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Scope Of The European Convention On Mutual Assistance In Criminal Matters

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Europäischen Übereinkommens über die Rechtshilfe in Strafsachen

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187. Presentation by the Federal Minister of Arts and Culture, the Constitution and the Media, concerning the scope of the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

According to statements by the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, the following states have made their statements on the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (BGBl). No 41/1969, last proclamation of the BGBl area. III (No 205/2013)) as amended:


The statement 1 of 10 March 1994 on Article 16 (1) of the Convention was amended as follows with effect from 16 April 2014:

Finland declares that requests and attached documents must be written in Finnish, Swedish or English, or that they must be translated into one of those languages, and the competent authorities may submit a document to the Requests for legal assistance shall also take place if the request and the attached documents are written in a language other than the Finnish, Swedish or English languages, provided that the authority agrees to the use of the foreign language concerned and no other reason than to accept the request.


In accordance with Article 24 of the Convention, Sweden declares: 2 , that the competent authority has been amended as follows with regard to the service of documents in accordance with Article 7 of the Convention as of 19 December 2013:

"County Administrative Board of Stockholm".