Amendments To The Law "on The 1972 Convention On Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxic Weapons Development, Production, Storage And Destruction Of Munitions"

Original Language Title: Grozījumi likumā "Par 1972.gada Konvenciju par bakterioloģisko (bioloģisko) un toksisko ieroču izstrādāšanas, ražošanas un uzglabāšanas aizliegšanu un to iznīcināšanu"

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the law "on amendments to the 1972 Convention on Bacteriological (Biological) and toxic weapons development, production and storage to prevent their destruction and" make law "on the 1972 Convention on Bacteriological (Biological) and toxic weapons development, production, storage and destruction of munitions" (Latvian Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 1997, no. 3) follows : 1. Replace the name of the law and in article 1, the word "toxic" with the words "containing toxins. 2. Make article 3 by the following: ' article 3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates the implementation of the Convention. The Convention's obligations in the Convention 1, 3 and 4 within the meaning of article made the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of education and science, the Ministry of health, Ministry of agriculture and other agencies within the limits of its competence. " 3. the law to be put for specified 1972 Convention on Bacteriological (Biological) and toxin weapons containing the development, production and storage to prevent their destruction and Latvian language translation. The Parliament adopted the law in 2013. on 17 January. The President a. Smith in 2013 on 5 February the Convention on Bacteriological (Biological) and toxin weapons containing the development, production and storage and destruction of This prohibition Convention, desiring to act with a view to achieving rapid progress towards general and complete disarmament, including all types of weapons of mass destruction and the reduction of the ban, and that of chemical and bacteriological (Biological) weapons development, production and storage, barring using effective tools will make it possible to achieve general and complete disarmament in a strict and effective international control, acknowledging the Protocol "On the prohibition of the use, in time of war, of choking poisonous and other gases, and bacteriological methods" invaluable, signed on June 17, 1925 in Geneva, and, aware of the contribution of that Protocol, which it has taken and continues to take to reduce the danger of war, reaffirming their confidence in the above principles and objectives of the Protocol and, to convene all countries to comply with its conditions, given that the United Nations General Assembly has repeatedly condemned all actions that are contrary to the 17 June 1925 Geneva Protocol of principles and objectives, desiring to contribute to the objectives of the Statute of the United Nations and in the implementation of the principles, realizing that such dangerous weapons of mass destruction, the reduction of the national arsenālo which configurations are chemical and bacteriological (Biological) agents that is important and not urgent, recognising that agreement on the bacteriological (Biological) and toxin weapons containing the ban reflects the first step toward a possible agreement on chemical weapons development, production and storage, and, determined to continue negotiations to this end, committing to all mankind completely eradicating the possibility to use bakterioloģisko (Biological) agents and toxins as weapons, knowledge that such use is contrary to the sense of humanity and that all possible efforts should be made to minimize possible risks, agreed as follows: article 1 each Member State this Convention undertakes never and under no circumstances to develop, produce, not do not accumulate or otherwise acquire or retain: 1) microbiological or other biological agents, or toxins whatever their origin, nature, method of manufacture or in such quantities that are not intended for preventive, protective or other peaceful purposes, 2) weapons, equipment or means for such reagent or toxins for distribution hostile purposes or in armed conflict. Article 2 of this Convention, each Member State shall undertake to destroy or convert for peaceful purposes all their property, jurisdiction or control of existing agents, toxins, weapons, equipment and means of distribution, as set out in article 1 of this Convention as quickly as possible, but no later than nine months after the entry into force of this Convention. Implementation of the provisions of this article, Member States shall undertake to comply with all security measures to protect the population and the environment. Article 3 each Member State this Convention undertakes not to transfer to any recipient, directly or indirectly, and not in any way assist, encourage or induce not no country, group of countries or international organizations to manufacture or otherwise acquire any of the agents, toxins, weapons, equipment or means of dissemination, it laid down in article 1 of this Convention. Article 4 of this Convention, each Member State shall undertake, in accordance with its constitutional conditions under the Act to prohibit and prevent chemical agents, toxins, weapons, equipment and means of distribution development, production, Stockpiling, acquisition or retention of such territory as defined in article 1 of this Convention in accordance with its legislation and subject to its control. Article 5 of this Convention, Member States shall undertake to consult one another and to cooperate in solving any problems which may arise in connection with this Convention or the implementation of conditions. In accordance with this article, advice and collaboration can occur through appropriate international procedures within the framework of the United Nations and in accordance with its Statute. 6. Article 1 of the Convention) any Member State which finds out that any other Member is working in violation of the provisions of this Convention, may submit a complaint to the United Nations Security Council. Such a complaint should include all possible evidence confirming the veracity of the complaint, as well as a request to the Security Council to consider such complaints. 2) each of these States parties undertake to cooperate in helping to carry out any investigation launched by the Security Council under the United Nations Charter provisions on the basis of complaints received by the Council. The Security Council undertakes to inform the Member States of the Convention of the results of the investigation. Article 7 of this Convention, Each Member State undertakes to provide or support any party to the Convention which so requests in accordance with the UN Charter, if the Security Council decides that such a member has been exposed to the danger of violating the provisions of this Convention. Article 8 nothing in this Convention shall be construed in ways that limit or reduce any Member State commitments under the Geneva on 17 June 1925 Protocol for the choking, poisonous and other gases, and of bacteriological methods of warfare ban. Article 9 each Member State shall approve this Convention effective prohibition of chemical weapons for the purpose and with the intent to commit honest continue negotiations to reach an immediate agreement on the effective means to prohibit the development, production, storage and destruction, as well as on the ways that prohibit the distribution and manufacture of equipment for the production of chemical agents or for use in armored targets. 10. Article 1) this Convention undertake to facilitate, and have the right to take part in equipment, materials and scientific and technological information exchange, to the extent possible, to use bakterioloģisko (Biological) agents and toxins for peaceful purposes. The Convention, which is able to do, individually or together with other States or international organisations shall cooperate in the bacteriological (Biological) sectoral development of future scientific discoveries and use to protect themselves against the disease, as well as other peaceful purposes. 2) this Convention shall be implemented in such a way as to avoid Member States ' bacterial (Biological) sectoral economic or technological development of the peaceful disruptions, including the international exchange of Bacteriological (Biological) agents and toxins, as well as with the bacteriological (Biological) agents and toxins for the production, use, or production equipment for peaceful purposes in accordance with the provisions of the present Convention. Article 11, any Member State may propose additions to this Convention. Each addition accepted in the Member State these additions shall enter into force when accepted by the majority of Member States, and for other Member States on the date on which they have accepted this addition. 12. Article five years after the entry into force of this Convention, the date or earlier if requested by the majority of the Member States of this Convention, the depositary of the Convention be submitted proposals in this regard, Member States of the Convention hold conference in Geneva, Switzerland, to examine the operation of the Convention with a view to ensure that the objectives of the preamble and the provisions of the present Convention, including those concerning chemical weapons negotiations, are implemented. Such reports should also include the news of development of science and technology in the context of this Convention. Article 13

1) this Convention shall remain in force for a limited period of time. 2) for each Member of this Convention while enjoying its national sovereignty, have the right to withdraw from this Convention, if it decides that extraordinary events related to the subject matter of the Convention, threatening the country's primary interests. The State shall notify such withdrawal to the other parties to the Convention three months earlier. Such notification must include information about such exceptional cases, as the country is considered the primary interest of the occurrences. 14. Article 1) this Convention shall be open for signature to all States. Any State which has not signed this Convention before its entry into force in accordance with paragraph 3 of this article may accede to it at any time. 2) this Convention is subject to ratification by those countries that sign it. The instruments of ratification and accession shall be deposited with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Government of the United States that are represented here by the term "depozitārijvalst Convention". 3) this Convention shall enter into force when twenty-two Governments, including the transfer of this Convention depozitārijvalst, instruments of ratification. 4) in relation to the country in which the instruments of ratification or accession are deposited after the entry into force of this Convention the date, this Convention shall enter into force when instruments of ratification or accession is deposited.

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