Fiches Belges
Measure Implementation
Measure possibility

Legal Framework
Applicable Framework

Competent authority
Request/decision
Execute/recognise measure

Accepted Languages
Languages

Execution Deadline
Deadlines

Legal info
Special requirements
Other information

Fiches Belges: Cyprus

Confiscation (505)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Cyprus

Is this measure possible in your Member State under International Judicial Cooperation?

Yes.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Cyprus

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Confiscation of proceeds from crime is possible under sections 6-11 and 38 – 39 (International Cooperation) and part IV A (Cooperation with EU Member States) of the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Laws of 2007 – 2016.

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Cyprus

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

Requests for confiscation of assets must come from a competent authority and be submitted to the Ministry of Justice and Public Order which is the Central Authority. Such requests shall then be forwarded to the Law of the Republic or directly to the Unit for Combating Money Laundering, for execution. Requests for the enforcement of confiscation orders issued in EU Member States on the basis of Council Framework Decision 2006/783/JHA of 6 October 2006 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to confiscations orders, must be submitted directly to the Unit for Combating Money Laundering.

* execute/recognise the measure (if other than the receiving authority)

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Cyprus

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Greek or English

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Cyprus

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Cyprus

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

N/A

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