Posted the: 2014-09-16 Numac: 2014015232 FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE Foreign Affairs, trade and external translation 21 December 2013 development COOPERATION. -Law approving the agreement, concluded by Exchange of notes verbales, dated October 16, 2013 and November 7, 2013, concerning the extension of the convention between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the provision of a prison in the Netherlands for the execution of custodial sentences imposed under Belgian convictions made in Tilburg (Netherlands) on October 31, 2009 (1). -Addendum to the Secretary of State security and the Justice M. Fred Teeven Date: 23 June 2014 object: Convention between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the provision of the Tilburg prison for the execution of custodial sentences imposed under Belgian sentences. -Request for an extension until December 31, 2015 Mr Secretary of State, as you know, the Convention of October 31, 2009, concluded between our two kingdoms on the provision of the prison of Tilburg was extended late 2013 by an agreement concluded by Exchange of notes verbales of 16 October and November 7, 2013. This agreement was extended for one year the Convention (namely the rental of the prison of Tilburg by the Belgium) - until December 31, 2014 - and at the same time provides the possibility of extending the Convention annually until the deadline of December 31, 2016.
This possibility of annual extension is specified in the agreement as follows: ' the Ministers of Justice of the State of home and the State of origin agree [may agree] - 1 July 2014 at the latest that the prison remains at the disposal of the State of origin also after December 31, 2014, until 31 December 2015 at the latest;
-1 July 2015 no later than the prison remains at the disposal of the State of origin also after 31 December 2015 until 31 December 2016 at the latest. The convention will therefore remain in force respectively until December 31, 2015 and 31 December 2016 included.'.
In light of the evolution of the prison in Belgium population and the current situation of the prison estate, the Belgium would like to call upon the application of the first possibility of extension, until 31 December 2015.
I request therefore hereby, Secretary of State, if - in application of the abovementioned provision of the agreement between our two countries - you can mark your consent as an extension of the lease of the prison of Tilburg by Belgium until December 31, 2015 included.
I am at your disposal for any possible supplementary agreement in this regard.
Please receive, Secretary of State, the expression of my highest consideration.
A. TURTELBOOM, Minister of Justice.
TRANSLATION A Minister of Justice Ms. A. Turtelboom Date: July 2, 2014 object: put at disposal of the Belgium of the prison of Tilburg Madam Minister, following your letter of June 23, 2014, I'll share my agreement on the extension implementation at disposal of the Belgium of the prison of Tilburg until December 31, 2015 under the extension agreement concluded between our countries in December 2013.
I am pleased to continue our excellent collaboration in Tilburg.
Please accept, Madam Minister, the assurance of my highest consideration.
The Secretary of State to security and Justice, F. TEEVEN _ Note (1) see Moniteur belge of 30/12/2013 (ed. 2) and 2/01/2014.
The above-mentioned agreement is an agreement as referred to in article 3 of the Act of consent of 21/12/2013.