Competent national authority

Estonia

Estonia - Criminal Procedure Code 2003 (2017) EN

Chapter 19
INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Division 1
General Provisions

§ 435. Judicial authorities competent to engage in international co-operation in criminal procedure

(1) The central authority for international co-operation in criminal procedure is the Ministry of Justice.

(2) Courts, Prosecutors' Offices, Police and Border Guard Board, the Security Police Board, the Tax and Customs Board, the Competition Board and the Military Police are the judicial authorities competent to engage in international co-operation in criminal procedure to the extent provided by law.
[RT I, 29.12.2011, 1 - entry into force 01.01.2012]

(3) If the Estonian Penal Code is applied to criminal offences which are committed outside the territory of the Republic of Estonia, the Public Prosecutor's Office, which initiates criminal proceedings or verifies the legality and justification of commencement of the criminal proceedings, shall be immediately informed thereof.
[RT I 2004, 46, 329 - entry into force 01.07.2004]

Chapter 19
INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Division 3
Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

§ 462. Proceedings conducted by Ministry of Justice and Public Prosecutor's Office concerning requests for assistance received from foreign states

(1) The Ministry of Justice shall verify whether a request for assistance received from a foreign state meets the requirements. A request in compliance with the requirements shall be immediately sent to the Public Prosecutor's Office.

(2) The Public Prosecutor's Office shall verify whether compliance with the request is admissible and possible and forward the request to the competent judicial authority for execution.

(2 1) In cases of urgency, a request submitted through the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) or a notice in the Schengen Information System may complied with the consent of the Public Prosecutor's Office before the request for assistance is received by the Ministry of Justice.
[RT I, 23.02.2011, 1 - entry into force 01.09.2011]

(3) The Ministry of Justice shall forward a request for the service of a summons to the court of first instance of the residence or seat of the person for execution.

(4) If a request for assistance is submitted through Eurojust, Eurojust's National Member for Estonia shall verify whether the request for assistance meets the requirements and whether compliance with the request for assistance is admissible and possible and forward the request to the Estonian competent judicial authority for execution.
[RT I 2008, 19, 132 - entry into force 23.05.2008]

Chapter 19
INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Division 7
International Criminal Court

§ 489. Co-operation with International Criminal Court

(2) If the Public Prosecutor's Office receives an application for arrest from the International Criminal Court, the Public Prosecutor's Office shall arrange the detention of the person pursuant to the procedure provided for in § 217 of this Code and the arrest of the person pursuant to the procedure provided for in § 131 of this Code.

Rome Statute

Article 87 Requests for cooperation: general provisions

1.

(a) The Court shall have the authority to make requests to States Parties for cooperation. The requests shall be transmitted through the diplomatic channel or any other appropriate channel as may be designated by each State Party upon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. Subsequent changes to the designation shall be made by each State Party in accordance with the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.