Eu-Japan Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement

(k) any other administrative assistance authorized by the law of the requested State and agreed between a Member State and Japan. 2. This Agreement shall apply to any request for assistance made on or after the day or date of entry into force of this Agreement, whether the acts relevant to the request were committed before, on that date or after that date. 1. Requests for assistance under this Agreement shall be addressed by the central authority of the requesting State to the central authority of the requested State. 4. A request for assistance shall include, to the extent possible and relevant to the assistance requested, that the competent authorities under the laws of states for requests for assistance under this Agreement are listed in Annex II to this Agreement. (f) a description of the objective of the aid requested. 1.

This Agreement shall not prevent a State from providing assistance or assistance in accordance with other applicable international instruments or in accordance with its laws applicable therein. (c) there are reasonable grounds to believe that the request for assistance was made for the purpose of prosecuting or punishing a person on account of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political employment or sex, or that the position of that person may be compromised for any of those reasons; The Agreement applies to requests for and provision of mutual legal assistance with regard to investigations, criminal prosecutions and other criminal proceedings. It does not apply to extradition, the transfer of criminal proceedings* and the enforcement of sentences, with the exception of confiscation. The Annexes to this Agreement shall form an integral part of this Agreement.