Measure Implementation

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

Yes. The judicial authority (usually a prosecutor) may provide (and receive) information or evidence from criminal proceedings conducted in another Member State without a request for an assistance, if it believes that it may be utilized in criminal proceedings in the receiving Member State.

Legal Framework

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Article 7 of the MLA 2000 Convention Article 11 of the Second Additional Protocol to the MLA 1959 Convention

Competent Authority

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

Circuit Prosecutor's Office (Prokuratura Okręgowa) National Prosecutor’s Office Bureau of International Cooperation – a central authority for the pre-trial stage. Ministry of Justice Department of International Cooperation and Human Rights is a central authority for the MLA 1959 Convention and MLA 2000 Convention requests. However, direct transmission of requests to the competent authorities are recommended.

Accepted languages

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Polish, but also English and French are possible.

Execution deadline

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

No deadlines.

Concise legal practical information

Special requirements

The sending judicial authority may set conditions for using the information or evidence in the foreign state. In such a case it will verify at the authority of another Member State in advance, whether it consents to such conditions.

Last reviewed on 22 January 2024 by EJN Secretariat


  • Information and documents (A.20 - A.24)
  • A.21 Request to provide documents, objects or information

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