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: Letonia

Observare transfrontalieră (801)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Letonia

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

If there exists an information that the person in concern could leave abroad or is going to leave abroad, but the person's behaviour and contacts with foreigners may possibly contain information that may be used as a proof in the court in relation to his/her criminal offence or contain information that would be important for investigation, a cross-border observation is allowed, using legal assistance request. Observation in the territory of another country may be executed only by police forces of that country.

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

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

N/A

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 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

Section 224 of Criminal Procedure Law - Surveillance of an Object or a Site Surveillance of an object or a site shall be performed, based on a decision of an investigating judge, if there are grounds to believe that information regarding facts included in circumstances to be proven may be acquired as a result of surveillance.

Last reviewed on 6 iulie 2016 by Secretariatul RJE

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