Taking evidence


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Taking evidence

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Article 2 – Requested courts

- district courts (tingsrätter).

Click on the below link to view all competent authorities related to this Article.
List of competent authorities

Article 3 – Central body

The central body and the authority competent to take decisions on requests pursuant to Article 17 of the Regulation is:

Ministry of Justice (Justitiedepartementet)
Criminal Affairs and International Judicial Cooperation Unit (Enheten för brottmålsärenden och internationellt rättsligt samarbete)
Central authority (Centralmyndigheten)
SE-103 33 Stockholm
Tel.: (46-8) 405 45 00
Fax: (46-8) 405 46 76
Email address: ju.birs@gov.se

Article 5 – Languages accepted for completion of the forms

In addition to Swedish, English is also acceptable for completion of the forms.

Article 6 – Means accepted for transmission of requests and other communications

Documents may be transmitted to Sweden by post, courier or fax, or, following agreement in an individual case, by other means.

Article 17 – Central body or competent authority(ies) responsible for decisions on requests for direct taking of evidence

Ministry of Justice
Criminal Affairs and International Judicial Cooperation Unit
Central authority
S-103 33 Stockholm
Tel.: (46-8) 405 45 00
Fax: (46-8) 405 46 76
Email address: ju.birs@gov.se

Article 21 – Agreements or arrangements to which Member States are parties and which comply with the conditions in Article 21(2)

There are currently no such agreements or arrangements.

Last update: 09/11/2020

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