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Please quote : JJ7090C Tr./182-36 Strasbourg, 9 July 2010
SECRETARIAT GENERAL
DIRECTORATE OF LEGAL ADVICE
AND PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW (JURISCONSULT)
LEGAL ADVICE DEPARTMENT AND TREATY OFFICE
Please quote : JJ7090C
Tr./182-36
Strasbourg, 9 July 2010
NOTIFICATION OF RATIFICATION
State :
United Kingdom.
Represented by :
Ms Eleanor FULLER, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the Council of Europe.
Instrument :
Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance
in Criminal Matters, opened for signature, in Strasbourg, on 8 November
2001 (ETS No. 182).
Date of entry into force
of the instrument :
1 February 2004.
Date of ratification :
30 June 2010.
Date of entry into force
in respect of
the United Kingdom :
1 October 2010.
Reservations :
Declarations :
ETS No. 182 Res./Decl. United Kingdom.
(See Annex)
Signatory States :
Armenia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,
Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden,
Ukraine.
Contracting States :
Albania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, "the former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia", United Kingdom, Israel.
Notification made in accordance with Article 35 of the Protocol.
Copy to all member States + Israel.
Council of Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex
Tel.: +33 (0)3 88 41 20 00
+33 (0)3 88 41 36 68/44 82
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 20 52
E-mail: [email protected]
http://conventions.coe.int
ETS/STE No. 182
SECOND ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL
TO THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS
opened for signature, in Strasbourg, on 8 November 2001
DEUXIÈME PROTOCOLE ADDITIONNEL
À LA CONVENTION EUROPÉENNE D'ENTRAIDE JUDICIAIRE EN MATIÈRE PÉNALE
ouvert à la signature, à Strasbourg, le 8 novembre 2001
_________________
Reservations and Declarations
Réserves et Déclarations
UNITED KINGDOM
Reservation and declarations
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 33, paragraph 2, of the Second Additional Protocol, the Government of the United
Kingdom declares that it does not accept Article 17 of the Second Additional Protocol (Cross-border
observations).
In accordance with Article 15, paragraph 6, of the Convention (as inserted by Article 4 of the Second Additional
Protocol) the Government of the United Kingdom declares that the competent authorities to which requests for
criminal records should be made are the ACPO Criminal Records Office (for requests from member States of
the European Union (EU) and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (for requests from non-EU States).
Contact details:
ACPO Criminal Records Office
st
1 Floor
10 Victoria Street
London
SW1H ONN
United Kingdom
Email: [email protected]
Serious Organised Crime Agency
PO Box 8000
London
SE11 5EN
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0)207 238 8112
Email: [email protected]
–2–
In accordance with Article 15, paragraph 8, of the Convention (as inserted by Article 4 of the Second Additional
Protocol), the Government of the United Kingdom declares that all incoming letters of request should be sent to
the relevant central authority set out below.
Contact details:
HM Revenue and Customs
Requests for assistance from England, Wales and Northern Ireland for some customs matters, including
indirect tax matters, alcohol and tobacco smuggling and excise fraud should be sent to HM Revenue and
Customs. Requests relating to the smuggling of prohibited and restricted items and matters related to direct tax
should be sent to the UKCA. Requests relating to Scotland should all be sent to the Crown Office.
HM Revenue and Customs
Law Enforcement & International Advisory Division
HM Revenue and Customs – Solicitor’s Office
Room 2/74
100 Parliament Street
London
SW1A 2BQ
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0)20 7147 0433
Email: [email protected]
UK Central Authority
Requests for assistance from England and Wales and Northern Ireland, other than requests which are the
responsibility of HM Revenue and Customs, should be sent to the UK Central Authority.
UK Central Authority
Judicial Co-operation Unit
Home Office
5th Floor Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0)207 035 6985 (urgent cases only). This must be followed by a written letter of request sent via
post.
Scotland
Requests for assistance only from Scotland should be sent to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
International Co-operation Unit
Crown Office
25 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1LA
United Kingdom
Fax: 44 (0)844 561 4002
Email: [email protected]
–3–
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.
In accordance with Article 24 of the Convention (as inserted by Article 6 of the Second Additional Protocol), the
Government of the United Kingdom declares the following to be judicial authorities:
-
Magistrates' Courts, Crown Courts and the High Court;
the Attorney General for England and Wales;
the Director of Public Prosecutions and any Crown Prosecutor;
the Director and any designated member of the Serious Fraud Office;
the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills in respect of his function of investigating and
prosecuting offences;
the Director of the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office and anyone within that Office authorised by
him;
District Courts, Sheriff Courts and the High Court of Justiciary;
the Lord Advocate;
any Procurator Fiscal;
the Attorney General for Northern Ireland;
the Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern Ireland;
The Commissioners of the Inland Revenue;
the Financial Services Authority.
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.
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.
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.
In accordance with Article 18, paragraph 4, of the Second Additional Protocol, the Government of the United
Kingdom declares that the competent authorities for the purposes of this Article (controlled deliveries) are those
required by Article 15, paragraph 8, of the Convention, and set out above.
In accordance with Article 19, paragraph 4, of the Second Additional Protocol, the Government of the United
Kingdom declares that the competent authorities for the purposes of paragraph 2 of Article 19 are those
required by Article 15, paragraph 8, of the Convention, and set out above.
–4–
ROYAUME-UNI
Réserve et déclarations
consignées dans une lettre du Ministre des Affaires étrangères du Royaume-Uni
déposée conjointement avec l'instrument de ratification, le 30 juin 2010 – Or.
angl.
Conformément à l'article 33, paragraphe 2, du Deuxième Protocole additionnel, le Gouvernement du
Royaume-Uni déclare qu'il n'accepte pas l'article 17 du Deuxième Protocole additionnel (observations
transfrontalières).
Conformément à l'article 15, paragraphe 6, de la Convention (tel qu'amendé par l'article 4 du Deuxième
Protocole additionnel), le Gouvernement du Royaume-Uni déclare que les autorités compétentes auxquelles
les demandes de casier judiciaire doivent être adressées sont l'ACPO Criminal Records Office (pour les
demandes des États membres de l'Union européenne (UE) et le Serious Organised Crime Agency (pour les
demandes des États non-membres de l'UE).
Coordonnées :
ACPO Criminal Records Office
1st Floor
10 Victoria Street
London
SW1H ONN
United Kingdom
Email: [email protected]
Serious Organised Crime Agency
PO Box 8000
London
SE11 5EN
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0)207 238 8112
Courriel: [email protected]
Conformément à l'article 15, paragraphe 8, de la Convention (tel qu'amendé par l'article 4 du Deuxième
Protocole additionnel), le Gouvernement du Royaume-Uni déclare que toute demande doit être envoyée à
l'autorité centrale compétente ci-dessous.
Coordonnées :
HM Revenue and Customs
Les demandes d'assistance de l'Angleterre, du Pays de Galles et de l’Irlande du Nord pour certaines questions
de douane, y compris les questions de fiscalité indirecte, de la contrebande de tabac et d’alcool, ainsi que de la
fraude fiscale, doivent être envoyées à HM Revenue and Customs. Toute demande relative à la contrebande
d'articles interdits et réglementés, ainsi que les questions liées aux impôts directs doivent être envoyées à
l'UKCA. Les demandes relatives à l'Ecosse doivent toutes être envoyées à l'Office de la Couronne (Crown
Office).
HM Revenue and Customs
Law Enforcement & International Advisory Division
HM Revenue and Customs – Solicitor’s Office
Room 2/74
100 Parliament Street
London
SW1A 2BQ
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0)20 7147 0433
Courriel: [email protected]
–5–
UK Central Authority
Toute demande d'assistance de l'Angleterre, du Pays de Galles et de l’Irlande du Nord, autres que les
demandes qui relèvent de la responsabilité du HM Revenue and Customs, doit être adressée à l'Autorité
centrale du Royaume-Uni (UK Central Authority).
UK Central Authority
Judicial Co-operation Unit
Home Office
th
5 Floor Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0)207 035 6985 (cas urgents uniquement). Ceci doit être suivi par une demande écrite envoyée par
courrier.
Ecosse
Toute demande d’assistance de l’Ecosse (uniquement) devrait être transmise au Crown Office and Procurator
Fiscal Service.
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
International Co-operation Unit
Crown Office
25 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1LA
United Kingdom
Fax: 44 (0)844 561 4002
Courriel: [email protected]
Conformément à l'article 15, paragraphe 9, de la Convention (tel qu'amendé par l'article 4 du Deuxième
Protocole additionnel), le Gouvernement du Royaume-Uni déclare que HM Revenue and Customs et le Crown
Office and Procurator Fiscal Service accepteront les demandes transmises par courriel ou par fax, et, pour les
cas urgents, le UK Central Authority acceptera la transmission des demandes par fax, à condition que la
demande soit ensuite transmise par courrier.
Conformément à l'article 24 de la Convention, le Gouvernement du Royaume-Uni considère les personnes ou
organes suivants comme des autorités judiciaires :
-
Magistrates' Courts, Crown Courts and the High Court;
the Attorney General for England and Wales;
the Director of Public Prosecutions and any Crown Prosecutor;
the Director and any designated member of the Serious Fraud Office;
the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills in respect of his function of investigating and
prosecuting offences;
the Director of the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office and anyone within that Office authorised by
him;
District Courts, Sheriff Courts and the High Court of Justiciary;
the Lord Advocate;
any Procurator Fiscal;
the Attorney General for Northern Ireland;
the Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern Ireland;
The Commissioners of the Inland Revenue;
the Financial Services Authority.
Conformément à l'article 9, paragraphe 9, du Deuxième Protocole additionnel, le Gouvernement du RoyaumeUni déclare qu'il ne permettra pas que la vidéoconférence soit utilisée lorsque le témoin en question est
l’accusé ou le suspect.
–6–
Conformément à l'article 11, paragraphe 4, du Deuxième Protocole additionnel, le Gouvernement du
Royaume-Uni déclare qu'il ne sera pas lié par les conditions imposées par l'autre Partie en vertu de l'article 11,
paragraphe 2, du Deuxième Protocole additionnel, à moins qu’il ne reçoive un avis préalable concernant la
nature des informations à être fournies et qu'il n’accepte sa transmission.
Conformément à l'article 13, paragraphe 7, du Deuxième Protocole additionnel, le Gouvernement du
Royaume-Uni déclare qu'il demandera toujours le consentement de la personne détenue avant tout transfert.
Conformément à l'article 18, paragraphe 4, du Deuxième Protocole additionnel, le Gouvernement du
Royaume-Uni déclare que les autorités compétentes aux fins du présent article (livraisons surveillées) sont
celles requises par l'article 15, paragraphe 8, de la Convention, et indiquées ci-dessus.
Conformément à l'article 19, paragraphe 4, du Deuxième Protocole additionnel, le Gouvernement du
Royaume-Uni déclare que les autorités compétentes aux fins du paragraphe 2 de l'article 19 sont celles
requises par l'article 15, paragraphe 8, de la Convention, et indiquées ci-dessus.