List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 185

Convention on Cybercrime

Status as of: 26/11/2014

 

    Albania :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Albania, dated 19 June 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 June 2006 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, of the Convention, Albania declares that the name and address of the authorities responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest in the absence of a treaty are :

Ministry of Justice, Bulevardi Zog. I., Tirana
National Central Office of Interpol, Bulevardi Deshmoret e Kombit, Tirana.
Period covered: 19/6/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Albania, dated 19 June 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 June 2006 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Albania declares that the name and address of the central authority responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance, the execution of such requests or their transmission to the authorities competent for their execution is:

Ministry of Justice, Bulevardi Zog. I., Tirana
Period covered: 19/6/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Albania, dated 10 October 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 October 2006 - Or. Engl.

The 24/7 Network point of contact designated by Albania is :

the Police of State
Ministry of Interior
Bulevardi Deshmoret e Kombit
Tirana
Albania

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 10/10/2006 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Armenia :


Declaration transmitted by the Permanent Representation of Armenia, dated 16 July 2008, registered at the Secretariat General on 16 July 2008 – Or. Engl., confirmed by a communication from the Permanent Representation of Armenia, dated 10 October 2008, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 October 2008 – Or. Engl., and up-dated by a communication from Armenia registered at the Secretariat General on 20 June 2010 – Or. Engl

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, Article 27, paragraph 2, and Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention on Cybercrime, the Republic of Armenia designated as the national point of contact for cooperation in combating cybercrime, available on a twenty-four hour, seven-day-a-week basis:

National Contact Point (NCP)
Main Department of Struggle Against Organised Crime (MDSAOC) of the Police of the Republic of Armenia
130, Nalbandyan str.
Yerevan, 0025
Republic of Armenia
Email: cybercrime@police.am

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 16/7/2008 -                                                                                                      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24, 27, 35

 

    Australia :


Reservations contained in the instrument of accession deposited on 30 November 2012 – Or. Engl.– Or. fr.

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 14, paragraph 3.a, of the Convention, Australia reserves the right to apply the measures referred to in Article 20 (Real-time collection of traffic data) only to offences that are punishable by imprisonment for at least 3 years and any other ‘serious offences’ as defined under domestic law governing the collection and recording of traffic data in real time and the interception of content data. Under Australian law, domestic agencies may only gain access to traffic data collected and recorded in real time in relation to offences that are punishable by imprisonment for at least 3 years and other ‘serious offences’. Domestic agencies may only gain access to intercepted content data in relation to ‘serious offences’.
Period covered: 1/3/2013 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservations contained in the instrument of accession deposited on 30 November 2012 – Or. Engl.– Or. fr.

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 22, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Australia reserves the right not to apply the jurisdiction rules laid down in Article 22, paragraph 1.b-d, to offences established in accordance with Article 7 (Computer-related forgery), Article 8 (Computer-related fraud) and Article 9 (Offences related to child pornography). The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia does not enjoy a plenary power to make laws establishing offences for computer-related forgery, computer-related fraud or offences related to child pornography. The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia has established offences for computer-related forgery, computer-related fraud and offences related to child pornography, committed on board ships flying Australian flags, on board aircraft registered under Australian law, or by Australian nationals outside Australia, where the offending conduct involves some subject matter with respect to which it has legislative power. In addition to those offences, the Australian States and Territories have also established offences in accordance with Articles 7, 8 and 9 when commited on their territory.

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 22, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Australia further reserves the right not to apply the jurisdiction rules laid down in Article 22, paragraphs 1.b-d, to offences established in accordance with Article 10 (Offences related to infringements of copyright and related rights). Autralian law does not presently provide jurisdiction over acts constituting infringements of copyright and related rights committed on board ships flying Australian flags, on board aircraft registered under Australian law, or by Australian nationals outside Australia.
Period covered: 1/3/2013 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 22


Declarations contained in a Note verbale from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade deposited with the instrument of accession on 30 November 2012 – Or. Engl

Article 24(7) - Australia’s Designated Competent Authority :

International Crime Cooperation Central Authority
Attorney-General’s Department
3-5 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600
Australia

E-Mail: extradition@ag.gov.au
Tel: + 61 2 6141 3244
Fax: + 61 2 6141 5457

Article 27(2) - Australia’s Designated Competent Authority :

International Crime Cooperation Central Authority
Attorney-General’s Department
3-5 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600
Australia

E-Mail: mutualassistance@ag.gov.au
Tel: + 61 2 6141 3244
Fax: + 61 2 6141 5457

Article 35 - 24/7 Network :

AOCC Watchfloor Operations
Australian Federal police
GPO Box 401
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia

E-Mail: AOCC-Watchfloor-Supervisor@afp.gov.au
Tel: + 61 2 6126 7299
Fax: + 61 2 6126 7910
Period covered: 1/3/2013 -                                                                                                      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24, 27, 35

 

    Austria :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 13 June 2012 - Or. Engl.

Austria will, in accordance with Article 29, paragraph 4, of the Convention, refuse a request for mutual assistance to order the preservation of stored computer data, as provided for under Article 16 of the Convention, if the condition of dual criminality is not fulfilled; this does not apply to the offences established in accordance with Articles 2 through 11 of this Convention.
Period covered: 1/10/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 29


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Austria deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 13 June 2012 - Or. Engl.

Austria declares that the following authority has been designated as responsible pursuant to Articles 24, paragraph 7, and 27, paragraph 2, of the Convention on Cybercrime:

Bundesministerium für Justiz (Federal Ministry of Justice)
Abt. IV 4 Internationale Strafsachen (International Criminal Matters)
1070 Wien, Museumstrasse 7
Tel.: +43 1 52 1 52-0
E-Mail: team.s@bmj.gv.at
Period covered: 1/10/2012 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24, 27


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Austria deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 13 June 2012 - Or. Engl.

Austria declares that the following authority has been designated as point of contact pursuant to Article 35 of the Convention:

Bundesministerium für Inneres (Federal Ministry of the Interior)
Bundeskriminalamt (Federal Criminal Police Office)
Büro 5.2 Cyber-Crime-Competence-Center
Josef Holaubek Platz 1
1090 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 51 2 56 22

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/10/2012 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Azerbaijan :


Reservation appended to the full powers handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument, on 30 June 2008 – Or. Engl., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 4, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that criminal liability occurs if the acts described in Article 4 of the Convention result in serious harm.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 42


Reservation appended to the full powers handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument, on 30 June 2008 – Or. Engl., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

In relation to subparagraph “b” of paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that when acts are not considered dangerous crimes for the general public, they will be evaluated not as criminal offences, but as punishable acts regarded as a breach of law. In case the deliberate perpetration of acts subject to the penalty risk which are not treated as dangerous crimes for the general public (action or inaction) generates a serious harm, then they are treated as crime.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation appended to the full powers handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument, on 30 June 2008 – Or. Engl., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

In relation to paragraph 3 of Article 6 of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan appraises the acts indicated in paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Convention not as criminal offences, but as punishable acts regarded as a breach of law in case these acts are not considered dangerous crimes for general public and stipulates that the given acts be subjected to criminal charge only at the event of incurrence of serious harm.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation appended to the full powers handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument, on 30 June 2008 – Or. Engl., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 29, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan reserves the right to refuse the request for preservation under this article in cases where it has reasons to believe that at the time of disclosure the condition of dual criminality cannot be fulfilled.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 29, 42


Declaration appended to the full powers handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument, on 30 June 2008 – Or. Engl., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

According to subparagraph “a” of paragraph 7 of Article 24 of the Convention, in case of the absence of an extradition treaty, the Republic of Azerbaijan designates the Ministry of Justice (Address: 1, Inshaatchilar Avenue, Baky, AZ 1073, Republic of Azerbaijan; e-mail: contact@justice.gov.az) as a responsible authority for receiving inquiries regarding extradition and temporary arrest.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration appended to the full powers handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument, on 30 June 2008 – Or. Engl., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

According to subparagraph “c” of paragraph 2 of Article 27 of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan designates the Ministry of National Security ( Address: 2, Parliament Avenue, Baky, AZ 1006, Republic of Azerbaijan; e-mail: secretoffice@mns.gov.az) as a responsible authority for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance and the execution of such requests.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration appended to the full powers handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument, on 30 June 2008 – Or. Engl., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

According to subparagraph “e” of paragraph 9 of Article 27 of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan informs the Secretary General that, for reasons of efficiency, requests made under this paragraph are to be addressed to its central authority.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration appended to the full powers handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument, on 30 June 2008 – Or. Engl., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

According to paragraph 1 of Article 35 of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan designates the Ministry of National Security (address: 2, Parliament Avenue, Baky, AZ 1006, Republic of Azerbaijan; email: secretoffice@mns.gov.az) as a point of contact available on a twenty-four hour, seven-day-a-week basis, in order to ensure the provision of immediate assistance for the purpose of investigations or proceedings concerning criminal offences related to computer systems and data, or collection of evidence in electronic form of a criminal offence.

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration appended to the full powers handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument, on 30 June 2008 – Or. Engl., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

According to Article 38 of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it is unable to guarantee implementation of the Convention in the territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan, which have been occupied by the Republic of Armenia, until the liberation of those territories from occupation.
(the schematic map of the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan is enclosed).
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 38

 

    Belgium :


Reservation communicated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium at the time of deposit of the intrument of ratification, on 20 August 2012 – Or. fr.

In accordance with Article 22 of the Convention, the Belgian Government reserves the possibility of applying Article 22.1.c of the Convention only if the following specific condition is fulfilled: Article 36 of the Law of 27 June 1937, relating to the regulation of air navigation, considers as committed in Belgium the offences committed on board a Belgian aircraft in flight.

In accordance with Article 42 of the Convention, Belgium reserves the right to apply Article 22.1.d of the Convention to a Belgian national who is guilty of a criminal offence committed outside the territory of the Kingdom, only in cases where such an offence is considered to be a criminal offence according to Belgian law, and the offence is punished by the law of the country where it was committed, and the perpetrator is found in Belgium. Belgium reserves the right to institute proceedings, in cases where the victim of the offence is a foreigner, only upon a preliminary complaint from the victim, his or her family or an official notice from the authorities of the State where the offence was committed.
Period covered: 1/12/2012 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 22, 42


Declaration communicated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium at the time of deposit of the intrument of ratification, on 20 August 2012 - Or. fr.

In accordance with Article 2 of the Convention, the Belgian Government declares that it will establish as criminal offences the conducts referred to in Article 2, in relation to “internal hacking” as provided for by Article 550bis, §2 of the Penal Code, only when those conducts are committed with intent to defraud or to cause damage.

In accordance with Article 7 of the Convention, the Belgian Government declares that it will establish as criminal offences the conducts provided for by Article 7 only when they are committed with fraudulent intent or intent to cause damage.
Period covered: 1/12/2012 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2, 7


Declaration communicated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium at the time of deposit of the intrument of ratification, on 20 August 2012 - Or. fr.

In accordance with Article 24.7.a of the Convention, the Belgian Government declares that the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest, in the absence of a treaty, is:

Service Public Fédéral Justice
Service de la coopération internationale pénale
Boulevard de Waterloo 115
1000 Bruxelles
fax : +32(0)2/210.57.98
(until the end of 2012).

In accordance with Article 27.2 of the Convention, the Belgian Government declares that the authority responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance, and for the execution of such requests or their transmission to the authorities competent for their execution is:

Service Public Fédéral Justice
Service de la coopération internationale pénale
Boulevard de Waterloo 115
1000 Bruxelles
fax : +32(0)2/210.57.98
(until the end of 2012).

In accordance with Article 35 of the Convention, the Belgian Government designates as a point of contact available on a twenty-four hour, seven-day-a-week basis, the following department:

Tel: +32-2-743-73-84
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Tel: +32-2-743-74-74 (Secretariat)
Monitored during work hours.
Fax: +32-2-733-56-16
Must phone prior to sending a fax.
E-mail: Permanence@fccu.be
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(Must phone prior to sending an e-mail).
Period covered: 1/12/2012 -                                                                                                      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24, 27, 35

 

    Bosnia and Herzegovina :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina, dated 15 November 2011, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 November 2011 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, Article 27, paragraph 2, and Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention on Cybercrime, Bosnia and Herzegovina up-dates the information on its designated authorities for the purposes of the Convention as follows:

Competent authority in respect of Articles 24 and 27:
State Investigation and Protection Agency
of Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Ministry of Security)

Point of contact in respect of Article 35:
Direction for cooperation of police bodies
of Bosnia and Herzegovina
International police cooperation Sector, INTERPOL
(Ministry of Security)

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 15/11/2011 -                                                                                                      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24, 27, 35

 

    Bulgaria :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 7 April 2005 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria reserves the right to apply the measures referred to in Article 20 only to serious offences, as they are defined by the Bulgarian Criminal Code.
Period covered: 1/8/2005 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria, dated 9 September 2005, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 2005 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7.a, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that it designates the Ministry of Justice as the Central Authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition, and the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office as the Central Authority responsible for making and receiving requests for provisional arrest.
Period covered: 12/9/2005 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria, dated 9 September 2005, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 2005 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2.c, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that it designates the following Central Authorities responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance:

– the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office – in respect of requests for mutual assistance at the stage of pre-trial proceeding;

– the Ministry of Justice – in respect of requests for mutual assistance at the stage of the trial.
Period covered: 12/9/2005 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria, dated 9 September 2005, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 2005 – Or. Engl., updated by a communication from Bulgaria registered at the Secretariat General on 21 June 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that it designates the National Service for Combating Organized Crime under the Ministry of Interior to perform the functions of point of contact for the purpose of investigations concerning cybercrime:

Computer crimes and intellectual property division
Chief Directorate "Combating Organized Crime"
Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria.

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 12/9/2005 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Croatia :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Chargée d'Affaires a.i. of Croatia, dated 8 January 2009, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 January 2009 – Or. Engl., up-dated by a communication from Croatia registered at the Secretariat General on 30 June 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, Article 27, paragraph 2, and Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention on Cybercrime, Croatia designates as the competent authorities for the purposes of the Convention :

Articles 24 and 27:
the Ministry of Justice
Dežmanova 6
10 000 Zagreb.

Article 35:
The Ministry of Interior
General Police Directorate
Criminal Police Directorate
National Police Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organised Crime
Department for Economic Crime and Corruption
Ilica 335
10 000 Zagreb
Republic of Croatia
Internet: http://www.mup.hr

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 9/1/2009 -                                                                                                      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24, 27, 35

 

    Cyprus :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Justice of Cyprus completed by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus, dated 4 August 2009, registered at the Secretariat General on 5 August 2009 – Or. Fr., up-dated by a communication from Cyprus registered at the Secretariat General on 8 July 2010 - Or. Engl.

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus designates as the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest in the absence of a treaty in accordance with Article 24 of the Convention, for requests in accordance with Article 27 of the Convention and as point of contact in accordance with Article 35 of the Convention, and in accordance with the provisions of section 17 of the Cybercrime Convention (Ratification) Law of 2004 (22(III)/2004) as from its entry into force (i.e. on 30 April 2004), the following authority :

Ministry of Justice and Public Order
Athalassas Av. 125
1461 NICOSIA
Tel.: + 357 22 805928
Fax: +357 22 518328
Emails: emorphaki@mjpo.gov.cy
registry@mjpo.gov.cy

Point of contact:
Inspector Marcos Nikolettis
Email: mnikolettis@police.gov.cy; cybercrime@police.gov.cy
Tel. : 00.357.2280.8461/8465 on Office working hours (07 a.m until 07 p.m)
00.357.2280.8080 at other times (Police call centre).
Period covered: 5/8/2009 -                                                                                                      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24, 27, 35

 

    Czech Republic :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 August 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 29, paragraph 4, and Article 42 of the Convention, the Czech Republic reserves the right to refuse a request for preservation under Article 29 of the Convention in cases where it has reasons to believe that condition of dual criminality in relation to other criminal acts than those specified under Articles 2 to 11 of the Convention, cannot be fulfilled to execute mutual assistance for the search or similar access, seizure or similar securing, or disclosure of the data.
Period covered: 1/12/2013 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 29, 42


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 August 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 2 and Article 40 of the Convention, the Czech Republic declares that criminal liability for acts described in Article 2 of the Convention occurs upon infringing security measures in order to gain unauthorised access to the whole or any part of a computer system.
Period covered: 1/12/2013 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2, 40


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 August 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 9(e), of the Convention, the Czech Republic declares that for reasons of efficiency, requests made under this paragraph are to be addressed to its central authorities.
Period covered: 1/12/2013 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 August 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7(a), of the Convention, the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest in the absence of a treaty is the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic (Vyšehradská 16, 128 10 Prague 2)
Period covered: 1/12/2013 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 August 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2(a), of the Convention, the central authority responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance, the execution of such requests or their transmission to the authorities competent for their execution is the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of the Czech Republic for requests originating from pre-trial proceedings and the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic for other requests:

Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of the Czech Republic
Jezuitská 4
660 55 Brno
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 542 512 330
Fax: +420 542 512 350
E-mail: podatelna@nsz.brn.justice.cz

Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic
Vyšehradská 16
128 10 Prague 2
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 221 997 435
Fax: +420 221 997 986
E-mail: mot@msp.justice.cz
Period covered: 1/12/2013 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 August 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35 of the Convention, the following authority is designated as the contact point:

Police Presidium of the Czech Republic
Bureau of Criminal Police and Investigation Service
Information Technology Crime Section
Strojnická 27
P.O. Box 62/KPV
170 89 Prague 7
Czech Republic

Contact in working hours (7:30 – 15:30):

Phone: + 420 974 834 550
Mobile: +420 603 190 057
Fax: +420 974 834 708
E-mail: contact@mvcr.cz

Contact outside working hours (24/7 service):

Phone: +420 974 834 380
Fax: +420 974 834 716
E-mail: contact@mvcr.cz
Period covered: 1/12/2013 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Denmark :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 June 2005 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark declares that the criminal area according to Article 9 shall not comprehend the possession of obscene pictures of a person attained the age of fifteen, if the person concerned has given his or her consent to the possession, cf. Article 9, paragraph 1, letter e.
Period covered: 1/10/2005 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 June 2005 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark declares that the criminal area according to Article 9 shall not comprehend visual representations of a person appearing to be a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, cf. Article 9, paragraph 2, letter b.
Period covered: 1/10/2005 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 June 2005 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, letter a,of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark declares that Denmark will only apply article 20 concerning monitoring of traffic data to the extent where in accordance with Article 21 there is an obligation to empower the competent authorities to monitor content data, in relation to inquiries of serious crimes, as defined by national law.
Period covered: 1/10/2005 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 June 2005 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 38 of the Convention, Denmark declares that, until further notice, the Convention will not apply to the Feroe Islands and Greenland.
Period covered: 1/10/2005 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 38


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Denmark, dated 28 September 2005, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 September 2005 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark has designated the Ministry of Justice, Slotsholmsgade 10, DK-1216 Copenhagen K, Denmark, as competent authority.
Period covered: 1/10/2005 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Denmark, dated 28 September 2005, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 September 2005 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark has designated the Ministry of Justice, Slotsholmsgade 10, DK-1216 Copenhagen K, Denmark, as competent authority.
Period covered: 1/10/2005 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Denmark, dated 28 September 2005, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 September 2005 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark has designated as competent authority:

The Danish National Police
Police Department
Polititorvet 14,
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Denmark

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/10/2005 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Dominican Republic :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Brussels, deposited with the instrument of accession on 7 February 2013 – Or. Eng.

The Dominican competent authorities as provided for by Articles 24(7) and 27(2) of the Convention are:

Procuraduría General de la República :
Ave. Jinénez Moya esq. Juan Ventura Simó,
Palacio de Justicia,
Centro de los Héroes, Constanza, Maimón y Estero Hondo,
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional,
República Dominicana.

Departamento de Investigaciones de Crímenes y Delitos de Alta Tecnología de la Policía Nacional (DICAT):
Palacio de la Polícia,
Ave. Leopoldo Navarro No. 402,
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional,
República Dominicana.
Period covered: 1/6/2013 -                                                                                                         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24, 27


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Brussels, deposited with the instrument of accession on 7 February 2013 – Or. Eng.

The Dominican competent authority as provided for by Article 35 of the Convention is:

Departamento de Investigaciones de Crímenes y Delitos de Alta Tecnología de la Policía Nacional (DICAT):
Palacio de la Polícia,
Ave. Leopoldo Navarro No. 402,
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional,
República Dominicana.
Period covered: 1/6/2013 -                                                                  
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 17, 35

 

    Estonia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 12 May 2003 – Or. Engl./Est.

Pursuant to Article 24, paragraph 7, subparagraph a, of the Convention, the Republic of Estonia designates the Ministry of Justice, in the absence of an extradition treaty, as the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest.
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 12 May 2003 – Or. Engl./Est.

Pursuant to Article 27, paragraph 2, subparagraph c, of the Convention, the Republic of Estonia designates the Ministry of Justice as the central authority responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance, the execution of such requests or their transmission to the authorities competent for their execution.
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Estonia, dated 5 October 2007, registered at the Secretariat General on 8 October 2007 - Or. Engl., up-dated by a communication from Estonia registered at the Secretariat General on 6 July 2010 - Or. Engl.

Estonia designates as point of contact for the network 24/24-7/7:

Bureau of Criminal Intelligence
Criminal Police Department
Estonian Police- and Border Guard Board
Republic of Estonia
Email: interpol@politsei.ee

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 8/10/2007 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Finland :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 24 May 2007 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Convention, the Republic of Finland declares that it requires for the punishability of illegal access as referred to in the Article that the offence be committed by infringing security measures.
Period covered: 1/9/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 24 May 2007 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 11, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Finland declares that it will not apply paragraph 2 of the same article, concerning the criminalisation of attempt, to petty criminal damage nor petty forgery.
Period covered: 1/9/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 11


Reservations contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 24 May 2007 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 14, paragraph 3.a, of the Convention, the Republic of Finland declares that it only applies Article 20 to offences aimed at a computer system committed by using telecommunications terminal equipment, pandering, threatening of persons to be heard in the administration of justice, menace, narcotic offences or attempts of the above, preparation of offences to be committed with terrorist intent and offences punishable by imprisonment of at least four years.

Pursuant to Article 14, paragraph 3.b, of the Convention, the Republic of Finland declares that it does not apply the measures referred to in Articles 20 and 21 to communications being transmitted within a computer system if the system is being operated for the benefit of a closed group of users and does not employ public communications networks and is not connected with another computer system, whether public or private.
Period covered: 1/9/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 24 May 2007 - Or. Engl., up-dated by a communication from Finland registered at the Secretariat General on 17 June 2010 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Finland designates as the point of contact available on a twenty-four hour, seven-day-a-week basis:

National Bureau of Investigation
Jokiniemenkuja 4
FIN-01370 Vantaa
Finland
Email: vlk.krp@poliisi.fi

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/9/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in a letter from the Deputy Permanent Representative of Finland, dated 14 June 2007, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 June 2007 – Or. Engl., up-dated by a communication from Finland registered at the Secretariat General on 17 June 2010 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 24, paragraph 7, of the Convention, the Republic of Finland declares that the authority responsible for making and receiving requests in Finland is:

- for requests for extradition, Ministry of Justice, International Affairs, POB 25, FIN-00023 Government, Finland, and
- for requests for provisional arrest, the National Bureau of Investigation, Jokiniemenkuja 4, FIN-01370 Vantaa, fax: +358-983.886.299, e-mail: KRP-RTP-VLP@krp.poliisi.fi
Period covered: 1/9/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a letter from the Deputy Permanent Representative of Finland, dated 14 June 2007, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 June 2007 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 27, paragraph 2.a, of the Convention, the Republic of Finland declares that the central authority who is responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance, the execution of such requests or their transmission to the authorities competent for their execution is the Ministry of Justice, Eteläesplanadi 10, FIN-00130 Helsinki.
Period covered: 1/9/2007 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27

 

    France :


Declaration contained in the instrument of approval deposited on 10 January 2006 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 21 of the Convention, France shall apply the provisions contained in Article 21 only if the prosecuted offence is punished with a deprivation of liberty superior or equal to two years of custody.
Period covered: 1/5/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 21


Declaration contained in the instrument of approval deposited on 10 January 2006 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 27 of the Convention, France declares that, even in cases of urgency :

– requests for mutual assistance from the French judiciary authorities and directed to foreign judiciary authorities are transmitted through the Ministry of Justice (Ministère de la Justice, 13, Place Vendôme, 75042 Paris Cedex 01);
– requests for mutual assistance from foreign judiciary authorities and directed to the French judiciary authorities are transmitted through diplomatic channel (Ministère des Affaires étrangères, 37, Quai d'Orsay, 75700 Paris 07 SP).
Period covered: 1/5/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Reservation contained in the instrument of approval deposited on 10 January 2006 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 2.b, of the Convention, France shall apply Article 9, paragraph 1, to any pornographic material that visually depicts a person appearing to be a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, in so far as it is not proved that the said person was 18 years old on the day of the fixing or the registering of his or her image.
Period covered: 1/5/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Reservation contained in the instrument of approval deposited on 10 January 2006 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 22 of the Convention, France reserves itself the right not to establish jurisdiction when the offence is committed outside the territorial jurisdiction of any State. France declares also that, whenever the offence is punishable under criminal law where it has been committed, proceedings shall be instituted only upon request from the public prosecutor and must be preceded by a complaint from the victim or his/her beneficiaries or by an official complaint from the authorities of the State where the act was committed (Article 22, paragraph1.d).
Period covered: 1/5/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 22


Declaration contained in the instrument of approval deposited on 10 January 2006 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 24 of the Convention, France declares that :

– the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition in the absence of a treaty (Ministère des Affaires étrangères, 37, Quai d'Orsay, 75700 Paris 07 SP);
– the territorially competent State Prosecutor shall be the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for provisional arrest in the absence of a treaty.
Period covered: 1/5/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of approval deposited on 10 January 2006 - Or. Fr., updated by a communication from France registered at the Secretariat General on 7 July 2010 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 35 of the Convention, France designates as point of contact the

Ministry of Interior
Central Direction of Judiciary Police (DCPJ)/NCB Interpol France
Office central de lutte contre la criminalité liée aux technologies de l'information et de la communication (OCLCTIC)
11, Rue des Saussaies
F - 75008 Paris
Email: oclctic-sec.dcpjaef@interieur.gouv.fr

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/5/2006 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Georgia :


Declaration contained in a Declaration from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, dated 1 June 2012, deposited with the instrument of approbation on 6 June 2012 – Or. Engl

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Georgia declares that criminal liability for acts provided for by Article 6, paragraph 1(a), can be imposed where a device, including a computer program, is designed or can be adapted for the purpose of commiting acts under Articles 2 to 5 of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/10/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Declaration contained in a Declaration from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, dated 1 June 2012, deposited with the instrument of approbation on 6 June 2012 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, sub-paragraph a, of the Convention, Georgia declares that the central authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest in the absence of a treaty is:

Ministry of Justice of Georgia
24a Gorgasali str.
Tbilisi 0114 - Georgia
Tel: +995322405143
Fax: +995322405142
E-mail: international.psg@justice.gov.ge
Period covered: 1/10/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a Declaration from the Minister of Foreign Affairs dated 1 June 2012, deposited with the instrument of approbation on 6 June 2012 – Or. Engl

In accordance with the Article 27, paragraph 2, sub-paragraph c, of the Convention, Georgia declares that the central authority responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance, the execution of such requests or their transmission to the authorities competent for their execution is:

Ministry of Justice of Georgia
24a Gorgasali str.
Tbilisi 0114 - Georgia
Tel: +995322405143 - Fax: +995322405142
E-mail: international.psg@justice.gov.ge
Period covered: 1/10/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a Declaration from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, dated 1 June 2012, deposited with the instrument of approbation on 6 June 2012 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, Georgia designates the following as the national point of contact for cooperation in combating cybercrime, available on a 24/7 basis:

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia
Criminal Police Department
10 G. Gulua str.
Tbilisi 0114 - Georgia
Tel: +995577526553 - +995577556841
fax: +995322746204
E-mail: cooperation@pol.ge

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/10/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in a Declaration from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, dated 1 June 2012, deposited with the instrument of approbation on 6 June 2012 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 40 and Article 27, paragraph 9, sub-paragraph e, of the Convention, Georgia declares that, for reasons of efficiency, requests for mutual assistance made under Article 27, paragraph 9, are to be adressed to its central authority.
Period covered: 1/10/2012 -                                                                  
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27, 40

 

    Germany :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Germany deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 9 March 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 40 of the Convention, the Federal Republic of Germany declares that it avails itself of the possibility of requiring that,

(a) according to Article 2, second sentence, the additional element of commission by infringing security measures be included as an element of the offence of data espionage, which has been established under German law in section 202a of the Criminal Code pursuant to Article 2, first sentence, and

(b) according to Article 7, second sentence, the additional element of an “intent to defraud, or similar dishonest intent” that takes the form of deception in legal transactions be included as an element of the offence of falsification of legally relevant data, which has been established under German law in section 269 of the Criminal Code pursuant to Article 7, first sentence.
Period covered: 1/7/2009 -                                                                                                         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2, 40, 7


Reservation contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Germany deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 9 March 2009 – Or. Engl.

The Federal Republic of Germany declares that it avails itself of Article 42 of the Convention to the extent that

(a) Article 6, paragraph 1.a.i, as relates to “devices”, and sub-paragraph b shall not be applied,
(b) the attempt to commit the acts specified under Article 3 shall not be established as criminal offence under national law, and
(c) requests for expedited preservation of stored data under Article 29 may be refused on the ground that dual criminality is not given, provided there is reason to believe that at the time of disclosure the condition of dual criminality cannot be fulfilled, unless the offence in question is an offence established pursuant to Articles 2 to 11.
Period covered: 1/7/2009 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Germany deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 9 March 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, sub-paragraph a, of the Convention, the Federal Republic of Germany declares that the central authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest is the Federal Foreign Office (address: Auswärtiges Amt, Werderscher Markt 1, 10117 Berlin).
Period covered: 1/7/2009 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Germany deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 9 March 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Federal Republic of Germany declares that the point of contact designated to fulfil the functions specified in this article is:

The National High Tech Crime Unit
Federal Criminal Police Office
Thaerstr. 11,
D - 65193 Wiesbaden
Emails : so43auswertung@bka.bund.de (for non-emergency use only) ;
nhtcu@bka.de (for emergency use only)

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/7/2009 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Germany, dated 14 May 2009, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 May 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2.a, of the Convention, the Federal Republic of Germany declares that the central authority responsible for mutual assistance requests in the absence of applicable international agreements is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (address: Werderscher Markt 1, 10117 Berlin)
Period covered: 1/7/2009 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27

 

    Hungary :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 December 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 9, sub-paragraph e, the Republic of Hungary informs that, for reasons of efficiency, requests made under this paragraph are to be addressed to its central authority, due to practical reasons.
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 December 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 4, the Republic of Hungary reserves the right not to apply Article 9, paragraph 2, sub-paragraph b.
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 December 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, sub-paragraph a, of the Convention, the Republic of Hungary communicates that the Ministry of Justice is responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest in the absence of a treaty. The National Central Bureau of Interpol is only responsible for making or receiving requests for provisional arrest.
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 December 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2, sub-paragraphs a and c, the Republic of Hungary communicates that, regarding requests delivered before starting the criminal procedure, the designated central authority is:

. the Hungarian National Police International Implementing Co-operation Centre
Budapest, Teve u. 4-6
1139 – Hungary

Regarding requests delivered after starting the criminal procedure, the designated central authority is:

. the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Hungary
Budapest, Markó u. 4-6
1055 – Hungary
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 December 2003 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, the Republic of Hungary communicates that the designated point of contact available on a twenty-four hour, seven-day-a-week basis is the:

Hungarian National Police International Implementing Co-operation Centre
Budapest, Teve u. 4-6
1139 – Hungary.

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Iceland :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Iceland, deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 29 January 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, of the Convention, the Government of Iceland has designated the Ministry of Justice, Skuggasundi, 150 Reykjavík, Iceland, as the authority responsible for the making or receipt of a request for extradition or provisional arrest in the absence of a treaty.
Period covered: 1/5/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Iceland, deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 29 January 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2.c, of the Convention, the Government of Iceland has designated the Ministry of Justice, Skuggasundi, 150 Reykjavík, Iceland, as the authority responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance, the execution of such requests, or the transmission of them to the authorities competent for their execution.
Period covered: 1/5/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Iceland, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 29 January 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35 of the Convention, the the Government of Iceland has designated as the point of contact available on a 24 hours, 7 days per week basis in order to ensure the provision of immediate assistance for the purpose of investigations or proceedings concerning criminal offences related to computer systems and data, or for the collection of evidence in electronic form of a criminal offence:

National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police
(Ríkislögreglustjórinn)
Skúlagata 21
101 Reykjavík, Iceland.

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/5/2007 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Italy :


Declaration contained in two Note verbales deposited with the instrument of ratification on 5 June 2008 – Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, and Article 27, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Italian Republic declares that the Minister of Justice of the Italian Republic is designated as the competent authority:

Ministry of Justice
Department for Affairs of Justice
Directorate General of Criminal Justice
Office II (International Judicial Cooperation)
Viale Arenula 70
I - 00186 ROMA
Tel: 0039.06.68.85.21.80
Fax: 0039.06.68.85.73.59
Email: ufficio2.dgpenale.dag@giustizia.it
Period covered: 1/10/2008 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24, 27


Declaration contained in a Note verbale deposited with the instrument of ratification on 5 June 2008 – Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 35 of the Convention, the Italian Republic notifies that the point of contact is to be determined by the Minister of the Interior, in concertation with the Minister of Justice.
Period covered: 1/10/2008 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 19 June 2009, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 June 2009 – Or. Engl., and updated by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 9 June 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 June 2010 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, Italy designates the "Servizio Polizia Postale e delle Comuniczioni" of the Ministry of Interior as point of contact for the network 24/7 :

Servizio Polizia Postale e delle Comunicazioni
Via Tuscolana 1548
Email : htcemergency@interno.it

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 22/6/2009 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Japan :


Reservation contained in a letter from the Consul General of Japan deposited with the instrument of acceptance on 3 July 2012

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 6 (Misuse of devices), paragraph 3 of the Convention, the Government of Japan reserves the right not to apply Article 6, paragraph 1, except for:

(a) the offences set forth in Article 168-2 (Creation of electromagnetic record of unauthorised commands) or Article 168-3 (Obtainment of electromagnetic record of unauthorised commands) of the Penal code (Law No. 45, 1907);
(b) the offences set forth in Article 4 (Prohibition of acts of unauthorised obtainment of another person’s identification code), Article 5 (Prohibition of acts of facilitating unauthorised computer access) or Article 6 (Prohibition of acts of unauthorised storage of another person’s identification code) of the Act on the Prohibition of Unauthorised Computer Access (Law No. 128, 1999).
Period covered: 1/11/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in a letter from the Consul General of Japan deposited with the instrument of acceptance on 3 July 2012

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 9 (Offences related to child pornography), paragraph 4 of the Convention, the Government of Japan reserves the right not to apply Article 9, paragraph 1.d and e and paragraph 2.b and c, except for the offences set forth in Article 7 (Provision of child pornography and other related activities) of the Act on Punishment of Activities Relating to Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, and the Protection of Children (Law No. 52, 1999).
Period covered: 1/11/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Reservation contained in a letter from the Consul General of Japan deposited with the instrument of acceptance on 3 July 2012

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 11 (Attempt and aiding or abetting), paragraph 3 of the Convention, the Government of Japan reserves the right not to apply Article 11, paragraph 2 to the offences established pursuant to Article 4, Article 5, Article 7 and Article 9, paragraph 1.a and c, except for the offences set forth in Article 168-2 (Creation of electromagnetic record of unauthorised commands) or Article 234-2 (Obstruction of business by damaging a computer) of the Penal Code.
Period covered: 1/11/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 11


Reservation contained in a letter from the Consul General of Japan deposited with the instrument of acceptance on 3 July 2012

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 22 (Jurisdiction), paragraph 2 of the Convention, the Government of Japan reserves the right not to apply the jurisdiction rules laid down in Article 22, paragraph 1.d to the offences established pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 1.a.ii of the Convention as far as the offences set forth in Article 13 (Prohibition of acts of facilitating unauthorised computer access without knowing the purpose of unauthorised computer access of the obtainer) of the Act of Prohibition of Unauthorised Computer Access are concerned.
Period covered: 1/11/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 22


Declaration contained in a letter from the Consul General of Japan deposited with the instrument of acceptance on 3 July 2012

In accordance with Article 40 and Article 2 (Illegal access) of the Convention, the Government of Japan requires that the offences established pursuant to Article 2 be commited by infringing security measures and in relation to a computer system that is connected to another computer system.
Period covered: 1/11/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Declaration contained in a letter from the Consul General of Japan deposited with the instrument of acceptance on 3 July 2012

In accordance with Article 40 and Article 3 (Illegal interception) of the Convention, the Government of Japan requires that the offences established pursuant to Article 3 be committed in relation to a computer system that is connected to another computer system, and that, in addition, be committed with dishonest intent as far as the offences set forth in Article 109-2 (Decoding the content of cipher communications) of the Radio Law (Law No. 131, 1950) are concerned.
Period covered: 1/11/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3


Declaration contained in a letter from the Consul General of Japan deposited with the instrument of acceptance on 3 July 2012

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 29 (Expedited preservation of stored computer data), paragraph 4 of the Convention, the Government of Japan reserves the right to refuse the request for preservation under Article 29 in cases where it has reasons to believe that at the time of disclosure the condition of dual criminality cannot be fulfilled.
Period covered: 1/11/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 29


Declaration contained in a letter from the Consul General of Japan deposited with the instrument of acceptance on 3 July 2012

Pursuant to Article 24 (Extradition), paragraph 7.a of the Convention, the Government of Japan notifies that :

The Minister for Foreign Affairs
2-2-1, Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8919

is the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrests in the absence of a treaty.
Period covered: 1/11/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a letter from the Consul General of Japan deposited with the instrument of acceptance on 3 July 2012

In accordance with Article 40 and Article 27 (Procedures pertaining to mutual assistance requests in the absence of applicable international agreements), paragraph 9.e of the Convention, for reasons of efficiency, requests made to the Government of Japan under the said paragraph are to be addressed to the central authorities of the Government of Japan.
Period covered: 1/11/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a letter from the Consul General of Japan deposited with the instrument of acceptance on 3 July 2012

Pursuant to Article 27 (Procedures pertaining to mutual assistance requests in the absence of applicable international agreements), paragraph 2.a and c of the Convention, the Government of Japan designates,

a) as the authorities responsible for answering requests for mutual assistance :

The Minister of Justice
or the person designated by the Minister (Director of International Affairs Division)
Criminal Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Justice
1-1-1, Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8977

b) as the authorities responsible for sending requests for mutual assistance :

The Minister of Justice
or the person designated by the Minister (Director of International Affairs Division)
and
The National Public Safety Commission
or the person designated by the Commission (Director of International Investigative Operations Division)
Organized Crime Department
National Police Agency
2-1-2, Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8974
Period covered: 1/11/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a letter from the Consul General of Japan deposited with the instrument of acceptance on 3 July 2012 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 35 (24/7 Network), paragraph 1 of the Convention, the Government of Japan designates as a point of contact available on a twenty-four hour, seven-day-a-week basis:

The International Investigative Operations Division
Organized Crime Department
National Police Agency
2-1-2, Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8974
Email: kokusou@npa.go.jp

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/11/2012 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Latvia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 February 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 29, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia reserves the right to refuse the request for preservation under this article in cases where it has reasons to believe that at the time of disclosure the condition of dual criminality cannot be fulfilled.
Period covered: 1/6/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 29


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 February 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7.a, of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest in the absence of a treaty is :

Prosecutor General Office
Kalpaka Blvd. 6, Riga
LV-1801, Latvia
Phone: +371 6 7044400 - Fax: +371 6 7044449
E-mail: webmaster@lrp.gov.lv
Period covered: 1/6/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 February 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2.c, of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that the authority responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance, the execution of such requests or their transmission to the authorities competent for their execution is:

Ministry of Justice
Brivibas Blvd. 36, Riga
LV-1536, Latvia
Phone: +371 6 7036801 - Fax: +371 6 7285575
E-mail: tm.kanceleja@tm.gov.lv
Period covered: 1/6/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 February 2007 - Or. Engl., 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.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that the point of contact is :

International Cooperation Department of the Central Criminal Police Department of the State Police
Ciekurkalna 1st line 1, k-4
Riga, LV-1026
Latvia
Tel: +371 67075212
Fax: +371 67075053
E-mail: ssp@vp.gov.lv
Website : www.vp.gov.lv

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/6/2007 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Lithuania :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 March 2004 - Or. Engl. – and confirmed by a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, dated 26 April 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 May 2004 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 40 and Article 2 of the Convention, the Republic of Lithuania declares that criminal liability for the act described in Article 2 of the Convention occurs upon access to the whole or any part of a computer system without right by infringing security measures of a computer or a computer network.
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 March 2004 - Or. Engl. – and confirmed by a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, dated 26 April 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 May 2004 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 40 and Article 27, paragraph 9, sub-paragraph e, of the Convention, the Republic of Lithuania declares that, for reasons of efficiency, requests for mutual assistance made under Article 27, paragraph 9, are to be addressed to the above-designated central authorities.
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 March 2004 - Or. Engl. – and confirmed by a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, dated 26 April 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 May 2004 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 4, pararaph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Lithuania declares that criminal liability occurs if the acts described in Article 4 of the Convention result in serious harm.
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 March 2004 - Or. Engl. – and confirmed by a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, dated 26 April 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 May 2004 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 29, pararaph 4, of the Convention, the Republic of Lithuania declares that it reserves the right to refuse to execute the request for preservation of the data in cases where there is reason to believe that at the time of disclosure the offence, on which the request for preservation of the data is based, is not considered as a crime by the laws of the Republic of Lithuania.
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 29


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 March 2004 - Or. Engl. – and confirmed by a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, dated 26 April 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 May 2004 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 24, paragraph 7, sub-paragraph a, of the Convention, the Republic of Lithuania declares that the Ministry of Justice and the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Lithuania are designated as responsible authorities to perform the functions mentioned in Article 24, paragraph 7, sub-paragraph a.
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 March 2004 - Or. Engl. – and confirmed by a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, dated 26 April 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 May 2004 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 27, paragraph 2, sub-paragraph a, of the Convention, the Republic of Lithuania declares that the Ministry of Justice and the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Lithuania are designated as central authorities to perform the functions mentioned in Article 27.
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 March 2004 - Or. Engl. – and confirmed by a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, dated 26 April 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 May 2004 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Lithuania declares that the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania is designated as a competent authority to perform the functions mentioned in Article 35.

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/7/2004 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Luxembourg :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, completed by a communication from the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the Council of Europe, and accompanying the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 October 2014 – Or. Fr.

Article 24 – Extradition

The Minister of Justice
13, rue Erasme, Administrative Center Pierre Werner
L-2934 Luxembourg
Period covered: 1/2/2015 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, completed by a communication from the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the Council of Europe, and accompanying the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 October 2014 – Or. Fr.

Article 27 - Mutual assistance requests

The Prosecutor's Office of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Cité Judiciaire
Buildings CR and BC
L-2080 Luxembourg
Period covered: 1/2/2015 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, completed by a communication from the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the Council of Europe, and accompanying the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 October 2014 – Or. Fr.

Article 35 - 24/7 Network

Prosecutor’s Office of the district Court of Luxembourg
Cité Judiciaire
Building PL
L-2080 Luxembourg

Permanence Prosecutor’s Office:

Week-days: 9:00 – 17:00: direct line: +352 – 47 40 76
Week-days: 17:00 – 9:00: Police central 113, who will notify the magistrate on duty.
Week-end and bank holiday: 113
E-Mail of the competent substitute for cybercrime: gilles.hermann@justice.etat.lu
Period covered: 1/2/2015 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Malta :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Malta deposited with the instrument of ratification on 12 April 2012 – Or. Engl

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, of the Convention on Cybercrime, Malta designates as authority responsible for the making or receipt of a request for extradition or provisional arrest in the absence of a treaty:

The Ministry for Justice
Office of the Prime Minister

Auberge de Castille
Valletta VLT 2000
Malta
Period covered: 1/8/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Malta deposited with the instrument of ratification on 12 April 2012 – Or. Engl

In accordance with the provisions of Article 27, paragraphs 2 and 9.e, of the Convention on Cybercrime, Malta designates as central authority:

The Office of the Attorney General
The Palace
Valletta
Malta
Email: ag.mla@gov.mt
Period covered: 1/8/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Malta deposited with the instrument of ratification on 12 April 2012 – Or. Engl

In accordance with the provisions of Article 35 of the Convention on Cybercrime, Malta declares that the contact point for the 24/7 network is:

The Cybercrime Unit
Malta Police
Police General Headquarters
Floriana
Malta
Phone: +356 22942231 (office hours)
+356 21224001 (outside office hours)
Fax: +356 22942236
Email : computer.crime@gov.mt

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/8/2012 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Mauritius :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of the Republic of Mauritius deposited with the intrument of accession on 15 November 2013 – Or. Engl.

As per Article 24, paragraph 7(a), the Prime Minister’s Office, Government Centre, Port Louis, as the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest in the absence of a treaty.
Period covered: 1/3/2014 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of the Republic of Mauritius deposited with the intrument of accession on 15 November 2013 – Or. Engl.

As per Article 27, paragraph 2, the central authorities responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance, the execution of such requests or their transmission to the authorities competent for their execution will be:

a) the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Level 9, Air Mauritius Centre, President John Kennedy Street, Port Louis;
b) the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, Level 12, The Celicourt 6, Sir Celicourt Antelme Street, Port Louis;
c) the Mauritius Police Force, Line Barracks, Port Louis.
Period covered: 1/3/2014 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of the Republic of Mauritius deposited with the intrument of accession on 15 November 2013 – Or. Engl.

As per Article 35, the Assistant Permanent Secretary will be the focal point and contact available on a 24-hour, seven-day basis, in order to ensure the provision of immediate assistance for the purpose of investigations or proceedings concerning criminal offences related to computer systems and data etc.

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/3/2014 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Moldova :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova and in the instrument of ratification deposited on 12 May 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, sub-paragraph a, and with Article 27, paragraph 2, sub-paragraph c of the Convention, the Republic of Moldova declares that the following authorities are responsible for receiving and making requests for mutual assistance, extradition or provisional arrest:

a) Office of the Prosecutor General – for the requests for mutual assistance, extradition or provisional arrest formulated in the phase of penal prosecution.
Address: 26, Banulescu – Bodoni str., MD-2012 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. Tel: (+37322) 221 470; Fax (+373 22) 212 032.

b) Ministry of Justice – for the requests for mutual assistance, extradition or provisional arrest formulated in the judiciary phase of the execution of punishment.
Address: 82, 31 August 1989 str., MD-2012 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. Tel: (+37322) 234 795; Fax (+373 22) 234 797.
Period covered: 1/9/2009 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova and in the instrument of ratification deposited on 12 May 2009 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 27, paragraph 9, sub-paragraph e of the Convention, the Republic of Moldova declares that all the requests formulated in the phase of penal prosecution are to be addressed to the Office of the Prosecutor General, whilst those formulated in the judiciary phase or in the phase of the execution of punishment are to be addressed to the Ministry of Justice.
Period covered: 1/9/2009 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova and in the instrument of ratification deposited on 12 May 2009 – Or. Engl., up-dated by a communication from Moldova registered at the Secretariat General on 29 June 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, Moldova designates as point of contact responsible for ensuring immediate and permanent international co-operation in the field of combating cybercrime:

The Direction of Prevention and Combating of Cybernetic, Information and Transnational Offences
Ministry of Internal Affairs
14, Bucuriei str.
MD-2004 Chisinau
Republic of Moldova

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/9/2009 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova and in the instrument of ratification deposited on 12 May 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 38, paragraph 1 of the Convention, the Republic of Moldova specifies that the provisions of the Convention will be applied only on the territory controlled effectively by the authorities of the Republic of Moldova.
Period covered: 1/9/2009 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 38

 

    Montenegro :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 4, and with regard to Article 9, paragraph 1, item e, of the Convention, Montenegro declares that obtaining child pornography through computer systems for oneself and other persons and possession of child pornography in computer systems or on mediums for storage of computer data shall not be considered offences in case the person displayed in these materials turned fourteen years of age and gave his/her consent.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 4, and with regard to Article 9, paragraph 2, item b, of the Convention, Montenegro declares that materials which visually display face by which it can be concluded that the person is a minor engaged in an explicit act as stated in Article 9, paragraph 2, item b, of this Convention shall not be considered child pornography.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, and with regard to Article 20, of the Convention, Montenegro declares that measures from Article 20 of the Convention shall be applied solely on the basis of the decision of a competent Montenegrin court, if it is necessary for conducting a criminal procedure or for reasons of safety in Montenegro.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14, 20


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, of the Convention, Montenegro declares that the authority responsible for making and receiving requests for extradition in the absence of an agreement is the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro, address: Vuka Karadžica 3, 81 000 Podgorica, while the authority responsible for making and receiving requests for provisional arrest in the absence of an agreement is the NCB Interpol in Podgorica, address: Bulevar Svetog Petra Cetinjskog 22, 81 000 Podgorica.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Montenegro declares that the central authority designated for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance, the execution of such requests or their transmission to the authorities competent for their execution in the absence of an agreement is the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro, address: Vuka Karadžica 3, 81 000 Podgorica.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27

 

    Netherlands :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, deposited with the instrument of acceptance on 16 November 2006 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, of the Convention, the authority designated by the Netherlands is:
The Ministry of Justice
Office of International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters
PO BOX 20301
2500 EH THE HAGUE
Tel. +31 (0)70-3707911
Fax +31 (0)70-3707945
Period covered: 1/3/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 16 November 2006 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2.c, of the Convention, the central authority designated by the Netherlands is:
Landelijk Parket van het openbaar ministerie
(National office of the public prosecution service)
Postbus 395
3000 AJ ROTTERDAM
Tel. +31 (0)10-496-69-66
Fax +31 (0)10-484-69-78
Period covered: 1/3/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, deposited with the instrument of acceptance on 16 November 2006 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35 of the Convention, the point of contact designated by the Netherlands is:
Landelijk Parket van het openbaar ministerie
(National office of the public prosecution service)
Postbus 395
3000 AJ ROTTERDAM

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/3/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 16 November 2006 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 38 of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the Convention for the Kingdom in Europe.
Period covered: 1/3/2007 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 38

 

    Norway :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 June 2006 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of Norway reserves the right not to apply Article 6, paragraph 1.a.i, of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/10/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation and declarations contained in the instrument of ratification and in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Norway, deposited simultaneously on 30 June 2006 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 14, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of Norway, reserves the right not to apply the measures referred to in Article 20 – Real-time collection of traffic data, in cases of less serious offences.

Clarification of what is meant by "less serious offences"
Pursuant to Article 14, paragraph 3, the Parties may reserve the right to apply the measures set out in Article 20 only to offences or categories of offences specified in the reservation. It is indicated in the Norwegian reservation, that Norway does not wish to allow the collection of traffic data in real time in connection with minor offences.
Section 216b of the Norwegian Criminal Procedure Act provides for the collection of traffic data in cases where there is just cause for suspecting a person of having committed an offence, or of having attempted to commit an offence, that is punishable by imprisonment for a term of five years or more, or of having contravened specific penal provisions.
The use of various types of communication control and other privacy-invasive coercive measures is primarily restricted to cases involving serious offences, where serious offences are defined as carrying a penalty of five or more years' imprisonment.

Clarification of the relationship between the reservation and the application of Articles 20 and 21 in Norwegian law
The right to apply the measures referred to in Article 20 only to offences specified in the reservation is conditional on the range of offences to which Article 20 is applied not being more restricted than the range of offences to which the measures referred to in Article 21 apply. The condition set out in Article 14 must be interpreted to mean that the range of offences for which traffic data may be collected in real time must not be more restricted than the range of offences for which interception of content data is permitted.
Article 21 (Interception of content data) is governed in Norwegian law by section 216a of the Criminal Procedure Act, and Article 20 by section 216b of the Criminal Procedure Act. Section 216a has a prescribed penalty limit of ten or more years' imprisonment, while section 216b has a prescribed penalty limit of five years' imprisonment. This means that section 216a applies to a narrower range of offences than section 216b, and the condition of Article 14 is thus fulfilled. Norway is therefore entitled to enter a reservation in accordance with Article 14.
Period covered: 1/10/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 June 2006 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 29, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Government of the Kingdom of Norway reserves the right to refuse the request for preservation under this article in cases where it has reasons to believe that at the time of disclosure the condition of dual criminality cannot be fulfilled.
Period covered: 1/10/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 29


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Norway, dated 29 June 2006, deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 30 June 2006 - Or. angl.

In accordance with Article 24 of the Convention, the Norwegian authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition is The Royal Ministry of Justice and the Police, P.O. Box 8005, N-0030 OSLO.
Period covered: 1/10/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Norway, dated 29 June 2006, deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 30 June 2006 - Or. angl., updated by a communication from Norway registered at the Secretariat General on 9 July 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Articles 27 and 35 of the Convention, the Norwegian authority designated is the:

KRIPOS National Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS Norway)
High-Tech Crime Division
PO Box 8163 Dep
0034 Oslo, Norway
Email: post.kripos.desken@politiet.no
datakrim.kripos@politiet.no

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/10/2006 -                                                                  
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27, 35

 

    Panama :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama deposited with the intrument of accession on 5 March 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 24, paragraph 7.a, of the Convention, the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional detention is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the following address:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
General Directorate of Legal Affairs and Treaties
Bolívar Palace
Calle Tercera, San Felipe
Phone: (507) 511-4228; (507) 511-4230; (507) 511-4225 and (507) 511-4234 Fax: (507)511-4008
Email: vfranco@mire.gob.pa; oescartin@mire.gob.pa and mlucas@mire.gob.pa.
Period covered: 1/7/2014 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama deposited with the intrument of accession on 5 March 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 27, paragraph 2.a, of the Convention, the Government of the Republic of Panama has designated the following central authorities to submit, respond to and execute requests for mutual assistance:

Office of the Attorney General
Prosecutor’s Office of International Affairs
Avenida Perú and Calle 33 A (in front of Parque Porras)
Phone: (507) 507-3018
Fax: (507) 507-3421

Senior Prosecutor’s Office specialised in crimes against Intellectual Property and Information security,
Via Espana, Avesa Building, Floor No. 3
Phone: (507) 505-3255 and (507) 505-3298
Fax: (507) 505-3246
Email: fepisi@procuraduria.gob.pa.
Period covered: 1/7/2014 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama deposited with the intrument of accession on 5 March 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35 – 24/7 Network, the Government of the Republic of Panama has designated the Judicial Investigation Department of the National Police – INTERPOL National Central Bureau – Panama, with the following address:

Judicial Investigation Unit
National Central Bureau of Interpol – Panama
Ancon, Building No.424, between Omar Torrijos avenue and Venao street, next to the Omar Torrijos Foundation
Phone: tele-fax (507) 512-2415 and (507) 512-2267
Email: interpolpanama@hotmail.com; interpol.dij@policia.gob.pa
Period covered: 1/7/2014 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Portugal :


Declaration transmitted by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Portugal, dated 30 April 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 4 May 2010 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7a, of the Convention, Portugal declares that in those cases in which the Convention on Extradition or other bilateral or multilateral instruments on extradition are not applicable, the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest is the Procuradoria-Geral da República (Rua da Escola Politécnica, 140 – 1269-269 Lisboa, Portugal).
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration transmitted by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Portugal, dated 30 April 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 4 May 2010 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2c, of the Convention, Portugal declares that, in the absence of applicable international agreements, the authority responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual legal assistance is the Procuradoria-Geral da República (Rua da Escola Politécnica, 140 – 1269-269 Lisboa, Portugal).
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 24 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 5, of the Convention, the Portuguese Republic declares that it shall not grant extradition of persons who:

a) are to be trialled by an exceptional court or who are to serve a sentence passed by such a court;
b) it has been proved will be subject to a trial which affords no legal guarantees of criminal proceedings complying with the conditions internationally recognised as essential to the protection of human rights, or will serve their sentences in inhuman conditions;
c) are being demanded in connection with an offence punishable with a lifetime sentence or a lifetime detention order.

The Portuguese Republic shall grant extradition only for crimes punishable with penalty of deprivation of liberty superior to one year.

The Portuguese Republic shall not grant extradition of Portuguese nationals.

Portugal shall not grant extradition for offences punishable with the death penalty under the law of the requesting State.

Portugal shall authorise transit through its national territory only in respect of persons whose circumstances are such that their extradition may be granted.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration transmitted by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Portugal, dated 30 April 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 4 May 2010 - Or. Engl., up-dated by a communication from the Permanent Representation of Portugal registered at the Secretariat on 19 July 2010 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, Portugal designates as point of contact for the network 24/7:

The Judiciary Police
(Policia Judiciária)
Rua Gomes Freire, 174
1169-007 Lisboa
Portugal

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Romania :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 12 May 2004 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7.a, of the Convention, Romania declares that the central authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest is the Ministry of Justice (address: Str. Apollodor nr. 17, sector 5, Bucuresti).
Period covered: 1/9/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 12 May 2004 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2.c, of the Convention, Romania declares that the central authorities responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance are :

a) the Prosecutor's Office to the High Court of Cassation and Justice for the requests of judicial assistance formulated in pre-trial investigation (address: Blvd. Libertatii nr. 12-14, sector 5, Bucuresti);

b) the Ministry of Justice for the requests of judicial assistance formulated during the trial or execution of punishment.
Period covered: 1/9/2004 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 12 May 2004 - Or. Engl., updated by a communication from Romania registered at the Secretariat General on 12 July 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, Romania declares that the point of contact designated to ensure the immediate and permanent international co-operation in the field of combating cybercrime is the:

Service of Combating Cybercrime
Section for Combating Organised Crime and Drugs Trafficking
High Court of Cassation and Justice
Blvd. Libertatii nr. 12-14
Sector 5, Bucuresti
Romania

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/9/2004 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Serbia :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Chargée d'affaires a.i. of Serbia, dated 16 July 2009, registered at the Secretariat General on 16 July 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Articles 24, 27 and 35 of the Convention, Serbia designates as the central authorities in charge for the implementation of the Convention :

Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia
Directorate of Crime Police
Department for the fight against organized crime
Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 2
11070 Novi Beograd

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/8/2009 -                                                                                                      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24, 27, 35

 

    Slovakia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 January 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 40 of the Convention, the Slovak Republic declares that it avails itself of the possibility to require additional element within the meaning of Article 2 of the Convention, and for a criminal liability of illegal access it requires that the offence be committed by infringing security measures, with the intent of obtaining computer data or other dishonest intent, or in relation to a computer system that is connected to another computer system.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2, 40


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 January 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 29, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Slovak Republic avails itself of the right to refuse the request for preservation in cases where it has reasons to believe that at the time of disclosure the condition of dual criminality cannot be fulfilled.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 29, 42


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 January 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 4, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Slovak Republic avails itself of the right to require for the criminal liability of the conduct referred to in Article 4, paragraph 1, that it results in serious harm.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4, 42


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 January 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7.a, of the Convention, the Slovak Republic declares that the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic (Župné námestie 13, 81311 Bratislava) is designated as the authority responsible for making and receiving requests for extradition. The competent authority for receiving requests for provisional arrest is the competent prosecutor of the Regional Prosecutor's Office and the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic. The competent authority for making requests for provisional arrest is the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic and the court competent for issuing an international arrest warrant.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 January 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2.a, of the Convention, the Slovak Republic declares that the central authorities are the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic (Župné námestie 13, 81311 Bratislava) and the General Prosecutor's Office (Štúrova 2, 81285 Bratislava).
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 January 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35 of the Convention, the Slovak Republic notifies that the point of contact is the:

Presidium of the Police Forces
International Police Cooperation Office
National Central Bureau of Interpol
Vajnorská 25
81272 Bratislava

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Slovenia :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Slovenia, dated 19 December 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 20 December 2006 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, of the Convention, the Republic of Slovenia declares that:

– the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition in the absence of a treaty :
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia
Prešernova 25
SI – 1000 Ljubljana
Tel. +386 1 478 2000

– the Ministry of the Interior, Criminal Investigation Police Directorate, International Police Cooperation Section is the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for provisional arrests in the absence of a treaty :
Ministry of the Interior
Criminal Investigation Police Directorate
International Police Cooperation Section
Tel. +386 1 428 4780
Fax +386 1 251 75 16
Mobile phone (officer on duty): +386 41 713 680 ; +386 41 713 699
Email : interpol.ljubljana@policija.si
Period covered: 20/12/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Slovenia, dated 19 December 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 20 December 2006 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Slovenia designates the Ministry of Justice as the central authority responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance :

Ministry of Justice
Županciceva 3
SI – 1000 Ljubljana
Period covered: 20/12/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Slovenia, dated 19 December 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 20 December 2006 – Or. Engl., up-dated by a communication by Slovenia registered at the Secretariat General on 15 June 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35 of the Convention, the Republic of Slovenia designates as point of contact available on a twenty-four hours, seven-day-week-basis:

Ministry of the Interior
Criminal Police Directorate
International Police Cooperation Division
Email : interpol.ljubljana@policija.si

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 20/12/2006 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Spain :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 June 2010 - Or. Engl.

If the Convention were to be extended by the United Kingdom to Gibraltar, Spain would like to make the following declaration:

1. Gibraltar is a non-autonomous territory whose international relations come under the responsibility of the United Kingdom 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 a 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 cannot be considered to modify in any way what was established in the two previous paragraphs.
Period covered: 1/10/2010 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 June 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Articles 24 and 27 of the Convention, Spain declares that the central authority designated is the Sub-Directorate General for International Legal Cooperation of the Ministry of Justice.
Period covered: 1/10/2010 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24, 27


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 June 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35 of the Convention, Spain declares that the central authority designated is the :

"Commissariat Général de la Police Judiciaire"
Ministry of the Interior.

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/10/2010 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Switzerland :


Declaration contained in in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 September 2011 - Or. Fr.

Switzerland declares that it will apply Article 2 to the extent that the offence is committed by infringing safety measures.
Period covered: 1/1/2012 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2, 40


Declaration contained in in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 September 2011 - Or. Fr.

Switzerland declares that it will apply Article 3 insofar as the offence is committed with intent to unjust enrichment.
Period covered: 1/1/2012 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3, 40


Declaration contained in in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 September 2011 - Or. Fr.

Switzerland declares that it will apply Article 7 only to the extent that the offence is committed with a view to providing a benefit to oneself or a third party or causing damages.
Period covered: 1/1/2012 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 40, 7


Declaration contained in in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 September 2011 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Switzerland declares that, within the context of Article 9, paragraph 2, it understands by the term "minor" any person under the age of sixteen.
Period covered: 1/1/2012 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 40, 9


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 September 2011 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Switzerland reserves the right to apply Article 6, paragraph 1, only when the offence concerns the sale, distribution or any other provision of the items referred to in Article 6, paragraph 1 a.ii.
Period covered: 1/1/2012 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42, 6


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 September 2011 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 4, of the Convention, Switzerland reserves the right not to apply Article 9 (2) (b).
Period covered: 1/1/2012 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42, 9


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 September 2011 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Switzerland reserves the right to apply the measures referred to in Article 20 to crimes and offences under the Criminal Code.
Period covered: 1/1/2012 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14, 42


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 September 2011 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 29, paragraph 4, of the Convention, Switzerland reserves the right to subject to the condition referred to in Article 29, paragraph 4, the execution of any letters rogatory requiring the application of any coercive measure.
Period covered: 1/1/2012 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 29, 42


Declaration contained in in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 September 2011 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7 of the Convention, the Federal Office of Justice, the Federal Department of Justice and Police, 3003 Berne, is the competent authority, for Switzerland, for sending and receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest.
Period covered: 1/1/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 September 2011 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Federal Office of Justice, in the Federal Department of Justice and Police, 3003 Berne, is the authority responsible for sending and receiving legal requests for mutual assistance.
Period covered: 1/1/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 September 2011 - Or. Fr.

Switzerland declares that in case of emergency, within the context of Article 27, paragraph 9, of the Convention, the Federal Office of Justice and Police, 3003 Berne, is the central authority to which all requests to Switzerland for mutual assistance must be addressed.
Period covered: 1/1/2012 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 September 2011 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 35 of the Convention, the Federal Office of Justice, in the Federal Department of Justice and Police, 3003 Berne, is the point of contact available on a 24 hours a day, seven days a week basis.

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/1/2012 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia :


Declaration from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, dated 7 October 2004, transmitted by the Permanent Representation, and registered at the Secretariat General on 29 November 2004 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7, sub-paragraph a, of the Convention, the Republic of Macedonia declares that the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Macedonia is designated as responsible authority to perform the functions mentioned in Article 24, paragraph 7, sub-paragraph a.
Period covered: 1/1/2005 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, dated 7 October 2004, transmitted by the Permanent Representation, and registered at the Secretariat General on 29 November 2004 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2, sub-paragraph a, of the Convention, the Republic of Macedonia declares that the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Macedonia is designated as central autority to perform the functions mentioned in Article 27.
Period covered: 1/1/2005 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", dated 12 October 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 October 2006 - Or. Engl.

The 24/7 Network point of contact designated by the Republic of Macedonia is:

The Deputy Public Prosecutor
Department for Fight against Crime and Corruption
Office of Public Prosecutor
ul. Krste Misirkov bb
1000 SKOPJE
Email: office@zjorm.org.mk

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 13/10/2006 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Turkey :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 40 and Article 2 of the Convention, the Republic of Turkey declares that it requires that the offences be commited by infringing security measures, with the intention of obtaining computer data or other dishonest intent, or in relation to a computer system that is connected to another computer system.
Period covered: 1/1/2015 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2, 40


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 40 and Article 7 of the Convention, the Republic of Turkey declares that the offence set forth in Article 7 regarding computer-related forgery requires an intent to defraud or similar dishonest intent under Turkish Law.
Period covered: 1/1/2015 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 40, 7


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 14, paragraph 3(b), of the Convention, the Repubic of Turkey reserves the right not to apply the measures referred in Article 20 and Article 21 to communications being transmitted within a computer system if the system is being operated for the benefit of a closed groupe of users and does not employ public communications networks and is not connected with any other public or private computer system.
Period covered: 1/1/2015 -                                                                                                                                             
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 14, 20, 21, 42


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 22 of the Convention, the Repubic of Turkey reserves the right to establish jurisdiction within the scope of Article 11 and 13 of the Turkish Criminal Law when the offence is committed by a Turkish national outside its sovereign territory.
Period covered: 1/1/2015 -                                                                                                                                             
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 11, 13, 22, 42


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42 and Article 29, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Republic of Turkey reserves the right to decline the request for preservation of data under this article in cases where it has reasons to believe that at the time of the disclosure of stored computer data the condition of dual criminality cannot be fulfilled.
Period covered: 1/1/2015 -                                                                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 29, 42


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7(a), of the Convention, the Republic of Turkey designates the Ministry of Justice as the authority responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest, in the absence of an extradition treaty.
Period covered: 1/1/2015 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2(c), of the Convention, the Republic of Turkey designates the Ministry of Justice as the central authority responsible for sending and answering requests for mutual assistance, the execution of such requests or their transmission to the authorities competent for their execution.
Period covered: 1/1/2015 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Turkey designates as point of contact available on a twenty-four hour, seven-days-a-week basis:

Turkish National Police
Department of Cybercrime
Kιzιlιrmak Mah. Anadolu Bulvarι 2185.Sk. No: 14
06520 Söǧütözü-Çankaya / ANKARA
siber@egm.gov.tr
Period covered: 1/1/2015 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Ukraine :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 March 2006 - Or. Engl.

Ukraine reserves the right not to apply paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Convention concerning the establishment of criminal liability for the production, procurement for use and otherwise making available for use of the objects designated in subparagraph 1.a.i., and also the production and procurement for use of the objects designated in subparagraph 1.a.ii of Article 6 of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/7/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 March 2006 - Or. Engl.

Ukraine reserves the right not to apply to the full extent subparagraphs 1.d and 1.e of Article 9 of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/7/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 March 2006 - Or. angl.

In accordance with Article 24, subparagraph 7.a, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that the authorities empowered to perform the functions mentioned in paragraph 7 of Article 24 of the Convention shall be the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (concerning court's inquiries) and the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine (concerning inquiries of bodies of prejudicial inquiry).
Period covered: 1/7/2006 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 March 2006 - Or. angl.

In accordance with Article 27, subparagraph 2.c, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that the authorities responsible for sending requests for mutual assistance, answering them, their execution or their transfer to the empowered authorities shall be the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (concerning courts' commission) and the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine (concerning commissions of bodies of prejudicial inquiry).
Period covered: 1/7/2006 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27

 

    United Kingdom :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 May 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reserves the right not to apply Article 9 (2) (b), which states that “child pornography” includes “a person appearing to be a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct”, as this provision is incompatible with domestic law regarding indecent photographs of children.
Period covered: 1/9/2011 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 May 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 22, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reserves the right not to apply Article 22 (1) (d). The UK can extend extra-territorial jurisdiction over most of the offences in Articles 2-11, although not over fraud committed in Scotland, under specific circumstances. As there is no overarching arrangement that extends extra-territorial jurisdiction, the UK cannot say that it will apply in every case.
Period covered: 1/9/2011 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 22


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 May 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 29, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reserves the right not to apply Article 29 where execution of the request for preservation requires the exercise of coercive powers and where dual criminality cannot be established.
Period covered: 1/9/2011 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 29


Declaration contained in in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 May 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 7.a, of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom declares that the authorities responsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest in the absence of a treaty are:

Home Office
Judicial Co-operation Unit
5th Floor, Fry building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Scottish Government (when the person is believed to be in Scotland)
Criminal Procedure Division
St. Andrew’s House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG
Period covered: 1/9/2011 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 May 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 27, paragraph 2.c, of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom declares that the competent authorities to which requests for mutual assistance should be made to the relevant Central Authority are:

For matters related to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland:

UK Central Authority
Home Office
5th Floor Peel building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

For matters related to Scotland:

International Co-operation Unit
Argyle House
C Floor
3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9DR

For matters related to indirect taxation:

Law Enforcement & International Advisory Division
HM Revenue and Customs – Solicitor’s Office
Room 2/74
100 Parliament Street
London
SW1A 2BQ
Period covered: 1/9/2011 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 May 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that it reserves the right not to apply Article 9 (2) (c), as Scotland has no offence covering a ‘realistic’ image which is not, and is not derived from, a photograph of a real person.
Period covered: 1/9/2011 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9

 

    United States of America :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2006 - Or. Engl.

The United States of America declares, pursuant to Articles 2 and 40, that under United States law, the offenses set forth in Article 2 ("Illegal access") includes an additional requirement of intent to obtain computer data.
Period covered: 1/1/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2006 - Or. Engl.

The United States of America declares, pursuant to Articles 6 and 40, that under United States law, the offense set forth in paragraph (1) (b) of Article 6 ("Misuse of devices") includes a requirement that a minimum number of items be possessed. The minimum number shall be the same as that provided for by applicable United States federal law.
Period covered: 1/1/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2006 - Or. Engl.

The United States of America declares, pursuant to Articles 7 and 40, that under United States law, the offense set forth in Article 7 ("Computer-related forgery") includes a requirement of intent to defraud.
Period covered: 1/1/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 7


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2006 - Or. Engl.

The United States of America declares, pursuant to Articles 27 and 40, that requests made to the United States under paragraph 9(e) of Article 27 ("Procedures pertaining to mutual assistance requests in the absence of applicable international agreements") are to be addressed to its central authority for mutual assistance.
Period covered: 1/1/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2006 - Or. Engl.

The United States of America, pursuant to Articles 4 and 42 of the Convention, reserves the right to require that the conduct result in serious harm, which shall be determined in accordance with applicable United States federal law.
Period covered: 1/1/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 4


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2006 - Or. Engl.

The United States of America, pursuant to Articles 6 and 42 of the Convention, reserves the right not to apply paragraphs (1) (a) (i) and (1) (b) of Article 6 ("Misuses of devices") with respect to devices designed or adapted primarily for the purpose of committing the offenses established in Article 4 ("Data interference") and Article 5 ("System interference").
Period covered: 1/1/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2006 - Or. Engl.

The United States of America, pursuant to Articles 9 and 42 of the Convention, reserves the right to apply paragraphs (2) (b) and (c) of Article 9 only to the extent consistent with the Constitution of the United States as interpreted by the United States and as provided for under its federal law, which includes, for example, crimes of distribution of material considered to be obscene under applicable United States standards.
Period covered: 1/1/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2006 - Or. Engl.

The United States of America, pursuant to Articles 10 and 42 of the Convention, reserves the right to impose other effective remedies in lieu of criminal liability under paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 10 ("Offenses related to infringement of copyright and related rights") with respect to infringements of certain rental rights to the extent the criminalisation of such infringements is not required pursuant to the obligations the United States has undertaken under the agreements referenced in paragraphs 1 and 2.
Period covered: 1/1/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 10


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2006 - Or. Engl.

The United States of America, pursuant to Articles 22 and 42 of the Convention, reserves the right not to apply in part paragraphs (1) (b), (c) and (d) of Article 22 ("Jurisdiction"). The United States does not provide for plenary jurisdiction over offenses that are committed outside its territory by its citizen or on board ships flying its flag or aircraft registered under its laws. However, United States law does provide for jurisdiction over a number of offenses to be established under the Convention that are committed abroad by United States nationals in circumstances implicating particular federal interests, as well as over a number of such offenses committed on board United States-flagged ships or aircraft registered under United States law. Accordingly, the United States will implement paragraphs (1) (b), (c) and (d) to the extent provided for under its federal law.
Period covered: 1/1/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 22


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2006 - Or. Engl.

The United States of America, pursuant to Articles 41 and 42 of the Convention, reserves the right to assume obligations under Chapter II of the Convention in a manner consistent with its fundamental principles of federalism.
Period covered: 1/1/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 41


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2006 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 24, paragraph 7, of the Convention, the United States of America is not designating an authority responsible for extradition or provisional arrest in the absence of a treaty, as the United States will continue to rely on bilateral extradition treaties, and the authority responsible for making or receiving extradition requests on behalf of the United States is set forth in the applicable bilateral extradition treaties.
Period covered: 1/1/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2006 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 27, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Office of International Affairs, United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Washington, D.C., 20530, is designated as the central authority of the United States of America for mutual assistance under the Convention.
Period covered: 1/1/2007 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 27


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2006 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Washington, D.C., 20530, is designated as the point of contact available on a twenty-four hour, seven-day-a-week basis to ensure the provision of immediate assistance under the Convention. Contact Information for the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section is given below :
24/7 Contact: United States of America

Contact:
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS)
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC

Description of Contact
CCIPS is a section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice that has 40 lawyers with responsibilities for combating cybercrime and theft of intellectual property, and with expertise in obtaining electronic evidence.

[Note by the Secretariat : For detailed contact information, please contact the Secretary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee, alexander.seger@coe.int.]
Period covered: 1/1/2007 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

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