List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 141

Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime

Status as of: 30/9/2014

 

    Albania :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Albania, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 31 October 2001 - Or. Fr.

For the purpose of Article 23 of the Convention, the responsible authority for Albania is the Directory for the co-ordination of the fight against money laundering.

The address of this directory is:

MINISTRY OF FINANCE OF ALBANIA
Rruga « Deshmoret e Kombit »
Tirana – Albania
Phone: + 355 42 486 40
Fax: + 355 42 486 40
e-mail: info@minfin.gov.al

Period covered: 1/2/2002 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Andorra :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification and in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Andorra, dated 28 July 1999, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 28 July 1999 - Or. Fr./Cat. and partialy withdrawn in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Principality of Andorra, dated 3 June 2013, registered at the Secretariat General on 5 June 2013 – Or. Engl.

According to the commitments derived from the Monetary Agreement signed between the Principality of Andorra and the European Commission, the Government of Andorra has decided to amend the reservation formulated with regards to Article 2, paragraph 2, of the Convention, contained in the instrument of ratification deposited before the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on 28 July 1999. The reservation should now read as follows:

In accordance with Article 2, paragraph 2, the Andorran State declares that paragraph 1 of Article 2 applies only to criminal offences or to categories of criminal offences provided for in Andorran national legislation which have a maximum penalty of loss of liberty exceeding one year and do not constitute a tax offence.

Note by the Secretariat : The reservation made on 28 July 1999 read as follows :
"In accordance with Article 2, paragraph 2, the Andorran State declares that paragraph 1 of Article 2 applies only to criminal offences or to categories of criminal offences provided for in Andorran national legislation concerning the laundering of money or values derived from crime."
Period covered: 1/11/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification and in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Andorra, dated 28 July 1999, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 28 July 1999 - Or. Fr./Cat.

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, the Andorran State declares that paragraph 1 of Article 6 applies only to predicate offences or categories of such offences provided for in Andorran national legislation concerning the laundering of money or values derived from crime.
Period covered: 1/11/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification and in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Andorra, dated 28 July 1999, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 28 July 1999 - Or. Fr./Cat.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, the Andorran State declares that paragraph 2 of Article 14 applies only subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of the Andorran legal system.
Period covered: 1/11/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification and in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Andorra, dated 28 July 1999, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 28 July 1999 - Or. Fr./Cat.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, the Andorran State declares that service of judicial documents can be effected only through the central authority, which is the Administration of Justice or the President of the “Batllia”.
Period covered: 1/11/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification and in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Andorra, dated 28 July 1999, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 28 July 1999 - Or. Fr./Cat.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, the documents sent to the Andorran State should be drafted in or translated into Catalan, Spanish, French or English.
Period covered: 1/11/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification and in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Andorra, dated 28 July 1999, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 28 July 1999 - Or. Fr./Cat.

In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 32, information or evidence provided by the Andorran State under this chapter may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/11/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification and in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Andorra, dated 28 July 1999, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 28 July 1999 - Or. Fr./Cat.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, the central authority is:
Administration of Justice or the President of the «Batllia»
Edifici de les Columnes
Avinguda Tarragona
Andorra la Vella
Principat d''Andorra

Tel : 861 661
Fax : 867 661
Period covered: 1/11/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification and in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Andorra, dated 28 July 1999, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 28 July 1999 - Or. Fr./Cat.

As the legal system of Andorra contains already almost all the measures referred to in the Convention of Strasbourg, accession to the said Convention implies for the Andorran State only slight adaptations of its legal system which will be taken into consideration during future legislative reforms. As concerns the respect of rights and obligations resulting from the accession to this Convention, without relinquishing the specific characteristics of the internal legislation, particularly concerning the protection of individual freedoms and the rights of third parties in good faith, and concerning the protection of the national sovereignty and the general interest, Andorra undertakes to respect the obligations between States provided for in the Convention of Strasbourg for the fight against the laundering of money and values derived from crime, and to collaborate, through its judicial authorities and in the framework of reciprocity, with the other States respecting the provisions of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/11/1999 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Armenia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 24 November 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 2, the Republic of Armenia declares that paragraph 1 of Article 2 shall apply to the following categories of crimes:

a) Crimes against Property
b) Crimes against Economic Activity
c) Crimes against Public Security
d) Crimes against Public Health
e) Crimes against the Foundations of Constitutional Order and Security of the State
f) Crimes against State service

The Republic of Armenia reserves the right of further adding other categories of criminal activities.
Period covered: 1/3/2004 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 24 November 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 6, the Republic of Armenia declares that paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Convention shall apply to all categories of crimes set forth in its declaration made in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 2.
Period covered: 1/3/2004 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 24 November 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 14, the Republic of Armenia declares that paragraph 2 of Article 14 applies only subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/3/2004 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 24 November 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 25, the Republic of Armenia declares that the requests and supporting documents to be sent to the Armenian authorities shall be accompanied by a certified translation into Armenian or into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 1/3/2004 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 24 November 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 32, the Republic of Armenia declares that information or evidence provided it under Chapter III may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/3/2004 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 24 November 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 23 of the Convention, the Republic of Armenia communicates that the central authorities designated in pursuance of paragraph 1 of Article 23 are:

a) the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, in respect of requests for the enforcement of judgments in force,

b) the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Armenia, in respect of requests at criminal prosecution stage.
Period covered: 1/3/2004 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Australia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited at the Secretariat General on 31 July 1997 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, Australia declares that judicial documents should be served only through its central authority.
Period covered: 1/11/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited at the Secretariat General on 31 July 1997 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, Australia declares that it reserves the right to require that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests be accompagnied by a translation into English.
Period covered: 1/11/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited at the Secretariat General on 31 July 1997 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 32, paragraph 2, Australia declares that information or evidence provided by it under Chapter III of the Convention may not, without the prior consent of the competent Australian authorities, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/11/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited at the Secretariat General on 31 July 1997 - Or. Engl.

The Government of Australia declares that, in accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, the central authority of Australia designated in pursuance of Article 23, paragraph 1, is as follows:


Mutual Assistance Unit
International Branch
Criminal Law Division
Attorney-General''s Department
Robert Garran Offices
National Circuit
BARTON ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA.
Period covered: 1/11/1997 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Austria :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 7 July 1997 - Or. Engl./All.

The Republic of Austria declares in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, that Article 6, paragraph 1, will apply only to predicate offences which are crimes ("Verbrechen") under Austrian penal legislation (paragraph 17 of the Austrian Penal Code).
Period covered: 1/11/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 7 July 1997 - Or. Engl./All.

The modalities of serving judicial documents under Article 21, paragraph 2, will be permitted in Austria only insofar as provided for in another bilateral or multilateral treaty.
Period covered: 1/11/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Austria, dated 4 July 1997, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 7 July 1997 - Or. Engl.

The central authority under Article 23 is:

Bundesministerium für Justiz
Museumsstraße 7
1070 Wien
Period covered: 1/11/1999 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Azerbaijan :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 July 2003 – Or. Engl.

The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it will be unable to guarantee compliance with the provisions of the Convention in its territories occupied by the Republic of Armenia until these territories are liberated from that occupation (the schematic map of the occupied territories is enclosed).
Period covered: 1/11/2003 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 July 2003 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that in pursuance of paragraph 1 of this article, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan is designated as the central authority of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The address is : 1 Inshaatchilar Avenue, 370073 Baky, Republic of Azerbaijan.
Period covered: 1/11/2003 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 July 2003 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that paragraph 1 of Article 6 shall apply only to the predicate offences specified in the criminal legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Period covered: 1/11/2003 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 July 2003 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that the provisons of Article 14, paragraph 2, of the Convention shall apply only subject to the constitutional principles of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Period covered: 1/11/2003 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 July 2003 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that judicial documents shall be served through the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Period covered: 1/11/2003 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 July 2003 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that requests and documents supporting such requests shall be accompanied by a translation into Azerbaijani or English.
Period covered: 1/11/2003 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 July 2003 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 32, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that information or evidence provided by the Republic of Azerbaijan may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/11/2003 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32

 

    Belgium :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 28 January 1998 - Or. Fr.

Belgium declares that the central authority, designated in pursuance of Article 23, paragraph 1, of the Convention, is the Ministère de la Justice, Administration de la légalisation pénale et des droits de l''homme, Service des cas individuels en matière de coopération judiciaire internationale, 115 Bd de Waterloo, B-1000 BRUXELLES.
Period covered: 1/5/1998 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Bosnia and Herzegovina :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina, dated 30 November 2004 and registered at the Secretariat General on the same day – Or. Fr.

Bosnia and Herzegovina declares that the central authority responsible for matters concerning the Convention is the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina which, at a national level, acts as the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina :

Ministarstvo Sigurnosti Bosne i Hercegovine
(Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Minister Mr Barisa COLAK
Trg Bosne i Hercegovine br. 1
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel. and Fax: +387 33 213 623.
Period covered: 30/11/2004 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Bulgaria :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 2 June 1993 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3 of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that the provisions of Article 14, paragraph 2 shall apply only subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/10/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 2 June 1993 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3 of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that, for each individual case, it will require requests and supporting documents sent to it pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 1 to be accompanied by a translation into Bulgarian or into such one of the official languages of the Council of Europe as it shall indicate.
Period covered: 1/10/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 2 June 1993 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 32, paragraph 2 of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that information or evidence provided by it under Chapter III of the Convention may not, without the prior consent of the competent Bulgarian authorities, be used or transmitted by the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/10/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 2 June 1993 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Bulgaria declares, with regard to the application of Article 15 of the Convention, that it proposes to conclude reciprocal agreements whereby property to which it may have a claim and which has been confiscated by a Party to the Convention will be returned.
Period covered: 1/10/1993 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 15

 

    Croatia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 11 October 1997 - Or. Cro./Engl.

The Republic of Croatia does hereby declare that the Central Authority designated in pursuance of Article 23, paragraph 1, of the Convention is the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia, Ulica grada Vukovara 33, 10000 Zagreb.
Period covered: 1/2/1998 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Cyprus :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 14 November 1996, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 23 the Central Authority designated in pursuance of paragraph 1 of this Article is:

The Ministry of Justice and Public Order, Nicosia - Cyprus.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 14 November 1996, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996 - Or. Engl., and partially withdrawn by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 7 November 2001, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 November 2001 - Or. Engl.


In accordance with Article 40, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Cyprus amends/partially withdraws the reservation made in respect of Article 2, paragraph 2, following a relevant amendment, No. 152(1)/2000 dated 17 January 2000, to the Cyprus Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering Activities Law No 61(1) of 1996 by which the list of predicate offences was abolished.

The reservation now read as follows :

Confiscation measures

In accordance with Article 2, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Cyprus declares that paragraph 1 of this article shall apply to offences punishable with more than one year of imprisonment.

_____
Note by the Secretariat: The reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996, read as follows :

"In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 2, paragraph 1 of this Article shall apply only to offences as specified in its relevant domestic legislation.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 14 November 1996, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996 - Or. Engl. , and partially withdrawn by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 7 November 2001, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 November 2001 - Or. Engl.


In accordance with Article 40, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Cyprus amends/partially withdraws the reservation made in respect of Article 6, paragraph 4, following a relevant amendment, No. 152(1)/2000 dated 17 January 2000, to the Cyprus Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering Activities Law No 61(1) of 1996 by which the list of predicate offences was abolished.

The reservation now read as follows :

Laundering Offences

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Republic of Cyprus declares that paragraph 1 of this article shall apply to the predicate offences specified in its relevant domestic legislation which are offences punishable with more than one year of imprisonment.

_____
Note by the Secretariat : The reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996, read as follows :
"In accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 6, paragraph 1 of this Article shall apply only to the predicate offences specified in its relevant domestic legislation."
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 14 November 1996, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 14, paragraph 2 of this Article shall apply only subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 14 November 1996, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 21, judicial documents should be served only through its Central Authority which is: The Ministry of Justice and Public Order.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 14 November 1996, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 25, it reserves the right to require that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into the English language which is one of the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 14 November 1996, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 32, information or evidence provided by it under this Convention may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32

 

    Czech Republic :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the intrument of ratification, on 19 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

The Czech Republic designates that the central authorities in the sense of Article 23.1 of the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime shall be:

1. In case of criminal proceedings: the Office of the Attorney General of the Czech Republic within proceedings before a criminal charge is brought and the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic within proceedings following the bringing of the criminal charge;
2. In all other cases: the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic.

Addresses of the above-mentioned central authorities:

Nejvyssi státni zastupitelstvi Ceské republiky
(Office of the Attorney General of the Czech Republic)
Jezuitská 4
660 55 Brno

Ministerstvo spravedìnosti Ceské republiky
(Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic)
Vysehradská 16
128 10 Praha 2

Ministerstvo financi Ceské republiky
(Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic)
Letenská 15
118 10 Praha 1.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Denmark :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 19 November 1996 - Or. Fr.

With regard to Article 21, paragraph 2, Denmark reserves the right to apply the provisions of the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 19 November 1996 - Or. Fr.

With regard to Article 25 paragraph 3, requests and supporting documents from countries other than Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden or the United Kingdom must be accompanied by a translation into either Danish or one of the official languages of the Council of Europe. With regard to voluminous documents, Denmark reserves the right, as appropriate, to require a Danish translation or to have one made at the expense of the requesting party.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification and in a Note Verbale handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 19 November 1996 - Or. Fr.

Until notification to the contrary, the Convention shall not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 38


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 19 November 1996 - Or. Fr.

The Government of Denmark designated:

The Ministry of Justice
Slotsholmsgade 10
1216 Copenhague K
Denmark

as competent authority in accordance with Article 23 of the said Convention.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Estonia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 10 May 2000 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 21, paragraph 2 of the Convention, the judicial documents shall be served through the Ministry of Justice.
Period covered: 1/9/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 10 May 2000 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, the requests and their annexes presented to the Republic of Estonia shall be accompanied by a translation into English.
Period covered: 1/9/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 10 May 2000 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 1, the Central authority shall be:

Ministry of Justice
Tönismägi Street, 5a
EE-15191 Tallinn
Period covered: 1/9/2000 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Finland :


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Finland, dated 9 March 1994, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of acceptance, on 9 March 1994 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention the request and the annexed documents shall be drawn up in Finnish, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian or in English, French or German, or be accompanied by a translation into one of these languages.
Period covered: 1/7/1994 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Finland, dated 9 March 1994, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of acceptance, on 9 March 1994 - Or. Engl.

Central Authority : Ministry of Justice
Eteläesplanadi 10
P.O. BOX 1
SF-00131 Helsinki
FINLAND
Tel : (19) 358-0-18251
Telefax (19) 358-0-1825224

Liaison Officer
Senior Ministerial Secretary
Hannu Taimisto.
Period covered: 1/7/1994 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    France :


Declaration contained in the instrument of approval, deposited on 8 October 1996 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the central authority provided for in Article 23, paragraph 1, with regard to the French Republic is the: "Ministère de la Justice, Direction des affaires criminelles et des grâces, Bureau de l''entraide répressive internationale, 13 Place Vendôme, 75042 PARIS Cedex 01".
Period covered: 1/2/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Declaration contained in the instrument of approval, deposited on 8 October 1996 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 38 of the Convention, the Government of the Republic declares that the said Convention shall apply to the whole territory of the Republic subject, with regard to the Overseas territories, to the entry into force in respect of these territories of the new criminal code, which will be notified to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 1/2/1997 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 38

 

    Georgia :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Georgia, dated 6 September 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 8 September 2004 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 23 of the Convention, Georgia declares that the names and positions of the central authorities designated by the Georgian Government, who are responsible for the proper functioning of the Convention are :

– Mr Nikoloz GEGUTCHADZE, Head of the Financial Monitoring Service of Georgia
National Bank of Georgia – 3/5 Leonidze str. – Tbilisi 0105
Tel.: (995.32)92.36.78/92.33.48 – Fax : (995.32)93.69.41 – Email : Nikag@fms.gov.ge

– Mr Kakhaber GURASASHVILI, Head of the Division of the Management of Civil, Financial and Industrial Law, Legal Expertise of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Tel. (995.32)75.82.62

– Mr Valeri TSERTSCADZE, Head of the Legal Expertise Service of the Prosecutor General of Georgia – Tel. (995.99)19.34.89
Period covered: 8/9/2004 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Germany :


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representation of Germany, dated 16 September 1998, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 16 September 1998 - Or. Fr./Germ. and partially withdrawn in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Germany, dated 30 July 2014, registered at the Secretariat General on 4 August 2014 – Or. Engl.

Article 6, paragraph 1, applies only to the following predicate offences or categories of such offences:

1. crimes (Article 12, paragraph 1, of the German Criminal Code - StGB), ie offences punishable with imprisonment of not less than one year;

2. misdemeanours of receiving bribes (Article 332 paragraph 1, also in combination with paragraph 3 of the StGB) and bribery (Article 334 of the StGB);

3. misdemeanours under Article 29, paragraph 1, sentence 1, No. 1, of the Narcotics Act (Betäubungsmittelgesetz) or under Article 29, paragraph 1, No. 1, of the Raw Materials Surveillance Act (Grundstoffüberwachungsgesetz);

4. misdemeanours of organised smuggling committed by a gang with the use of violence (Article 373 of the German Tax Code - Abgabenordnung) or with the handling for gain of property obtained through tax fraud (Article 374 of the Tax Code), each in combination with Article 12, paragraph 1 of the Common Market Organisations Implementation Act (Gesetz zur Durchführung der Gemeinsamen Marktorganisationen);

5.[misdemeanours committed for gain or by a member of a gang formed for the purpose of repeatedly carrying out one of the following acts constituting the elements of one of the following offences: [traffic in human beings*] (Article 180b of the StGB), procuring (Article 181a of the StGB), theft (Article 242 of the StGB), embezzlement (Article 246 of the StGB), extortion (Article 253 of the StGB), handling of stolen goods (Article 259 of the StGB), fraud (Article 263 of the StGB), computer fraud (Article 263a of the StGB), fraudulently obtaining subsidies (Article 264 of the StGB), breach of trust (Article 266 of the StGB), falsification of documents (Article 267 of the StGB), falsification of evidence (Article 269 of the StGB), illegal organisation of gambling (Article 284 of the StGB), illegal handling of dangerous waste (Article 326, paragraphs 1, 2 and 4, of the StGB), illegal handling of radioactive substances or other dangerous substances and goods (Article 328, paragraphs 1, 2 and 4, of the StGB),[ incitement to make an improper application for asylum*] (Section 84 of the Asylum Procedure Act - AsylVfG), [smuggling of aliens*] (Section 92a of the Aliens Act - AuslG);*]

6. [misdemeanours committed by a member of a criminal organisation (Article 129 of the StGB).*]
(Misdemeanours - Vergehen - are offences for which the minimum penalty is imprisonment of less than one year or a fine - cf Article 12, paragraph 2, of the StGB).

[*Note by the Secretariat: See declaration dated 4 August 2014.]
Period covered: 1/1/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representation of Germany, dated 16 September 1998, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 16 September 1998 - Or. Fr./Germ.

Wherever requests and supporting documents are not drawn up in German, they shall be accompanied by a translation into German or into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 1/1/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representation of Germany, dated 16 September 1998, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 16 September 1998 - Or. Fr./Germ.

The Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (Bundeskriminalamt) is designated the central authority responsible for the transmission of requests to the authorities competent for their execution.
Period covered: 1/1/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Partial withdrawal of reservation contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Germany, dated 30 July 2014, registered at the Secretariat General on 4 August 2014 – Or. Engl.

The Federal Republic of Germany partly withdraws the reservation to Article 6, paragraph 1, of the Convention, contained in the declaration of 16 September 1998, to the extent that Article 6, paragraph 1, now also applies to the following predicate offences in addition to those specified in the declaration of 16 September 1998.

Additions to number 5:
Counterfeiting of debit and other cards, cheques and promissory notes (section 152a of the German Criminal Code – StGB), causing wrong entries to be made in public records (section 217 of the StGB), making false entries in public records (section 348 of the StGB), tax evasion (section 370 of the Fiscal Code – AO), offences under the German Securities Trading Act – WpHG (section 38(1) to (3) and (5) of the WpHG), punishable infringement of symbols (section 143 of the Act on the Protection of Trade Marks and Symbols – MarkenG), punishable infringement of a Community trade mark (section 143a of the MarkenG), punishable use of indications of geographical origin (section 144 of the MarkenG), unlawful exploitation of copyrighted works (section 106 of the Copyright Act – UrhG), unlawful affixing of designation of author (section 107 of the UrhG), infringement of related rights (section 108 of the UrhG), unlawful exploitation on a commercial scale (section 108a of the UrhG), infringement of technological measures and rights-management information (section 108b of the UrgH), offences under the German Utility Models Act (section 25 of the GebrMG), offences under the German Design Act (section 51 of the DesignG), infringement of a Community design (section 65 of the DesignG), offences under the Patent Act (section 142 of the PatG), offences under the Semiconductor Protection Act (section 10 of the HalbSchG), offences under the Plant Variety Protection Act (section 39 of the SortSchG);

Additions to number 6:
Misdemeanours to prepare a serious violent offence endangering the state (section 89a of the StGB), to form a criminal organisation (section 129 of the StGB), to form a terrorist organisation with the aim of threatening the commission of specified serious offences (section 129a (3) of the StGB) or to support a terrorist organisation (section 129 (5) of the StGB), or any of the above committed in relation to organisations abroad (in conjunction with section 129b (1) of the StGB), as well as misdemeanours committed by a member of a criminal or terrorist organisation under sections 129 or 129a of the StGB, also for criminal or terrorist organisations abroad (in conjunction with section 129b (1) of the StGB).

(Misdemeanours - Vergehen - are offences for which the minimum penalty is imprisonment of less than one year or a fine, cf section 12(2) of the StGB).

The following offences, which were already specified in the declaration of 16 September 1998, shall now appear in the following place:

Under number 6:
Trafficking in human beings (sections 232 (1) and (2), 233 (1) and (2), and 233a of the StGB), incitement to make an improper application for asylum (section 84 of the Asylum Procedure Act – AsylVfG), smuggling in foreigners (section 96 of the Residence Act – AufenthG).
Period covered: 4/8/2014 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6

 

    Greece :


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 22 June 1999 - Or. Fr.

Article 2, paragraph 1, of the Convention shall apply only to the following offences:

1. Crimes provided for in the law on fight against the spread of drugs:
1.a. Importing drugs into the country, exporting drugs out of the country or transiting drugs through the country.
1.b) Selling, purchasing, offering, making available or distributing to third parties by any means, storing or keeping drugs, or acting as intermediary in the commission of any of these offences.
1.c) Introducing drugs or contriving to facilitate their introduction into camps, police cells for all categories of under-age prisoners, collective workplaces or housing, hospitals or health centres.
1.d) Contriving in any manner to mix drugs with food products, drinks or other items intended for human consumption or that are likely to be consumed.
1.e) Preparing articles belonging to the category of controlled drugs or soporific substances, or illegally importing, supplying, producing, preparing, selling, making available, transporting, possessing or distributing precursor substances or apparatus or equipment, where it is known that they are used or will be used for the purposes of illegal production, cultivation or preparation of drugs, or, generally, for purposes other than that which originally justified the import, export, transport or processing of these precursors.
1.f) Cultivating or harvesting any plant of the Indian hemp family, the opium poppy, any plant species of the Brazilwood family, or any other plant from which narcotic substances are derived.
1.g) Possessing or transporting drugs by whatever manner or means, whether within the country''s territory, by navigating along the territorial zone or crossing territorial waters, or by flying in Greek air space.
1.h) Knowingly sending or receiving parcels, samples without commercial value or letters containing any sort of drug, or authorising a third party to send or receive such items.
1.i) Making available premises of any kind to a third party for the use of drugs, or communicating the address of a shop where drugs are systematically used, or being aware of such use as an employee of such a shop.
1.j) Contributing by any means to the spread of drug use.
1.k) Adulterating or selling adulterated articles from the list of controlled drugs.
1.l) Forging a medical prescription, falsifying or using a forged or falsified prescription in order to obtain narcotic substances for the purposes of trafficking in them.
1.m) Organising, financing, advising or supervising the commission of any of the aforementioned offences in any manner or giving instructions or authorisation in respect of them.
1.n) Facilitating or concealing the commission of other crimes by committing the above-mentioned offences.
1.o) Commission of the above crimes by a person who deals with drugs in the course of his or her duties and, in particular, is responsible for their safekeeping or for prosecuting persons who have committed these crimes, or where the offence is linked to his or her functions.
1.p) Introducing drugs or facilitating their introduction or trafficking in schools at any level and in educational establishments or other educational training or practical instruction units, save for the purpose of a specific research or training programme.
1.q) Introducing drugs or facilitating their introduction or trafficking in sports premises, camping grounds, orphanages, institutions or premises intended for the provision of social services or for accommodation of the armed forces, or premises where pupils or students meet for educational, sports or social activities.
1.r) Selling, making available or distributing drugs to third parties by whatever means, in premises directly adjoining the above-mentioned premises, or acting as an intermediary in the commission of any of these offences.
1.s) The issuing of a prescription for the supply of drugs by a doctor who is aware that there is no real, precise medical indication, or supply by a physician of medicines containing narcotics in one form or another, in the knowledge that they will be used for the purpose of preparing drugs.
1.t) Supply of drugs without the legally required medical prescription or on the basis of an invalid prescription or in amounts exceeding that prescribed, by a pharmacist or in general by a pharmaceutical trader, the manager or employee of a pharmacy or another person in the pharmacy.
1.u) Supplying substances intended to act as substitutes for dependency-inducing drugs.
1.v) Committing the above-mentioned crimes repeatedly or habitually or by way of an occupation, or acting in a manner intended to encourage drug use by under-age persons, or using weapons in committing the above-mentioned crimes or for the purpose of enabling the perpetrator to escape.
1.x) Inciting or inviting a third party to use drugs illegally, advertising them, supplying information concerning their manufacture or supply for the purpose of spreading their use, or assisting the commission of the aforementioned crimes.

2. Crimes covered by Article 15 (1) of Law No. 2168/93, on "weapons, munitions… etc": importing, possessing, producing, processing, assembling, dealing in, delivering, supplying or transporting military rifles, automatic machine guns, pistols or other articles of military hardware, for the purposes of making them available to a third party in order to commit a crime, or for the purpose of illegally supplying groups, organisations, associations or unions of persons, or receiving, concealing or accepting in any way the above objects for the same purposes.

3. Banditry.

4. Blackmail.

5. Abduction.

6. Stealing particularly valuable goods, or aggravated theft.

7. Misappropriating a particularly valuable object, or misappropriation giving rise to an abuse of trust.

8. Fraud, if resulting in particularly heavy losses, or if the offender carries out fraudulent activities habitually or occupationally, or if the circumstances in which the offence was committed show that the perpetrator''s character is especially dangerous.

9. Illegal trade in antique objects.

10. Theft of a particularly valuable cargo.

11. Acting as an intermediary by receiving consideration for the removal of tissues or organs, or acquiring tissues or organs with the intention of reselling them.

12. Economic crimes and offences against the State or legal entities in the public sector in the broad sense.

13. Aggravated smuggling.

14. Violations of the laws on ionising radiation.

15. Procuring.

16. Breaches of the laws on games of chance or other games.

17. Corruption.

18. Usury.

19. Illegal immigration.

20. Smuggling of nuclear materials.

21. Corruption of a public official from another country (ratification of the OECD Convention for combating the bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions).

22.a) Passive or active corruption of a public official.
b) Fraudulent actions prejudicial to the financial interests of the European Communities.
c) Fabricating and delivering false declarations or documents (ratification- application of the Convention on the protection of the European Communities'' financial interests and appended Protocols).

The Greek Government reserves the right to add other categories of criminal activities.
Period covered: 1/10/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 22 June 1999 - Or. Fr.

Article 6, paragraph 1, of the Convention shall apply only to the following offences:

1. Crimes provided for in the law on fight against the spread of drugs:
1.a. Importing drugs into the country, exporting drugs out of the country or transiting drugs through the country.
1.b) Selling, purchasing, offering, making available or distributing to third parties by any means, storing or keeping drugs, or acting as intermediary in the commission of any of these offences.
1.c) Introducing drugs or contriving to facilitate their introduction into camps, police cells for all categories of under-age prisoners, collective workplaces or housing, hospitals or health centres.
1.d) Contriving in any manner to mix drugs with food products, drinks or other items intended for human consumption or that are likely to be consumed.
1.e) Preparing articles belonging to the category of controlled drugs or soporific substances, or illegally importing, supplying, producing, preparing, selling, making available, transporting, possessing or distributing precursor substances or apparatus or equipment, where it is known that they are used or will be used for the purposes of illegal production, cultivation or preparation of drugs, or, generally, for purposes other than that which originally justified the import, export, transport or processing of these precursors.
1.f) Cultivating or harvesting any plant of the Indian hemp family, the opium poppy, any plant species of the Brazilwood family, or any other plant from which narcotic substances are derived.
1.g) Possessing or transporting drugs by whatever manner or means, whether within the country''s territory, by navigating along the territorial zone or crossing territorial waters, or by flying in Greek air space.
1.h) Knowingly sending or receiving parcels, samples without commercial value or letters containing any sort of drug, or authorising a third party to send or receive such items.
1.i) Making available premises of any kind to a third party for the use of drugs, or communicating the address of a shop where drugs are systematically used, or being aware of such use as an employee of such a shop.
1.j) Contributing by any means to the spread of drug use.
1.k) Adulterating or selling adulterated articles from the list of controlled drugs.
1.l) Forging a medical prescription, falsifying or using a forged or falsified prescription in order to obtain narcotic substances for the purposes of trafficking in them.
1.m) Organising, financing, advising or supervising the commission of any of the aforementioned offences in any manner or giving instructions or authorisation in respect of them.
1.n) Facilitating or concealing the commission of other crimes by committing the above-mentioned offences.
1.o) Commission of the above crimes by a person who deals with drugs in the course of his or her duties and, in particular, is responsible for their safekeeping or for prosecuting persons who have committed these crimes, or where the offence is linked to his or her functions.
1.p) Introducing drugs or facilitating their introduction or trafficking in schools at any level and in educational establishments or other educational training or practical instruction units, save for the purpose of a specific research or training programme.
1.q) Introducing drugs or facilitating their introduction or trafficking in sports premises, camping grounds, orphanages, institutions or premises intended for the provision of social services or for accommodation of the armed forces, or premises where pupils or students meet for educational, sports or social activities.
1.r) Selling, making available or distributing drugs to third parties by whatever means, in premises directly adjoining the above-mentioned premises, or acting as an intermediary in the commission of any of these offences.
1.s) The issuing of a prescription for the supply of drugs by a doctor who is aware that there is no real, precise medical indication, or supply by a physician of medicines containing narcotics in one form or another, in the knowledge that they will be used for the purpose of preparing drugs.
1.t) Supply of drugs without the legally required medical prescription or on the basis of an invalid prescription or in amounts exceeding that prescribed, by a pharmacist or in general by a pharmaceutical trader, the manager or employee of a pharmacy or another person in the pharmacy.
1.u) Supplying substances intended to act as substitutes for dependency-inducing drugs.
1.v) Committing the above-mentioned crimes repeatedly or habitually or by way of an occupation, or acting in a manner intended to encourage drug use by under-age persons, or using weapons in committing the above-mentioned crimes or for the purpose of enabling the perpetrator to escape.
1.x) Inciting or inviting a third party to use drugs illegally, advertising them, supplying information concerning their manufacture or supply for the purpose of spreading their use, or assisting the commission of the aforementioned crimes.

2. Crimes covered by Article 15 (1) of Law No. 2168/93, on "weapons, munitions… etc": importing, possessing, producing, processing, assembling, dealing in, delivering, supplying or transporting military rifles, automatic machine guns, pistols or other articles of military hardware, for the purposes of making them available to a third party in order to commit a crime, or for the purpose of illegally supplying groups, organisations, associations or unions of persons, or receiving, concealing or accepting in any way the above objects for the same purposes.

3. Banditry.

4. Blackmail.

5. Abduction.

6. Stealing particularly valuable goods, or aggravated theft.

7. Misappropriating a particularly valuable object, or misappropriation giving rise to an abuse of trust.

8. Fraud, if resulting in particularly heavy losses, or if the offender carries out fraudulent activities habitually or occupationally, or if the circumstances in which the offence was committed show that the perpetrator''s character is especially dangerous.

9. Illegal trade in antique objects.

10. Theft of a particularly valuable cargo.

11. Acting as an intermediary by receiving consideration for the removal of tissues or organs, or acquiring tissues or organs with the intention of reselling them.

12. Economic crimes and offences against the State or legal entities in the public sector in the broad sense.

13. Aggravated smuggling.

14. Violations of the laws on ionising radiation.

15. Procuring.

16. Breaches of the laws on games of chance or other games.

17. Corruption.

18. Usury.

19. Illegal immigration.

20. Smuggling of nuclear materials.

21. Corruption of a public official from another country (ratification of the OECD Convention for combating the bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions).

22.a) Passive or active corruption of a public official.
b) Fraudulent actions prejudicial to the financial interests of the European Communities.
c) Fabricating and delivering false declarations or documents (ratification- application of the Convention on the protection of the European Communities'' financial interests and appended Protocols).

The Greek Government reserves the right to add other categories of criminal activities
Period covered: 1/10/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 22 June 1999 - Or. Fr.

With regard to Article 14, paragraph 3, the Greek Government shall enforce the confiscation requested by the requesting Party on the condition that it is not in contradiction with the Constitution and the fundamental principles of the Greek legal system.
Period covered: 1/10/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 22 June 1999 - Or. Fr.

The requests and supporting documents must be sent by the requesting State in Greek or be translated into English or French.
Period covered: 1/10/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 22 June 1999 - Or. Fr.

Information or evidence provided by the Greek Republic in accordance with Chapter III of the Convention may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/10/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 22 June 1999 - Or. Fr.

The central authority, in accordance with Article 23, paragraph 1 of the Convention, is the Minister of Justice of the Government of the Greek Republic.
Period covered: 1/10/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


At the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 22 June 1999, the following information of an internal nature, contained in a Note Verbale, was communicated to the Secretary General.

In accordance with Article 13, paragraph 1.b of the Convention, the competent authority shall be the State Prosecutor of the department concerned by the confiscation request.
Period covered: 1/10/1999 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 13

 

    Hungary :


Reservation contained in a Note verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 2 March 2000 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, Hungary reserves the right to apply paragraph 1 of this Article only to the predicate offences specified in its Criminal Code.
Period covered: 1/7/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in a Note verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 2 March 2000 - Or. Fr.

With regard to Article 14, paragraph 3, Hungary declares that paragraph 2 of Article 14 applies only subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/7/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in a Note verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 2 March 2000 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, Hungary declares that judicial documents should be served only through its central authority.
Period covered: 1/7/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in a Note verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 2 March 2000 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, requests and supporting documents must be drawn up in Hungarian or in one of the official languages of the Council of Europe or be accompanied by a translation into one of these languages. However, Hungary declares its readiness to accept translations of requests and supporting documents in German.
Period covered: 1/7/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in a Note verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 2 March 2000 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 32, paragraph 2, Hungary declares that information or evidence provided by it under chapter III may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/7/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 2 March 2000 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, Hungary designates the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Hungary (1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 4.) and the Attorney-General's Department of the Republic of Hungary (1055 Budapest, Markó u. 16.) as central authorities.
Period covered: 1/7/2000 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Iceland :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale, dated 16 October 1997, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 21 October 1997 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the competent authority in Iceland is the Ministry of Justice, Arnarhváli, 150 Reykjavik.
Period covered: 1/2/1998 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Ireland :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 28 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 2, paragraph 2, Ireland declares that Article 2, paragraph 1, shall apply only to drug trafficking offences as defined in its domestic legislation and other offences triable on indictment.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 28 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, Ireland declares that Article 14, paragraph 2, shall apply only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 28 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, Ireland declares that judicial documents should be served only through its central authority.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 28 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, Ireland declares that it reserves the right to require that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into Irish or English.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 28 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

The central authority of Ireland designated in pursuance of Article 23, paragraph 1, is the Department of Justice, 72-76 St. Stephen''s Green, Dublin 2.
Period covered: 1/3/1997 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Italy :


Reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 20 January 1994 - Or. Fr.

Under the terms of Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Italian Republic declares that paragraph 1 of this article applies only to predicate offences which constitute "delitti" under Italian law, excluding "delitti" which are not deliberate.
Period covered: 1/5/1994 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 20 January 1994 - Or. Fr.

Under the terms of Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Italian Republic declares that the procedures set out in parts a. and b. of this paragraph concerning the transmission and serving of judicial documents to persons affected by provisional measures and confiscation shall be allowed in respect of persons on Italian territory only when, in its relations with the other Party, they are provided for under Italian legislation or in the international agreements which generally govern mutual assistance in criminal matters.
Period covered: 1/5/1994 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 20 January 1994 - Or. Fr.

Under the terms of Article 23, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Italian Republic declares that the central authority designated in pursuance of paragraph 1 of this article is the Minister of Justice and that all correspondence should therefore be addressed to: Ministero di Grazia e Giustizia, Direzione Generale degli Affari Penali, Via Arenula 70, 00186 Rome.
Period covered: 1/5/1994 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 20 January 1994 - Or. Fr.

Under the terms of Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Italian Republic declares that it reserves the right to require that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into Italian or into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 1/5/1994 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 20 January 1994 - Or. Fr.

Under the terms of Article 32, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the information or evidence provided by Italy under this chapter may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/5/1994 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32

 

    Kazakhstan :


Reservation contained in the instrument of accession registered at the Secretariat General on 23 September 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 14 of the Convention, the Republic of Kazakhstan declares that it applies paragraph 2 of Article 14 of the Convention in accordance with its constitutional principles and basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/1/2015 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14

 

    Latvia :


Reservation contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, dated 12 November 1998, handed at the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 1 December 1998 - Or. Eng.

In pursuance of paragraph 3 of Article 14 of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that paragraph 2 of Article 14 applies only subject to constitutional principles and the basic concepts of legal system of the Republic of Latvia.
Period covered: 1/4/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, dated 12 November 1998, handed at the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 1 December 1998 - Or. Eng.

In pursuance of paragraph 2 of Article 21 of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that competent authorities of the Republic of Latvia to serve judicial documents are:

– during pre-trial investigation: General Prosecutor''s office O; Kalpaka blvd 6, Riga, LV - 1801, Latvia, phone: 371.7.320085, fax: 371.7.212231;

- during the trial: The Ministry of Justice, Brivibas blvd 36, Riga, LV - 1536, Latvia, phones: 371.7.280437/282607, fax: 371.7.285575.
Period covered: 1/4/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Declaration contained a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, dated 12 November 1998, handed at the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 1 December 1998 - Or. Eng.

In pursuance of paragraph 2 of Article 23 of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that, for the purposes of paragraph 1 of Article 23 of the Convention, the central authorities of the Republic of Latvia are:

- during pre-trial investigation until prosecution (*) :
Economic Police Department of the Central Criminal Police Department of the State Police
Ciekurkalna 1st line 1, k-4
Riga, LV-1026
Latvia
Phone: +371 67075212
Fax: +371 67075053
E-mail: epb@vp.gov.lv
Website : www.vp.gov.lv

- during pre-trial investigation until submitting the case to the court:
General Prosecutor's office
O. Kalpaka blvd 6
Riga, LV - 1801
Latvia
Phone: 371.67.320085
Fax: 371.67.212231;

- during the trial:
The Ministry of Justice
Brivibas blvd 36
Riga, LV - 1536, Latvia
Phones: 371.67.280437/282607
Fax: 371.67.285575

[(*) Note by the Secretariat: Information up-dated by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Latvia, dated 14 September 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 16 September 2010 – Or. Engl.]
Period covered: 1/4/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Reservation contained a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, dated 12 November 1998, handed at the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 1 December 1998 - Or. Eng.

In pursuance of paragraph 3 of Article 25 of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that requests and documents supporting such requests shall be accompanied by a translation into Latvian or English language.
Period covered: 1/4/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, dated 12 November 1998, handed at the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 1 December 1998 - Or. Eng.

In pursuance of paragraph 2 of Article 32 of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that information or evidence provided by the Republic of Latvia under Chapter III of the Convention, without its prior consent, may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/4/1999 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32

 

    Liechtenstein :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 November 2000 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Principality of Liechtenstein declares that paragraph 2 of Article 14 shall apply only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of the legal system of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Period covered: 1/3/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 November 2000 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Principality of Liechtenstein declares that judicial documents addressed to persons in the Principality of Liechtenstein shall be transmitted to them by the competent Liechtenstein authority (Rechtsdienst der Regierung).
Period covered: 1/3/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 November 2000 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Principality of Liechtenstein declares that whenever requests and supporting documents are not drawn up in German, they shall be accompanied by a translation into German or English.
Period covered: 1/3/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 November 2000 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 32, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Principality of Liechtenstein declares that information or evidence provided by Principality of Liechtenstein when applying this Convention may not, without the prior consent of the Liechtenstein central authority (Rechtsdienst der Regierung) be used or transmitted by the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/3/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Liechtenstein, dated 6 July 2001, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 July 2001 - Or. Engl.

The declaration with regard to Article 23, paragraph 1, of the Convention shall henceforth read as follows:

"In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 1, the central authority of the Principality of Liechtenstein is :

Ressort Justiz
Regierungsgebäude
FL-9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein.

The new central authority assumes all the functions of the former central authority (Rechtsdienst der Regierung) under the Convention."
Period covered: 11/7/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Partial withdrawal of reservation contained in a Note Verbale from the Principality of Liechtenstein, dated 3 February 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 February 2004 - Or. Engl.

The scope of application of Article 6, paragraph 1, of the Convention shall be extended to also include as predicate offences misdemeanours pursuant to paragraph 278 d of the Liechtenstein Criminal Code (fincancing of terrorism). The reservation of the Principality of Liechtenstein with respect to Article 6, paragraph 1, of the Convention shall henceforth read as follows :

“In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Principality of Liechtenstein declares that paragraph 1 of Article 6 shall apply only to predicate offences which are crimes under Liechtenstein law (paragraph 17 of the Liechtenstein Criminal Code), misdemeanours in accordance with the Liechtenstein Narcotics Act or Misdemeanours pursuant to paragraph 278 d (financing of terrorism) or pursuant to paragraphs 304 to 308 (corruption offences) of the Liechtenstein Criminal Code.”
Period covered: 12/2/2004 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6

 

    Lithuania :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 20 June 1995 - Or. Engl.

Article 14, paragraph 2, will be applied only subject to the principles of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania and the basic concepts of the legal system.
Period covered: 1/10/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 20 June 1995 - Or. Engl.

The judicial documents shall be transmitted to the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania or to the Prosecutor General''s Office of the Republic of Lithuania.
Period covered: 1/10/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 20 June 1995 - Or. Engl.

The requests and supporting documents to the Republic of Lithuania shall be translated to the English or Lithuanian languages.
Period covered: 1/10/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 20 June 1995 - Or. Engl.

Without its prior consent, the information or evidence, provided by the Republic of Lithuania, may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party for investigation or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/10/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, dated 16 March 1997, registered at the Secretariat General on 17 March 1997 - Or. Engl.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania informs that the authorities mentioned in the reservation of the Republic of Lithuania in respect of Article 21 of the Convention, contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 20 June 1995, also carry out the functions under Article 23 of the Convention. The addresses of the above-mentioned authorities are:

Ministry of Justice
Gedimino av. 30/1
2600 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel.(3702) 624.670/616.662
Fax:(3702) 625.940

Prosecutor General''s Office
A. Smetonos str.
2709 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel.(3702) 612.131
Fax:(3702) 611.826/618.563/224.734
Period covered: 17/3/1997 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Luxembourg :


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg, dated 4 September 2001, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 12 September 2001 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 2, paragraph 2, and Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Convention, Article 2, paragraph 1, and Article 6, paragraph 1, of the Convention shall apply only to the offences mentioned in Article 8-1, item 1), of the Law of 19 February 1973 concerning the sale of medicinal substances and the fight against drug addiction, and in Article 506-1, item 1), of the Penal Code.
Period covered: 1/1/2002 -                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2, 6


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg, dated 4 September 2001, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 12 September 2001 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the procedures provided in subparagraphs a and b of this paragraph, relating to the service of judicial documents to persons affected by provisional and confiscation measures, and who are in the territory of Luxembourg, shall be permitted only in the case where, in the relations between Luxembourg and the other State, they are foreseen by another treaty governing international mutual assistance in criminal matters.
Period covered: 1/1/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg, dated 4 September 2001, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 12 September 2001 - Or. Fr.

Concerning Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, requests and documents supporting such requests must be drawn up in French or in German or be accompanied by a translation into French or German.
Period covered: 1/1/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg, dated 4 September 2001, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 12 September 2001 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 32, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the information or evidence obtained from Luxembourg under Chapter III of the Convention shall not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/1/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in the text of the Law of 14 June 2001 (Memorial A, n° 81 of 17 July 2001) handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 12 September 2001 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the General State Prosecutor is designated as the central authority responsible for sending the requests under Chapter III of the Convention as well as for answering those sent to Luxembourg under the same Chapter, to execute them or transmit them to the authorities which are competent for their execution in accordance with Article 23, paragraph 1, of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/1/2002 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Malta :


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 19 November 1999 - Or. Engl.

Malta declares that, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 14, paragraph 2 of this Article shall apply only subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/3/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 19 November 1999 - Or. Engl.

Malta declares that, in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 21, judicial documents should be served only through its Central Authority which is: The Office of the Attorney General.
Period covered: 1/3/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 19 November 1999 - Or. Engl.

Malta declares that, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 25, it reserves the right to require that requests made to it and documents supporting such request be accompanied by a translation into the English language.
Period covered: 1/3/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 19 November 1999 - Or. Engl.

Malta declares that, in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 32, information or evidence provided by it under this Convention may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/3/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale, handed over to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 19 November 1999 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 23 the Central authority designed in pursuance of paragraph 1 of this Article is:

The Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General's Chambers
The Palace
Valletta - Malta.
Period covered: 1/3/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Amendments of reservations contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Malta, dated 5 September 2007, registered at the Secretariat General on 6 September 2007 – Or. Engl.

The Government of Malta recalls the partial withdrawal of two reservations contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta, dated 14 June 2006, transmitted by the Permanent Representation of Malta and registered at the Secretariat General on 20 June 2006, and requests that these two reservations be amended to read as follows:

In accordance with Article 2, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Malta declares that paragraph 1 of this article shall apply to any criminal offence punishable with more than one year imprisonment.

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Convention, Malta declares that paragraph 1 of this article shall apply to any criminal offence punishable with more than one year of imprisonment.

The Government of Malta submits that the amendments to the reservations have been made necessary following a relevant amendment by Legal Notice 176 of 2005, dated 31 May 2005, to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, Chapter 373 of the Laws of Malta, by which the list of predicate offences was abolished. An explanatory note containing more detailed legal explanations for the amendments requested follows.

Explanatory Note from the Office of the Attorney General of Malta

The Prevention of Money Laundering Act, Chapter 373 Laws of Malta was amended in 2005 by Legal Notice 176 to the effect that the provisions of the said act apply to "criminal activity" (Art.2(1)) which in the Second Schedule to the Act is defined as "Any criminal offence" without any further qualification as to the punishment which such an offence entails: (see http://docs.justice.gov.mt/lom/legislation/english/leg/vol_10/chapt373.pdf).

The Criminal Code however, in Articles 435A-D, only makes applicable the investigative and coercive measures – investigation and attachment orders, as well as freezing (vide also Art.23A(2)) and confiscation orders (vide also Art.23B) – found under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act to "relevant offences". "Relevant offences" are defined in Article 23A(1) of the Criminal Code as offences punishable with more than one year imprisonment : (see http://docs.justice.gov.mt/lom/legislation/english/leg/vol_1/chapt9.pdf).

Consequently it becomes self-evident why the correction is needed, since it ensures an all-embracing ortrayal of the applicable legal scenario in Malta with regards to the implementation of the said Convention.

As the reservation currently stands, it implies that one can issue investigative/coercive measures, when there is no suspicion of a money laundering offence, in relation to an offence (other than money laundering) which carries a maximum punishment of less than one year imprisonment. This is an incorrect interpretation.

Given the relevant articles in the Criminal Code, which come into play in such a scenario, there exists a legal impediment to do so. If the offence is not money-laundering related, investigative and coercive measures may only be taken if the offence carries a maximum punishment of over one year imprisonment. Hence the requested correction.

[Note by the Secretariat : The reservations partially withdrawn in June 2006 read as follows :
"In accordance with Article 2, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Malta declares that paragraph 1 of this article shall apply to any criminal offence.
In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Convention, Malta declares that paragraph 1 of this article shall apply to any criminal offence."
]
Period covered: 6/9/2007 -                  
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2, 6

 

    Moldova :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 May 2002 - Or. Engl./Mol.

The Republic of Moldova declares that the Convention will not be applied on the territory effectively controlled by the organs of the self-proclaimed Moldavan Dniestrian Republic until the final settlement of the conflict in this region.
Period covered: 1/9/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 30 May 2002 - Or. Engl./Mol.

In accordance with Article 23 of the Convention, the Republic of Moldova has designated as the Central Authority responsible for sending, answering, communication and execution of requests:

Office of Prosecutor General
Str. Mitropolit Banulescu-Bodoni, 26,
MD 2005, Chisinau - Republic of Moldova
Tel/fax 22 86 35.
Period covered: 1/9/2002 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Monaco :


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale from the Directorate of External Relations of Monaco, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of accession, on 10 May 2002 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 2, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Principality of Monaco declares that paragraph 1 of this article shall apply only to the laundering of the proceeds of an offence as provided and punished by Articles 218 to 218-3 of the Penal Code of the Principality of Monaco and to the laundering of the proceeds from drug trafficking as provided and punished by Articles 4-1 b, 4-3 and 4-4 of Law No. 890 of 1 July 1970 on narcotics as amended by Law No. 1157 of 23 December 1992.
Period covered: 1/9/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale from the Directorate of External Relations of Monaco, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of accession, on 10 May 2002 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Principality of Monaco declares that the paragraph 1 of this article shall apply only to the laundering of the proceeds of an offence as provided and punished by Articles 218 to 218-3 of the Penal Code of the Principality of Monaco and to the laundering of the proceeds from drug trafficking as provided and punished by Articles 4-1 b, 4-3 and 4-4 of Law No. 890 of 1 July 1970 on narcotics as amended by Law No. 1157 of 23 December 1992.
Period covered: 1/9/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale from the Directorate of External Relations of Monaco, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of accession, on 10 May 2002 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Principality of Monaco declares that Article 14, paragraph 2, shall apply only subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/9/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale from the Directorate of External Relations of Monaco, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of accession, on 10 May 2002 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2b, of the Convention, the Principality of Monaco declares that the service of judicial documents must be effected through the competent authorities of Monaco.
Period covered: 1/9/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale from the Directorate of External Relations of Monaco, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of accession, on 10 May 2002 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the requests mentioned in Section 7 of this Convention and their supporting documents shall be accompanied by a translation in French language.
Period covered: 1/9/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale from the Directorate of External Relations of Monaco, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of accession, on 10 May 2002 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 32, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Principality of Monaco declares that information or evidence provided by it under Section 7 of this Convention may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/9/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Directorate of External Relations of Monaco, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of accession, on 10 May 2002 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the central authority of the Principality of Monaco is:

Direction des Services Judiciaires
5, rue Colonel Bellando de Castro
Principality of Monaco
Period covered: 1/9/2002 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Montenegro :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro deposited with the instrument of ratification on 9 October 2003 - Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, dated 13 October 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 October 2006 - Or. Engl.

The central authority designated in pursuance of Article 23, paragraph 1, is:

the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Montenegro
Stanka Dragojevica St. No. 2
81000 Podgorica

[Note by the Secretariat: The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided on its 967th meeting that the Republic of Montenegro is to be considered a Party to this treaty with effect from 6 June 2006.]
Period covered: 6/6/2006 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 October 2003 and amended by a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro, dated 20 March 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 March 2006 - Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, dated 13 October 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 October 2006 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 14, paragraph 3, of the Convention, paragraph 2 thereof shall apply only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic legal concepts of the legal system of Montenegro.

[Note by the Secretariat: The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided on its 967th meeting that the Republic of Montenegro is to be considered a Party to this treaty with effect from 6 June 2006.]
Period covered: 6/6/2006 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 October 2003 and amended by a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro, dated 20 March 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 March 2006 - Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, dated 13 October 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 October 2006 - Or. Engl.

The serving of judicial documents as set out in Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Convention, shall be allowed in Montenegro only if envisaged under another bilateral or multilateral agreement.

[Note by the Secretariat: The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided on its 967th meeting that the Republic of Montenegro is to be considered a Party to this treaty with effect from 6 June 2006.]
Period covered: 6/6/2006 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 October 2003 and amended by a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro, dated 20 March 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 March 2006 - Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, dated 13 October 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 October 2006 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 3, Montenegro declares that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests shall be accompanied by a translation into Serbian or English.

[Note by the Secretariat: The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided on its 967th meeting that the Republic of Montenegro is to be considered a Party to this treaty with effect from 6 June 2006.]
Period covered: 6/6/2006 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 October 2003 and amended by a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro, dated 20 March 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 March 2006 - Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, dated 13 October 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 October 2006 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 32, paragraph 2, of the Convention, without its prior consent, information and evidence provided by Montenegro under this chapter may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting State in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.

[Note by the Secretariat: The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided on its 967th meeting that the Republic of Montenegro is to be considered a Party to this treaty with effect from 6 June 2006.]
Period covered: 6/6/2006 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32

 

    Netherlands :


Reservation contained in the instrument of acceptance, deposited on 10 May 1993 - Or.Engl.

In accordance with Article 2, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that it reserves the right not to apply Article 2, paragraph 1, of the Convention with regard to the confiscation of the proceeds from offences punishable under legislation on taxation or on customs and excise.
Period covered: 1/9/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Reservation contained in the instrument of acceptance, deposited on 10 May 1993 - Or.Engl.

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that Article 6, paragraph 1, of the Convention will only be applied to predicate offences that qualify as "misdrijven" (crimes) under the domestic law of the Netherlands (the Kingdom in Europe).
Period covered: 1/9/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance, deposited on 10 May 1993 - Or.Engl.

In accordance with Article 38, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that the Convention shall apply to the Netherlands (the Kingdom in Europe).
Period covered: 1/9/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 38


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, dated 16 March 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 April 1999 - Or. Engl.

The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares, in accordance with the provisions of Article 38, paragraph 2, of the Convention, that the Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the said Convention for the Netherlands Antilles and for Aruba.
Period covered: 1/8/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 38


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, dated 16 March 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 April 1999 - Or. Engl.

Netherlands Antilles and for Aruba: In accordance with Article 2, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that it reserves the right not to apply Article 2, paragraph 1, of the Convention with regard to the confiscation of the proceeds from offences punishable under legislation on taxation or on customs and excise.
Period covered: 1/8/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Declaration transmitted by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, dated 4 January 2012, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 January 2012 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that Article 6, paragraph 1, of the Convention will only be applied to predicate offences that qualify as “misdrijven” (crimes) under the domestic laws of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten or the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).

[Note by the Secretariat: This Declaration supplements the Communication from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010, concerning the modification in the structure of the Kingdom as of 10 October 2010.]
Period covered: 10/10/2010 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Declaration transmitted by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, dated 4 January 2012, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 January 2012 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the central authorities, referred to in Article 23, paragraph 1, designated for Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten are :

de Procureur Generaal van Aruba
L.G. Smith Boulevard 42
Oranjestad, Aruba
Tel.: 297 - 829132/834387
Fax: 297 – 838891

de Procurator-General of Curaçao and of Sint Maarten
Wilhelminaplein 14-16
Willemstad, Curaçao
Tel.: +599-9-463-4233
Fax: +599-9-461-3786
Email: parket.pg@caribjustitia.org

[Note by the Secretariat: This Declaration supplements the Communication from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands dated 27 September 2010, concerning the modification in the structure of the Kingdom as of 10 October 2010.]
Period covered: 10/10/2010 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Declaration transmitted by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, dated 4 January 2012, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 January 2012 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the central authority, referred to in Article 23, paragraph 1, designated for the European part of the Netherlands and for the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) is :

Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie
Afdeling Internationale Rechtshulp
Postbus 20301
2500 EH `s-Gravenhage
Nederland

[Note by the Secretariat: This Declaration supplements the Communication from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands dated 27 September 2010, concerning the modification in the structure of the Kingdom as of 10 October 2010.]
Period covered: 10/10/2010 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Declaration transmitted by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, dated 4 January 2012, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 January 2012 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that requests made to Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten and documents supporting such requests in a language other than Dutch, English, or Spanish shall be accompanied by a translation into one of these languages.

[Note by the Secretariat: This Declaration supplements the Communication from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010, concerning the modification in the structure of the Kingdom as of 10 October 2010.]
Period covered: 10/10/2010 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Declaration transmitted by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, dated 4 January 2012, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 January 2012 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that :

- requests made to the European part of the Netherlands and documents supporting such requests in a language other than Dutch, French or English shall be accompanied by a translation into one of these languages;
- requests made to the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) and documents supporting such requests in a language other than Dutch, English, or Spanish shall be accompanied by a translation into one of these languages.

[Note by the Secretariat: This Declaration supplements the Communication from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010, concerning the modification in the structure of the Kingdom as of 10 October 2010.]
Period covered: 9/1/2012 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25

 

    Norway :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 16 November 1994 - Or. Engl.

Norway declares that Article 2, paragraph 1, shall apply only to offences which would be punishable if committed within Norwegian criminal jurisdiction.
Period covered: 1/3/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Reservation contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, dated 16 March 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 April 1999 - Or. Engl.

Norway declares that Article 6, paragraph 1, shall apply only to offences which would be punishable if committed within Norwegian criminal jurisdiction.
Period covered: 1/3/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, dated 16 March 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 April 1999 - Or. Engl.

Norway declares that it reserves the right to require that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Period covered: 1/3/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 16 November 1994 - Or. Engl.

Norway declares that without prior consent, information or evidence provided by it under Chapter III of the Convention, may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party, except to the extent that the disclosure is necessary for the investigations or proceedings described in the request.
Period covered: 1/3/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Norway, dated 6 January 1995, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 January 1995 - Or. Engl. - and updated by a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Norway, dated 23 April 2002 - Or. Engl.

In conformity with Article 23, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Central Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (ØKOKRIM) in Oslo - Postbox 8193 Dep. 0034 Oslo (Tel. (0047) 23.29.10.00, fax. (0047) 23.29.10.01, e.mail : okokrim@okokrim.no) - has been appointed as the Norwegian authority which shall be responsible for sending and answering requests made under this chapter, the execution of such requests or the transmission of them to the authorities competent for their execution.
Period covered: 1/3/1995 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Poland :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 20 décembre 2000 - Or. Fr., and completed by a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Poland, dated 8 February 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 8 February 2002 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 1, the central authority shall be the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Poland, Al. Ujazdowskie 11, 00-950 Warsaw.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Government of Poland declares that the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland (12 Swietokrzyska Street, 00-916 Varsaw) has been designated as the central authority together with the Ministry of Justice.
Period covered: 1/4/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 20 décembre 2000 - Or. Fr.

The Republic of Poland declares under Article 21, paragraph 2 of the Convention that the methods of transmission referred to in Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Convention shall be applied on its territory only in so far as they are provided for in appropriate international agreements relating to legal assistance between the Republic of Poland and the Party transmitting a judicial document.
Period covered: 1/4/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 20 décembre 2000 - Or. Fr.

The Republic of Poland declares under Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, that all requests and documents transmitted to its authorities under Chapter III of the Convention shall be accompanied by a translation into Polish or into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 1/4/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 20 décembre 2000 - Or. Fr.

The Republic of Poland declares under Article 32, paragraph 2, of the Convention that information and evidence transmitted for the execution of a request filed pursuant to Chapter III of the Convention shall, without its prior consent, not be used for purposes other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 4/4/2001 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32

 

    Portugal :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 19 October 1998 – Or. Fr./Port.

The application of the provisions of Article 21 of the Convention shall be subject to the existence of bilateral or multilateral agreements on mutual judicial assistance between Portugal and the requesting Party;
Period covered: 1/2/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 19 October 1998 - Or. Fr./Port.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 25 of the Convention, Portugal declares that requests and supporting documents addressed to Portugal must be accompanied by a translation into either Portuguese or French;
Period covered: 1/2/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 19 October 1998 - Or. Fr./Port.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 32 of the Convention, Portugal declares that, without its consent, the information or evidence provided by Portugal may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/2/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 19 October 1998 – Or. Fr./Port.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 23 of the Convention, Portugal declares that the central authority is the “Procuradoria-Geral da República, rua da Escola Politécnica, 140, 1200 Lisboa”;
Period covered: 1/2/1999 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Romania :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 6 August 2002 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Romania declares that Article 14, paragraph 2, shall apply only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of the Romanian legal system.
Period covered: 1/12/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 6 August 2002 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Romania declares that the service of judicial documents shall be effected only through the central authority, which is the Ministry of Justice. For the requests of assistance formulated in pre-trial investigation, the service shall be effected through the General Prosecutor's Office to the Supreme Court of Justice.
Period covered: 1/12/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 6 August 2002 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Romania declares that the requests forwarded to the Romanian authorities and the documents supporting such requests shall be accompanied by a translation in Romanian or into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 1/12/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 6 August 2002 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 32, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Romania declares that the information or the evidence provided by Romania under Chapter III of the Convention may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request without its prior consent.
Period covered: 1/12/2002 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 6 August 2002 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Romanian central authorities designated to apply the provisions of Chapter III of the Convention are :

Ministerul Justitiei (Ministry of Justice)
Str. Apollodor nr. 17, sectorul 5
Bucuresti, Romania.

Oficiul National de Prevenire si Combatere
a Spalarii Banilor (National Office for Prevention and
Fighting Against Money Laundering)
Str. Splaiul independentei nr. 202 A, sectorul 6
Bucuresti, Romania.

Ministerul de Interne (Ministry of Interior)
Inspectoratul General al Politiei
Sos. Stefan cel Mare nr. 13-15, sectorul 2
Bucuresti, Romania.

Ministerul Finantelor Publice (Ministry of Public Finance)
Str. Apollodor nr. 17, sectorul 5
Bucuresti, Romania.

Parchetul General de pe langa Curtea Suprema de Justitie
(General Prosecutor's Office to the Supreme Court of Justice)
Bd. Libertatii nr. 14, sectorul 5
Bucuresti, Romania.

Period covered: 1/12/2002 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Russia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 August 2001 - Or. Engl./Rus.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Russian Federation declares that Article 14, paragraph 2, of the Convention shall apply only subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/12/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 August 2001 - Or. Engl./Rus.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Russian Federation declares that the service of judicial documents should be effected through the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.
Period covered: 1/12/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 August 2001 - Or. Engl./Rus.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Russian Federation declares that it reserves the right to require that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into Russian or English.
Period covered: 1/12/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 August 2001 - Or. Engl./Rus.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Russian Federation declares that the central authorities of the Russian Federation, designated in pursuance of Article 23, paragraph 1, of the Convention are as follows :

- the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation (Vorontsovo pole 4, 109830, Moscow, Russian Federation) for civil law issues, including civil law aspects of criminal cases; and

- the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation (ul. Bolshaya Dmitrovka, 15a, 103793, Moscow, Russian Federation) for criminal law issues.
Period covered: 1/12/2001 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    San Marino :


Reservation contained in a letter from the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of San Marino, dated 3 October 2000, and a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of San Marino, dated 10 October 2000, both handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 12 October 2000 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, the Republic of San Marino declares that paragraph 1 of Article 6 applies only to criminal predicate offences or categories of criminal predicate offences provided for in San Marino's national legislation concerning the laundering of money or proceeds from crime (Act No. 123 of 1998).
Period covered: 1/2/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in a letter from the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of San Marino, dated 3 October 2000, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 12 October 2000 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, the Republic of San Marino declares that paragraph 2 of Article 14 applies only subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/2/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in a letter from the Secretary of State for the Foreign Affairs of San Marino, dated 3 October 2000, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 12 October 2000 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, the Republic of San Marino declares that service of judicial documents can be effected only through its central authority, without prejudice to what is provided for in bilateral treaties.
Period covered: 1/2/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in a letter from the Secretary of State for the Foreign Affairs of San Marino, dated 3 October 2000, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 12 October 2000 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 32, paragraph 2, the Republic of San Marino declares that information or evidence provided by it under chapter III of the Convention may not, without the prior consent of San Marino's competent authority, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/2/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in a letter from the Secretary of State for the Foreign Affairs of San Marino, dated 3 October 2000, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 12 October 2000 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, the competent central authority of the Republic of San Marino, without prejudice to the provisions of bilateral agreements authorising direct relations with San Marino's legal authority, is the :

Segreteria di Stato per gli Affari Esteri
Palazzo Begni
Contrada Omerelli, 31
47890 San Marino
Repubblica di San Marino
Period covered: 1/2/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Amendment of a reservation contained in a letter from the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of San Marino, dated 8 April 2002, transmitted by a letter from the Permanent Representative of San Marino, dated 12 April 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 April 2002 - Or. Fr./It.

The Government of San Marino declares that, on 18 March 2002, the national Parliament of San Marino has approved the amendment of the text of its reservation to Article 25 of the Convention. The reservation now reads as follows :

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of San Marino declares that it reserves the right to require that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into Italian or into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe, the accuracy of which must be officially certified. Concerning voluminous documents which are not translated into Italian, the Republic of San Marino reserves the right to request, if appropriate, a translation into Italian or to have the documents translated at the expense of the requesting Party.

[Note by the Secretariat : The original reservation made at the time of ratification, on 6 October 2000, read as follows : "In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, the Republic of San Marino declares that it reserves the right to require that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into Italian, the accuracy of which must be officially certified. It will be proposed to the national Parliament (Consiglio Grande e Generale) to introduce the possibility that requests and supporting documents shall be accompanied by a translation into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe."]
Period covered: 15/4/2002 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25

 

    Serbia :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro deposited with the instrument of ratification on 9 October 2003 - Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Serbia, dated 20 July 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 20 July 2006 – Or. angl.

The central authority designated in pursuance of Article 23, paragraph 1, is:

the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia
Nemanjina St. No. 22-24
11000 Belgrade
Republic of Serbia
Period covered: 1/2/2004 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 October 2003 and amended by a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro, dated 20 March 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 March 2006 – Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Serbia, dated 18 June 2007, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 June 2007 - Or. angl.

Pursuant to Article 14, paragraph 3, of the Convention, paragraph 2 thereof shall apply only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic legal concepts of the legal system of Serbia.
Period covered: 1/2/2004 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 October 2003 and amended by a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro, dated 20 March 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 March 2006 – Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Serbia, dated 18 June 2007, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 June 2007 - Or. angl.

The serving of judicial documents as set out in Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Convention, shall be allowed in Serbia only if envisaged under another bilateral or multilateral agreement.
Period covered: 1/2/2004 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 October 2003 and amended by a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro, dated 20 March 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 March 2006 – Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Serbia, dated 18 June 2007, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 June 2007 - Or. angl.

Pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 3, Serbia declares that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests shall be accompanied by a translation into Serbian or English.
Period covered: 1/2/2004 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 October 2003 and amended by a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro, dated 20 March 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 March 2006 – Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Serbia, dated 18 June 2007, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 June 2007 - Or. angl.

Pursuant to Article 32, paragraph 2, of the Convention, without its prior consent, information and evidence provided by Serbia under this chapter may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting State in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/2/2004 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32

 

    Slovakia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 7 May 2001 - Or. Engl.

1. Requests under Chapter III shall be sent in the Slovak Republic to the following authorities:

a) Requests under Section 2
Prezídium Policajného zboru (Presidium of the Police Force)
Úrad boja proti organizovanej kriminalite (Office for Combating Organised Crime)
Spavodajská jednotka financnej polície (Financial Intelligence Unit)
Racianska 45
812 72 Bratislava
Slovenská republika (Slovak Republic) (*)

b) Requests under Section 3
Generálna prokuratúra Slovenskej republiky (General Prosecutor’s Office of the Slovak Republic)
Štúrova 2 (**)
812 85 Bratislava

c) Requests under Section 4
Ministerstvo spravodlivosti Slovenskej republiky (Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic)
Župné námestie 13
813 11 Bratislava

d) Other requests for assistance
Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic.(***)

2. Each authority referred to under point 1. is a central body for forwarding abroad requests of the Slovak authorities for assistance pursuant to Chapter III.

Note by the Secretariat : Declaration updated
(*) by a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Slovakia, dated 20 May 2008, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 May 2008 - Or. Engl.
(**) by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Slovakia, dated 21 October 2003, registered at the Secretariat on 21 October 2003 - Or. Engl.
(***) by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Slovakia, dated 25 July 2006 and registered at the Secretariat General on 28 July 2006 – Or. Engl.
Period covered: 1/9/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 7 May 2001 - Or. Engl.

The Slovak Republic declares that Article 14, paragraph 3, shall apply only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of the Slovak legal system.
Period covered: 1/9/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 7 May 2001 - Or. Engl.

The Slovak Republic declares that the serving of written documents to persons on the territory of the Slovak Republic pursuant to the modalities set forth in Article 21, paragraph 2, letter a) and letter b), shall be possible only insofar as provided for in other bilateral and multilateral international treaties, which are binding for the Slovak Republic and for the Party transmitting the written document.
Period covered: 1/9/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 7 May 2001 - Or. Engl.

The Slovak Republic declares that it reserves the right to require that the requests and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into the Slovak language, the English language or the French language.
Period covered: 1/9/2001 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 7 May 2001 - Or. Engl.

The Slovak Republic declares that any information or evidence provided by it in accordance with this Convention may not be, without its prior consent, used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/9/2001 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32

 

    Slovenia :


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Slovenia, dated 17 April 1998, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 23 April 1998 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Government of Slovenia reserves the right to require that requests made to the responsible central authority and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into the Slovene language or into the English language.
Period covered: 1/8/1998 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Slovenia, dated 17 April 1998, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 23 April 1998 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 32, paragraph 2, of the Convention, information or evidence provided by the Government of Slovenia under Chapter III of the Convention may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/8/1998 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Slovenia, dated 17 April 1998, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 23 April 1998 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, the central authority of the Republic of Slovenia designated in pursuance of paragraph 1 of this Article, is:

Office for Money Laundering Prevention
Cankarjeva 5, 1000 Ljubljana
Tel: 00 386 61 125 41 89
Fax: 00 386 61 125 20 87
Period covered: 1/8/1998 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Spain :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 6 August 1998 - Or. Span.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, Spain reserves the right to require that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 1/12/1998 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 6 August 1998 - Or. Span.

In accordance with Article 32, paragraph 2, Spain declares that, without its prior consent, information or evidence provided by it under this chapter may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/12/1998 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Spain, dated 25 January 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 January 1999 - Or. Fr., and confirmed by a letter dated 9 March 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 March 1999 - Or. Fr.

The Central Authority with regard to Spain is:

Ministerio de Justicia, Secretaria General Técnica, San Bernardo, 45, 28071 Madrid, Espana.
Period covered: 10/3/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Spain, dated 5 March 2008, registered at the Secretariat General on 5 March 2008 Or. Fr.

If the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime were to be extended by the United Kingdom to Gibraltar, the Kingdom of Spain would like to make the following declaration :

1. Gibraltar is a non-autonomous territory for the international relations of which the United Kingdom is responsible and which is subject to a decolonisation process in accordance with the relevant decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

2. The authorities of Gibraltar have a local character and exercise exclusively internal competences which have their origin and their foundation in the distribution and attribution of competences performed by the United Kingdom, in compliance with its internal legislation, in its capacity as sovereign State on which the mentioned non-autonomous territory depends.

3. As a result, the eventual participation of the Gibraltarian authorities in the application of this Convention will be understood as carried out exclusively as part of the internal competences of Gibraltar, and it cannot be considered to produce a change in relation with what was established in the two previous paragraphs.
Period covered: 5/3/2008 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 38

 

    Sweden :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 July 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 2, paragraph 2, Sweden declares that, for Sweden''s part, the provision in Article 2, paragraph 1, shall be applicable to such proceeds of crime and such instrumentalities which have been used in the commission of an offence as may be confiscated under the provisions of the Penal Code, the Narcotic Drugs Penal Act (1968:64) or the Act Prohibiting Certain Doping Substances (1991:1969). Regarding other offences, Sweden reserves the right, where justified in view of the type of offence, to prescribe confiscation to a more limited extent.
Period covered: 1/11/1996 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 July 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, Sweden makes a reservation in respect of the provision in Article 21, paragraph 2b.
Period covered: 1/11/1996 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 July 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, Sweden declares that a request addressed to Sweden under the Convention shall be formulated in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English or that a translation into one of these languages is enclosed.
Period covered: 1/11/1996 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 6 November 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 November 2000 – Or. Engl. This declaration replaces the declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the central authority is the:

Ministry of Justice
Division for Criminal Cases and International Judicial Co-operation
Central Authority
S-103 33 STOCKHOLM
Sweden
Telephone: +46 8 405 45 00 (Secretariat)
Fax: +46 8 405 46 76
E-mail: birs@justice.ministry.se
Period covered: 24/11/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, dated 13 June 2005 and registered at the Secretariat General on 30 June 2005 – Or. Engl.

The Government of Sweden, to limit the scope of the declaration that was made with regard to Article 2, paragraph 1, of the Convention, declares that Article 2, paragraph 1, of the Convention shall, in addition to what was previoulsly stated in the Swedish declaration, be applicable to crimes punishable by deprivation of liberty for more than one year.
Period covered: 1/7/2005 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Sweden, dated 19 December 2013, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 December 2013 - Or. Engl

The Swedish Government declares that, regarding requests for service of documents under Article 21 of the Convention, the County Administrative Board of Stockholm is the central authority.
Period covered: 19/12/2013 -                  
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21, 23

 

    Switzerland :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 11 May 1993 - Or.Fr.

Article 6, paragraph 1 of the Convention applies only where the predicate offence is classified as a crime under Swiss law (see Article 9, sub-paragraph 1 of the Swiss Criminal Code and the offences provided for in the Swiss Criminal Code and supplementary criminal law).
Period covered: 1/9/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 11 May 1993 - Or.Fr. - and updated, regarding the denomination, by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Switzerland, dated 23 January 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 January 2002 - Or. Fr.

Service of judicial documents to persons in Switzerland must be effected through the competent Swiss authorities (Federal Office of Justice).
Period covered: 1/9/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 11 May 1993 - Or.Fr.

Requests and supporting documents must be submitted in German, French or Italian or accompanied by a translation into one of those languages. The accuracy of translations must be officially certified.
Period covered: 1/9/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 11 May 1993 - Or.Fr. - and updated, regarding the denomination, by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Switzerland, dated 23 January 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 January 2002 - Or. Fr.

Information and evidence obtained from Switzerland under this Convention may not, without the prior consent of the Federal Office of Justice (Central Offices), be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/9/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representation of Switzerland, dated 7 June 1993, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 June 1993 - Or. Fr. - and updated by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Switzerland, dated 23 January 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 January 2002 - Or. Fr.

Central Authority :
Federal Office of Justice (Office fédéral de la justice)
Bundesrain 20
CH-3003 BERNE
Tel: +41.31.322.11.20
Fax: +41.31.322.53.80
Period covered: 1/9/1993 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 19 May 2000 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 23 of the Convention, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia as designated the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Macedonia as the central authority which will be responsible for sending and answering requests, the execution of such requests or the transmission of them to the authorities competent for their execution.
Period covered: 1/9/2000 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Turkey :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 8 December 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 December 2004 – Or. Engl.

The Government of Turkey brings to the attention of the Secretariat that, due to a technical error on its part, the reservations and declarations were only transmitted to the Secretary General after depositing the instrument of ratification, while they were supposed to be submitted concurrently.
Period covered: 1/2/2005 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 9 November 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 November 2004, supplemented by a letter dated 8 December 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 December 2004 – Or. Engl.

The Republic of Turkey underlines the close connection among drug trafficking, organized crime and terrorism, and declares that it expects the Convention to be applied to the terrorist acts as mentioned in the Resolution No. 3, adopted at the 16th Conference of European Ministers of Justice held in 1988.
Period covered: 1/2/2005 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 9 November 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 November 2004, supplemented by a letter dated 8 December 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 December 2004 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 2, paragraph 2, the Republic of Turkey declares that Article 2, paragraph 1, shall only apply to offences defined in its domestic legislation.
Period covered: 1/2/2005 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 9 November 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 November 2004, supplemented by a letter dated 8 December 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 December 2004 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, the Republic of Turkey declares that Article 6, paragraph 1 shall only apply to offences defined in its domestic legislation.
Period covered: 1/2/2005 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 9 November 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 November 2004, supplemented by a letter dated 8 December 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 December 2004 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, the Republic of Turkey declares that Article 14, paragraph 2, shall only apply to the extent that its application is compatible with the constitutional principles and the basic legal concepts of the Republic of Turkey.
Period covered: 1/2/2005 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 9 November 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 November 2004, supplemented by a letter dated 8 December 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 December 2004 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, the Republic of Turkey declares that the procedures set out in parts a and b of this paragraph concerning the transmission and serving of judicial documents to persons affected by provisional measures and confiscations shall be allowed in respect of persons in Turkish territory only when they are provided for in Turkish legislation or in relevant international agreements relating to mutual assistance in criminal matters between the Republic of Turkey and the Party transmitting the judicial documents, otherwise the judicial documents shoud be served through its central authority.
Period covered: 1/2/2005 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 9 November 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 November 2004, supplemented by a letter dated 8 December 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 December 2004 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, the Republic of Turkey declares that requests submitted to it and documents supporting such requests should be accompanied by a translation into Turkish or English.
Period covered: 1/2/2005 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 9 November 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 November 2004, supplemented by a letter dated 8 December 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 December 2004 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 32, paragraph 2, the Republic of Turkey declares that information or evidence provided by Turkish authorities under Chapter III of the Convention may not, without the prior consent of the competent Turkish authorities, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the requests.
Period covered: 1/2/2005 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 9 November 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 November 2004, supplemented by a letter dated 8 December 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 December 2004 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2, the Republic of Turkey declares that pursuant to paragraph 1 of the same article, the central authority of the Republic of Turkey is:

- Ministry of Justice
Milli Müdafaa Caddesi No. 22/8
06659 Bakanliklar /Ankara
TURKEY
Period covered: 1/2/2005 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    Ukraine :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 26 January 1998 - Or. Fr./Ukr.

Article 14, paragraph 2, of the Convention shall be applied only subject to the constitutional principles and basic concepts of the legal system of Ukraine.
Period covered: 1/5/1998 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 26 January 1998 - Or. Fr./Ukr.

The requests and documents supporting such requests referred to in Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention have to be sent to Ukraine accompanied by a translation into Ukrainian or into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe, if they are not written in these languages.
Period covered: 1/5/1998 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 26 January 1998 - Or. Fr./Ukr.

In accordance with Article 32, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that information or evidence provided by it under Chapter III of the Convention may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/5/1998 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 32


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 26 January 1998 - Or. Fr./Ukr.

The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (concerning judicial decisions) and the General Prosecutor''s Office of Ukraine (concerning acts of procedure in criminal investigations) are the central authorities designated to exercise the functions in accordance with Article 23, paragraph 1, of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/5/1998 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23

 

    United Kingdom :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 28 September 1992 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3 the United Kingdom declares that Article 14, paragraph 2 shall apply only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal systems.
Period covered: 1/9/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 28 September 1992 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2 the United Kingdom declares that judicial documents should be served only through its central authority. The central authority for the United Kingdom is :

The United Kingdom Central Authority for Mutual Legal
Assistance in Criminal Matters
C7 Division
Home Office
50 Queen Anne''s Gate
London SW1H 9AT
Period covered: 1/9/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 28 September 1992 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3 the United Kingdom declares that it reserves the right to require that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into English.
Period covered: 1/9/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 28 September 1992 - Or. Engl.

The central authority of the United Kingdom designated in pursuance of Article 23, paragraph 1 is The United Kingdom Central Authority for Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, C7 Division, Home Office, 50 Queen Anne''s Gate, London SW1H 9AT.
Period covered: 1/9/1993 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 17 January 1995, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 January 1995 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 38 of the Convention, I now declare that the Convention shall extend to the Isle of Man.
Period covered: 1/5/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 38


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 17 January 1995, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 January 1995 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3 the United Kingdom declares that Article 14, paragraph 2 shall apply to the Isle of Man only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/5/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 17 January 1995, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 January 1995 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2 the United Kingdom declares that judicial documents for the Isle of Man should be served only through its central authority. The central authority for the Isle of Man is :

HM Attorney General
Attorney General''s Chambers
Douglas
Isle of Man
Period covered: 1/5/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 17 January 1995, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 January 1995 - Or. Engl.

The central authority of the United Kingdom designated in pursuance of Article 23, paragraph 1 for the Isle of Man is :

HM Attorney General
Attorney General''s Chambers
Douglas
Isle of Man
Period covered: 1/5/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 17 January 1995, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 January 1995 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3 the United Kingdom declares that it reserves the right to require that requests made to the central authority of the Isle of Man and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into English.
Period covered: 1/5/1995 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 23 September 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 September 2002 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 38 of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom declares that the Convention shall extend to the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
Period covered: 1/1/2003 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 38


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 23 September 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 September 2002 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the United Kingdom declares that Article 14, paragraph 2, of the Convention shall apply to the Bailiwick of Guernsey subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/1/2003 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 23 September 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 September 2002 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the United Kingdom declares that judicial documents for the Bailiwick of Guernsey should be served only through its central authority. The central authority for the Bailiwick of Guernsey is : HM Attorney General, ST. James Chambers, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2PA.
Period covered: 1/1/2003 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 23 September 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 September 2002 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the United Kingdom declares that judicial documents for the Bailiwick of Guernsey should be served only through its central authority. The central authority for the Bailiwick of Guernsey is : HM Attorney General, ST. James Chambers, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2PA.
Period covered: 1/1/2003 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 23


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 23 September 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 September 2002 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the United Kingdom declares that it reserves the right to require that requests made to the central authority of the Bailiwick of Guernsey and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into English.
Period covered: 1/1/2003 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 25

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