Criminal Justice (Joint Investigation Teams) Act 2004

Agreements to establish joint investigation teams.

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8.—(1) An agreement under section 3 (4) or 4(3) to establish a joint investigation team shall be in writing and shall specify the following:

( a) the parties to the agreement;

( b) the purposes for which the team is established;

( c) the identity and nationality (if known) of the person or persons whose conduct is to be investigated;

( d) the membership of the team, including the identity (if known) of the member of it who is to be the team leader in each of the Member States (including the State) establishing the team and in which it or a part of it is to operate;

( e) the period for which the team is to operate;

( f) the financial arrangements for the team, including arrangements for the payment to its members of remuneration and allowances for expenses (if any) incurred by them and the payment of other expenses that may be incurred by it in the performance of its functions;

( g) the participants (if any) in the team and whether section 7 (5) is to apply to such participants; and

( h) such other terms and conditions (if any) as are agreed by the Competent Authority and the other competent authority or authorities concerned.

(2) If the period for which a joint investigation team is to operate is extended under section 5 (1) , the agreement under subsection (1) to establish the team shall be amended accordingly.

(3) If the Competent Authority agrees under section 5 (3) with the other competent authority or authorities concerned to amend the agreement establishing a joint investigation team, the agreement under subsection (1) to establish the team shall be amended accordingly.

(4) If the State pursuant to an agreement under subsection (4) of section 5 joins a joint investigation team, the agreement to establish the team concerned, as amended by the agreement under that subsection, shall insofar as is reasonably practicable be in accordance with subsection (1).

(5) If another Member State pursuant to an agreement under section 5 (5) joins a joint investigation team, the agreement under subsection (1) to establish the team concerned shall be amended to take account of that agreement under section 5 (5) .