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AT   Austria Implemented   11 Dec 2021 ---
BE   Belgium   - ---
BG   Bulgaria Implemented   -

Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria (Article 31, para 3); the Criminal Procedure Code; the Criminal Code; the Ministry of interior Act; the Judiciary system Act; the Act on the Liability for Damage Incurred by the State and the Municipalities; the Obligations and Contracts Act; the Implementation of Penal Sanctions and Detention in Custody Act.

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HR   Croatia Implemented   1 Jan 2020 -

Criminal Procedure Code

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CY   Cyprus Implemented   25 Jul 2018 -

Ratification Laws 110(I)/2018 and Law 111(I)/2018

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CZ   Czech Republic Implemented   -

Act No. 141/1961 Coll., theCriminal Proceedings Code (in consolidated version), Resolution 2/1993 Coll., Charter on Fundamental Rights and Freedoms Act No. 40/2009 Coll., the Criminal Code (in consolidated version) Act No. 273/2008 Coll., on the Police of the Czech Republic (in consolidated version) and further Laws

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DK   Denmark   - ---
EE   Estonia Implemented   3 Apr 2018 -

Code of Criminal Procedure

Compensation for Damage Caused in Offence Proceedings Act

Code of Misdemeanour Procedure

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FI   Finland Implemented   ---
FR   France Implemented   -

Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure and Civil Code; Principles with constitutional value and principle deriving from France's contractual obligations: the Declaration of the Rights of the Man and of the Citizen; the European Convention on Human Rights.

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DE   Germany Implemented   18 Dec 2018 -

Gesetz zur Stärkung des Rechts des Angeklagten in der Verhandlung vom 17.12.2018 (BGBl. I, 2571 ff.) 

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GR   Greece   - ---
HU   Hungary Implemented   -

National transposition measures provided to the European Commission

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IE   Ireland   - ---
IT   Italy   - ---
LV   Latvia Implemented   -

Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law

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LT   Lithuania   - ---
LU   Luxembourg   - ---
MT   Malta Implemented   20 Jul 2018 -

Act No. XXXII of 2018 amending Criminal Code and the Drug Dependence (Treatment not Imprisonment) Act

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NL   Netherlands Implemented   29 Mar 2018 -

Code of criminal procedure

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PL   Poland Implemented   ---
PT   Portugal Implemented   -

Constitution of the Portuguese Republic

Criminal Code

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RO   Romania Implemented   5 Dec 2017 -

Criminal Proceedings Code

Law 236/2017 supplementing and amending Law 302/2004 on international judicial cooperation in criminal matters

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SK   Slovakia   - ---
SI   Slovenia Implemented   ---
ES   Spain   - ---
SE   Sweden Implemented   1 Apr 2018 -

Code of Judicial Procedure and the Ordinance on Preliminary Investigation

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UK   Third Country: United Kingdom   - ---
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