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, and governments 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 taken place 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.
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 (Shawcross and Beaumont on Air Law); he is also one of the leading private international lawyers and an editor of the standard text (Dicey and Morris on the Conflict of Laws). He regularly works as an adviser to the Commonwealth Secretariat, work which relates to international co-operation both in civil justice and in the fight against international organised crime. He is also an expert on the law relating to the Church of England.
1. Civil Matters: Challenges and Solutions ; 2. Service of Process ; 3. Taking of Evidence ; 4. Other Forms of Co-operation in Civil Matters ; 5. Criminal Matters: Old Hesitations and Modern Activity ; 6. General Mutual Assistance Instruments ; 7. Service of Documents and Obtaining Evidence ; 8. Particular Types of Criminal Activity ; 9. The Proceeds of Crime ; 10. Criminal Records and the Recognition of Penalties