1. Each State Party shall, in accordance with its
constitutional processes, adopt the necessary measures to implement its
obligations under this Convention. In particular, it shall:
Prohibit natural and legal persons anywhere on its territory or in any
other place under its jurisdiction as recognized by international law
from undertaking any activity prohibited to a State Party under this
Convention, including enacting penal legislation with respect to such
(b). Not permit in any place under its control any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Convention; and
Extend its penal legislation enacted under subparagraph (a) to any
activity prohibited to a State Party under this Convention undertaken
anywhere by natural persons, possessing its nationality, in conformity
with international law.
2. Each State Party shall cooperate with other State Parties and afford the appropriate form of legal assistance to facilitate the implementation of the obligations under paragraph 1.
Each State Party, during the implementation of its obligations under
this Convention, shall assign the highest priority to ensuring the
safety of people and to protecting the environment, and shall cooperate
as appropriate with other States Parties in this regard.
Relations between the State Party and the Organization
4. In order to fulfil its obligations under this Convention, each State Party shall designate or establish a National Authority to serve as the national focal point for effective liaison with the
Organization and other States Parties. Each State Party shall notify
the Organization of its National Authority at the time that this
Convention enters into force for it.
5. Each State Party shall
inform the Organization of the legislative and administrative measures
taken to implement this Convention.
6. Each State Party shall
treat as confidential and afford special handling to information and
data that it receives in confidence from the Organization in connection
with the implementation of this Convention. It shall treat such
information and data exclusively in connection with its rights and
obligations under this Convention and in accordance with the provisions
set forth in the Confidentiality Annex
Each State Party undertakes to cooperate with the Organization in the
exercise of all its functions and in particular to provide assistance to
the Technical Secretariat.