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24 DE JULHO DE 1998


Nations and, either directly or through the Secretary-General, to:

a) The State where the crime was committed;

b) The State or States of which the alleged offender is a national or, if such person is a stateless person, in whose territory that person has his or her habitual residence;

c) The State or States of which the victim is a national; and

d) Other interested States.

Article 14

Prosecution of alleged offenders

The State Party in whose territory the alleged offender is present shall, if if does not extradite that person, submit, without exception whatsoever and without undue delay, the case to its competent authorities for the purpose of prosecution, through proceedings in accordance with the law of that State. Those authorities shall take their decision in the same manner as in the case of an ordinary offence of a grave nature under the law of that State.

Article 15

Extradition of alleged offenders

1 — To the extent that the crimes set out in article 9 are not extraditable offences in any extradition treaty existing between States Parties, they shall be deemed to be included as such therein. States Parties undertake to include those crimes as extraditable offences in every extradiction treaty to be concluded between then.

2 — If a State Party which makes extradition conditional on the existence of a treaty receives a request for extradition from another State Party with which it has no extradition treaty, it may at its option consider this Convention as the legal basis for extradition in respect of those crimes. Extradition shall subject to the conditions provided in the law of the requested State.

3 — States Parties which do not make extradition conditional on the existence of a treaty shall recognize those crimes as extraditable pffences between themselves subject to the conditions provided in the law of the requested State.

4 — Each of those crimes shall be treated, for the purposes of extradition between States Parties, as if it had been committed not only in the place in which it occured but also in the territories of the States Parties which have established their jurisdiction in accordance with paragraph 1 or 2 of article 10.

Article 16 Mutual assistance in criminal matters

1 — States Parties shall afford one another the greatest measure of assistance in connection with criminal proceedings brought in respect of the crimes set out in article 9, including assistance in obtaining evidence at their disposal necessary for the proceedings. The law of the requested State shall apply in all cases.

2 — The provisions of paragraph 1 shall not affect obligations concerning mutual assistance embodied in any other treaty.

Article 17 Fair treatment

1 — Any person regarding whom investigations or proceeding are being carried out in connection with any of the crimes set out in article 9 shall be guaranteed fair treatment, a fair trial and full protection of his or her rights at all stages of the investigations or proceedings.

2 — Any alleged offender shall be entitled:

d) To communicate without delay with the nearest appropriate representative of the State or States

of which such person is a national or which is otherwise entitled to protect that person's rights or, if such person is a stateless person, of the State which, at that person's request, is willing to protect that person's rights; and b) To be visited by a representative of that State or those States.

Article 18 Notification of outcome of proceedings

The State Party where an alleged offender is prosecuted shall commnicate the final outcome of the proceeding to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall transmit the information to other States Parties.

Article 19 Dissemination

The States. Parties undertake to disseminate this Convention as widely as possible and, in particular to include the study thereof, as well as relevant provisions of international humanitarian law, in their programmes of military instruction.

Article 20 Savings clauses

Nothing in this Convention shall affect:

d) The applicability of international humanitarian law and universally recognized standards of human rights as contained in international instruments in relation to the protection of United Nations operations and United Nations and associated personnel or the responsibility of such personnel to respect such law and standards;

b) The rights and obligations of States, consistent with the Charter of the United Nations, regarding the consent to entry of persons into their territories;

c) The obligation of United Nations and associated personnel to act in accordance with the terms of the mandate of a United Nations operation;

d) The right of States which voluntarily contribute personnel to a United Nations operation to withdraw their personnel from participation in such operations; or

e) The entitlement to appropriate compensation payable in the event of death, disability, injury or illness attributable to peace-keeping service by persons voluntarily contributed by States-to United Nations operations.