Requesting Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters from Switzerland

22 December 2023|PUBLICATION
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This document analyses the process of requesting Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) in criminal matters from Swiss authorities, particularly focusing on the gathering of electronic evidence. It provides information on the basis for cooperation, scope of assistance, requirements for MLA requests, grounds for refusal, contact information for the Swiss Central Authority for MLA, and information on limitations of use of provided evidence. It also includes a list of international agreements on the basis of which MLA from Switzerland can be requested.

The document was prepared within the framework of the SIRIUS Project. The SIRIUS Project has received funding from the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments under Contribution Agreement No PI/2020/417-500.




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