Measure Implementation

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

Hearing witness: Yes it is possible Hearing suspects/persons accused: Hearing suspects(accused) persons is possible under Estonian legislation. § 468. Telehearing of persons staying in foreign states (1) Telehearing of a person staying in a foreign state may be requested on the bases provided for in subsection 69 (1) of this Code. The request shall set out the reasons for telehearing the person, the name of the person to be heard and his or her status in the proceeding, and the official title and name of the person conducting the hearing. (2) If audio-visual telehearing is requested, the request shall contain an assurance that the suspect or accused to be heard consents to the telehearing of him or her.

Legal Framework

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

2nd Additional protocol to the CoE 1959 Convention and MLA 2000 Convention EIO Directive

Competent Authority

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

If the request is made under the 2nd Additional protocol to the CoE 1959 Convention and MLA 2000 Convention, the competent authority for receiving the request is the Ministry of Justice. If the request is made under the EIO Directive, the competent receiving authority is the Office of the Prosecutor General.

Accepted languages

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Estonian and/or English

Execution deadline

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)


Concise legal practical information

Special requirements


Last reviewed on 16 September 2022 by EJN Secretariat


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