Scope Of The European Agreement On The Transmission Of Applications For Legal Aid

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Europäischen Übereinkommens über die Übermittlung von Anträgen auf Verfahrenshilfe

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8 announcement of the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the European Agreement on the transmission of applications for legal aid

After notifications the Secretary of General of the Council of Europe, following further States have their instruments of ratification to the European Agreement on the transmission of applications for legal aid (Federal Law Gazette No. 190/1982, last proclamation of the scope BGBl. III No. 103/2006) deposited:



Date of deposit of the instrument of ratification:

Bosnia and Herzegovina

April 30, 2009


July 17, 2006


On the occasion of the deposit of the instrument of ratification, following States have submitted the following observations:

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Pursuant to article 2, paragraph 1 and paragraph 2 of the Convention explains Bosnia and Herzegovina that the competent central authority in Bosnia and Herzegovina the following for the receipt and transmission of applications for legal aid is:

The Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina)

TRG Bosne i Hercegovine 1

71000 Sarajevo


Georgia declared that until the restoration of Georgia's territorial integrity, the Convention for the territory in Georgia exerts its unlimited jurisdiction, is valid.

In accordance with article 13, paragraph 1 of the Convention Georgia explains that the motion on granting legal aid to Word documents and other information in the English language are, and in the event that they be drafted in another language, is to attach a translation in the English language to them.

In accordance with article 2 of the Convention declares Georgia, that the Ministry of Justice of Georgia (Ministry of Justice of Georgia) as the Central transmitting and receiving authority for applications for legal aid (30, Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi, 0146, Georgia) was appointed.


Further releases of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe according to following countries have amended article 2 concerning the receipt and transmission of applications for legal aid as follows their declarations according:


Ministry of Justice

13 Rue Erasme

Centre administratif Pierre Werner

L-1468 Luxembourg.


Ministry of Justice (Ministry of Justice)

Department for international law and agreements (Department of international law and treaties)

Unit of judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters (unit of judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters)

Strada Apollodorus 17

Sector 5 Bucuresti, cod. 050741


Directorate-General for international judicial cooperation (Subdirección General de Cooperación Internacional jurídica)

Ministry of Justice

c / San Bernardo, n ° 62

29071 Madrid



In addition, Spain would like to make following declaration in the case of the extension of the additional protocol by the United Kingdom on Gibraltar:

1. Gibraltar is a non-autonomous territory for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible and which is subject to a decolonization process in accordance with the relevant decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

2. the authorities of Gibraltar are of a local nature and exercise based on the distribution and Division of responsibilities exclusively internal responsibilities with origin, which takes in the United Kingdom in accordance with the provisions of its national legislation and in its capacity as a sovereign State, which is subject to the non-autonomous area.

3. thus is the possible involvement of the authorities of Gibraltar in the application of the Convention be understood as that takes place exclusively within the internal jurisdiction of Gibraltar and should not be considered as a change of what was set out in the two preceding paragraphs.


According to a further communication of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe the netherlands4 have expanded the scope of the Convention with effect from October 10, 2010 at September 28, 2010 on the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba).