Rs 0.353.21 International Convention Of 15 December 1997 For The Suppression Of The Terrorist Bomb Attacks

Original Language Title: RS 0.353.21 Convention internationale du 15 décembre 1997 pour la répression des attentats terroristes à l’explosif

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0.353.21 original text International Convention for the Suppression of terrorist with explosives concluded at New York on 15 December 1997 approved by the Federal Assembly on 12 March 2003, Instrument of ratification deposited by the Switzerland on 23 September 2003 entry into force for Switzerland on 23 October 2003 (State April 23, 2013) States parties to this Convention , having in mind the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations regarding the maintenance of peace and security international and the development of good-neighbourly relations, friendship and cooperation between States, deeply concerned by the multiplication, in the world, of acts of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, recalling the statement by the fiftieth anniversary of the Organization of the United Nations , dated October 24, 1995, recalling also the Declaration on measures to eliminate international terrorism annexed to resolution 49/60, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted on 9 December 1994, in which the "States members of the Organization of the United Nations solemnly reaffirm their unequivocal condemnation, as criminal and unjustifiable, all acts, methods and practices of terrorist wherever they occur and whatever the authors, including those which jeopardize the friendly relations among States and peoples and threaten the territorial integrity and security of States", noting that the Declaration also invited States" to examine emergency the scope of international legal provisions in force concerning the prevention, repression and elimination of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations ". in order to ensure that there is a general legal framework covering all aspects of the question", recalling the resolution 51/210 of 17 December 1996 and the Declaration supplementing the statement of 1994 on measures to eliminate international terrorism are annexed, also noting that terrorist attacks by means of explosives or other deadly devices are more and more currents also noting that instruments legal multilateral existing do not deal adequately with this type of attack, convinced of the urgent need to develop international cooperation among States for the development and adoption of effective measures to prevent this type of terrorist acts and to prosecute and punish the perpetrators, considering that these attacks are a matter of grave concern for the international community whole Noting that the activities of the armed forces of States are governed by rules of international law which lie outside the framework of the Convention and that the exclusion of certain acts from the scope of the Convention doesn't excuse or doesn't make lawful acts by illegal elsewhere and does nor prevent the exercise of prosecutions under the empire of other laws, have agreed to the following : Art. 1 for the purposes of this Convention: 1. "State or Government facility" means any equipment or means of transport of permanent or temporary nature that is used or occupied by representatives of a State, members of Government, Parliament or the judiciary, officers or employees of a State or any other authority or public entity , or by agents or employees of an intergovernmental organization, as part of their official duties.
2. "infrastructure" means all equipment, public or private, providing services of public utility, such as water supply, the evacuation of sewage, energy, fuel or communications.
3. "Explosive device or other lethal device" means: a) of any weapon or any explosive or incendiary device that is designed to cause death, serious injury or extensive damage to property, or who has the ability; forgotten the source) of any weapon or any device that is designed to cause death, serious injury or extensive damage to property, or who has the ability, by the issuance, dissemination or impact of toxic chemicals, of biological agents, toxins or similar radiation or radioactive substances.

4. "forces armed forces of a State" means that a State organizes, leads and forces team in accordance with its domestic law essentially for the purpose of national defence or national security, as well as those who act in support of such armed forces and placed officially under their command, their authority and responsibility.
5. "public place" means parts of any building, land, public roads, water courses, and other location that are accessible or open to the public, on a continuous, periodic or occasional basis, and includes any place to use commercial, cultural, historical, educational, religious, official, playful, recreational or other that is so accessible or open to the public.
6. "public transportation system" means all equipment, vehicles and means, public or private, which are used for transportation of persons or goods available to the public.

Art. 2-1. An offence within the meaning of this Convention any person who unlawfully and intentionally delivers, poses, or explode or detonate an explosive device or other lethal device in or against a public place, government facility or other public facility, a public transportation system or an infrastructure: has) in the intent to cause death or serious personal injury; or (b) with the intent to cause massive destruction of this place, this installation, this system or infrastructure, when this destruction lead or may lead to considerable economic losses.

2 is also an offence anyone who attempts to commit an offence within the meaning of the by. 1 of the present article.
3. is also an offence anyone who: has) travels an accomplice to an offence within the meaning of by. 1 or 2 of this article; or (b) organizes the commission of an offence within the meaning of by. 1 or 2 of the present article or instructs others to commit; OUC) contributes in any other way to the commission of one or more of the offences to the by. 1 or 2 of the present article by a group of persons acting in concert; his contribution must be deliberate and made either to facilitate the general criminal activity of the group or use the goals, in full knowledge of the intention of the group to commit the offence or offences concerned.

Art. 3. the present Convention shall not apply where the offence is committed within a single State, the alleged offender and the victims of the offence are nationals of that State, that the alleged perpetrator of the offence is located on the territory of that State and no other State has reason, by the by. 1 or by. 2 of art. 6 of the Convention, to establish its understanding that the provisions of the art. 10 to 15, as appropriate, apply in such cases.

Art. (4 each State party takes measures that may be necessary for: a) qualify a crime under his right internal violations referred to in art. 2 of the present Convention; b) suppress such offences by sentences taking duly into account their seriousness.

Art. 5. each State party shall adopt measures that may be required, including, if appropriate, domestic legislation, to ensure that criminal acts under the present Convention, in particular those which are designed or calculated to cause terror in the population, a group of people or individuals cannot under any circumstances be justified by considerations of nature policy philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or other similar reasons, and whether they are liable to punishment commensurate with their gravity.

Art. 6-1. Each State party shall adopt measures that may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction with regard to the offences referred to in art. 2 when: a) the offence was committed in its territory; or (b) the offence has been committed on board a vessel flying its flag or aircraft registered under its law at the time when the offence was committed; OUC) the offence is committed by one of its nationals.

(2. each State party may also establish its jurisdiction over such offences when: a) the offence is committed against one of its nationals; or (b) the offence is committed against a public State situated outside its territory, including an Embassy or diplomatic premises or facility consular of that State; OUC) the offence is committed by a stateless person who has his habitual residence in its territory; Oud) the offence is committed with aims to compel that State to do something any or to abstain. Yes) the offence is committed on board an aircraft operated by the Government of that State.


3. in the ratification, acceptance or approval of this Convention or accession to it, each State party informed the Secretary-General of the Organization of the United Nations of the jurisdiction it has established under its law internal according to the by. 2 of the present article. In case of modification, the State party concerned immediately informs the Secretary general.
4. each State party also adopted measures that may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction with regard to the offences referred to in art. 2 in cases where the alleged perpetrator of the offence is located on its territory and where it did not extradite to one any of the States parties which have established their jurisdiction in accordance with the by. 1 and 2 of this article.
5. the present Convention excludes the exercise of any criminal jurisdiction established by a State party in accordance with its domestic law.

Art. 7-1. When he is informed that the author or the alleged perpetrator of an offence referred to in art. 2 could be on its territory, the State party concerned takes measures that may be necessary under its domestic law to investigate the facts brought to its attention.
2. If it considers that circumstances warrant, the State party on whose territory is the author or the alleged perpetrator of the offence takes the appropriate measures under its domestic law to ensure that person's presence for the purpose of prosecution or extradition.
3. any person in respect of which the measures are taken to the by. 2 of the present article is entitled: a) to communicate without delay with the nearest qualified State representative whose nationality or who is otherwise entitled to protect the rights of that person or, in the case of a person stateless, the State on whose territory it has its habitual residence; b) to be visited by a representative of that State; c) to be informed of the rights under the al. a and b.

4. the rights referred to the by. 3 of this section are under the laws and regulations of the State is on the territory of which the author or the alleged perpetrator of the offence, it being understood however that these laws and regulations must enable the full realization of the purposes for which the rights are granted under the by. 3 5. The provisions of by. 3 and 4 of this article are without prejudice to the right of any State party having established jurisdiction in accordance with para. c of the by. 1 or to the al. c of the by. 2 of art. 6 to invite the international Committee of the Red Cross to communicate with the alleged perpetrator of the offence and his visit.
6. when a State party has placed a person in detention in accordance with the provisions of this section, he shall immediately notify of this detention, as well as circumstances which justify, directly or through the Secretary-General of the Organization of the United Nations, the States parties which have established their jurisdiction in accordance with the by. 1 and 2 of art. 6 and, if it deems appropriate, all other States parties concerned. the State conducting the investigation referred to the by. 1 of the present article to quickly communicate findings such States parties and indicates whether it intends to exercise jurisdiction.

Art. 8-1. In cases where the provisions of art. 6 are applicable, the State party is on the territory of which the alleged perpetrator of the offence shall, if it not, extradites him to submit the case, without undue delay and without exception, that the offence was committed in its territory, to its competent authorities for the exercise of criminal action according to a procedure pursuant to the legislation of that State. These authorities make their decision in the same conditions as for any other offence of a serious nature under the law of that State.
2 whenever, under its domestic law, a State party is allowed to extradite or to one of its nationals only on condition that the person concerned will be issued to serve the sentence that was imposed at the end of the trial or proceedings for which the extradition or delivery had been requested, and this State and the State seeking extradition to accept this formula and the other conditions that they may judge appropriate , extradition or conditional release is enough to provide the requested State party of the obligation provided in the by. 1 of the present article.

Art. 9-1. The offences provided for in art. 2 are considered extradition cases in any extradition treaty concluded between States parties before the entry into force of the Convention. States parties undertake to consider such offences as extradition cases in all treaty for extradition to be subsequently concluded between them.
2. when a State party which makes extradition to the existence of a treaty receives a request for extradition by another State party with which it is not bound by an extradition treaty, the requested State party has the latitude to consider this Convention as the legal basis for extradition with respect to the offences provided for in art. 2. extradition is subject to the other conditions provided by the law of the requested State.
3. States parties which shall not make extradition to the existence of a treaty recognize the offences provided for in art. 2 as cases for extradition between them under the conditions provided for by the legislation of the requested State.
4. the offences provided for in art. 2, if any, are for the purpose of extradition between States parties as having been committed not only in the territory of the States having established jurisdiction place according to the by. 1 and 2 of art. 6 5. The provisions of all treaties or extradition agreements concluded between States parties relating to the offences referred to in art. 2 are deemed be changed between States parties insofar as they are inconsistent with this Convention.

Art. 10-1. States parties agree mutual legal assistance the widest possible for any inquiry or criminal or extradition proceedings relating to the offences referred to in art. 2, including the obtaining of the evidence available to them and are necessary for the purposes of the procedure.
2. States parties met the obligations which they are responsible by virtue of the by. 1 of this article in conformity with any treaty or agreement on mutual judicial assistance that may exist between them. In the absence of such a treaty or agreement, States parties agree that mutual assistance in accordance with their domestic legislation.

Art. 11 for the purposes of extradition or mutual legal assistance among States parties, any of the offences referred to in art. 2 is regarded as a political offence, as an offence related to a political offence or as an offence inspired by political motives. Accordingly, a request for extradition or mutual legal assistance based on such an offence may not be refused for the only reason that it concerns a political offence, an offence related to a political offence or an offence inspired by political motives.

Art. 12. no provision of this Convention may be interpreted as implying an obligation of extradition or mutual legal assistance if the requested State party has substantial grounds for believing that the request for extradition for the offences referred to in art. 2 the request for assistance concerning such offences was presented for the purpose of prosecuting or punishing a person for considerations of race, of religion, nationality, ethnic origin or political opinions, or that that request would be detrimental to the situation of that person for one any of these considerations.

Art. 13-1. Any person detained or is serving a sentence in the territory of one State party whose presence in another State party is required to provide testimony or identification or to assist in the establishment of the facts within the framework of the investigation or of proceedings under this Convention may be transferred if the following conditions are met (: a) the person freely gives informed consent; ETB) the competent authorities of the two States concerned agree, subject to the conditions that they may judge appropriate.

((2 for the purpose of this article: a) the State to which the person is transferred has the power and the obligation to keep the person in custody, unless request or otherwise permitted on the part of the State from which the person was transferred; b) the State to which the transfer is made shall without delay of the obligation to return the person to the custody of the State from which the transfer was made (, in accordance with what has been agreed in advance or that the competent authorities of both States have decided otherwise; c) the State to which the person is transferred cannot require the State from which the transfer is made that he committed extradition proceedings concerning the person; d) account shall be taken of the period that the person has spent in detention in the State to which he was transferred for the purpose of the count of the sentence being served in the State from which he was transferred.


3. unless the State party from which a person is to being transferred, in accordance with the provisions of this section, does not give its agreement, the person, what whatever nationality, can not be continued or owned or subject to other restrictions on his freedom of movement on the territory of the State to which it is transferred at the rate of acts or convictions prior to his departure from the territory of the State from which he or she was transferred.

Art. 14. any person placed in detention or against which any other measure is taken or proceedings are taken under the present Convention is guaranteed fair treatment and all rights and guarantees in conformity with the legislation of the State on whose territory it is located and the applicable provisions of international law, including those relating to human rights.

Art. 15. States parties cooperate in the prevention of the offences provided for in art. 2, in particular: a) by taking all possible measures, including, if necessary, adapting their domestic legislation, to prevent or thwart the preparation in their respective territories, offences to be committed inside or outside their territories, including measures to prohibit on their territories illegal of individuals, groups and organizations that encourage foment, organize, knowingly finance or commit the offences referred to in art. 2, b) by exchanging accurate and verified information in accordance with the provisions of their domestic law and coordinating administrative and other measures taken as appropriate to prevent the Commission of the offences referred to in art. 2; c) where appropriate, through research and development regarding methods of detection of explosives and other dangerous substances that may cause the death or cause personal injury, consultations on the establishment of standards for marking explosives in order to identify the origin during investigations following explosions at exchanging information on preventive measures cooperation and the transfer of technology, equipment and related resources.

Art. 16. the State party in which a criminal action was initiated against the alleged perpetrator of the offence pass, under the conditions provided for by its internal law or applicable procedures, the final result to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall inform the other States parties.

Art. 17. States parties met the obligations arising from this agreement in accordance with the principles of sovereign equality and territorial integrity of States, as well as that of non-interference in the internal affairs of other States.

Art. 18. nothing in this Convention entitles a State party to exercise jurisdiction or functions which are exclusively reserved for the authorities of that other State party by its domestic law on the territory of another State party.

Art. 19-1. No provision of this Convention modifies the other rights, obligations and responsibilities arising for States and individuals of the right international, in particular the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and international humanitarian law.
2. the activities of the armed forces in times of armed conflict, within the meaning given to those terms by international humanitarian law, which are governed by this law are not governed by this Convention, and the activities carried out by the armed forces of a State in the exercise of their official duties, as they are governed by other rules of international law are not governed by this Convention.

Art. 20-1. Any dispute between States parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention which cannot be settled through negotiation within a reasonable time is subject to arbitration at the request of one of those States. If, within six months following the date of the request for arbitration, the parties are unable to agree on the Organization of the arbitration, one any of them can submit the dispute to the International Court of Justice, by filing a request in accordance with the Statute of the Court.
2 any State may, at the time where he signs, ratifies, accepts or approves this Convention or adhere, declare that he not consider itself bound by the provisions of the by. 1 of the present article. Other States parties are not bound by these provisions to any State party which has made such a reservation.
3. any State which has made a reservation in accordance with the provisions of the by. 2 of the present article may, at any time, lift this reservation by notification to the Secretary-General of the Organization of the United Nations.

Art. 21-1. This Convention is open to signature by all States from January 12, 1998 to December 31, 1999, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
2. the present Convention will be ratified, accepted or approved. The instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
3. this Convention is open to accession by any State. The instruments of accession shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Art. 22 1. This agreement will take effect on the thirtieth day following the date of deposit with the Secretary-General of the United Nations of the twenty-second instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.
2. for each of the States which ratify, accept or approve the Convention or there will join after the deposit of the twenty-second instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, the Convention will take effect on the thirtieth day after the deposit by that State of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

Art. 23 1. Any State party may denounce the present Convention by means of a written notification to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
2. the denunciation shall take effect one year after the date on which the notification is received by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Art. 24 scope April 23, 2013, the original of this Convention, of which the English, Arabic, Chinese, English, french and Russian texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, which will hold certified copy to all States.
In faith whereof, the undersigned, duly authorized to that effect by their respective Governments, have signed this Convention, which was opened for signature at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, January 12, 1998.
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Scope April 23, 2013 States parties Ratification, accession (A) entry into Afghanistan, September 24, 2003 has 24 October 2003 South Africa may 1, 2003 May 31, 2003 Albania 22 January 2002 has February 21, 2002 Algeria November 8, 2001 December 8, 2001 Germany April 23, 2003 May 23, 2003 Andorra September 23, 2004 October 23, 2004 Antigua - and - Barbuda September 24, 2009 to October 24, 2009 Saudi Arabia October 31, 2007 November 30, 2007 Argentina 25 September 2003 October 25, 2003 Armenia March 16, 2004 to April 15, 2004 Australia 9 August 2002 to September 8, 2002 Austria September 6, 2000 23 May 2001 Azerbaijan April 2, 2001 May 23, 2001 Bahamas 5 May 2008 was June 4, 2008 Bahrain 21 September 2004 October 21, 2004 Bangladesh may 20, 2005 June 19, 2005 Barbados 18 September 2002 was October 18, 2002 Belarus 1 October 2001 October 31, 2001 Belgium 20 May 2005 19 June 2005 Belize 14 November 2001 was December 14, 2001 Benin July 31, 2003 was August 30, 2003 Bolivia 22 January 2002 February 21, 2002 Bosnia and Herzegovina August 11, 2003 September 10, 2003 Botswana 8 September 2000 has 23 May 2001 Brazil August 23, 2002 September 22, 2002 Brunei 14 March 2002 April 13, 2002 Bulgaria February 12, 2002 March 14, 2002 Burkina Faso 1 October 2003 has 31 October 2003 Cambodia July 31, 2006 August 30, 2006 Cameroon 21 March 2005 at 20 April 2005 Canada April 3, 2002 may 3, 2002 Cap - green 10 May 2002 has 9 June 2002 Chile November 10, 2001 December 10, 2001 China 13 November 2001 A December 13, 2001 Hong Kong November 13, 2001 13 December 2001 Macao November 13, 2001 13 December 2001 Cyprus 24 January 2001 May 23, 2001 Colombia 14 September 2004 has October 14, 2004 Comoros September 25, 2003 October 25, 2003

Congo (Kinshasa) June 27, 2008 to July 27, 2008 Korea (South) February 17, 2004 March 18, 2004 Costa Rica 20 September 2001 October 20, 2001 Ivory Coast 13 March 2002 April 12, 2002 Croatia 2 June 2005 has July 2, 2005 Cuba 15 November 2001 to December 15, 2001 Denmark 31 August 2001 September 30, 2001 Djibouti June 1, 2004 was 1 July 2004 Dominique 24 September 2004 has October 24, 2004 Egypt 9 August 2005 8 September 2005 El El Salvador may 15, 2003 June 14, 2003 UAE United 23 September 2005 has 23 October 2005 Spain April 30, 1999 May 23, 2001 Estonia April 10, 2002 May 10, 2002 United States June 26, 2002


July 26, 2002 Ethiopia 16 April 2003 May 16, 2003 Fiji 15 May 2008 has 14 June 2008 Finland 28 May 2002 June 27, 2002 August 19, 1999 France 23 May 2001 Gabon 10 March 2005 April 9, 2005 Georgia February 18, 2004 has 19 March 2004 Ghana 6 September 2002 to October 6, 2002 Greece may 27, 2003 June 26, 2003 Granada 13 December 2001 January 12, 2002 Guatemala February 12, 2002 has March 14, 2002

Guinea September 7, 2000 May 23, 2001 Equatorial Guinea 7 February 2003 has March 9, 2003 Guinea - Bissau 6 August 2008 has 5 September 2008 Guyana 12 September 2007 October 12, 2007 Honduras 25 March 2003 April 24, 2003 Hungary November 13, 2001 13 December 2001 Marshall Islands 27 January 2003 has 26 February 2003 India 22 September 1999 23 May 2001 29 June 2006 Indonesia has 29 July 2006 Ireland 30 June 2005 July 30, 2005 Iceland

April 15, 2002 May 15, 2002 Israel February 10, 2003 March 12, 2003 Italy 16 April 2003 May 16, 2003 Jamaica 9 August 2005 has 8 September 2005 Japan November 16, 2001 December 16, 2001 Kazakhstan November 6, 2002 December 6, 2002 Kenya November 16, 2001 has 16 December 2001 Kyrgyzstan 1 May 2001 has 31 May 2001 Kiribati September 15, 2005 to October 15, 2005 Kuwait 19 April 2004 May 19, 2004 Laos August 22, 2002 has

September 21, 2002 Lesotho, on November 12, 2001 December 12, 2001 Latvia 25 November 2002 was 25 December 2002 Liberia 5 March 2003 April 4, 2003 Libya 22 September 2000 May 23, 2001 Liechtenstein 26 November 2002 has 26 December 2002 Lithuania 17 March 2004 April 16, 2004 Luxembourg 6 February 2004 7 March 2004 Macedonia 30 August 2004 September 29, 2004 Madagascar 24 September 2003 October 24, 2003 Malaysia 24 September 2003 has 24 October 2003 Malawi

August 11, 2003 September 10, 2003 Maldives 7 September 2000 has 23 May 2001 Mali 28 March 2002 to 27 April 2002 Malta 11 November 2001 11 December 2001 Morocco 9 May 2007 was June 8, 2007 Maurice January 24, 2003 23 February 2003 Mauritania April 30, 2003 was May 30, 2003 Mexico 20 January 2003 February 19, 2003 Micronesia A September 23, 2002 October 23, 2002 Moldova 10 October 2002 was 9 November 2002 Monaco

September 6, 2001 6 October 2001 Mongolia 7 September 2000 has 23 May 2001 Montenegro 23 October 2006 S 3 June 2006 Mozambique 14 January 2003 to February 13, 2003 Myanmar 12 November 2001 December 12, 2001 Nauru August 2, 2005 September 1, 2005 Nicaragua 17 January 2003 has 16 February 2003 Niger 26 October 2004 November 25, 2004 Niue June 22, 2009 has 22 July 2009 Norway September 20, 1999 May 23, 2001 New Zealand 4 November

2002 December 4, 2002 Uganda November 5, 2003 December 5, 2003 Uzbekistan November 30, 1998 May 23, 2001 Pakistan August 13, 2002 has 12 September 2002 Palau 14 November 2001 December 14, 2001 Panama March 5, 1999 to May 23, 2001 Papua New Guinea 30 September 2003 October 30, 2003 Paraguay September 22, 2004 has October 22, 2004 Netherlands 7 February 2002 9 March 2003 Aruba 8 February 2005 February 8, 2005 Curaçao * March 22, 2010 March 22, 2010 part Caribbean (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) * 22 March 2010 March 22, 2010 Sint Maarten * 22 March 2010 March 22, 2010 Peru 10 November 2001 was December 10, 2001 Philippines January 7, 2004 February 6, 2004 Poland February 3, 2004 March 4, 2004 Portugal November 10, 2001 December 10, 2001 Qatar * June 27, 2008 27 July 2008 Central African Republic February 19, 2008 has March 20, 2008 Dominican Republic 21 October 2008 was 20 November 2008 Czech Republic September 6, 2000

May 23, 2001 Romania July 29, 2004 August 28, 2004 United Kingdom March 7, 2001 May 23, 2001 Isle of Man 1 June 2012 July 1, 2012 Jersey April 16, 2013 may 16, 2013 Russia may 8, 2001 7 June 2001 Rwanda may 13, 2002 June 12, 2002 Saint - Kitts - and - Nevis November 16, 2001 December 16, 2001 Saint - Marin 12 March 2002 April 11, 2002 Saint - Vincent - and - the Grenadines 15 September 2005 15 October 2005 St. Lucia * 17 October 2012 has 16 November

2012 Solomon Islands September 24, 2009 October 24, 2009 Sao Tome - and - principle April 12, 2006 to May 12, 2006 Senegal October 27, 2003 November 26, 2003 Serbia July 31, 2003 has 30 August 2003 Seychelles August 22, 2003 to September 21, 2003 Sierra Leone September 26, 2003 has 26 October 2003 Singapore December 31, 2007 January 30, 2008 Slovakia 8 December 2000 23 May 2001 Slovenia September 25, 2003 October 25, 2003 Sudan 8 September 2000 May 23

2001 Sri Lanka March 23, 1999 23 May 2001 Sweden 6 September 2001 October 6, 2001 Switzerland 23 September 2003 has 23 October 2003 Swaziland 4 April 2003a Tajikistan may 4, 2003 July 29, 2002 August 28, 2002 Tanzania 22 January 2003 has 21 February 2003 Thailand * 12 June 2007 July 12, 2007 Togo 10 March 2003 9 April 2003 Tonga 9 December 2002 has January 8, 2003 Trinidad and Tobago, April 2, 2001 to May 23, 2001 Tunisia

April 22, 2005 to May 22, 2005 Turkmenistan 25 June 1999 23 May 2001 Turkey may 30, 2002 June 29, 2002 Ukraine 26 March 2002 has 25 April 2002 Uruguay 10 November 2001 December 10, 2001 Venezuela 23 September 2003 October 23, 2003 Yemen 23 April 2001 was May 23, 2001 * reservations and declarations.

* Objections.

Reservations, declarations and objections are not published to the RO. Texts in french and English can be found at the address of the Internet site of the United Nations: http://untreaty.un.org/ or obtained in the Direction of public international law (FDFA), the international treaties Section, 3003 Bern.



2004 2521 RO; FF 2002 5014 art. 1 al. let 1. b of the Federal Decree of 12 March 2003 (RO 2004 2519).
RS 0.120 2004 2531 RO, 2005 2331, 2006 781, 2007 1389, 2008 2167 4603, 2010 3459, 2013 1321. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).

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