Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.024 - European Convention on Extradition

Nature of declaration : Declarations, Denunciations, Derogations
Status as of 20/10/2017

Bulgaria

Declaration made at the time of signature, on 30 September 1993, confirmed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 17 June 1994 - Or. Fr. - and modified by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria, dated 5 January 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 6 January 2004 – Or. Engl. - and by a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria, dated 10 November 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 November 2006 - Or. Engl.

On 12 November 2003 the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria adopted a Law amending the Law for the Ratification of the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and the Additional Protocol thereto, the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and the European Convention on Extradition and the two Additional Protocols thereto. The said Law was published in the Official Journal, No. 103/2003, dated 25 November 2003.

On 25 october 2006, the National Assembly of Bulgaria adopted a Law by which it modified the declaration of the Republic of Bulgaria relating to paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the European Convention on Extradition.

Therefore, the text of the declaration made by the Republic of Bulgaria in respect of Article 6, paragraph 1, of the European Convention on Extradition is modified and shall read :

"The Republic of Bulgaria declares that it will refuse extradition of its nationals. The Republic of Bulgaria declares that it will recognise as a national for the purposes of the convention any person having Bulgarian nationality at the time of receiving the request for extradition."

[Note by the Secretariat: The original declaration read as follows: "The Republic of Bulgaria declares that it will recognise as a national for the purposes of the convention any person having Bulgarian nationality at the time of the extradition order."]
Period covered: 15/09/1994 -
Articles concerned : 6

Declaration made at the time of signature, on 30 September 1993, and confirmed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 17 June 1994 - Or. Fr.

The Republic of Bulgaria declares that it will allow transit on the same conditions on which extradition is granted.
Period covered: 15/09/1994 -
Articles concerned : 21

Declaration made at the time of signature, on 30 September 1993, and confirmed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 17 June 1994 - Or. Fr.

The Republic of Bulgaria declares that it will require that documents submitted in execution of the present Convention be accompanied by a translation into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 15/09/1994 - 11/03/2002
Articles concerned : 23

Amendment of declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria, dated 7 March 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 March 2002 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Bulgaria declares that it will require that all documents be sent together with a translation into Bulgarian, or in the absence of such, with a translation into either of the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 11/03/2002 -
Articles concerned : 23


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