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Fiches Belges: Letonia

Examinări tehnice ori ştiinţifice sau expertize (305)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Letonia

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

An expert gives a written opinion that is proved by his/her signature. Expert opinion is an expert evaluation. Expert-examination is an investigatory operation, which is executed by one or several experts under the assignment of a person directing criminal proceedings for the purpose of examining objects presented for the expert-examination in order to clarify facts and circumstances significant for the criminal proceedings. Article 132 Part 2 of Criminal Procedure Law - Explanations provided by an expert or an auditor regarding a conclusion, or provided information regarding or circumstances, shall be the testimony of the expert or auditor.

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 The Ministry of Justice - during the trial. Brivibas blvd 36, Riga, LV - 1536, Latvia Fax: 371.67.285575 Tel.: 371.67.280437/371.67.282607

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

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Letonia

Accepted languages for the request/decision

N/A

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Letonia

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

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Letonia

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

Section 156 of Criminal Procedure Law. Interrogation of an Expert and an Auditor (1) A person directing the proceedings may summon an expert or auditor to provide testimony in order to: 1) ascertain the matters significant to the case that are related to the conclusion of the expert or auditor and that do not require additional research; 2) clarify information regarding the research method used in an expert-examination or audit, or the terms used in a conclusion; 3) acquire information regarding other facts and conditions that are not a component of a conclusion, but are related to the participation of the expert or auditor in the criminal proceedings; 4) ascertain the qualification of the expert or auditor. (2) An interrogation of an expert or an auditor shall be performed in conformity with the provisions of an interrogation of a witness, however such persons shall not lose their status of an expert or an auditor. [12 March 2009]

Last reviewed on 6 iulie 2016 by Secretariatul RJE

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