Measure Implementation

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

The measure was incorporated into national law in Chapter 66j (for outgoing EPOs) and Chapter 66k (for incoming EPOs) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Execution of an EPO is possible if a request is issued on the basis of a ruling imposing on a person against whom criminal proceedings are or were conducted an obligation to refrain from staying in certain environments or places, contact or approach specific persons.

Legal Framework

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Directive 2011/99/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on the European Protection Order. The Directive 2011/99/EU was incorporated into Polish legislation by the Law on protection and assistance to the victim and the witness of 28 November 2014 (OJ 2015.21).

Competent Authority

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

Circuit Prosecutor’s Office (Prokuratura Okręgowa) with jurisdiction over the place of residence of the protected person.

Accepted languages

Accepted languages for the request/decision


Execution deadline

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

Without unreasonable delay.

Concise legal practical information

Special requirements

The protected person stays in the territory of the Republic of Poland, or there are grounds to assume that their intention is to stay there.

Last reviewed on 21 November 2023 by EJN Secretariat


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