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CHAPTER XVIII
PENAL MATTERS
12 .c Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
New York, 31 May 2001
Entry into force
:
3 July 2005, in accordance with article 18(1) which reads as follows: "1. This Protocol shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the fortieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, except that is shall not enter into force before the entry into force of the Convention. For the purpose of this paragraph, any instrument deposited by a regional economic integration organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by member States of such organization. 2. For each State or regional economic integration organization ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to this Protocol after the deposit of the fortieth instrument of such action, this Protocol shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date of deposit by such State or organization of the relevant instrument or on the date this Protocole enters into force pursuant to paragraph 1 of this article, whichever is the later.".
Registration :
3 July 2005, No. 39574
Status :
Signatories : 52. Parties : 109
Text :
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2326, p. 208; Doc. A/55/383/Add.2; depositary notification C.N.959.2002.TREATIES-24 of 6 September 2002 (Correction to the English text of the original of the Protocol); C.N.1321.2003.TREATIES-10 of 21 November 2003 (Algeria: Proposed correction to the authentic Arabic text of the Protocol and C.N.105.2004.TREATIES-2 of 12 February 2004 (Correction to the Arabic text of the original of the Protocol).
Note :
The Protocol was adopted by resolution 55/255 of 31 May 2001 at the fifty-fifth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.  In accordance with its article 17, paragraphs 1 and 2, the Protocol will be open for signature by all States and by regional economic integration organizations, provided that at least one member State of such organization has signed the Protocol, from 2 July 2001 to 12 December 2002, at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Participant
Signature
Approval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Succession(d), Ratification
Albania
   8 Feb 2008 a
Algeria
  25 Aug 2004 a
Antigua and Barbuda
  27 Apr 2010 a
Argentina
 7 Oct 2002
18 Dec 2006
Armenia
  26 Jan 2012 a
Australia
21 Dec 2001
 
Austria
12 Nov 2001
 9 Oct 2013
Azerbaijan
   3 Dec 2004 a
Bahamas
  26 Sep 2008
Barbados
26 Sep 2001
 
Belarus
   6 Oct 2004 a
Belgium
11 Jun 2002
24 Sep 2004
Benin
17 May 2002
30 Aug 2004
Bosnia and Herzegovina
   1 Apr 2008 a
Brazil
11 Jul 2001
31 Mar 2006
Bulgaria
15 Feb 2002
 6 Aug 2002
Burkina Faso
17 Oct 2001
15 May 2002
Burundi
  24 May 2012 a
Cabo Verde
  15 Jul 2004 a
Cambodia
  12 Dec 2005 a
Canada
20 Mar 2002
 
Central African Republic
   6 Oct 2006 a
Chile
  17 Jun 2010 a
China
 9 Dec 2002
 
Costa Rica
12 Nov 2001
 9 Sep 2003
Côte d'Ivoire
  25 Oct 2012 a
Croatia
   7 Feb 2005 a
Cuba
   9 Feb 2007 a
Cyprus
14 Aug 2002
 6 Aug 2003
Czech Republic
  24 Sep 2013 a
Democratic Republic of the Congo
  28 Oct 2005 a
Denmark
27 Aug 2002
 
Dominica
  17 May 2013 a
Dominican Republic
15 Nov 2001
 7 Apr 2009
Ecuador
12 Oct 2001
25 Sep 2013
El Salvador
15 Aug 2002
18 Mar 2004
Estonia
20 Sep 2002
12 May 2004
Ethiopia
  22 Jun 2012 a
European Union
16 Jan 2002
21 Mar 2014 AA
Finland
23 Jan 2002
17 May 2011 A
Gabon
  22 Sep 2010 a
Germany
 3 Sep 2002
 
Ghana
  14 Jan 2014 a
Greece
10 Oct 2002
11 Jan 2011
Grenada
  21 May 2004 a
Guatemala
   1 Apr 2004 a
Guinea-Bissau
  24 Sep 2013 a
Guyana
   2 May 2008 a
Haiti
  19 Apr 2011 a
Honduras
   1 Apr 2008 a
Hungary
  13 Jul 2011 a
Iceland
15 Nov 2001
 
India
12 Dec 2002
 5 May 2011
Iraq
  23 May 2013 a
Italy
14 Nov 2001
 2 Aug 2006
Jamaica
13 Nov 2001
29 Sep 2003
Japan
 9 Dec 2002
 
Kazakhstan
  31 Jul 2008 a
Kenya
   5 Jan 2005 a
Kuwait
  30 Jul 2007 a
Lao People's Democratic Republic
  26 Sep 2003 a
Latvia
  28 Jul 2004 a
Lebanon
26 Sep 2002
13 Nov 2006
Lesotho
  24 Sep 2003 a
Liberia
  22 Sep 2004 a
Libya
13 Nov 2001
18 Jun 2004
Liechtenstein
  10 Dec 2013 a
Lithuania
12 Dec 2002
24 Feb 2005
Luxembourg
11 Dec 2002
 
Madagascar
13 Nov 2001
15 Sep 2005
Malawi
  17 Mar 2005 a
Mali
11 Jul 2001
 3 May 2002
Mauritania
  22 Jul 2005 a
Mauritius
  24 Sep 2003 a
Mexico
31 Dec 2001
10 Apr 2003
Monaco
24 Jun 2002
 
Mongolia
  27 Jun 2008 a
Montenegro 1
  23 Oct 2006 d
Morocco
   8 Apr 2009 a
Mozambique
  20 Sep 2006 a
Nauru
12 Nov 2001
12 Jul 2012
Netherlands
   8 Feb 2005 a
Nicaragua
   2 Jul 2007 a
Nigeria
13 Nov 2001
 3 Mar 2006
Norway
10 May 2002
23 Sep 2003
Oman
  13 May 2005 a
Panama
 5 Oct 2001
18 Aug 2004
Paraguay
  27 Sep 2007 a
Peru
  23 Sep 2003 a
Poland
12 Dec 2002
 4 Apr 2005
Portugal
 3 Sep 2002
 3 Jun 2011
Republic of Korea
 4 Oct 2001
 
Republic of Moldova
  28 Feb 2006 a
Romania
  16 Apr 2004 a
Rwanda
   4 Oct 2006 a
Sao Tome and Principe
  12 Apr 2006 a
Saudi Arabia
  11 Mar 2008 a
Senegal
17 Jan 2002
 7 Apr 2006
Serbia
  20 Dec 2005 a
Seychelles
22 Jul 2002
 
Sierra Leone
27 Nov 2001
 
Slovakia
26 Aug 2002
21 Sep 2004
Slovenia
15 Nov 2001
21 May 2004
South Africa
14 Oct 2002
20 Feb 2004
Spain 2
   9 Feb 2007 a
St. Kitts and Nevis
  21 May 2004 a
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  29 Oct 2010 a
Swaziland
  24 Sep 2012 a
Sweden
10 Jan 2002
28 Jun 2011
Switzerland
  29 Nov 2012 a
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  14 Sep 2007 a
Togo
  17 Jul 2012 a
Trinidad and Tobago
   6 Nov 2007 a
Tunisia
10 Jul 2002
10 Apr 2008
Turkey
28 Jun 2002
 4 May 2004
Turkmenistan
  28 Mar 2005 a
Uganda
   9 Mar 2005 a
Ukraine
   4 Jun 2013 a
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 6 May 2002
 
United Republic of Tanzania
  24 May 2006 a
Uruguay
   3 Apr 2008 a
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  10 Jun 2013 a
Zambia
  24 Apr 2005 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.)
Algeria

Reservation and declaration :
       Reservation:
       The Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 16, paragraph 2 of this Protocol, which provides that any dispute between two or more States Parties concerning the interpretation or application of the Protocol that cannot be settled through negotiation shall, at the request of one of those States Parties, be submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice.
       The Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria considers that no dispute of such nature may be submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice without the consent of all the parties to the dispute.
       Declaration:
       The ratification of this Protocol by the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria does not in any way signify recognition of Israel.
       The present ratification may not be interpreted as leading to the establishment of relations of any kind with Israel.

Argentina

Upon signature:

Declaration:
       The Argentine Republic declares that, in relation to article 2, the provisions of the Protocol shall be without prejudice to the right of the Argentine Republic to adopt, at the domestic level, stricter provisions designed to fulfil the objectives of the Protocol of preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition.

Azerbaijan

Declaration and reservation:
       "The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it will be unable to guarantee compliance with the provisions of this Protocol in its territories occupied by the Republic of Armenia until these territories are liberated from that occupation..."
       "With regard to Article 16, paragraph 3, of the Protocol, the Republic of Azerbaijan does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 of Article 16."

Bahamas

Reservation:
       “In accordance with Article 16 paragraph 3, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas enters a specific reservation to the procedure established under Article 16 paragraph 2 of the Protocol on the basis that referral of a dispute concerning the application or interpretation of the provisions of the Protocol to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice must be by consent of all the parties to the dispute.”

Belgium

Reservation:
       The Government of Belgium makes the following reservation concerning article 4, paragraph 2 of the Additional Protocol: the activities of armed forces during a period of armed conflict, in the sense given these terms under international humanitarian law, which are governed by this law, are not governed by the present Protocol.

Cuba

Reservation :
       In accordance with the provisions of article 16, paragraph 3, of the Protocol, [Cuba] declares that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 of said article, which refers to the settlement of disputes between two or more States Parties.

El Salvador

Upon signature:

Reservation:
       The Government of the Republic of El Salvador does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 of article 16, inasmuch as it does not recognize the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.

Upon ratification:

Reservation:
       With regard to article 16, paragraph 3, of the Protocol, the Government of the Republic of El Salvador does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 of this article, inasmuch as it does not recognize the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.

Interpretative declaration:

Article 3 a)
       The Republic of El Salvador, in accordance with its domestic law (Act on Control and Monitoring of Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Similar Articles and their Regulation) interprets the following as collector's weapons: weapons of war which have been deactivated; and antique and obsolete weapons and those of historical value which shall not be utilized, subject to technical review by the Ministry of National Defence which shall so certify them; weapons of war: pistols, rifles and carbines with automatic firing action as well as those classified as light and heavy, mines, grenades and military explosives; antique weapons are those which are no longer manufactured and may be registered only for purposes of collection, in accordance with technical certification and prior authorization of the Ministry of National Defence; deactivated weapons: any weapon of war that, for purposes of collection, has been deactivated for its original use, with prior authorization by the Ministry of National Defence; firearm: weapons that, by the use of rimfire or centerfire percussion cartridges, expel projectiles through a smooth or rifled barrel, by means of the expansion of gases produced by the combustion of explosive solids or powder or other flammable material contained in the cartridge; furthermore, for identification purposes, pistols and revolvers shall be marked on the weapon and for rifles, carbines and shotguns, the serial number shall appear on the case of the mechanism; explosives are the combination of various substances and mixtures that produce an exothermic reaction when ignited. Any substance or material which, when struck, subjected to friction, heated or subjected to the effect of a small detonation or a chemical reaction, reacts violently, producing gases at high temperature and pressure that impact anything found in their vicinity; articles similar to firearms or ammunition: any articles or objects made by hand that have similar characteristics or can be used for the same purposes.

Ethiopia

Reservation:
       Ethiopia does not accept the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice which is provided under Article 16(2) of the said Protocol.

European Union

Declaration:
       “Article 17 (3) of the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition provides that the instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of a regional economic integration organisation is to contain a declaration specifying the matters governed by the Protocol in respect of which competence has been transferred to the organisation by its Member States which are Parties to the Protocol.
       The European Union has exclusive competence over commercial policy. It also has shared competence over rules for the achievement of the internal market, and exclusive competence as regards provisions of the agreement which may affect or alter the scope of common rules adopted by the Union. The Union has adopted rules as regards in particular the fight against illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, regulating standards and procedures on commercial policy of the Member States concerning in particular record keeping, marking of firearms, deactivation of firearms, requirements for exports, import and transit licensing authorisation systems, strengthening of controls at export points and brokering activities.
       The Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition shall apply, with regard to the competences transferred to the Union, to the territories in which the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union is applied and under the conditions laid down in that Treaty.
       The scope and the exercise of such Union competence are, by their nature, subject to continuous development, and the Union will complete or amend this declaration, if necessary, in accordance with Article 17(3) of the Protocol.”

Finland

Declaration:
       “Pursuant to Article 13 (2) of the Protocol, the Republic of Finland declares that a national body to act as liaison between it and other States Parties on matters relating to the Protocol is the National Police Board.”

Guatemala

Declaration:
       The Republic of Guatemala shall provide the information referred to in article 12 of the Protocol in the case of information disclosed by individuals on a confidential basis only in the context of a request for judicial assistance.

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Reservation:
       "In accordance with paragraph 3, Article 16 of the Protocol Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, the Lao People's Democratic Republic does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2, Article 16 of the present Protocol.  The Lao People's Democratic Republic declares that to refer a dispute relating to interpretation and application of the present Protocol to arbitration or the International Court of Justice, the agreement of all parties concerned in the dispute is necessary."

Liechtenstein

“Reservation with regard to article 10 (2) b):
       In the absence of objection to the transit within 30 days from the date of the written request of non-objection to transit, the requested transit State shall be deemed not to have objected and to have tacitly agreed to the transit.

Reservation with regard to article 10 (3):
       According to the Customs Union Treaty concluded between Liechtenstein and Switzerland on 29 March 1923, Liechtenstein became part of the Swiss Customs Territory. According to article 4 of that treaty, Swiss customs legislation – as well as any other Swiss Federal legislation whose application is necessary for the proper functioning of the Customs Union – is applicable in Liechtenstein.
       Information on transit States shall not be systematically mentioned in the authorizations for export from and import into Liechtenstein/Swiss customs territory, or in the corresponding accompanying documentation, in accordance with Swiss law applicable in Liechtenstein on the basis of the Customs Union Treaty, which does not always require such mention.”

Lithuania

Declaration:
       ".....in accordance with Article 16 (3) of the Protocol, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declares that the Republic of Lithuania does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2, Article 16 of the Protocol providing the settlement of disputes concerning the interpretation and application of this Protocol at the International Court of Justice."

Malawi

Declarations:
       "The Government of the Republic of Malawi in its efforts to curb and stamp out offences related to trafficking in persons especially women and children has embarked upon various social and legal reforms to incorporate obligations emanating from this Protocol (Article 17 (4));
       Further, expressly declares its acceptance of Article 16 (2) on settlement of disputes concerning interpretation and application of this Protocol in consonant with Article 16 (3).”

Republic of Moldova

Declaration:
       Until the full re-establishment of the territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova, the provisions of the Protocol shall be applied only on the territory controlled effectively by the authorities of the Republic of Moldova.

Saudi Arabia

Reservation:
       “The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not consider itself obligated under paragraph 2 of Article 16 of this Protocol, concerning the settlement of disputes.”

South Africa

Reservation:
       "AND WHEREAS pending a decision by the Government of the Republic of South Africa on the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, the Government of the Republic does not consider itself bound by the terms of Article 16 (2) of the Protocol which provided for the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in differences arising out of the interpretation or application of the Protocol.  The Republic will adhere to the position that, for the submission of a particular dispute for settlement by the International Court, the consent of all the parties to the dispute is required in every individual case."

Spain

Declaration:
       1. Spain is not opposed to the application of the principle of self-determination in the process of decolonization but wishes to emphasize that the application of the principle of self-determination must be compatible with the principle of the territorial integrity of States. This is particularly relevant in those cases in which a sovereignty dispute exists concerning the territory in question, as is the case with Gibraltar.
       2. This position taken by Spain is based on the doctrine established by the United Nations on this point, to be found in General Assembly resolutions 1514 (XV), 2353 (XXII), 2429 (XXIII) and 2625 (XXV), among others.

Switzerland

Reservations:
       Reservation with regard to article 10 (2) b):
       In the absence of objection to the transit within 30 days from the date of the written request of non-objection to transit, the requested transit State shall be deemed not to have objected and to have tacitly agreed to the transit.
       Reservation with regard to article 10 (3):
       Information on transit States shall not be systematically mentioned in the authorizations for export from and import into Swiss territory, or in the corresponding accompanying documentation, in accordance with Swiss law, which does not always require such mention.

Tunisia

Reservation made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification:
       ... with a reservation to article 16 (2).

Upon signature:

Reservation:
       .... With a reservation to article 16 (2).

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Reservation:
       The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in accordance with the provisions of article 16 (3) of the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, formulates an express reservation with respect to the provisions of article 16 (2). Consequently, it does not consider itself bound by the referral of a dispute to arbitration as a means of settlement of disputes, nor does it recognize the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.

Objections
(Unless otherwise indicated, the objections were made upon
ratification, accession or succession.)
Armenia
       “Objection of the Republic of Armenia against the Declaration made by the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Protocol Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
       Given that the Republic of Azerbaijan made a declaration to the Protocol Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime the Republic of Armenia declares:
       The Republic of Azerbaijan deliberately misrepresents the essence of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, with respect to cause and effect of the conflict. The conflict arose due to the policy of ethnic cleansing by the Republic of Azerbaijan followed by the massive military aggression against the self-determined Nagorno-Karabakh Republic – with the aim to repress the free will of the Nagorno-Karabakh population. As a result, the Republic of Azerbaijan has occupied several territories of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.”
Notifications made under article 13
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.)
Azerbaijan

27 January 2005


       "... designated the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan as the national body.”

Belarus
       .....in accordance with article 13, paragraph 2 of the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Belarus has been designated as the national authority to maintain contacts between the Republic of Belarus and other States Parties on matters relating to the Protocol.

Belgium
       Pursuant to article 13 (2) of the Additional Protocol, the Federal Ministry of Justice, Department of Legislation, Fundamental Rights and Liberties, 115 Boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels, is designated as the sole contact point.

Cambodia

3 February 2006


       "Police Brigadier Gen. NHEAN VIBOL (Chairman)
       Address: House No. 275 Preah Norodom Boulevard
       Cell phone: (855)-12810-428
       Fax: (855) 23-726 052
       E-mail: vibolnhean@yahoo.com"

Croatia
       "In accordance with Article 13, paragraph 2 of the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, the body of contact, to act as liaison with other States Parties on matters relating to the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, shall be the Ministry of the Interior."

El Salvador
       With regard to article 13, paragraph 2, of this Protocol and without prejudice to the designation made in accordance with article 18, paragraph 13, of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, the Government of the Republic of El Salvador designates the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of El Salvador as the central point of contact to provide liaison with other States Parties on matters relating to the Protocol.

Honduras

8 August 2008


       In this connection, I wish to inform you that the Ministry of National Defence has designated Director of Planning, Programmes and Military Policy (C-5) Infantry Colonel DEM [Dîplomado de Estado Mayor] Leonardo Muñoz Ramirez as the institutional liaison to the Secretary-General of the United Nations in matters related to the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition.
Hungary

29 August 2011


       “… the following authority has been designated as the point of contact to act as liaison between the Republic of Hungary and other States Parties on matters relating to the Protocol.
       National Police Headquarters – International Law Enforcement Cooperation Centre (NEBEK)
       Address: H-1139 Budapest, Teve u. 4-6
       Telephone: (+36-1) 443-5596
       Fax: (+36-1) 443-5815
        E-mail: nebek@nebek.police.hu”.
Latvia

31 August 2010


       “Competent authority in accordance with Article 13, paragraph 2:
       Ministry of Interior
       Address:
       Cierkurkalna 1st line 1, k-2
       Riga, LV-1026
       Latvia
       Phone: + 371 67219263
       Fax: + 371 67829686
       E-mail: kanceleja@iem.gov.lv
       Website: www.iem.gov.lv”
Liechtenstein
       National Police
       Crime Investigation Division
       Gewerbeweg 4
       P.O. Box 684
       9490 Vaduz
       Principality of Liechtenstein
       Phone: +423 236 79 79 (24 hours)
       Fax: +423 236 79 70
       E-Mail: kripo@andespolizei.li, ipk.lp@llv.li
       Languages: German, English
       Office hours: 08:30 - 16:30
       GMT: +1
       Request by Interpol: yes
Lithuania
       ".....in accordance with Article 13 (2) of the Protocol, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declares that the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania is designated as the point of contact to act as liaison between it and other States Parties on matters relating to this Protocol."

Malawi
       "The Competent Authority charged with the responsibility of coordinating and the rendering of mutual legal assistance is:
       The Principal Secretary Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security
       Private Bag 331, Lilongwe 3.  MALAWI
       Fax: 265 1 789509
       Tel: 265 1 789 177.
       The Official Language of communication is English."

Norway
       "The agency that may act pursuant to Article 13 of the Firearms Protocol as liaison for Norway with regard to the exchange of information between States Parties in connection with the efforts to combat violations of the Firearms Protocol is the National Criminal Investigation Service."

Panama

13 December 2004


       .....in accordance with article 13 (2) of the aforementioned Protocol, the Republic of Panama has designated the Ministry of Government and Justice as the national body or single point of contact to act as liaison between it and other States Parties on matters relating to the Protocol.

Poland
       "With regard to article 13, paragraph 2 of this Protocol, without prejudice to article 18, paragraph 13 of the Convention, the Government of the Republic of Poland designates the Chief Commander of the Police as the national body to act as a liaison between the Republic of Poland and other States Parties on matters relating to this Protocol."

Romania
       "In accordance with Article 13 paragraph 2 of the Protocol, Romania declares that the National Agency for Export Control is the national point of contact designated to liaise with other States Parties in matters relating to the said Protocol."

Serbia

20 April 2009


       “The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna ... has the honour to notify of the Serbian competent authorities for the implementation of the Article 13 (Cooperation) of the Protocol ...
       The requests shall be addressed to:
       Name of Authority:
       Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia
       Ministry of Interior, 2, Bulevar Mihaila
       Full postal address: Pupina, 11000 Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
       Name of Service to be contacted: Service for Combating Organized Crime
       Name of Person to be contacted : Mr. Svetislav Djurovic, Head of Service for Combating Organized Crime
       Telephone: +381 11 311 84 65
       Fax: +381 11 311 84 64
       Office hours: from 08:30 to 16:30
       Time zone: GMT 1
       Languages: English, French, German, Spanish.”
South Africa
       "AND WHEREAS the Secretary-General is hereby notified, in accordance with Article 13 (2) of the Protocol, that the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service has been designated as the single point of contact to liaise with other States Parties on matters relating to the Protocol as required by Article 13 (2) of said Protocol."

Spain

19 March 2007


       Ministerio del Interior
       Dirección General de la Policía y la Guardia Civil
       Intervención Central de Armas y Explosivos
       Calle Batalla del Salado, 32
       28045 Madrid
       Telephone: +34  91 514 2400
       Fax: +34  91 514 2409
       dg-icae-armas@guardiacivil.org

4 June 2007


MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR
DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE LA POLICÍA Y DE LA GUARDIA CIVIL
       Dirección Adjunta Operativa
       Intervención Central de Armas y Explosivos
       c/ Batalla del Salado, 32
       28045 Madrid (España)
       Telephone:  34 91 514 2400
       Fax:  34 91 514 2411
       email: dg-icae@guardiacivil.org. / dg-icae-armas@guardia  civil.org

Switzerland

Notification with regard to article 13, paragraph 2:
       The designated authority is the Office fédéral de la police, Office central des armes, Nussbaumstrasse 29, CH-3003 Berne, téléphone +41 31 324 54 00, télécopie +41 31 324 79 48, courriel zsw@fedpol.admin.ch.

Trinidad and Tobago

“(Article 13 on Cooperation):
       Assistant Superintendent of Police Wendy Wilkinson
       Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau
       Corner Park and Richmond Streets
       Port of Spain
       Trinidad and Tobago
       Telephone: (868) 625-3924
       Facsimile: (868) 624-9778
       Electronic mail: ocnfbadmin@ttps.gov.tt.”

Turkey
       On 3 June 2005, the Government of Turkey notified the Secretary-General of the following:
       "National Body:
       General Command of Gendarmarie
       Department of Combatting Smuggling and Organized Crime
       Point of Contact:
       Senior Colonel Cengiz Yildirim
       Head of Department
       Department of Cobatting Smuggling and Organized Crime General Command of Gendarmarie."
       Furthermore, on 20 April 2009, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Turkey the following notification:
       “…..information on the single point of contact, nominated by relevant Turkish authorities, to act as liaison between Turkey and other States Parties on matters relating to Protocol against the Illicit[e] Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, is as follows:
       Mr. Ferhat KONYA
       Senior Colonel
       General Command of Gendarmerie
       Tel: +90 312 456 33 00
       Fax[e]: + 90 312 231 29 69
       E-Mail: dia@jandarma.gov.tr.”
Uganda
       "...The National Focal Point for the Protocol Against Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition is as follows:
       The Coordinator
       Uganda National Focal Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons
       P.O.Box 7191
       KAMPALA
       Telephone No: 256-41-252091
       Cell No: 256-71-667720
       Fax No: 256-41-252093."
United Republic of Tanzania

9 June 2006


       “Point of Contact:
       Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
       P.O. Box 9000
       Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.”
End Note
1.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
2.In a communication received on 5 March 2008, the Government of Spain informed the Secretary-General of the following:

1. Gibraltar is a Non-Self-Governing Territory for whose international relations the Government of the United Kingdom is responsible and which is subject to a process of decolonization in accordance with the relevant decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly.

2. The Gibraltarian authorities are local in character, and exercise competences exclusively over internal affairs that originate in and are based on the powers allocated to and conferred on them by the United Kingdom, in accordance with its domestic legislation and in its capacity as the sovereign State upon which depends the said Non-Self-Governing Territory.

3. Consequently, any involvement by the Gibraltarian authorities in the implementation of this Convention shall be understood to take place exclusively within the framework of the internal affairs of Gibraltar and shall not be considered to affect in any way the content of the two preceding paragraphs.