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


Article 1 Purpose and Scope of the Agreement



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Article 1

Purpose and Scope of the Agreement

This Agreement shall regulate matters relating to or arising out of all requests to the requested State to enforce sentences imposed by the Special Court.



Article 2

Procedure

1. A request to the Republic of Austria to enforce a sentence shall be made by the Registrar of the Special Court (hereinafter: “the Registrar”), with the approval of the President of the Special Court.

2. The Registrar shall provide the following documents to the requested State when making the request:

(a) a certified copy of the judgement;

(b) a statement indicating how much of the sentence has already been served, including information on any pre-trial detention;

(c) when appropriate, any medical or psychological reports on the convicted person, any recommendation for his or her further treatment in the requested State and any other factor relevant to the enforcement of the sentence.

3. The requested State shall submit the request to the competent national authorities, in accordance with the national law of the requested State.

4. The competent national authorities of the requested State shall promptly decide upon the request of the Registrar, in accordance with national law. Unless the person concerned is an Austrian citizen the competent national authorities of the requested State may reject the request of the enforcement of the sentence if it would entail untenable disadvantages for the security and public order of the Republic of Austria.






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