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Fiches Belges: Lithuania

Interception, recording and transcription of telecommunications (101)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Lithuania

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

Yes. Interception and recording of information transmitted via telecommunication networks – is a procedural coercive measure, by means of which in accordance with procedure established by laws pretrial officer monitors phone calls, intercepts other information transmitted via telecommunication networks and records it in order to detect circumstances significant to investigation of the criminal offence.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Lithuania

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

CoE 1959 Convention on MLA and its additional Protocols, EU 2000 Convetion on MLA.

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Lithuania

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

Prosecutor General's Office and Regional Prosecutor's Offices, if MLA is provided following the EU 2000 Convention, the Ministry of Justice - if CoE 1959 Convention on MLA is applicable.

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

A pre-trial judge by adopting a Ruling based on the prosecutor's request.

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Lithuania

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Lithunian or English under the Convention of 29 May 2000 on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union. Under the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters of 20 April 1959 requests and annexed documents shall be addressed to in Lithuanian or accompanied by a translation into one of the official languages of the Council of Europe (i.e. English or French).

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Lithuania

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

Not longer thatn for 6 months. In serious or large volume cases an extension for further 3 months is possible.

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Lithuania

a. Special requirements

Participation of officers of the requesting states in interception is possible having obtained before that permission of the Prosecutor General’s Office to participate in the execution of pre-trial proceedings.

b. Other useful information

Such measure may be applied when there are grounds to believe that data will be received about preparation to commit, being committed or already have been committed very serious, serious, less serious crime or certain minor crimes.

Last reviewed on 6 July 2016 by EJN Secretariat

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