Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.215 - Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions

Declarations in force as of today
Status as of 24/06/2021

Azerbaijan

Declaration handed over to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe at the time of signature of the instrument, on 18 September 2014 – Or. Eng.

The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it is unable to guarantee the implementation of the provisions of the Convention in its territories occupied by the Republic of Armenia (the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan and its seven districts surrounding that region), until the liberation of these territories from the occupation and the complete elimination of the consequences of that occupation (the schematic map of the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan is enclosed).
Articles concerned : -


Greece

Declaration contained in a Note verbal from the Permanent Representation of Greece, dated 11 March 2020, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 16 June 2020 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 9, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Hellenic Republic declares that the competent authority under paragraph 1 of the same article is:

The Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGG),
Aharnon 17 & Plateia Mavrokordatou,
10438 Athens.
Greece.
Period covered: 01/10/2020 -
Articles concerned : 9

Reservation contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Greece, dated 11 March 2020, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 16 June 2020 – Or. Engl.

In conformity with Articles 37, paragraph 1, and 19, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Hellenic Republic declares that it reserves the right to apply the rules of jurisdiction laid down in Article 19, paragraph 1.d, of the Convention only with respect to offences committed abroad by one of its nationals, under the terms and conditions of Article 6 of the Greek Penal Code. In particular:

1. Greek penal laws shall apply to offences under Articles 15-17 of the Convention committed by a Greek national abroad if the said offences, with their particular features, are punishable also under the laws of the country where they were committed or if they were committed in a constitutionally unsettled country.

2. Prosecution for the same acts shall also be turned against an alien who was Greek at the time when the act was committed. It shall also be turned against a person who acquired the Greek nationality after the act was committed.

3. For offences under Articles 15-17 of the Convention, which, in accordance with the Greek penal laws, constitute misdemeanors, namely that are punishable by imprisonment of up to 5 years, by confinement in an establishment for the detention of adolescents, or solely by pecuniary penalty or by community service, even when prosecuted ex officio, the provisions of the previous paragraphs shall apply only when there is a complaint by the victim or a request by the Government of the country where the misdemeanor was conducted.
Period covered: 01/10/2020 -
Articles concerned : 37, 19


Italy

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Italy, dated 6 June 2018, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 11 June 2019 - Or. Engl.

Under the terms of Article 9 of the Convention, the Italian Republic declares that the Authority for regulation of sports betting is “AGENZIA DELLE DOGANE E DEI MONOPOLI”, Via Marco Carucci 71 – 00143 ROMA.
Period covered: 01/10/2019 -
Articles concerned : 9

Reservation contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Italy, dated 6 June 2018, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 11 June 2019 - Or. Engl.

In conformity with Articles 37, paragraph 1, and 19, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Italian Republic reserves the right not to apply Article 19, paragraph 1.d, of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/10/2019 -
Articles concerned : 37, 19


Poland

Reservation contained in the Full Powers of signature handed over at the time of signature of the instrument, on 7 July 2015 – Or. Eng.

On the basis of Article 19, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Poland declares that it shall not apply Article 19, paragraph 1.d of the Convention in full where it provides for the establishment of the jurisdiction of the republic of Poland over the offences committed by a person habitually residing in its territory.

Articles concerned : 19


Portugal

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 September 2015 - Or. Engl.

The Portuguese Republic declares that, with regards to the provisions contained in Article 19, paragraph 1.d, of the Convention, it reserves the right not to apply the provisions thereof established, considering that the Portuguese criminal law establishes more rigorous and encompassing jurisdiction rules than the ones established in the said provision of Article 19.
Period covered: 01/09/2019 -
Articles concerned : 37, 19


Switzerland

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 May 2019 - Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article 9, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the authority entrusted with the implementation of sports betting regulation and with the application of relevant measures to combat the manipulation of sports competitions in relation to sports betting is the Commission intercantonale des loteries et paris (Comlot), 3012 Berne.
Period covered: 01/09/2019 -
Articles concerned : 9

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 May 2019 - Or. Fr.

In conformity with Articles 37, paragraph 1, and 19, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Switzerland reserves the right not to apply Article 19, paragraph 1.d, of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/09/2019 -
Articles concerned : 37, 19

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 May 2019 - Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article 13, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the national platform addressing manipulation of sports competitions is the Commission intercantonale des loteries et paris (Comlot), 3012 Berne.
Period covered: 01/09/2019 -
Articles concerned : 13


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