CHAPTER XVIII
PENAL MATTERS
14United Nations Convention against CorruptionNew York, 31 October 200314 December 2005, in accordance with article 68(1).14 December 2005, No. 42146Signatories140Parties189United Nations, <i>Treaty Series</i>, vol. 2349, p. 41; <a href="/doc/source/docs/A_58_422-E.pdf" target="_blank">Doc. A/58/422</a>.The Convention was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 31 October 2003 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. It shall be open to all States for signature from 9 to 11 December 2003 in Merida, Mexico, and thereafter at United Nations Headquarters in New York until 9 December 2005, in accordance with article 67 (1) of the Convention. The Convention shall also be open for signature by regional economic integration organizations provided that at least one member State of such organization has signed this Convention in accordance with its article 67 (2).
ParticipantSignatureApproval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Succession(d), RatificationAfghanistan20 Feb 2004 25 Aug 2008 Albania18 Dec 2003 25 May 2006 Algeria 9 Dec 2003 25 Aug 2004 Angola10 Dec 2003 29 Aug 2006 Antigua and Barbuda21 Jun 2006 aArgentina10 Dec 2003 28 Aug 2006 Armenia19 May 2005 8 Mar 2007 Australia 9 Dec 2003 7 Dec 2005 Austria10 Dec 2003 11 Jan 2006 Azerbaijan27 Feb 2004 1 Nov 2005 Bahamas10 Jan 2008 aBahrain 8 Feb 2005 5 Oct 2010 Bangladesh27 Feb 2007 aBarbados10 Dec 2003 Belarus28 Apr 2004 17 Feb 2005 Belgium10 Dec 2003 25 Sep 2008 Belize12 Dec 2016 aBenin10 Dec 2003 14 Oct 2004 Bhutan15 Sep 2005 21 Sep 2016 Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 9 Dec 2003 5 Dec 2005 Bosnia and Herzegovina16 Sep 2005 26 Oct 2006 Botswana27 Jun 2011 aBrazil 9 Dec 2003 15 Jun 2005 Brunei Darussalam11 Dec 2003 2 Dec 2008 Bulgaria10 Dec 2003 20 Sep 2006 Burkina Faso10 Dec 2003 10 Oct 2006 Burundi10 Mar 2006 aCabo Verde 9 Dec 2003 23 Apr 2008 Cambodia 5 Sep 2007 aCameroon10 Dec 2003 6 Feb 2006 Canada21 May 2004 2 Oct 2007 Central African Republic11 Feb 2004 6 Oct 2006 Chad26 Jun 2018 aChile11 Dec 2003 13 Sep 2006 China<superscript>1</superscript>10 Dec 2003 13 Jan 2006 Colombia10 Dec 2003 27 Oct 2006 Comoros10 Dec 2003 11 Oct 2012 Congo13 Jul 2006 aCook Islands17 Oct 2011 aCosta Rica10 Dec 2003 21 Mar 2007 Côte d'Ivoire10 Dec 2003 25 Oct 2012 Croatia10 Dec 2003 24 Apr 2005 Cuba 9 Dec 2005 9 Feb 2007 Cyprus 9 Dec 2003 23 Feb 2009 Czech Republic22 Apr 2005 29 Nov 2013 Democratic Republic of the Congo23 Sep 2010 aDenmark<superscript>2</superscript>10 Dec 2003 26 Dec 2006 Djibouti17 Jun 2004 20 Apr 2005 Dominica28 May 2010 aDominican Republic10 Dec 2003 26 Oct 2006 Ecuador10 Dec 2003 15 Sep 2005 Egypt 9 Dec 2003 25 Feb 2005 El Salvador10 Dec 2003 1 Jul 2004 Equatorial Guinea30 May 2018 aEstonia12 Apr 2010 aEswatini15 Sep 2005 24 Sep 2012 Ethiopia10 Dec 2003 26 Nov 2007 European Union15 Sep 2005 12 Nov 2008 AAFiji14 May 2008 aFinland 9 Dec 2003 20 Jun 2006 AFrance 9 Dec 2003 11 Jul 2005 Gabon10 Dec 2003 1 Oct 2007 Gambia 8 Jul 2015 aGeorgia 4 Nov 2008 aGermany 9 Dec 2003 12 Nov 2014 Ghana 9 Dec 2004 27 Jun 2007 Greece10 Dec 2003 17 Sep 2008 Grenada 1 Apr 2015 aGuatemala 9 Dec 2003 3 Nov 2006 Guinea15 Jul 2005 29 May 2013 Guinea-Bissau10 Sep 2007 aGuyana16 Apr 2008 aHaiti10 Dec 2003 14 Sep 2009 Holy See19 Sep 2016 aHonduras17 May 2004 23 May 2005 Hungary10 Dec 2003 19 Apr 2005 Iceland 1 Mar 2011 aIndia 9 Dec 2005 9 May 2011 Indonesia18 Dec 2003 19 Sep 2006 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 9 Dec 2003 20 Apr 2009 Iraq17 Mar 2008 aIreland 9 Dec 2003 9 Nov 2011 Israel<superscript>3</superscript>29 Nov 2005 4 Feb 2009 Italy 9 Dec 2003 5 Oct 2009 Jamaica16 Sep 2005 5 Mar 2008 Japan 9 Dec 2003 11 Jul 2017 AJordan 9 Dec 2003 24 Feb 2005 Kazakhstan18 Jun 2008 aKenya<superscript>4</superscript> 9 Dec 2003 9 Dec 2003 Kiribati27 Sep 2013 aKuwait 9 Dec 2003 16 Feb 2007 Kyrgyzstan10 Dec 2003 16 Sep 2005 Lao People's Democratic Republic10 Dec 2003 25 Sep 2009 Latvia19 May 2005 4 Jan 2006 Lebanon22 Apr 2009 aLesotho16 Sep 2005 16 Sep 2005 Liberia16 Sep 2005 aLibya23 Dec 2003 7 Jun 2005 Liechtenstein10 Dec 2003 8 Jul 2010 Lithuania10 Dec 2003 21 Dec 2006 Luxembourg10 Dec 2003 6 Nov 2007 Madagascar10 Dec 2003 22 Sep 2004 Malawi21 Sep 2004 4 Dec 2007 Malaysia 9 Dec 2003 24 Sep 2008 Maldives22 Mar 2007 aMali 9 Dec 2003 18 Apr 2008 Malta12 May 2005 11 Apr 2008 Marshall Islands17 Nov 2011 aMauritania25 Oct 2006 aMauritius 9 Dec 2003 15 Dec 2004 Mexico 9 Dec 2003 20 Jul 2004 Micronesia (Federated States of)21 Mar 2012 aMongolia29 Apr 2005 11 Jan 2006 Montenegro<superscript>5</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dMorocco 9 Dec 2003 9 May 2007 Mozambique<superscript>6</superscript>25 May 2004 9 Apr 2008 Myanmar 2 Dec 2005 20 Dec 2012 Namibia 9 Dec 2003 3 Aug 2004 Nauru12 Jul 2012 aNepal10 Dec 2003 29 Mar 2011 Netherlands<superscript>7</superscript>10 Dec 2003 31 Oct 2006 ANew Zealand<superscript>8</superscript>10 Dec 2003 1 Dec 2015 Nicaragua10 Dec 2003 15 Feb 2006 Niger11 Aug 2008 aNigeria 9 Dec 2003 14 Dec 2004 Niue 3 Oct 2017 aNorth Macedonia18 Aug 2005 13 Apr 2007 Norway 9 Dec 2003 29 Jun 2006 Oman 9 Jan 2014 aPakistan 9 Dec 2003 31 Aug 2007 Palau24 Mar 2009 aPanama10 Dec 2003 23 Sep 2005 Papua New Guinea22 Dec 2004 16 Jul 2007 Paraguay 9 Dec 2003 1 Jun 2005 Peru10 Dec 2003 16 Nov 2004 Philippines 9 Dec 2003 8 Nov 2006 Poland10 Dec 2003 15 Sep 2006 Portugal11 Dec 2003 28 Sep 2007 Qatar 1 Dec 2005 30 Jan 2007 Republic of Korea10 Dec 2003 27 Mar 2008 Republic of Moldova28 Sep 2004 1 Oct 2007 Romania 9 Dec 2003 2 Nov 2004 Russian Federation 9 Dec 2003 9 May 2006 Rwanda30 Nov 2004 4 Oct 2006 Samoa16 Apr 2018 aSao Tome and Principe 8 Dec 2005 12 Apr 2006 Saudi Arabia 9 Jan 2004 29 Apr 2013 Senegal 9 Dec 2003 16 Nov 2005 Serbia11 Dec 2003 20 Dec 2005 Seychelles27 Feb 2004 16 Mar 2006 Sierra Leone 9 Dec 2003 30 Sep 2004 Singapore11 Nov 2005 6 Nov 2009 Slovakia 9 Dec 2003 1 Jun 2006 Slovenia 1 Apr 2008 aSolomon Islands 6 Jan 2012 aSomalia11 Aug 2021 aSouth Africa 9 Dec 2003 22 Nov 2004 South Sudan23 Jan 2015 aSpain16 Sep 2005 19 Jun 2006 Sri Lanka15 Mar 2004 31 Mar 2004 St. Lucia18 Nov 2011 aState of Palestine 2 Apr 2014 aSudan14 Jan 2005 5 Sep 2014 Suriname18 Nov 2021 aSweden 9 Dec 2003 25 Sep 2007 Switzerland10 Dec 2003 24 Sep 2009 Syrian Arab Republic 9 Dec 2003 Tajikistan25 Sep 2006 aThailand 9 Dec 2003 1 Mar 2011 Timor-Leste10 Dec 2003 27 Mar 2009 Togo10 Dec 2003 6 Jul 2005 Tonga 6 Feb 2020 aTrinidad and Tobago11 Dec 2003 31 May 2006 Tunisia30 Mar 2004 23 Sep 2008 Turkey10 Dec 2003 9 Nov 2006 Turkmenistan28 Mar 2005 aTuvalu 4 Sep 2015 aUganda 9 Dec 2003 9 Sep 2004 Ukraine<superscript>9</superscript>11 Dec 2003 2 Dec 2009 United Arab Emirates10 Aug 2005 22 Feb 2006 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>10,11</superscript> 9 Dec 2003 9 Feb 2006 United Republic of Tanzania 9 Dec 2003 25 May 2005 United States of America 9 Dec 2003 30 Oct 2006 Uruguay 9 Dec 2003 10 Jan 2007 Uzbekistan29 Jul 2008 aVanuatu12 Jul 2011 aVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)10 Dec 2003 2 Feb 2009 Viet Nam10 Dec 2003 19 Aug 2009 Yemen11 Dec 2003 7 Nov 2005 Zambia11 Dec 2003 7 Dec 2007 Zimbabwe20 Feb 2004 8 Mar 2007
Declarations and Reservations(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were madeupon ratification,acceptance, approval or accession.)Algeria<superscript>3</superscript>Reservation and declaration:Reservation:The Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 66, paragraph 2 of this Convention, which provides that any dispute between two or more States Parties concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention that cannot be settled through negotiation shall, at the request of one of those States Parties, be submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice.The Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria considers that no dispute of such nature may be submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice without the consent of all the parties to the dispute.Declaration:The ratification of this Convention by the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria does not in any way signify recognition of Israel.The present ratification may not be interpreted as leading to the establishment of relations of any kind with Israel.AzerbaijanDeclarations:"The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it will be unable to guarantee compliance with the provisions of this Convention in its territories occupied by the Republic of Armenia until these territories are liberated from that occupation.The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that none of the rights, obligations and provisions set out in the Convention shall be applied by the Republic of Azerbaijan in respect of the Republic of Armenia.Reservation:In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 66 of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 of Article 66."BahamasReservation:“Pursuant to Article 66, paragraph 3 of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 66, paragraph 2 of the Convention. The Government of the Bahamas asserts that the consent of all parties to such a dispute is necessary, in each individual case, before the dispute is submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice.”BahrainReservation:"The Kingdom of Bahrain does not consider itself bound by article 66, pararaph 2 of the Convention."BangladeshReservation:"Pursuant to Article 66, paragraph 3 of the Convention, People's Republic of Bangladesh does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 66, paragraph 2 of the Convention."BelgiumReservation:The Belgian Government entered the following reservation concerning the implementation of article 29 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, done in New York on 31 October 2003 at the time of the deposit of its instrument of ratification, thetext of which reads as follows:“In accordance with articles 21 and 22 of the preliminary part of the Belgian Code of Criminal Procedure, the fact that an alleged perpetrator of an offence established in accordance with this Convention has evaded the administration of justice shall not extend orsuspend the statute of limitations period in which to commence proceedings.”BelizeReservation:“Pursuant to paragraph 3 of article 66 of the Convention, the Government of Belize declares it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph 2 of article 66 of the Convention. The Government of Belize asserts that the consent of all parties to such a dispute as is referred to in paragraph 2 is necessary, in each individual case, before the dispute is submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice.”Brunei DarussalamReservation:« Brunei Darussalam does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 66 and therefore take the position that disputes relating to the interpretation or application of the Convention which cannot be settled through the channel provided for in paragraph 2 of the said Article may be referred to the International Court of Justice only with the consent of the parties to the dispute.”CanadaDeclarations:<i>"1. Article 14 (1) (b): </i>Article 14 (1) (b) provides that the obligation of a State Party to exchange financial intelligence shall be ‘within the conditions prescribed by its domestic law.' Given that Canadian law only permits the exchange of information between Financial Intelligence Units through bilateral agreements or arrangements, Canada will provide for exchange of the information referred to in this article only pursuant to such a bilateral agreement or arrangement.<i>2. Article 17: </i>It is the understanding of the Government of Canada that in relation to Article 17 the word ‘diversion' means embezzlement and misappropriation, which constitute the criminal offences of theft and fraud under current Canadian law.<i>3. Article 20: </i>Article 20 provides that the obligation of a State Party to criminalize illicit enrichment shall be ‘subject to its constitution and the fundamental principles of its legal system.' An offence of illicit enrichment is incompatible with the Constitution of Canada, more specifically with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the fundamental principles of the Canadian legal system. Canada will therefor not create the offence of illicit enrichment.<i>4. Article 42 (2): </i>Article 42 (2) provides that a State Party ‘may' establish jurisdiction based on nationality. Given that Canada has effective and broad territorial jurisdiction over corruption offences, Canada does not intend to extend its jurisdiction in the case of an offence committed by a Canadian national beyond that existing territorial basis of jurisdiction.<i>5. Article 52: </i>Canada already imposes strict requirements on financial institutions within its jurisdiction to closely scrutinize foreign persons with prominent public functions and theirfamily members and close associates. It is the understanding of the Government of Canada that these current requirements satisfy Article 52, particularly in light of the negotiations of the State Paich led to the creation and inclusion of Article 52 in the Convention. Canada is in the process of undergoing consultations with a view to implementing legislative changes that would broaden this existing due diligence beyond the obligations contained in the Convention and expand the category of persons covered and the financial institutions in whom they apply. Canada will inform the Depository of the outcome of these discussions.<i>6. Article 54: </i>Canada will provide international assistance for the freezing, seizure and forfeiture of proceeds of crime and offence-related property only when the request is accompanied by an order from a court of criminal jurisdiction in the requesting country. In the case where international assistance is required for the forfeiture of this property, Canada will provide assistance only when the request is accompanied by a final order from such a court."ChinaReservation:.....the People's Republic of China shall not be bound by paragraph 2 of Article 66 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.ColombiaReservation:In accordance with article 66, paragraph 3, of the Convention, Colombia declares that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 of that article.CubaReservation:The Republic of Cuba declares that, pursuant to article 66, paragraph 3, of the Convention, it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph 2 of this article, which deals with the settlement of disputes arising between States parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention and referral of such disputes to the International Court of Justice, because it believes that such disputes should be resolved through amicable negotiations between the States parties.El SalvadorDeclaration and notifications:(a) With respect to the provisions of article 44, the Republic of El Salvador does not regard the above-mentioned Convention as the legal basis for cooperation in connection with extradition;(b) With respect to article 46, paragraphs 13 and 14, the Republic of El Salvador states that the central authority as regards El Salvador is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and that the acceptable language is Spanish.Declaration:(c) With respect to article 66, the Government of the Republic of El Salvador states that, by virtue of the provisions of paragraph 3 of that article, it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph 2 as it does not recognize the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice. The foregoing applies exclusively to the context of the process for the settlement of disputes set forth in the said article.Ethiopia<superscript>12</superscript><date> </date> European UnionDeclarations:“Declaration concerning the competence of the European Community with regard to matters governed by the United Nations Convention against CorruptionArticle 67, paragraph 3, of the United Nations Convention against Corruption provides that the instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of a regional economic integration organisation shall contain a declaration on the extent of its competence.1. The Community notes that, for the purposes of the Convention, the term ‘States Parties’ applies to regional economic integration organisations within the limits of their competence. To the extent that provisions of Community law are affected by the provisions of the Convention, the European Community has an exclusive competence to accept such obligations with respect to its own public administration. In this regard, the Community declares that it has power under the Treaty establishing the European Community to deal with the following issues:- developing, implementing and maintening preventive anti-corruption policies and practices,- establishing a preventive anti-corruption body or bodies (including the European Anti-Fraud Office) and providing the means for the public to inform such body or bodies of incidents which may constitute corruption,- regulating the recruitment, conditions of service, remuneration, training, etc. of non-elected officials under the Staff Regulations and the implementing rules to those Regulations,- promoting transparency and avoiding conflicts of interest in the design of the European Community’s systems which regulate the performance of the duties of public officials,- developing and implementing codes of conduct,- ensuring appropriate standards in relation to public procurement and the managementof public finances,- enhancing the transparency of the European Community’s organisation, functioning and decisionmaking processes,- with due regard to the independence of judicial bodies of the European Communities, developing, implementing and maintening measures to strengthen the integrity of those bodies and to prevent opportunities for corruption.2. The Community also points out that it has competence with regard to the proper functioning of the internal market, comprising an area without internal frontiers in which the free movement of goods, capital and services is ensured in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty establishing the European Community. For this purpose, the Community has adopted measures to:- ensure transparency and the equal access of all candidates for public contracts and markets of Community relevance, thereby contributing to preventing corruption,- ensure appropriate standards on accounting and auditing of Community relevance,- prevent money laundering; such measures do not, however, include those concerning cooperation among judicial and law enforcement authorities.Where it has adopted measures, it is for the Community alone to enter into external undertakings with third States or competent international organisations which affect those measures or alter their scope.3. Community policy in the sphere of development cooperation as well as cooperation with other third countries complements policies pursued by Member States to support partner countries in the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption and includes provisions to combat corruption.4. The scope and exercise of Community competence are, by their nature, subject to continuous development and the Community will complete or amend thisdeclaration, if necessary, in accordance with Article 67 (3) of the Convention.5. The United Nations Convention against Corruption shall apply, with regard to the competence of the Community, to the territories in which the Treaty establishing the European Community is applied and under the conditions laid down in that Treaty, in particular Article 299 thereof.Pursuant to Article 299 of that Treaty, this declaration is not applicable to the territories of the Member States in which the said Treaty does not apply and is without prejudice to such acts or positions as may be adopted under the Convention by the Member States concerned on behalf of, and in the interests of, those territories.""With respect to Article 66, paragraph 2, the Community points out that, according to Article 34, paragraph 1, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, only States may be parties before that Court. Therefore, under Article 66, paragraph 2, of the Convention, in disputes involving the Community, only dispute settlement by way of arbitration will be available."GeorgiaReservation:“In accordance with article 66, paragraph 3, Georgia excludes the arbitration proceedings provided for in article 66, paragraph 2.”GrenadaReservation:“ … Pursuant to Article 66, paragraph 3 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Government of Grenada declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 66, paragraph 2 of the Convention. The Government of Grenada asserts that the consent of all parties to such a dispute is necessary, in each individual case, before the dispute is submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice.”Holy SeeReservations and declarations: "By acceding to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Holy See, acting also in the name and on behalf of Vatican City State, intends to contribute and to give its moral support to the global prevention, repression and prosecution of such crime.In conformity with its own nature, its Universal Mission, and the particular character of Vatican City State, the Holy See upholds the values of brotherhood, justice and peace between persons and peoples, whose protection and strengthening require the primacy of the rule of law and respect for human rights, and it reaffirms that instruments of criminal and judicial cooperation constitute effective safeguards in the face of criminal activities that jeopardize human dignity and peace.Reservations: With regard to article 63.7, the Holy See, acting also in the name and on behalf of Vatican City State, specifically reserves the right to consent in each particular case, and on an ad hoc basis, to be subject to any mechanism or body to review the implementation of the Convention which has been established, or which may be established in the future, by the Conference of State Parties.Pursuant to article 66.3 of the Convention, the Holy See, acting also in the name and on behalf of Vatican City State, declares that it does not consider itself bound by article 66.2 of the Convention. The Holy See, acting also in the name and on behalf of Vatican City State, specifically reserves the right to agree in a particular case, on an ad hoc basis, to any convenient means to settle any dispute arising out of this Convention.Declarations: […]With regard to articles 43 to 48 of the Convention, the Holy See, acting also in the nameand on behalf of Vatican City State, declares that, in light of its legal doctrine and the sources of its law (Vatican City State Law LXXI, 1 October 2008), nothing in the Convention shall be interpreted as imposing an obligation to extradite or to provide mutual legal assistance if there are substantial grounds for believing that the request is made for the purpose of prosecuting or punishing a person on account of that person’s race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin or political opinion; that compliance with the request would cause prejudice to that person’s position for any of these reasons; or that the person would be subject to the death penalty or to torture.In light of its own nature and its legal order (article 207 of the Vatican Criminal Code, amended by article 21 of Law N. IX on Amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure, of 11 July 2013, and Motu Proprio on the Jurisdiction of Judicial Authorities of Vatican City State in Criminal Matters, of 11 July 2013), the Holy See declares that the following persons are deemed “public officials” for the purposes of Vatican criminal law:a) any person holding a legislative, administrative or judicial office in the Vatican City State, whether appointed or elected, permanent or temporary, paid or unpaid, irrespective of that person’s seniority;b) any person who performs a public function in the Vatican City State, even for a public agency or public enterprise, or who provides a public service;c) members, officials and personnel of the various organs of the Roman Curia and of the Institutions connected to it;d) papal legates and diplomatic personnel of the Holy See;e) those persons who serve as representatives, managers or directors, as well as persons who even de factomanage or exercise control overthe entities directly dependent on the Holy See and listed in the registry of canonical juridical persons kept by the Governorate of Vatican City State;f) any other person holding an administrative or judicial mandate in the Holy See, permanent or temporary, paid or unpaid, irrespective of that person’s seniority."IndiaReservation:"The Government of the Republic of India does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 of Article 66 of the Convention."IndonesiaReservation:"The Government of the Republic of Indonesia does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 66, paragraph 2 and takes the position that disputes relating to the interpretation or application of the Convention which can not be settled through the channel provided for in paragraph 2 of the said article may be referred to the International Court of Justice only with consent of the parties to the disputes."Iran (Islamic Republic of)Reservation made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification:"Pursuant to article 66, paragraph 3 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 66, paragraph 2 of the Convention. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran affirms that the consent of all parties to such a dispute is necessary, in each individual case, for the submission of the dispute to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran can, if it deems appropriate, for the settlement of such a dispute, agree with the submission of the dispute to arbitration in accordance with its Constitution and related domestic law.The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran reserves its right to declare further reservation(s), at it deems appropriate, at the time of the deposit of the instrument of ratification of the Convention."<i>Interpretative declaration made upon ratification:</i>“The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran regards the ‘laundering of proceeds of crime’ in Article 23 of the Convention as relating exclusively to the offences stipulated in the Convention.”IsraelReservation made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification:"Pursuant to article 66, paragraph 3 of the Convention, the Government of the State of Israel declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 66, paragraph 2 of the Convention."KazakhstanReservation:In accordance with article 66, paragraph 3 of the Convention, the Republic of Kazakhstan does not consider itself bound by article 66, paragraph 2 of the Convention.KuwaitReservation:... subject to a reservation concerning the mandatory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in cases of arbitration or the referral of disputes stipulated in article 66, paragraph 2.Lao People's Democratic RepublicReservation:“In accordance with paragraph 3, Article 66 of the Convention against Corruption, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic declares that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2, Article 66 of the present Convention. The Lao People’s Democratic Republic declares further that to refer a dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the present Convention to International Arbitration or to refer it to the International Court of Justice for decision requires the consent of all parties thereto.”MalaysiaReservations:“(a) Pursuant to Article 66, paragraph 3 of the Convention, the Government of Malaysia declares that it does not consider itself bound by Article 66, paragraph 2 of the Convention; and(b) The Government of Malaysia reserves the right specifically to agree in a particular case to follow the arbitration procedure set forth in Article 66, paragraph 2 of the Convention or any other procedure for arbitration.”MaltaReservation:"Pursuant to Article 66, the Government of Malta declares that it shall not be bound by the provisions of paragraph 2 of article 66 of this Convention."Mozambique<right>4 November 2008</right>Reservation:“The Republic of Mozambique does not consider itself bound by the provision of Article 66, paragraph 2 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which provides that any dispute between two or more States Parties concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention that cannot be settled through negotiation shall, at the request of one of those States Parties, be submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice.The Republic of Mozambique considers that no dispute of such nature may be submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice without the consent of all parties to the dispute.”MyanmarUpon signature:<i>Reservation:</i>"With regard to any dispute between two or more States Parties concerning the interpretation or application of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Union of Myanmar does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 of article 66 of the Convention."NepalReservation:“The Government of Nepal does not consider itself bound by the provision of Article 66 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption under which any dispute between two or more States Parties concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention, at the request of one of those States to the dispute shall be submitted to arbitration, or any of those States Parties may refer the dispute in question to the International Court of Justice.”OmanWith a reservation to article 66 (2) made in accordance with article 66 (3).PakistanReservation:“The Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan declares that, pursuant to Article 66, Paragraph 3 of the Convention, it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph 2 of this Article."PanamaDeclaration :... the Republic of Panama does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 of [article 66] which reads as follows:"2. Any dispute between two or more States Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention that cannot be settled through negotiation within a reasonable time shall, at the request of one of those States Parties, be submitted to arbitration. If, six months after the date of the request for arbitration, those States Parties are unable to agree on the organization of the arbitration, any one of those States Parties may refer the dispute to the International Court of Justice by request in accordance with the Statute of the Court."ParaguayReservation:The Republic of Paraguay makes the following reservation in relation to the term "offence" as defined in the United Nations Convention against Corruption:For the application of the Convention, the meaning of the term "offence" shall be understood to be "punishable act", in accordance with current domestic legislation.QatarReservation made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification:... with reservation on the provisions of paragraph 2 of article 66 of the Convention, concerning arbitration and referring the dispute to the International Court of Justice, under the name of the State of Qatar.Russian FederationDeclarations:1) The Russian Federation possesses jurisdiction over the acts recognized as criminal pursuant to article 15; article 16, paragraph 1; articles 17 to 19, 21 and 22; article 23, paragraph 1; and articles 24, 25 and 27 of the Convention in the cases covered by article 42, paragraphs 1 and 3 of the Convention;...3) The Russian Federation believes that article 44, paragraph 15 of the Convention must be interpreted in such a way as to make accountability for offences falling within the purview of this Convention inescapable, without prejudice to the effectiveness of international cooperation on extradition and legal assistance; ...4) The Russian Federation declares, on the basis of article 46, paragraph 7, of the Convention, that it will apply article 46, paragraphs 9 to 29, of the Convention in lieu of the corresponding provisions of treaties of mutual legal assistance concluded between the Russian Federation and other States Parties to the Convention, on a foundation of reciprocity, if, in the view of the central authority of the Russian Federation, to do so would facilitate cooperation;...7) The Russian Federation declares, in accordance with article 48, paragraph 2, of the Convention, that it will consider the Convention to be the basis for mutual cooperation between law enforcement agencies in respect of the offences covered by the Convention, provided that such cooperation does not involve investigations or other procedural activities in the territory of the Russian Federation;8) The Russian Federation declares, in accordance with article 55, paragraph 6, of the Convention, that it will consider the Convention to be a necessary and sufficient treaty basis for taking the measures referred to in article 55, paragraphs 1 and 2, of the Convention, on a foundation of reciprocity.Saudi ArabiaReservations:“1. The Kingdom does not consider this Convention to be the legal basis for the matter of extradition with other State Parties to this [C]onvention, provided for in paragraph (5) of Article (44).2. The Kingdom does not consider itself bound by paragraph (2) of Article (66) of the Convention, in accordance with paragraph (3) of the same Article.”SingaporeReservation:“Pursuant to Article 66, paragraph 3 of the above mentioned Convention, the Government of the Republic of Singapore does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 66, paragraph 2 of the said Convention.”South AfricaReservation:"... pending a decision by the Government of the Republic of South Africa on the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, the Government of the Republic does not consider itself bound by the terms of Article 66 (2) of the Convention which provides for the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in differences arising out of the interpretation or application of the Convention. The Republic will adhere to the position that, for the submission of a particular dispute for settlement by the International Court, the consent of all the parties to the dispute is required in every individual case."SpainDeclaration made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification:The Kingdom of Spain declares that the expression "special territory" used in article 46, paragraph 13, refers to entities included within the territorial organization of States Parties, but not to dependent territories for whose international relations those States are responsible.St. Lucia“In accordance with Article 66, paragraph 3 of the Convention, the Government of Saint Lucia declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 66, paragraph 2 of the Convention.”ThailandReservation :“…, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 66 of the Convention, the Kingdom of Thailand does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 of the same Article.”TunisiaUpon signature:<i>Reservation:</i>The Republic of Tunisia declares that, in signing the United Nations Convention against Corruption, adopted in New York on 31 October 2003, it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 66, paragraph 2, of the Convention and affirms that differences as to the interpretation or application of the said Convention may be submitted to the International Court of Justice only with the prior consent of all the parties concerned.United Arab EmiratesReservation:... subject to a reservation to article 66, paragraph 2, of the Convention regarding arbitration, which it does not consider itself bound by.United States of AmericaReservations and declarations:<left>"Reservations</left>(1) The United States of America reserves the right to assume obligations under the Convention in a manner consistent with its fundamental principles of federalism, pursuant to which both federal and state criminal laws must be considered in relation to the conduct addressed in the Convention. U.S. federal criminal law, which regulates conduct based on its effect on interstate or foreign commerce, or another federal interest, serves as an important component of the legal regime within the United States for combating corruption and is broadly effective for this purpose. Federal criminal law does not apply where such criminal conduct does not so involve interstate or foreign commerce, or another federal interest. There are conceivable situations involving offenses of a purely local character where U.S. federal and state criminal law may not be entirely adequate to satisfy an obligation under the Convention. Similarly, in the U.S. system, the states are responsible for preventive measures governing their own officials. While the states generally regulate their own affairs in a manner consistent with the obligations set forth in the chapter on preventive measures in the Convention, in some cases they may do so in a different manner. Accordingly, there may be situations where state and federal law will not be entirely adequate to satisfy an obligation in Chapters II and III of the Convention. The United States of America therefore reserves to the obligations set forth in the Convention to the extent they (1) address conduct that would fall within this narrow category of highly localized activity or (2) involve preventive measures not covered by federal law governing state and local officials.This reservation does not affect in any respect the ability of the United States to provide international cooperation to other States Parties in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.(2) The United States of America reserves the right not to apply in part the obligation set forth in Article 42, paragraph 1 (b) with respect to the offenses established in accordance with the Convention. The United States does not provide for plenary jurisdiction over offenses that are committed on board ships flying its flag or aircraft registered under its laws. However, in many circumstances, U.S. law provides for jurisdiction over such offenses committed on board U.S. - flagged ships or aircraft registered under U.S. law. Accordingly, the United States shall implement paragraph 1 (b) to the extent provided for under its federal law.<left>Declarations</left>(1) In accordance with Article 66, paragraph 3, the United States of America declares that it does not consider itself bound by the obligations set forth in Article 66, paragraph 2.(2) The United States declares that the provisions of the Convention (with the exception of Articles 44 and 46) are non-self-executing. None of the provisions of the Convention creates a private right of action.UzbekistanDeclaration:“… to paragraphs 1 and 3 of Article 42 of the Convention: The Republic of Uzbekistan declares that in accordance with the national legislation, offenses described in articles 15-19, 21, 22, paragraph 1 of the article 23, articles 24, 25, 27 are criminal offenses and on them the jurisdiction of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall be applied …”Reservation:“… to Article 66 of the Convention: In accordance with paragraph 3 of the article 66 of the Convention the Republic of Uzbekistan declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph 2 of article 66 of the Convention.”Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Upon Ratification<i>Reservation:</i>The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in accordance with article 66, paragraph 3, of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, hereby makes an express reservation concerning the provisions of paragraph 2 of that article. Consequently, it does not consider itself obliged to resort to arbitration as a means of dispute settlement, nor does it recognize the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.”<i>Declaration:</i>The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela also declares that:Concerning the provisions of article 44, paragraph 11, the extradition of nationals is expressly prohibited under Venezuelan law. In that regard, Venezuela undertakes, at the request of the State party seeking extradition, to submit the case without undue delay to its competent authorities for the purpose of prosecution.Viet NamReservation made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification:"The Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 66, paragraph 2, of this Convention."Declarations:“1. Pursuant to principles of the Vietnamese law, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions with regard to the criminalization of illicit enrichment set forth in Article 20 and the criminal liability of legal persons set forth in Article 26 of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.2. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam declares that the provisions of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption are non-self-executing; the implementation of provisions set forth in the Convention shall be in accordance with Constitutional principles and substantive law of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, on the basis of bilateral or multilateral cooperative agreements with other States Parties and the principle of reciprocity.”YemenReservation:.....subject to our reservation concerning article 44 and article 66, paragraph 2, of the Convention.Objections (Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification,acceptance, approval or accession.) Netherlands<right>6 December 2007</right>Ojection to the reservations made by the United States of America upon ratification:“The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has carefully examined the reservations made by the United States of America to the United Nations Convention against Corruption.The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands considers that reservations which consist of a reference to the federal structure of a State or to its national legislation leave it uncertain to which extent that State accepts to be bound by the obligations under the treaty. It is in the common interest of States that treaties which they decide to ratify or accede to be fully complied with by all parties and that States be prepared to adapt their national legislation to their obligations under such treaties. Reservations such as the ones made by the United States, which declare that obligations under the Convention will be assumed to the extent consistent with its fundamental principles of federalism or national law, undermine the basis of the international law of treaties. The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands therefore objects to these reservations.It is the understanding of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that the reservations of the United States of America do not exclude or modify the legal effect of provisions of the Convention in their application to the United States.This objection does not constitute an obstacle to the entry into force of the Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United States.”<right>17 April 2018</right>With regard to the late reservation made by Bhutan:“The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has carefully examined the reservation made by the Government of the Kingdom of Bhutan with respect to article 66, paragraph 2, of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, as communicated by the Secretary-General via deposit[a]ry notification C.N.249.2017.TREATIES-XVIII.14 of 25 April 2017.In accordance with article 66, paragraph 3, of the Convention, each State Party may, at the time of signature, ratification, acceptance or approval of or accession to this Convention, declare that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 of this article. The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands recalls that the Government of the Kingdom of Bhutan deposited its instrument of ratification on 21 September 2016. Since the abovementioned reservation was deposited on 25 April 2017, it was deposited too late by the Government of the Kingdom of Bhutan.The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands objects to this late reservation by the Government of the Kingdom of Bhutan and considers it devoid of any legal effect. This objection shall not preclude the continued application of the Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Bhutan.”Notifications made under article 6 (3), 44 (6)(a) and 46 (13) and (14)* <b><p align="left">*Please note that the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has taken responsibility as of 2016 for receiving and disseminating notifications made by States Parties under articles 6 (3), 44 (6)(a) and 46 (13) and (14) of the Convention. Current notifications can be accessed via the following web page: <a href="https://www.unodc.org/compauth_uncac/en/index.html" target="_blank">https://www.unodc.org/compauth_uncac/en/index.html</a></p>Future notifications should be forwarded to: Corruption and Economic Crime Branch Division for Treaty Affairs United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime PO Box 500 A-1400 Vienna Austria Email: uncac@un.org</b>Albania"Pursuant to article 6, paragraph 3, of the above mentioned Convention, the Department of the Internal Audit and Anti-Corruption is the competent authority of the Government of the Republic of Albania.Address: Department of the Internal Auditand Anti-CorruptionCouncil of MinistersBlv. "Deshmoret e Kombit"Tirana, AlbaniaPursuant to Article 44, paragraph 6, subparagraph a, the Republic of Albania regards this Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other state parties to this Convention.Pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, the central authorities that shall have the responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution, are:1. The General Prosecutor Office, which shall have the responsibility for criminal investigations and proceedings,Address: Office of the General AttorneyRr. Qemal Stafa, Nr. 1Tirana, Albania2. The Ministry of Justice, which shall have the responsibility for the requests during the trial process and the execution of verdicts, as well as the requests for extradition and transfer of the convicted persons.Address: Ministry of JusticeBlv: "Zogu I"Tirana, AlbaniaPursuant to article 46, paragraph 14 of the Convention, the Albanian language is the acceptable language for the Republic of Albania, and if it is not possible, a certified translation in the Albanian language will be the acceptable one."Algeria<right>12 March 2008</right>... Article 46, paragraphs 13 and 14, the Algerian Party designates:– The Ministry of Justice (Department of Penal Affairs and Clemency Proceedings) as the central authority that shall have the power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance;– Arabic as the acceptable language in which requests for mutual legal assistance shall be made. However, such requests may be accompanied by a certified translation in the French language.Angola<right>8 September 2011</right>Notification under article 46 (13):Mr. Alberto Ramos da CruzLegal Adviser to the Ministry of JusticeDepartment of Legal AffairsMinistry of JusticeRua 17 de Setembro, Cidade Alta, LuandaTel: 00244-222-339914Fax: 00244-222-330327e-mail:ramos_cruz@yahoo.com.brArgentina<right>17 July 2007</right>The following central authority is designated by Argentina in accordance with article 46 (13) of the Convention: International Legal Assistance DirectorateDirectorate General for Legal AffairsMinistry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and WorshipEsmeralda 1212, Piso 4˚ (C.P. 1007)Ciudad de Buenos Aires, República ArgentinaTel./Fax: (54-11) 4819-7170/7172/7231e-mail: diaju@mrecic.gov.arAustria<superscript>13</superscript><right>30 August 2010</right>Notification under article 46 (13):“… the central authority in accordance with Article 46 para.13 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption are the following:BAK – FEDERAL Bureau of Anti-CorruptionFederal Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of AustriaHerrengasse 7, POB 100A-1014 Vienna, AustriaTel: +43-(0)-1-531 26-5708Fax: +43-(0)-1-531 26-10 85 83BMI-IV-BAK-SPOC@bak.gv.atwww.bak.gv.atBMJ – Federal Ministry of Justice of the Republic of AustriaMuseumstraβe 7A-1070 Vienna, AustriaTel: +43-(0)-1-521 52-0www.bmj.gv.at ”AzerbaijanIn accordance with sub paragraph "a" of paragraph 6 of Article 44 of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it will use the Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to the Convention.In accordance with paragraph 13 of Article 46 of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it designates the Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan as the central authority responsible for receiving requests or for implementation of mutual legal assistance.Address: Nigar Rafibeyli st, 7, AZ1001, Baky, Azerbaijan.In accordance with paragraph 14 of Article 46 of the Convention, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that the requests and supporting documents on legal assistance should be submitted in Russian or English as the UN official languages and should be accompanied by a translation in Azerbaijani language.Bangladesh<right>31 October 2007</right>“Article 6 (3):The contact details of the authorities that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption are as follows:SecretaryMinistry of Foreign AffairsGovernment of the People's Republic of BangladeshSegunbagicha, Dhaka-1000, BangladeshSecretaryMinistry of Home AffairsGovernment of the People's Republic of BangladeshBangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka-1000, BangladeshSecretaryMinistry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary of BangladeshGovernment of the People's Republic of BangladeshBangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka-1000, BangladeshSecretaryAnti Corruption Commission (ACC)Segunbagicha, Dhaka-1000, BangladeshArticle 46 (13): The contact details of the central authority designated to receive requests for mutual legal assistance are:SecretaryMinistry of Home AffairsGovernment of the People's Republic of BangladeshBangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka-1000, BangladeshArticle 46 (14):The acceptable language for requests for mutual legal assistance is English.<right>10 March 2008</right>Notification under article 46(13):“Attorney GeneralAttorney General’s OfficeBangladesh Supreme Court Building (New Building, 8th floor)Dhaka, Bangladesh”<right>28 April 2008</right>Notification under article 6(3):“… in addition to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and the Anti-Corruption Commission, the Attorney General’s Office has also been designated by the Government of Bangladesh as the “authority” that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption pursuant to article 6 (3) of the ‘United Nations Convention against Corruption’.The particulars of the Attorney General’s Office are as follows:Attorney GeneralAttorney General’s OfficeBangladesh Supreme Court Building (New Building, 8th floor)Bangladesh”Belarus"... Pursuant to the Article 44, paragraph 6 of the Convention, the Republic of Belarus regards the Convention as a legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to the Convention".Belgium<i>Article 6, paragraph 3: prevention</i>Service Public Fédéral Budget et Contrôle de la gestion (Federal PublicService of Budget and Management Control)Bureau d’éthique et de déontologie administratives (Office ofAdministrative Ethics and Professional Conduct)Politique d’intégrité (Integrity Policy)Rue Royale 138/21000 BrusselsMr. Peter DE ROECK, General AdviserTel. No.: 02-212-39-04Fax No.: 02-212-39-33E-mail: peter.deroeck@budget.fed.be<i>Article 44, paragraph 6 (a):</i>Belgium believes that the Convention can provide an independent basis for extradition where no (bilateral or multilateral) treaty basis for extradition exists.<i>Article 46, paragraph 13:</i>Service Public Fédéral Justice (Federal Public Justice Service)Autorité centrale de coopération internationale en matière pénale (CentralAuthority for International Cooperation in Criminal Matters)Postal address: Boulevard de Waterloo 1151000 BrusselsFax No.: 32-2-210-57-98Fax No.: 32-2-210-56-84<right>22 January 2009</right><i>Article 46, paragraph 14:</i>Belgium accepts requests for mutual legal assistance in the following languages : French, Dutch and English.Benin<right>3 April 2006</right>The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Benin to the United Nations in New York presents its compliments to the United Nations Secretariat (Office of Legal Affairs, Treaty Section) and has the honour to transmit to it the contact information of the central authority designated by Benin in accordance with the provisions of article 46, paragraph 13, of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.This function shall be carried out by the Directorate of Civil and Criminal Affairs of the Ministry of Justice, Legislation and Human Rights, whose contact information is as follows:B.P. 967 CotonouTel.: (229) 21 31 31 46(229) 21 31 31 47(229) 21 31 51 45(229) 21 31 56 57(229) 21 31 56 51Fax: (229) 21 31 34 48E-mail: mildh@intnet.bjOffice hours: 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (Lunch break 12.30 to 3.00) (Local time is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.)Pursuant to the provisions of article 46, paragraph 14, of the same Convention, the working language of Benin is French.Bolivia (Plurinational State of)The Republic of Bolivia, in accordance with paragraph 3 of article 6, hereby gives notification that its Central Authority is the Delegaci6n Presidencial para la Transparencia y la Integndad Publica, whose address is the following:Calle Batallon Colorados Nro. 24Edificio El Cóndor, piso 11Tel/fax (+)591-2-2153085Website: http://www.transparencia-integndad.gov.bo/Email: dptip@transparencia-integridad.gov.boLa Paz, BoliviaMoreover, accordingly with paragraph 6.(a) of Article 44, notice is given that the legal basis for extradition is that of existing extradition treaties with other countries.With respect to article 46, paragraphs 13 and 14, also states that the central authority that has the responsibility and power to receive written requests for mutual legal assistance is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship; and that the acceptable language is Spanish.Brunei Darussalam<right>3 December 2008</right>“1. With reference to paragraph 3 of Article 6 of the Convention, Brunei Darussalam hereby notifies that the authorities are :Attorney GeneralAttorney General’s ChambersLaw BuildingJalan TutongBandar Seri Begawan BA 1910Brunei DarussalamAndDirectorAnti-Corruption BureauOld Airport RoadBerakas, BB 3510Brunei Darussalam2. With reference to paragraph 13 of Article 46 of the Convention the Attorney General is designated as the Central Authority for the matters pertaining to mutual legal assistance under this Convention, whose address is:Attorney General’s ChambersLaw BuildingJalan TutongBandar Seri Begawan BA 1910BRUNEI DARUSSALAM3. With reference to paragraph 14 of Article 46 of the Convention, Brunei Darussalam hereby notifies that requests for mutual legal assistance under the Convention should be made in, or accompanied by a translation into the English language.”BulgariaDeclaration under article 46, paragraph 13"In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that the requests for mutual legal assistance must be addressed to the Minister of Justice."Declaration under article 46, paragraph 14"In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 14, of the Convention, the Republic of Bulgaria declares that the requests for mutual legal assistance must be accompanied by a translation into Bulgarian or English language."Cambodia<right>10 June 2011</right>Notification under Article 46 (13):“The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU)No. 54, Norodom Boulevard,Sangkat Phsar Thmey III,Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh CityCambodiaName of service to be contacted:The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU)Name of person to be contacted:H.E. Mr. Sar SambathAssistant to ACU (Ranking as Secretary of State)Mr. Nguon Phan SopheaChief of Cooperation BureauTel: (855) 12 996 122, (855) 12 548 866Fax: (855) 23 223 954Email: ssambath18@yahoo.comnpsophea@yahoo.comLanguages: EnglishInformation needed for the requests to be executed:Written informationFormats and channels accepted:Through email address given above and/or by mail (EMS) through post officeSpecific procedure in urgent cases:Through phones given above and followed by email.”Cameroon<right>25 November 2008</right>In accordance with article 46(13) of the Convention …, has the honour to inform you that the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Cameroon is the central authority which has the responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution.<right>20 December 2011</right>Notification under article 6 (3):Cellule de Lutte contre la Corruption du Ministère des Relations Extérieures (CLC/MINREX)Ministère des Relations Extérieures (MINREX)YaoundéCamerounName of person to be contacted:Mr. Robert TandaPrésident de la Cellule de Lutte contre la Corruption du Ministère des Relations Extérieures(CLC/MINREX)Tel: (237) 22 20 27 45 and (237) 77 71 07 54Email: tandarob@yahoo.frLanguages: English, FrenchAgence Nationale d’Investigation Financière (ANIF)Société Nationale d’InvestissementImmeuble SNI, 16ème EtageBoîte Postale 6709YaoundéCamerounName of person to be contacted:Mr. Nde SamboneDirecteur de l’ANIFTel: (237) 22 22 16 81 and (237) 22 22 16 83Fax: (237) 22 22 16 81Email: contact@anif.cmWebsite: www.anif.comLanguages: English, FrenchCommission Nationale Anti-Corruption (CONAC)Boîte Postale 33200YaoundéCamerounName of service to be contacted:Secrétariat Permanent de la CONACName of person to be contacted:Mr. Dieudonné Massi GamsPrésident de la CONACTel: (237) 22 20 37 27 et (237) 22 20 37 32Fax: (237) 22 20 37 30Email: infos@conac-cameroun.netWebsite: www.conac-cameroun.netLanguages: English, FrenchMr. Henri Eyebe AyissiMinistre Délégué à la Présidence de la RépubliqueChargé du Contrôle Supérieur de l’Etat940 Rue de NarvickBoîte Postale 376YaoundéCamerounName of service to be contacted:Contrôle Supérieur de l’EtatCellule de Lutte contre la CorruptionName of person to be contacted:Dr. Cornelius Chi AsaforAuditeur Interne (Inspecteur Général)Président de la Cellule de Lutte contre la Corruption du Contrôle Supérieur de l’EtatTel: (237) 22 23 04 10Fax: (237) 22 23 04 10Email: chiasac@yahoo.frWebsite: www.consupe.gov.cmLanguages: English, FrenchPr. Dieudonné OyonoProgramme National de GouvernanceService du Premier MinistreBoîte Postale 13 971YaoundéCamerounTel: (237) 22 22 27 03Fax: (237) 22 22 26 95Email: oyonodieudonne@yahoo.frWebsite: www.spm.gov.cmLanguages: English, FrenchCanada"1. Article 6 (3): Each State Party shall inform the UN Secretary-General of the name and address of the authorities that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption. For the purposes of Article 6 (3), the Government of Canada designates the Senior Coordinator for International Crime and Terrorism at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada.Address: 125 Sussex DriveOttawa, ON KIA 002Phone: (613) 944-2906.2. Article 44 (6): For the purposes of Article 44 (6), Canada recognizes the Convention as an extradition agreement sufficient to establish the legal basis for extradition under domestic Canadian law.3. Article 46 (13): For the purposes of Article 46 (13), Canada designates the International Assistance Group of the Department of Justice of Canada as the central authority for all requests for mutual legal assistance under the Convention.Address: 284 Wellington StreetOttawa, ON. KIA 0H8Phone: (613) 957-48324. Article 46 (14): For the purposes of Article 46 (14), Canada accepts English or French as the languages to be used in all requests for mutual legal assistance that Canada receives under the Convention."Chile<superscript>14</superscript>The Government of the Republic of Chile, in accordance with the provisions of article 44, paragraph 6 (a), of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, hereby states that it takes the said Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States parties to the Convention.In addition, in accordance with the provisions of article 46, paragraph 13, it designates the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with main address at 180 Calle Teatinos, Santiago, Chile, as the central authority for the purpose of receiving requests for mutual legal assistance. It further states that the language acceptable for such requests shall be Spanish.Notification under Article 46 (13):Ministerio de Relaciones ExterioresTeatinos No 180, SantiagoName of the service to be contacted:Dirección de Asuntos JurídicosName of person to be contacted:Hérnan Salinas BurgosDirector de Asuntos JurídicosEmail : hsalinas@minrel.gov.clÁlvaro Arévalo CunichSubdirector de Asuntos JurídicosEmail: aarevalo@minrel.gov.clJuan de Dios Urrutia MuñozJefe del Departamento de Cooperación Jurídica InternacionalEmail: jurrutia@minrel.gov.clTel: (56-2) 380 1402Fax: (56-2) 380 1654Languages: SpanishInformation needed for the requests to be executed:As stipulated in article 26 of the Inter-American Convention regarding mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.Formats and channels accepted:Without specific format and throughout the central authorities.ChinaIn accordance with the provisions of paragraph 13 of Article 46 of the Convention, the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China is designated as the central authority which is responsible for receiving requests for mutual legal assistance and other related issues (Address: 147 Beiheyan Dajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China, 100726), while for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, such central authority is the Secretary for Justice of the Department of Justice of Hong Kong SAR (47/F High Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong), and for the Macao Special Administrative Region, such central authority is the Office of the Secretary for Administration and Justice of Macao SAR (Address: Sede do Governo da RAEM, Avenida da Praia Grande, Macau).In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 3 of Article 6 of the Convention, the authority for the People's Republic of China to assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption is the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention of the People’s Republic of China (Address: General Office of the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention of the People's Republic of China, Jia 2 Guanganmen Nanjie, Xuanwu District, Beijing, China, 100053), while the address of the Independent Commission against Corruption of Hong Kong (SAR), the authority for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China to assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 3 of Article 6 of the Convention, is “c/o ICAC Report Centre, 10/F 303 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong, China”, and for the Macao Special Administrative Region, such authority is the Commission against Corruption of Macao SAR (Address: Alameda Dr. Carlos d'Assumpçao, Edf. "Dynasty Plaza", 14o Andar-NAPE-Macau).In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 14 of Article 46 of the Convention, Chinese is the only language acceptable to the People's Republic of China for the written requests for mutual legal assistance, while for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, such language is English or Chinese, and for the Macao Special Administrative Region, such language is Chinese or Portuguese.<right>30 November 2012</right>1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China is designated as the communication authority for cooperation on extradition for the purpose of Article 44 of the Convention.Address: No. 2 Chao Yang Men Nan Da Jie, Chao Yang District, Beijing, China.2. With regard to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Secretary for Justice of the Department of Justice of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is designated as the competent authority for cooperation on surrender of fugitive offenders for the purpose of Article 44 of the Convention.Address: 47/F High Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong.3. With Regard to Macao Special Administrative Region, the Office of the Secretary for Administration and Justice of Macao Special Administrative Region is designated as the competent authority for cooperation on surrender of fugitive offenders for the purpose of Article 44 of the Convention.Address: Sede do Governo da RAEM, Avenida da Praia Grande, Macao.<right>5 September 2014</right>Notification under article 44 (6)As a State Party to the Convention, the People's Republic of China confirms that the Convention is the legal basis for cooperation on extradition (surrender of accused and convicted persons) between the People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region) and other States Parties to the Convention.Colombia... in accordance with article 6, paragraph 3, Colombia hereby reports that the authority that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption is the Presidential Programme for Modernization, Efficiency, Transparency and Combating Corruption:Address: Carrera 8 No. 7-27 Edificio GalánBogotá, D.C., ColombiaSwitchboard: 5601095-3341507E-mail: buzon1@presidencia.gov.co.Moreover, in accordance with article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, … the Republic of Colombia has designated the following entities as central authorities with the responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution:The Ministerio del Interior y Justicia, responsible for formulating and receiving requests for assistance and cooperation, as referred to in the Convention.Address: Carrera 9 No. 14-10Bogotá, D.C., ColombiaSwitchboard: 57 (1) 4 44 31 00E-mail: diana.garcia@mij.gov.coand Asuntos_internacionales@mij.gov.coThe Fiscalía General de la Nación, responsible for receiving and executing or transmitting requests for legal assistance formulated by other States parties and formulating requests for legal assistance to other States parties in the case of investigations which it undertakes.Address: Diagonal 22 B No. 52-01 Ciudad SalitreBogotá, D.C., ColombiaSwitchboard: 5702000 - 4144900E-mail: contacto@fiscalia.gov.coLastly, in accordance with article 46, paragraph 14, of the Convention, Colombia hereby reports that Spanish is the language acceptable to it for requests for legal assistance.Notification under article 46 (13):In accordance with article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention [...], Colombia [previously] informed the United Nations that the Ministry of the Interior and Justice and the Office of the Attorney-General serve as central authorities that have the responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution.[Colombia] now request[s] that, in addition to the above-mentioned entities, the Office of the Comptroller General be included as a central authority for the purposes of the Convention.Contraloría General de la RepúblicaDoctora Ligia Helena Borrero RestrepoDirectora (E) Unidad de Cooperación, Nacional e Internacional de Prevención,Investigación e Incautación de BienesAddress: Carrera 10 No. 17-18, Piso 10 – BogotáTel. 00571 3537568Fax: 00571 3537540E-mail: lhborrero@controlariagen.gov.co“In accordance with article 46, paragraph 13 of the Convention, through communications DM.OAJ.CAT No. 43565 of 31 August 2009 and DM/DVAM/GAPDJ No. 34966 of 11 May 2011, Colombia informed the United Nations that the Ministry of the Interior and Justice, the Attorney-General and the Comptroller General will act as central authorities in charge of receiving requests for reciprocal judicial support and entitled to comply with them [or] to transmit those to the competent authorities for their execution.[Colombia] now request[s] the inclusion of the Inspector General Office (Procurador General de la Nación) as an additional central authority for the purposes of the Convention.”Congo<right>18 December 2009</right>Notification under article 46 (13):… the Congolese Government hereby submits the names and contact information of the authorities responsible for receiving requests for mutual legal assistance in accordance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption, article 46, paragraph 13.They are as follows:Monsieur M’VIBOUDOULOU Simon WilliamDirecteur des Affaires Juridiques Internationales au Ministère de la Justice et des Droits HumainsTel.: 011 (242) 672-71-10/529-77-02E-mail: lesimonassociates@gmail.comMonsieur LOUYA CyrilleDirecteur de la Coopération au Ministère de la Justice et des Droits HumainsTel.: 011 (242) 521-57-86Cook Islands“Article 6 (3):The Crown Law Office has been designated as the competent authority to receive and execute all Mutual Legal Assistance Requests. Their contact details are as follows: Solicitor General, Crown Law Office, PO Box 494, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Tel: (682) 29 337; Fax: (682) 20 839; Email: kimsaunders@crownlaw.gov.ck.The Cook Islands has established an Anti-Corruption Committee chaired by the Solicitor General, Ms. Kim SAUNDERS. Members of the Committee include the following officials:Mr. Maara TETAVA, Commissioner of Police, Cook Islands Police, PO Box 101, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Tel: (682) 22 499; Fax: (682) 21 499; E-mail: maara.tetava@police.gov.ck (whose Office will be responsible for any investigations under the Convention);Mr. Bob WILLIAMS, Head, Cook Islands Financial Intelligence Unit, PO Box 3219, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Tel: (682) 29 182; Fax.: (682) 29 183; Email: head@cifiu.gov.ck (currently the Secretary to the Committee, the Unit would have an intelligence gathering role and would facilitate any investigation by any law enforcement agency);Mr. Allan PARKER, Director, Cook Islands Audit Office, PO Box 659, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Tel: (682) 21 231; Fax: (682) 25 231; Email: perca@auditoffice.gov.ck (whose Office would play a detection role in corrupt activities);Mr. Richard NEVES, Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance & Economic Management, PO Box 120, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Tel: (682) 22 878; Fax: (682) 23 877;Mr. Russell THOMAS, Public Service Commissioner, Office of the Public Service Commission, PO Box 24, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Tel: (682) 29 421; Fax: (682) 21 321;Mr. Vaine MOKOROA, Chief of Staff, Office of the Prime Minister, Private Bag, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Tel: (682) 25 494; Fax: (682) 20 856; andThe Ombudsman (currently vacant), Office of the Ombudsman, PO Box 748, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Tel: (682) 20 605; Fax: (682) 21 605.It is proposed that the primary contact person for the Convention will be the Solicitor General, in her capacity as the Chair of the Anti-Corruption Committee, whose details have been provided above. The Secondary contact person is the Head of the Cook Islands Financial Unit, in his capacity as the Secretary of the Anti-Corruption Committee, whose details have been provided above.Article 44 (6) (a):For the purposes of the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to the Convention, the Cook Islands will rely on the provisions of its Extradition Act 2003 as the legal basis for cooperation and extraction of any matters under article 44 (6) (a). The Act is administered by the Ministry of Police.Article 46 (13) and (14): The Cook Islands Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 2003 is administered by the Crown Law Office which also serves as the competent authority responsible for receiving, executing and transmitting any mutual legal assistance request (which must be in writing and can be transmitted by email) on behalf of the Attorney General to the relevant designated central authority such as the Cook Islands Police for implementation.”Costa Rica<right>5 July 2007</right>Notifications made under articles 6 (3), 44 (6), 46 (13) and 46 (14):... the Republic of Costa Rica, in compliance with article 6 (3) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, has designated as the authority that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption the Office of the Public Ethics Prosecutor, whose address is Avenidas 2-6, Calle 13, San José, Costa Rica; e-mail: Procuraduria@pgr.go.cr.Similarly, the Republic of Costa Rica wishes to inform ... that the United Nations Convention against Corruption will be taken as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition, in accordance with article 44 (6) of the Convention.Furthermore, the Republic of Costa Rica has the honour to inform ... that the Office of the Public Ethics Prosecutor has been designated the central authority responsible for receiving requests for mutual legal assistance and empowered to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution, in accordance with article 46 (13) of the Convention.Finally, in accordance with article 46 (14) of the Convention, the Republic of Costa Rica wishes to inform ... that the language in which it will receive documents relating to the United Nations Convention against Corruption is Spanish.Côte d'IvoireIn accordance with article 6 (3):The Interministerial Committee of Coordination and the Fight against Fraud and Corruption, created by Decree No. 02/PM.CAB of 21 January 2004 is the designated authority.In accordance with article 44 (6):The United Nations Convention against Corruption, adopted on 31 October 2003 in New York, is considered by the Government of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other Parties to the Convention in addition to the treaties, conventions and existing bilateral and multilateral agreements.In accordance with article 46 (13) and (14):The central authority designated to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and execute them is: the Directorate of the Civil and Criminal Cases (DACP) of the Ministry of Justice, located in the Chancery, Ministerial Block, BP V 107 Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire).The language acceptable regarding requests for mutual legal assistance is French.Croatia"The authorities that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption, pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 3 of the Convention, shall be the Office for the Suppression of Corruption and Organised Crime, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Justice,Pursuant to Article 44, paragraph 6, subparagraph (a) of the Convention, the Republic of Croatia will take this Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to this Convention.The central authority responsible and authorised to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution, pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 13 of the Convention, shall be the Ministry of Justice. Pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 14 of the Convention, the languages acceptable to the Republic of Croatia are Croatian and English."CubaThe Republic of Cuba declares that, pursuant to article 44, paragraph 6, of the Convention, it does not take this Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States parties.Notification under article 6 (3):The Republic of Cuba declares that the competent national authority in relation to the provisions of article 6.3 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption is the Office of the Controller-General of the Republic, bearing in mind the mandate established in Cuban national legislation and in the Convention. We attach the completed form requested for this purpose by the Office of the Secretary-General.Contraloría General de la República de CubaCalle 23, número 801, esquina a B, VedadoPlaza de la Revolución, La HabanaCubaCódigo Postal 10400Name of service to be contacted:Oficina de la Contralora General de la RepúblicaName of person to be contacted:Ms. Mabel Pazos Pérez, Jefa de la Oficina de la Contralora General de la RepúblicaTelephone: 836-2712Fax: 836-2738Email: mabel.pazos@contraloria.cuWebsite: www.contraloria.cu Languages: Spanish<right>16 December 2011</right><i>Notification under article 46 (13):</i>The Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations hereby informs the Secretary-General that the Republic of Cuba, pursuant to the provisions of article 46 (13) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, designates the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the authority responsible for receiving requests for mutual legal assistance and transmitting them to the competent authorities for execution, taking into account the express mandate of national Cuban legislation and the international instrument in question. The completed form requested by the Office of the Secretary-General for this purpose is attached.Name of authority: Ministerio de Relaciones ExterioresFull postal address: Calle: Calzada, No. 360 entre: H y G, Vedado,Ciudad de la Habana, CubaName of service to be contacted: Dirección JurídicaName of person to be contacted: Manuel de Jesús Pírez PérezTitle: Director JurídicoTelephone: 836-41-64Email: juridical@minrex.gov.cuOffice hours: from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with lunch breaks from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.Time zone +-GMTLanguage: SpanishCyprus“[Pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 13], the Ministry of Justice and Public Order is assigned as the Focal Authority of the Republic of Cyprus for the purposes of the said United Nations Convention against Corruption.”<right>16 April 2009</right>Notification under article 6(3):“The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations has the further honour to inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations that the Ministry of Justice and Public Order of the Republic of Cyprus has been designated as the central authority relating to the provision of assistance pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 3 of the Convention. Requests for such assistance may be communicated to the Minister of Justice and Public Order at 125 Athalassas Avenue, Nicosia 1461,Cyprus (tel: +357-22-805-955, fax: +357-22-518356, email: registry@mjpo.gov.cy).”Notification under article 44(6):“Pursuant to Article 44, paragraph 6 (a) of the Convention, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations wishes to inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations that the Republic of Cyprus will take the Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties thereof.”Notification under article 46(14):“Pursuant to Article 46, ….paragraph 14 …..the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations wishes to inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations that …..requests for mutual legal assistance may be submitted in either Greek, Turkish or English.”Czech Republic“In accordance with Article 23, paragraph 2 (d) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Czech Republic notifies that the duty to inform under this Paragraph shall be performed by the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic.In accordance with Article 44, paragraph 6 (a) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Czech Republic informs that in the absence of any other treaty basis for extradition it will regard the Convention as a legal basis for cooperation on extradition.In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 13 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Czech Republic notifies that the central authorities obliged and authorised to receive request for mutual legal assistance are the Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office for requests originating from pre-trial proceedings and the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic for requests originating from proceedings after the indictment has been submitted.In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 14 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Czech Republic notifies that languages acceptable for the purpose of accepting written request for mutual legal assistance are Czech, English and French.”<right>3 October 2014</right>Notification in respect to article 46 (13)In accordance with Article 46 (13) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Czech Republic declares that the Central Authorities that have the responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance are:(a) The Supreme Prosecutor's Office of the Czech Republic in case of a request originating from pre-trial proceedings;(b) The Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic in other cases.DenmarkDeclaration concerning Article 6, paragraph 3, and Article 46, paragraph 13 of the Convention:"In accordance with Article 6 (3) of the Convention, the Government of Denmark has designated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asiatisk Plads 2, DK-1448 Copenhagen K, Denmark, the Ministry of Justice, Slotholmsgade 10, DK-1216 Copenhagen K, Denmark, and the Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, Slotholmsgade 10, KD-1216 Copenhagen K, Denmark, as competent authorities.""In accordance with Article 46 (13) of the Convention, the Government of Denmark has designated to the Ministry of Justice, Slotholmsgade 10, DK-1216 Copenhagen K, Denmark, as competent authority."Dominican Republic<right>10 September 2013</right>Name of authority: Dirección General de Etica e Integridad GubernamentalCity: Santo Domingo, Distrito NacionalCountry: Dominican RepublicTelephone: 809-685-7135Fax: 809-682-7863Email: info@digeig.gob.doWebsite: www.digeig.gob.doOffice hours: 8 am to 3 pm Time zone GMT -04:00Languages: SpanishArea of assistance:Article 5 (Preventive anti-corruption politicies and practices)Article 7 (Public Sector)Article 8 (Codes of conduct for public officials)Article 10 (Public reporting)Article 13 (Participation of society)Ecuador<right>18 December 2009</right>Notification under article 6 (3):“… the new national authority of Ecuador in charge of the control and fight against corruption, according to article 6.3 ‘preventive anti-corruption body’ is the following:ECUADOR:Consejo de Participación Ciudadana y Control SocialAdministrador Temporal: Economista Carlos Diez TorresDirección: Av. Amazonas 4430 y Villalengua,Edificio Amazonas 100 Piso 3Quito-EcuadorTelf: + 593-2-2983600Dirección Electrónica: comunicación@cppcs.gov.ecPágina web: www.participacionycontrolsocial.gov.ec”El Salvador(a) With respect to the provisions of article 44, the Republic of El Salvador does not regard the above-mentioned Convention as the legal basis for cooperation in connection with extradition;(b) With respect to article 46, paragraphs 13 and 14, the Republic of El Salvador states that the central authority as regards El Salvador is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and that the acceptable language is Spanish; ...<right>2 December 2009</right>Notifications under article 46 (13):Authority:Dirección General de Asuntos JurídicosMinisterio de Relaciones ExterioresAddress:Calle El Pedregal, Boulevard Cancillería,500 metros al poniente del Campus II de laUniversidad Dr. José Matías Delgado,Antiguo Cuscatlán, Ciudad Merliot,El Salvador, Central AmericaE-mail address:avillalta@rree.gob.svTelephone and fax:Tel.: (503) 2231-1037Fax: (503) 2231-1285Notification under Article 6 (3):Name of authority:Subsecretaría de Transparencia y AnticorrupciónSecretaría para Asuntos Estratégicos de la PresidenciaFull postal Address:Alameda Manuel Enrique Araujo, No 5500San Salvador, El SalvadorName of service to be contacted:Subsecretaría de Transparencia y AnticorrupciónName of person to be contacted:Lic. Marcos RodriguezSubsecretario de Transparencia y Anticor[r]upciónTelephone: (503) 22489168Fax: (503) 22439927Email: mrodriguez@presidencia.gob.svWebsite: http://asuntosestrategicos.presidencia.gob.svLanguages: Spanish/EnglishEstonia“1) the competent authority set forth in Article 6, paragraph 3 of the Convention is the Ministry of Justice (Tõnismägi 4a, 15191 Tallinn, E-mail: info@just.ee);2) pursuant to Article 44, paragraph 6, subparagraph a, the Republic of Estonia regards the Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to this Convention;3) pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 13 of the Convention, the Republic of Estonia designates the Ministry of Justice as the central authority;4) pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 14 of the Convention, the Republic of Estonia accepts requests for mutual legal assistance in the Estonian and English languages;”Finland<right>28 July 2006</right>"In Finland the authorities that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption are:The National Council for Crime PreventionAddress: PO Box 25, FIN 00023 Government, FinlandThe Criminal Policy Department of the Ministry ofJusticeAddress: PO Box 25, FIN 00023 Government, FinlandThe National Bureau of InvestigationAddress: PO Box 285, 01301 Vantaa, Finland."Notification under article 46 (13):“Ministry of JusticePOB 25FIN-00023 GovernmentFinlandName of person to be contacted:Juhani KorhonenLegal AdviserTel: (358 9) 1606 7586Fax: (358 9) 1606 7949Email: juhani.v.korhonen@om.fiLanguages: English, Finnish, Swedish”France<superscript>15</superscript>Notification made under article 46(14):Pursuant to article 46(14) of the Convention, France declares that the requests for mutual legal assistance addressed to it shall be translated into one of the official languages of the United Nations.<right>27 October 2009</right>Article 46 (13):… the central authority that shall have the responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution is:La Direction des Affaires Criminelles et des GrâcesMinistry of Justice13 place Vendôme75042 Paris cedex 01office: 14 rue Halévy, 75009 Paristelephone: + 33 1 44 86 14 00fax: + 33 1 44 86 14 11emails: pierre.bellet@justice.gouv.frjean-baptiste.bladier@justice.gouv.frNotification under article 6 (3):[Updated] information:Service Central de prévention de la corruption,François Badie, Chef du Service13 place Vendôme75042 Paris cedex 01Name of the person to be contacted:Lionel Benaiche,Secrétaire général du ServiceTelephone: 01 44 77 6965Facsimile: 01 44 77 7193Email: scpc@justice.gouv.frGeorgia“According to article 44, paragraph 6, subparagraph ‘a’, Georgia considers the Convention as the legal basis of collaboration on extradition issues with other state parties based on the principle of reciprocity.According to Article 46, paragraph 13, Georgia designates the Ministry of Justice of Georgia and the Prosecutor General’s Office of Georgia as the central governmental bodies to receive and execute requests for mutual legal assistance.In accordance with article 46, paragraph 14, Georgia will receive the request for the mutual assistance in legal matters in Georgian and English languages.”Greece“1. The Hellenic Republic declares that, pursuant to article 66 paragraph 3 of the Convention ratified by this law, it is not bound by paragraph 2 of the same article of the Convention.2. The Hellenic Republic declares that the competent Central Authority to which applications pursuant to chapter IV of the Convention are addressed is the Ministry of Justice and that every relevant request, as well as its accompanying documents shall be translated into the Greek language.”<right>5 January 2010</right>Notification under article 46 (13):“… the central authority designated by the Greek Government to receive requests for mutual legal assistance is the following:Department for Special Penal Affairs and International Judicial Cooperation on Penal Affairs,Director Ms. EleftheriadouMinistry of Justice, Transparency & Human RightsMesogeion 96, 11527, Athens, GreeceTel: +30 210 77 67 056Fax: +30 210 77 67 497Email: minjustice.penalaffairs@justice.gov.gr”Guatemala(a) Pursuant to article 44, paragraph 6 (a), the Republic of Guatemala regards this Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition;(b) Pursuant to article 46, paragraph 13, the Republic of Guatemala notifies that the Public Minister is designated as central authority to receive requests for mutual legal assistance;(c) Pursuant to article 46, paragraph 14, the Republic of Guatemala notifies that Spanish is the language acceptable for receiving requests for mutual legal assistance.<right>8 June 2011</right>Notification under Article 6 (3):Name of authority:Ministerio PúblicoFull postal address:15 Avenida 15-16Zona 1, Barrio GeronaGuatemalaGuyana<right>21 June 2011</right>Notification under Article 46 (13):“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been appointed to serve as the Central Authority for Guyana with regard to the Convention against Corruption, in accordance with article 46 paragraph 13 of the Convention against Corruption.Contact information for the Ministry is as follows:Director GeneralMinistry of Foreign Affairs254 South Road, Boarda Georgetown.”HaitiNotification under 6 (3):The name and address of the authority or authorities that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption are:<i>Le Ministre de l'Économie et des Finances (MEF)</i><i>M. Ronald Baudin</i><i>Siège principal du Ministère, #5</i><i>Avenue Charles Summer</i><i>Port-au-Prince</i><i>Haïti W.I.</i>ronbaudin@yahoo.frHonduras<right>8 May 2014</right>Pursuant to article 44, paragraph 6 (a), of the Convention, the Republic of Honduras declares that it takes this Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to this Convention. However, under articles 101 and 102 of the Constitution of the Republic of Honduras, the State cannot authorize the extradition of persons accused of political offences or related ordinary offences and the Honduran authorities cannot expel Honduran citizens or hand them over to the authorities of another State.The Republic of Honduras further declares that, pursuant to article 46, paragraph 13, of the present Convention, the Ministry of the Interior and Justice, henceforth known as the Ministry of Human Rights, Justice, the Interior and Decentralization under Legislative Decree No. 266-2013, is designated as the central authority with responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution.Similarly, the Republic of Honduras declares that, for the purposes of article 46, paragraph 14, of the present Convention, Spanish is the acceptable language for all communication with the central authority.Iceland“Article 6 (3): The Government of Iceland designates the following authorities as competent to assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption:The Ministry of the InteriorSkuggasundi150 ReykjavikIcelandThe National Commissioner of PoliceSkulagotu 21101 ReykjavikIcelandArticle 46 (13): The Government of Iceland designates the Ministry of the Interior as the central authority that has the responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance.Address:The Ministry of the InteriorSkuggasundi150 ReykjavikIcelandArticle 46 (14): Iceland accepts requests in English in addition to Icelandic.”India“The Government of the Republic of India declares that international cooperation for mutual legal assistance under Articles 45 and 46 of the Convention shall be afforded through applicable bilateral Agreements, and where the mutual legal assistance sought is not covered by a bilateral agreement with the requesting State, it shall on reciprocal basis, be provided under the provisions of the Convention.The designated Central Authority under Article 6, paragraph 3 of the Convention to assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption shall be the Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India.The designated Central Authority under Article 46, paragraph 13 of the Convention shall be the Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.The Government of the Republic of India declares that the acceptable language under Article 46, paragraph 14 of the Convention for the written requests for mutual legal assistance and other related issues shall be English.”IndonesiaNotification under article 46(13):“Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of IndonesiaMinistry of Law and Human Rights Republic of IndonesiaJl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. 6-7 Kuningan Jakarta 12940Republic of IndonesiaName of service to be contacted:Director of International Law and Central AuthorityDirectorate General of Legal Administrative AffairsName of person to be contacted:Chairijah, Ph.D.Director for International Legal and Central AuthorityTel: (+62-21) 522 1619Fax: (+62-21) 522 1619/529 63996Email: direktorathi@gmail.comLanguages: Bahasa Indonesia/EnglishAcceptance of request through Interpol: NoInformation needed for the requests to be executed:Request to the Government of IndonesiaGeneral RequirementsArticle 28 Republic of Indonesia MLA Law Number 1 of 20061) The Request for Assistance must include the following:a. The purpose of such request and a description of requested assistance;b. The name of Agency and Official conducting the investigation, prosecution or examination before the court related with said request;c. Description of the crime, case settlement phase, statutory provisions, content of articles and sanctions imposed;d. Description of the act or condition being alleged as criminal, except in case of the request for Assistance for conducting service of process;e. Relevant judgment and information that such judgment has permanent legal force in the event of the request for Assistance to execute a judgment;f. Details of specific procedures or requirements desired to be complied with, including information concerning whether or not legal means of proof required are to be made under oath or pledge;g. Requirement, if any, concerning confidentially and the reason therefore; andh. The desired time limit for carrying out said request (if required).2) The Request for Assistance, to the extent that it is necessary and possible, must also contain the following:a. Identity, citizenship, and domicile of the Person deemed able to provide statement or depositions related with the investigation, prosecution and examination before the court;b. A description concerning the requested statement or deposition;c. A description concerning required documents or other legal means of proof articles to be submitted, including a description concerning the Person deemed able to provide such evidence; andd. Information concerning expenses and accommodations required from the person requested to be present in said Foreign State.Formats and channels accepted:-Directly to Central Authority of the Republic of Indonesia-Diplomatic ChannelSpecific procedure in urgent cases:Assistance for Locating and Identifying PersonsThe request for Assistance as referred to in paragraph (1) must include the following information, in addition to meet general requirements as intended in Article 28:a. Such request for Assistance is related with the investigation, prosecution and examination before the court in such Requesting State;b. The person related to said request for Assistance is suspected or reasonably suspected involved in a crime or is able to give Deposition or other Assistance in an investigation, prosecution and examination before the court; andc. The person is presumed to be in Indonesia.Assistance for Deriving Depositions, Documents and Other Evidences Voluntarily1) In addition to requirements as referred to in Article 28, the request for Assistance must also include the following:a. Explanation that the request for Assistance is related with an investigation, prosecution and examination before the court in the Requesting State and the status of the person is as a suspect or a witness;b. The matters to be questioned in the form of a list of questions; and/orc. Description of deposition can be taken in Indonesia or documents or other legal means of proof being requested are in Indonesia.Assistance for Arranging the Attendance of a Person in the Requesting State1) In addition to requirements as referred to in Article 28, a request for Assistance must also include:a. Explanation that said request for Assistance is related with an investigation, prosecution and examination before the court, including the appearance before the court hearing in said Requesting State; andb. Explanation that the person whose attendance requested to be arranged is deemed to be able to give or present statement related with an investigation, prosecution and examination before the court in said Requesting State; andc. Adequate guaranty in relation with the matters as set forth in Article 36.Assistance for Conducting Search and Seizure of Goods, Articles or Assets1) Requesting States may submit the request for Assistance to the Minister for conducting search warrant and seizure of goods, articles or assets existing in Indonesia based on warrant and/or court stipulation for the purpose of investigation or examination before the court.2) In addition to the obligation to meet requirements as referred to in Article 28, the request as intended in paragraph (1) must also enclose the search and seizure warrants issued by competent officials in the Requesting States.Assistance for Conducting Search and Seizure of Goods, Articles or AssetsIn addition to the obligation to meet requirements as referred to in Article 28, the request as intended in paragraph (1) must also enclose the search and seizure warrants issued by competent officials in the Requesting States.Assistance for following Up Court Decision of the Requesting State1) In addition to requirements as referred to in Article 28, the request for Assistance must also include the following:a. Description of said assets;b. Location of assets;c. Certificate of ownership.”Iran (Islamic Republic of)<right>18 April 2013</right>“The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has decided to designate the Ministry of Justice as central authority that shall have the responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance regarding the crimes recognized under the Convention.”Iraq<right>14 June 2011</right>Notification under Article 6 (3):“Commission of IntegrityBaghdad-Al-Tashree Q.International ZoneName of service to be contacted:Hotline : 00964-790 198 8559 or 00964-177 82653Name of person to be contacted:Mr. Khalifa Hmoud KhamesDirector of the Office of Presidentof the Commission of IntegrityTelephone: 009641-7782604/009641-7782913Email: jude-office@nazaha.iq or hotline@nazaha.iqWebsite: www.nazaha.iq.”IrelandNotification under article 44: “[I]n accordance with Article 44 of the Convention, in the absence of an extradition treaty, […] Ireland will accept the Convention as a basis for cooperation on extradition with other State Parties to the Convention in respect of offences to which Article 44 of the Convention applies."Notification under article 46 (13): "[I]n accordance with Article 46 (13) of the Convention, […] the central authority in Ireland competent to receive requests for mutual legal assistance is:The Minister of Justice and EqualityCentral Authority for Mutual AssistanceDepartment of Justice and Equality51 St. Stephen’s GreenDublin 2IrelandEmail: mutual@justice.ie"Notification under article 46 (14): "[I]n accordance with Article 46 (14) of the Convention, […] Ireland will accept requests in the following languages: Irish and English.”Israel<i>“ Declaration regarding Article 6 (3) of the Convention:</i>The Government of the State of Israel informs that the authorities that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption are:The Ministry of Justice,29 Tzalach A-Din St, P.O.B. 49029, Jerusalem, Zip Code 91490 and theMinistry of Foreign Affairs,9 Rabin St. P.O.B. 3013 Jerusalem, Zip Code 91035.”<i>“Declaration regarding Article 44 (6) of the Convention:</i>Israel’s extradition law requires an extradition agreement in order for extradition to occur. Under Section 2A [c] of Israel’s Extradition Law, an agreement can include a special agreement concluded between the State of Israel and the requesting State concerning the extradition of a wanted person, pursuant to the provisions of the Extradition Law. With respect to States Parties with which the State of Israel presently has an extradition treaty, extradition for the offenses under the Convention shall be undertaken pursuant to the requirements of those treaties. With respect to States Parties with which the State of Israel does not have an extradition treaty, it shall not in every case consider the Convention as the legal basis for extradition cooperation with such States Parties but shall consider each request for extradition for an offence under the Convention with due seriousness in light of the purposes and provisions of this Convention and may elect to extradite in such cases pursuant to a special agreement with the State Party, pursuant to Israeli law and upon a basis of reciprocity.”<i>“Declaration Regarding Article 46 (13) of the Convention:</i>Requests for mutual legal assistance in criminal cases should be addressed to the International Department in the State Attorney’s Office, Ministryof Justice, 7 Machal st. P.O.B. 49123, Jerusalem, Zip Code 97765.”<i>“Declaration Regarding Article 46 (14) of the Convention:</i>Requests for legal assistance must be submitted either in Hebrew or in English.”Italy<right>10 December 2009</right>Notifications under article 46 (13):“… the Italian Government designates the Central authority as follows:Ministry of Justice, Department for Judicial Affairs,Directorate General for the Criminal Justice, Office II,via Arenula 80, 00186 Roma.Tel: +39 0668852189Fax + 39 0668897528.”Jamaica<right>10 April 2012</right> “The Government of Jamaica would wish to receive requests for mutual legal assistance pursuant to this Convention in the English language.”Jordan<superscript>16</superscript><right>22 May 2009</right>"..., in accordance with article 6, paragraph 3 of the Convention, the “Anti-Corruption Commission” in Jordan is the authority that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption.The Permanent Mission of Jordan in this regard, has the honour to provide the contact details of the commission, as follows:Tel. No.: +962-6-5503150Fax No.: +962-6-5540391E-mail: dewan@jacc.gov.jo"Notification under Article 46 (13):Ministry of JusticeInternational Relations DirectorateP.O.Box 6040Postal Code 11118Amman, JordanName of service to be contacted:Mutual Legal Assistant RequestsName of person to be contacted:Judge Ammar Al-HusseiniDirectorTel: 962 6 460 3630 Ext. 309Fax: 962 6 465 3545Email: ammar.husseini@moj.gov.joLanguages: Arabic, EnglishAcceptance of requests through Interpol? YesInformation needed for the requests to be executed:Official requests from the competent judicial authorities Official Translation.Kazakhstan<right>27 June 2008</right>1. In accordance with article 44, paragraph 6 (a) of the Convention, the Republic of Kazakhstan takes the Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to the Convention.2. In accordance with article 46, paragraph 14 of the Convention, requests for mutual legal assistance and communications related thereto which are sent to the Republic of Kazakhstan must be accompanied by translations into the Kazakh and Russian languages, unless otherwise established by an international treaty ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan.<right>6 June 2011</right>Notification under Article 6 (3):Name of authority:Agency on Fighting Economic and Corruption Crime (Financial Police), Republic of KazakhstanFull postal address:60 Omarova Str., 010000, Astana, Republic of KazakhstanName of service to be contacted: DG for International law and Foreign Relations/Section of judicial International Co-operation Division, Law and International Co-operation DepartmentName of persons to be contacted:Mr. Andrey LukinDeputy Chairman of the AgencyMs. Aigul ShaimovaDeputy Head, Law and International Co-operation DepartmentMs. Aizhan BerikbolovaSenior Inspector on Especially Important Issues, International Co-operation DivisionTelephone: + 7 7172 326961Fax: + 7 7172 326961, + 7 7172 321937Email: acc@abekp.kz, mail@abekp.kzWebsite: www.finpol.kzLanguages: Russian, EnglishKenya<right>14 August 2008</right>With notifications made under articles 6(3), 44(6), 46(13) and 46(14):“In accordance to Article 6 (3), the authority in Kenya that may assist other State Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption is:Kenya Anti-Corruption CommissionIntegrity CentreMilimani/Valley Road JunctionP.O. Box 61130-00200, Nairobi, Kenya.Tel (General): +254-20-2717318Hot Line: +254-20-2717468/+254-727-285663/ +254-733-520641Fax: +254-20-2719757Hot Fax: +254-20-2717473E-mail: kacc@integrity.go.ke / report@integrity.go.keWebsite: http://www.kacc.go.keCorrespondence with the Commission should be addressed to: The Directory/Chief Executive.In terms of Article 44 (6) (a) of the Convention, the Republic of Kenya declares that it does not consider the Convention as a legal basis for co-operation on extradition with other States Parties since Kenya’s municipal law (especially The Extradition (Contiguous) and Foreign Countries Act (Cap 76) and the Extradition (Commonwealth Countries) Act (Cap 77) requires the existence of a bilateral treaty between Kenya and another state as a condition precedent to extradition proceedings.The Republic of Kenya declares that pursuant to Article 46 (13) above, the Central Authority responsible and authorized to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution shall be:The Attorney GeneralState Law OfficeHarambee AvenueP.O. Box 40112-00100, Nairobi, KenyaTel: +254-20-2227461Fax: +254-20 2211082Website: http://www.attorney-general.go.keE-mail: info@ag.go.kePursuant to Article 46 (14) of the Convention, the language acceptable to the Republic of Kenya for purposes ofmutual legal assistance requests is English.”Kiribati“a) As required by Article 46, paragraph 13, the central authority with the responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance is the Attorney-General;b) As required by Article 46, paragraph 14, any request for mutual legal assistance must be made in the English language.”KuwaitIn accordance with article 44, paragraph 6 (a), of the United Nations Convention against Corruption,We hereby declare in the name of the State of Kuwait that by this instrument the Convention is considered as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to the Convention.In accordance with article 46, paragraph 13, of the United Nations Convention against Corruption,We hereby declare in the name of the State of Kuwait that by this instrument the Ministry of Justice is the central authority concerned with receiving requests for mutual legal assistance.<right>24 July 2007</right>Article 6, paragraph 3: The State of Kuwait has no designated authority that would enable it to assist other States parties in the formulation and implementation of specific anti-corruption measures.Article 46, paragraph 14: The languages acceptable to the State of Kuwait are Arabic and English.Lao People's Democratic Republic“The Lao People’s Democratic Republic declares that it makes extradition conditional on the existence of a treaty. Nevertheless, it does not consider the UN Convention Against Corruption as the legal basis for extradition in respect of the offences set forth therein. It further declares that bilateral agreements will be the basis for extradition as between the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and other States Parties in respect of any offences.”LatviaNotification under article 6 (3)"...the Republic of Latvia declares that the authority that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures is:Corruption Prevention and Combating BureauAlberta Str. 13,Riga, LV-1010LatviaPhone: +371 7356161Fax: +371 7331150E-mail: knab@knab.gov.lvNotification under article 44 (6)"...the Republic of Latvia will take this Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to this Convention."Notification under article 46 (13)"...the Republic of Latvia declares that the authority which shall have the responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution under Article 46 is:Ministry of JusticeBrivibas blvd. 36,Riga, LV-1536LatviaPhone: +371 7036801Fax: +371 7285575E-mail: tm.kanceleja@tm.gov.lvNotification under article 46 (14)"...the Republic of Latvia declares that requests and supplementary documents addressed to the Republic of Latvia shall be sent together with their translation in Latvian."<right>5 June 2009</right>"…[The Republic of Latvia]…has the honour to inform the Secretary General of alterations that have been made regarding telephone and fax numbers of the national authorities of the Republic of Latvia designated in accordance with Article 6 (3) and Article 46 (13) of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption:Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (Art. 6 (3))Phone: +371 67 356161Fax: +371 67 331150Ministry of Justice (Art. 46 (13))Phone: +371 67 036801Fax: +371 67 285575"Liechtenstein“Pursuant to article 6 (3) of the Convention, Liechtenstein declares that the Office for Foreign Affairs, Heiligkreuz 14, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein, is the competent authority that can assist other States Parties.The central authority designated by Liechtenstein to receive requests for mutual legal assistance in accordance with article 46 (13) of the Convention is the Ministry of Justice, Aeulestrasse 51, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein.In accordance with article 46 (14) of the Convention, requests for mutual legal assistance submitted to Liechtenstein and documents pertaining thereto must be accompanied by a translation into German or English, should they not have been established in German.”Lithuania“The Republic of Lithuania has designated the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania as a national competent authority that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 6 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, adopted by the General Assembly Resolution of 31 October 2003.Address: <i>Special Investigation Service of the Republic</i><i>of Lithuania </i>A.Jakto st. 6,Vilnius, LT--01105,Republic of Lithuania Phone : (+370 5) 266 3335Fax : (+370 5) 266 3307,E-mail: sst@stt.lt[...] it is provided in subparagraph a) of paragraph 6 of Article 44 of the Convention, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declares that the Republic of Lithuania shall consider this Convention a legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to the Convention; however, the Republic of Lithuania in no case shall consider the Convention a legal basis for the extradition of Lithuanian nationals, as it is stipulated in the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania;[...] it is provided in paragraph 13 of Article 46 of the Convention, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declares that the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania and the Prosecutor General's Offfice of the Republic of Lithuania shall be designated as central authorities to receive requests for mutual legal assistance;[...] it is provided in paragraph 14 of Article 46 of the Convention, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declares that requests for legal assistance and documents pertaining thereto, which shall be submitted to the Republic of Lithuania, should be accompanied by respective translations into English, Russian or Lithuanian, in case the aforementioned documents are not in one of these languages.”Luxembourg<right>21 December 2007</right>The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg declares that it takes the United Nations Convention against Corruption as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties.<right>13 November 2009</right>1. Notification on the basis of article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention:Modifications below of the notification of 7 February 2008 in connection with the address of the Parquet Général auprès de laCour Supérieure de Justice of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as follows:Parquet Général auprès de la Cour Supérieure de JusticeBâtiment CRL-2080 LuxembourgTel.: (+352) 47 59 81-336Fax: (+352) 47 05 50Email: parquet.general@justice.etat.luThe Grand Duchy of Luxembourg designates the Parquet Général auprès de la Cour Supérieure de Justice as the central authority responsible for receiving requests for mutual legal assistance or transmitting them to the competent authorities of another State party to the Convention for execution.2. Notification on the basis of article 46, paragraph 14, of the Convention:The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg accepts written requests for mutual legal assistance in the German, French or English languages or accompanied by a translation into one of these languages.Furthermore, I have the honour to inform you, on the basis of article 6, paragraph 3, of the Convention, that article 2 of the Act of 1 August 2007 on the approval of the aforementioned Convention has established a committee for the prevention of corruption (known asCOPRECO). The committee is able to assist other States parties to develop and implement specific measures for the prevention of corruption.The following is the contact information for the committee:Comité de prévention de la corruptionMonsieur Luc Reding13, rue ErasmeL-1468 LuxembourgTel.: (+352) 2478-4555Fax: (+352) 22 05 19luc.reding@mj.etat.luMaldives<right>22 February 2010</right>Notification under article 6 (3):"Ministry of Finance and TreasuryAmeenee MaguMalé, Republic of MaldivesGeneral Tel. No.: (960) 332 8790/ (960) 334 9200Fax No.: (960) 332 4432Email: admin@finance.gov.mv"<right>5 April 2010</right>Notification under article 46(13):“Ministry of Finance and TreasuryAmeenee MaguMalé, Republic of MaldivesGeneral Tel. No.: (960) 332 8790/ (960) 334 9200Fax No.: (960) 332 4432Email: admin@finance.gov.mv”MaliThe Republic of Mali, pursuant to Article 44 (6), notifies that this Convention will constitute the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to this Convention.Malta"1. In accordance with, paragraph 3 of Article 6 the authority designated to assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption is – The Permanent Commission against Corruption, The Palace, Valletta, Malta.2. In accordance with, paragraph 13 of Article 46 the central authority designated in pursuance of this article is the Office of the Attorney General, Attorney General’s Chambers, The Palace, Valletta, Malta.3. Pursuant to Article 46.14, the Government of Malta declares that requests and annexed documents should be addressed to it accompanied by a translation in English.4. Pursuant to Article 44.6, the Government of Malta declares that it does not take this convention as the legal basis for co-operation on extradition with other State Parties."Mauritius"The Government of the Republic of Mauritius wishes to inform the Secretary-General of the following notifications pursuant to Articles 6 (3), 44 (6), 46 (13) and 46 (14), of the Convention.Article 6 (3)The contact details of the authority in Mauritius that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption are as follows:The CommissionerThe Independent Commission Against Corruption(ICAC)Marine Road,Quay D Round About,Port LouisRepublic of MauritiusTel: (230) 217-1640/45/48 or 217-1655/56Fax: (230) 217 1643Hotline 800 4222Email: contact@icac.muWeb: http://www.icac.muArticle 44 (6)Mauritius makes extradition conditional on the existence of a treaty. The Extradition Act does not at present allow Mauritius to take the Convention as the legal basis for co-operation on extradition with other States Parties to the Convention.Article 46 (13)The central authority designated to receive requests for mutual legal assistance is the Attorney General.Address:Attorney General's Office4th Floor, Renaganaden Seeneevassen BuildingJules Koenig StreetPort LouisMauritiusTel: (230) 208-7234, (230) 212-2132Fax: (230) 211 8084E-mail: sgo@mail.gov.muArticle 46 (14)The acceptable languages are English (preferably) and French.Mexico… the contact details of the Central Authority are as follow:Authority: Procuraduría General de la RepúblicaDirección General de Extradiciones y Asistencia JurídicaHead of Office: Lic. Leopoldo Velarde OrtizAddress: Av. Paseo de la Reforma No. 211-213, 2o piso, ColoniaCuauhtémoc, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06500,México, D.F.Telephones: (52-55) 53 46 01 13(52-55) 53 46 01 25(52-55) 53 46 09 02(52-55) 53 46 09 03Micronesia (Federated States of)“… mutual legal assistance requests submitted under Article 46 (14) should be submitted in English.”Mongolia<right>7 August 2008</right>With regard to the notifications made under articles 6(3), 44(6), 46(13) and 46(14):“1. Pursuant to with Article 6 (3) of the UN Convention against Corruption:The authority that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption is the Independent Authority against Corruption of Mongolia.Independent Authority against Corruption of MongoliaSukhbaatar district, Seoul Street – 41,Ulaanbaatar 14250, Mongolia.Tel/Fax: 976 70112460E-mail: comcor@iaac.mnWeb page: www.iaac.mn2. Pursuant to Article 44 (6) of the Convention:Mongolia will take the UN Convention against Corruption as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to the Convention. Mongolia will not extradite its’ own citizens.3. Pursuant to Article 46 (13) of the Convention:The central authority that shall have the responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution is the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs of Mongolia.Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs of MongoliaTrade Street 6/1Ulaanbaatar 210646, Mongolia.Tel: 976 11 267014, Fax: 976 11 325225E-mail: admin@mojha.gov.mnWeb page: www.mojha.gov.mn4. Pursuant to article 46 (14) of the Convention:The requests and supporting documents on legal assistance should be submitted in the Mongolian language or either of the UN official languages, English or Russian.”MontenegroNotification under article 6 (3)“Update information on designated authority of the Government of Montenegro that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption.Directorate for Anti-Corruption InitiativeRimski trg 4681000 PodgoricaMontenegroName of person to be contacted:Vesna Ratković, PhDDirectorTel: +382 20 234 395Fax: +382 20 234 082Email: vesna.ratković@daci.gov.meWebsite: www.antikorupcija.meLanguages: Montenegrin, English”Notification under article 46 (13)“Designated central authority of the Government of Montenegro [to receive] requests for mutual legal assistance:Ministry of JusticeSector for JudiciaryVuka Karadzica 3,81000 PodgoricaMontenegroName of the person to be contacted:Branka LakocevićDeputy MinisterTel: 00 382 20 407 512Fax: 00 382 20 407 515Email: Branka.Lakocević@mpa.gov.meLanguages: Montenegrin, English”MoroccoNotification under 46(13):The coordinates of the Moroccan central authority responsible for receiving requests for mutual legal assistance in accordance with paragraph 13 of article 46 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption are:<i>Prénom Nom : Mohamed BENALILOU</i><i>Titre/Fonction : Juge, Chef de la Division des Affaires Pénales Spéciales</i><i>Organisme : Ministère de la Justice</i><i>Adresse : Ministère de la Justice, Direction des Affaires Pénales et</i><i> des Grâces, Place Mamounis, Rabat</i><i>Ville/Pays : Rabat/Maroc</i><i>GSM : 00212661187396</i><i>Téléphone : 00212537702365</i><i>Fax : 00212537702365</i><i>E mail : benalilou_m@yahoo.fr</i><i>Prénom Nom : Abd salam BOUHOUCH</i><i>Titre/Fonction : Juge, Chef de la Division d’execution des mesures</i><i> judiciaires en matière pénale</i><i>Organisme : Ministère de la Justice</i><i>Adresse : Ministère de la Justice, Direction des Affaires Pénales et</i><i> des Grâces, Place Mamounis, Rabat</i><i>Ville/Pays : Rabat/Maroc</i><i>GSM : 00212661073452</i><i>Téléphone : 00212537202409</i><i>Fax : 00212537202409</i><i>E mail : bouhouchabdo@yahoo.fr</i>Mozambique<right>4 November 2008</right>“Pursuant to the provisions of Article 46, paragraphs 13 and 14 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Republic of Mozambique declares that the Attorney’s General Office of the Republic of Mozambique is the central authority designated to receive requests of legal mutual assistance and cooperation in the framework of the Convention, and that the Portuguese andEnglish languages are the acceptable languages.Furthermore, with regard to Article 44 of the Convention, the Republic of Mozambique declares that:‘In accordance with its Constitution, the Republic of Mozambique can not extradite Mozambican citizens. The Constitution does not allow the extradition of foreign citizens that, according to the laws of the requesting State, could be subjected to death penalty or lifeimprisonment. Foreign citizens also can not be extradited whenever there is serious ground to believe that they may be subjected to torture, inhumane, degrading or cruel treatment’.”NamibiaNotification under 6 (3):Anti-Corruption CommissionP.O.Box 23137, Windhoek, NamibiaFrans Indongo Building. Dr. Frans Indongo Street, WindhoekName of person to be contacted:The Director, Anti-Corruption CommissionTel. +264 61 370600 (Anti-Corruption Commission)Fax: +264 61 300 952Email: pnoa@accnamibia.org or anticorruption@accnamibia.orgMinistry of Justice, Directorate of Legal ServicesPrivate Bag 13302, Windhoek, NamibiaName of person to be contacted:Mrs. Gladice Pickering, Ministry of JusticeTel: +264 61 280 5319 (Ministry of Justice)Fax: +264 61 254 054Email: gpickering@moj.gov.naNepalNotification under 44.6(a)"With reference to Article 44.6 (a) of the Convention, the Government of Nepal would like to inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations that it will not take this Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to this Convention."Notification under 46.13"With reference to Article 46.13 of the Convention, the Government of Nepal would like to notify that the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers has been designated as the central authority with responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution."Notification under 46.14"With reference to Article 46.14 of the Convention, the Government of Nepal would like to notify that the English or Nepali Language shall be acceptable for mutual legal assistance."Netherlands<superscript>17</superscript><right>4 November 2009</right>Article 6 (3):"… the authority for The Netherlands that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption is:Public Sector Employment Affairs DepartmentDirectorate-General for Governance and Kingdom RelationsMinistry of the Interior and Kingdom RelationsP.O. Box 200112500 EA The HagueThe Netherlands"<right>22 June 2010</right>Notifications under Articles 44 (6) and Article 46 (14):“The Kingdom of the Netherlands declares, with reference to Article 44, paragraph 6, sub a, of the Convention, that the Kingdom of the Netherlands takes the said Convention, for the Kingdom in Europe, as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to this Convention.The Kingdom of the Netherlands declares, with reference to Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, that the central authority of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for the Kingdom in Europe, is:Ministry of JusticeDepartment of International Legal Assistance in Criminal MattersP.O. Box 203012500 EH The HagueThe Kingdom of the Netherlands, for the Kingdom in Europe, declares, with reference to Article 46, paragraph 14, of the Convention, that it will accept requests made in the English or Dutch languages.”Notification under 46 (13):<right>3 May 2011</right>“Ministry of Security and JusticeDepartment of International Legal Assistance in Criminal MattersPostbus 203012500 EH den HaagThe NetherlandsName of person to be contacted:Mr. M.E. CoffengHead of Department of International Legal Assistance in Criminal MattersTel: 31 (0) 70 370 6134Fax: 31 (0) 70 370 7945Email: airs@minjus.nlLanguages: Dutch, English, GermanInformation needed for the requests to be executed:Requests in English or DutchArt. 46 (-15) ConventionFormats and channels accepted:Art. 44 (extr.)Art. 46 ConventionRequests should be sent to central authority by post. In urgent cases the request can be sent by fax followed by post.Specific procedure in urgent cases:In urgent cases the request can be sent by fax followed by post.”Nicaragua<right>25 October 2006</right>In accordance with the provisions of article 46 (13) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua declares that the Attorney General of the Republic is designated as the central authority competent to receive requests for mutual legal assistance.North Macedonia<right>16 April 2008</right>“In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 3, of the above mentioned Convention, competent authorities of Republic of Macedonia that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption, are: the State commission for the Suppression of Corruption and the Primary Public Prosecutor’s Office for prosecuting organized crime and corruption.In accordance with Article 44, paragraph 6, subparagraph (a) of the Convention, the Republic of Macedonia will take this Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to this Convention.In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 13 of the Convention, the central authority responsible and authorized to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution is the Ministry of Justice – Department for international legal assistance. Pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 14 of the Convention, the language acceptable to the Republic of Macedonia is Macedonian.”Norway<right>21 September 2006</right>" <i>Article 6 (3) </i>In Norway the authorities that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption are:The Royal Ministry of Justice and the Police, P.O. Box 8005 Dep, N-0030 OsloThe Royal Ministry of Finance, P.O. Box Dep, N-0030 Oslo<i>Article 46 (13) </i>The Norwegian authority responsible for receiving requests for mutual legal assistance in accordance with article 46 (13) is: The Royal Ministry of Justice and the Police, P.O. Box 8005 Dep, N-0030 Oslo<i>Article 46 (14) </i>Norway will accept requests in English, Danish and Swedish in addition to Norwegian."Pakistan“Article 6 (3)... the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan nominates National Accountability Bureau as the authority which will develop and implement specific anti-corruption measures in the country and cooperate at international level.Address:National Accountability Bureau (NAB)Ata Turk Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabadwww/nab.gov.pkTelephone + 92-51-920 8165Fax + 92-51-921 4502 Article 44 (6)... the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan declares that pursuant to Article 44, Paragraph 6, of the Convention, it does not take this Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties.Article 46 (13)..., the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan designates National Accountability Bureau as a central authority to receive all requests for mutual legal assistance from other States Parties under the Convention. All such requests shall be in English or shall be accompanied by an official translation in English."Panama...the Republic of Panama will take the Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States parties to the Convention....the Office of the Attorney-General is the central authority responsible for receiving and implementing requests for mutual legal assistance.... the Republic of Panama considers that, for requests for legal assistance, the acceptable language is Spanish.ParaguayPursuant to article 44 (6) (a) of the Convention, I have the honour to inform you that the Republic of Paraguay will take the Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States parties to the Convention.Pursuant to the provisions of article 46 (13) of the aforementioned Convention, I hereby notify you that the Republic of Paraguay has designated the following institution as its central authority:Central authority:Government Procurator's Department - Office of the Attorney-GeneralDepartment responsible: Department of International Affairs and External Legal AssistanceDirector: Juan Emilio Oviedo CabañasAddress: 737 Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, between Víctor Haedo and HumaitáTelephone: 595-21-415 5000, extensions 162 and 157;595-21-415 5100; 595-21 454603e-mail: jeoviedo@ministeriopublico.gov.pyPursuant to the terms of article 46 (14) of the Convention, the Republic of Paraguay considers that, for requests for mutual legal assistance and any other relevant communication, the Spanish language is acceptable or, failing that, officially certified translations into Spanish.Peru<right>10 October 2014</right>In accordance with the provisions of article 46 (13) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, Peru designates the Public Ministry, the Attorney-General, through the International Judicial Cooperation Unit and Extraditions as the central authority on mutual legal assistance.In accordance with article 46 (14) of the said Convention, Spanish is the language acceptable for requests for mutual legal assistance.Philippines<right>14 December 2006</right>"In accordance with Article 6, paragraph 3, the Republic of the Philippines declares that the authorities for assisting other States in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption are:Office of the OmbudsmanAgham Road, Diliman, Quezon City, PhilippinesCommission on AuditCommonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, PhilippinesIn accordance with Article 44, paragraph 6, the Republic of the Philippines declares that dual criminality is required under its extradition law and the Philippines therefore cannot consider the Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States.In accordance with Article 46, paragraphs 13 and 14, the Republic of the Philippines declares that if the request involves a State Party which has a bilateral treaty on mutual legal assistance with the Philippines, the Central Authority which shall have the power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or transmit them to the competent authorities for execution is:The Department of JusticePadre Faura Street, Manila, PhilippinesIn the absence of a bilateral treaty, the Central Authority shall be:Office of the OmbudsmanAgham Road, Diliman, Quezon City, PhilippinesThe acceptable language for requests for mutual assistance is English."Poland<right>13 October 2006</right>"Pursuant to article 46, paragraph 13, the Republic of Poland declares that the Ministry of Justice is designed as the central authority competent to receive requests for mutual legal assistance.Pursuant to article 44, paragraph 6, the Republic of Poland regards the aforementioned Convention as a legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties of the Convention.The Republic of Poland declares that Polish and English shall be the languages acceptable pursuant to article 46, paragraph 14 of the Convention."Notification under article 6 (3):“The Cabinet of the Head of theCentral Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA)Al. Ujazdowskie 900-583 WarsawPolandName of person to be contacted:Mr. Pawel RutkowskiInternational Cooperation Expert-CoordinatorTel: 00 4822 437 22 13Fax: 00 4822 437 22 93Email: cba080@cba.gov.plWebsite: www.cba.gov.plLanguages: Polish, English”Portugal“Name and address of the Portuguese authority pursuant to article 6 (3) of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.Directorate General for Justice Policy-Ministry of JusticeAv. Oscar Monteiro Torres-391000-216 LisboaPortugalName of service to be contacted:International Affairs DepartmentTelephone: (351) 21 792 4030Fax: (351) 21 792 4031Email: gri@dgpj.mj.ptWebsite: http://www.dgpj.mj.pt Languages : English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.”Qatar<right>3 January 2012</right><i>Notification under article 6 (3):</i>Name of authority: National Committee of Integrity and TransparencyFull postal address: P.O.Box: 2599 Doha - QatarName of service to be contacted: The Secretary of NCITName of person to be contacted: Ibrahim Hashim Al-sadaTitle if applicable: Acting Chairman of NCITTelephone: +974 44077777, +974 44077516Fax: +974 44077778, +974 44077602Email: ncit@abq.gov.qa, info@abq.gov.qaWebsite: www.abq.gov.qaOffice hours: from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Time zone GMT +/-: +3Languages: Arabic, EnglishRepublic of KoreaThe Republic of Korea, pursuant to Article 46 (13) of the Convention, notifies the Secretary-General of the United Nations that the Minister of Justice is designated as the central authority for mutual legal assistance under the Convention. It also notifies the Secretary-General, pursuant to Article 46 (14) of the Convention, that requests for mutual legal assistance under the Convention should be made in, or accompanied by a translation into, the Korean or the English language.<right>21 April 2008</right>Article 6 (3)“Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights CommissionImgwang Building 81, Uiju-ro, Seodaemun-guSeoul, Republic of Korea, #120-705”Romania"In accordance with Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, Romania declares that the central authorities responsible for receiving requests for mutual legal assistance are:a) the Prosecutor's Office to the High Court of Cassation and Justice for the requests formulated in criminal investigation and prosecution;b) the Ministry of Justice for the requests formulated during the trial and execution of punishment, and for receiving requests for extradition and transfer of sentenced persons."<right>10 May 2011</right>Notification under article 6 (3):Name of authority:NATIONAL INTEGRITY AGENCY (Agentia Nationala de Integritate)Full postal address:Lascar Catargiu Ave., No. 15, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania, Postal Code: 010661Name of service to be contacted:Legal, Control, Communication and Public Relations Department within the National Integrity Agency.Name of person to be contacted:Mr. Silviu Ioan POPAAdvisor to the President of National Integrity AgencyTelephone: +40-37-206 98 22Fax: +40-37-206 98 88Email: silviu.popa@integritate.euani@integritate.euWebsite: www.integritate.euLanguages: English, RomanianName of authority:MINISTRY OF JUSTICEFull postal address:17 Apolodor Street, Sector 5, Bucharest, Romania, Postal Code: 050741Name of service to be contacted:Unit for Crime Prevention and for the Cooperation with EU Asset Recover OfficesName of person to be contacted:Mr. Cornel-Virgiliu CALINESCUHead of UnitTelephone: +40-37-204 1060Fax: +40-37-204 1061Email: cornel.calinescu@just.ro; drsjcc@just.roWebsite: www.just.roLanguages: English, RomanianName of authority:ANTI-CORRUPTION GENERAL DIRECTORATEFull postal address:390A Oltenitei Street, 4th district, Bucharest, RomaniaName of service to be contacted:European Affairs and International Relations ServiceName of person to be contacted:Mrs. Madalina ARGESANUHead of European Affairs and International Relations ServiceTelephone: Office: 0040 21 332 19 96 Mobile: 0040 734 774 749Fax: 0040 21 332 11 77Email: relint.dga@mai.gov.ro, madalina.argesanu@mai.gov.roWebsite: www.mai.gov.roLanguages: English, Romanian<right>15 December 2011</right>Notification under article 46 (14):"Pursuant to article 46, paragraph 14 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Government of Romania acknowledges English, French and Romanian as acceptable languages for the mutual legal assistance requests and supporting documents presented to the Romanian authorities under United Nations Convention against Corruption."Russian Federation...2) The Russian Federation declares, in accordance with article 44, paragraph 6, subparagraph (a) of the Convention, that it will take the Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to the Convention, on a foundation of reciprocity;...5) The Russian Federation declares, on the basis of the last sentence of article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, that it will, on a foundation of reciprocity and in urgent circumstances, accept requests for mutual legal assistance and communications through the International Criminal Police Organization, provided that the documents containing such requests and communications are dispatched without delay in the prescribed manner;6) The Russian Federation declares, in accordance with article 46, paragraph 14, of the Convention, that requests for mutual legal assistance and communications related thereto addressed to the Russian Federation must be accompanied by translations into Russian, unless otherwise established by an international agreement of the Russian Federation or unless otherwise arranged between the central authority of the Russian Federation and the central authority of the other State Party to the Convention;...<right>7 January 2009</right>… in accordance with paragraph 13 of Article 46 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, adopted on 31 October 2003, the following authorities of the Russian Federation were designated to implement the provisions of this Convention with regard to mutual legal assistance:Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation – on the proceedings in civil matters, including those relating to civil aspects of the criminal offences, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation on all other matters.<right>18 August 2010</right>Notification under article 6 (3):“The State Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation located at the address: Russian Federation, 125993, Moscow, ul. Bolshaya Dmitrovka, 15A, and the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation located at the address: Russian Federation, 119991, Moscow, ul. Zhitnaya, 14, are designated by the Russian party as authorities that may assist other States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption.”Serbia<right>18 December 2009</right>“… pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 13, of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the central authority of the Republic of Serbia for receiving requests for mutual legal assistance, acting on them and transmitting them to the competent authorities for execution is the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, Nemanjina 22-26, 11000 Belgrade.The contact person is Mr. Vojkan Simic, Assistant Justice Minister,tel. No. + 381 11 311 14 73, fax No. + 381 11 311 29 09 ande-mail address vojkan.simic@mprayde.gov.rs.”Notification under Article 6 (3):Name of authority:Anti-Corruption AgencyFull postal address:Bulevar Mihaila Pupina 2, 11 000, Belgrade, SerbiaName of service to be contacted:Department for International CooperationName of persons to be contacted:Milica BozanicHead of Department for International CooperationTelephone: + 381 (0) 11 3014 441Fax: + 381 (0) 11 3119 987Email: milica.bozanic@acas.rsWebsite: www.acas.rsLanguages: SerbianSeychelles"That, under Article 44.6 (a) of the Convention, the Republic of Seychelles will not take the Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition, andThat in accordance with Article 46.13 of the Convention, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been designated the competent authority to receive requests for mutual assistance and transmit them to the central authority for execution."<right>19 November 2009</right>Notifications under article 6 (3):“… authorities that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption.The detail[s] of these authorities are as follows:1. Ministry of Foreign AffairsP.O. Box 656,National HouseVictoria, Mahé,Tel.: (248) 283 500 – Fax: (248) 224 845E-mail: mfapesey@seychelles.net2. Attorney General’s OfficeP.O. Box 58,National HouseVictoria, Mahé,Tel.: (248) 283 000 – Fax: (248) 225 063E-mail: agoffice@seychelles.sc”Singapore“1. Pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 3 of the above mentioned Convention, the Government of the Republic of Singapore designates the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau of Singapore as the authority that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption. The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau of Singapore can be contacted through the following means:Address: 2 Lengkok Bahru Singapore 159047Tel: +(65)-6270-0141; Fax: +(65)-6270-0320Email: cpib website email@cpib.gov.sg2. Pursuant to Article 44, paragraph 6 of the above mentioned Convention, the Government of the Republic of Singapore declares that it does not take the above mentioned convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties.3. Pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 13 of the above mentioned Convention, the Government of the Republic of Singapore designates the Attorney-General of Singapore as the central authority for the purposes of mutual legal assistance in accordance with Article 46 of the said Convention.4. Pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 14 of the above mentioned Convention, the Government of the Republic of Singapore declares that requests and attachments thereto addressed to the central authority of Singapore should be in the English language, or a translation into the English language should be attached thereto.”Slovakia“Pursuant to article 46, paragraphs 13 and 14 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Slovak Republic notifies that the central authority of the Slovak Republic responsible for receiving requests for mutual legal assistance is the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic and the acceptable languages are Slovak and English.”Notification under article 6 (3):“The national authority that may assist other States parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption, is:The Government of the Slovak RepublicNámestie slobody 1813 70 BratislavaSlovak Republic”Slovenia“WHEREAS PURSUANT TO Article 44, paragraph 6, subparagraph (a) of the Convention, the Republic of Slovenia takes the Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States Parties to the Convention;WHEREAS PURSUANT TO Article 46, paragraph 13 of the Convention, the central authority in the Republic of Slovenia that shall have the responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution is the Ministry of Justice;AND WHEREAS PURSUANT TO Article 46, paragraph 14 of the Convention, the languages acceptable to the Republic of Slovenia are Slovenian, English and French”.<right>27 July 2009</right>Notification under article 6 (3):«In accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 3 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption the preventive anti-corruption body in the Republic of Slovenia is the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption.Address:Commission for the Prevention of CorruptionDunajska cesta 561000 LjubljanaT:+386 1 478 84 83F:+386 1 478 84 72E : anti.korupcija@kpk-rs.si.»South Africa"... in terms of Article 44 (6) of the Convention it is approved that South Africa uses the Convention as the legal basis for co-operation on extradition with other States Parties to the Convention.... it is approved that the Director-General of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is the designated Central Authority to receive requests for mutual legal assistance in terms of article 46 (13) of the Convention."Spain<right>26 March 2007</right>... in accordance with article 46 (13), the central authority to receive requests for mutual assistance is the following:Subdirección General de Cooperación JurídicaInternacional Ministerio de JusticiaCalle San Bernardo, 62 C.O. 28015 MADRIDSt. LuciaNotification under article 6 (3):“Pursuant to Article 6 (3) of the Convention, the Government of Saint Lucia has the honour to inform you that the authority that may assist other States parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption is: The Attorney General’s Chambers, 2nd Floor, Francis Compton building, Waterfront, Castries, Saint Lucia, West Indies."Notification under article 44 (6):"The Government of Saint Lucia further declares that pursuant to Article 44 paragraph 6 of the Convention, it does not take the Convention as the legal basis for co-operation on extradition with other state parties."Notification under article 46 (13):"Pursuant to Article 46 (13) of the Convention, the Government of Saint Lucia has the honour to inform you that requests for mutual legal assistance in criminal cases should be addressed to: The Attorney General’s Chambers, 2nd Floor, Francis Compton building, Waterfront, Castries, Saint Lucia, West Indies."Notification under article 46 (14):"Pursuant to Article 46 (14) of the Convention, the Government of Saint Lucia has the honour to inform you that requests for mutual legal assistance must be submitted in English.”State of Palestine<right>4 June 2014</right>“Pursuant to article 6, paragraph 3:Anti-Corruption Commission of the State of PalestineRamallah/Al Beirah - Al BalouTel: 0097022404014/7/8Fax: 0097022424015E-mail: info@pacc.pna.psPursuant to article 46, paragraph 13:Ministry of Justice of the State of PalestineRamallah, Al MasyounPost Office Box 267Tel: 0097022987662Fax: 0097022974497E-mail: info@moj.gov.psPursuant to article 46, paragraph 14:The State of Palestine accepts requests for mutual legal assistance in the following languages: Arabic and English.”Sweden<right>10 September 2008</right>Notifications under articles 6 (3) and 44 (6):"... Article 6 (3)The Swedish authority that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption is:The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, (Sida)Valhallavägen 199SE-105 25 STOCKHOLMSwedensida@sida.se<i>Article 44 (6)</i>Sweden does not make extradition conditional on the existence of a treaty. Extradition of aliens is regulated by national legislation.”<right>27 October 2009</right><i>Article 46 (13)</i>“The contact details of the Swedish Central Authority are as follows:Ministry of JusticeDivision for Criminal Cases and International Judicial Co-operationSE-103 39 STOCKHOLMSWEDENE-mail: birs@justice.ministry.se”<right>20 December 2013</right>“The following addition shall be made to the present declaration on Article 46.13: Regarding requests for service of documents under Article 46.3 (b), County Administrative Board of Stockholm is the central authority.”SwitzerlandThe central authority designated by Switzerland to receive requests for mutual legal assistance under Article 46, paragraph 13 of this Convention is:<i>Office fédéral de la justice</i>Bundesrain 20CH-3003 Berne.Pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 14 of that Convention, requests for mutual legal assistance and the documents attached thereto must be sent to Switzerland together with their certified translation into French, German or Italian, if they have not been established in one of these languages.The name and the coordinates of the competent authority that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption is:<i>Groupe de travail interdépartemental pour la lutte contre la corruption</i><i>Département fédéral des affaires étrangères DFAE</i><i>Division Politique V</i><i>Bundesgasse 28</i><i>CH-3003 Berne</i>Email: <i>pa5-finanz-wirtschaft@eda.admin.ch</i>Website: <i>www.eda.admin.ch</i> Languages: <i>German, French, English.</i>TogoNotification under article 46 (13):The Ministry of Justice is the central authority for mutual legal assistance.Telephone : 00228 221 09 79Email : justice@justice.gouv.tgP.O. Box : 121, Lomé, TogoTunisiaNotification under article 46 (13):Name of the authority: Ministère de la JusticeComplete mailing address: 31, Boulevard Bab Bnet-El Kasbah, 1006 TunisName of the person to contact: Riadh BelkadhiName of the service to contact: Direction Générale des Affaires PénalesTitle: Avocat Général des Affaires PénalesPhone: +(00216) 71.564.065 Fax: +(00216) 71.569.23424 hours phone: +(00216) 97.560.215Email: minjus.affaires.penales@email.ati.tnLanguages: Arabic and FrenchTurkey<superscript>18</superscript>Notification under article 46 (13) and (14)“Name of authority:DG for International Law and Foreign Relations of the Turkish Ministry of JusticeFull postal addres:Mustafa Kemal Mah.2. 2151 Cad. No: 34/10, Sögütözü, 06520 Ankara/TURKEYName of service to be contacted:DG for International Law and Foreign Relations/Section of judicial cooperation in criminal mattersName of person to be contacted:Seda Turkan MANAV JudgeTelephone:+09 312 219 4525Fax:+ 09 312 219 4523Language:EnglishInformation needed for the request to be executed:Related provisions of the Convention are applicable. In general, necessary documents and information on the case, such as name of requesting authority and of contact person, ID details and address of offender(s), facts of the case, text of relevant law, copy of arrest warrant. In accordance with paragraph 14 of Article 16 of the Convention, Turkey declares that the requests and supporting documents on legal assistance should be submitted in Turkish language.Formats and channel accepted:Formats and channels are accepted in accordance with the related provisions of the Convention. In addition, Interpol and diplomatic channels are accepted.Specific procedure in urgent cases:Fax by Interpol is possible. Necessary steps will be taken once extradition request is received.”Uganda<right>20 October 2009</right>"Pursuant ot article 6, paragraph 3 of the Convention, the authorities handling the prevention of corruption are:Ministry of Ethics and IntegrityP.O.Box 7142KampalaInspectorate General of GovernmentP.O.Box 1682Tel: 259723/348613/347387Website: www.igg.go.ugThe Office of the Auditor GeneralP.O.Box 7083Tel: 256-414-344340Email: infor@aog.go.ugWebsite: www.oag.go.ug"Ukraine<right>2 December 2009</right>“(1) To paragraph 6 (a) of Article 44:Ukraine declares that it will consider this Convention to be the legal basis for co-operation on extradition in relations with the States Parties to this Convention in the absence of a treaty on extradition between them;(2) To paragraph 13 of Article 46:The Central Authorities, which are authorized pursuant to paragraph 13 of Article 46 of the Convention, shall be the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (concerning requests of courts) and the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine (concerning requests of pre-trial investigation authorities);(3) To paragraph 14 of Article 46:Requests for legal aid and documents, attached thereto, shall be sent to Ukraine together with a certified translation into Ukrainian, Russian, English or French unless they are drawn up in one of these languages.”United Arab Emirates<right>13 November 2009</right>Notification under article 6 (3):“… the United Arab Emirates Government has assigned the following authorities that may assist other States Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption:Ministry of Justice: Abu Dhabi, P.O.Box 260State Audit Bureau: Abu Dhabi, P.O.Box 3320”<right>12 April 2013</right>Notification under article 46 (13 and 14):“The key agency for receiving requests of mutual legal assistance in the United Arab Emirates is the Department of International Cooperation of the UAE Ministry of Justice. The accepted language for assistance requests and enclosed documents is the Arabic language, unless stated otherwise in the conventions to which the UAE is [a] party.”United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<right>16 April 2012</right><left>“Notification under article 46 (13):</left>The United Kingdom Central Authority for Mutual Legal AssistanceJudicial Cooperation UnitHome Office5th Floor Fry Building2 Marsham StreetLondon SW1P 4DFTel: +44 20 7035 4040Fax: +44 20 7035 6985<left>Notification under article 46 (14):</left>In accordance with article 46 (14), requests for mutual legal assistance under the Convention should be sent in English. ”United States of America"Pursuant to article 6, paragraph 3 of the Convention, [the United States notifies] that the authorities are:The Department of JusticeOffice of Justice ProgramsNational Institute of Justice810 7th Street, NWWashington, D.C. 20531andThe Department of StateBureau of International Narcoticsand Law Enforcement AffairsAnticorruption Unit2201 C Street NWWashington, D.C. 20520.Pursuant to Article 44, paragraph 6, of the Convention, ... the United States will not apply Article 44, paragraph 5.Pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, ... the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Office of International Affairs, is designated as the central authority for mutual legal assistance under the Convention.Pursuant to Article 46, paragraph 14, of the Convention, ... requests for mutual legal assistance under the Convention should be made in, or accompanied by a translation into, the English language."Uruguay<right>12 April 2007</right>- Article 6, paragraph 3: Dr. Adolfo Perez Piera and Beatriz Pereira de Pólito, President and Vice-President of the State Advisory Board on Economic and Financial Affairs (Rincón 528, piso 8, Montevideo, Uruguay; tel.: 011 5982 917 0407; fax.: 011 5982 917 0407 ext. 15; e-mail: secretaria@jasesora.gub.uy);- Article 44, paragraph 6: While Uruguay does not necessarily make extradition conditional on the existence of a treaty, it has incorporated the United Nations Convention against Corruption into its domestic legal order and will therefore take the Convention as the legal basis for cooperation on extradition with other States parties;- Article 46, paragraph 13: In accordance with Act No. 17,060 of 22 October 1998 (articles 34 and 35), requests for international legal cooperation on criminal matters from foreign authorities must be addressed to the Central Advisory Board on International Legal Cooperation, which is currently attached to the Department of Constitutional and Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Education and Culture;- Article 46, paragraph 14: Spanish and EnglishUzbekistan<right>1 August 2008</right>“…..to paragraph 3 of Article 6 of the Convention: The Republic of Uzbekistan notifies that the Office of Prosecutor General, Ministry of Internal Affairs, National Security Service and Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall be defined as the authorities that may assist other State Parties in developing and implementing specific measures for the prevention of corruption…….. to paragraph 6 of Article 44 of the Convention: In accordance with subparagraph “ä” of paragraph 6 of the article 44 the Republic of Uzbekistan notifies that it shall use this Convention as a legal basis for cooperation on extradition of persons, who committed corruption crimes, with other State Parties of this Convention on a foundation of reciprocity…to Article 46 of the Convention:(a) paragraph 13. The Republic of Uzbekistan notifies that the Office of Prosecutor General shall be defined as a central authority responsible to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and execute them, or to transfer them to the competent authorities of the Republic of Uzbekistan for execution…(b) paragraph 14. The Republic of Uzbekistan notifies that the Uzbek, Russian and English languages shall be defined as acceptable upon filing requests for mutual legal assistance…”Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Concerning the provisions of article 46, paragraph 13, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela hereby designates the Public Prosecutor’s Office as the central authority with the responsibility and power to receive requests for mutual legal assistance and either to execute them or to transmit them to the competent authorities for execution. With regard to paragraph 14 of the same article, it hereby provides notification that the acceptable language for such requests shall be Spanish.<right>14 août 2013</right><i>Notification under article 46, paragraph 13</i>Ministerio Público1010, Caracas, VenezuelaTelephone: (58) 0212 5098342 Fax: (58) 0212 5780215genny.rodriguez@mp.gob.vewww.mp.gob.ve/From 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Time zone GMT +/- -4:30Languages of requests: SpanishAcceptance of requests through Interpol: NoInformation needed for the requests to be executed: The requirements of article 46, paragraph 15Formats and channels accepted: Central Authority, Diplomatic ChannelSpecific procedure in urgent cases: The requests can be transmitted by Fax or electronic mail and have to be confirmed officially at a later stageContact person: Mrs. Genny Rodriguez, Coordinator for International AffairsViet Nam“In accordance with Article 44 of the Convention thereof, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam declares that it shall not take the Convention as the legal basis for extraditions. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam shall conduct extradition in accordance with the Vietnamese law, on the basis of treaties on extradition and the principle of reciprocity.”<right>1 December 2009</right>Notifications under articles 6 (3) and 46 (13) and (14):“1. The Government Inspectorate of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam is the national authority of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, which may assist other States Parties in providing information for the prevention of and combating against corruption;2. The Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Security and the Supreme People’s Procuracy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam are national authorities, which may receive requests for mutual legal assistance in accordance with the Vietnamese law;3. English is the acceptable language for the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam with respect to requests for mutual legal assistance.”Zimbabwe<right>9 July 2010</right>Notification under article 46 (13)“The ChairmanAnti-Corruption CommissionNo. 5 Golda AvenueStrathavenHarareZimbabweTelephone: 263-4-307066/307079Cell: 263-4-11 880 059”1In accordance with the provisions of Article 153 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and Article 138 of the Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, the Government of the People's Republic of China decides that the Convention shall apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.2With the following territorial exclusion: ... until further decision, the Convention shall not apply to the Faeroe Islands or to Greenland.3Upon signing the Convention, the Government of Israel made the following communication with regard to the declaration made by the Government of Algeria upon ratification: "The Government of the State of Israel has noted that the instrument of ratification of Algeria of the abovementioned Convention contains a declaration with respect to the State of Israel. The Government of the State of Israel considers that such declaration, which is explicitly of a political nature, is incompatible with the purposes and objectives of the Convention. The Government of the State of Israel therefore objects to the aforesaid declaration." On 4 February 2009, upon ratification, the Government of Israel confirms the above communication.4On 14 August 2008, the Republic of Kenya lodged a reservation with the Secretary-General that was circulated by depositary notification C.N.643.2008.TREATIES-25 of 11 September 2008. This reservation, which had not been accepted for deposit awaiting the procedure envisaged in the above depositary notification, has now been withdrawn. The withdrawal was effected on 9 September 2009. The text of the reservation that was withdrawn reads as follows: “In accordance with Article 66 (3) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Republic of Kenya declares that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 of Article 66 of the Convention, which deals with the settlement of disputes arising between States Parties concerning the application of the Convention and referral to the International Court of Justice, because Kenya believes that such disputes should be resolved through amicable negotiation or mediation or conciliation between the parties.”5See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.6In a communication received on 4 November 2008, the Government of Mozambique informed the Secretary-General of the following: “The Republic of Mozambique does not consider itself bound by the provision of Article 66, paragraph 2 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which provides that any dispute between two or more States Parties concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention that cannot be settled through negotiation shall, at the request of one of those States Parties, be submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice. The Republic of Mozambique considers that no dispute of such nature may be submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice without the consent of all parties to the dispute.” Within a period of one year from the date of the depositary notification transmitting the reservation (C.N.834.2008.TREATIES-32 of 5 November 2008), none of the Contracting Parties to the said Convention had notified the Secretary-General of an objection either to the deposit itself or to the procedure envisaged. Consequently, the reservation in question was accepted for deposit upon the above-stipulated one year period, that is on 4 November 2009.7For the Kingdom in Europe. Following a modification of the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands (see note 2 under “Netherlands” in Historical Information), effective 10 October 2010, the Convention applies to the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).8Upon ratification, the Government of New Zealand notified the Secretary-General of the following: “... consistent with the constitutional status of Tokelau and taking into account the commitment of the Government of New Zealand to the development of self-government for Tokelau through an act of self-determination under the Charter of the United Nations, [the ratification by New Zealand of this Convention] shall not extend to Tokelau unless and until a Declaration to this effect is lodged by the Government of New Zealand with the Depositary on the basis of appropriate consultation with that territory…”9On 20 October 2015, the Government of Ukraine made a communication. The text can be found here: C.N.606.2015.TREATIES-XVIII.14 of 20 October 2015.10On 12 October 2006, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland informed the Secretary-General of the following: "... the said Convention shall extend to the British Virgin Islands being a territory for whose international relations the Government of the United Kingdom is responsible. The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland considers the extension of the United Nations Convention against Corruption to the British Virgin Islands to take effect from the date of deposit of this notification...". Furthermore, on 9 November 2009, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland informed the Secretary-General of the following: “… the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland wishes the United Kingdom’s Ratification of the Convention to be extended to the following territories for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible: Bailiwick of Guernsey Bailiwick of Jersey Isle of Man The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland considers the extension of the aforesaid Convention to take effect from the date of deposit of this notification … ”11On 4 June 2018, the Secretary-General received from the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the following notification: “… the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares that the United Kingdom’s ratification to the Convention shall be extended to the territory of Bermuda, for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible. The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland considers the extension of the Convention to the territory of Bermuda to take effect on the date of deposit of this notification...” On 14 December 2020, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland notified the Secretary-General that its ratification of the Convention is extended to the territory of the Cayman Islands. (See CN.562.2020.TREATIES-XVIII.14 for the notification.)12On 24 August 2020, the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia informed the Secretary-General of its decision to withdraw its reservation to article 44 of the Convention. The reservation read as follows: "... ratification by Ethiopia of the said Convention with a reservation on Article 44 of the Convention…"13Upon ratification, the Government of Austria made the following notification under article 46 (13): “… Austria’s respective central authority: Büro für Interne Angelegenheiten (BIA) Herrengasse 7, Postfach 100 1014 Wien Tel: +43-1 53126-5708 Fax: +43-1 53126-5790 BMI-IV-6-BIA@bmi.gv.at www.bia-bmi.at” This notification was replaced by a subsequent notification received by the Secretary-General on 30 August 2010.14Upon ratification, Chile had submitted the following notification under Article 46 (13): In addition, in accordance with the provisions of article 46, paragraph 13, it designates the Mnistry of Foreign Affairs, with main address at 180 Calle Teatinos, Santiago, Chile, as the central authority for the purpose of receiveing requests for mutual legal assistance. It further states that the language acceptable for such requests shall be Spanish.15Upon ratification, the Government of France made the following notification under article 46 (13): The Central Authority referred to in article 46 (13) of the Convention for the French Republic is the Ministry of Justice, Direction des affaires criminelles et des grâces, Bureau de l'entraide pénale internationale, 13, Place Vendôme, 75042 Paris CEDEX 01. This notification was replaced by a subsequent notification received by the Secretary-General on 27 October 2009.16Upon ratification, the Governement of Jordan made the following notification under Article 46 (13): "The Jordanian Ministry of Justice is the only authority which is responsible for requesting [mutual] legal assistance regarding corruption." This notification was subsequently replaced by a new notification received by the Secretary General 29 June 2011.17Upon ratification, the Government of the Netherlands made the following notification under article 46 (13): The Kingdom of the Netherlands declares, with reference to Article 46, paragraph 13, of the Convention, that the central authority of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for the Kingdom in Europe, is: Ministry of Justice Department of International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters P.O. Box 20301 2500 EH The Hague This notification was replaced by a subsequent notification received by the Secretary-General on 3 May 2011.18Upon ratification, the Government of Turkey made the following notification under article 46 (13): Name of authority: DG for International Law and Foreign Relations of the Turkish Ministry of Justice Full postal address: Mustafa Kemal Mah.2. 2151 Cad. No: 34/10, Söğütözü, 06520 Ankara/TURKEY Name of service to be contacted: DG for International law and Foreign Relations/Section of judicial cooperation in criminal matters Name of person to be contacted: Dr Ömer Faruk ALTINTAŞ Judge, Deputy Director General Telephone: + 09 312 218 7815 Fax: + 09 312 219 4523 Languages: Turkish, English Information needed for the request to be executed: Related provisions of the Convention are applicable. In general, necessary documents and information on the case, such as name of requesting authority and of contact person, ID details and address of offender(s), facts of the case, text of relevant law, copy of arrest warrant. Formats and channel accepted: Formats and channels are accepted in accordance with the related provisions of the Convention. In addition, Interpol and diplomatic channels are accepted. Specific procedure in urgent cases: Fax by Interpol is possible. Necessary steps will be taken once extradition request is received.