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Council Framework Decision 2006/783/JHA of 6 October 2006 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to confiscation orders

This framework decision is intended to strengthen cooperation between European Union countries by enabling confiscation orders to be recognised and executed within strict deadlines.

The executing country recognises and executes the order forthwith and without requiring the completion of any further formalities. The order is executed in accordance with the law of the executing country and in a manner decided upon by its authorities. A confiscation order applying to legal persons must be executed even if the executing country does not recognise the criminal liability of legal persons.

This Framework Decision is amended by Framework Decision 2009/299/JHA with regard to decisions rendered in the absence of the person concerned during the trial.

type: Framework decision

Reference number: 2006/783/JHA

Issue date: 06-10-06

Official Journal: OJ L 328, 24.11.2006, pp. 59–78