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Report on England and Wales

  • Richard Vogler
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Abstract

This chapter describes the early reluctance of England and Wales to engage fully with international arrangements for transborder investigations. However, despite initial non-participation in agreements such as the 1959 European Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance and the 1985 Schengen Agreement, England and Wales have in recent years made considerable progress towards participation in this area. The current arrangements for processing overseas requests for assistance, both in terms of overt and covert inquiries, are described, as are the corresponding procedures for requesting overseas assistance. The approach to the European Arrest Warrant in England and Wales is also reviewed. The chapter concludes by discussing the particular problems encountered by a decentralised system of policing such as that operating in England and Wales, in participating in an efficient system of international mutual assistance, without sacrificing human rights protections.

Keywords

Police Officer International Criminal Criminal Matter Mutual Assistance European Arrest Warrant 
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Abbreviations

AFSJ

Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

CICA

Crime (International Cooperation) Act 2003

CJA

Criminal Justice Act 2003

EAW

European Arrest Warrant

ECHR

European Convention on Human Rights

ECIM

European Criminal Intelligence Model

ECJ

European Court of Justice

ECMACM

European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

ECO

European Confiscation Order

ECoHR

European Commission of Human Rights

ECtHR

European Court of Human Rights

EEO

European Enforcement Order

EEW

European Evidence Warrant

EFO

European Freezing Order

EIO

European Investigation Order

EPO

European Protection Order

ESO

European Supervision Order

EUCMACM

Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union

NCIS

National Criminal Intelligence Service

NIM

UK National Intelligence Model

OCTA

Organised Crime Threat Assessment

PACE

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

RIPA

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

SOCA

Serious Organized Crime Agency

UKTA

UK Threat Assessment Model

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sussex Law SchoolUniversity of SussexFalmerUK

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