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Ukraine signs enforcement of sentences agreement

Press Release
(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)
The Hague, 7 August 2007
CT/MOW/ PR1180e

Ukraine signs enforcement of sentences agreement

Ukraine today entered into an agreement on enforcement of sentences with the ICTY, which allows for the persons convicted before the Tribunal to serve their sentences in its prisons. The Ambassador of Ukraine in The Netherlands, Aleksandr Kupchyshyn, and the Tribunal's Registrar, Hans Holthuis, today signed the agreement.

The agreement makes Ukraine the twelfth state to enter into an enforcement of sentences agreement with the Tribunal. In addition to Ukraine, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, France, Spain, Denmark and Germany have entered into agreements on enforcement of sentences.

The Tribunal extends its gratitude to Ukraine and other UN Member States which concluded such enforcement agreements.