The Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Ratification of the Agreement Between the European Union and the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway on the Surrender Procedure Between the Member States of the European Union and Iceland and Norway


Published: 2008-08-05

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the law of the republic of lithuania
on the ratification of the Agreement between
the European Union and the Republic of Iceland and
the Kingdom of Norway on the surrender procedure between the Member States of the European Union
and Iceland and Norway
 
8 May 2008 No X-1526 Vilnius
 
Article 1. Ratification of the Convention
Invoking subparagraph 16 of Article 67 and subparagraph 2 of paragraph 1 of Article 138 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, and having regard to Decree No 1K-1241 of the President of the Republic of 22 January 2008, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania shall ratify, making the declarations, the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway on the surrender procedure between the Member States of the European Union and Iceland and Norway, done at Vienna on 28 June 2006.
 
Article 2. Declarations of the Republic of Lithuania
1. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania shall, in pursuance of paragraph 4 of Article 3 of the Agreement, make a declaration to the effect that, on the basis of reciprocity, the condition of double criminality referred to in paragraph 2 of Article 3 of the Agreement shall not be applied under the conditions set out in paragraph 4 of Article 3 of the Agreement.
2. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania shall, in pursuance of paragraph 2 of Article 5 of the Agreement, make a declaration to the effect that the Republic of Lithuania does not establish an obligation for its executive judicial authorities to refuse an execution of an arrest warrant on the grounds for non-execution of the arrest warrant referred to in paragraph 1 of Article 5 of the Agreement.
3. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania shall, in pursuance of paragraph 3 of Article 9 of the Agreement, make a declaration to the effect that the issuing judicial authorities under paragraph 1 of Article 9 of the Agreement shall be the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania and the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania, and the executing judicial authority under paragraph 2 of Article 9 of the Agreement shall be Vilnius Regional Court.
4. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania shall, in pursuance of paragraph 2 of Article 11 of the Agreement, make a declaration to the effect that the Republic of Lithuania will accept an arrest warrant translated into the Lithuanian language. The Republic of Lithuania shall also accept an arrest warrant prepared in the English language if the issuing State will apply reciprocity.
5. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania shall, in pursuance of paragraph 2 of Article 28 of the Agreement, make a declaration to the effect that the Republic of Lithuania designates the Ministry of Justice as the authority responsible for receiving transit requests and the necessary documents, as well as any other official correspondence relating to transit requests.
 
I promulgate this Law passed by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.
 
 
 
 
 
president of the republic                                                 VALDAS ADAMKUS