Accompanying person of an injured party (victim)

Every injured party (victim) can ask any person to accompany him or her throughout pre-trial investigation and trial. The accompanying person can be present at questionings of the injured party, court hearings closed to the public, and other instances of criminal procedure where participation of unauthorized persons is restricted. The laws require no formal acknowledgment of the status of an accompanying person. However, a pre-trial investigation officer, a prosecutor, or a judge can prohibit an accompanying person to take part in the procedure or in certain episodes of it in case his or her presence could endanger interests of the injured party or jeopardize the case.

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