Transnational Evidence and Multicultural Inquiries in Europe

Developments in EU Legislation and New Challenges for Human Rights-Oriented Criminal Investigations in Cross-border Cases

  • Stefano Ruggeri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Current Perspectives in EU Legislation. The European Investigation Order: Towards a European Cross-Border Investigative Procedure?

  3. Critical Analysis of the EIO Proposal: General Issues

  4. Critical Analysis of the EIO Proposal: Specific Issues

  5. Cross-Border Criminal Inquiries in Europe: Solution Models and Human Rights Challenges

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 229-231

About this book


This book deals with the gathering of evidence in cross-border investigations in Europe. The issue of obtaining evidence in and from European countries has been among the most debated issues of EU cross-border cooperation in criminal matters over the last two decades, going through periods of intensive discussions and showing an extraordinary adaptability to the evolution of EU legislation for criminal matters. On the other hand, the prosecution and investigations of cross-border cases pose unprecedented challenges in the European scenario, characterized by the increasing flow and activity of citizens over the territory of more than one country and therefore by the need to lay the foundations of a transcultural criminal justice system.

The book analyses this complex topic starting with the current perspectives of EU legislation, thus providing a critical analysis of the legislative initiative aimed at introducing a new tool for gathering almost any type of evidence in other Member States, i.e., the European Investigation Order. On a second level, this study deals with the solution models and human rights challenges posed by the increasingly intensive dialogues between domestic and supranational case laws, and formulates essential guidelines for setting up a fair transnational enquiry system in Europe.   


Cross-border investigations European investigation order Fair investigative procedure Transnational evidence

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Ruggeri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public Law "T. Martines"University of MessinaMessinaItaly

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