A new approach to international judicial cooperation through secure ICT platforms

Mauro Cislaghi, George Eleftherakis, Domenico Pellegrini, Konstantinos Rousis

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Cooperation between judicial systems is a key element for sustainable development and one of the key priorities for EU. Due to cross- border crimes rise, the EU is working on the development of judicial cooperation between Member States. Increase of illegal immigration, trafficking of drugs, weapons and human beings, and the advent of terrorism, made necessary a stronger judicial collaboration between States. Judicial cooperation includes mutual recognition of judicial decisions, cooperation in investigation phase, and approximation of penal legislation of involved states. During the investigations an exchange of information on criminal offences and administrative infringements takes place between judges and investigators belonging to different countries, actually based mostly on paper support. The paper presents an overview of judicial cooperation in cross-border investigations, describing how ICT infrastructures and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), coped with security technologies, can support judicial cooperation of magistrates' activities during cross-border investigations on criminal matters in a process still paper based.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 2009
Event1st International Conference on ICT Solutions for Justice, ICT4Justice 2008 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Oct 24 2008Oct 24 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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