(a) under Articles 16, 17 and 18 of the Convention the Royal Court is designated as the competent authority for Jersey;
(b) under Articles 24 and 25 of the Convention, the Royal Court is designated as an additional authority competent to receive Letters of Request for execution in Jersey.";
1. In accordance with Article 8, members of the judicial personnel of the requesting authority may be present at the execution of a Letter of Request in Jersey only with the prior authorisation of the Royal Court.
2. In accordance with Article 18, a diplomatic officer, consular agent or commissioner authorized to take evidence under Articles 15, 16 and 17 of the Convention may apply to the competent authority in Jersey designated hereinbefore for appropriate assistance to obtain such evidence by compulsion provided that the Contracting State whose diplomatic officer, consular agent or commissioner makes the application has made a declaration affording reciprocal facilities under Article 18.
3. In accordance with Article 23, Jersey will not execute Letters of Request issued for the purpose of obtaining pre-trial discovery of documents.
The Government of Jersey understands "Letters of Request issued for the purpose of obtaining pre-trial discovery of documents" for the purposes of the foregoing declaration as including any Letter of Request which requires a person:
(i) to state what documents relevant to the proceedings to which the Letter of Request relates are, or have been, in his possession, custody or power; or
(ii) to produce any documents other than particular documents specified in the Letter of Request as being documents appearing to the requested court to be or likely to be, in his possession, custody or power.