Fiches Belges
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Fiches Belges: Belgium

Cross-border tracking (by placing a beeper on a vehicle or a person) (803)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Belgium

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

Yes. This involves observation whereby technical resources are used.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Belgium

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

N/A

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Belgium

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

The letter of request has to be sent to the local public prosecutor's office of the geographical area where the investigating measure has to be executed (for example: the place of entrance on the Belgian territory). if this area is not known, the letter of request has to be sent to the federal prosecutor's office - section of international cooperation.

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

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Belgium

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Dutch, French and German Important remarks: before the execution, the letter of request will be translated by the Belgian prosecutor if the language is not the language of the judicial area where the letter of request has to be executed. It is recommended, when possible, to obtain previously the information about the correct language.

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Belgium

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

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Belgium

a. Special requirements

At least Article 14 of the 1959 Convention.

b. Other useful information

If afterwards it is discovered that the vehicle has been on Belgian territory (analysing of the beeper data), it is possible to request afterwards the authorisation to use the data in the criminal investigation of the requesting state. The letter of request has to be sent to the local public prosecutor of the place of entry on the Belgian territory or to the federal prosecutor if this area is not known as soon as the presence of the vehicle on the Belgian territory has been discovered .

Last reviewed on 3 March 2017 by EJN Secretariat

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