Fiches Belges
Measure Implementation
Measure possibility

Legal Framework
Applicable Framework

Competent authority
Request/decision
Execute/recognise measure

Accepted Languages
Languages

Execution Deadline
Deadlines

Legal info
Special requirements
Other information

Fiches Belges: Croatia

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1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Croatia

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

The court may, by a written order, order that the evidentiary hearing is conducted by means of a closed technical device for remote connection (audio-video conference). The order shall include the place and time of the audio-video conference and the names and addresses of the persons that are to be questioned. The court that requested the issue of the order may pose questions directly to the interrogated person. The authority conducting the proceedings shall make a record on the audio-video conference, indicating the time and place of the action, persons who were present, type and state of technical devices for remote connections and the expert person who operated the device. This record may be made by a court advisor or a court apprentice.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Croatia

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters 1959

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Croatia

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

Ministry of Justice

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

County courts

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

Competent court may also comply with a special request of an international body regarding the form and the contents of the audio-video conference or with another special request of an international body according to the regulations of a special law or an international contract. Regarding the State Parties to the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters signed 2001 Article 9 is applied.

b. Other useful information

Additionally see Articles 283 - 300 of Criminal Procedure Code

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