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: Hungary

Infiltration by an informer of the requested State (203)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Hungary

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

Handling of informers - in the frame of secret intelligence gathering - is a matter of cooperation at law enforcement level, which is not subject to judicial permission. An informer may be used by the police in order to prevent, detect, interrupt the perpetration of offenses, to determine the identity of, and to apprehend, the perpetrator, to find a quested person, to determine his place of stay, to obtain evidence. (Section 63 of Act No XXXIV of 1994 on the Police) This measure is not specifically regulated in the Hungarian Code of Criminal Procedure, but such request for assistance - in principle - can be fulfilled under the conditions of international treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters (relating to covert investigations). Furthermore, the member of a joint investigation team operating in Hungary may also use a person, who is cooperating with the authority of the requesting state, in the territory of Hungary. (See Section 65 of Act No CLXXX of 2012 on the Cooperation in Criminal Matters with the Member States of the European Union)

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Hungary

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

European Convention of 20 April 1959 on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters; Convention of 29 May 2000 on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Hungary

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

The request shall be received by the Office of the Prosecutor General.

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

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Hungary

Accepted languages for the request/decision

A translation of the request for assistance and documents annexed thereto into either Hungarian, or any of the official languages of the Council of Europe, will be required, if they are not drawn up in these languages.

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Hungary

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

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Hungary

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

N/A

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