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Fiches Belges: Letonia

Convocarea martorilor (701)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Letonia

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

Section 146 of Criminal Procedure Law "Summons to an Interrogation" (1) A person shall be summoned to an interrogation with a summons or in some other way, informing the person regarding who is summoning such person, the case in which such person is being summoned to provide testimony and the consequences of not attending. (2) A person arrested shall be summoned to an interrogation through the intermediation of the institution in which such person is held. A person arrested may also be interrogated in such institution. (3) A minor shall usually be summoned to an interrogation through the intermediation of his or her lawful representative, educational institution, or Orphan’s Court (parish court). If conditions exist that justifiably prohibit or hinder the use of such summoning procedure, the minor shall be summoned without using the referred to intermediation. (4) A person for whom special protection has been specified shall be summoned to an interrogation through the intermediation of the institution that ensures the special protection of such person. Interrogation is an investigatory operation with the purpose to obtain information from the person to be interrogated. In the interrogation scientific and technical means may be used, except in cases when that poses a threat to health and life of the persons who are participating in the investigatory operation.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Letonia

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

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

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)

by competent authority determined institution

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Letonia

Accepted languages for the request/decision

English/Latvian

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Letonia

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

Section 848. Deciding of a Request of a Foreign State (1) A request of a foreign state regarding the provision of assistance in the performance of a procedural action shall be decided immediately, but not later than within 10 days after receipt thereof. If additional information is necessary for deciding of a request, such information shall be requested from the state that submitted the request. (2) In adjudicating a request of a foreign state, the competent authority shall take one of the following decisions: 1) on possibility of the execution of the request, determining the institution that will fulfil the request, terms, and other conditions; 2) on refusal to fulfil the request or a part thereof, substantiating the refusal. (3) The state that submitted the request shall be, without delay, informed regarding the decision taken, if the execution of the request or a part thereof has been rejected or if a foreign state has so requested.

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Letonia

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

N/A

Last reviewed on 6 iulie 2016 by Secretariatul RJE

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