Republic of Lithuania Law on the Ratification of the Agreement on Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Criminal Matters Imposing Custodial Sentences or Measures Involving Deprivation of Liberty Between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania an


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REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
LAW
ON THE RATIFICATION OF THE AGREEMENT ON
RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS IN
CRIMINAL MATTERS IMPOSING CUSTODIAL SENTENCES OR
MEASURES INVOLVING DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY
BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY
 
20 March 2014  No XII-800 Vilnius
 
 
Article 1. Ratification of the Agreement    
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, acting pursuant to point 16 of Article 67 and Article 138(1)(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, and having regard to Decree No 1K-1531 of the President of the Republic of 24 July 2013, hereby ratifies with declarations the Agreement on Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Criminal Matters Imposing Custodial Sentences or Measures Involving Deprivation of Liberty Between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway (hereinafter: ‘the Agreement’) done at Oslo on 5 April 2011.
 
Article 2. Declarations of the Republic of Lithuania
1. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, acting pursuant to Article 2 of the Agreement, declares that when the Republic of Lithuania is the State enforcing the judgment (the executing State), with the exception of the cases laid down in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Article, the following are designated as competent authorities:
1) the district court of sentenced person’s habitual residence;
2) the district court of the locality where the penitentiary institution is situated, if a sentenced person serves the sentence at a correctional institution of the Republic of Lithuania;
3) the district court of Vilnius City, if it is impossible to determine a concrete competent court according to the available data.
2. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declares that the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania is designated as a competent authority to perform the functions laid down for the State enforcing the judgment (the executing State) in Article 4, Article 5 (with the exception of the function of subsequent communication provided for in paragraph 1 of this Article), Article 6(4), Article 13 (the function of receiving a request), Article 15(3), and point a of Article 19 of the Agreement.
3. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declares that the Prison Department under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania is designated to perform the functions laid down for the State enforcing the judgement (the executing State) in points f, g, h, i of Article 19 of the Agreement.
4. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, acting pursuant to Article 2 of the Agreement, declares that when the Republic of Lithuania is the State forwarding the enforcement of the judgment (the issuing State), with the exception of the cases laid down in paragraphs 5 and 6 of this Article, the following are designated as competent authorities:
1) the district court of the locality where the penitentiary institution is situated, if a sentenced person is in the Republic of Lithuania;
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2) the court that conducted the hearing at first instance, if a sentenced person is not in the Republic of Lithuania.part_a5c5e00ecd0944e98ec2fa5aa35034b8     part_2d9ff1f6165f45c28f38ed4a1b4936e2
    
5. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declares that the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania is designated as a competent authority to perform the functions laid down for the State forwarding the enforcement of the judgment (the issuing State) in Article 4(2),(3) and (6), Article 14(2), and Article 24 of the Agreement.
6. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declares that the Prison Department under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania is designated to perform the functions laid down for the State forwarding enforcement of the judgement (the issuing State) in Article 4(5) and points f, h, i of Article 19 of the Agreement. The Prison Department under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania together with the competent authorities provided for in paragraph 4 of this Article shall be designated to perform the function of the State forwarding the enforcement of the judgment (the issuing State), laid down in Article 6(3) of the Article.
7. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declares that:
1) the Public Security Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania and the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau are designated to perform, within the remit set out for those institutions by legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania, the function of carrying out the transfer of sentenced persons as provided for in Article 14 (1) and (3) of the Agreement;
2) the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania is designated as a competent authority to perform the function provided for in Article 16(3) of the Agreement, when the Republic of Lithuania is the State enforcing the judgment (the executing state) or the state forwarding the enforcement of the judgment (the issuing state).
 
I promulgate this Law passed by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC                                          DALIA GRYBAUSKAITĖ