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Fiches Belges: Bulgaria

Interception of telecommunication without the technical assistance of another Member State (107)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Bulgaria

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

Yes, the measure may be applied, it is envisaged as such. The measure represents an operative method /special means of intelligence/, which the Bulgarian authorities may use with regard to investigation of serious intentional crimes, explicitly envisaged under the Criminal Procedure Code when the respective circumstances may not be established by other means or their establishment is extremely difficult /art. 172 and the following of Criminal Procedure Code/.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Bulgaria

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Art. 20 of the Convention of 29.05.2000 and the law on its ratification; the Law on Special Means of Intelligence; art. 172 of the following of Criminal Procedure Code.

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Bulgaria

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

According to the declaration of the Republic of Bulgaria under the Law on Ratification of the Convention of 29.05.2000, the competent authority with regard to application of art. 20 of the Convention is the Supreme Prosecutor`s Office of Cassation.

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

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Bulgaria

Accepted languages for the request/decision

The requests for legal assistance and enclosed documents shall be accompanied by translation in Bulgarian language and in case of lack of such translation – by translation in one of the official languages of the Council of Europe. However with regard to the character of the measure and the prompt fulfilment of the request it is recommended the request to be accompanies by translation in Bulgarian language.

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Bulgaria

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

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Bulgaria

a. Special requirements

Special means of intelligence may be used under particular pre-trial proceedings only by virtue of a preliminary permission granted by the competent Bulgarian court. The provisions of an agreement on protection and exchange of classified information, if such is signed between Republic of Bulgaria and the respective foreign state or international organization, shall be observed.

b. Other useful information

See also measure 801

Last reviewed on 24 august 2016 by Secretariatul RJE

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