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

Latvia

Reservation contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, dated 12 November 1998, handed at the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 1 December 1998 - Or. Engl. - and withdrawn by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, dated 22 April 2004, transmitted by the Permanent Representation of Latvia and registered at the Secretariat General on 10 May 2004 – Or. Engl.

In pursuance of paragraph 4 of Article 6 of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that paragraph 1 of Article 6 applies only to predicate offences which are subject of Law of the Republic of Latvia "On Laundering of Proceeds from Crime" adopted on 18 December 1997, i.e.:

1. illegal circulation of poisonous, strongly intoxicating substances, narcotic or psychotropic substances;
2. banditry;
3. smuggling;
4. illegal traffic of persons across the State border;
5. printing or distribution of counterfeit money or securities or illegal actions with securities or money documents;
6. taking of hostages, kidnapping, child abduction;
7. violation of copyrights and associated rights;
8. criminal acts against property on a large scale or when committed by an organized group;
9. carrying on a business without special permit (license), fraudulent bankruptcy, fraud of the credit facility;
10. bribery, acceptance of bribes, mediation in bribery;
11. violation of regulations of import, production or distribution of pornographic materials;
12. illegal purchase, possession, use, delivery or destruction of radio-active substances;
13. unauthorized production or sale of special objects, firearms, ammunition or explosives;
14. illegal removal of or trade in tissues or organs of living or dead human beings.
Period covered: 01/04/1999 - 10/05/2004
Articles concerned : 6

Reservation contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, dated 12 November 1998, handed at the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 1 December 1998 - Or. Eng.

In pursuance of paragraph 3 of Article 14 of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that paragraph 2 of Article 14 applies only subject to constitutional principles and the basic concepts of legal system of the Republic of Latvia.
Period covered: 01/04/1999 -
Articles concerned : 14

Reservation contained a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, dated 12 November 1998, handed at the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 1 December 1998 - Or. Eng.

In pursuance of paragraph 2 of Article 21 of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that competent authorities of the Republic of Latvia to serve judicial documents are:

– during pre-trial investigation: General Prosecutor''s office O; Kalpaka blvd 6, Riga, LV - 1801, Latvia, phone: 371.7.320085, fax: 371.7.212231;

- during the trial: The Ministry of Justice, Brivibas blvd 36, Riga, LV - 1536, Latvia, phones: 371.7.280437/282607, fax: 371.7.285575.
Period covered: 01/04/1999 -
Articles concerned : 21

Reservation contained a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, dated 12 November 1998, handed at the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 1 December 1998 - Or. Eng.

In pursuance of paragraph 3 of Article 25 of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that requests and documents supporting such requests shall be accompanied by a translation into Latvian or English language.
Period covered: 01/04/1999 -
Articles concerned : 25

Reservation contained a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, dated 12 November 1998, handed at the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 1 December 1998 - Or. Eng.

In pursuance of paragraph 2 of Article 32 of the Convention, the Republic of Latvia declares that information or evidence provided by the Republic of Latvia under Chapter III of the Convention, without its prior consent, may not be used or transmitted by the authorities of the requesting Party in investigations or proceedings other than those specified in the request.
Period covered: 01/04/1999 -
Articles concerned : 32


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