Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
June 7, 2011


(Adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 7, 2011)

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

HAVING SEEN:

The Observations and Recommendations of the Permanent Council on the annual reports of the organs, agencies and entities of the Organization (AG/doc.3830/99 add. 2), submitted in compliance with Article 91.f. of the Charter of the Organization of American States, and in particular those relating to the Annual Report of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CP/doc.4559/11);

The Model Legislation on Self-Propelled Submersible and Semi-Submersible Vessels (CICAD/doc.1891/11 corr. 2), approved by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) at its forty-ninth regular session, held in Paramaribo, Suriname, from May 4 to 6, 2011; and

The Final Report of the Forty-Ninth Regular Session of CICAD (CICAD/doc.1892/11) held in Paramaribo, Suriname, from May 4 to 6, 2011; and

CONSIDERING:

That the CICAD Groups of Experts is open to all member states, providing an opportunity to share experience, present initiatives, and promote cooperation;

That the above-mentioned Model Legislation of CICAD is an important tool in the development of a coordinated response to illicit drug trafficking and related offenses;

That the said Model Legislation of CICAD depends upon the input and expertise of the experts of the member states; and

That CICAD has approved the above-mentioned Model Legislation,

RESOLVES:

1. To note with satisfaction CICAD’s approval of the Model Legislation on Self-Propelled Submersible and Semi-Submersible Vessels (CICAD/doc.1891/11 corr. 2) at its forty-ninth regular session, held in Paramaribo, Suriname, from May 4 to 6, 2011.

2. To endorse CICAD’s Model Legislation on Self-Propelled Submersible and Semi-Submersible Vessels (CICAD/doc.1891/11 corr. 2) contained in the Appendix to this resolution, together with the editorial changes to the Model Legislation.

3. To invite the member states to adopt CICAD’s Model Legislation on Self-Propelled Submersible and Semi-Submersible Vessels, when appropriate, in accordance with their national laws.