The COMMUNICATION FROM the
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.
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:
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.
(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.
(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.
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 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.
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.
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