Varuh ДЌlovekovih pravic

Criminal procedure act


Article 213b


With the permission of the investigating judge who is conducting the investigation and under his supervision or the supervision of someone appointed by him, close relatives, and at his request also a doctor and others, may visit the detainee within the confines of the house order of the institute. Individual visits may be prohibited if this could cause harm to the proceedings.


Diplomatic and consular representatives of foreign countries shall have the right, with the knowledge of the investigating judge performing the investigation, to visit and to talk unsupervised with detainees who are citizens of their country.


The human rights ombudsman or his deputy may visit detainees and may correspond with them without prior notification and without supervision of the investigating judge and without supervision by the investigating judge or someone appointed by him. The letters which detainees send to the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman may not be examined.


Detainees may correspond or have other contacts with persons outside the institute. If dictated by the reasons for which detainment was ordered, the investigating judge, following a proposal by the public prosecutor may, by means of a written decision, order supervision of letters and other packages as well as other contacts a detainee has with persons outside the institute. The investigating judge may prohibit a detainee from sending and receiving letters and other packages or from establishing contacts which are harmful to the procedure, but may not prohibit detainees from sending requests or complaints. An appeal against this decision shall not stay the execution of the decision.


After the indictment until the judgement is legally binding, the president of the panel shall have the rights from the first to fourth paragraphs of this Article.