Fiches Belges
Measure Implementation
Measure possibility

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Competent authority
Request/decision
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Accepted Languages
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Execution Deadline
Deadlines

Legal info
Special requirements
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Fiches Belges: Hungary

Hearing witnesses: by telephone (704)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Hungary

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

Yes, it may be executed in the frame of a mutual legal assistance. Formal request for the hearing of witness or expert by telephone cannot be refused referring to that this measure may not be applied under the Code of Criminal Procedure. (See Paragraph (2) of Section 56 of Act No CLXXX of 2012 on Cooperation in Criminal Matters with the Member States)

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

This type of request for mutual legal assistance may be received by the district prosecution office or the district court, depending on the phase of the criminal proceedings. Jurisdiction of the competent authority shall be defined according to the place of residence (or detention) of the person to be heard as witness.

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

Court or prosecutor may execute this measure.

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

The practical methods of execution is the same as in the case of Measure 703.

Last reviewed on 8 July 2016 by Tools Correspondent

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