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Fiches Belges: La Norvège

Interception et enregistrement des autres formes de communications (103)


La Norvège

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

Other audio surveillance of conversations by technological means is possible in Norway with reference to The Criminal Procedure Act of 22 May 1981, chapter 16 b and 16 d. The measures are: 1). By means of technical devices to listen in to or make recordings of telephone conversations or other conversations with the suspected person if the police either take part in the conversation themselves or have received prior consent of one of the parties in the conversation. The decision shall be made by the prosecution authority. 2.) Covert audio surveillance of communications in e.g. rooms without the knowledge of any of the present persons who take part in the conversation. 3) Real time reading of information/communication via a computer which is in the possession of, or used by, the suspect.


La Norvège

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Norway has ratified the Convention of 29 May 2000 on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, and Chapter III of the Convention has been implemented in the legislation.


La Norvège

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

See above. Measure 1) is authorized by the Prosecution Authority. Measures 2) and 3) are authorized by the Court. In exceptional cases of urgency, an order from the Prosecution Authority may replace a Court order. A decision by the Prosecutor shall as soon as possible, and not later than 24 hours after the control has begun, be submitted to the Court for approval.

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



La Norvège

Accepted languages for the request/decision

The documents should be translated into Norwegian, but also Swedish, Danish and English may be accepted.


La Norvège

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

No legal deadlines.


La Norvège

a. Special requirements

Measure 2) may only take place in cases of terrorism, murder, and when committed as part of an organized criminal group in severe cases of narcotics or robbery, and only if the interception is deemed necessary for the investigation. Measure 3) may only take place if there is a just cause to suspect that a criminal act punishable by imprisonment for a term of 10 years or more have been committed and in certain other specific cases of serious crime, and only if the measure is deemed necessary for the investigation. In concrete cases, the practical execution should be discussed between by the authorities of the requesting State and the Norwegian Prosecution Authority. The Norwegian Police will execute the measure in conformity with the wishes of the requesting State and within the framework of Norwegian legislation.

b. Other useful information

Representatives of the requesting State may be allowed to be present in connection with the execution of the measure.

Last reviewed on 18 août 2017 by Secrétariat du RJE
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