A_Global_Protocol_on_Cybersecurity_and_Cybercrime.pdf

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35 investigations and proceedings in the same manner as for any other offence of a comparable nature under the law of that Party. a. Each Party shall, at the time of signature or when depositing its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, communicate to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe the name and address of each authority re- sponsible for making or receiving requests for extradition or provisional arrest in the absence of a treaty. b. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall set up and keep up- dated a register of authorities so designated by the Parties. Each Party shall en- sure that the details held on the register are correct at all times. Title 3 – General principles relating to mutual assistance Article 25 – General principles relating to mutual assistance 1. The Parties shall afford one another mutual assistance to the widest extent possible for the purpose of investigations or proceedings concerning criminal offences related to computer systems and data, or for the collection of evidence in electronic form of a criminal offence. 2. Each Party shall also adopt such legislative and other measures as may be necessary to carry out the obligations set forth in Articles 27 through 35. 3. Each Party may, in urgent circumstances, make requests for mutual assistance or communications related thereto by expedited means of communication, including fax or e-mail, to the extent that such means provide appropriate levels of security and authentication (including the use of encryption, where necessary), with formal con- firmation to follow, where required by the requested Party. The requested Party shall accept and respond to the request by any such expedited means of communication. 4. Except as otherwise specifically provided in articles in this chapter, mutual assistance shall be subject to the conditions provided for by the law of the requested Party or by applicable mutual assistance treaties, including the grounds on which the requested Party may refuse co-operation. The requested Party shall not exercise the right to re- fuse mutual assistance in relation to the offences referred to in Articles 2 through 11 solely on the ground that the request concerns an offence which it considers a fiscal offence.
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36 5. Where, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, the requested Party is permitted to make mutual assistance conditional upon the existence of dual crimi- nality, that condition shall be deemed fulfilled, irrespective of whether its laws place the offence within the same category of offence or denominate the offence by the same terminology as the requesting Party, if the conduct underlying the offence for which assistance is sought is a criminal offence under its laws.
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