The Kingdom of the Netherlands, in respect of Curaçao,
the International Criminal Police Organization (hereinafter referred to as “ICPO-Interpol” or “the Organization”),
In anticipation of the 22nd Americas Regional Conference of ICPO-INTERPOL, which will be held in Curaçao from 1 July to 3 July 2013, have agreed to the following:
Article 1. Entry into the host country territory [Vervallen per 15-04-2014]
3 The Organization will inform the Government of Curaçao promptly of all persons officially designated to attend the Conference. The Organization will also advise such persons to apply for visas, if necessary, in good time before the opening date of the Conference.
Article 2. Privileges and immunities of the organization [Vervallen per 15-04-2014]
Article 3. Inviolability of archives and correspondence of the Organization [Vervallen per 15-04-2014]
1 All documents belonging to the ICPO-INTERPOL or held by it in whatever form and, inter alia, its archives and accounts, shall be inviolable wherever they are located.
Article 4. Foreign exchange [Vervallen per 15-04-2014]
The ICPO-INTERPOL may, with regard to the Conference, without being subject to any financial controls, regulations or moratoria:
a) receive and hold funds and foreign exchange of all kinds, and operate accounts in all currencies on the territory of Curaçao;
b) freely transfer its funds and foreign exchange within the territory of Curaçao, and from its Headquarters or one of its Sub-Regional Bureaus to Curaçao and vice versa.
Article 5. Exemption from customs duties [Vervallen per 15-04-2014]
Administrative, technical and scientific material provided by the ICPO-INTERPOL for the 22nd Americas Regional Conference, as well as publications of the ICPO-INTERPOL and other official documents required for its work, and the usual gifts presented by or to the Secretary General and officials of the Organization during the 22nd Americas Regional Conference, shall be exempt from payment of import duties and taxes. The ICPO-INTERPOL undertakes to re-export all such material, publications and gifts that remain unused or undistributed at the end of the 22nd Americas Regional Conference.
Article 6. Privileges and immunities of participants [Vervallen per 15-04-2014]
The Kingdom of the Netherlands shall grant to the participants the privileges and immunities as detailed below, during their stay on the territory of Curaçao and during their journeys to and from the said territory, such privileges and immunities being granted for acts and missions accomplished with regard to the Conference. These privileges and immunities are the following:
a) immunity from personal arrest and detention and seizure of personal baggage except if caught in the act of committing an offence within the conditions defined by the law;
b) immunity from legal process for acts performed in the exercise of their official functions;
c) inviolability of all official papers and documents;
d) the same facilities with regard to foreign exchange as are granted to diplomatic agents.
Article 7. Diplomatic privileges [Vervallen per 15-04-2014]
In addition to the privileges and immunities granted by Article 6 above, the Secretary General, the members of the Executive Committee and their spouses and minor children shall be accorded the privileges, immunities, and facilities as are granted, in accordance with international law, to diplomatic agents.
Article 8. Use of immunities [Vervallen per 15-04-2014]
Article 9. Settlement of Disputes [Vervallen per 15-04-2014]
Unless the Parties decide otherwise, any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the present Agreement which cannot be settled by negotiation shall be submitted to arbitration by a tribunal composed of a single arbitrator appointed by the Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in accordance with the relevant Optional Rules for Arbitration involving international organizations and States. Such arbitration shall be final and binding. Each Party may however request the Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration to immediately appoint such an arbitrator to examine a request for provisional measures to protect its rights under the present Agreement. The place of arbitration shall be in The Hague (the Netherlands) and the language to be used in the proceedings of the tribunal shall be English.
Article 10. Entry into Force [Vervallen per 15-04-2014]
The present Agreement shall enter into force on the date of signature and shall remain in force for the duration of the Conference and for such additional period as is necessary for its preparation and winding up, the total duration of this Agreement, however, not to exceed one year.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized thereto, have concluded this Agreement.
DONE at Willemstad, 21 February 2013, and at, 2013, in duplicate, in the English language.
For the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in respect of Curaçao,
Mr Nelson G. Navarro
Minister of Justice of Curaçao
For the International Criminal Police Organization,
Ronald K. Noble
par délégation JM. Louboutin