On 16 December 1966, The International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights, The Optional Protocol 2 On Abolition Of The Death Penalty

Original Language Title: Par 1966.gada 16.decembra Starptautiskā pakta par pilsoniskajām un politiskajām tiesībām 2.fakultatīvo protokolu par nāves soda atcelšanu

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/op/2013/53.5


The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: On 16 December 1966, the International Covenant on Civil and political rights, the Optional Protocol 2 on abolition of the death penalty in article 1. 16 December 1966, the International Covenant on Civil and political rights 2. Optional Protocol on the abolition of the death penalty (hereinafter referred to as the Optional Protocol 2) with this law is adopted and approved. 2. article. 2. the Optional Protocol shall enter into force within the time laid down in article 8 and in order, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify the official Edition of the "journal". 3. article. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. With the law put for 2. Optional Protocol in English and its translation into Latvian language. The Saeima adopted the law on 28 February 2013. The President of the Parliament instead of the President's Āboltiņ in Riga 15 March 2013 the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty Adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 44/128 of 15 December 1989, the States parties to the present Protocol, Believing that abolition of the death penalty to contribute enhancement of human dignity and progressive development of human rights Recalling that article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted on 10 December 1948, and article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted on 16 December 1966, Noting that article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights refer to abolition of the death penalty in terms that strongly suggest that abolition is a desirabl Convinced that, all measure of abolition of the death penalty should be considered as progress in the enjoymen of the right to life, it is hereby undertak Desiro an international commitment to abolish the death penalty, have agreed as follows: article 1 1. No one within the jurisdiction of a State Party to the present Protocol shall be executed. 2. Each State Party shall take all measure to abolish cessary not the death penalty within its jurisdiction. Article 2 1 of the reservation is admissibl to the present Protocol, except for a reservation made at the time of ratification or accession that provides for the application of the death penalty in time of war to their convictions for a a pursuan most serious crime of a military nature committed during wartim. 2. The State Party making such a reservation shall at the time of ratification or accession communicate to the Secretary-General of the United Nations the relevant provision of its national legislation applicable during wartim. 3. The State Party having made such a reservation shall notify the Secretary-General of the United Nations of any beginning or ending of a State of war applicable to its territory. Article 3 the States parties to the present Protocol shall include in the reports they submit to the Human Rights Committee, in accordanc with article 40 of the Covenant, information on the measure's that they have adopted to give effect to the present Protocol. Article 4 With respect to the States parties to the Covenant that have made a declaration under article 41, the competence of the Human Rights Committee to receive and consider communications when a State Party claims that another State Party is not fulfilling its obligations shall extend to the provision of the will of the present Protocol, unless the State Party concerned has made a statement to the contrary at the moment of ratification or accession. Article 5 With respect to the States parties to the Optional Protocol to the first International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted on 16 December 1966, the competence of the Human Rights Committee to receive and consider communications from an individual subject to its jurisdiction shall extend to the provision of the present Protocol, unless the State Party concerned has made a statement to the contrary at the moment of ratification or accession. Article 6 1. The provision of the present Protocol shall apply as additional provision to the Covenant. 2. Without prejudice to the possibility of a reservation under article 2 of the present Protocol, the right guaranteed in article 1, paragraph 1, of the present Protocol shall not be subject to any derogation under article 4 of the Covenant. Article 7 1. The present Protocol is open for signature by any State that has signed the Covenant. 2. The present Protocol is subject to ratification by any State that has ratified the Covenant or acceded to it of the ratification Instrument shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. 3. The present Protocol shall be open to accession by any State that has ratified the Covenant or acceded to it shall be effected. Accession by the deposit of an instrument of accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. 5. The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall inform all States that have signed the present Protocol or acceded to it of the deposit of each instrument of ratification or accession. Article 8 1. The present Protocol shall enter into force three months after the date of the deposit with the Secretary-General of the United Nations of the tenth instrument of ratification or accession. 2. For each State ratifying the present Protocol or the acceding to it after the deposit of the tenth instrument of ratification or accession, the present Protocol shall enter into force three months after the date of the deposit of its own instrument of ratification or accession. Article 9 the provision of the present Protocol shall extend to all parts of federal States without any limitations or exception. Article 10 the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall inform all States referred to in article 48, paragraph 1, of the Covenant of the following in particular: (a) reservations, communications and notifications under article 2 of the present Protocol; (b) statements made under articles 4 or 5 of the present Protocol; (c) Signature, ratification and accession under article 7 of the present Protocol: (d) the date of the entry into force of the present Protocol under article 8 thereof. Article 11 1. The present Protocol, of which the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited in the archives of the United Nations. 2. The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall transmit certified cop out of the present Protocol to all States referred to in article 48 of the Covenant.     The International Covenant on Civil and political rights, the second Optional Protocol on the abolition of the death penalty and has been adopted by the General Assembly on 15 December 1989 resolution 44/128 Member States this Protocol, believing that the prohibition of the death penalty contributes to human dignity and human rights of reproduction in the advanced development of remembering 10 December 1948 adopted at general human rights declaration article 3 and 16 December 1966, adopted in the International Covenant on Civil and political rights article 6 , atzīmēdam, that the International Covenant on Civil and political rights article 6 refers to the abolition of the death penalty, recommending that the abolition of the death penalty is desirable, convinced that all measures of abolition of the death penalty are to be considered as progress in the implementation of the right to life, willing to take on the obligations of the international abolition of the death penalty, have agreed as follows: article 1 1. Nobody who is subject to the jurisdiction of the Member States of this Protocol , is not punishable by death. 2. Each Member State shall take all necessary measures to abolish the death penalty within its jurisdiction. 2. Article 1 of this Protocol are not permitted, with the exception of clauses ratification or accession submit a reservation, while providing for the application of the death penalty in time of war upon conviction for the most serious crimes of a military nature committed during wartime. 2. the Member State making such a reservation in its instrument of ratification or accession, inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations of the respective national legislative provisions applicable in time of war. 3. A Member State which has made such a reservation, notify the Secretary-General of the United Nations of any beginning or end of a State established in its territory. Article 3 This Protocol by the Member States in their reports, which they submitted to the Human Rights Committee under article 40 of the Covenant, include information on the measures which they have taken for the implementation of this Protocol. Article 4 of the Covenant relating to the Member States, who submitted a notification in accordance with article 41, where a Member State submits that the other Member States do not fulfil their obligations, the Human Rights Committee's competence to receive and evaluate applications spreads to the provisions of this Protocol, unless the Member State concerned at the time of ratification or accession has not done the opposite of natural communication. Article 5 relating to the 16 December 1966, the International Covenant on Civil and political rights the first Optional Protocol to the Member States, the Human Rights Committee's competence to receive and consider submissions from the jurisdiction of the natural persons spreading to the provisions of this Protocol, unless the Member State concerned at the time of ratification or accession has not done the opposite statement. 6. Article 1 the provisions of this Protocol shall apply as additional provisions of the Pact. 2. Without prejudice to the possibility to make reservations in accordance with article 2 of this Protocol, the rights guaranteed by this Protocol article 1, part 1, is not subject to any restrictions in accordance with article 4 of the Covenant. 7. Article 1 of this Protocol may be signed. any State which has signed the Covenant. 2. This Protocol shall be subject to ratification by any State that has ratified the Covenant or acceded to it. Ratification shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. 3. this Protocol shall be open to accession by any State that has ratified the Covenant or acceded to it. 4. accession shall be exercisable, depositing an instrument of accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. 5. The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall notify all States which have signed this Protocol or acceded, on each of the accession or ratification of the document. 8. Article 1 This Protocol shall enter into force three months after the date on which the tenth instrument of ratification or accession has been deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. 2. for each State ratifying or acceding to this Protocol after it is deposited in the tenth instrument of ratification or accession, this Protocol shall enter into force three months after the date on which it has transferred to store their instrument of ratification or accession. Article 9 this Protocol is binding to all parts of federal States without any limitations or exceptions. Article 10 the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall inform all Pact part 1 of article 48 of the said countries as follows: (a) reservations and information) notifications in accordance with article 2 of this Protocol; b) submissions made under this Protocol or article 5 4; (c) signatures, ratifications and) accession in accordance with article 7 of this Protocol; d) this date of entry into force of the Protocol in accordance with its article 8. 11. Article 1 of the Protocol that the text in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited in the archives of the United Nations. 2. The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall transmit certified copies of this Protocol to all States referred to in article 48 of the Covenant.