The Treaty on legal assistance between Russia and the UAE presented to Putin

The Treaty on legal assistance between Russia and the UAE presented to Putin


The parties shall render each other legal assistance, if the act to which the request relates to a criminal offense under the laws of both countries.

MOSCOW, 10 Nov. The government of the Russian Federation submitted to President Vladimir Putin for introducing for subsequent ratification the agreement between Russia and the United Arab Emirates on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, the relevant document published on the official portal of legal information.

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.

“The government of the Russian Federation decides: to approve and submit to the President of the Russian Federation for introducing for subsequent ratification by the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates on mutual legal assistance in criminal cases”, — stated in the decree.

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

As previously reported by the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers, 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