Rs 0.518.61 Treaty On The Arms Trade On 2 April 2013

Original Language Title: RS 0.518.61 Traité du 2 avril 2013 sur le commerce des armes

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0.518.61 original text concluded in New York on 2 April 2013 arms trade treaty approved by the Federal Assembly on 26 September 2014, Instrument of ratification deposited by the Switzerland January 30, 2015, provisional Application of the art. 6 and 7 by the Switzerland from January 30, 2015 entered into force for the Switzerland on April 30, 2015 (Status January 15, 2016) preamble the States Parties to this Treaty, guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, recalling the art. 26 of the Charter of the United Nations, which seeks to promote the establishment and maintenance of peace and international security, diverting to the arms that the minimum of the human resources and economic in the world, stressing the need to prevent and eliminate the illicit trade in conventional weapons and to prevent their diversion to the illicit market or for final use not allowed , or destined to end unauthorized users, including for the purposes of the commission of terrorist acts, recognizing States to the legitimate interests of political, security, economic and commercial trade of conventional arms, reaffirming the sovereign right of any State to regulate and control conventional weapons exclusively within its territory under its own legal or constitutional knowing that peace and security, development and human rights are the pillars of the United Nations system and the Foundation of the collective security and recognizing that development, peace and security, as well as human rights are interrelated and reinforce each other, recalling the guidelines for international transfers of weapons established by the United Nations Disarmament Commission and adopted by the Assembly in its resolution 46 / 36 H December 6, 1991, taking note of the contribution made by the Programme of action of the United Nations to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms in all its aspects, by the Protocol of May 31, 2001, against the manufacture and illicit trafficking of firearms, their parts, components and ammunition, additional to the United Nations on 15 November 2000 Convention against transnational organized crime , and by the international Instrument to enable States to identify and trace quick and reliable small arms and illicit small arms, recognizing the security, social, economic and humanitarian consequences of the illicit trade and trade unregulated arms, knowing that the vast majority of people affected by armed conflict and armed violence are civilians, and especially women and children Recognizing also the difficulties faced by the victims of armed conflict and the need for adequate care, rehabilitation and reintegration of these victims social and economic, stressing that no provision of this Treaty prohibits a State to maintain or take effective measures to contribute to the realization of the object and purpose of this Treaty aware that trade, the possession and the use of certain conventional weapons, including for the purposes of leisure, cultural, historical or sporting activities, are lawful or legal, therefore this trade, this possession and use are permitted or protected by law, aware also of the role that regional organizations can play in helping the States Parties, if they demand to implement this Treaty, recognizing that civil society, including non-governmental organizations, and industry can contribute actively, on their own initiative, to make known the object and purpose of the Treaty and contribute to its implementation, whereas the regulation of international trade of conventional weapons and the prevention of their diversion should not hinder international cooperation and legal trade of material equipment and technologies for peaceful purposes, stressing that it is desirable to achieve universal adherence to this Treaty, resolved to act in accordance with the following principles: principles - the natural right of individual or collective self-defence, recognized in all States to the art. 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, - the settlement of international disputes by peaceful means, so as not to endanger the peace and international security and justice, in accordance with art. 2 (3) of the Charter of the United Nations,-forbearance, in their international relations, the recourse to the threat or the use of force, either against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations, in accordance with art. 2 (4) of the Charter of the United Nations, - the non-intervention in matters essentially domestic jurisdiction of any State, in accordance with art. 2 (2 (7) 7) of the Charter of the United Nations, - the obligation to respect and ensure respect for international humanitarian law, in accordance, among other things, the 1949 Geneva Conventions, and to respect and enforce human rights, in accordance, among other things, the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of human rights, - the responsibility of each State to regulate , in compliance with its international obligations, international trade of conventional weapons and prevent the diversion and, first and foremost, that to establish and implement a national system of control, - respect for the legitimate interest recognized in any State to acquire conventional weapons to exercise its right to self-defence and to contribute to peace-keeping operations, and produce export, import and transfer conventional weapons, - the need to apply this coherent, objective and non-discriminatory Treaty, agreed to the following: 0.120 0.311.544 0.311.54 RS RS RS RS 0.518.12; 0.518.23; 0.518.42; 0.518.51 art. 1 object and purpose this Treaty has for object the following: - establish the highest possible common standards for the purpose to regulate or to improve the regulation of international trade in conventional arms; - prevent and eliminate the illicit trade in conventional weapons and preventing the diversion of such weapons;

in order to: - contribute to peace, security and stability international and regional; - reduce human suffering; - promote cooperation, transparency and responsible action of the States Parties in the international trade in conventional arms and build trust between these States.

Art. 2 scope of application 1. This Treaty applies to all conventional arms falling into the following categories: a) battle tanks; b) armoured combat vehicles; c) large-caliber artillery systems; d) had to fight; e) attack helicopters; f) warships; g) missiles and missile launchers; h) light weapons and small arms.

2. for the purposes of the present Treaty, international trade activities include export, import, transit, transhipment and brokering, hereinafter referred to as 'transfer '.
3. the present Treaty does not apply to international transport by any State party or on behalf of conventional weapons intended for its use, as long as these weapons remain its property.

Art. 3 ammunition each State party establishes and maintains a national control regime to regulate the export of fired ammunition, launched or issued through the conventional arms covered by the art. 2 (1) of this Treaty and applies the provisions of the art. 6 and 7 before allowing the export of these munitions.

Art. 4 parts and components each State party establishes and maintains a national control regime to regulate the export of parts and components, when the export is done in a form enabling the Assembly of conventional arms covered by the art. 2 (1) and applies the provisions of the art. 6 and 7 before allowing the export of those parts and components.

Art. 5 implementation General 1. Each State party applies the provisions of this Treaty in the light of the principles enunciated in a consistent, objective and non-discriminatory way.
2. each State party establishes and maintains a system of national control, including a national list of control, in order to implement the provisions of this Treaty.
3. each State party is encouraged to implement the provisions of the present Treaty to as wide as possible of conventional weapons. No national definition of one any of the categories referred to in art. (2 (1) (a) g) will not return to descriptions of a more limited scope than those used for the conventional of the Organization of the United Nations arms register upon entry into force of the present Treaty. For what is the category referred to in art. 2 (1) (h), national definitions will not return to descriptions of a more limited scope than those used for the instruments of the Organization of the United Nations when the entry into force of the present Treaty.

4. each State party under its domestic law, communicates its national control list to the secretariat that the door to the attention of other States Parties. States Parties are encouraged to make public their checklist.
5. each State party shall take all measures necessary to implement the provisions of this Treaty and designates the competent national authorities in order to have an effective and transparent national control regime aimed to regulate the transfers of conventional arms covered by the art. 2 (1) and the goods covered by the art. 3 and 4.
6. each State party designate one or more national contact points responsible for exchanging information about the implementation of this Treaty. Each State party provides to the secretariat established pursuant to art. 18, any information concerning his or her national contact points and keeps information up-to-date.

Art. 6 prohibitions 1. A State party shall authorize any transfer of conventional arms covered by art. 2 (1) or property covered by the art. 3 or 4 that would violate its obligations resulting from measures taken by the Organization of the United Nations Security Council acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, in particular the embargoes on arms.
2. a State party shall authorize any transfer of conventional arms covered by the art. 2 (1) or property covered by the art. 3 or 4 that would violate its international obligations arising from the relevant international agreements to which it is party, especially those related to the international transfer or illicit trafficking of conventional arms.
3. a State party shall authorize any transfer of conventional arms covered by the art. 2 (1) or property covered by the art. 3 or 4 if he has knowledge, upon approval, that these weapons or the property could be used to commit genocide, crimes against humanity, violations of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, attacks directed against civilians or property of character civil and protected as such, or other war crimes as defined by international agreements to which it is party.

Art. 7 export and assessment of applications to export 1. If the export is not prohibited by art. 6, each State party exporter, before allowing the export of conventional arms covered by art. 2 (1) or property covered by the art. 3 or 4, falling within its competence and in accordance with its national control system, evaluates, in an objective and non-discriminatory, taking into account any useful items, including information provided by the importing State in application of art. 8 (1), if the export of these weapons or property: has) would help or would undermine peace and security; b) could be used to: i) commit a serious violation of international humanitarian law or to facilitate the commission, ii) commit a violation serious international human rights law or to facilitate the commission, iii) commit a constitutive act of crime under the conventions and protocols relating to terrorism to which the exporting State is a party (, or facilitate the commission, ouiv) a constituent Act of crime under the conventions and international protocols on transnational organized crime to which State is party, or facilitate the commission.

2. the State party exporting is also considering if measures could be taken to mitigate the risks set out in paras. ((a) and (b) by. (1), including confidence building measures or programs developed and jointly arrested by exporting and importing States.
3. If, at the end of this assessment and after reviewing the available risk mitigation measures, the exporting State party considers that there is a major risk of realization of one of the negative consequences to the by. 1, it does not export.
4 in its assessment, the exporting Party shall take account of the risk than conventional weapons referred to in art. 2 (1) or property referred to in art. 3 or 4 could be used to commit serious acts of violence based on sex or serious acts of violence against women and children, or facilitate the commission.
5. each State party exporter takes measures to ensure that all permissions for the export of conventional arms covered by the art. 2 (1) or property covered by the art. 3 or 4 are detailed and issued prior to export.
6 exporter. each State party shall communicate the relevant information on the authorisation in question to the importing State party and States of transit and transhipment making the request, in accordance with its domestic law, its practices or its policies.
7. If, after having granted the authorization, a State exporting Party gets new relevant information, it is encouraged to re-examine its authorization, after consulting the importing State as needed.

Art. 8 import 1. Each importing party takes measures to ensure that useful and relevant information be provided, in accordance with its national law, the exporting State party, upon request, to help him carry out his national assessment of export, in accordance with art. 7. these measures may include disclosure of the end-user or end-use certificates.
2. each State party importing takes measures to regulate, where necessary, imports of conventional arms covered by the art. 2 (1), under its jurisdiction. Such measures may include import plans.
3. each State party importer may, if the country of final destination, request information from the exporting State party regarding any request for permission granted or pending.

Art. 9 transit or transhipment. each State party takes measures to regulate, where necessary and possible, the transit or transhipment, under its jurisdiction and its territory of conventional arms covered by art. 2 (1), in accordance with applicable international law.

Art. Under its law, 10 brokerage each State party taking steps to regulate brokering activities of conventional weapons covered by art. 2 (1) under its jurisdiction. These measures may include requiring brokers registration or obtaining written authorization before the exercise of brokering activities.

Art. 11 hijacking 1. Each State party which participates in the transfer of conventional arms referred to in art. 2 (1) take measures to prevent their diversion.
2. in the case of the transfer of conventional arms referred to in art. 2 (1), the exporting State party is working to prevent the diversion of such weapons through national control regime that it will be established in application of art. 5 (2), assessing the risk of diversion of exported arms and by considering the adoption of risk mitigation measures, such as confidence-building measures or programs developed and arrested by mutual agreement by exporting and importing States. If necessary, other measures of prevention, as the examination of the parties involved in the export, demand documents, certificates or additional insurance, the export ban or other appropriate measures can be adopted.
3. the States Parties of import, transit, transhipment and export cooperate and exchange information, in respect of their right internal, where necessary and possible, to reduce the risk of diversion during the transfer of conventional arms referred to in art. 2 (1).
4. the State party that detects the diversion of conventional arms referred to in art. 2. (1) at the time of their transfer shall take the measures required, insofar as its law permitting and in respect for international law, to put an end to this misuse. These measures may include alert States potentially affected Parties, to inspect the shipments of arms referred to in art. 2 (1) which have been diverted and measures followed by the opening of an investigation and punishment of the offence.
5. in order to improve the understanding and the prevention of the diversion of conventional arms referred to in art. 2. (1) at the time of their transfer, States Parties are encouraged to exchange relevant information on ways to effectively combat the hijackings. These information may include illicit activities, such as corruption, international traffic circuits, illicit brokering, illicit supply sources, methods of concealment and the usual places for shipping, or the destinations used by organized groups involved in the hijackings.
6. States Parties are encouraged to communicate to other States Parties, through the secretariat, the measures they have taken to combat the diversion of conventional arms referred to in art. 2 (1).

Art. 12 conservation of data 1. Each State party shall consult, in accordance with its legislation and national regulations, national registers of authorizations to export or actual exports of conventional weapons referred to in art. 2 (1).

2. each State party is encouraged to keep registers of conventional arms referred to in art. 2 (1) directed in its territory as a final destination or allowed to transit or be transhipped in any territory under its jurisdiction.
3. each State party is encouraged to record in these registers the quantity, the value, the model or type, international transfers permitted of conventional arms covered by art. 2 (1), conventional arms actually transferred, information on the State or the exporting States, the State or the importing States, the State or States of transit or transhipment, and end users, as necessary.
4. the records shall be kept for at least ten years.

Art. 13 reporting 1. Within a period of one year from the entry into force of this Treaty in its respect, each State party addressed to the secretariat, in accordance with art. 22, an initial report on the measures taken to implement the Treaty, including national laws, lists of national control and other regulations and internal administrative measures adopted. Each State party shall report to the secretariat, as appropriate, of any new measures taken to implement this Treaty. The reports are made available and distributed to States Parties by the secretariat.
2. States Parties are encouraged to report to other States Parties, through the secretariat, measures that have proved effective to combat the diversion of conventional arms referred to in art. 2. (1) at the time of their transfer.
3. each State party presents to the secretariat, no later than May 31, an annual report on the previous calendar year on exports and imports of conventional arms covered by art. 2. (1) authorised or carried out. The reports are made available and distributed to States Parties by the secretariat. The report to the secretariat may contain the same information as provided by the State party in the context of other relevant features of the United Nations, including the United Nations Register on conventional arms. Any sensitive commercial information or national security may be excluded from reports.

Art. 14 execution of the Treaty each State party shall adopt measures to enforce the national laws and regulations implementing the provisions of this Treaty.

Art. 15 international cooperation 1. States Parties cooperate, consistent with their respective security interests and their national legislation, for the purposes of the effective implementation of the present Treaty.
2. States Parties are encouraged to facilitate international co-operation, including sharing information on issues of mutual interest concerning the implementation and enforcement of the provisions of the present Treaty according to their national laws and safety interests.
3. States Parties are encouraged to discuss issues of mutual interest and to share information, as necessary, in order to support the implementation of the present Treaty.
4. States Parties are encouraged to cooperate, under their national law, to promote the national implementation of the provisions of this Treaty, including by exchanging information about activities and illicit actors and to prevent and eliminate the diversion of conventional arms referred to in art. 2 (1).
5. States Parties provide, by mutual agreement and in respect of their domestic law, all possible assistance to expedite the investigations, prosecutions and judicial proceedings relating to the violation of national measures adopted in respect of this Treaty.
6. States Parties are encouraged to take measures at the national level, and to cooperate among themselves to prevent the transfer of conventional weapons referred to in art. 2 (1) is subject to corrupt practices.
7. States Parties are encouraged to exchange information and experience on lessons learned regarding any aspect of the present Treaty.

Art. 16 international assistance 1. For the purposes of implementation of this Treaty, each State party may request such legal or legislative assistance, assistance to the strengthening of its institutional capacity, and technical, material or financial assistance. This assistance may include assistance to the management of stocks, to the conduct of the programmes of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, in the development of model laws and effective implementation practices. Each State party, which is in a position to do so, provide such assistance on request.
2. each State party may request, offer or receive assistance, including through the United Nations, international, regional, subregional and national organizations, non-governmental organizations, or on a bilateral basis.
3. a voluntary trust fund is set up by the States Parties to help States Parties requiring international assistance for the implementation of this Treaty. Each State party is encouraged to contribute to the Fund.

Art. 17 conference of States Parties 1. The interim secretariat established pursuant to art. 18 will convene a Conference of States Parties at the latest one year after the entry into force of this Treaty and thereafter according to what will be decided by the Conference of States Parties.
2. the Conference of the States Parties adopted its rules of procedure by consensus at its first session.
3. the Conference of States Parties adopts for its own operation, as well as financial rules governing the funding of any subsidiary bodies that it can implement as well as the financial provisions governing the functioning of the secretariat. At each regular session, it shall adopt a budget for the financial period until the next ordinary session.
4. the Conference of the States Parties: a) to review the implementation of this Treaty, including the developments in the field of conventional arms; b) examines and adopts the recommendations related to the implementation and operation of this Treaty, in particular the promotion of its universality; c) examines the proposed amendments to this Treaty, in accordance with art. (20; d) shall consider any issue about the interpretation of this Treaty; e) consider and decide the tasks and the budget of the secretariat; f) examines the creation of any subsidiary bodies necessary for the improvement of the operation of the Treaty; ETG) performs any other function related to this Treaty.

5. the Conference of States Parties held extraordinary meetings if it deems it necessary, or at the written request of any State party insofar as it is supported by at least two-thirds of the States Parties.

Art. 18 secretariat 1. This Treaty establishes a secretariat to assist States Parties in the implementation of the present Treaty. In the meantime the first meeting of the Conference of States Parties, the administrative functions of this Treaty will be entrusted to a provisional secretariat.
2. the secretariat has adequate staffing. Its members have the necessary skills to enable it to exercise effectively the functions listed in the by. 3 3. The secretariat is responsible to the States Parties. With limited resources, the secretariat exercises the following functions: a) to receive, make available and distribute the reports prescribed by the present Treaty; b) keep up-to-date and available to States Parties a list of national contacts points; c) help to bring supply and demand for assistance for the implementation of the Treaty and promote international cooperation according to the requests; d) to facilitate the work of the Conference of States Parties including the provisions and in providing the necessary services to meetings held under this Treaty; summer) carry out any other task decided by the Conference of States Parties.

Art. 19 settlement of disputes 1. The States Parties shall consult and cooperate, by mutual agreement, for the settlement of any dispute that may arise between them as to the interpretation or application of the present Treaty, including through negotiation, mediation, conciliation, the rules of judicial or other peaceful means.
2. States Parties may choose, of a common agreement, resort to arbitration to settle any dispute between them about issues related to the interpretation or application of the present Treaty.

Art. 20 amendments 1. Six years after the entry into force of the present Treaty, any State party may propose amendments. At the expiration of this period, the proposed amendments can only be reviewed every three years by the Conference of States Parties.

2. any proposed amendment to this Treaty is made in writing to the secretariat, which broadcasts it to all States Parties, at least one hundred eighty days before the next meeting of the Conference of States Parties to which the amendments may be considered according to the by. 1. the amendment is considered at the next Conference of States Parties to which the amendments may be considered according to the by. 1 if, by one hundred twenty days after the distribution of the text by the secretariat, the majority of the States Parties informed the secretariat that they favour the proposal.
3. the States Parties do their utmost to reach a consensus on each amendment. If there is no agreement despite the efforts made, the amendment is, ultimately, adopted by a majority vote of three-quarters of the States Parties present and voting at the Conference of States Parties. For the purposes of this article, the States Parties present and voting are those who are present and voting for or against. The depositary shall communicate to States Parties any amendment thus adopted.
4. any amendment adopted in accordance with the by. 3 enter into force for each State party which has deposited an instrument of acceptance of that amendment 90 days after the majority of the States which were Parties to the Treaty at the time of adoption of the amendment have deposited their instruments with the depositary. Subsequently, it will enter into force for any other State Party ninety days after the deposit of the instrument of acceptance of the amendment.

Art. 21 signature, ratification, acceptance, approval or accession 1. This Treaty is open for signature by all States at the headquarters of the Organization of the United Nations, in New York, as of June 3, 2013 and until its entry into force.
2. the present Treaty is subject to ratification, acceptance or approval of each signatory State.
3. once entered into force, this Treaty will be open for accession by all States not signatories.
4. the instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession are deposited with the depositary.

Art. 22 entry into force 1. This Treaty shall enter into force ninety days after the date of the deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval with the depositary.
2 with respect to each State which deposits its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession after the entry into force of the present Treaty, it enters into force ninety days after the date of deposit by that State of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

Art. 23 provisional application any State may, at the time of signature or of the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, declare that it will apply the art. 6 and art. 7 on a provisional basis pending the entry into force of this Treaty in its respect.

Art. 24 duration and denunciation 1. This Treaty has unlimited duration.
2. each State party has the right, in the exercise of its national sovereignty, to denounce this Treaty. He gives notification to the depositary, which address notification to all other States Parties. The notification may include a statement of the grounds for the denunciation and takes effect 90 days after receipt by the depositary, unless a later date is indicated.
3. the denunciation does not release the bonds, including financial, implemented state dependants by the present Treaty as long as he was a party.

Art. 25 reserves 1. Each State may, at the time of its signature, ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, make reservations which are not incompatible with the object and purpose of this Treaty.
2. the State party may withdraw his reservation at any time by notification to the depositary.

Art. 26 reports with other international instruments 1. The application of the present Treaty is without prejudice to the obligations of States Parties under current or future international agreements, to which they are parties, as long as these obligations are in line with the present Treaty.
2. the present Treaty may be invoked to deprive of effect the defence cooperation agreements concluded between States Parties to this Treaty.

Art. 27 depositary the Secretary-General of the United Nations is the depositary of this Treaty.

Art. 28 texts being authentic the original of this Treaty, of which the English, Arabic, Chinese, English, french and Russian texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the Organization of the United Nations.
Done at New York on two April two thousand thirteen.
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Scope 15 January 2016 States parties Ratification entry into force South Africa 22 December 2014 December 24, 2014 Albania 19 March 2014 December 24, 2014 Germany April 2, 2014 24 December 2014 Antigua - and - Barbuda August 12, 2013 December 24, 2014 Argentina 25 September 2014 December 24, 2014 Australia June 3, 2014 December 24, 2014 Austria June 3, 2014 December 24, 2014 Bahamas September 25, 2014 December 24, 2014 Barbados 20 may 2015 18 August 2015 Belgium * June 3

2014 December 24, 2014 Belize March 19, 2015 17 June 2015 Bosnia and Herzegovina September 25, 2014 December 24, 2014 Bulgaria April 2, 2014 December 24, 2014 Burkina Faso 3 June 2014 December 24, 2014 Costa Rica September 25, 2013 December 24, 2014 Ivory Coast 26 February 2015 may 27, 2015 Croatia April 2, 2014 December 24, 2014 Denmark April 2, 2014 24 December 2014 Dominique May 21, 2015 19 August 2015 El El Salvador April 2, 2014 December 24, 2014

Spain April 2, 2014 December 24, 2014 Estonia April 2, 2014 December 24, 2014 Finland April 2, 2014 April 2, 2014 France April 2, 2014 December 24, 2014 Ghana December 22, 2015 March 21, 2016 Granada October 21, 2013 December 24, 2014 Guinea October 21, 2014 December 24, 2014 Guyana July 4, 2013 December 24, 2014 Hungary April 2, 2014 December 24, 2014 Ireland April 2, 2014 December 24, 2014 Iceland July 2, 2013 December 24, 2014 Italy April 2

2014 December 24, 2014 Jamaica 3 June 2014 December 24, 2014 Japan may 9, 2014 December 24, 2014 Latvia April 2, 2014 December 24, 2014 Liberia April 21, 2015 20 July 2015 Liechtenstein * December 16, 2014 December 24, 2014 Lithuania 18 December 2014 December 24, 2014 Luxembourg 3 June 2014 December 24, 2014 Macedonia 6 March 2014 December 24, 2014 Mali December 3, 2013 December 24, 2014 Malta April 2, 2014 24 December 2014 Maurice July 23, 2015 21 October

2015 Mauritania September 23, 2015 December 22, 2015 Mexico September 25, 2013 December 24, 2014 Moldova September 28, 2015 27 December 2015 Montenegro 18 August 2014 December 24, 2014 Niger 24 July 2015 October 22, 2015 Nigeria August 12, 2013 December 24, 2014 Norway February 12, 2014 24 December 2014 New Zealand * 2 September 2014 December 24, 2014 Panama 11 February 2014 December 24, 2014 Paraguay 9 April 2015 8 July 2015 Netherlands 18 December 2014 December 14, 2014 Caribbean part) Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) 18 December 2014 December 24, 2014 Poland 17 December 2014 December 24, 2014 Portugal September 25, 2014 24 December 2014 Romania April 2, 2014 December 24, 2014 United Kingdom April 2, 2014 December 24, 2014 Central African Republic October 7, 2015 has 5 January 2016 Dominican Republic 7 August 2014 December 24, 2014 Czech Republic September 25, 2014 December 24, 2014 Saint - Kitts - and - Nevis December 15, 2014 December 24, 2014 San - Marino July 29, 2015 Saint - Vincent and the Grenadines 27 October 2015

3 June 2014 24 December 2014 Sainte - Lucie September 25, 2014 December 24, 2014 Samoa 3 June 2014 December 24, 2014 Serbia 5 December 2014 December 24, 2014 Seychelles 2 November 2015 January 31, 2016 Sierra Leone 12 August 2014 December 24, 2014 Slovakia April 2, 2014 December 24, 2014 Slovenia April 2, 2014 December 24, 2014 Sweden June 16, 2014 24 December 2014 Switzerland * January 30, 2015 April 30, 2015 South Africa September 25, 2014 December 24, 2014 Chad March 25

2015 23 June 2015 Togo 8 October 2015 6 January 2016 Trinidad and Tobago September 25, 2013 December 24, 2014 Tuvalu 4 September 2015 3 December 2015 Uruguay September 25, 2014 24 December 2014 * reservations and declarations. Reservations and declarations are not published to the RO, except those in the Switzerland. Texts in french and English can be found at the United Nations Internet site address: http://treaties.un.org/ or obtained in the Direction of public international law (FDFA), the international treaties Section, 3003 Bern.



The Treaty does not apply to the Tokelau.

Statements of the Switzerland January 30, 2015, the Switzerland deposited with the Secretary-General of the Organization of the United Nations the following statements: statement on art. 23 according to art. 23, the Switzerland declares that it will apply the art. 6 and 7 on a provisional basis pending the entry into force of this Treaty for the Switzerland.
Statement on art. 2, by. 2

According to the interpretation of the Switzerland, the terms 'Export', 'import', 'transit', "transshipment" and "brokerage" in art. 2, by. 2, include, in the light of the object and purpose of this Treaty and following the direction usually attributed to them, the transactions monetary or non monetary, such as donations, loans and rentals. As a result, these activities fall under the scope of the Treaty.
Statement on art. 6, by. 3. According to the interpretation of the Switzerland, the expression "violations of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, attacks directed against civilians or property of character civil and protected as such, or other war crimes as defined by international agreements to which it is a party" to the art. 6, by. 3, covers acts committed in the context of international and non-international armed conflicts, and includes, serious violations of art. 3 common to the Geneva Conventions of 1949, as well as, for the States parties to the relevant agreements, such war crimes as described in the 1907 Hague IV Convention and its regulations, the additional protocols of 1977 to the Geneva Conventions and the Rome Statute of the ICC International 1998.
Statement on art. 6, by. 3 according to the interpretation of the Switzerland, the term 'knowledge' in art. 6, by. 3, involves, in the light of the object and purpose of this Treaty, and according to the ordinary meaning audit term, as the State party concerned will not allow the transfer if it has reliable information giving substantial reasons to believe that weapons or property could be used to commit the crimes listed.
Statement on art. 7, by. 3. According to the interpretation of the Switzerland, the term "major risk" to the art. 7, by. 3, includes, in the light of the object and purpose of this Treaty and according to the ordinary meaning to be attributed, in this Treaty, in all the language versions of that phrase being equally authentic, an obligation for the State party concerned not to allow the export when he believes that one of the negative consequences to the by. 1 this article is more likely to happen than not happen, even if he examined the effect expected mitigation measures risks.
Statement on art. 26, by. 2 according to the interpretation of the Switzerland, art. 26, by. 2, is intended to ensure that this Treaty cannot be invoked in litigation under private law to declare invalid the agreements existing or future cooperation on defence concluded between States parties and, therefore, this Treaty continues to apply to any State party, regardless of the obligations imposed under a defence cooperation agreement , in accordance with the Vienna Convention of 1969 on the law of treaties.

2015 595 RO; FF 2014 1485 423 2016, 2015 593 2015 595 1291 2733 RO RO. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).
RS 0.515.112 RS 0.518.521; 0.518.522; 0.518.523 RS 0.312.1 RS 0.111 State January 15, 2016

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