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Cross-Border Crime: Defence Rights in a New Era of International Judicial Co-operation

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Edited by: Marisa Leaf

ISBN13: 9780907247425
ISBN: 0907247423
Published: May 2006
Publisher: Justice
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The contributors to Cross-border Crime examine the latest developments in international judicial co-operation – highlighting specific concerns the new procedures raise for the protection of individual rights.

The Extradition Act 2003 has led to fundamental changes in the UK’s response to trans-national crime. In Europe, a programme of ‘mutual recognition’ in criminal matters has spawned the European Arrest Warrant. More developments are imminent. Across the Atlantic, the controversial new UK/US Extradition Treaty – agreed without parliamentary scrutiny – has traded traditional safeguards for procedural efficiency.

These changes are happening in a context – EU enlargement, the war on terror and the ever-easier movement of people, goods, information, money and ideas – which means that international responses to crime are inevitable. But when crime crosses borders – is there a danger that justice is being turned back at the frontier?

Contributions to Cross-border Crime are drawn from a wide range of perspectives – defence lawyers, judicial authorities, academics, policy-makers and the police. Each contributor is a leading expert in their field, ensuring the reader a broad-based assessment of a fast-moving and complex issue.

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Subjects:
Criminal Law
Contents:
1. Introduction
Marisa Leaf
2. The institutional framework for EU criminal law
Professor Steve Peers
3. The Extradition Act 2003: the changes and the remaining safeguards
Edward Fitzgerald QC
4. Judicial co-operation in criminal matters between the European Union and
third states: international agreements
Dr. Valsamis Mitsilegas
5. Extradition arrangements with the USA
Alun Jones QC and Anand Doobay
6. The impact of the proposed European evidence warrant on the rights of
suspects, defendants and innocent third parties
Christopher Murray
7. A police perspective on the future of European Judicial Cooperation
Steven David Brown
8. Judicial co-operation within the EU: a liaison magistrates perspective
Bernard Rabatel
9. Proposal for a framework decision on certain procedural rights applying in
proceedings in criminal matters throughout the European Union
Caroline Morgan
10. Double jeopardy
Alex Bailin
11. Discussion paper on Eurobail
Clair Dobbin
12. Defence rights in a new era of judicial co-operation: closing thoughts
Professor Elspeth Guild and Susie Alegre;