1. The authorities of a sending State shall notify the competent German authorities without delay in the event that they decide, in exercising jurisdiction under Article VII of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement, to undertake a prosecution which may lead to the imposition of the death penalty.Does anyone know whether this provision was actually ratified? If so, does it still remain in effect? (This may be an instance where CAAFlog's navalcentric nature may be a drawback -- very few Devil Dog or Squid lawyers will be familiar with Germany's SOFA provisions.)
2. Taking into consideration the provisions of German law, the authorities of a sending State shall not carry out a death penalty in the Federal Republic nor carry through a prosecution which may lead to the imposition of such a sentence in the Federal Republic.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
I understand that in 1993, the parties to the German Supplemental Agreement to the NATO SOFA negotiated an amendment that included the following Article 18A: