Reservation on Article 33
The Republic of Bulgaria excludes the application within its territory of the provisions of:
- Article 4, paragraph 2;
- Articles 16, 17, 18 and 19 of Chapter II of the Convention.
Declaration on Article 8
Representatives of the judicial authority of the requesting State may be present at the execution of Letters of Request after prior consent of the competent Bulgarian authority.
Declaration on Article 11, paragraph 2
The judge who executes a Letter of Request is competent to recognise the privileges and duties to refuse to give evidence existing under the law of a third State provided that the Letter of Request contains information about the privileges and duties to refuse to give evidence under the law of that third State necessary to the application of Article 11, paragraph 2.
Declaration on Article 23
The Republic of Bulgaria declares that it will not execute Letters of Request issued for the purpose of obtaining pre-trial discovery of documents as known in common law countries."