statute, the IOM is IOM legal

person and has the legal capacity necessary to perform its functions and to

the accomplishment of its purpose, and that these articles define the privileges and immunities, which

IOM and its employees are entitled to enjoy,

considering that the purpose and function of the IOM and the activities carried out by IOM and its

employees will be guaranteed by the fact that Czech Republic will grant the IOM and its

staff privileges and immunities consistent with those that are granted

the expert of the UNITED NATIONS organizations and their officials,

kept the principles of international law and recognizing the status of IOM,

have agreed as follows:

Article 1

The IOM and officials of the Organization will be in the Czech Republic enjoy the same

the privileges and immunities, which enjoy the support the United Nations and their

the officials referred to in articles II to IV and articles VI to VIII of the Convention on the privileges and

immunities of international specialized agencies of 21 November. November 1947.

Article 2

(1) in accordance with the relevant decisions of its governing bodies and in

Depending on the availability of funds, the IOM to pursue

in the Czech Republic the migration programs, such as the provision of

information about the migration, providing advisory services and other technical

cooperation related to the programmes in the field of migration, the migration State

citizens and foreigners in the area of assistance to refugees, the homeless and migrant

other persons in distress, in the area of the return of migrants to their home countries

and selective migration. Migration IOM programmes in the Czech Republic will be

take into account the requirements and needs of the Czech Republic.

(2) the IOM is authorized to open, in accordance with national laws

regulations of the Czech Republic of its branch in the Czech Republic and to hire

local and foreign staff, who will need to carry out their

tasks in accordance with its Statute.

Article 3

(1) the details of the cooperation between the Contracting Parties relating to the

the implementation of the programmes referred to in article 2 of this Treaty shall, in the case of

the needs agreed in the implementing arrangements agreed between the

the competent authorities of the Czech Republic and IOM.

(2) the Czech Republic shall notify the competent authorities referred to in paragraph 1 the IOM

through the diplomatic channel.

Article 4

Any discrepancy between the Contracting Parties in the interpretation or implementation of this

the Treaty, which will not be solved by negotiation of the parties, will be to

the final decision of the court consisting of three arbitrators:

one, who will be appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech

Republic, one to be appointed by the Director General of the IOM, and

the third, who shall be Chairman of the Court and who is appointed the first two

the arbitrators.

Article 5

The provisions of this Treaty may, upon mutual written agreement

the Contracting Parties, amended at any time. Negotiations on the revision will be conducted on the

the request of either of the Contracting Parties.

Article 6

This agreement is subject to approval in accordance with national laws

regulations of the Czech Republic and shall enter into force on the first day of the month

Next, after the Czech Republic shall notify the IOM that they were

the fulfilment of the conditions laid down by its national law for the

the entry into force of this Treaty.

Article 7

This agreement is concluded for an indefinite period. Each of the Contracting Parties

However, it may at any time terminate the contract in writing. The contract will expire twelve

months from the date of delivery of the written notice to the other party.

Done at Prague on 15. October 1997, in two original copies, each in the

the Czech and English languages, both texts being equally authentic.

For the Czech Republic: For the International Organization for migration:

Martin Nick F in r. Dirk De Winter in r.

Deputy Interior Minister, the Director of the Regional Bureau

for Europe and North America