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Fiches Belges: Hungary

Hearing persons collaborating with the inquiry (706)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Hungary

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

Yes, it is possible. The person who is collaborating with the inquiry may be heard as a witness. If there are reasonable grounds to suspect that a criminal offence has been committed, the prosecutor or the investigating authority (with the permission of the prosecutor) may terminate the investigation if the person who may be reasonably suspected of having committed the criminal offence co-operates in proving the case or another criminal offence to such an extent that the interests of national security or law enforcement take priority over the interest to enforce the claim of the state under criminal law. (See Paragraph (1) of Section 192 of Act No XIX of 1998 on Criminal Proceedings)

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

In the pre-trial phase of the criminal proceedings the request for mutual legal assistance shall be received by the district prosecution office being competent for the place of residence of person concerned, while at the trial phase it shall be submitted to the competent district court.

* 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

Standard procedure shall be followed during this hearing, see Measure 702.

Last reviewed on 6 July 2016 by EJN Secretariat

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