Judicial ATLAS in criminal matters

The Judicial Atlas of the European Judicial Network helps you find the competent authority you need to contact to request judicial cooperation in criminal matters, depending on the type of cooperation (‘measure’) required.

The relevant authority differs between EU countries and depends on aspects, such as:

  • the crime involved
  • the stage of proceedings
  • the legal instrument used as legal basis.

Where applicable, the Atlas also lists regional competent authorities within a country.

You can search by the following measures:

  • Tracing and interception of (tele)communications
  • Agents and informers – infiltration
  • Examination, body search and expert evaluation
  • Documents – obtaining
  • Assets – sequestration, confiscation and restitution
  • Places – visit and search
  • Witnesses, victims, suspects – summoning and hearing
  • Cross-border operations
  • Measures specific to mutual recognition instruments
  • Transfer of proceedings

This tool is available here (note: you will leave the e-Justice Portal).

Last update: 17/11/2021

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