The agreement on procedure for the organization and holding joint anti-terrorist actions in the territories of state members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
of June 16, 2006
The state members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization which are hereinafter referred to as with the Parties
understanding that terrorism poses serious threat of peaceful life of the people of state members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization,
for the purpose of ensuring effective fight against terrorism in the territories of the Parties,
being convinced that at this conjuncture coordinated actions of the Parties in fight about terrorism are the imperative need,
considering that strengthening of cooperation of Parties to the case of fight against terrorism is equitable to interests of the people of state members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization,
aiming to create the legal basis of the organization and holding joint anti-terrorist actions in the territories of the Parties,
being guided by the Charter of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization of June 7, 2002, the Shanghai convention on fight against terrorism, separatism and extremism of June 15, 2001, the Agreement between state members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Regional anti-terrorist structure of June 7, 2002,
being guided by the national legal system, the conventional principles and rules of international law,
agreed as follows:
For the purposes of this agreement the concepts applied in it mean:
"joint anti-terrorist actions" - the events for fight against terrorism held by competent authorities of the Parties on the approved intention and the plan by forces of special anti-terrorist forming in the territories of the requesting Parties;
"special anti-terrorist forming" - the groups of specialists created by each Party according to its legislation for holding joint anti-terrorist actions;
"participants of joint anti-terrorist action" - the staff of divisions of special anti-terrorist forming, faces included in structure of governing body of joint anti-terrorist action, and other faces rendering assistance in holding joint anti-terrorist action;
"the requesting Party" - the Party which makes inquiry about the direction of special anti-terrorist forming for holding joint anti-terrorist actions in the territory;
"the required Party" - the Party to which the requesting Party makes inquiry about the direction of special anti-terrorist forming for holding joint anti-terrorist actions;
"request about rendering assistance" - the appeal of competent authority, the requesting Party to competent authority of the required Party about rendering assistance in holding joint anti-terrorist actions;
"competent authority" - the state body of the Party fighting according to its legislation terrorism and responsible for holding joint anti-terrorist actions;
"special means and materials of providing" - arms and military equipment, weapon and ammunition, the equipment, means of communication, equipments of special anti-terrorist forming, technical, transport and other special means and materials applied during joint anti-terrorist actions, and permitted for export from the territory of the required Party according to its legislation;
"RATS SCO executive committee" - Executive committee of Regional anti-terrorist structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
The legal basis of holding joint anti-terrorist actions is constituted by the legislation of the Parties, their international obligations, the conventional principles and rules of international law, and also this agreement.
Joint anti-terrorist events are held for the purpose of suppression of terrorist activities, including:
releases of the hostages taken by terrorists;
releases of the taken objects of the increased technological and ecological danger, the nuclear industry, transport, power, chemical productions and other objects;
neutralizations of destructive devices or other striking devices of difficult design;
suppression of activities of terrorists, terrorist groups and (or) organizations.
Participants of the joint anti-terrorist actions which are part of special anti-terrorist forming of the required Party during stay in the territory of the requesting Party respect the laws and customs of the requesting Party.
The requesting Party and the Party of transit respect legal status of participants of the joint anti-terrorist actions which are part special anti-terrorist forming of the required Party.
During stay of special anti-terrorist forming in the territory of the requesting Party and during transit across the territory of other Party, the Party are guided by the following:
the legislation of the requesting Party and Party of transit is not applied to participants of the joint anti-terrorist actions which are part of the special anti-terrorist forming of the required Party and participating in the held joint anti-terrorist events. Anyway they are under jurisdiction of the required Party;
when making offense the participant of joint anti-terrorist action bears responsibility according to the legislation of the state;
each of the Parties shall perform according to the legislation criminal prosecution of participants of the joint anti-terrorist actions which are part of its special anti-terrorist forming which committed crimes in the territory of the requesting Party;
in case of production of legal proceedings within rendering the Party to legal assistance are guided by the legislation and the undertaken international obligations.
The decision on holding joint anti-terrorist action is made jointly by the requesting and requested Parties in writing.
The requesting Party through the RATS SCO Executive committee inform other Parties on the made decision.
Based on the decision on holding joint anti-terrorist action the competent authority of the requesting Party sends to competent authority of the required Party inquiry for rendering assistance and notifies on it the RATS SCO Executive committee.
The inquiry is sent for rendering assistance in writing, including with use of technical means of transfer of the text.
The request about rendering assistance is signed by the head of competent authority of the requesting Party or person replacing it and (or) makes sure official stamp of this body.
In case of origin doubt in authenticity or content of request about rendering assistance the required Party can request additional confirmation.
Request about rendering assistance and the documents attached to it, and also other (operational) information go to competent authorities of the required Party, in the Russian or Chinese languages.
The request about rendering assistance shall contain;
the name of competent authority of the requesting Party;
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