Scope Of The Convention Of The United Nations Against The Transnational Organized Crime

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens der Vereinten Nationen gegen die grenzüberschreitende organisierte Kriminalität

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232. Proclamation of the Federal Minister for arts and culture, constitutional and media regarding the scope of the Convention of the United Nations against the transnational organized crime

After messages of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, following further States have their instruments of ratification or accession to the Convention of the United Nations against the transnational organised crime (Federal Law Gazette III No. 84/2005, last proclamation of the scope BGBl. III No. 294/2013) deposited:

 



States:



Date of deposit of the



Instrument of ratification or instrument of accession:



Barbados



11 November 2014



Eritrea



25 September 2014



Sierra Leone



12 August 2014



Tonga



3 October 2014 on the occasion of the deposit of the instrument of accession, Eritrea declared following conditional:

"In accordance with article 35, paragraph 3, of the Convention considers the State of Eritrea to art. 35 para. 2 bound, which stipulates that all disputes concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention by one of the contracting party to the International Criminal Court be referenced."

After further releases of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, following States have submitted the following notifications:

Kanada1: In accordance with article of 18 paragraph 13: international assistance group

Litigation Branch, criminal law Division

Department of Justice Canada

284 Wellington Street, 2nd floor

Ottawa, ON, K1A 0 H 8

Liechtenstein2: In accordance with article 18 paragraph 13: legal officer

Office of Justice

Judicial Affairs Division

P.o. box 684

9490 Vaduz

Principality of Liechtenstein

Languages: German, English

Requests by Interpol: Yes

Litauen1:

The competent national authorities for the implementation of article 16 (extradition) and article 18 (mutual assistance) are as follows:

Name of Agency: Office of the Attorney General of the Republic of Lithuania

Full postal address: Rinktines str. 5A, LT-01515, Vilnius, Lithuania

Name of the service authority to contact is: Department for criminal prosecution (Criminal Division)

Accepting a request by INTERPOL: Yes

Languages: English, Lithuanian, Russian

Required information/documents in requests: as prescribed in article 18 para. 15 of the United Nations against the transnational organized crime Convention.

Delivery: Decision of the arrest or the decision to impose a custodial sentence. Exact description of the offense. Legal mapping of the situation and opinion on relevant and applicable laws. Information about extraditable persons.

Acceptable formats and channels of communication: Mail, fax, via Interpol. Email a request may be submitted only if its authenticity (proven by a signature of a responsible official and a seal of his Office) is secured.

Peru1: In accordance with article 18 paragraph 13: Central Authority:

General Director of the "Dirección General de Capitanias y Guardacostas", Peru.

Schweden1:

The following addition is made after the present Declaration to article 18 paragraph 13: in terms of the extra request for documents in accordance with article 18, paragraph 13 lit. b is the "County Administrative Board of Stockholm" the central authority.

Czech Republic support3:

The national legislation of the Czech Republic requires the involvement of an organized criminal group for the purpose of compliance which in art. 5 par. 1 lit. a sublit. i of the Convention of the United Nations against the transnational crime established offences.

In accordance with article 18, paragraph 13 of the United Nations against the transnational organized crime Convention determines the Czech Republic Office of the senior public prosecutor in the Czech Republic as a central authority, which has the responsibility and authority to record requests for legal assistance in the case of put forward requests in the investigation, and the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic as a central authority, which has the responsibility and authority to take requests for legal assistance in all other cases.

In accordance with article 18, paragraph 14 of the United Nations against the transnational organized crime Convention explains the Czech Republic accept written requests for legal assistance in Czech, English or French language.

The following authority is from the Czech Republic in accordance with article 31 para. 6 of the Convention of the United Nations against the transnational organised crime is determined to assist other States parties in developing measures to prevent cross-border organised crime.

 

In addition, the United kingdom4 the Secretary-General of the United Nations announced on 5th August 2014, that the Convention also on Bermuda shall apply.

Ostermayer