Fiches Belges
Measure Implementation
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Execution Deadline
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Fiches Belges: Netherlands

Summoning witnesses (701)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Netherlands

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

A summons issued to a witness aiming him on her to appear and give evidence before the court.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Netherlands

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

-European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, Strasbourg, 20/04/1959 -Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, Strasbourg, 17/03/1978 -EU Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Brussels, 29/05/2000 -The Schengen Agreement (Schengen, 19 juni 1990)

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Netherlands

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

Procedural documents intended for persons who are in the territory of the Netherlands, can be sent to them directly by post. In case direct sending of the documents is not possible, the request for serving of a judicial document can be sent to the regional International Centre for Legal Assistance (IRC); article 5 EU Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Brussels, 29/05/2000.

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

The police in case of a request for legal assistance.

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Netherlands

Accepted languages for the request/decision

N/A

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Netherlands

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

Summonses have to be sent within a reasonable time before the date of the court session. No special terms are applicable.

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Netherlands

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

N/A

Last reviewed on 16 March 2018 by Tools Correspondent

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