International Co-operation in Civil and Criminal Matters

Hardcover | July 26, 2012

byDavid McClean

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For over a century states have co-operated in providing evidence for use in civil trials in other countries. The growth of international crimes such as drug-trafficking, money-laundering, terrorism, and insider-trading now pose a substantial threat to the economies and stability of states, andgovernments and international organizations have been quick to expand past experience into a variety of responses - both diplomatic and institutional - to the new international crimes. This book sets out the law applicable to co-operation between states in these areas, and investigates the relevant practice and case law. It discusses both the civil and criminal dimensions of international co-operation. The new edition incorporates the vast number of developments that have takenplace since the previous edition published in 2002, including the European Union's resolve to build an area of freedom, security, and justice, and the recent major update of the Commonwealth Scheme.

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For over a century states have co-operated in providing evidence for use in civil trials in other countries. The growth of international crimes such as drug-trafficking, money-laundering, terrorism, and insider-trading now pose a substantial threat to the economies and stability of states, andgovernments and international organizations...

David McClean CBE, QC, is Professor of Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sheffield. He joined the University of Sheffield after studying at Oxford and was a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1991 to 1996. He is the country's leading expert in civil aviation law and general editor of the standard text (Sha...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:July 26, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199602069

ISBN - 13:9780199602063

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Table of Contents

1. Civil Matters: Challenges and Solutions2. Service of Process3. Taking of Evidence4. Other Forms of Co-operation in Civil Matters5. Criminal Matters: Old Hesitations and Modern Activity6. General Mutual Assistance Instruments7. Service of Documents and Obtaining Evidence8. Particular Types of Criminal Activity9. The Proceeds of Crime10. Criminal Records and the Recognition of Penalties