Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008

Certain Articles of 2000 Convention and Second Additional Protocol to have force of law.

5.— (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, Articles 4 (formalities and procedures in the execution of requests) and 6 (transmission of requests) of the 2000 Convention and Articles 4 (channels of communication) and 8 (procedure) of the Second Additional Protocol have the force of law in their application to the State.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1)

(a) references in the Articles mentioned in that subsection to a requested state or requested party or to authorities, judicial authorities or competent authorities of that state or party shall be construed as references to, where appropriate, the Central Authority or the judge or court concerned, and

(b) references to those Articles are references to the Articles as modified by any reservation or declaration made in relation to them.