Law On The Use Of Videoconferencing For The Attendance Of Indictees In Custody (1)

Original Language Title: Loi relative à l'utilisation de la vidéoconférence pour la comparution d'inculpés en détention préventive (1)

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Posted the: 2016-02-19 Numac: 2016009078 SERVICE PUBLIC FÉDÉRAL JUSTICE January 29, 2016. -Law on the use of videoconferencing for the attendance of indictees in custody (1) PHILIPPE, King of the Belgians, to all, present and to come, hi.
The House of representatives has adopted and we sanction the following: Chapter 1. -Available general Article 1. This Act regulates a matter referred to in article 74 of the Constitution.
CHAPTER 2. -Changes of the Code of criminal investigation article 2. in article 127, § 4, paragraph 2, second sentence, of the Code of criminal procedure, replaced by the law of 31 May 2005, the words ", by videoconference or not when the accused is in pre-trial detention" shall be inserted after the word "parties".
S. 3. article 135, paragraph 3, of the same Code, replaced as last amended by the Act of 12 March 1998, is supplemented by a paragraph as follows: 'the indictments chamber may decide that the accused is in pre-trial detention will appear by videoconference.'.
S. 4. article 136A of the same Code, inserted by the Act of 20 July 1990, replaced by the law of March 12, 1998 and amended by the Act of May 31, 2005 and the Act of 5 February 2016 amending criminal law and procedure criminal and various provisions on justice, is supplemented by a paragraph as follows : 'The indictments chamber may decide that the accused is in pre-trial detention will appear by videoconference.'.
S. 5. article 235A, § 4, of the same Code, inserted by the law of March 12, 1998 and amended by the law of December 14, 2012, is supplemented by the following sentence: 'the indictments chamber may decide that the accused is in pre-trial detention will appear by videoconference.'.
S. 6. article 235ter, § 2, paragraph 3, of the same Code, inserted by the Act of 27 December 2005 and amended by the Act of January 16, 2009, is supplemented by the following sentence: 'the indictments chamber may decide that the accused is in pre-trial detention will appear by videoconference.'.
CHAPTER 3. -Amendments to s. pre-trial detention Act of 20 July 1990 7. in article 23, 2 °, of the pre-trial detention Act of 20 July 1990, replaced by the law of December 27, 2012, the words ", by videoconference or not," shall be inserted between the words "order the personal appearance" and the words "at least three days".
S. 8. article 30, § 3, paragraph 1, of the Act, as amended by the law of December 27, 2012, is supplemented by the following sentence: 'the indictments chamber may decide that the accused will appear by videoconference.'.
CHAPTER 4. -Provision of performance art. 9. the King determines the terms of use of videoconferencing for the appearance of accused who are in custody.
CHAPTER 5. -Entry into force art.
10 this Act comes into force on a date specified by the King and no later than September 1, 2017.
Promulgate this Act, order that it self under the seal of the State and published by le Moniteur.
Given in Brussels, January 29, 2016.
PHILIPPE by the King: the Minister of Justice, K. GARG sealed with the seal of the State: the Minister of Justice, K. GARG _ Note (1) House of representatives (www.lachambre.be) Documents: 54-993