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

Article number:4

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


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