1111th meeting – 6-7 April 2011
Council of Europe Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (ETS No. 112) –
Request by the Philippines to be invited to accede
1. took note of the request of the Philippines to be invited to accede to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (ETS No. 112) and noted that the Committee of Ministers agreed in principle to granting this request;
2. instructed the Secretariat to consult the non-member states which are Contracting States to the Convention, i.e. Australia, the Bahamas, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mauritius, Mexico, Panama, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States of America and Venezuela, and set 10 June 2011 as the deadline for a reply;
3. agreed that, if there was no objection from the non-member states consulted, the decision to invite the Philippines to accede to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (ETS No. 112) would be regarded as adopted on 15 June 2011 (1116th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies);
4. agreed to resume consideration of this item if the non-member states consulted raised an objection concerning the accession of the Philippines to the Convention.