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: Словакия

Екипи за съвместно разследване (805)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Словакия

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

Yes, a letter of request for international judicial assistance in criminal matters is essential. For the purposes of this Act, a police officer, within the extent of the authority to acts of an investigation, also means a representative of a competent authority of another State, an authority of the European Union, or an authority jointly established by the Member States of the European Union, which is assigned in the joint investigation team formed on the basis of an agreement. A joint investigation team may be particularly established if the investigation of a criminal offence also requires the execution of complex operations in another State or an investigation of a criminal offence is conducted by several States, while the circumstances of the case require a coordinated and joint procedure. The head of the joint investigation team is always a representative of a law enforcement authority of the Slovak Republic; other terms of the activity of the joint investigation team shall be governed by an agreement on its formation. The General Prosecutor´s Office’s Office of the Slovak Republic (hereinafter referred to as “General Prosecutor´s Office’s Office”) is the authority authorised to conclude an agreement on the establishment of a joint investigation team after prior discussion with the Minister of Justice of the Slovak Republic (hereinafter referred to as “Minister of Justice”) (§ 10 paragraph 9 of the Code of the Criminal Procedure).

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Словакия

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters of April 20, 1959. First and Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters of April 20, 1959. Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union of May 29, 2000. Protocol of 2001 to the Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union of May 29, 2000. Council Framework Decision 2002/465/JHA of 13 June 2002 on Joint Investigation Teams (JIT). In case of existence, the bilateral or other multilateral treaty covering the specific subject matter may be applicable. In the absence of legal framework, the principle of reciprocity may be applicable.

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Словакия

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

District prosecutor´s office. General Prosecutor´s Ofice and the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic are the competent central authorities for the transmission of the request for the mutual assistance.

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

The competent criminal authority.

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Словакия

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Official translation into the Slovak language. When proceeding according to European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters of April 20, 1959 or its protocols one of the official languages of the Council of Europe may be used. Language regime may be modified according to the relevant bilateral treaty.

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Словакия

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

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Словакия

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

Members of JITs from the other member state may execute specific tasks in the frame of the relevant investigation only in case of the official approval by our competent judicial authority.

Last reviewed on 6 юли 2016 by Секретариат на ЕСМ

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