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Fiches Belges: Letonia

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1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Letonia

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

Section 888 of Criminal Procedure Law - Joint Investigative Teams and the Conditions of the Establishment Thereof (1) A joint investigative team is officials of Latvia and one foreign state or several foreign states authorised to perform pre-trial proceedings who operate jointly within the framework of criminal proceedings taking place in one state. (2) A joint investigative team shall be established for the performance of concrete criminal proceedings, with the states involved mutually agreeing regarding the leader, composition, and term of operation thereof. (3) A joint investigative team shall be established for the purpose of eliminating unjustified delays of proceedings that are related to the necessity to perform investigative actions in several states, particularly in cases where several states have commenced criminal proceedings regarding the same offence or a significant amount of the investigation is to be performed outside of the territory of the state in which the criminal proceedings are taking place.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Letonia

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Section 890 of Criminal Procedure Law - Grounds for the Operations of a Joint Investigative Team in Latvia Grounds for the operation of a joint investigative team in Latvia are an agreement, signed by the official provided for in Section 889 of this Law, regarding the participation of Latvia in the establishment of such group.

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Letonia

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

Joint investigation team is established for execution of a specified criminal proceedings by mutual agreement of the involved states regarding its leader, composition and duration of activity. On behalf of Latvia the agreement about establishing of joint investigation team is signed by Prosecutor General or - in case of conclusion of a specified agreement - his authorised person.

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

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Letonia

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Latvian/English

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

Section 889. Competent Officials The Prosecutor General, or, for the entering into of a concrete agreement, a person authorised by him or her, shall sign agreements on behalf of Latvia regarding the establishment of a joint investigative team.

b. Other useful information

Joint investigation team consists of officials authorised by Latvia and one or several foreign states to execute pre-trial investigation, who act together within the framework of the ongoing criminal proceedings in one country. If a leader is a representative of Latvia, a criminal proceedings are held in Latvia as stated by procedual order. Assigned participants execute measures in their country as stated by the respective procesdual order, unless the leader has requested to apply the procedual order as stated in Latvia and it is granted by the legal system of a foreign state.

Last reviewed on 6 iulie 2016 by Secretariatul RJE

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