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

Nature of declaration : Authorities
Status as of 22/08/2019

Bulgaria

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 11 May 2004 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 15, paragraph 6, of the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, as worded by Article 4 of the Second Additional Protocol, the Republic of Bulgaria defines courts that have passed the convictions as competent authorities to which requests for copies of convictions and subsequent measures under Article 4 of the Second Additional Protocol may be forwarded.

In accordance with Article 15, paragraph 8, sub-paragraph b, of the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, as worded by Article 4 of the Second Additional Protocol, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that execution of all requests for legal assistance shall be determined by observation of the requirement of sub-paragraph "b" of paragraph 8 of Article 15. Central authority under sub-paragraph "b" regarding requests for legal assistance in pre-trial proceedings shall be the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office, and for the rest of the requests for legal assistance under sub-paragraph "b", the Ministry of Justice.

In accordance with Article 15, paragraph 9, of the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, as worded by Article 4 of the Second Additional Protocol, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that requests for legal assistance and any other communications under Article 15, paragraph 9, received by fax and e-mail shall be accepted and executed, provided that the requesting Party shall verify their authenticity, if requested.
Period covered: 01/09/2004 -
Articles concerned : 4

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 11 May 2004 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 18, paragraph 4 in connection with paragraphs 2 and 3, of the Second Additional Protocol, the Republic of Bulgaria defines the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office to be the competent authority entitled to govern, control and decide on controlled delivery.
Period covered: 01/09/2004 -
Articles concerned : 18

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 11 May 2004 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 19, paragraph 4 in connection with paragraph 2, of the Second Additional Protocol, the Republic of Bulgaria defines the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office to be the competent authority entitled to decide on the request of covert investigation.
Period covered: 01/09/2004 -
Articles concerned : 19

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification of the Second Additional Protocol to the Convention, deposited on 11 May 2004 – Or. Engl.

The Republic of Bulgaria declares that, for the purposes of the Convention, it defines to be judicial authorities the Courts, the public prosecutor's offices, the investigation authorities and the Ministry of Justice.
Period covered: 11/05/2004 -
Articles concerned : 6


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