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Fiches Belges: Letonia

Convocarea suspecţilor / persoanelor acuzate (709)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Letonia

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

Yes, this measure is possible. Person is summoned to interrogation by writ of summons or in some other way, notifying who and in which case summons to give evidence, what will be the person's procesdual status, as well as what are the consequences of failure to attend.

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)

In accordance to Article 5 Convention established by the Council in accordance with Article 34 of the Treaty on European Union, on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union in Latvia during trial stage it is possible for Member State to send procedural documents intended for persons who are in the territory of another Member State to them directly by post.

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Letonia

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Republic of Latvia requires that requests and annexed documents shall be addressed accompanied by a translation into English/Latvian language

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Letonia

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

Section 848 of Criminal Procedure Law - 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

An arrested person is summoned to interrogation through the mediation of the establishment in which the person is detained. The arrested person may be interrogated in the premises also of that establishment. A minor is usually summoned to interrogation through the mediation of his/her legal representative, educational establishment or Orphan's court. In the event of circumstances that prohibit or impede usage of such summoning order, the minor is summoned without the mentioned mediation. Person who is granted the special protection is summoned to interrogation through the mediation of the establishment which provides the special protection of the person

Last reviewed on 6 iulie 2016 by Secretariatul RJE

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