Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.190 - Protocol amending the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism
Nature of declaration : Reservations
Status as of 22/09/2019
BelgiumReservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 August 2007 - Or. Fr.
The Belgian Government declares that it intends to maintain the reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification of the European Convention on the Supression of Terrorism done in Strasbourg on 17 January 1977. (Reservation made pursuant to Article 13.1 of the Convention).
Therefore, the Belgian Government declares the following:
"With due observance of Article 16, paragraph 5, of the Convention, Belgium reserves the right to refuse extradition in respect of any offence mentioned in Article 1, paragraph 1, under a) up to and including h), with the exception of sub-paragraph d), and Article 1, paragraph 2, insofar as the latter covers any offence mentioned in the first paragraph, under a) up to and including h), with the exception of sub-paragraph d), of the Convention, which it considers to be a political offence or an offence connected with a political offence; in these cases, Belgium undertakes to take into due consideration, when evaluating the character of the offence, its particularly serious aspects, including :
a. that it created a collective danger to the life, physical integrity or liberty of persons; or,
b. that it affected persons foreign to the motives behind it; or
c. that cruel or vicious means have been used in the commission of the offence."
Articles concerned : 12