Sr 0.103.22 Second Optional Protocol Of 15 December 1989 Relating To The International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights, To Abolish The Death Penalty

Original Language Title: RS 0.103.22 Deuxième protocole facultatif du 15 décembre 1989 se rapportant au Pacte international relatif aux droits civils et politiques, visant à abolir la peine de mort

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0.103.22 text original second Optional Protocol relating to the international Covenant on the rights civil and political, to abolish the death penalty concluded in New York on December 15, 1989, approved by the Federal Assembly on 17 December 1993 Instrument of accession deposited by the Switzerland on June 16, 1994, entered into force for the Switzerland on 16 September 1994 (State April 10, 2015) States party to this Protocol convinced that the abolition of the death penalty contributes to human dignity and the progressive development of human rights, recalling the art. 3 of the Universal Declaration of human rights adopted on 10 December 1948, as well as art. 6 of the international Covenant on Civil and political rights adopted on 16 December 1966, noting that art. 6 of the international Covenant on Civil and political rights refers to abolition of the death penalty in terms that suggest unambiguously that the abolition of this penalty is desirable, convinced that all measures affecting the abolition of the death penalty should be considered as progress in the enjoyment of the right to life eager to hang by the Protocol, the international commitment to abolish the death penalty, have agreed to the following: art. 1-1. No person under the jurisdiction of a State party to the present Protocol will be executed.
2. each State party will take all necessary steps to abolish the death penalty in the jurisdiction of his court.

Art. 2-1. He will be admitted no reservations to the present Protocol, outside the reservation made upon ratification or accession and providing for the application of the death penalty in time of war following a conviction for a crime of a military nature, to extremely serious, committed in time of war.
2. the State party making such a reservation shall communicate to the Secretary general of the Organization of the United Nations, at the time of ratification or accession, the relevant provisions of its domestic laws that apply in time of war.
3. the State party having made such a reservation shall notify the Secretary-General of the United Nations proclamation or the lifting of the State of war on its territory.

Art. 3. the States parties to the present Protocol will state, in the reports they submit to the Committee of human rights under art. 40 of the Covenant, of the measures they have adopted to give effect to the present Protocol.

Art. 4 with respect to the States parties to the Covenant that have made the declaration under art. 41, the competence to the Committee of human rights to receive and examine communications in which a State party claims that another State party is fulfilling its obligations extend to the provisions of the present Protocol, unless the State party concerned has made a statement to the contrary at the time of ratification or accession.

Art. 5. with respect to the States parties to the first Optional Protocol relating to the international Covenant on civil rights and policies adopted on 16 December 1966, the competence to the Committee of human rights to receive and consider communications from individuals under their jurisdiction extends to the provisions of the present Protocol, unless the State party concerned has made a statement to the contrary at the time of ratification or accession.

Art. 6-1. The provisions of the present Protocol shall apply as additional provisions to the Covenant.
2. without prejudice to the possibility to formulate the reservation provided for in art. 2 of the present Protocol, the guaranteed right to the by. 1 of art. 1 of this Protocol may be the subject of any of the exceptions referred to in art. 4 of the Covenant.

Art. 7-1. This Protocol is open for signature by any State who signed the Pact.
2. the present Protocol is subject to ratification by any State which has ratified the Covenant or which has acceded. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
3. the present Protocol will be open for accession by any State which has ratified the Covenant or which has acceded.
4. the membership will be done by the deposit of an instrument of accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
5. the Secretary-General of the Organization of the United Nations shall inform all States which have signed the present Protocol or who have joined the deposit of each instrument of ratification or accession.

Art. 8-1. This 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 of the States that ratify this Protocol or acceding are after the deposit of the tenth instrument of ratification or accession, the Protocol comes into force three months after the date of deposit by that State of its instrument of ratification or accession.

Art. 9. the provisions of this Protocol shall apply, without limitation or exception none to all constituent units of federal States.

Art. 10 the Secretary general of the Organization of the United Nations shall inform all States referred to the by. 1 of art. 48 of the Covenant: a) reservations, communications and notifications received in respect of art. 2 of the present Protocol; b) statements made under art. 4 or 5 of the present Protocol; c) signatures affixed to this Protocol and instruments of ratification and accession deposited in accordance with art. 7 of the present Protocol; d) the date on which this Protocol will enter into force in accordance with art. 8 of it.

Art. 11-1. The present Protocol, of which the English, Arabic, Chinese, English, french and Russian texts are equally authentic, will be deposited in the archives of the United Nations.
2. the Secretary-General of the United Nations will transmit a certified copy of this Protocol to all States referred to in art. 48 of the Covenant.

Scope April 10, 2015 States parties Ratification, accession (A) Declaration of estate (S) entry into force South Africa August 28, 2002 November 28, 2002 17 October 2007 Albania has 17 January 2008 Germany * August 18, 1992 November 18, 1992 Andorra 22 September 2006 December 22, 2006 Argentina 2 September 2008 December 2 Australia 2 October 2008 A 1990 11 July 1991 Austria * 2 March 1993 2 June 1993 Azerbaijan 22 January 1999 to 22 April 1999

Belgium 8 December 1998 8 March 1999 Benin July 5, 2012 to October 5, 2012 Bolivia July 12, 2013 has 12 October 2013 Bosnia and Herzegovina 16 March 2001 June 16, 2001 Brazil * September 25, 2009 December 25, 2009 Bulgaria August 10, 1999 November 10, 1999 Canada 25 November 2005 February 25, 2006 Cap - Vert 19 May 2000 has 19 August 2000 Chile * 26 September 2008 December 26, 2008 Cyprus 10 September 1999 has 10 December 1999 Colombia 5 August 1997 to November 5, 1997 Costa Rica 5 June 1998 5 September 1998 Croatia 12 October 1995 was 12 January 1996 Denmark 24 February 1994 24 May 1994 Djibouti 5 November 2002 has February 5, 2003 El El Salvador * April 8, 2014 July 8, 2014 Ecuador 23 February 1993 has 23 May 1993 Spain * 11 April 1991 11 July 1991 Estonia January 30, 2004 was April 30, 2004 Finland * 4 April 1991 11 July 1991 France * October 2, 2007 January 2, 2008 Gabon April 2, 2014 at 2 July 2014 Georgia 22 March 1999 has 22 June 1999 Greece * may 5, 1997 August 5, 1997 Guinea-Bissau * September 24, 2013 December 24, 2013 Honduras 1 April 2008 July 1, 2008 Hungary 24 February 1994 24 May 1994 Ireland 18 June 1993 at A September 18, 1993 Iceland 2 April 1991 11 July 1991 Italy * 14 February 1995 14 May 1995 Kyrgyzstan 6 December 2010 was March 6, 2011

Latvia 19 April 2013 July 19, 2013 Liberia September 16, 2005 was December 16, 2005 Liechtenstein 10 December 1998 10 March 1999 Lithuania 27 March 2002 June 27, 2002 Luxembourg 12 February 1992 12 May 1992 Macedonia 26 January 1995 has 26 April 1995 Malta 29 December 1994 29 March 1995 Mexico 26 September 2007 has December 26, 2007 Moldova * September 20, 2006 20 December 2006 Monaco 28 March 2000 has 28 June 2000 Mongolia 13 March 2012 June 13, 2012 Montenegro 23 October 2006 S 3 June 2006 Mozambique 21 July 1993 has 21 October 1993 Namibia 28 November 1994 was 28 February 1995 Nepal 4 March 1998 4 June 1998 Nicaragua February 25, 2009 25 May 2009 Norway * 5 September 1991 5 December 1991 New Zealand 22 February 1990 11 July 1991 Uzbekistan 23 December 2008 has March 23, 2009 Panama 21 January 1993 21 April 1993 Paraguay 18 August 2003 has

November 18, 2003 Netherlands * 26 March 1991 11 July 1991 Aruba 26 March 1991 11 July 1991 Curaçao 26 March 1991 11 July 1991 part Caribbean (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) 26 March 1991 11 July 1991 Sint Maarten 26 March 1991 11 July 1991 Philippines November 20, 2007 February 20, 2008 Poland * April 25, 2014 July 25, 2014 Portugal * 17 October 1990 11 July 1991 Czech Republic June 15, 2004 A 15 September 2004 Romania 27 February 1991 11 July 1991 United Kingdom December 10, 1999 March 10, 2000 Guernsey 10 December 1999 March 10, 2000 Isle of Man December 10, 1999 March 10, 2000 Jersey 10 December 1999 March 10


2000 Rwanda 15 December 2008 A March 15, 2009 San - Marino August 17, 2004 November 17, 2004 Serbia 6 September 2001 December 6, 2001 Seychelles 15 December 1994 has 15 March 1995 Slovakia June 22, 1999 September 22, 1999 Slovenia 10 March 1994 10 June 1994 Sweden * may 11, 1990 11 July 1991 Switzerland * 16 June 1994 16 September 1994 Timor - Leste 18 September 2003 has 18 December 2003 Turkmenistan 11 January 2000 has 11 April 2000 Turkey March 2

2006 June 2, 2006 Ukraine 25 July 2007 has October 25, 2007 Uruguay 21 January 1993 21 April 1993 Venezuela 22 February 1993 22 May 1993 * Reserves and declarations.* * Objections.Les reservations, declarations and objections are not published to the RO. 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.

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1994 2202 RO; FF 1993 I 943 RO 1994 2201 RS 0.103.2 this publication complements those appearing at the RO 1994 2202, 2006 1649, 2007 4667, 2008 4195, 2009 1289, 2012 3597, 1363 2014, 2015 1221. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).

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