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Fiches Belges
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Fiches Belges: La Norvège

Convocation de suspects/inculpés (709)


La Norvège

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

Yes. Suspects may be summoned to pre-trial investigation or to court. The pre-trial investigation authority summons the suspect to be questioned. Failure to comply with the summons may result in his being brought to the police station. Before the main hearing in court, a suspect is summoned by the police, whereby the defendant is urged to respond in writing to the summoning. If he does not respond, the police will find him in person and serve the summoning.


La Norvège

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

The Convention of 20 April 1959 on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters art 7 -10, and the Convention of 29 May 2000 on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union art. 5.


La Norvège

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

In the EU and associated countries, the summoning has to be sent directly to the suspect or accused person by post. If one of the cases set out in Article 5 par.2 is given, the summons may be sent via the public prosecution offices.

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

The local police.


La Norvège

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.


La Norvège

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

In the case of a summons to attend the main hearing the person charged is entitled to three days' notice and in the case of a summons to attend other court sittings 24 hours' notice.


La Norvège

a. Special requirements

In a case concerning a criminal act in which the prosecuting authority does not wish to propose the imposition of a sentence of imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, the main hearing may proceed even though the person indicted is not present, if his presence is not deemed necessary for the clarification of the case, and the person indicted either 1) has consented to the case being dealt with in his absence, or 2) is absent without it being made clear or shown to be probable that he has a lawful excuse, or 3) has absconded after the indictment was served on him. If a summons to attend the main hearing has not been served on the person indicted because he has absconded, the main hearing may nevertheless proceed in the case specified in No. 3 of the first paragraph.

b. Other useful information


Last reviewed on 21 août 2017 by Secrétariat du RJE
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