19 Nov 2019 10:37

Bill on possible exchange of sentenced persons with UAE submitted to Duma

MOSCOW. Nov 19 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the State Duma a bill ratifying the agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons, which Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) concluded in June.

The bill was published on the legislative website on Monday.

It envisages "ratification of the agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons, which was signed by the Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates in Moscow on June 26, 2019."

The president suggested that "Russian Representative in the European Court of Human Rights, Deputy Justice Minister Mikhail Galperin be appointed as the official presidential representative in the consideration of ratification of the Russian-UAE agreement in houses of the Russian Federal Assembly."

The explanatory note prepared by the Russian government for the ratification bill says the agreement "allows for transferring a person sentenced in the territory of one country to the other country for serving one's sentence in the country of citizenship."

'The receiving country will ensure that the sentenced person continues to serve one's sentence in accordance with the national law. The agreement defines terms of the transfer of sentenced persons, sets requirements to the form and content of transfer requests and responses, and lays down the procedure of execution of the requests," the note said.