Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.182 - Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

Nature of declaration : Reservations
Status as of 16/09/2019

Belgium

Reservation contained in a Note verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium deposited jointly with the instrument of ratification, on 9 March 2009 – Or. Fr.

Concerning Article 3 of the Protocol, the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium will grant the temporary transfer provided by this article only if the person concerned is serving a definitive sentence on its territory, excluding anybody in pretrial detention.
Period covered: 01/07/2009 -
Articles concerned : 3

Reservation contained in a Note verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium deposited jointly with the instrument of ratification, on 9 March 2009 – Or. Fr.

The Government of the Kingdom of Belgium will grant temporary transfer as provided for in Article 11 only if the person concerned is serving a sentence on its territory and if there are no special considerations opposed thereto.
Period covered: 01/07/2009 -
Articles concerned : 13

Reservation contained in a Note verbale from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium deposited jointly with the instrument of ratification, on 9 March 2009 – Or. Fr. and withdrawn in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium registered at the Secretariat General on 5 November 2012 – Or. Fr.

Concerning Articles 17, 18, 19 and 20 of the Protocol, the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium intends to prevails itself of the opportunity afforded by Article 33, paragraph 2, to accept the use of cross-border observations, of controlled delivery, of covert investigations and of joint investigation teams only for the following offences : trafficking in arms and drugs, trafficking in human beings, pedophilia and terrorism.

Any use of these four methods of research on Belgian territory must also be executed only by the Belgian competent officers.
Period covered: 01/07/2009 - 05/11/2012
Articles concerned : 17, 18, 19, 20


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