The Ministry of justice: Treaty of Russia with Turkey on legal assistance impractical

The Ministry of justice: Treaty of Russia with Turkey on legal assistance impractical


The signing of the Treaty with Turkey on mutual legal assistance participation in international conventions was considered unnecessary, since Russia and Turkey are parties to the European Convention on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters of 20 April 1959.

MOSCOW, 25 Dec. The Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation explained the inappropriateness of the signing of the Treaty with Turkey on mutual legal assistance participation in international conventions regulating these issues.

On Thursday it became known that the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation will propose to President Vladimir Putin to inform Turkey about the termination of legal cooperation in civil, commercial and criminal matters. The proposal was prepared by the Ministry of justice.

“The completion of intrastate procedures necessary for the entry into force of the aforementioned Treaty, considered not feasible, since the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey are parties to the European Convention on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters of 20 April 1959 and Additional Protocol to the European Convention on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters of 17 March 1978,” — said in a statement on its website.

It is noted that the mutual legal assistance in civil and commercial matters on the basis of the Convention on the service abroad of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters dated 15 November 1965 and the Convention on the obtaining abroad of evidence in civil or commercial matters from 18 March 1970.