Ambassade van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
Dar es Salaam, 15 August 2005
The Royal Netherlands Embassy presents its compliments to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and has the honour to refer to the Confidential Request for Assistance by the Prosecutor of 21 July 2005 regarding the temporary custody of a high profile detainee in the Netherlands which was received by Confidential Note from the Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
The Embassy is pleased to inform the Registrar, that this request for assistance is acceptable under the conditions as set out below.
The Embassy refers to the Exchange of Letters of 22 and 24 April 1996 between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United Nations constituting an Agreement regarding the applicability of the Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United Nations concerning the Headquarters of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 to the activities and proceedings of the International Tribunal for Rwanda in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
1 [Vervallen per 25-08-2006]
The Netherlands permits the detention on its territory of Mr. Michel Bagaragaza (hereinafter referred to as ``the detainee") in the United Nations Detention Unit of the ICTY (hereinafter referred to as ``UNDU") in The Hague.
2 [Vervallen per 25-08-2006]
The transport of the detainee from the point of arrival in the Netherlands to the UNDU, from the UNDU to the point of departure from the Netherlands as well as any transport of the detainee in the Netherlands outside the UNDU shall be carried out by the competent authorities of the Netherlands.
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The Netherlands shall not exercise its jurisdiction over the detainee or proceed with a request for assistance or extradition from another State with regard to the detainee for acts, omissions or convictions prior to his arrival in the Netherlands.
4 [Vervallen per 25-08-2006]
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (hereinafter referred to as ``ICTR') will ensure that the stay of the detainee in the Netherlands will be as short as possible. In particular, the ICTR guarantees that the transfer of the detainee to another State for the execution of his sentence within one year of his arrival in the Netherlands has been arranged.
5 [Vervallen per 25-08-2006]
The costs as a result of the detention of this ICTR detainee at the UNDU will be borne by the ICTR in the same manner as the costs resulting from the detention of ICTY detainees at the UNDU are borne by the ICTY, including transportation. The modalities for reimbursement of these costs will be resolved between the ICTY and ICTR.
If this proposal is acceptable to the ICTR, the Embassy proposes that this note and the affirmative note of the ICTR will constitute an Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the ICTR which will enter into force on the date of receipt of the ICTR's reply by the Embassy and will not exceed the duration of one year. If this date is later than 16 August 2005 this Agreement will have retroactive effect as from 16 August 2005.
The Royal Netherlands Embassy avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the ICTR the assurances of its highest consideration.
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