Law No. 148 of 24 July 1997 on the ratification of the memorandum of understanding between the Government of Romania and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning cooperation in the fight against organised crime and trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substances, signed at Bucharest on 14 November 1995, published in PARLIAMENT ISSUING the OFFICIAL GAZETTE nr. 175 of 29 July 1997, the Romanian Parliament adopts this law.
The sole article Shall ratify the memorandum of understanding between the Government of Romania and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning cooperation in the fight against organised crime and trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substances, signed at Bucharest on 14 November 1995.
This law was adopted by the Chamber of deputies at its meeting of 23 June 1997, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
p. CHAMBER of DEPUTIES PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHN CHILIMAN this law was adopted by the Senate at its meeting on 9 July 1997, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
p. RADU VASILE, SENATE CHAIRMAN of the MEMORANDUM of UNDERSTANDING between the Government of Romania and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning cooperation in the fight against organised crime and trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substances the Government of Romania and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, referred to as Governments, in a spirit of friendship and cooperation relations between the two countries convinced of the need for the defence of life, property, rights and freedoms of our citizens, taking into account the usefulness of international cooperation as an important factor in effective prevention and combating of organised crime, taking into account the provisions of the single Convention on Narcotic Drugs upon substances (New York, 30 March 1961), as amended by the 1972 Protocol, (Geneva, March 25), of the Convention on psychotropic substances (Vienna February 21, 1971), the Convention against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (Vienna, 20 December 1988) and the "global Action Plan" (New York, 23 February 1990), developed under the aegis of Dan Savage, have decided as follows: (1) Governments will cooperate and will grant mutual assistance in the following areas: (a) combating international terrorism);
b) combating the production, consumption and illicit trafficking of drugs and psychotropic substances;
c) combating organized crime;
(d) combating counterfeiting of documents);
e illegal operations) with combat arms, ammunition and explosive materials;
f) combating illegal economic activities;
g) combating smuggling in goods of artistic or historical value, with precious stones and metals and other valuables;
h) improving methods and means of maintaining and restoring public order;
I) improving preventive measures and fire-fighting installations with high hazard in service and in public places with crowds;
j) preparation and training of specialists in the fields referred to in a)-i).
(2) Cooperation will be achieved by: a) exchanges of information and experience in the areas set out in paragraph 1;
(b) coordination and operations) measures of mutual interest;
c) exchanges of specialists in the fields of mutual interest;
d) exchange of documentation, publications and results of scientific researches in the fields of common interest.
(3) the competent authorities of the Governments will be able to conclude agreements of cooperation in order to achieve practical cooperation, in the areas referred to in paragraph 1, in accordance with their domestic legislation.
(4) Governments will grant mutual assistance in the processing of information and can provide equipment, equipment and specific technical means competent authorities of the other Government.
(5) in order to improve the efficiency of cooperation, Governments can organize meetings of experts, on the areas of competence, whenever it deems it necessary, for solving urgent problems and outstanding, such as narcotics trafficking and systematic psychotropic substances, weapons and ammunition, as well as other forms of organized crime.
Paragraph 6 1. Each Government may refuse the fulfilment of a request for cooperation or information requests, if it considers that such application or request might violate national sovereignty, prejudicial to national security or would be contrary to the provisions of its domestic legislation or international treaties to which it is party.
2. In such a case, the refusal to meet the request or the demand will be made available to other Government as soon as possible.
Paragraph 7 1. Each of the two Governments may suspend, in whole or in part, or to terminate this memorandum of understanding.
2. Suspension and termination of memorandum of understanding the Government will notify the other, through diplomatic channels, and will take effect after 90 days from the date of notification.
Paragraph 8 of this memorandum of understanding is concluded for an unlimited period and is subject to approval in accordance with the legislation of each country. It will enter into force on the date of the last notification transmitted to diplomatically, with legal proceedings.
Signed at Bucharest on 14 November 1995, in two copies, in Romanian and English languages, both texts being equally authentic.
For the Government of Romania, Doru Ioan T, Minister of Internal Affairs for the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, string Nicholas Bonsor, Minister of State for foreign and Commonwealth Affairs — — — — — — — — — — — — —