Report on England and Wales

  • Richard Vogler


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.


Police Officer International Criminal Criminal Matter Mutual Assistance European Arrest Warrant 
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Area of Freedom, Security and Justice


Crime (International Cooperation) Act 2003


Criminal Justice Act 2003


European Arrest Warrant


European Convention on Human Rights


European Criminal Intelligence Model


European Court of Justice


European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters


European Confiscation Order


European Commission of Human Rights


European Court of Human Rights


European Enforcement Order


European Evidence Warrant


European Freezing Order


European Investigation Order


European Protection Order


European Supervision Order


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


National Criminal Intelligence Service


UK National Intelligence Model


Organised Crime Threat Assessment


Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984


Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000


Serious Organized Crime Agency


UK Threat Assessment Model


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sussex Law SchoolUniversity of SussexFalmerUK

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