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Information on foreign convictions

Treatment under the law on registers of criminal prosecutions which have been handed down by foreign agencies is set out in sections 54, 55 and 56 of the Federal Central Criminal Register Act.

Particular significance attaches to the fact that the Federal Office of Justice may not effect a legal and content examination of the foreign ruling in this context. An objection alleging that the conviction had been wrongly carried out cannot be taken into consideration in the procedure for creating an entry. An examination of the conviction that has been entered can only be carried out in the state whose authorities took the decision, by submitting the appeals that are admissible in accordance with the law of that state. If the Federal Office of Justice is informed of the rescission of a foreign conviction, it is removed from the Register.

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