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

Article number:4

Switzerland

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 October 2004 - Or. Fr.

Switzerland declares that the Federal Office of Justice of the Federal Department of Justice and Police in Bern is the central competent authority, under Article 4 (and 15 of the Convention), to address and to receive:

- requests for mutual assistance, except if the request is directly submitted to the competent authority of the requested State according to Article 4, paragraphs 1, 3 and 4;
- requests for temporary transfer of persons detained according to Article 4, paragraph 2;
- requests for extracts from judicial records according to Article 4, paragraph 5.

Whenever, in case of urgency, a request for mutual assistance is directly submitted to the competent authority of the requested State, a copy of the request and of the reply must be communicated to the Federal Office of Justice.

To contact the Federal Office of Justice and to determine the territorially competent Swiss judicial authority to which requests for mutual assistance can be addressed directly, the databank of Swiss Localities and Courts can be consulted on line at the following address: http://www.elorge.admin.ch
Period covered: 01/02/2005 -
Articles concerned : 4


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