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Fiches Belges: Netherlands

Hearing witnesses: by telephone (704)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Netherlands

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

Yes. It is possible for the police to hear a witness by telephone. There is no statutory regulation governing hearing witnesses by telephone. In Dutch penal cases the court never hears witnesses by telephone; witnesses must appear personally. The police may hear a witness by telephone concerning completely mundane matters.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Netherlands

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

N/A

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Netherlands

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

The competent authorities are the regional International Legal Assistance Centres (the IRCs) and the National Legal Assistance Centre (LIRC).

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

The police

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)

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Netherlands

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

N/A

Last reviewed on 6 July 2016 by EJN Secretariat

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