Act on Ratification of Treaty with Thailand in terms of mutual legal support in the criminal investigation came into force in Ukraine.
The Treaty was concluded in Bangkok on June 5, 2017.
According to the Treaty, Ukraine and Thailand agreed to provide each other with legal support in the criminal investigation, prosecution and other criminal proceedings concerning criminal cases, whether the assistance is requested or provided by the court or another relevant authority.
The Treaty arranges actions within the legal support and the information on requests of one of the parties.
The Treaty is not applied to arrest or detention of any individual for the purpose of their release, including military crimes. The state may refuse to provide support in a political crime. Yet, the party has to inform another one about the reasons for its refusal.
The state does not refuse to meet the request referring to bank secrecy.
The Treaty stipulates that the information and evidence received can be used only for purposes indicated on the request. Otherwise, a state has to receive an assent from the partner country.
Either party may terminate the Treaty any time by sending a written notification. The document will become invalid in six months.
As we reported earlier, Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, paid a working visit to Indochina, where he stated that Ukraine and Thailand agreed on mutual support in criminal investigation.