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Fiches Belges: Croatia

Sending and service of procedural documents (406)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Croatia

Is this measure possible in your Member State under International Judicial Cooperation?

Procedural documents are being served in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Act in the cases when the Republic of Croatia is the requested State: a decision and letter shall be served directly to the person to whom it is addressed, and the person shall be bound to receive it. If that person cannot be reached at the address of domicile or residence, the process server shall serve it on one of the adult members of the household, who are bound to receive the letter. If they are not found in the apartment, the letter shall be served on the janitor or a neighbour, if they are willing to receive it. It shall be deemed by such acts that the letter is served. If a decision and letter is served on a person at his place of work, and the person cannot be reached, delivery can be effected to the person authorised to receive mail who is bound to receive it, or to the co-employee, if he is willing to receive it. It shall be deemed by such acts that the letter is served. If it is determined that the person to whom the decision and letter is to be served is absent for that reason are unable to serve it on him in due time, the process server shall inform himself where the recipient can be found and shall return the letter to the sender with a notice stating the address at which the letter could be served on the recipient. The process server shall leave the notice on attempted service at the address where the service should have been performed.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Croatia

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters is a 1959

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Croatia

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

Ministry of Justice and municipal courts.The competent judicial authorities of the Requesting State may directly send by post procedural documents to persons who are on the territory of the Republic of Croatia under the condition of reciprocity or under the provisions of international agreement.

* execute/recognise the measure (if other than the receiving authority)

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Croatia

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Letters rogatory for mutual assistance and annexed documents shall be accompanied by a translation into the Croatian language or, if not possible, into the English language.

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Croatia

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Croatia

a. Special requirements

Implementation of the measure in accordance with the law of the requesting state is possible, unless provided otherwise by an international treaty and provided that such formalities and procedures are not contrary to the principles of the domestic legal order.

b. Other useful information

Not relevant

Last reviewed on 6 юли 2016 by Секретариат на ЕСМ

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