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: Finlanda

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1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Finlanda

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

The police may use informers, i.e. persons who confidentially provide information to the police, as a means of gathering criminal intelligence. The informers may be guided to acquire particular information but not incited to commit a punishable act. In addition the informer should not be asked to collect information in a manner which would require the exercise of the power of authorities or would endanger the life or health of the informer. Currently an informer may not testify anonymously. The government has proposed an act which would introduce anonymous testifying in certain severe crimes (beginning in 2015). A police officer is not obliged to reveal the identity of an informer when he is heard as witness. Only for extremely important reasons may a court order the identity revealed. The identity shall be kept secret if divulging it apparently would seriously endanger the security of the informer or a person close to him. The information is only to be used indirectly to target the investigation. The evidence to be presented in court should be obtained by other methods.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Finlanda

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

N/A

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Finlanda

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

National Bureau of Investigation

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

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Finlanda

Accepted languages for the request/decision

N/A

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Finlanda

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

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Finlanda

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

N/A

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