The special court for sierra leone on the enforcement of sentences of the special court for sierra leone



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AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE

REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA

AND

THE SPECIAL COURT FOR SIERRA LEONE

ON THE ENFORCEMENT OF SENTENCES

OF THE SPECIAL COURT FOR SIERRA LEONE
The Republic of Austria (hereinafter “requested State”) and

The Special Court for Sierra Leone, established by the Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Sierra Leone on the Establishment of the Special Court for Sierra Leone signed on 16 January 2002 (hereinafter “Special Court”),

RECALLING Article 22 of the Statute of the Special Court annexed to the Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Sierra Leone on the Establishment of the Special Court, according to which imprisonment of persons sentenced by the Special Court shall be served in Sierra Leone; or if circumstances so require, in any State that has concluded with the International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda or the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia an agreement for the enforcement of sentences and which has indicated to the Special Court its willingness to accept convicted persons; or alternatively, in any State with which the Special Court has concluded similar agreements;

RECALLING United Nations Security Council Resolution 1470 (2003), adopted on 28 March 2003, which urges all the States to cooperate fully with the Special Court;

NOTING the willingness of the requested State to enforce sentences imposed by the Special Court;

RECALLING the provisions of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners approved by ECOSOC resolutions 663 C XXIV) of 31 July 1957 and 2067 (LXII) of 13 May 1977, the Body of Principles for the Protection of all Persons under any Form of Detention or Imprisonment adopted by General Assembly resolution 43/173 of 9 December 1988, and the Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners adopted by General Assembly resolution 45/111 of 14 December 1990;

IN ORDER to give effect to the judgements and sentences of the Special Court;

HAVE AGREED as follows:






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