"In conformity with Article 33, Norway enters a reservation to paragraph 2 of Article 4 to the effect that Letters of Request in the French language will not be accepted."
"I. The Royal Ministry of Justice and Police is designated as the Central Authority with reference to Article 2 and as the Competent Authority with reference to Articles 15, 16 and 17.
II. With reference to Article 4, paragraph 3, the Kingdom of Norway declares that letters in the Danish or Swedish languages can be sent to the Central Authority.
III. By accepting Letters of Request in another language than the Norwegian, the Kingdom of Norway does not undertake to execute the request, or transmit the evidence thus obtained in this other language; nor to have translated the document which establish to execution of the letter of request.
IV. By virtue of Article 15, evidence can be taken by diplomatic officers or consular agents only if, upon application, prior permission to that effect has been granted.
V. By virtue of Article 23, the Kingdom of Norway 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."
By a Note dated 7 August 1980 and received on 15 August 1980, Norway referring to its declaration with regard to Article 23 of the Convention made the following additional declaration:
"The declaration made by the Kingdom of Norway in accordance with Article 23 concerning "Letters of Request issued for the purpose of obtaining pre-trial discovery of documents" shall apply only to Letters of Request which require a person
a. to state what documents relevant to the proceedings to which the Letter of Request relates, are, or have been, in his possession, other than particular documents specified in the Letter of Request; or
b. to produce any documents other than particular documents which are specified in the Letter of Request, and which are likely to be in his possession."