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Last reviewed on 9 March 2023 by EJN Secretariat
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AT   Austria Implemented   1 Jun 2020 -

Federal Law Gazette I No. 20/2020

BE   Belgium Implemented   1 Sep 2016 -

Ministerial order of July 19, 2016 establishing the nomenclature of points for services performed by lawyers in charge of partially or completely free second-line legal aid (M.B. 10/08/2016).

BG   Bulgaria Implemented   26 Jan 2019 -

Legal Aid Act; the Criminal Procedure Code; the Ministry of interior Act; the Extradition and European Arrest Warrant Act; the Customs Act; the State Agency for National Security Act; the Bar Act.

HR   Croatia Implemented   1 Aug 2019 -

Act on Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters with Member States of the European Union

CY   Cyprus Implemented   21 May 2019 -

Ratification Laws 71(I)/2019 and Law 72(I)/2019

CZ   Czech Republic Implemented   24 Apr 2019 -

Act No.104/2013 Coll., on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters (in consolidated version) 

National Implementing Measures provided to the European Commission

Implementation has been completed by Act No. 111/2019 Coll. by amending the Act No. 104/2013 Coll, on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters.

DK   Denmark   - ---
EE   Estonia Implemented   28 May 2019 -

Code of Criminal Procedure

State Legal Aid Act

Bar Association Act

FI   Finland Implemented   ---
FR   France Implemented   -

Criminal Procedure Code; Law No. 91-647 of July 10, 1991 relating to legal aid; Decree n ° 2005-790 of July 12, 2005 relating to the rules of ethics of the legal profession

DE   Germany Implemented   11 Dec 2019 -

Gesetz zur Neuregelung des Rechts der notwendigen Verteidigung vom 10.12.2019 (BGBl. I, 2128 ff.)

GR   Greece   - ---
HU   Hungary Implemented   25 May 2019 -

2005 CXXXV. Act on Assistance to Victims of Crime and State Compensation, 2012 CLXXX. Act on Criminal Cooperation with the Member States of the European Union and 2007 CLI. Act amending certain laws relating to legal aid.

IE   Ireland   - ---
IT   Italy Implemented   10 Apr 2019 -

Legislative Decree 7.3.2019 n. 24

LV   Latvia Implemented   -

Entered into force with the amendments in the Criminal Procedure Law of the 27.09.2018.


LT   Lithuania Implemented   19 May 2021 ---
LU   Luxembourg   - ---
MT   Malta Implemented   7 Apr 2020 -

Act XVIII of 2020

NL   Netherlands Implemented   25 May 2019 -

Legal Aid Act and Code of Criminal Procedure

PL   Poland Implemented   ---
PT   Portugal Implemented   -

Law 34/2004 of 29 July 2004, establishing the regime of access to law and courts

Law 65/2003 of 23 August 2003, which proves the legal regime of the European Arrest Warrant

Code of Criminal Procedure

RO   Romania Implemented   26 Mar 2021 -

Criminal proceedings code

Law 51/2021, supplementing and amending Law 302/2004 on international judicial cooperation in criminal matters

SK   Slovakia   - ---
SI   Slovenia Implemented   26 Jun 2021 -

Implemented with the Act on changes and supplementation of the Cooperation in Criminal Matters with the Member States of the European Union Act 8ZSKZDČEU-1C) (Official Gazette of Republic of Slovenia, No. 94/21)

ES   Spain Implemented   2 Jul 2018 ---
SE   Sweden Implemented   1 May 2019 -

Code of Judicial Procedure, the Act on Surrender from Sweden According to the European Arrest Warrant and the Act on Surrender from Sweden According to the Nordic Arrest Warrant.

UK   Third Country: United Kingdom   - ---
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