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  • Fernando Gascón Inchausti
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Abstract

Transnational inquiries in criminal matters are not strange to Spanish judicial authorities. However, apart from international conventions —very general in their regulations— internal rules don’t provide precise and useful guidelines, specially concerning the respect of procedural essential safeguards, since Spanish legislative has not yet implemented the European Evidence Warrant Framework Decision. This contribution analyzes therefore Spanish case law, paying special attention to the —unduly— prevalent role granted to the respect of the lex loci when deciding the probative value in a Spanish procedure of criminal inquiries carried out abroad.

Keywords

Rome Statute Criminal Proceeding Public Prosecutor International Criminal Tribunal Criminal Matter 
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Abbreviations

ECHR

European Convention on Human Rights

ECMLACM

European Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters

EU FRCh

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

EUCMACM

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

FD

Framework Decision

FD EEW

Framework Decision on the European Evidence Warrant

LECrim

Criminal Procedural Act (Ley de Enjuiciamiento Criminal)

LOPJ

Organic Law on the Judiciary (Ley Orgánica del Poder Judicial)

STC

Constitutional Court Judgement

STS

Supreme Court Judgement

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Procedural Law, Law SchoolUniversity Complutense of MadridMadridSpain

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