English Translation of Equador and Assange’s Living Protocol Agreement
EMBASSY OF ECUADOR IN GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
SPECIAL PROTOCOL OF VISITS, COMMUNICATIONS
AND MEDICAL ATTENTION TO THE LORD JULIAN PAUL ASSANGE
Within the framework of the international diplomatic asylum instruments of which the Republic of Ecuador is a State Party, in order to guarantee the exercise of the fundamental rights of Mr. Julian Paul Assange while Ecuador recognizes him as a diplomatic asylum and to ensure the security of the officials and facilities of the Embassy of Ecuador in London, the Embassy and the asylee will follow the procedures established in this Special Protocol, the presentation of which was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador in the communication addressed to Mr. Julian Assange and its Legal Attorney’s August 24, 2018.
The provisions of this Special Protocol must be strictly complied with by the asylee and, as appropriate, by the Embassy of Ecuador, and have the purpose of facilitating the reception of visits in an orderly and safe manner, communicating with the outside of the Embassy. and the periodic medical care that Ecuador requires him to undergo and/or the asylee requires.
1. Everyone outside the Embassy or the Ecuadorian Government, without exception, want to see Mr. Julian Assange, must request permission in writing to the Head of the Embassy of Ecuador in London, to the following address: eecugranbretania @ ajcancilleria.gob.ec
2. The visit request must be sent to the Embassy, the aforementioned email, with an anticipation of at least 3 business except days concerned a medical visit. In said visit request it will be indicated:
a) First and last names of the applicant;
b) Type and number of identity document, country of issuance and nationality of the applicant. A copy of the document, in digital format, will be attached as an annex ;
e) Reason (s) for the visit, and indication if done personally or on behalf of another person, natural or legal;
d) Applicant profession, employer and address workplace;
e) Email and social network addresses of the applicant;
f) Brand, model, serial number, IMEI number and telephone number (if applicable) of each of the telephone sets, tablets, computers, cameras and other electronic equipment that the applicant wants to enter the Embassy and keep with them during their interview with the asylee. (If the visitor does not want to keep equipment with them during his interview with the asylee, he will not declare them in the visit request but he must leave any equipment such as the ones mentioned in the entrance door of the Embassy: The equipment will be returned at the exit to their owners);
g) Suggested date and time for the visit to Mr. Assange; Y,
h) Approximate duration of the visit.
3. In the event that a person wishes to visit the asylee frequently, or that the asylee wants to be visited frequently by a person (who will be called for the purposes of this Special Protocol “Frequent Visitor”), the Embassy and Mr. Julian Assange will agree on the periodicity of those visits. A “Frequent Visitor” will be required to declare only on the first visit the information contained in section 1 of this Special Protocol. After the second visit and on each subsequent occasion that arrives at the Embassy, you must only present the Identification Card indicated below, along with the information contained in the letters (f), at the entrance to the Embassy. , (g) and (h) of section 2 of this Special Protocol.
4. The Embassy will issue to each “Frequent Visitor” an Identification Letter that will include your photograph, the information required in (a) and (b) of section 2 and a date of validity of the Charter, which will last for 3 months. from your expedition. The Identification Letter may be renewed through a request in which the requirements of section 2 of this Special Protocol are completed again. The Security Staff of the Embassy will request, in each of the income of a “Frequent Visitor”, that the visitor declare the information contained in 2 (f) or leave the equipment consigned to the entrance of the Embassy.
5. The approval of a visit request will be communicated to the applicants by email only. Applicants will be admitted to the Embassy of Ecuador in London only when they have received such approval via email, which will have the approval of the Head of the Embassy and the consent of Mr. Julian Assange. In order to be admitted, all visitors must hand over to the security personnel of the Diplomatic Mission a hard copy of the email approving the visit and leave a personal identity document at the entrance.
6 The Embassy will not give explanations of the reasons why an application for a visit has been accepted or denied. The Embassy reserves the right to cancel at any time an authorization to visit Mr. Julian Assange as well as to cancel an Identification Letter and authorization to enter a Frequent Visitor.
7 In the case of Mr. Julian Assange wants to receive a person visiting within the premises of the Embassy, the visitor will be requested to comply with the same requirements set out in Section 2 of this Special Protocol. SE You will understand that Mr. Assange has given his consent to the visit because he requested it.
8 If a person presents himself at the Embassy without a prior appointment, he may only enter if the Chief of the Embassy grants a written authorization and. Mr. Assange gives his consent to the admission. The person in question will only be able to enter the Embassy after filling out the form that will be delivered to him at the entrance door, with the information included in section 2 of this Special Protocol, and present a copy of his passport or identity card to the Embassy. of identity (in case of being Ecuadorian).
9. No person, without exception, may enter the Embassy to visit Mr. Julian Assange if it has not been properly identified in the manner described in the preceding paragraphs. All visitors entering the Embassy’s headquarters must go through the control and security filters of the Diplomatic Mission. and leave with the Security Staff an identification document that will be returned upon departure. The visitor refuses to go through these filters or leave the identification. You can not enter the embassy.
10 Embassy shall maintain a written record of the visits to Mr. Assange, which shall include the information required marked visitors in this Special Protocol annexed incorporating requests for visits and identity documents presented. The original of the registry and its annexes will be kept in the archives of the Embassy. The Head of the Mission will send to the Ecuadorian Chancellery and to the public entities that will instruct him to send the Foreign Ministry, a copy of all the data of visits entered during each month, the first working day of the following month, via Quipux.eleven. The visits will only be given during working hours of the Embassy of Ecuador in London. Visits outside working hours, on weekends and holidays, will be made only if Mr. Julian Assange’s required, with a justification for that purpose and with the consent of the Chief of the Embassy of Ecuador, who shall provide that an official Embassy or security is present to receive the visitor and record their data. A copy of the application approved by the Head of the Embassy or his delegate must be delivered to the security personnel of the Diplomatic Mission for the respective registration.
12 In view of space and for security reasons, they can only enter the embassy to visit Mr. Assange up to three people at a time. Only the Chief of the Embassy may authorize the entry of a greater number of persons at the same time to be with Mr. Assange, in consideration of the reasons that exist for it and provided that the security of the Embassy and of the Embassy is not put at risk. asylee
13 By default the visitation established in this Special Protocol by Mr. Julian Assange, it is understood that if Mr. Assange rejects the conditions of the asylum and, in addition, it will be considered as a serious break of his obligations as an asylee to prevent the Republic of Ecuador from offering him the protection and security due. what may be causal for the termination of diplomatic asylum in accordance with current regulations.
14 Mr. Julian Assange and his visitors will observe a mandatory, respectful and courteous manner in dealing with the officials of the Embassy of Ecuador in London. Mr. Assange visitors not adequately behave in a visit to the asylee may not again enter the diplomatic mission.
15. Persons from outside the Embassy of Ecuador who violate the visiting conditions established in this Special Protocol – whether they are visiting applicants, ordinary visitors, Frequent Visitors or persons not admitted by the Diplomatic Mission due to their lack of proper behavior during a visit to the Asylum – will be reported to the British authorities that provide security service to diplomatic missions accredited in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, for affecting the security of the Embassy of Ecuador and its officials.
16 Mr. Julian Assange will have access to the internet by connecting to the Wi-Fi service provided by the Embassy of Ecuador in London, after notification of this Special Protocol to the asylee. The Embassy will give you the technical details so you can connect, as soon as the service provider has activated it.
17 Mr. Assange will use his own computer and mobile communication device to connect to the internet and make his telephone calls through that channel, in accordance with the provisions of section
16. All additional communication costs to the wireless internet service of the Embassy, they must be paid by Mr. Julian Assange. The Embassy will not pay for any other form or channel of communication that Mr. Assange wants to use.
18 Except in exceptional cases and only with written authorization from the Head of the Diplomatic Mission, the Embassy may provide the asylee with the use of telephone lines or the Internet service of the Diplomatic Mission, or the use of computers of diplomatic officials.
19 Admission to the Embassy’s headquarters of telephones, mobile phones. tablets, computers and any other electronic device must have prior written authorization from the Head of Mission, who will request the written detail of the brand, model, serial number and telephone number (if applicable) of each of them. The detail of the electronic equipment will be included in the request for visits described in number 2 of this Special Protocol.
20. The Head of the Diplomatic Mission will denounce for an attack against the security of the Embassy, before the competent British authorities, the person who enters the Embassy with, equipment not declared or not accepted by the Head of the Diplomatic Mission.
21. Installation of all types of electronic devices, permanent or – temporary, on the premises or on the perimeter of the Embassy as well as the manipulation of electrical and electronic devices in the headquarters of the Embassy must be authorized previously and in writing by the Head of Mission.
22 If Mr. Julian Assange or any of your visitors or associates install or operate unauthorized writing by the Head of the Diplomatic Mission of Ecuador, the Government of Ecuador reserves the right to impound through security personnel such equipment or ordering equipment British authorities entering the embassy to seize them if Ecuadorian security personnel could not do it. Additionally, the Embassy made the complaint referred to in section 21 of the Special Protocol.
23. The Embassy of Ecuador in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Ecuadorian State will not be responsible for the contents of communications, statements, documents, messages through social networks or any other expression of ideas or opinions, by any means, that Mr. Julian Assange performs while he is inside the Diplomatic Mission of Ecuador in London.
24 Mr. Julian Assange is reminded that as long as the Republic of Ecuador recognizes him as an asylee. must, in exercising its right of communication and freedom of expression from the Embassy of Ecuador in London, comply scrupulously with the conventional and customary norms of diplomatic asylum , among others, especially, the prohibition to carry out activities that could be considered as political and interference in the internal affairs of other States, or that may cause harm to the good relations of Ecuador with any other State, whatever form is used to execute said activities.
25 Failure to comply with any of the obligations set forth in the preceding paragraph and in international treaties on diplomatic asylum that is a State Party to Ecuador, as well as other possible consequences, lead to the termination of the asylum of Mr. Julian Assange, in accordance with national and international standards. Such non-compliance may entail. in addition, the immediate disconnection of Internet access provided by the Embassy, for which the Head of the Mission, in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will draw up a Special Act .
C. MEDICAL ATTENTION
26 In order to safeguard the health and mental and physical well-being of Mr. Assange, the asylee must undergo quarterly evaluations with medical specialists designated and paid by Mr. Assange himself.
27 The Embassy will coordinate in writing with Mr. Julian Assange the moment in which he must submit to the first quarterly examination and then, every three months, he will remind him to carry out his next appointment. If the asylee refuses to make the quarterly medical evaluation, it will be considered as a serious fault of his obligations as an asylee in the Embassy of Ecuador since that refusal would prevent the Ecuadorian State from guaranteeing an adequate and periodic control of his physical well-being.
28 Mr. Assange may be assisted by medical personnel requested by Mr. Assange, at any time that he requires. To enter the Embassy and attend to Mr. Assange, the medical staff will not require a prior appointment and they will only have to present a professional identification at the door of the Embassy accrediting them as health workers, and to register with the security personnel of the Embassy. . As far as possible and if it is not an emergency medical attention, Mr. Julian Assange should keep the list of his treating doctors updated to facilitate identification and expedite admission to the Embassy.
29 The results of the quarterly evaluations or of medical attention, in general, will only be known by Mr. Assange. The privacy of said data will be protected in accordance with Ecuadorian legislation.
30 In case of medical emergency or at the express request of Mr. Assange, the Head of the Mission will authorize his transfer, as soon as possible, to receive care in specialized medical centers outside the Embassy. For this case, Emergency Protocols A and B will be followed, the texts of which are reproduced at the end of this document, as ANNEX I, which were drafted with the knowledge and consent of Mr. Julian Assange. The contact list of Emergency Protocol B will be updated monthly in coordination with the asylee.
31 The Ecuadorian State shall not be liable for the effects of Mr. Assange’s health conditions that have not been disclosed to the Ecuadorian State, freely and voluntarily and in due time, by Mr. Assange or the physicians who evaluate or treat him.
32 In order to safeguard the health conditions of the premises of the Embassy, Mr. Julian Assange and visitors keep the cleanliness and hygiene of the bathroom and other spaces used within the Embassy. For the same reasons, Mr. Julian Assange will be responsible for the well-being, food, cleanliness and proper care of your pet. If you did not pay attention due to pet, the Head of Mission will request Mr. Assange to deliver the pet to another person or an animal shelter outside the Diplomatic Mission.
In view of budget cuts. the Embassy will not be able to pay any expenses of food, medical care, laundry or other expenses related to the stay of Mr. Julian Assange as of December 1, 2018. The Embassy will only continue paying. from 1 December 2018, the cost of basic services Property: rent, electricity, water, heating, and wireless communications service that stated in this Protocol.
Failure to comply with the obligations contained in this Special Protocol by the asylee may result in the termination of diplomatic asylum by the Ecuadorian State in accordance with relevant international instruments. The Ecuadorian State reserves the right to accept or reject the explanations that Mr. Assange may give in writing regarding the breach of the obligations of this Protocol.
This Special Protocol will become effective upon delivery of a copy, together with an English translation, to Mr. Julian Paul Assange. The Head of the Mission of Ecuador will draw up a Delivery-Reception Act, endorsed by the Consul of Ecuador in London, which will be forwarded to the Foreign Ministry of Ecuador by Quipux.
This Special Protocol may be modified by the Embassy of Ecuador at any time advised by the circumstances. The Chief of the Diplomatic Mission will notify in writing of the changes in the present Protocol to Mr. Julian Assange, which will take effect as soon as said notification occurs.
London, October 11, 2018
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