Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.141 - Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime

Nature of declaration : Reservations
Status as of 21/08/2019

Cyprus

Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 14 November 1996, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996 - Or. Engl., and partially withdrawn by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 7 November 2001, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 November 2001 - Or. Engl.


In accordance with Article 40, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Cyprus amends/partially withdraws the reservation made in respect of Article 2, paragraph 2, following a relevant amendment, No. 152(1)/2000 dated 17 January 2000, to the Cyprus Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering Activities Law No 61(1) of 1996 by which the list of predicate offences was abolished.

The reservation now read as follows :

Confiscation measures

In accordance with Article 2, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Cyprus declares that paragraph 1 of this article shall apply to offences punishable with more than one year of imprisonment.

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Note by the Secretariat: The reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996, read as follows :

"In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 2, paragraph 1 of this Article shall apply only to offences as specified in its relevant domestic legislation.
Period covered: 01/03/1997 -
Articles concerned : 2

Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 14 November 1996, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996 - Or. Engl. , and partially withdrawn by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 7 November 2001, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 November 2001 - Or. Engl.


In accordance with Article 40, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Cyprus amends/partially withdraws the reservation made in respect of Article 6, paragraph 4, following a relevant amendment, No. 152(1)/2000 dated 17 January 2000, to the Cyprus Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering Activities Law No 61(1) of 1996 by which the list of predicate offences was abolished.

The reservation now read as follows :

Laundering Offences

In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Republic of Cyprus declares that paragraph 1 of this article shall apply to the predicate offences specified in its relevant domestic legislation which are offences punishable with more than one year of imprisonment.

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Note by the Secretariat : The reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996, read as follows :
"In accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 6, paragraph 1 of this Article shall apply only to the predicate offences specified in its relevant domestic legislation."
Period covered: 01/03/1997 -
Articles concerned : 6

Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 14 November 1996, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 14, paragraph 2 of this Article shall apply only subject to its constitutional principles and the basic concepts of its legal system.
Period covered: 01/03/1997 -
Articles concerned : 14

Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 14 November 1996, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 21, judicial documents should be served only through its Central Authority which is: The Ministry of Justice and Public Order.
Period covered: 01/03/1997 -
Articles concerned : 21

Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 14 November 1996, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 25, it reserves the right to require that requests made to it and documents supporting such requests be accompanied by a translation into the English language which is one of the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Period covered: 01/03/1997 -
Articles concerned : 25

Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, dated 14 November 1996, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 15 November 1996 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 32, information or evidence provided by it under this Convention may not, without its prior consent, be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 01/03/1997 -
Articles concerned : 32


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