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Article Comparison - European Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property

Article 9

1. Unless the Parties otherwise agree, letters rogatory shall be in the language of the requested Party, or in the official language of the Council of Europe that is indicated by the requested Party in a declaration addressed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, or where no such declaration has been made in either of the official languages of the Council of Europe.

2. They shall indicate:

a. the authority making the request,

b. the object of and the reason for the request,

c. the identity of the person concerned,

d. the detailed identification of the cultural property in question,

e. a summary of the facts as well as the offence they constitute and shall be accompanied by an authenticated or certified copy of the judgment whose enforcement is requested, in the cases covered by Article 8, paragraph 3.