Cyprus-USA cooperation in combating serious crime

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Cyprus-USA cooperation in combating serious crime
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By Marina Vassiliou

The bilateral agreement between Cyprus and the United States of America on enhancing cooperation in preventing and combating serious crime, which was signed in December 2015, was ratified on 10 March 2017 by Law 5(III)/2017. The agreement sets out a framework for cooperation, principally in the form of sharing of information, in order to prevent, detect, combat and investigate serious crime. The agreement covers only crimes punishable with a deprivation of liberty of more than one year or some more serious penalty, and to ensure compliance with their national laws, both countries agreed to specify particular serious crimes in respect of which they are not obliged to supply personal data.

According to the preamble to the agreement the objective of the parties is to cooperate as partners to prevent and combat serious crime, particularly terrorism, more effectively, while respecting individuals’ fundamental rights and freedoms, especially the right to...


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Cyprus-USA cooperation in combating serious crime


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