A lawyer says the parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann may be entitled to see the Portuguese police case against them within two weeks.

The official secrecy period covering the ongoing police investigation expires April 14.

The McCanns' lawyer, Rogerio Alves, says the secrecy period can be extended only in major cases such as terrorism and organized crime.

Police not said if they intend to bring charges or drop the case against Kate and Gerry McCann. Police named both the McCanns as suspects in the girl's disappearance from a Portuguese vacation apartment in May. They deny any wrongdoing.