Law Approving the Kingdom of Cambodia to be a Member of Convention against the Taking of Hostages

The purpose of this law is to give the meaning of The Hostages Convention (formally the International Convention against the Taking of Hostages), which is a United Nations treaty by which states agree to prohibit and punish hostage taking. The treaty includes definitions of "hostage" and "hostage taking" and sets out the principle of aut dedere aut judicare: a party to the treaty must prosecute a hostage taker if no other state requests extradition for prosecution of the same crime.

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Field Value
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Document reference # NS/RKM/1005/028
Issuing agency/parties
  • Royal Palace
  • Ministry of Interior
Implementing agencies
  • Minister of Interior
  • Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Khmer
Formal type of document Law
  • Judiciary and courts
  • Laws and regulations
Copyright Yes
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Status Signed and in effect
Adoption date/Enacted/Promulgation date/Signing date 10/13/2005
Effective/Enforced Date 10/13/2005
Publication reference Royal Gazette of Cambodia

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Keywords Hostages