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

Nature of declaration : Declarations, Denunciations, Derogations
Status as of 22/08/2019

United Kingdom

Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom deposited jointly with the instrument of ratification, on 30 June 2010 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 15, paragraph 9, of the Convention (as inserted by Article 4 of the Second Additional Protocol), the Government of the United Kingdom declares that HM Revenue and Customs and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service will accept requests transmitted by email or fax; and the UK Central Authority will, in urgent cases, accept transmission of requests by fax provided that the request is subsequently sent via post.
Period covered: 01/10/2010 -
Articles concerned : 4

Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom deposited jointly with the instrument of ratification, on 30 June 2010 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 9, of the Second Additional Protocol, the Government of the United Kingdom declares that it will not allow video conferencing to be used where the witness in question is the accused peson or the suspect.

[Note by the Secretariat: See the United Kingdom’s Declaration dated 10 May 2019.]
Period covered: 01/10/2010 - 10/05/2019
Articles concerned : 9

Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom deposited jointly with the instrument of ratification, on 30 June 2010 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 11, paragraph 4, of the Second Additional Protocol, the Government of the United Kingdom declares that it will not be bound by the conditions imposed by the providing Party under Article 11, paragraph 2, of the Second Additional Protocol, unless it receives prior notice of the nature of the information to be provided and agrees to its transmission.
Period covered: 01/10/2010 -
Articles concerned : 11

Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom deposited jointly with the instrument of ratification, on 30 June 2010 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 13, paragraph 7, of the Second Additional Protocol, the Government of the United Kingdom declares that it will always require the consent of the detained person before any transfer may take place.
Period covered: 01/10/2010 -
Articles concerned : 13

Declaration contained in a letter from the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, dated 10 April 2019, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 May 2019 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 9, paragraph 9, of the Second Additional Protocol, the Government of the United Kingdom declares that it will not allow video conferencing to be used where the witness in question is the accused person or the suspect and the hearing is, or forms part of, the trial of that person.
Period covered: 10/05/2019 -
Articles concerned : 9


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