Measure Implementation

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

measure is possible in Estonia. Code of Criminal Procedure § 126-5. Covert surveillance, covert collection of samples for comparison and conduct of initial investigations, covert examination and substitution of an object (1) For conducting covert surveillance of a person, an object or area, for covert collection of samples for comparison and for conducting initial investigations, and for covert examination or substitution of an object, the Prosecutor’s Office grants an authorisation for up to two months. The Prosecutor’s Office may extend the time limit of the authorisation by up to two months at a time. (2) In the course of covert operations mentioned in this section, collected information is – where this is needed – video recorded, photographed or copied or recorded by any other method.

Legal Framework

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State


Competent Authority

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

Office of the Prosecutor General

Accepted languages

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Estonian or English

Execution deadline

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

Follow the deadlines provided by international treaties.

Concise legal practical information

Special requirements


Last reviewed on 23 September 2022 by EJN Secretariat


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