Federal Law on the immunity of State-owned Ships

Ata Atun, Clelia Theodolou, Other Committee Members

 

Foundation Agreement

Annex III, Attachment 11, Law 32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Federal Law on the Implementation of the 1926 International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules concerning the immunity of State-owned Ships


 

 

 

It is hereby provided as follows:

 

Short title

 

1. This Law may be cited as the Federal Law on the Implementation of the 1926 International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Concerning the Immunity of State-owned Ships of 1926 and the Additional Protocol of 1934.

 

Interpretation

 

2. In this Law, unless the context otherwise requires -

 

“Convention” means the International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Concerning the Immunity of State-owned Ships, signed in Brussels on the 10th April 1926;

 

“Department” means the Department having the responsibility for maritime affairs;

 

“Member” means the member of the Presidential Council heading the Department;

 

“Gazette” means the federal Official Gazette;

 

“Protocol” means the additional Protocol of the Convention, which was signed in Brussels on 24th May 1934.

 

Competent Authority

 

3. The Competent Authority for the implementation of this Law, the Convention and the Protocol shall be the Member.

 

Criminal offences

 

4.-(1) The criminal offences that are provided in paragraph 1 of article 3 of the Convention and in paragraph 1 of article 2 of the Protocol, constitute a felony and shall be punishable with life imprisonment.

 

    (2) The criminal offences that are provided in paragraph 2 of article 3 of the Convention and in paragraph 2 of article 2 of the Protocol, constitute a felony and shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term of fifteen years, unless by virtue of a Law of the federal government or of either of the constituent states a heavier penalty is provided, in which event the relevant offence shall be punishable with that heavier penalty.

 

 

 

Regulations

 

5. The Presidential Council may make Regulations to be published in the Gazette for the better carrying into effect of the provisions of this Law, the Convention and the Protocol.