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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: Spanija

To personu, kas palīdz izmeklēšanā, liecību noklausīšanās (706)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Spanija

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

Yes, it is possible. The applicable law is the Criminal Procedural Act, which refers to witness evidence in national cases in articles 410-450. The applicable legal regulation for hearing collaborators, whistleblowers and informants is the same that applies for witnesses.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Spanija

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Convention of 29 May 2000 on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters of 1959

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Spanija

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

The request should be sent to: a) Public Prosecutor Service; or b) Investigating Judge or Central Investigating Judge at the National Court, according to the scope of their respective objective competence (see Judicial Atlas).

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

Public Prosecutor Service or Investigating Judge/Central Investigating Judge

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Spanija

Accepted languages for the request/decision

The only accepted language is Spanish.

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Spanija

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

There is not deadline.

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Spanija

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

No special regime other than that of witnesses apply to collaborators. The victims and witnesses protection programme is usually applied to these subjects: false or fake identity provided, real identity not to be disclosed, visual contact with defendant avoided, possibility to distort voice, etc.

Last reviewed on 6 Jūlijs 2016 by Eiropas Tiesiskās sadarbības tīkla Sekretariāts
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