Notawisseling houdende een verdrag tussen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden en het Internationaal Tribunaal voor Rwanda betreffende privileges en immuniteiten van het personeel van het International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda en hun gezinsleden
(authentiek: en)
TREATIES DIVISION
DJZ/VE-1040/05
The Hague, 22 November 2005
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands presents its compliments to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and, with reference to the Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda of 22 and 24 April 1996 and to the Cabinet Decision of 22 April 2005 on the Policy Framework on Attracting and Hosting International Organisations, has the honour to propose the following in respect of the privileges and immunities of the staff of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda:
1. Use of terms
For the purpose of this Agreement:
a) ‘‘the parties’’ means the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the host State;
b) ‘‘the Organisation’’ means the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda;
c) ‘‘the host State’’ means the Kingdom of the Netherlands;
d) ‘‘the Vienna Convention’’ means the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18 April 1961.
a)
The Head of the Organisation, together with members of his family forming part of his household, shall enjoy the same privileges and immunities as the host State accords to heads of diplomatic missions accredited to the host State in accordance with the Vienna Convention.
b)
The highest ranking staff of the Organisation, together with members of their family forming part of their household, shall enjoy the same privileges and immunities as the host State accords to diplomatic agents of the diplomatic missions established in the host State in accordance with the Vienna Convention.
c)
Administrative and technical staff of the Organisation, together with members of their family forming part of their household, shall enjoy the same privileges and immunities as the host State accords to administrative and technical staff of the diplomatic missions established in the host State in accordance with the Vienna Convention, provided that immunity from criminal jurisdiction and personal inviolability shall not extend to acts performed outside the course of their official duties.
d)
Service staff of the Organisation, together with members of their family forming part of their household, shall enjoy the same privileges and immunities as the host State accords to service staff of the diplomatic missions established in the host State in accordance with the Vienna Convention.
3. Determination of categories
The host State shall, in cooperation with the Organisation, determine which categories of personnel will be covered by each of the four groups as laid down in paragraph 2 of this Agreement.
4. Scope of the Agreement
If this proposal is acceptable to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Ministry proposes that this Note and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda’s affirmative reply to it shall together constitute an Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. This Agreement, the French and English texts of which are equally authentic, shall enter into force on 1 January 2006.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda the assurances of its highest consideration.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Churchillplein 1
2517 JW Den Haag
a)
This Agreement does not apply to persons who are nationals or permanent residents of the host State.
b)
This Agreement shall not detract from any existing arrangements in the Headquarters Agreement or other bilateral or multilateral agreements.
c)
This agreement shall not extend to issues concerning admission and residence.
THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR RWANDA
Arusha, 30 December 2005
ICTR/RO/12/05/581
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and has the honour to acknowledge receipt of the Ministry's Note DJZ/VE-1040/05 of 22 November 2005, which reads as follows:
[Red: (zoals in Nota Nr. I)]
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has the honour to inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the proposal is acceptable to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda accordingly agrees that the Ministry's Note and this reply shall constitute an Agreement between the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which shall enter into force on 1 January 2006.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands the assurances of its highest consideration.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Hague
Inhoudsopgave
Nr. I
1. Use of terms
2. Privileges and immunities
3. Determination of categories
4. Scope of the Agreement
Nr. II
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