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DECISION OF COUNCIL OF HEADS OF STATES OF COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES

of April 2, 1999

About the Concept of interaction of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States in fight against crime

Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth of Independent States solved:

1. Approve the Concept of interaction of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States in fight against crime it (is applied).

2. Charge to the Executive Secretariat of the Commonwealth to approve notes and offers of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States and to introduce the Protocol to the Concept of interaction of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States in fight against crime for consideration of the regular meeting of Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

3. This Decision becomes effective from the date of its signing.

It is made in the city of Moscow on April 2, 1999 in one authentic copy in Russian. The authentic copy is stored in the Executive Secretariat of the Commonwealth of Independent States which will send to each state which signed this Decision, its verified copy.

 

For the Azerbaijan Republic

For the Kyrgyz Republic

For the Republic of Armenia

For the Russian Federation

For the Republic of Belarus

For the Republic of Tajikistan

For Georgia

For the Republic of Uzbekistan

For the Republic of Kazakhstan

For Ukraine

Approved by the Decision of Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth Independent of April 2, 1999

The concept of interaction of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States in fight against crime

The State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States (далееСНГ), considering that:

crime in the State Parties of the CIS more and more acquires transnational nature and really counteracts the undertaken social and economic reforms, encroaches on safety of the State Parties of the CIS, undermines belief of citizens in capability of government institutions to provide observance of their rights and freedoms;

the single criminal space in the territories of the State Parties of the CIS continues to remain, and the most dangerous types of criminal manifestations and tendency of crime are in many respects similar;

being consolidated at the territorial, interregional and international levels, criminal societies actively use the territories of the State Parties of the CIS for drug trafficking, legalization of the criminal income, plunder of national wealth, other criminal expansion;

tasks, functions, powers of the law enforcement and other state bodies performing fight against crime in case of some distinctions, generally match;

effective fight against crime can be provided on the basis of close interaction of the State Parties of the CIS,

accept this Concept of interaction of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States in fight against crime (further - the Concept).

I. General provisions

1. The purpose of this Concept is expansion and strengthening of cooperation and interaction of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States in fight against crime.

2. This Concept determines the principles, tasks, the main directions, forms and system of ensuring interaction of the State Parties of the CIS in fight against crime through the competent authorities determined by them, such as prosecutor's office, the law-enforcement bodies, security service and special services, tax police (service), Customs Service, bodies of protection of frontier and other state bodies performing fight against crime and also through the authorized bodies and bodies of industry cooperation of the CIS created for coordination and interaction in fight against crime (Coordination council of Attorney-Generals, Council of Ministers of internal affairs, Council of heads of security service and special services, Council of heads of Customs Services, Council of commanders of Border troops, Bureau for coordination of fight against organized crime and other dangerous types of crimes in the territory of the State Parties of the CIS and others).

3. Provisions of the Concept can be used in case of development of the legal base of cooperation and interaction of the State Parties of the CIS in fight against crime, the conclusion of bilateral and multilateral agreements and agreements.

II. Principles, tasks and main directions of interaction

1. Interaction of the State Parties of the CIS in fight against crime is performed on the basis of the principles:

respect of sovereignty of the states and strict observance of their national legal system, regulations and principles of international law;

enforcements of trust between competent authorities of the State Parties of the CIS;

priority of protection of human rights and freedoms;

equality of participants.

2. Task of interaction of the State Parties of the CIS in fight against crime is increase in overall performance of competent authorities according to the prevention, identification, suppression, disclosure and investigation of crimes, search of criminals, compensation of the damage caused by crimes, execution of punishments, enhancement of international legal regulations and the national legal system, and also their approved activities in fight, first of all, with:

terrorism, gangsterism, taking of hostages;

"custom" and serial murders;

stealing and human trafficking, bodies or tissues of the person for transplantation;

nayemnichestvo, illegal production or distribution of weapons of mass destruction, attacks on persons and organizations which use international protection, and other crimes against the world and safety of mankind;

illegal crossing of frontier of the State Parties of the CIS by terrorist groups and other criminal elements;

illegal migration;

counterfeiting, smuggling, legalization of the means and property acquired by the illegal way, tax and other offenses in economy causing damage to the State Parties of the CIS;

the crimes connected with illegal production and traffic in weapons, radioactive materials, ammunition, explosive and toxic agents, destructive devices;

illegal production and drug trafficking and psychotropic substances;

crimes in the field of intellectual property;

crimes in the field of computer information;

bribery, commercial bribery in the field of interstate, economic and other relations of the State Parties of the CIS;

violations of the law about environmental protection, pollution of waters, the atmospheres, the marine environment and other ecological crimes infringing on interests of the State Parties of the CIS;

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