The state Duma approved the Treaty on mutual assistance in criminal matters with the UAE

The state Duma approved the Treaty on mutual assistance in criminal matters with the UAE


Under the Treaty, Russia and the UAE agree to extradite to each other by request persons on the territory of one party to criminal prosecution. Earlier it was reported that the UAE could leave the alleged organizer of the murder of Boris Nemtsov.

MOSCOW, 29 APR –. The state Duma ratified the treaties with the United Arab Emirates on extradition for criminal proceedings and on mutual assistance in criminal matters.

Russia has bilateral and multilateral international treaties on legal assistance in criminal matters and extradition with more than 70 States. Treaties with the UAE was signed on November 25, 2014 in Abu Dhabi. The UAE is now considered nine requests for extradition of Russians. According to police, the UAE is the alleged organizer of the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov, ex-officer of the battalion “North” Ruslan Mukhadiev, who left Russia on a false passport and has been declared in Federal and international search.

The first Deputy head of the international Committee of the state Duma Svetlana Zhurova (EP) reported that according to the Ministry of foreign Affairs, UAE in November 2015 has complied with all state procedures necessary for the entry into force of the Treaty.

“The parties undertake on a reciprocal basis and under specified terms to give each other on request the persons staying in the territory of one party, for criminal prosecution or execution of sentence in the requesting party for a crime subject to extradition. Under the crimes as extraditable offenses are acts that are in accordance with the legislation of both parties are criminal offences and carry a penalty of deprivation of liberty for a term not less than one year or more serious punishment”, — is spoken in the explanatory note to the extradition Treaty.

As noted earlier in the government, legal aid in criminal cases is provided if the act to which the request relates to a criminal offence in both countries. “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,” — said in the government agreement on assistance in criminal matters.

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