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: Sweden

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1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Sweden

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

Yes. Everyone who is not a party in the case may be heard as a witness during the preliminary investigations or before the Court. However, in Sweden the word "witness" is applicable to third parties only. Plaintiffs and victims may still be heard but they are not regarded as witnesses.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Sweden

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

In order to obtain this measure from the Court or a prosecutor, an MLA is compulsory. If an interview is to be held pretrial and doesnt need the involvment of a prosecutor (e.g. there is no need of coercive measures), it is possible to do it within the framework of international police cooperation without an MLA.

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Sweden

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

The Police, the Prosecutor and the Courts.

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

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Sweden

Accepted languages for the request/decision

An MLA should be written in Swedish, Norwegian or Danish or in any other language the recieving authority accepts (in practice that is English).

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Sweden

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

As soon as possible.

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Sweden

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

N/A

Last reviewed on 6 srpanj 2016 by EJN Tajništvo

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