A centralized model (via Ministry of Justice and in some cases via Prosecutor General’s Office) for judicial co-operation in criminal matters is established in Estonia. However, since 1 January 2015 all courts documents must be sent directly to the competent courthouse covering the district where the person lives.
The Ministry of Justice acts as the Central Authority.
In MLA regime, all requests must be send to the Ministry of Justice. Between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, also between Estonia and Finland based on bilateral agreements requests for judicial
assistance in preliminary investigation stage must be send to the Prosecutor General’s Office.
In mutual recognition regime – all EAW-s and other requests must be send to the Ministry of Justice with the exception of request in regard of confiscation or freezing, which must be send directly to the Prosecutor General's Office.