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Fiches Belges: Lithuania

Invasive body search (302)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Lithuania

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

Yes. Intimate search – procedural means of coercion, during which body of the suspect, victim or other person participating in the procedure is inspected or externally examined. By this act traces of criminal act or distinctive marks of the body are established. Traces of criminal act: signs of injury, bruise or scratch; blood spots; particles of biological, chemical or other materials; parts of plants, etc. Distinctive marks: body defects, birthmarks, tattoos, scars, etc. If a person does not agree with the search of his body, pre-trial investigation officer or prosecutor shall pass a decision, whish is of mandatory nature.

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)

If a person does not agree with the search of his body, pre-trial investigation officer or prosecutor shall pass a decision, which is of mandatory nature.

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Lithuania

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Lithuanian 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)

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Lithuania

a. Special requirements

Officers executing investigations of foreign states may participate during personal search, if a prior permission of the Prosecutor General’s Office to participate during pre-trial investigation acts, is obtained.

b. Other useful information

N/A

Last reviewed on 6 July 2016 by EJN Secretariat

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