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Agreement Between The Parties To The North Atlantic Treaty Regarding The Status Of Their Forces

The Swedish Government is not bound by Article I of the agreement between the North Atlantic Treaty States Parties and the other States participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their armed forces, as this article refers to the provisions of Article VII of the agreement between the contracting parties to the North Atlantic Treaty on the status of their armed forces. which gives the States of origin the right to exercise jurisdiction over the territory of a host state when Sweden is a host state. This reservation does not apply to the appropriate measures taken by military authorities of state detachments that are immediately necessary to ensure the maintenance of order and security within the Force. The law of the former Soviet forces on the territory of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) was governed by the Treaty on Relations between the GDR and the Soviet Union of 20 September 1955. The subsequent withdrawal of Soviet forces was governed by two treaties concluded in 1990 with the former Soviet Union (treaty on temporary residence conditions and modalities for the gradual withdrawal of Soviet forces from the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany of 12 1990 (Bundesgesetzblatt 1991 1991, (p.256) and the Convention on Certain Provisional Measures of 9 October 1990 (Bundesgesetzblatt 1990 II , p. 1653) and the Convention on Certain Provisional Measures of 9 October 1990 (Bundesgesetzblatt 1990 II) S. 1653), 1991 II p.447). The total withdrawal of the former Soviet forces from Germany took place in 1994. For each mission abroad, the status of the Bundeswehr is governed by a bilateral or multilateral agreement with the host country. Statements by Austria on the occasion of the ratification of the agreement between the States Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other States participating in the Partnership for Peace on the Status of their Armed Forces (`PFP-SOFA`), the Austrian government intends, in concluding this agreement, to draw the attention of the PfP signatories to this point, that the recognition of the competence by the military authorities , in accordance with Article VII of the agreement “Between the contracting parties to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Status of their Armed Forces (“NATO SOFA”), does not apply to the exercise of jurisdiction by: the courts of a sending state on the territory of Austria; Austria hands over to the state authorities sending members of a force or a civil component or their relatives, in accordance with Article VII, Article 5 bis, on the condition that the death penalty is not imposed by the State of Sending in the exercise of the criminal court in accordance with Article VII of this agreement. Statement by Austria on the interpretation of the “Agreement between the States Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other States participating in the Partnership for Peace on the Status of their Armed Forces (PFP-SOFA) Austria understands that Article II of the agreement between the parties to the North Atlantic Treaty on the position of their armed forces (“NATO SOFA”) also applies to the activities of the military authorities concerned; 2. that Austria`s law, which must be respected in accordance with NATO Article II SOFA, includes, among other things, (i) relevant international instruments applicable under Austrian law; (ii) relevant Austrian legislation for the import, export and transfer of war materials under this agreement (see attached list); [List not added] 3.