List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 198

Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism

Status as of: 23/4/2014

 

    Armenia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 June 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 3, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Armenia will apply Article 3, paragraph 1, only to offences specified in the appendix to the Convention.
Period covered: 1/10/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 June 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 17, paragraph 5, of the Convention, the Republic of Armenia will apply Article 17 of the Convention only to the categories of offences specified in the list contained in the appendix to the Convention.
Period covered: 1/10/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 17


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 June 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with the Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Armenia will apply Article 24, paragraph 2 only subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/10/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 June 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the requests made to the Republic of Armenia and the documents supporting such requests shall be accompanied by a translation into English.
Period covered: 1/10/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 June 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, information or evidence provided by the Republic of Armenia, under Chapter 7, may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/10/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 June 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with the Article 33, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Financial Monitoring Center of the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia is the central authority which shall be responsible for sending and answering requests made under this chapter, the execution of such requests or the transmission of them to the authorities competent for their execution.
Period covered: 1/10/2008 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33

 

    Belgium :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 17 September 2009 - Or. Fr.

Belgium declares that the central authority designated under Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, is the Service Public Fédéral Justice, Direction générale Législation, Libertés et Droits fondamentaux, Service de coopération internationale pénale, Boulevard de Waterloo 115, B-1000 BRUXELLES.
Period covered: 1/1/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 17 September 2009 – Or. Fr.

Belgium declares that the unit which acts as FIU, designated pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, is the Cellule de traitement de informations financières (Belgian Financial Intelligence Unit), Avenue de la Toison d’Or 55 (boîte 1), B-1060 BRUXELLLES.
Period covered: 1/1/2010 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 46

 

    Bosnia and Herzegovina :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina, dated 21 May 2013, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 May 2013 - Or. Engl.

The central authority designated by Bosnia and Herzegovina for the purposes of Article 33 of the Convention is :

Directorate for Coordination of Police Bodies of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact person:
Mr Branislav Pavlovic
Sector for International Operative Police Collaboration
Email : branislav.pavlovic@dkpt.gov.ba
Tel : +387 33 250 062
Fax : +387 65 698 728
Period covered: 21/5/2013 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33

 

    Bulgaria :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 February 2013 Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that the provisions of Article 24, paragraph 2, shall apply only subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/6/2013 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 February 2013 Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that concerning requests which are sent and received electronically or by any other means of telecommunication, the Bulgarian competent authorities shall be able to request the certification of authenticity of the materials sent, as well as to obtain originals by express mail.
Period covered: 1/6/2013 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 February 2013 Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that, for each individual case, it will require requests and supporting documents sent to it pursuant to Article 35, paragraph 1, to be accompanied by a translation into Bulgarian or into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 1/6/2013 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 February 2013 Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that information or evidence provided by it under Chapter IV of the Convention may not, without the prior consent of the competent Bulgarian authorities, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/6/2013 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 February 2013 Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that it shall not apply Article 3, paragraph 4, of this Convention.
Period covered: 1/6/2013 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 53


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 February 2013 Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that requests made under Chapter IV shall be sent and received through the following central authorities :

- the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Bulgaria – for the pre-trial stage of the criminal proceedings;
- the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Bulgaria – for the trial stage.
Period covered: 1/6/2013 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33

 

    Croatia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 October 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Croatia declares that Article 24, paragraph 2 of the Convention, applies only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of the Republic of Croatia’s legal system.
Period covered: 1/2/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 October 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Croatia declares that requests and documents supporting such requests should be accompanied by a translation into the Croatian language or, if this is not possible, into the English language.
Period covered: 1/2/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 October 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Croatia declares that, without its prior consent, information or evidence may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/2/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 October 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Croatia declares that the central authorities designated in pursuance of paragraph 1 of Article 33 of the Convention are the Ministry of the Interior, Police Directorate, Criminal Police Department, Ilica 335, Zagreb, and State Attorney’s Office of the Republic of Croatia, Gajeva 30a, Zagreb.
Period covered: 1/2/2009 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33

 

    Cyprus :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus deposited with the instrument of ratification on 27 March 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 3, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Cyprus declares that Article 3, paragraph 1, shall apply only in so far as the offence is punishable by deprivation of liberty or a detention order for a maximum of more than one year.
Period covered: 1/7/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus deposited with the instrument of ratification on 27 March 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Republic of Cyprus declares that Article 9, paragraph 1, shall apply only in so far as the offence is punishable by deprivation of liberty or a detention order for a maximum of more than one year.
Period covered: 1/7/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus deposited with the instrument of ratification on 27 March 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Cyprus declares that Article 24, paragraph 2, shall apply subject to Cyprus’s constitutional principles and to the basic concepts of the Cyprus legal system.
Period covered: 1/7/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus deposited with the instrument of ratification on 27 March 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Government of Cyprus declares that requests and annexed documents should be addressed to it accompanied by a translation in English.
Period covered: 1/7/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus deposited with the instrument of ratification on 27 March 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Government of Cyprus declares that information or evidence provided by it under this Convention may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the Requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/7/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus deposited with the instrument of ratification on 27 March 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Cyprus declares that the central authorities designated in pursuance of paragraph 1 are:

- The Ministry of Justice and Public OrderPeriod covered: 1/7/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus deposited with the instrument of ratification on 27 March 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, the Financial Intelligence Unit designated for the Republic of Cyprus is:

Unit for Combating Money Laundering (MOKAS)
P.O. Box: 23768
1686 Nicosia
Cyprus
Email: mokas@mokas.law.gov.cy
Period covered: 1/7/2009 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 46

 

    Georgia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 January 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 3, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Georgia declares that Article 3, paragraph 1, shall be applied only in so far as the offence is punishable by deprivation of liberty for a maximum of more than one year.
Period covered: 1/5/2014 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 January 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 4, of the Convention, Georgia declares that the provisions of Article 3, paragraph 4, shall be applied only in relation to the civil procedures of confiscation, in conformity with the legislation in Georgia.
Period covered: 1/5/2014 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 53


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 January 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Georgia declares that Article 24, paragraph 2, shall be applied only subject to the constitutional principles and to the basic concepts of the legal system of Georgia.
Period covered: 1/5/2014 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 January 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 33 of the Constitution, Georgia declares that the designated central authority, as stipulated by this Article, shall be:

The Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Address: 24, Gorgasali str.
0114 Tbilisi, Georgia.
Phone: +995 32 240 51 42
Email: international@justice.gov.ge
Period covered: 1/5/2014 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 January 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, Georgia declares that it will accept and execute requests received by electronic or other means of telecommunication, if the request is urgent and its authenticity is undisputed, provided the requesting authority subsequently submits the original of the request within the period specified by the requested authority.
Period covered: 1/5/2014 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 January 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Georgia declares that requests and documents supporting such requests should be accompanied by a translation into the Georgian language or into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe if these requests and documents are not made in these languages.
Period covered: 1/5/2014 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 January 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Georgia declares that, without its prior consent, information and documents provided by it under Chapter IV of the Convention may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/5/2014 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 January 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Georgia declares that Article 46, paragraph 5, shall not be applied.
Period covered: 1/5/2014 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 53


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 January 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, the Financial Intelligence Unit designated for Georgia shall be:

The Financial Monitoring Service of Georgia (FMS)
Address: Sanapiro str. 2,
0105 Tbilisi, Georgia.
Phone: +995 32 229 67 00
Email: Info@fms.gov.ge
Period covered: 1/5/2014 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 46


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 10 January 2014 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 2, Georgia declares that the Financial Monitoring Service of Georgia (FMS) shall adopt the measures defined in Article 47 as far as the legislation of Georgia permits.
Period covered: 1/5/2014 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 53

 

    Hungary :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 April 2009 – Or. Engl.

The Republic of Hungary reserves the right that Article 3, paragraph 2, of the Convention will apply only to offences specified in the Criminal Code of Hungary.
Period covered: 1/8/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3


Reservations contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 April 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Republic of Hungary reserves the right that Article 9, paragraph 4 shall apply only in so far as the offence is punishable by deprivation of liberty.

The Republic of Hungary reserves the right not to apply the provisions of Article 9, paragraph 6, of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/8/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 April 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Hungary declares that the provisions of Article 24, paragraph 2, shall apply only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of the Hungarian legal system.
Period covered: 1/8/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 April 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 31, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Hungary declares that judicial documents must be delivered through the Ministry of Justice and Law Enforcement as Central Authority.
Period covered: 1/8/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 31


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 April 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Hungary reserves the right that the requests and the documents supporting such requests shall be in Hungarian or in one of the official languages of the Council of Europe or they shall be accompanied by a translation into one of these languages. Concerning those Member States which accept requests not solely in their own official languages or requests accompanied by a translation into one of these languages, the Republic of Hungary accepts the request in English, in French or in German or with a translation into one of these languages.
Period covered: 1/8/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 April 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Hungary declares that the information and evidence provided under the provisions of Chapter IV of the Convention may not be used or transmitted for any purpose other than investigations or proceedings in the request by the authorities of the requesting Party without the prior consent of the authority which provided the information or evidence.
Period covered: 1/8/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 April 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Hungary informs the Secretary General of the Council of Europe that the Central Authorities designated are:

- Ministry of Justice and Law Enforcement (4 Kossuth Lajos Sqr., Budapest 1055, Hungary, 1363 Budapest, P.O. Box 54)

- Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Hungary (16 Markó Str., Budapest 1055, Hungary, 1372 Budapest, P.O. Box 438).
Period covered: 1/8/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 14 April 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, the Republic of Hungary designates the Hungarian Customs and Finance Guard Central Criminal Investigation Bureau as domestic financial intelligence unit.
Period covered: 1/8/2009 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 46

 

    Latvia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 February 2010 - Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that Article 24, paragraph 2, of the Convention, applies only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of the Republic of Latvia’s legal system.
Period covered: 1/6/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 February 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 31, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that in the pre trial criminal proceedings the official serving of judicial documents is made by the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Latvia. In the adjudication of a case the official serving of judicial documents is made by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia.
Period covered: 1/6/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 31


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 February 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that the central authorities designated are as follows:

In the pre-trial criminal proceedings up to the commencement of criminal prosecution:
State Police
Ciekurkalna 1st line 1, k-4
Riga, LV-1026
Latvia
Phone: +371 67075212
Fax: +371 67371227
E-mail: kanc@vp.gov.lv
Website : www.vp.gov.lv

In the pre-trial criminal proceedings up to the transfer of a case to the court:
Prosecutor General’s Office
Kalpaka Blvd. 6
Riga, LV-1801
Latvia
Phone: +371 67044400
Fax: +371 67044449
E-mail: webmaster@lrp.gov.lv
Website : www.lrp.gov.lv

In the adjudication of a case:
Ministry of Justice
Brivibas Blvd. 36
Riga, LV-1536
Latvia
Phone: +371 67036801
Fax: +371 67285575
E-mail: tm.kanceleja@tm.gov.lv
Website : www.tm.gov.lv
Period covered: 1/6/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 February 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that requests made to the Republic of Latvia and documents supporting such requests shall be accompanied by a translation into Latvian or into English.
Period covered: 1/6/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 February 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that, without its prior consent, information or evidence provided by it may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/6/2010 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42

 

    Malta :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 January 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 3, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Malta declares that Article 3, paragraph 1, shall apply only in so far as the offence is punishable by deprivation of liberty or a detention order for a maximum of more than one year.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 January 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 4, of the Convention, Malta declares that Article 9, paragraph 1, shall apply only in so far as the offence is punishable by deprivation of liberty or a detention order for a maximum of more than one year.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 January 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Malta declares that Article 24, paragraph 2, shall apply subject to Malta's constitutional principles and to the basic concepts of the Maltese legal system.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 January 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Government of Malta declares that requests and annexed documents should be addressed to it accompanied by a translation into English.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 January 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Government of Malta declares that information or evidence provided by it under this Convention may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 January 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Malta declares that the central authority designated in pursuance of paragraph 1 is :

The Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General's Chambers
The Palace
Valletta
Malta
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33

 

    Moldova :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 September 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Moldova declares that the provisions of Article 24, paragraph 2, shall apply only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of the Republic of Moldova's legal system.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 September 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraphs 1 and 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Moldova declares that acceptable languages for the requests for legal assistance and for the documents supporting such requests are : Moldavian, English or Russian.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 September 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Moldova declares that information and evidence provided under the provisions of Chapter IV of the Convention may not be used or transmitted without the Republic of Moldova's consent, by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 September 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 51, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Moldova declares that, until the full re-establishment of the territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova, the provisions of the Convention shall be applied only on the territory effectively controlled by the authorities of the Republic of Moldova.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 51


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 September 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Republic of Moldova declares that the provisions of Article 3, paragraph 4, shall apply only partially, in conformity with the principles of the domestic law.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 53


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 September 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53 of the Convention, with reference to the provisions of Article 31, the Republic of Moldova declares that notification of judicial documents, as well as of those received by national authorities, shall effect through the:

a. Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption – until the establishment of criminal prosecution;
b. General Prosecutor's Office – during the criminal prosecution;
c. Ministry of Justice – during the trial procedure and the execution of judgments.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 31, 53

 

    Montenegro :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 20 October 2008 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Montenegro designates the Ministry of Justice and the Directorate Against Money Laundering and Against the Financing of Terrorism as the central authorities responsible for carrying out the functions foreseen by this Convention :
Ministry of Justice
Vuka Karadzica 3
81 000 Podgorica
Tel. +382 20 407 501
Fax +382 20 407 515

Directorate Against Money Laundering and Against the Financing of Terrorism
Novaka Miloševa bb
81 000 Podgorica
Tel. +382 20 210 025
Fax +382 20 210 086
Period covered: 1/2/2009 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33

 

    Netherlands :


Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 13 August 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 3, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that it reserves the right not to apply Article 3, paragraph 1, of the Convention with regard to the confiscation of the proceeds from offences punishable under legislation on taxation or on customs and excise.
Period covered: 1/12/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3


Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 13 August 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 51, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that the Convention shall apply to the Netherlands (the Kingdom in Europe).
Period covered: 1/12/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 51


Communication contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, dated 27 September 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010 – Or. Engl.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands currently consists of three parts : the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. The Netherlands Antilles consists of the islands of Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

With effect from 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles will cease to exist as a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. From that date onwards, the Kingdom will consist of four parts: the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Curaçao and Sint Maarten will enjoy internal self-government within the Kingdom, as Aruba and, up to 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles do.

These changes constitute a modification of the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Kingdom of the Netherlands will accordingly remain the subject of international law with which agreements are concluded. The modification of the structure of the Kingdom will therefore not affect the validity of the international agreements ratified by the Kingdom for the Netherlands Antilles: these agreements, including any reservations made, will continue to apply to Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

The other islands that have until now formed part of the Netherlands Antilles – Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba – will become parts of the Netherlands, thus constituting "the Caribbean part of the Netherlands". The agreements that now apply to the Netherlands Antilles will also continue to apply to these islands; however, the Government of the Netherlands will now be responsible for implementing these agreements.

In addition, a number of the agreements that currently apply to the Netherlands are hereby declared applicable, from 10 October 2010, to this Caribbean part of the Netherlands. The agreements concerned are listed in the Annex which also includes a declaration – regarding Protocol No. 4 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms securing certain rights and freedoms other than those already included in the Convention and in the first Protocol thereto – on the modification of the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom.

A status report of the agreements that apply to Curaçao, Sint Maarten and/or the Caribbean part of the Netherlands, including any reservations and further declarations, will be supplied in the near future.

Annex – Treaties extended to the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) as per 10 October 2010

- European Convention on State Immunity (ETS No. 74)
- Additional Protocol to the European Convention on State Immunity (ETS No. 74A)
- European Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitation to Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes (ETS No. 82)
- European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism (ETS No. 90)
- European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid (ETS No. 92)
- Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108)
- Amendments to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data allowing the European Communities to accede (Strasbourg, 15 June 1999)
- Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe (ETS No. 121)
- Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 173)
- Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, regarding supervisory authorities and transborder data flows (ETS No. 181)
- Protocol amending the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism (ETS No. 190)
- Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 191)
- Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198).
Period covered: 1/10/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 51


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

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that Article 9, paragraph 1, of the Convention will only be applied to predicate offences that qualify as “misdrijven” (crimes) under the domestic law of the European part of the Netherlands or under the domestic law of the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).

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


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

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that requests made to the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) and documents supporting such requests in a language other than Dutch, English or Spanish shall be accompanied by a translation into one of these languages.

[Note by the Secretariat: This Declaration supplements the Communication from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010, concerning the modification in the structure of the Kingdom as of 10 October 2010.]
Period covered: 10/10/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


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

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the central authority, referred to in Article 33, paragraph 1, designated for the European part of the Netherlands and for the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) is :

Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie (Ministry of Security and Justice)
Afdeling Internationale Rechtshulp in Strafzaken
P.O. Box 20301
2500 EH The Hague
The Netherlands

[Note by the Secretariat: This Declaration supplements the Communication from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010, concerning the modification in the structure of the Kingdom as of 10 October 2010.]
Period covered: 10/10/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33


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

The reservation made by the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the time of acceptance of the Convention, on 13 August 2008, is confirmed for the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba). The reservation remains valid for the European part of the Netherlands.

[Note by the Secretariat: This Declaration supplements the Communication from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010, concerning the modification in the structure of the Kingdom as of 10 October 2010.]
Period covered: 10/10/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3


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

In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, the Financial Intelligence Unit designated for the European part of the Netherlands and for the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) is :

Financial Intelligence Unit Nederland
P.O. Box 3016
2700 KZ Zoetermeer
The Netherlands

[Note by the Secretariat: This Declaration supplements the Communication from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010, concerning the modification in the structure of the Kingdom as of 10 October 2010.]
Period covered: 10/10/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 46


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

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that requests made to the European part of the Netherlands and documents supporting such requests in a language other than Dutch, French or English shall be accompanied by a translation into one of these languages.

[Note by the Secretariat: This Declaration supplements the Communication from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010, concerning the modification in the structure of the Kingdom as of 10 October 2010.]
Period covered: 9/1/2012 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35

 

    Poland :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 August 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 4b, of the Convention, the Republic of Poland declares that Article 3, paragraph 4, shall not be applied.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 August 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Poland declares that Article 9, paragraph 6, shall not be applied.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 August 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Poland declares that the methods of transmission referred to in Article 31, paragraph 2, of the Convention shall be applied on its territory only in so far as they are provided for in appropriate international agreements relating to legal assistance between the Republic of Poland and the Party transmitting a judicial document.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 31


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 August 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Poland declares that all requests and documents transmitted to its authorities under Chapter IV of the Convention shall be accompanied by a translation in Polish or into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 August 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Poland declares that information and evidence transmitted for the execution of a request filed pursuant to Chapter III of the Convention shall not, without its prior consent, be used for purposes other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 August 2007 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Poland declares that the central authorities shall be :

– the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Poland, Al. Ujazdowskie 11, 00-950 Warsaw, and
– the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland, Swietokrzyska Street 12, 00-916 Warsaw.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33

 

    Portugal :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 April 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 17 of the Convention, the Portuguese Republic declares that the referred disposition applies only to the categories of infractions contained in the Appendix to the Convention, as defined by its legislation.
Period covered: 1/8/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 17


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 April 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 31, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Portuguese Republic declares that its application is subordinate to the existence of bilateral or multilateral conventions on judiciary mutual assistance between the Portuguese Republic and the Party of origin.
Period covered: 1/8/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 31


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 April 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 33 of the Convention, the Portuguese Republic declares that, for its purposes, the central authority is the Procuradoria-Geral da República, situated on the Rua Escola Politécnica, 140, 1269 269, Lisbon.
Period covered: 1/8/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 April 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35 of the Convention, the Portuguese Republic declares that, for its purposes, the requirements and documents annexed which are addressed to it should be accompanied by the respective translation into Portuguese or into one of the Council of Europe’s official languages.
Period covered: 1/8/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 April 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42 of the Convention, the Portuguese Republic declares that the information or elements of proof rendered by the Portuguese State cannot, without its consent, be used or transmitted by the applicant authorities of the Party aimed at investigation or procedures different from those specified in the requirement.
Period covered: 1/8/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 April 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, the Portuguese Republic declares that, for its purposes, the unit which is the FIU is the Unidade de Informação Financeira, situated on Rua Luciano Cordeiro, 77, 1150-213, Lisbon.
Period covered: 1/8/2010 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 46

 

    Romania :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 February 2007 and supplemented by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Romania, dated 16 April 2007, registered by the Secretariat General on 16 April 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the provisions of Article 24, paragraph 2 shall apply only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of the Romanian legal system.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 February 2007 and supplemented by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Romania, dated 16 April 2007, registered by the Secretariat General on 16 April 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 31, paragraph 2, of the Convention,

a) the requests of judicial assistance formulated in the stage of criminal investigations and criminal pursuit shall be addressed to the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice;
b) the requests of judicial assistance formulated during the trial stage and the execution of punishment stage shall be addressed to the Ministry of Justice.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 31


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 February 2007 and supplemented by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Romania, dated 16 April 2007, registered by the Secretariat General on 16 April 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraphs 1 and 3, of the Convention, the requests and the documents supporting such requests addressed to Romanian authorities shall be accompanied by a translation in Romanian language or in one of the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 February 2007 and supplemented by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Romania, dated 16 April 2007, registered by the Secretariat General on 16 April 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the information or evidence provided under the provisions of Chapter IV of the Convention may not be used or transmitted without its prior consent by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 February 2007 and supplemented by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Romania, dated 16 April 2007, registered by the Secretariat General on 16 April 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the provisions of Article 3, paragraph 4 shall apply only partially, in conformity with the principles of the domestic law.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 53


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 February 2007 and supplemented by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Romania, dated 16 April 2007, registered by the Secretariat General on 16 April 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Romanian central authorities designated for the application of the provisions of Chapter IV of the Convention are :

- National Office for Prevention and Combating of Money Laundering
Str. Splaiul Independentei nr. 202A, sectorul 6
Bucuresti, România

- Ministry of Justice
Str. Apolodor nr. 17, sectorul 5
Bucuresti, România

- Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice
Bd. Libertatii nr. 14, sectorul 5
Bucuresti, România

- Ministry of Administration and Interior
Piata Revolutiei nr. 1A, sectorul 1
Bucuresti, România

- Ministry of Public Finance
Str. Apolodor nr. 17, sectorul 5
Bucuresti, România.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33

 

    San Marino :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 July 2010 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of San Marino declares that Article 24, paragraph 2, applies only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of the Republic of San Marino's legal system.
Period covered: 1/11/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 July 2010 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 31, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of San Marino declares that judicial documents can be delivered only through its Central Authority, without prejudice to what is provided by bilateral agreements.
Period covered: 1/11/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 31


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 July 2010 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of San Marino declares that requests and documents supporting such requests shall be accompanied by a translation into Italian or, if it is not possible, into English.
Period covered: 1/11/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 July 2010 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of San Marino declares that information and evidence provided by it under the provisions of Chapter IV of the Convention may not, without the prior consent of San Marino's competent authority, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/11/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 July 2010 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of San Marino declares that the Central authority designated is: Segretaria di Stato per gli Affari Esteri (Palazzo Begni, Contrada Omerelli, n. 31, 47890 San Marino - Repubblica di San Marino), without prejudice of provisions specified by bilateral agreements allowing direct relations between judicial authorities.
Period covered: 1/11/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 July 2010 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, the Republic of San Marino declares that Financial Intelligence Unit designated for the Republic of San Marino is: Agenzia di Informazione Finanziaria (Strada Paderna, n. 2, 47895 Domagnano, Repubblica di San Marino. Email: info@aif.sm, tel. +378 (0549) 888180, fax +378 (0549) 888181).
Period covered: 1/11/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 46


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Secretariat of State for Foreign Affairs of San Marino, dated 27 March 2013, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 April 2013 - Or. Eng.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of San Marino commits to accept and execute requests received electronically or by other means of communication provided that the Requesting Party simultaneously transmits the original of such requests.
Period covered: 10/4/2013 -            
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 Article 33 of the Convention, Serbia designates as central authorities in charge of 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
Tel./Fax: +381 11 31 48 66

Ministry of Finances of the Republic of Serbia
Directorate for the prevention of money laundering
Masarikova 2
11000 Beograd
Tel.: +381 11 20 60 151
Fax: +381 11 20 60 150
Email: uprava@apml.org.rs
Internet: www.apml.org.rs
Period covered: 1/8/2009 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33

 

    Slovakia :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 September 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 4, and Article 3, paragraph 4, the Slovak Republic declares that it does not apply the right to require that, in respect of a serious offence or offences as defined by the national law, an offender demonstrates the origin of alleged proceeds or other property liable to confiscation.
Period covered: 1/1/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 September 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 2, the Slovak Republic reserves the right not to apply in whole the procedure under Article 7, paragraph 2, sub-paragraph c).
Period covered: 1/1/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 7


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 September 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 2, and Article 9, paragraph 6, the Slovak Republic reserves the right, while sentencing the person for money laundering, to exactly specify a predicate criminal offence that gave rise to property subject to Article 9, paragraph 1, sub-paragraphs a) or b).
Period covered: 1/1/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 September 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 1, and Article 24, paragraph 3, the Slovak Republic declares that Article 24, paragraph 2, shall be only subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/1/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 September 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 1, and Article 31, paragraph 2, the Slovak Republic declares that it does not accept the procedure of serving the judicial documents mentioned in Article 31, paragraph 2, sub paragraphs a) and b).
Period covered: 1/1/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 31


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 September 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 1, the Slovak Republic informs that the competent authorities are:

Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic
Župné námestie 13
813 11 Bratislava
Slovakia

and

General Prosecutor’s Office of the Slovak Republic
Štúrova 2
812 85 Bratislava
Slovakia
Period covered: 1/1/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 September 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 1, and Article 35, paragraph 1, the Slovak Republic declares that the competent authorities will start to proceed upon the request of the foreign authority delivered to them by fax or in electronic form, provided they do not doubt its authenticity and the case is of urgent character. Subsequently, the original copy of the request has to be delivered within the period laid down by the requested authority unless it drops the requirement of submitting such original copy.
Period covered: 1/1/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 September 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 1, and Article 35, paragraph 3, the Slovak Republic declares that it reserves the right that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into the Slovak language. In urgent cases they can be sent with a translation into the English language.
Period covered: 1/1/2008 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 September 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 1, and Article 42, paragraph 2, the Slovak Republic declares that without its prior consent the information or evidence provided under Chapter IV of this Convention may not be used or forwarded by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or criminal proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/1/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 September 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 13, the Slovak Republic declares that the financial intelligence unit shall be:

Police Force Presidium
Bureau of Combating Organized Crime
Financial Intelligence Unit
Racianska 45
812 72 Bratislava
Slovakia
Period covered: 1/1/2009 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 46

 

    Slovenia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 April 2010 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 33, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Slovenia declares that the central authority, responsible for sending and answering requests made under the Chapter IV, the execution of such requests or the transmission of them to the authorities competent for their execution, is:

Ministry of Finance – Office for Money Laundering Prevention
Cankarjeva 5, 1001 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (1) 200 18 00
Fax: +386 (1) 425 20 87
E-mail: mf.uppd@mf-rs.si
Period covered: 1/8/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 April 2010 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Slovenia declares that it is ready to accept and execute requests received electronically or by other means of communication under the condition that the request was sent by a secure e-mail, in an encrypted form (e.g.: PGP key – Pretty Good Privacy or other equivalent commonly accepted mode of encoding) or by a protected network, as are ESW (Egmont Secure Web) and FIU-net.
Period covered: 1/8/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 April 2010 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Slovenia declares that it reserves the right to require that the requests and documents supporting such requests, addressed to the central authority of the Republic of Slovenia are accompanied by a translation into Slovenian or English language.
Period covered: 1/8/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 April 2010 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Slovenia declares that, without its prior consent, information or evidence provided by it under the Chapter IV, may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/8/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 April 2010 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 53, paragraph 4a, of the Convention, the Republic of Slovenia declares that it reserves the right not to apply Article 3, paragraph 4, of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/8/2010 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 53

 

    Spain :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

If this 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: 1/7/2010 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration contained in a communication from the Permanent Representative of Spain, dated 26 March 2010, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 26 March 2010 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Spain declares that the central authority designated is the “Subdirección General de Cooperación Jurídica Internacional” of the Ministry of Justice.
Period covered: 1/7/2010 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33

 

    The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 May 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Macedonia declares that Article 24, paragraph 2, of the Convention, applies only subject to the constitutional principles and the basic concepts of the legal system of the Republic of Macedonia.
Period covered: 1/9/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 May 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Macedonia declares that requests and annexed documents supporting such requests should be accompanied by a translation into the Macedonian language, or if this is not possible, they can be sent with a translation into the English language.
Period covered: 1/9/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 May 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia declares that information or evidence provided by it under this Convention may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/9/2009 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Declaration contained in a Note verbale deposited with the instrument of ratification on 27 May 2009 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Macedonia has designated the Ministry of Justice and the Office for Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism at the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Macedonia as the central authorities responsible for carrying out the functions foreseen by this Convention:

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Macedonia
“Dimitrie Cuposki” N° 9
1000 Skopje
Tel. +389 (0)2 3117-277
Fax. +389 (0)2 3226-975

Office for Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism
at the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Macedonia
“Veljko Vlahovic” N° 11
1000 Skopje
Tel. +389 (0)2 3297-540
Fax. +389 (0)2 3224-824.
Period covered: 1/9/2009 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33

 

    Turkey :


Declaration handed over to the Deputy Secretary General by the Permanent Representative of Turkey at the time of signature of the instrument, on 28 March 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 1, the Republic of Turkey declares that Article 3, paragraph 1, shall apply only to offences punishable by deprivation of liberty or a detention order for a maximum of more than one year as defined in its domestic law and without prejudice to minimum limits of sentences.              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3


Declaration handed over to the Deputy Secretary General by the Permanent Representative of Turkey at the time of signature of the instrument, on 28 March 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 1, the Republic of Turkey declares that Article 9, paragraph 1, shall apply only to offences punishable by deprivation of liberty or a detention order for a maximum of more than one year as defined in its domestic law and without prejudice to minimum limits of sentences.              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Declaration handed over to the Deputy Secretary General by the Permanent Representative of Turkey at the time of signature of the instrument, on 28 March 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 2, the Republic of Turkey declares that Article 9, paragraph 6, shall apply only to offences defined in its domestic law.              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Declaration handed over to the Deputy Secretary General by the Permanent Representative of Turkey at the time of signature of the instrument, on 28 March 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 2, the Republic of Turkey declares that Article 46, paragraph 5, shall apply only to cases which are in competence of the Ministry of Finance, Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK), in accordance with its domestic law.              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 46


Declaration handed over to the Deputy Secretary General by the Permanent Representative of Turkey at the time of signature of the instrument, on 28 March 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 1, the Republic of Turkey declares that the Ministry of Finance, Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK), is designated as central authority within the meaning of this Article :

Ministry of Finance
Financial Crimes Investigation Board
Dikmen Caddesi (N) Blok
06100 Dikmen-Ankara/TURKEY
Phone: (+90) 312 415 37 11
Fax: (+90) 312 415 25 35              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33


Declaration handed over to the Deputy Secretary General by the Permanent Representative of Turkey at the time of signature of the instrument, on 28 March 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 13, the Republic of Turkey declares that the Ministry of Finance, Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK), is the Turkish FIU within the meaning of this article.              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 46


Declaration handed over to the Deputy Secretary General by the Permanent Representative of Turkey at the time of signature of the instrument, on 28 March 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 2, the Republic of Turkey declares that Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK) shall adopt the measures defined in Article 47 as far as its domestic law permits.           
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 47

 

    Ukraine :


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 3, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that it will apply paragraph 1 of Article 3 of the Convention only to the offences which are punishable by deprivation of liberty.
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 4.a, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that it will not apply paragraph 4 of Article 3 of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3, 53


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 4, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that it will apply paragraph 1 of Article 9 of the Convention only in so far as the predicate offence is punishable by deprivation of liberty.
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 9


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that it will not apply paragraph 6 of Article 9 of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 53, 9


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 17, paragraph 5, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that it will apply Article 17 of the Convention only to the categories of offences specified in the list contained in the appendix to the Convention.
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 17


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that it will apply paragraph 2 of Article 24 of the Convention only subject to the constitutional principles of Ukraine and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 24


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 31, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that it will not use in its territory the methods of sending judicial documents provided for in paragraph 2 of Article 31 of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 31


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention, Ukraine agrees to accept and execute requests, transmitted electronically or by any other means of communication, provided that the requesting Party simultaneously shall send the original of such requests by post or by courier. The information concerning the execution of requests transmitted electronically or by any other means of communication, will be sent to the requesting Party after the receipt of their original.
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that requests and documents supporting them shall be sent to Ukraine with a translation into Ukrainian or into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe if they are not made in these languages.
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 35


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 42, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that, without a prior consent of Ukraine, information or evidence provided by it under chapter IV of the Convention may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 42


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that it will apply paragraph 5 of Article 46 of the Convention, provided that the requesting Party shall ensure the use of the received information exclusively for the purposes of criminal proceeding in cases on legalization (laundering) of the proceeds from crime or on the financing of terrorism.
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -                                 
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 46, 53


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 53, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that it will apply paragraph 1 of Article 47 of the Convention subject to the national legislation.
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 47


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that its central authorities, designated in pursuance of paragraph 1 of Article 33 of the Convention, shall be the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (concerning the execution of judgments) and the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine (concerning legal proceedings during the investigation of criminal cases).
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -               
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 33


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 February 2011 – Or. Engl.In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that the authority, empowered by Ukraine to execute the functions of a financial intelligence unit within the meaning of Article 46 of the Convention, shall be the central authority of executive power with the special status on issues of financial monitoring of Ukraine.
Period covered: 1/6/2011 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 46

 

    European Union :


Communication contained in a Note verbale from the Council of the European Union and the Commission of the European Communities, dated 27 November 2009, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 November 2009 – Or. Engl./Fr.

The Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community will enter into force on 1 December 2009.

As a consequence, as from that date, the European Union will replace and succeed the European Community (Article 1, third paragraph, of the Treaty on European Union as it results from the amendments introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon).

Therefore, as from that date, the European Union will exercise all rights and assume all obligations of the European Community, including its status in the Organisation, whilst continuing to exercise existing rights and assume obligations of the European Union.

In particular, as from that date, the European Union will succeed to all agreements concluded and all commitments made by the European Community with your Organisation and to all agreements or commitments adopted within your Organisation and binding on the European Community.

[Note by the Secretariat : As from 1 December 2009, any reference to "the European Economic Community", "the European Community" or "the European Communities" contained in the text of the treaties and agreements concluded within the Council of Europe shall be read as "the European Union". The website of the Treaty Office has been modified accordingly, and a Note by the Secretariat will be added to the texts of the treaties concerned.]
Period covered: 1/12/2009 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

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