Scope Of The Convention On The Transfer Of Sentenced Persons

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens über die Überstellung verurteilter Personen

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321. Proclamation of the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons

After notification of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe has Honduras on March 9, 2009 its instrument of accession to the Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons (Federal Law Gazette No. 524/1986, last proclamation of the scope BGBl. III No. 110/2007) deposited.

Furthermore declared Montenegro to believe himself bound with effect from 6 June 2006 continue to the Convention.

The United kingdom1 has communicated the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on November 19, 2009 that after the Constitution 2009 by St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Decree of the United Kingdom of 2009/1751) the name of the British overseas territory, 'Saint Helena and dependencies' formerly, in "St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha ' has been changed. The status of the area as a British overseas territory is unchanged, and accordingly the United Kingdom remains responsible for its external relations. In the measure in which spread contracts on St. Helena and dependencies, they extend Cunha continue on St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da.

According to a further communication, the Secretary-General has the scope of the Convention, as amended by the additional protocol, extended to Jersey with effect from June 1, 2013, and on the occasion of in accordance with article 5 of the Convention explains that the political responsibility for the administration of the prison of her Majesty on the island of Jersey is only the Minister of the Interior in Jersey the United kingdom1 and urges therefore all Member States , Messages in relation to transfers between these States and the island of Jersey to the Minister of the Interior (11 Royal square, St Helier, Jersey JE2 4WA, Channel Islands) or on the respective other address which the Minister shall notify the Secretary General of the Council of Europe at the given time can.

Further amended as follows his competent authority Ecuador2 on September 21, 2010 pursuant to article 5 of the Convention:

"The Ministry of Justice, human rights and questions of faith of Ecuador is the competent authority for the processing and solution of the corresponding all requests for transfer in accordance with the provisions of the Convention."

Also, Lettland3 has declared on May 28, 2013, in accordance with article 5 of the Convention, that the Ministry of Justice (Brivibas bulvaris 36;) Riga, LV-1536) is the central authority to transmit and to receive requests.



Andorra4 has withdrawn under article 5 para 3 with effectiveness its reservation declared on the occasion of the ratification by July 5, 2013. Therefore, requests for rendition are under article 5 to paragraph 2 of the Convention directly to the Ministry of Justice.