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2 Each Party may also establish its jurisdiction over the offences set forth in this Convention:
a when the offence was directed towards or resulted in the carrying out of an offence referred to in Article 1
of this Convention, in the territory of or against a national of that Party;
b when the offence was directed towards or resulted in the carrying out of an offence referred to in Article 1
of this Convention, against a State or government facility of that Party abroad, including diplomatic or consular
premises of that Party;
c when the offence was directed towards or resulted in an offence referred to in Article 1 of this Convention,
committed in an attempt to compel that Party to do or abstain from doing any act;
d when the offence is committed by a stateless person who has his or her habitual residence in the territory
of that Party;
e when the offence is committed on board an aircraft which is operated by the Government of that Party.
3 Each Party shall take such measures as may be necessary to establish its jurisdiction over the offences
set forth in this Convention in the case where the alleged offender is present in its territory and it does not extradite
him or her to a Party whose jurisdiction is based on a rule of jurisdiction existing equally in the law of the requested
4 This Convention does not exclude any criminal jurisdiction exercised in accordance with national law.
5 When more than one Party claims jurisdiction over an alleged offence set forth in this Convention, the
Parties involved shall, where appropriate, consult with a view to determining the most appropriate jurisdiction for
Article 15 – Duty to investigate
1 Upon receiving information that a person who has committed or who is alleged to have committed an
offence set forth in this Convention may be present in its territory, the Party concerned shall take such measures
as may be necessary under its domestic law to investigate the facts contained in the information.
2 Upon being satisfied that the circumstances so warrant, the Party in whose territory the offender or alleged
offender is present shall take the appropriate measures under its domestic law so as to ensure that person’s
presence for the purpose of prosecution or extradition.
3 Any person in respect of whom the measures referred to in paragraph 2 are being taken shall be entitled
a communicate without delay with the nearest appropriate representative of the State of which that person
is a national or which is otherwise entitled to protect that person’s rights or, if that person is a stateless person,
the State in the territory of which that person habitually resides;
b be visited by a representative of that State;
c be informed of that person’s rights under subparagraphs a. and b.
4 The rights referred to in paragraph 3 shall be exercised in conformity with the laws and regulations of the
Party in the territory of which the offender or alleged offender is present, subject to the provision that the said
laws and regulations must enable full effect to be given to the purposes for which the rights accorded under
paragraph 3 are intended.
5 The provisions of paragraphs 3 and 4 shall be without prejudice to the right of any Party having a claim of
jurisdiction in accordance with Article 14, paragraphs 1.c and 2.d to invite the International Committee of the Red
Cross to communicate with and visit the alleged offender.
Article 16 – Non application of the Convention
This Convention shall not apply where any of the offences established in accordance with Articles 5 to 7 and
9 is committed within a single State, the alleged offender is a national of that State and is present in the territory
of that State, and no other State has a basis under Article 14, paragraph 1 or 2 of this Convention, to exercise