The government will submit the Treaty to the President of the Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates on legal assistance

The government will submit the Treaty to the President of the Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates on legal assistance


The document establishes the legal cooperation on criminal matters, requirements as to the form and content of the request, provided the grounds for refusal.

MOSCOW, 29 Oct. The Russian government will consider on Thursday the question of transfer to the President for subsequent introduction for ratification the agreement between Russia and the UAE on mutual assistance in criminal matters, the press service of the Cabinet.

The corresponding agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi on 25 November 2014.

“Legal aid in criminal cases is provided if the act to which the request relates to a criminal offence under the legislation of both parties. The requested party may, at its discretion, provide legal assistance also in that case, if the act on which the request arrived, is not criminally punishable under its legislation”, — stated in the message.

The Treaty specifies the scope of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, requirements as to the form and content of the request, provided the grounds for refusal.

During the meeting, the members of the government will also consider the issue of submission to the President for subsequent introduction for ratification the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the UAE on extradition of criminals.

“In accordance with the contract, the parties undertake to extradite on demand to each other persons for criminal prosecution or execution of sentence. Under…the crimes are understood acts which, in accordance with the legislation of both parties are punishable, and punished by deprivation of liberty for a term not less than one year or more serious punishment”, — is spoken in the message.

The bills approved by the Commission of the government of Russia on legislative activities on September 28, 2015.