Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.201 - Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

Declarations in force as of today
Status as of 25/07/2016

Albania

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Albania, dated 11 October 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 October 2010 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37 of the Convention, Albania designated as national authority:

Ministry of Justice
Department of Codification
Ms Mimoza SELENICA
Head of the Section of Justice for children and familial right
Tel: +355 672 067335
Email: mimoza.selenica@justice.gov.al
Period covered: 11/10/2010 -
Articles concerned : 37


Andorra

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 April 2014 – Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Andorra reserves the right not to apply paragraph 2 of Article 24 regarding the repression of the attempt to commit the offences established in accordance with the Convention, to the offences established in accordance with Article 21, paragraph 1 c, of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/08/2014 -
Articles concerned : 24

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 30 April 2014 – Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Andorra designates as the single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the following authority:

Ministère chargé de l’Intérieur(
Ctra. de l’Obac s/n
Obac Administrative Center
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany
Principality of Andorra
Phone: +376 872 080
Fax: +376 869 250
interior_gov@andorra.ad
Period covered: 01/08/2014 -
Articles concerned : 37


Austria

Declaration contained in a letter from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of Austria deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 25 February 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Austria designates as the single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention :

The Federal Ministry of the Interior
Criminal Intelligence Service Austria
Josef-Holaubek Platz 1
1090 - Wien
Phone: +43-(0)1-24836-85025 to 85027
Email: BMI-II-BK-SPO@bmi.gv.at
Period covered: 01/06/2011 -
Articles concerned : 37


Belgium

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 March 2013 - Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Belgium reserves the right not to apply paragraph 2 of Article 24 related to repression of attempts to commit the offences established by the Convention, to offences established in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1. e and f, Article 21, paragraph 1.c, and Article 23.
Period covered: 01/07/2013 -
Articles concerned : 24

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 8 March 2013 - Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Belgium designates as the single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the following authority:

Institut National de Criminalistique et de Criminologie
Direction générale et Direction opérationnelle Criminalistique
Chaussée de Vilvorde 100
B-1120 Bruxelles
Tél. + 32 2 240 05 00
Fax + 32 2 241 61 05
nicc-incc@just.fgov.be
Period covered: 01/07/2013 -
Articles concerned : 37


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Declaration contained in Note Verbale of the Permanent Representation of Bosnia and Herzegonina deposited with the instrument of ratification on 14 November 2012

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Bosnia and Herzegovina declares that the national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, is:

Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ms Tijana Borovcanin-Maric
Tel.: 00 387 33 703 954
E-mail: tijana.borovcanin@mhrr.gov.ba
Address: Trg BiH 1, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Period covered: 01/03/2013 -
Articles concerned : 37


Bulgaria

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 15 December 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that it will not apply in whole paragraph 1.f of Article 20.
Period covered: 01/04/2012 -
Articles concerned : 20

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 15 December 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that it will apply paragraph 1.c of Article 21 only in cases where children have been recruited or coerced in conformity with paragraph 1.a or b of the said Article.
Period covered: 01/04/2012 -
Articles concerned : 21

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 15 December 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that it will not apply in whole paragraph 2 of Article 24 to offences established in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1.f.
Period covered: 01/04/2012 -
Articles concerned : 24

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 15 December 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria designates as the national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention:

The Research Institute for Forensic Science and Criminology
1, Alexandar Malinov bul.
1715 Sofia, P.O. Box 934
Tel: + 359 2 982 9006
Fax: + 359 2 987 8210
Email: int.27@mvr.bg
Period covered: 01/04/2012 -
Articles concerned : 37


Croatia

Declaration contained in in the instrument of ratification deposited on 21 September 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Croatia designates as its national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention:

Ministry of Justice
Dežmanova 10
10000 Zagreb.
Period covered: 01/01/2012 -
Articles concerned : 37


Cyprus

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus, dated 2 February 2015, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 12 February 2015 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Cyprus designates as the single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the following authority:

Cyprus Police
Tel. +358 22 80 84 42 ; +357 22 80 80 80
Fax : +357 22 80 82 77
Email : domviol.childabuse@police.gov.cy


Period covered: 01/06/2015 -
Articles concerned : 37


Czech Republic

Declaration contained in a Note verbale of the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 2 May 2016 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Czech Republic designates as the single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention:

Policejní prezidium České republiky
Strojnická 935/27
170 89 Praha 7
tel: 974 834 213
fax: 974 834 723
e-mail: omv.pp@mvcr.cz
Period covered: 01/09/2016 -
Articles concerned : 37


Denmark

Reservation contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, dated 23 October 2009, handed to the Deputy Secretary General at the time of the deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 18 November 2009 – Or. Engl.

With regard to Article 20, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Denmark reserves the right not to apply Article 20, paragraph 1 (a and e) to the production and possession of pornographic material involving children who have reached the age set in application of Article 18, paragraph 2, where these images are produced and possessed by them with their consent and solely for their own private use.
Period covered: 01/07/2010 -
Articles concerned : 20

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 November 2009 – Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 47, paragraph 1, of the Convention, Denmark declares that, pending further decision, the Convention will not apply to the Faroe Islands and to Greenland.
Period covered: 01/07/2010 -
Articles concerned : 47

Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Justice of Denmark, dated 10 February 2011, transmitted by the Permanent Representation of Denmark and registered at the Secretariat General on 14 February 2011 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Denmark hereby communicates the name and address of the Danish national authority in charge of taking the necessary legislative or other measures to collect and store, in accordance with the relevant provisions on the protection of personal data and other appropriate rules and guarantees as prescribed by domestic law, data relating to the identity and genetic profile (DNA) of persons convicted of the offences established in the Convention :

The Danish Ministry of Justice
Criminal Law Division
Slotsholmsgade 10
2116 Købehavn K
Denmark
Phone: +45 72 26 84 00
Fax: +45 33 93 35 10
Period covered: 14/02/2011 -
Articles concerned : 37


Finland

Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 9 June 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Finland declares that the national authority in charge of implementing the provisions in Article 37, paragraph 1, is the following:

Ministry of Justice
Postal address: P.O. Box 25, FI-00023 Government
Visiting address: Eteläesplanadi 10, Helsinki
Period covered: 01/10/2011 -
Articles concerned : 37


France

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 September 2010 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 47, paragraph 1, of the Convention, France declares that the Convention shall apply to the whole territory of the Republic.
Period covered: 01/01/2011 -
Articles concerned : 47

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 September 2010 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, France would like to point out that, for all practical purposes, it reserves the right not to apply, in whole or in part, paragraph 2 of Article 24, concerning the suppression of the attempts to commit the offences established by the Convention, to certain offences, and in particular, to those established in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1, points e and f, and Article 23.
Period covered: 01/01/2011 -
Articles concerned : 20, 24

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of France, dated 21 April 2011, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 April 2011 – Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, France designates the following authority as single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention:

Ministère de la Justice et des Libertés
Direction des Affaires criminelles et des grâces
Bureau de l'entraide pénale internationale

13, place Vendôme
75042 PARIS Cedex 01
Period covered: 26/04/2011 -
Articles concerned : 37


Georgia

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Georgia accompanying the instrument of ratification deposited on 23 September 2014 – Or. Eng.

In accordance with paragraph 2 of the Article 37, of the Convention, the Republic of Georgia informs that to implement the functions of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the responsible authority of Georgia will be the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.

Address:

10, G. Gulua street
0114, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel.: +995 32 241 10 68
Fax: +995 32 241 10 05
Period covered: 01/01/2015 -
Articles concerned : 37


Germany

Reservation contained in a Note verbale of the Permanent Representation of Germany and the instrument of ratification, deposited on 18 November 2015 – Or. Engl.

1. Reservation pursuant to Article 20, paragraph 3 of the Convention.

Pursuant to Article 20, paragraph 1 of the Convention, each party “shall take the necessary legislative or other measures to ensure” that the intentional production of child pornography, when committed without right (letter a), and the intentional possession of child pornography, when committed without right (letter e), is criminalised. Article 20, paragraph 2 of the Convention states that the term “child pornography” within the meaning of that article includes “any material that visually depicts a child engaged in real or simulated sexually explicit conduct or any depiction of a child’s sexual organs for primarily sexual purposes.”

In Germany, sexual activities with persons under 14 years of age are not allowed. Children who have reached the age specified under Article 18, paragraph 2 of the Convention, are persons of the age of 14 or above.

The distribution, acquisition and possession of pornographic written materials relating to children is governed by section 184 b of Germany’s Criminal Code (Strafgesetzbuch - hereinafter StGB). This section pertains to persons under the age of 14. The distribution, acquisition and possession of juvenile pornographic written materials is governed by section 184 c StGB. This pertains to persons of the age of 14 years and over who have not yet reached the age of 18. Simulated representations and realistic images are not covered by all variants of possession and production in sections 184 b and 184 c StGB. Particularly when the variants of possession and production of child and/or juvenile pornography without intent to distribute involve simulated sexual conduct which does not include “actually existing” children and/or juveniles, there is no identifiable sufficient connection to any legally protected interests. This connection may also be lacking in the case of realistic images. Furthermore, the consent-based production and associated possession of juvenile pornographic materials which portray actual activities may take place within relationships between juvenile couples, in particular, without this necessarily constituting a threat to any legally protected interests.

Therefore, pursuant to Article 20, paragraph 3 of the Convention, the Federal Republic of Germany reserves the right to not apply paragraph 1, letters a and e, to the production and possession of pornographic material

• which contains exclusively simulated representations or realistic images of a non-existent child,
• involving children who have reached the age set in application of Article 18, paragraph 2, where these images were produced and possessed by them with their consent and solely for their own private use.


Period covered: 01/03/2016 -
Articles concerned : 20

Reservation contained in a Note verbale of the Permanent Representation of Germany and the instrument of ratification, deposited on 18 November 2015 – Or. Engl.

2. Reservation pursuant to Article 24, paragraph 3 of the Convention.

Article 24, paragraph 2 of the Convention states that “each Party shall take the necessary legislative or other measures to establish as criminal offences, when committed intentionally, attempts to commit the offences established in accordance with this Convention.”

The German criminal provisions which implement Article 20, paragraph 1 b, d, e and f, Article 21, paragraph 1 c, Article 22 and Article 23 do not provide for criminal liability for attempts where the acts constituting the offences are themselves located so far in advance of the actual violation of the legally protected interests that it is not appropriate to impose liability even earlier by criminalising attempts.

Pursuant to Article 24, paragraph 3 of the Convention, the Federal Republic of Germany therefore reserves the right not to apply paragraph 2 to the offences established in accordance with Article 20 paragraph 1 b, d, e, and f (offences concerning child pornography), Article 21, paragraph 1 c (knowingly attending pornographic performances involving the participation of children), Article 22 (corruption of children) and Article 23 (solicitation of children for sexual purposes).


Period covered: 01/03/2016 -
Articles concerned : 24

Reservation contained in a Note verbale of the Permanent Representation of Germany and the instrument of ratification, deposited on 18 November 2015 – Or. Engl.

3. Reservation pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 3 of the Convention.

Pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 3 of the Convention, the Federal Republic of Germany reserves the right to establish jurisdiction for offences committed abroad by persons who have their habitual residence in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany (Article 25, paragraph 1 e) only in accordance with the conditions stipulated in section 7 (2) no. 2 StGB.

German criminal law does not contain any provision that implements Article 25 paragraph 1 e in its entirety, i.e. there is no provision pursuant to which offences committed abroad by foreigners or stateless persons who have their habitual residence in Germany are in principle always subject to German criminal law. The kinds of cases relevant in practice are covered by section 7 (2) no. 2 StGB, whereby German criminal law is applicable to offences committed abroad if the offender was a foreigner or stateless at the time of the offence and is discovered in Germany and, although the Extradition Act would permit extradition for such an offence, is not extradited. However, it is conceivable that exceptional cases may arise where such prerequisites are not met.


Period covered: 01/03/2015 -
Articles concerned : 25

Declaration contained in a Note verbale of the Permanent Representation of Germany and the instrument of ratification, deposited on 18 November 2015 – Or. Engl.

With reference to Article 37, paragraph 2 of the Convention, the Federal Republic of Germany makes the following communication:

Article 37, paragraph 2, provides that each Party shall communicate to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, at the time of signature or when depositing its instrument of ratification, the name and address of the national authority in charge of collecting and storing personal data pursuant to paragraph 1 of that Article. The DNA analysis database is maintained at the Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt). In addition, personal data may be stored by any criminal prosecution authority pursuant to section 484 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Strafprozessordnung).

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Germany designates as the single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention

Bundeskriminalamt
(Federal Criminal Police Office)
35173 Wiesbaden
Tel. +49 (0)611 55-0
Fax: +49 (0)611 55-12141


Period covered: 01/03/2016 -
Articles concerned : 37


Greece

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Greece, dated 23 June 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 June 2010 - Or. Engl.

The Hellenic Government designates as the National Authority referred to in Article 37 of the Convention :

The Ministry of Citizen Protection
Hellenic Police Headquarters
Forensic Science Division (F.S.D.)
173, Alexandras Ave.
P.C. 115 22 Athens
Greece.
Period covered: 01/07/2010 -
Articles concerned : 37


Hungary

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 August 2015 - Or. Engl.

Hungary reserves the right not to apply Article 20, paragraphs 1.a and 1.e, of the Convention on the basis of Article 20, paragraph 3, of the Convention, if the pornographic material consists exclusively of simulated representations or realistic images of a non-existent child.
Period covered: 01/12/2015 -
Articles concerned : 20

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 August 2015 - Or. Engl.

Hungary reserves the right not to apply Article 20, paragraph 1.f, of the Convention on the basis of Article 20, paragraph 4, of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/12/2015 -
Articles concerned : 20

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 August 2015 - Or. Engl.

Hungary reserves the right not to apply Article 25, paragraph 1.e, of the Convention on the basis of Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/12/2015 -
Articles concerned : 25

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Hungary, dated 30 July 2015, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 3 August 2015 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Hungary designates as the single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention: the Central Office for Administrative and Electronic Public Services, 1094 Budapest, Balázs Street 35, as well as the Hungarian Institute for Forensic Sciences, 1087 Budapest, Mosonyi Street 9.
Period covered: 01/12/2015 -
Articles concerned : 37


Iceland

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Iceland, dated 20 September 2012, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 20 September 2012 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Iceland declares that the National Commissioner of Police is the competent national authority in charge of recording and storing data relating to the identity and to the genetic profile (DNA) of persons convicted of the offences established in accordance with Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention. The contact information of the national authority is the following :

National Commissioner of Police
Ríkislögreglustjórinn
Skúlagata 21
101 Reykjavic
Iceland
Telephone : +354 444 2500
Fax : +354 444 2501
Email : rls@rls.is
Period covered: 01/01/2013 -
Articles concerned : 37


Italy

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Italy, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 3 January 2013 – Or. Eng.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Italian Republic designates as national authority in charge for the purposes of collecting and storing national data relating to persons convicted of sexual offences, in accordance with Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention: Ministero dell’Interno - Piazza del Viminale - Roma.
Period covered: 01/05/2013 -
Articles concerned : 37


Latvia

Reservation contained in two letters from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia accompanying the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 August 2014 – Or. Eng.

In accordance with paragraph 3 of the Article 25 of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that it reserves the right not to apply the provision of Article 25, paragraph 1, subparagraph e) of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/12/2014 -
Articles concerned : 25

Declaration contained in two letters from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia accompanying the instrument of ratification deposited on 18 August 2014 – Or. Eng.

In accordance with paragraph 2 of the Article 37, of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia informs that the State Police is the responsible authority for the provision of data, referred to in paragraph 1 of the Article 37 of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/12/2014 -
Articles concerned : 37


Liechtenstein

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 11 September 2015 – Or. Engl.

Based on Article 20, paragraph 3, second indent, of the Convention, Liechtenstein reserves the right not to apply Article 20, paragraphs 1.a and e, of the Convention, to the production and possession of pornographic material involving children who have reached the age set in application of Article 18, paragraph 2, where these images are produced and possessed by them with their consent and solely for their own private use.
Period covered: 01/01/2016 -
Articles concerned : 20

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 11 September 2015 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Liechtenstein designates as the single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention:

National Police
Gewerbeweg 4
FL-9490 Vaduz
T : +423 236 78 01
F :+423 236 77 22
E : kdo@landespolizei.li


Period covered: 01/01/2016 -
Articles concerned : 37


Lithuania

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 9 April 2013 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Lithuania designates the following authority as the single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention :

Information Technology and Communications Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania
Šventaragio str. 2
LT-01510 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel. + 370 (5) 271 7177
Fax + 370 (5) 271 8921
Email : ird@vrm.lt
Internet : www.ird.lt
Period covered: 01/08/2013 -
Articles concerned : 37


Luxembourg

Reservation contained in a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg deposited with the instrument of ratification on 9 September 2011 – Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Luxembourg reserves the right not to apply paragraph 2 of Article 24 to offences established in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1, points e and f, and Article 23.
Period covered: 01/01/2012 -
Articles concerned : 20, 24

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 9 September 2011 – Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Luxembourg declares that the national authority in charge of implementing the provisions in Article 37, paragraph 1, is the following:

Parquet Général
Cité Judiciaire, bâtiment CR

L-2080 Luxembourg
Tel : 00 352 47 59 81 1
Fax : 00 352 47 05 50
e-mail : parquet.general@justice.etat.lu
Period covered: 01/01/2012 -
Articles concerned : 37


Malta

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Malta deposited jointly with the instrument of ratification, deposited on 6 September 2010 - Or. Engl.

Malta designates as the competent national authority for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention:

Malta Police Force
General Headquarters
Floriana CMR 02
Malta
Tel: +35622942667
Fax: +35621242223
e-mail: cmru.police@gov.mt
Period covered: 01/01/2011 -
Articles concerned : 37


Moldova

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 12 March 2012 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Moldova declares that, until the full re-establishment of its territorial integrity, the provisions of the Convention will be applied only on the territory controlled effectively by authorities of the Republic of Moldova.
Period covered: 01/07/2012 -
Articles concerned : 47

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 12 March 2012 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Moldova is designated as the national authority in charge of implementing the provisions in Article 37, paragraph 1.
Period covered: 01/07/2012 -
Articles concerned : 37


Monaco

Reservation accompanying the instrument of ratification deposited on 7 October 2014 – Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Principality of Monaco reserves the right not to apply, in whole or in part, paragraph 2 of Article 24 on the suppression of the attempt to commit offences established by the Convention, to certain offences and in particular those established in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1.f, Article 21, paragraph 1.c, Article 22 and Article 23 of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/02/2015 -
Articles concerned : 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Declaration accompanying the instrument of ratification deposited on 7 October 2014 – Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Principality of Monaco designates as the single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the following authority:

Direction des Services Judiciaires
Palais de Justice
5, rue du Colonel Bellando de Castro
98000 Monaco
Period covered: 01/02/2015 -
Articles concerned : 37


Montenegro

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 November 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 18, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Montenegro declares that it considers Article 18, paragraph 1, item a, as applying to a person younger than 16 years, and item b to a person younger than 18.
Period covered: 01/03/2011 -
Articles concerned : 18

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 November 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Montenegro declares that it will take over prosecution for the case stipulated in Article 25, paragraph 1, item e, in accordance with its own criminal legislation.
Period covered: 01/03/2011 -
Articles concerned : 25

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 25 November 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 47, paragraph 1, of the Convention, Montenegro declares that the Convention shall apply to the territory of Montenegro.
Period covered: 01/03/2011 -
Articles concerned : 47

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Montenegro, dated 4 March 2011, registered at the Secretariat General on 8 March 2011 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Montenegro designates as the competent national authority :

The Police Directorate of Montenegro
Forensic Center
Add. Bozova glavica bb
81410 Danilovgrad
Montenegro
Tel.:+382 20 817 101/104
Fax: +382 20 817 190
Period covered: 08/03/2011 -
Articles concerned : 37


Netherlands

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands deposited with the instrument of acceptance, on 1 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands designates the following authority for the Kingdom in Europe:

National Forensic Institute
P.O. Box 24044
2490 AA The Hague
Period covered: 01/07/2010 -
Articles concerned : 37

Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 1 March 2010 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 47 of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the Convention for the Kingdom in Europe.
Period covered: 01/07/2010 -
Articles concerned : 47


Poland

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 20 February 2015 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Poland declares that it will not apply in whole Article 25, paragraph 1.e, of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/06/2015 -
Articles concerned : 25

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 20 February 2015 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Poland declares that the authority responsible for collecting and storing data relating to the identity and to the genetic profile (DNA) of persons convicted of the offences established in accordance with the Convention is:

– The Police Commander in Chief (Komendant Główny Policji) – regarding data relating to the genetic profile (DNA);
– The Information Bureau of the National Criminal Record (Biuro Informacyjne Krajowego Rejestru Karnego) – regarding other data.
Period covered: 01/06/2015 -
Articles concerned : 37


Portugal

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representation of Portugal deposited with the instrument of ratification on 23 August 2012 – Or. Fr.

Portugal designates, pursuant to Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, as single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the following authority:

Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal
(National Institute of Legal Medicine)
Largo da Sé Nova
3000-213 Coimbra
Portugal

Period covered: 01/12/2012 -
Articles concerned : 37


Romania

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Romania deposited with the instrument of ratification on 17 May 2011 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Romania declares that the national authority in charge of implementing the provisions in Article 37, paragraph 1, is the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police, within the Ministry of Administration and Interior of Romania.
Period covered: 01/09/2011 -
Articles concerned : 37


Russia

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 August 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Russian Federation reserves the right not to apply in full the provisions of Article 20, paragraphs 1.a and 1.e, of the Convention in respect of production and possession of pornographic materials:

а) consisting exclusively of simulated representations or realistic images of a non-existent child;
b) involving children who have reached the age set in application of Article 18, paragraph 2, where these images are produced and possessed by them with their consent and solely for their own private use.
Period covered: 01/12/2013 -
Articles concerned : 20

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 August 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Russian Federation reserves the right not to apply in full the provisions of Article 20, paragraph 1.f, of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/12/2013 -
Articles concerned : 20

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 August 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 21, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Russian Federation reserves the right to limit the application of Article 21, paragraph 1.c, of the Convention to cases where children have been recruited or coerced in conformity with Article 21, paragraphs 1.a and 1.b, of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/12/2013 -
Articles concerned : 21

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 August 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Russian Federation reserves the right not to apply in full Article 24, paragraph 2, of the Convention in respect of offences established in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1.b, d, e and f, Article 21, paragraph 1.c, Article 22 and Article 23 of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/12/2013 -
Articles concerned : 24

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 August 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Russian Federation reserves the right not to apply the jurisdiction rules laid down in Article 25, paragraph 1.e, of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/12/2013 -
Articles concerned : 25

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 9 August 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 25, paragraph 5, of the Convention, the Russian Federation reserves the right to limit the application of Article 25, paragraph 4, of the Convention with regard to offences established in accordance with Article 18, paragraph 1.b, second and third indents, to cases where nationals of the Russian Federation have their habitual residence in the territory of the Russian Federation.
Period covered: 01/12/2013 -
Articles concerned : 25

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Russian Federation deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 9 August 2013 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Russian Federation designates as the national authority in charge for the purposes of collecting and storing national data related to persons convicted of sexual offences, in accordance with Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention : the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Period covered: 01/12/2013 -
Articles concerned : 37


San Marino

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of San Marino, dated 27 September 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37 of the Convention, San Marino designates as its national authority:

Authority for Equal Opportunities
Via dei Paceri, 25
47891 Falciano
Republic of San Marino
Tel: +378 (0549) 941410
Fax: +378 (0549) 977307
Email: authority.pariopportunita@istituzioni.sm
Period covered: 28/09/2010 -
Articles concerned : 37


Serbia

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Serbia, dated 31 May 2011, registered at the Secretariat General on 31 May 2011 – Or. Engl.

The national authority designate by Serbia for the pusposes of the Convention is as follows:

Ministry of Interior
Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 2
11070 Belgrade
Republic of Serbia
Tel: + 381 11 3139 660
Fax: + 381 11 3139 662
Period covered: 31/05/2011 -
Articles concerned : 37


Slovakia

Declaration contained in a Note verbale of the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 1 March 2016 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Slovak Republic designates as the single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention:

Institute of Forensic Science
Sklabinská 1
812 72 Bratislava
Tel: +421 9610 57 500

Period covered: 01/07/2016 -
Articles concerned : 37


Slovenia

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 September 2013 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Slovenia declares that it reserves the right not to apply, in whole, Article 24, paragraph 2, to offence in Article 23.
Period covered: 01/01/2014 -
Articles concerned : 23

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 September 2013 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Republic of Slovenia declares that it reserves the right to apply the rule of jurisdiction referred to in Article 25, paragraph 1. e), under the conditions laid down in Articles 10 and 13 of the Criminal Code (Official Gazette of RS, no. 55/08, 66/08 – corr. 39/09, 55/09 – Odl. U.S 91/11 KZ-1).
Period covered: 01/01/2014 -
Articles concerned : 25

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 September 2013 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Slovenia declares that the single national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, is the Ministry responsible for the Interior – Police:

Ministry of the Interior
POLICE
Štefanova 2
1501 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 428 40 00
Fax: +386 1 251 43 30
E-mail: gp.policija@policija.si
Period covered: 01/01/2014 -
Articles concerned : 37


Spain

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 5 August 2010 - Or. Engl.

If the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, dated 25 October 2007, were to be applied to Gibraltar, Spain would like to make the following declaration:

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

2. The authorities of Gibraltar have a local character and exercise exclusively internal competences which have their origin and their foundation in a distribution and attribution of competences performed by the United Kingdom in compliance with its internal legislation, in its capacity as sovereign State on which the mentioned non-autonomous territory depends.

3. As a result, the eventual participation of the Gibraltarian authorities in the application of this Convention will be understood as carried out exclusively as part of the internal competences of Gibraltar and cannot be considered to modify in any way what was established in the two previous paragraphs.

4. The process provided for by the Arrangements relating to Gibraltar authorities in the context of certain international treaties (2007) which have been agreed by Spain and the United Kingdom on 19 December 2007 (jointly with the "Agreed Arrangements relating to Gibraltar authorities in the context of Eu and EC instruments and related treaties", dated 19 April 2000) apply to this Council of Europe Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.
Period covered: 01/12/2010 -
Articles concerned : -

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 5 August 2010 - Or. Engl.

Spain designates as the national authority responsible for the implementation of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention :

Subdirección General de Registros Adminitrativos de Apoyo a la Actividad Judicial
(Sous-Direction Générale des Registres Administratifs de Soutien à l'Activité Judiciaire)
Dirección General de Modernización de la Administración de Justicia del Ministerio de Justicia
(Direction Générale de Modernisation de l'Administration Judiciaire du Ministère de la Justice)

calle San Bernardo, 19
28071 Madrid
Period covered: 01/12/2010 -
Articles concerned : 37


Sweden

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 28 June 2013 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 20, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Sweden reserves the right not to apply paragraph 1.a and e to the production and possession of pornographic material involving children who have reached the age set in application of Article 18, paragraph 2, where these images are produced and possessed by them with their consent and solely for their own private use.
Period covered: 01/10/2013 -
Articles concerned : 18, 20

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 28 June 2013 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Sweden reserves the right not to apply paragraph 2 to offences established in accordance with Articles 22 and 23.
Period covered: 01/10/2013 -
Articles concerned : 22, 23, 24

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 28 June 2013 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Sweden declares that the national authority in Sweden in charge for collecting and storing data relating to the identity and to the genetic profile (DNA) of persons convicted of the offences established in accordance with the Convention is the Swedish National Police Board, Box 12256, SE-102 26 Stockholm, Sweden.
Period covered: 01/10/2013 -
Articles concerned : 37


Switzerland

Reservation contained in instrument of ratification deposited on 18 March 2014 – Or. Engl.

Based on Article 20, paragraph 3, second indent, of the Convention, Switzerland reserves the right not to apply Article 20, paragraphs 1.a and e, of the Convention, to the production and possession of pornographic material involving children who have reached the age set in application of Article 18, paragraph 2, where these images are produced and possessed by them with their consent and solely for their own private use.
Period covered: 01/07/2014 -
Articles concerned : 20

Reservation contained in instrument of ratification deposited on 18 March 2014 – Or. Engl.

Based on Article 24, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Switzerland reserves the right not to apply Article 24, paragraph 2, to the act of solicitation within the meaning of Article 23 of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/07/2014 -
Articles concerned : 24

Reservation contained in instrument of ratification deposited on 18 March 2014 – Or. Engl.

Based on Article 25, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Switzerland reserves the right not to apply Article 25, paragraph 1.e, of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/07/2014 -
Articles concerned : 25

Declaration contained in instrument of ratification deposited on 18 March 2014 – Or. Engl.

The Federal Office of Police (fedpol) of the Federal Department of Justice and Police, Nussbaumstrasse 29, 3003 Berne, is the competent authority for the receipt and storage of data within the meaning of Article 37, paragraph 1, of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/07/2014 -
Articles concerned : 37


The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", dated 6 June 2012, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 11 June 2012 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Macedonia communicates the name and address of the designated national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1:

Ministry of Interior
Dimce Mircev Street No.8
1000 Skopje
The Republic of Macedonia
Period covered: 01/10/2012 -
Articles concerned : 37


Turkey

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 7 December 2011 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Turkey hereby communicates the name and address of its national authority in charge of taking the necessary legislative or other measures to collect and store data relating to the identity and to the genetic profile (DNA) of persons convicted of the offences established in accordance with the Convention:

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Turkey
General Directorate of International Laws and Foreign Affairs
Mustafa Kemal Mah. 2151. Cadde,
No: 34/A, 0652 Sögütözü ANKARA, TURKEY
Tel: + 90 312 218 78 07
Fax: + 90 312 219 45 23
Email: uhdigm@adalet.gov.tr
Period covered: 01/04/2012 -
Articles concerned : 37


Ukraine

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 August 2012 – Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 38, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that this Convention will be considered the legal basis for co-operation in the area of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and extradition in cases where Ukraine receives a request from a State Party to this Convention with which it has not concluded a treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and extradition. The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (at the stage of judicial proceedings or of the execution of a judgment) and the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine (at the stage of pretrial proceedings) are the national authorities in charge of the application of paragraph 3 of Article 38 of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/12/2012 -
Articles concerned : 38

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 27 August 2012 – Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Ukraine declares that the national authority in charge for the purposes of Article 37, paragraph 1, is the Ministry of the Interior of Ukraine.
Period covered: 01/12/2012 -
Articles concerned : 37

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, dated 12 October 2015, transmitted by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Ukraine, dated 13 October 2015, registered at the Secretariat General on 16 October 2015 – Or. Engl.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine presents its compliments to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, as the Depositary of the European Convention on Information on Foreign Law of 7 June 1968, the Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Information on Foreign Law of 15 March 1978, the European Convention on the Supervision of Conditionally Sentenced or Conditionally Released Offenders of 30 November 1964, the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons of 21 March 1983, the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons of 18 December 1997, the European Convention on the Transfer of Proceedings in Criminal Matters of 15 May 1972, the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters of 20 April 1959, the Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters of 17 March 1978, the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters of 8 November 2001, the European Convention on Extradition of 13 December 1957, the Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition of 15 October 1975, the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition of 17 March 1978, the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism of 27 January 1977, the Protocol amending the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism of 15 May 2003, the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism of 16 May 2005, the European Convention on the International Validity of Criminal Judgments of 28 May 1970, the Convention on Cybercrime of 23 November 2001, the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime, concerning the Criminalisation of Acts of a Racist and Xenophobic Nature committed through Computer Systems of 28 January 2003, the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime of 8 November 1990, the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism of 16 May 2005, the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings of 16 May 2005, the European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights of 25 January 1996, the Convention on Contact concerning Children of 15 May 2003, the European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions concerning Custody of Children and on Restoration of Custody of Children of 20 May 1980, the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse of 25 October 2007, the Convention on the Establishment of a Scheme of Registration of Wills of 16 May 1972, the Agreement on Illicit Traffic by Sea, implementing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 31 January 1995, the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption of 27 January 1999, the Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption of 15 May 2003 (hereinafter referred to as the «Conventions, Protocols, Agreement» respectively), and has the honour to inform of the following.

In February 2014 the Russian Federation launched armed aggression against Ukraine and occupied a part of the territory of Ukraine – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, and today exercises effective control over certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine. These actions are in gross violation of the Charter of the United Nations and constitute a threat to international peace and security. The Russian Federation, as the Aggressor State and Occupying Power, bears full responsibility for its actions and their consequences under international law.

The United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/68/262 of 27 March 2014 confirmed the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders. The United Nations also called upon all States, international organizations and specialized agencies not to recognize any alteration of the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

In this regard, Ukraine states that from 20 February 2014 and for the period of temporary occupation by the Russian Federation of a part of the territory of Ukraine – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol – as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation committed against Ukraine and until the complete restoration of the constitutional law and order and effective control by Ukraine over such occupied territory, as well as over certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine, which are temporarily not under control of Ukraine as a result of the aggression of the Russian Federation, the application and implementation by Ukraine of the obligations under the above Conventions, Protocols, Agreement, as applied to the aforementioned occupied and uncontrolled territory of Ukraine, is limited and is not guaranteed.

Documents or requests made or issued by the occupying authorities of the Russian Federation, its officials at any level in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and by the illegal authorities in certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine, which are temporarily not under control of Ukraine, are null and void and have no legal effect regardless of whether they are presented directly or indirectly through the authorities of the Russian Federation.

The provisions of the Conventions, Protocols, Agreement regarding the possibility of direct communication or interaction do not apply to the territorial organs of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as well as in certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine, which are temporarily not under control of Ukraine. The order of the relevant communication is determined by the central authorities of Ukraine in Kyiv.
Period covered: 16/10/2015 -
Articles concerned : -


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