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

Призоваване на заподозрени/обвиняеми лица (709)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Croatia

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

The summons to the defendant for the hearing before laying the indictment shall be sent by the State Attorney. If the defendant fails to answer to the summons for unjustified reasons, the State Attorney shall propose to the investigating judge to issue a warrant for compulsory appearance. Summoning shall be performed by direct delivery of the closed written summons. The defendant shall be instructed in the summons that he is bound to inform immediately the authority conducting the proceedings of the change of address and on the intention to change residence, and shall be warned on the consequences stipulated by this Act if not acting accordingly.When the defendant is summoned for the first time, information on his rights shall be delivered to him in addition to the summons. The summons to the defendant for evidentiary hearing, hearing of the indictment panel, preliminary hearing and main hearing shall be issued by the court. If the defendant issued a power of attorney to his defence counsel authorizing him to receive documents, summons, incriminating acts and rulings from whose service starts the appeal term, the service shall be considered to be duly performed as of the day of the service of the letter to the attorney's office of the defender or as of the day of sending the letter to that office may means of telecommunications.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Croatia

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters signed in 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

When affording mutual legal assistance, domestic judicial authority shall comply with the formalities and procedures expressly indicated in the request as necessary pursuant to the law of the requesting state, 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.

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