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Document 32003H0523(01)

Council recommendation of 8 May 2003 on a model agreement for setting up a joint investigation team (JIT)

OJ C 121, 23.5.2003, p. 1–6 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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32003H0523(01)

Council recommendation of 8 May 2003 on a model agreement for setting up a joint investigation team (JIT)

Official Journal C 121 , 23/05/2003 P. 0001 - 0006


Council recommendation

of 8 May 2003

on a model agreement for setting up a joint investigation team (JIT)

(2003/C 121/01)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

HAVING REGARD to Article 13 of the Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union of 29 May 2000(1) (hereinafter referred to as the Convention) and to the Council Framework Decision of 13 June 2002 on joint investigation teams(2) (hereinafter referred to as the Framework Decision),

RECALLING the outcome of the conference on "A Strategic European Initiative on the development of policy and legislation covering joint investigation teams" (7 to 9 October 2002 Dublin) organised by the Irish Police (An Garda Síochána) with the support of the European Community under the Grotius programme,

CONVINCED of the need for a model agreement to facilitate the setting up of joint investigation teams in order to implement swiftly the Framework Decision, which has brought forward the implementation of Article 13 of the Convention,

BEARING in mind that such a model agreement should be comprehensive but also flexible so as to ensure that the competent authorities may adapt it to the particular circumstances of each case,

MINDFUL of the fact that Eurojust and Europol will conclude an agreement on cooperation, which will be of importance to the participation of both bodies in joint investigative teams,

HEREBY RECOMMENDS Member State Governments:

to encourage those of their competent authorities that wish to set up a Joint Investigation Team in accordance with the terms of the Framework Decision and the Convention with competent authorities from other Member States, to use the model agreement where appropriate set out in the Annex to this Recommendation in order to agree upon the modalities for the joint investigation team.

Done at Brussels, 8 May 2003.

For the Council

The President

M. Chrisochoïdis

(1) OJ C 197, 12.7.2000, p. 3.

(2) OJ L 162, 20.6.2002, p. 1.

ANNEX

MODEL AGREEMENT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JOINT INVESTIGATION TEAM

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APPENDIX TO THE MODEL AGREEMENT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JOINT INVESTIGATION TEAM

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