Legal materials

The 7th of October 2011 represented a turning point in the existence of SECI Center, as the Convention of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC Convention) entered into force.

As SECI Center became SELEC, all its secondary legislation had to be developed in order to be in compliance with the provisions of the SELEC Convention and, in the same time, to ensure the efficient performance of its tasks and accomplishment of its important mission.

In 2012, the Organization and Administrative Rules were adopted in order to ensure the effective fulfillment of the objectives and tasks of SELEC. The Rules refer to the structure of SELEC in general, the tasks of the Directorates, the SELEC information network and data security a/o.

SELEC Task Force Rules and Procedures were developed taking into account that SELEC’s objective is to provide support for Member States and enhance coordination in preventing and combating crime, including serious and organized crime, where such crime involves or appears to involve an element of trans-border activity.

A new Headquarters Agreement was negotiated with the Government of Romania, entering into force in 2016. The document contains, among others, articles related to the legal personality and legal capacity of SELEC, law and authority in the headquarters, provisions related to the support of the host country, as well as privileges and immunities offered.

A Security Manual, Rules on data and information access, control and deletion and General standards and procedures for the processing of information are also in place.