Advice and elaboration of reports on international judicial cooperation

Preparation of studies and reports on international judicial cooperation matters.


International judicial cooperation is aimed at cooperation between the different jurisdictional bodies of different States in order to facilitate the judicial process. It results in a mutual recognition of judicial resolutions and respect for judicial interpretation of the internal regulations of each State.

In civil matters, the cooperation supposes an aid for the accomplishment of certain procedural acts that the court that knows the subject can not realize to be outside its jurisdictional territory. Thus, the main court requests assistance from the State court where certain actions must be carried out (notification to a person of this State, precautionary measures, practice of evidence, etc.) and the latter forwards the results to the requesting court.

In criminal matters, it requires a greater speed in the prosecution and prosecution of perpetrators of crimes defined in international criminal texts. We are dealing with the concept of extradition, which is defined as the act by virtue of which a State requests, offers or decides to surrender a person to another interested State for the purposes of the criminal trial or the execution of a conviction against it. Extradition is passive when a State requests Spain to deliver a person for such purpose; on the contrary, it is active when the requesting party is Spain.

From the University, a service of query resolution, documentation and orientation of interest for the activity of the Public Administrations, NGO's, Administration of Justice, law offices, etc. is offered.

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Logotipus del Ministeri de Ciència, Innovació i Universitats