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European Cooperation Between Tax, Customs and Judicial Authorities : European Monographs Series Set - John A.E. Varvaele

European Cooperation Between Tax, Customs and Judicial Authorities

European Monographs Series Set

By: John A.E. Varvaele (Editor), Andre Klip (Editor), John A.E. Vervaele (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2001
ISBN: 9789041117472
Number Of Pages: 312

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The classic distinction in international relations between mutual assistance in criminal matters and mutual administrative assistance has become diffuse. A blurring of transnational policy issues in the struggle against fraud continues to hamper efficient cooperation between states, despite the increasing interaction of national enforcement agencies supported by automated systems and a growing number of supranational institutions with enforcement powers. Particularly among the member states of the European Union, the disparate law of international cooperation needs to be examined and clarified, in terms both of instruments and of legal guarantees. This book offers an English translation, updated to mid-2001, of a Dutch study which appeared earlier that year. The study was originally commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Justice, which recognized that the way to clear standards of cooperation lay through in-depth comparative research into the relevant law, practice, and recent experience of several major national jurisdictions. A five-member research group worked with the help of the Willem Pompe Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, the Foundation for the Promotion of Criminal Law Research, and the Utrecht Faculty of Law's Centre for Enforcement of European Law. In order to focus meaningfully on the theme of combating fraud in its most significant current manifestations, the researchers restricted their study to customs law, fiscal law, and agricultural law in four EC countries. Among the core legal matters investigated are the following: exchange of enforcement data; performance of acts of investigation; the "moment" in each legal system at which it is necessary to switch from administrative assistance to assistance in criminal matters; and the manner in which national systems of evidence deal with evidence from abroad. Based on a close study of legislation and case law in each of the four countries-in addition to numerous personal interviews-the analysis clearly identifies the legal problems, and makes recommendations as to how transnational administrative law and cooperation in criminal matters may be most effectively arranged.

Introductionp. 1
Supranational rules governing cooperation in administrative and criminal mattersp. 7
The Netherlandsp. 49
Germanyp. 115
Francep. 181
England and Walesp. 219
Comparative law conclusionsp. 249
Problems, directions for possible solutions, and recommendationsp. 283
Literaturep. 293
Authorities and experts who have assisted in the surveyp. 301
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ISBN: 9789041117472
ISBN-10: 9041117474
Series: European Monographs Series Set
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st December 2001
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.74 x 16.66  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.63