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Agreement on Illicit Traffic by Sea, implementing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

(ETS No. 156)

Open for signature by the member States of the Council of Europe which have already expressed their consent to be bound by the Vienna Convention, in Strasbourg, on 31 January 1995.

Entry into force: 1 May 2000.

Summary of the treaty

The Agreement is based on Article 17 of the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, done at Vienna on 20 December 1988. It sets up a basis for international co-operation between Parties, defines rules as regard competent authorities, rules governing the exercise of jurisdiction, proceedings, authorised measures, responsibilities for enforcement measures, and other general rules.