Fiches Belges
Measure Implementation
Measure possibility

Legal Framework
Applicable Framework

Competent authority
Request/decision
Execute/recognise measure

Accepted Languages
Languages

Execution Deadline
Deadlines

Legal info
Special requirements
Other information

Fiches Belges: La Norvège

Fouilles corporelles (301)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

La Norvège

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

Yes The rules concerning superficial body searches can be found in The Criminal Procedure Act § 195.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

La Norvège

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Art. 1(1) of the Convention of 20 April 1959 on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters. Without a written consent of the person concerned, a search may only be made with a court decision. However if delay entails any risk, the decision may be made by the prosecuting authority (in practice the police prosecutors).

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

La Norvège

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

N/A

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

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

La Norvège

Accepted languages for the request/decision

N/A

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

La Norvège

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

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

La Norvège

a. Special requirements

When assessing if a superficial body search may be applied as an investigative measure it is decisive whether or not the subject of the search is charged with a criminal offence or not. Thus the requirements for applying a superficial body search can be divided into two categories. (a) When the individual is charged with a criminal offence (b) When the individual is not suspected of a criminal offence. Re (a): The following two requirements must be met: - The individual must on reasonable grounds be suspected of an offence, which is prosecuted by the State, and - The individual on reasonable grounds is suspected of an offence, which under the law can result in imprisonment. Re (b): The following requirements must be met: investigation. - The suspicion must concern an offence the can result in imprisonment in more than six months.

b. Other useful information

N/A

Last reviewed on 21 août 2017 by Secrétariat du RJE

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