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. by-laws of the Federal Minister for arts and culture, constitutional and media regarding the scope of the European Convention on mutual assistance in criminal matters

Notifications the Secretary of General of the Council of Europe the following States have their declarations to the European Convention on mutual assistance in criminal matters (Federal Law Gazette No. 41/1969, last proclamation of the scope BGBl. III No. 205/2013) amended as follows:


The Erklärung1 of 10 March 1994 on article 16 § 1 of the Convention was amended as follows with effect from 16 April 2014:

Finland declared that request and attached documents in Finnish, Swedish or English must be drawn up or delivers a translation into one of these languages the competent authorities may also grant a request for assistance, if the request and the attached documents in a language other than Finnish, Swedish or English are drawn up, unless the Authority agrees to the use of the relevant foreign language and speak no other reasons, however, to grant the request.


In accordance with article 24 of the Convention, Schweden2 explained that the competent authority regarding the service of documents pursuant to article 7 of the Convention with 19 December 2013 has been amended as follows:

"County Administrative Board of Stockholm".