Scope Of The Convention Of The United Nations Against Corruption

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens der Vereinten Nationen gegen Korruption

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59. The Federal Chancellor's announcement concerning the scope of the United Nations Convention against Corruption

According to statements by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the following countries have acceded to their accession or Instruments of ratification of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (BGBl. III No 47/2006, last proclamation of the BGBl scope. III n ° 90/2009):

States:

Date of deposit of accession and/or Instrument of ratification:

Bahrain

5 October 2010

Dominica

28 May 2010

Estonia

12 April 2010

Haiti

14 September 2009

Iceland

1 March 2011

Italy

5 October 2009

Democratic Republic of Congo

23 September 2010

Laos People's Democratic Republic

25 September 2009

Liechtenstein

8 July 2010

Nepal

29 March 2011

Switzerland

24 September 2009

Singapore

6 November 2009

Thailand

1 March 2011

Ukraine

2 December 2009

Vietnam

19. August 2009

According to other communications from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the following countries have expressed the following reservations: Statements made:

Bahrain:

The Kingdom of Bahrain does not consider itself bound by Article 66 (2) of the Convention.

Laos People's Democratic Republic:

In accordance with Article 66 (3) of the Convention against Corruption, the Lao People's Democratic Republic declares that it does not consider itself bound by Article 66 (2) of the Convention.

In addition, the Lao People's Democratic Republic declares that it requires the consent of all parties involved in order to submit a dispute over the interpretation or application of the present Convention to an international arbitration procedure or to the International Court of Justice to make a decision.

Nepal:

The Government of Nepal does not deem itself bound by the provision of Article 66 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, after which any dispute between two or more Contracting States on the interpretation or application of the The Convention, at the request of one of those States, should be submitted to arbitration, or one of those States Parties may refer the dispute in question to the International Court of Justice.

Netherlands 1 :

Following an amendment to the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Convention, with the effect of 10. October 2010, on the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).

Singapore:

In accordance with Article 66 (3) of the above Convention, the Government of the Republic of Singapore does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 66 (2) of the said Convention.

Thailand:

According to Article 66 (3) of the Convention, the Kingdom of Thailand is not bound by paragraph 2 of the same Article.

United Kingdom 2 :

Furthermore, on 9 November 2009, the United Kingdom Government informed the Secretary-General of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland as follows:

The United Kingdom Government of Great Britain and Northern Ireland wishes to extend the ratification of the Convention by the United Kingdom to the following territories for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible:

Bailiwick of Guernsey,

Bailiwick of Jersey,

Isle of Man.

The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland shall consider the extension of the said Convention to be effective as from the date of the deposit of this notification.

Vietnam:

Reservation:

By ratifying the Convention, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam declares, under Article 66 (3) of the Convention, that it does not consider itself bound by Article 66 (2) of the Convention.

Explanations:

1.

In accordance with the principles of Vietnamese law, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam declares that it does not comply with the provisions on criminalisation of illicit enrichment in accordance with Art. 20 and criminal responsibility in accordance with Article 26 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, is considered to be bound by legal persons.

2.

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam declares that the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption are not directly applicable; the implementation of the Convention shall be carried out in accordance with the Constitution and the national law of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, on the basis of bilateral or multilateral agreements with other parties, and the principle of reciprocity.

The following states have submitted notifications on Art. 6 (3), Art. 44 (6) (a), Art. 46 (13) and (14) of the Convention:

Ecuador 2 :

Communication pursuant to Art. 6 (3):

The new national authority of Ecuador, responsible for controlling and combating corruption in accordance with Article 6 (3) of the "Anti-Corruption Agency", is the following:

Consejo de Participación Ciudadana y Control Social

Administrador Temporal: Economista Carlos Diez Torres

Dirección: Av. Amazonas 4430 y Villalengua

Edificio Amazonas 100 Piso 3

Quito-Ecuador

El Salvador 3 :

Notifications pursuant to Art. 46 (13):

Authority:

Dirección General de Asuntos Jurídicos

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores

Address:

Calle El Pedregal, Boulevard Cancillería,

500 metros al poniente del Campus II de la

Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado

Antiguo Cuscatlán, Ciudad Merliot

El Salvador, Central America

Estonia:

1)

The competent authority, pursuant to Article 6 (3) of the Convention, is the Ministry of Justice (Tõnismägi 4a, 15191 Tallinn);

2)

According to Art. 44 (6) lit. (a) The Republic of Estonia considers the Convention to be the legal basis for cooperation in the field of extradition with other States Parties to this Convention;

3)

In accordance with Article 46 (13) of the Convention, the Republic of Estonia designated the Ministry of Justice as the central authority;

4)

In accordance with Article 46 (14) of the Convention, the Republic of Estonia accepts requests for legal assistance in Estonian and English.

France 3 :

Communication pursuant to Art. 6 (3):

The central authority, which has the responsibility and authority to assist other States Parties in the development and implementation of specific measures to prevent corruption, is:

Le Service Central de Prévention de la Corruption

Ministry of Justice

13 place Vendôme

75042 Paris cedex 01

Office: 2-14 rue des Cévennes, 75014 Paris

Notice pursuant to Art. 46 (13):

The central authority which is responsible and empowered to receive requests for assistance and either to carry it out or to submit it to the competent authorities for execution shall be:

La Direction des Affaires Criminelles et des Grâces

Ministry of Justice

13 place Vendôme

75042 Paris cedex 01

Office: 14 rue Halévy, 75009 Paris

Greece 4 :

Notice pursuant to Art. 46 (13):

The central authority designated by the Greek Government for the receipt of requests for mutual assistance is the following:

Department for Special Penal Affairs and International Judicial Cooperation on Penal Affairs,

Ministry of Justice, Transparency & Human Rights

Mesogeion 96, 11527, Athens, Greece

Haiti:

Communication pursuant to Art. 6 (3):

The name and address of the authorities which may assist other States Parties in the development and implementation of specific measures to prevent corruption:

-Le Ministre de l' Economie et des Finances (MEF)

Siège principal du Ministère, # 5, Avenue Charles Summer, Port-au-Prince, Haïti W.I.

-Le Directeur Général de l' Unité de Lutte Contre la Corruption (ULCC)

Siège principal de l' institution, # 13, rue Sapotille, Pacot, Port-au-Prince, Haïti W.I.

Iceland:

Communications pursuant to Art. 6 (3):

The Government of Iceland shall designate the following competent authorities in support of other States Parties in the development and implementation of specific measures to prevent corruption:

The Ministry of the Interior

Skuggasundi

150 Reykjavik

Iceland

The National Commissioner of Police

Skulagotu 21

101 Reykjavik

Iceland

Notice pursuant to Art. 46 (13):

The Government of Iceland shall designate the Ministry of the Interior as the central authority responsible and empowered to accept requests for mutual assistance:

Address:

The Ministry of the Interior

Skuggasundi

150 Reykjavik

Iceland

Notice pursuant to Art. 46 (14):

Iceland accepts requests alongside Icelandic also in English.

Italy:

Notifications pursuant to Art. 46 (13):

The Italian Government shall designate the following central authority:

Ministry of Justice, Department for Judicial Affairs

Directorate General for the Criminal Justice, Office II

via Arenula 80, 00186 Roma

Colombia 1 :

In accordance with Article 6 (3), Colombia hereby declares that the Authority, which may assist other States Parties in the development and implementation of specific measures on corruption prevention, shall declare the Presidential Programme for Modernisation, Efficiency, Transparency and the fight against corruption are:

Address: Carrera 8 No. 7-27 Edificio Galán

Bogotá, D.C., Colombia

Furthermore, pursuant to Article 46 (13) of the Convention, the Republic of Colombia has designated the following institutions as central authorities responsible and empowered to receive requests for assistance and either to carry out the request or to take the to the competent authorities responsible for the discharge:

The "Ministerio del Interior y Justicia" is responsible for the formulation and reception of support and cooperation searches within the meaning of the Convention.

Address: Carrera 9 No. 14-10

Bogotá, D.C., Colombia

The Fiscalía General de la Nación (Fiscalía General de la Nación) is responsible for the reception and execution or transmission of requests for legal assistance from other States Parties and for the formulation of requests for mutual assistance to other States Parties in the case of Investigation.

Finally, Colombia declares, in accordance with Article 46 (14) of the Convention, that Spanish is the admissible language for requests for legal assistance.

Congo 1 :

Notice pursuant to Art. 46 (13):

The Government of the Congo hereby transmits the names and contact information of the competent authorities responsible for the inclusion of requests for legal assistance under Article 46 (13) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

These are the following:

-Directeur des Affaires Internationales Juridiques au Ministère de la Justice et des Droits Humains;

-Directeur de la Coopération au Ministère de la Justice et des Droits Humains.

Laos People's Democratic Republic:

The Lao People's Democratic Republic declares that it will make extradition conditional on the existence of a treaty. However, it does not consider the UN Convention against Corruption to be a legal basis for extradition in relation to the offences referred to therein. It also states that bilateral agreements are the basis for extradition between the Lao People's Democratic Republic and the other contracting states with regard to any criminal offence.

Luxembourg 5 :

1. Communication pursuant to Art. 46 (13):

The following amendments to the notification of 7 February 2008 4 The address is as follows:

Parquet Général auprès de la Cour Supérieure de Justice

Bâtiment CR

L-2080 Luxembourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg refers to the 'Parquet Général auprès de la Cour Supérieure de Justice' as the central authority responsible and empowered to receive requests for mutual assistance and to either complete it or the competent authorities. to the discharge.

Communication pursuant to Art. 46 (14):

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg accepts requests for legal assistance, written in German, French or English, or accompanied by a translation into one of these languages.

In addition, I have the honour to inform you, on the basis of Article 6 (3) of the Convention, that Article 2 of the Law of 1 August 2007 on the approval of the said Convention established a Committee on Prevention of Corruption (as COPRECO). The Committee may assist other States Parties in the development and implementation of specific measures to prevent corruption.

The contact information of the Committee is as follows:

Comité de prévention de la corruption

Monsieur Luc Reding

13, rue Erasme

L-1468 Luxembourg

Maldives 1 :

Art. 6 (3):

Ministry of Finance and Treasury

Ameenee Magu

Malé, Republic of Maldives

Art. 46 (13):

Ministry of Finance and Treasury

Ameenee Magu

Malé, Republic of Maldives

Morocco 1 :

Notice pursuant to Art. 46 (13):

In accordance with Article 46 (13) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the contact details of the Moroccan central authority for the reception of requests for legal assistance are as follows:

Titre/Fonction: Juge, Chef de la Division des Affaires Pénales Spéciales

Organisers: Ministère de la Justice

Address: Ministère de la Justice, Direction des Affaires Pénales et des Grâces, Place Mamounis, Rabat

Ville/Pays: Rabat/Maroc

Titre/Fonction: Juge, Chef de la Division d' execution des mesures judiciaires en matière pénale

Organisers: Ministère de la Justice

Address: Ministère de la Justice, Direction des Affaires Pénales et des Grâces, Place Mamounis, Rabat

Ville/Pays: Rabat/Maroc

Mexico 3 :

The contact details of the central authority are as follows:

Authority:

Procuraduría General de la República

Dirección General de Extradiciones y Asistencia Jurídica

Address:

Av. Paseo de la Reforma No. 211-213, 2o piso, Colonia

Cuauhtémoc, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06500

México, D.F.

Nepal:

Notice pursuant to Art. 44 (6) lit. a:

According to Art. 44 (6) lit. (a) the Government of Nepal would like to inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations that it does not provide this Convention as a legal basis for cooperation in extradition with other States Parties to this Convention; Convention.

Notice pursuant to Art. 46 (13):

In accordance with Article 46 (13) of the Convention, the Government of Nepal would like to state that the Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers have been designated as the central authorities responsible and empowered to receive requests for mutual assistance and to provide them with legal assistance and assistance. either to do so or to submit to the competent authorities for their execution.

Notice pursuant to Art. 46 (14):

According to Article 46 (14) of the Convention, the Government of Nepal would like to state that the English or Nepalese language is admissible for mutual legal assistance.

Netherlands 1 :

Communication pursuant to Art. 6 (3):

The Authority, which can assist the Netherlands in the development and implementation of specific measures to prevent corruption, is:

Public Sector Employment Affairs Department

Directorate-General for Governance and Kingdom Relations

Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

P.O. Box 20011

2500 EA The Hague

The Netherlands

Notifications pursuant to Article 44 (6), Art. 46 (13) and 46 (14):

The Kingdom of the Netherlands states in relation to Art. 44 (6) lit. (a) the Convention that the Kingdom of the Netherlands considers the said Convention to be the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to this Convention for the Kingdom of Europe.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands declares, in relation to Article 46 (13) of the Convention, that the central authority of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the Kingdom of Europe is the following:

Ministry of Justice

Department of International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters

P.O. Box 20301

2500 EH The Hague

The Kingdom of the Netherlands declares, in relation to Article 46 (14) of the Convention, that it accepts requests in English or Dutch for the Kingdom of Europe.

Austria 3 :

Notice pursuant to Art. 46 (13):

The central authorities in accordance with Article 46 (13) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption are the following:

BAK-Federal Office for the Prevention of Corruption and Anti-Corruption

Federal Ministry of the Interior

Herrengasse 7, P.O. Box 100

A-1014 Vienna

BMJ-Federal Ministry of Justice

Museumstraße 7

A-1070 Vienna

Russian Federation 6 :

Communication pursuant to Art. 6 (3):

The State Office of the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation at the address: Russian Federation, 125993, Moscow, ul. Bolschaja Dmitrowka, 15A and the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation at the address: Russian Federation, 119991, Moscow, Ul. Zhitnaya, 14 are determined by the Russian party as authorities which are the other States parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption in the development and implementation of special measures on corruption prevention can be supported.

Sweden 5 :

Notice pursuant to Art. 46 (13):

The contact details of the Swedish central authority are as follows:

Ministry of Justice

Division for Criminal Cases and International Judicial Co-operation

SE-103 39 STOCKHOLM

SWEDEN

Switzerland:

The central authority designated by Switzerland which is to receive the requests for legal assistance under Article 46 (13) of this Convention is:

Office fédéral de la Justice

Bundesrain 20

CH-3003 Bern.

In accordance with Article 46 (14) of this Convention, requests for mutual assistance and the accompanying documents, together with their certified translations, must be sent to Switzerland in the French, German or Italian languages if they are not in one of these languages was created.

Serbia 7 :

In accordance with Article 46 (13) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the central authority of the Republic of Serbia, which is responsible and empowered to receive requests for assistance and either to carry out the request or the competent authority, shall be the competent authority of the Republic of Serbia. The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, Nemanjina 22-26, 11000 Belgrade, is to be sent to the authorities for the execution of the project.

Seychelles 1 :

Communications pursuant to Art. 6 (3):

Authorities which may assist other States Parties in the development and implementation of specific measures to prevent corruption:

The data provided by these authorities are as follows:

1.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

P.O. Box 656

National House

Victoria, Mahé

2.

Attorney General's Office

P.O. Box 58

National House

Victoria, Mahé

According to Art. 44 (6) lit. (a) the Republic of the Seychelles does not consider the Convention to be a legal basis for cooperation in the field of extradition and, pursuant to Article 46 (13) of the Convention, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall be designated as the competent authority to receive requests for mutual assistance and transmission to the competent authorities for the execution of the request.

Zimbabwe 1 :

Notice pursuant to Art. 46 (13):

The Chairman

Anti-Corruption Commission

No. 5 Golda Avenue

Strathaven

Harare

Zimbabwe

Singapore:

1.

In accordance with Article 6 (3) of the above Convention, the Government of the Republic of Singapore shall designate the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau of Singapore as the competent authority which shall assist other States Parties in the development and implementation of Measures to prevent corruption. The "corrupt practices investigation Bureau of Singapore" can be contacted as follows:

Address: 2 Lengkok Bahru Singapore 159047.

2.

In accordance with Article 44 (6) of the above Convention, the Government of the Republic of Singapore declares that it does not consider the above-mentioned Convention as the legal basis for cooperation in the field of extradition with other States Parties.

3.

In accordance with Article 46 (13) of the Convention, the Government of the Republic of Singapore shall designate the Attorney General of Singapore as the central authority for the purposes of mutual legal assistance in accordance with Article 46 of the said Convention.

4.

In accordance with Article 46 (14) of the said Convention, the Government shall declare to the Republic of Singapore that applications and supplements sent to the Central Authority of Singapore shall be accompanied in English or accompanied by a translation into the English language. should be.

Slovenia 4 :

Communication pursuant to Art. 6 (3):

According to Article 6 (3) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the corruption prevention body of the Republic of Slovenia is the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption.

Address:

Commission for the Prevention of Corruption

Dunajska cesta 56

1000 Ljubljana

Uganda 3 :

According to Article 6 (3) of the Convention, the authorities responsible for preventing corruption are the following:

Ministry of Ethics and Integrity

P.O.Box 7142

Kampala

Inspectorate General of Government

P.O.Box 1682

The Office of the Auditor General

P.O.Box 7083

Ukraine:

1. Art. 44 (6) (lit). a:

Ukraine declares that it considers this Convention to be a legal basis for cooperation in the field of extradition with the States Parties to this Convention, if no bilateral treaty exists in the field of extradition. is;

(2) On Article 46 (13):

The competent central authorities pursuant to Article 46 (13) of the Convention are: the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (for court applications) and the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine (for requests from the preliminary investigation authorities);

(3) On Article 46 (14):

Applications for legal aid and attached documents shall be sent to Ukraine together with a certified translation into the Ukrainian, Russian, English or French languages, unless they are written in one of these languages. ,

United Arab Emirates 1 :

Communication pursuant to Art. 6 (3):

The Government of the United Arab Emirates has designated the following authorities in support of other States Parties in the development and implementation of special measures to prevent corruption:

-Ministry of Justice: Abu Dhabi, P.O.Box 260;

-State Audit Bureau: Abu Dhabi, P.O.Box 3320.

Vietnam:

In accordance with Article 44 of the Convention, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam declares that it does not consider the Convention as a legal basis for extradition. Deliveries will be carried out by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in accordance with Vietnamese law, on the basis of extradition agreements and the principle of reciprocity.

Notifications pursuant to Art. 6 (3) and (46) (13) and (14):

1.

The Supervisory Authority of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the National Authority of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and the other States Parties in the provision of information to prevent and combat corruption can support;

2.

The Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Security and the Supreme Prosecutor's Office of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam are the national authorities, which can obtain legal assistance requests in accordance with the Vietnamese law;

3.

English is the permitted language for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with regard to legal assistance requests.

According to a further note by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kenya had been informed on 9 September 2009, the reservation 7 Article 66 (2) shall be withdrawn.

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