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Dr Gerard Conway contributes to study of Criminal procedural laws across the European Union

Dr Gerard Conway, Senior Lecturer in Brunel Law school, contributed to a study on the Republic of Ireland for a report commissioned by the European Parliament from the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN).

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament's Policy Department on Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs, at the request of the LIBE Committee, examines the extent to which differences between national procedural criminal laws hinder the negotiation and operation of cross-border cooperation instruments. It is based on a comparative analysis of a representative sample of nine Member States. It identifies several forms of "hindrances" to cross-border cooperation, ranging from mere delays to the suspension and non-execution of assistance requests alongside the striking underuse of some of the existing instruments. There is no simple answer to these challenges. Therefore, several non-legislative and legislative recommendations are put forward for the short- and long-term horizon.

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