Executive Order 11698--Relating to the implementation of the Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters
Source: The provisions of Executive Order 11698 of Jan. 19, 1973, appear at 38 FR 2207, 3 CFR, 1971-1975 Comp., p. 750, unless otherwise noted.
The Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters was ratified by the United States of America and was proclaimed by the President on September 15, 1972. It came into force on October 7, 1972. By Article 2 of the Convention each of the Contracting States undertakes to designate a Central Authority to implement the Convention.
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America, it is ordered as follows:
The Department of Justice is designated as the Central Authority to receive Letters of Request coming from a judicial authority of another Contracting State and to transmit them to the authority competent to execute them.