Measure Implementation

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

Yes, this measure is possible under the Polish law.

Legal Framework

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

MLA 1959 Convention with its Second Protocol and MLA 2000 Convention as supplemented by bilateral agreements in force (with Austria, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic, Germany).

Competent Authority

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

In principle, procedural documents shall be sent directly by post. If this way of procedure is not feasible, competent authorities are: Circuit Prosecutor´s Office (Prokuratura Okręgowa) – for the pre-trial stage District Court (Sąd Rejonowy) – for the trial stage Ministry of Justice Department of International Cooperation and Human Rights acting as the central authority. National Prosecutor’s Office Bureau of International Cooperation – in the pre-trial stage.

Accepted languages

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Polish. English and French are also possible.

Execution deadline

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

No deadlines. Requests in urgent cases shall be marked as urgent.

Concise legal practical information

Special requirements

The requests and other documents being transmitted shall be accompanied by a translation into the Polish language or into English or French; the translation of the documents which are to be transmitted is not necessary if the transmission has the form of a simple service. In other cases they shall be translated into the Polish language if the receiver is a Polish national or if his permanent residence is in Poland. Where there is reason to believe that the addressee does not understand the language in which the document is drawn up, the document, or at least the important passages thereof, must be translated into Polish in the territory of which the addressee is staying. If the authority by which the procedural document was issued knows that the addressee understands only some other language, the document, or at least the important passages thereof, must be translated into that other language.

Last reviewed on 22 January 2024 by EJN Secretariat


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