Law of Ukraine

"On Ratification of the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Mutual Protection of Restricted Information"

Date of entry into force:
November 4, 2011

The Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Mutual Protection of Restricted Information (hereinafter referred to as "Agreement") was signed on March 14, 2011 in Amman.

The Constitution of Ukraine (Article 85, paragraph 32) states that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine provides consent for Ukraine to be bound by international agreements. And, according to Article 9 of the Law of Ukraine "On International Agreements of Ukraine" the Agreement is subject to ratification.

The Law ratifies the Agreement.

Article 1 of the Agreement provides definitions of terms used therein. For example, "restricted information" is any information, regardless of its physical form, carrier and recording method, which, according to the national legislation, has been granted a respective level of restricted access and is protected accordingly.

Comparison of classification codes is envisaged by Article 2 of the Agreement.

The Parties shall use all measures necessary to protect restricted information created or transferred under the Agreement. The Parties shall ensure the same level of protection for the above restricted information that is provided for the protection of restricted information with the respective classification code on the national level. The Parties shall not transfer the received restricted information to any third party without prior written consent of the source Party. Restricted information shall only be used for the designated purposes and by the authorized persons that require it to carry out their official duties (Article 3 of the Agreement).

The procedures for transferring restricted information are provided for in Article 4 of the Agreement.

According to Article 5 of the Agreement, restricted information is transferred between the Party states through diplomatic channels. The receiving Party shall provide the source Party with a written confirmation of receiving restricted information.

The receiving Party shall provide the restricted information received from the source Party with a respective classification code. Copies and translations of restricted information are granted the same classification codes as the originals and treated the same as the originals. Information created by the receiving Party based on restricted information provided by the source Party is granted the same classification code. The receiving Party can only change or lift the restriction of access to the received information by written consent of the source Party (Article 6 of the Agreement).

Article 8 of the Agreement envisages that restricted information can be destroyed or returned only by prior written consent of the source Party. Received restricted information is destroyed according to the national legislation of the receiving Party in a manner that makes its complete or partial restoration impossible.

According to Article 11 of the Agreement, the competent bodies that supervise adherence to the Agreement are:
  • in Ukraine – the Security Service of Ukraine;
  • in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – the General Headquarters of the Jordanian Armed Forces.
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