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Fiches Belges: Letonia

Infiltrare de agenţi ai Statului solicitant pe teritoriul Statului solicitat (202)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Letonia

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

Investigatory detective work is investigatory measure that is performed in public places directly (in person) by an official of the authority performing investigatory operations in order to determine, by observation and tacking, facts, things and persons related to criminal activity, to prevent or uncover criminal offences, threats to interests of importance to the state, state security and defence and to search for criminals and missing persons. In carrying out the tasks of the investigatory process, officials of the body performing investigatory operations are entitled with the approval of a prosecutor to perform investigatory detective work by becoming involved in a criminal environment (directly or under false identity), establishing contacts with persons set out in the investigative record and persons associated with them. Such activity and the identity of the officials is a secret.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Letonia

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Convention on Mutual Assistance of the European Union Member States in Criminal Matters, adopted by the Council on 29 May 2000 in accordance with Article 34 of the Treaty on the European Union;Convention Nr.30 on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters adopted by the Council of Europe on 20 April 1959.

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Letonia

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

the Ministry of Interior (*) - during pre-trial investigation until prosecution ; Ciekurkalna 1st line 1, k-2 Riga, LV-1026 Latvia Phone: +371 67219263 Fax: +371 67829686 E-mail: kanceleja@iem.gov.lv Website : www.iem.gov.lv General Prosecutors office - during pre-trial investigation until submitting the case to the court; O. Kalpaka blvd 6, Riga, LV - 1801, Latvia Fax: 371.67.212231 Tel.: 371.67.320085

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

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Letonia

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Latvian/English (for the execution of urgent request/decision the priority is the Latvian language)

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Letonia

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

Section 213 of Criminal Procedure Law "Decision to Perform a Special Investigative Action" (1) An investigating judge shall take a decision to perform a special investigative actions after substantiated proposal of a person directing the proceedings, and the materials of the criminal case, have been reviewed. (2) A decision shall indicate a special investigative action, the institutions or persons to which the performance of such operation has been assigned, the purpose and allowed duration of the performance thereof, and all other conditions that have significance in the ensuring of the operation to be performed, including a permit to imitate a participation in commitment of a criminal offence or participation in the form of a supporter. (3) The duration of a special investigative action to be performed in a publicly inaccessible location shall not exceed 20 days. An investigating judge may extend such term, if there are grounds for such extension.

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Letonia

a. Special requirements

Section 213 of Criminal Procedure Law "Decision to Perform a Special Investigative Action" (1) An investigating judge shall take a decision to perform a special investigative actions after substantiated proposal of a person directing the proceedings, and the materials of the criminal case, have been reviewed. (2) A decision shall indicate a special investigative action, the institutions or persons to which the performance of such operation has been assigned, the purpose and allowed duration of the performance thereof, and all other conditions that have significance in the ensuring of the operation to be performed, including a permit to imitate a participation in commitment of a criminal offence or participation in the form of a supporter. (3) The duration of a special investigative action to be performed in a publicly inaccessible location shall not exceed 20 days. An investigating judge may extend such term, if there are grounds for such extension.

b. Other useful information

N/A

Last reviewed on 6 iulie 2016 by Secretariatul RJE

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