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Free movement of scientific expert evidence in criminal matters

Wendy De Bondt UGent and Gert Vermeulen UGent (2011) EU criminal justice, financial & economic crime : new perspectives interest-based dispute resolution. In Governance of Security Research Paper Series 5. p.69-83
abstract
In line with the growing EU interest in cross-border gathering and use of evidence in criminal matters, the European Commission confirmed its intention to review the entirety of the current mutual legal assistance framework with a view to introduce more mutual recognition-like features therein. In practice this can lead to the obligation to recognize per se admissibility of foreign evidence in the course of new criminal proceedings, if such evidence is admissible according to the law of the member state that gathered the evidence. When attempting such an introduction of mutual recognition-like features into the cross-border gathering and use of evidence in criminal matters, specific types of evidence deserve a special focus. Scientific expert evidence in criminal matters is one of those special types of evidence. At member state level, a wide variety exists in the regulations concerning appointing and remunerating scientific experts, the criteria for expertise, reliability and independence of experts and in the admissibility and value of the produced evidence. Because of this debate at national level, significant distrust between member states is more than likely. This article links in with these recent developments. Mutual recognition of expert evidence can only be acceptable if a thorough reflection on the differences between national regulations and practices is followed by setting up EU level minimum rules and quality standards.
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book title
EU criminal justice, financial & economic crime : new perspectives interest-based dispute resolution
editor
Marc Cools UGent, Brice De Ruyver, Marleen Easton UGent, Lieven Pauwels UGent, Paul Ponsaers UGent, Tom Vander Beken UGent, Freya Vander Laenen UGent, Gudrun Vande Walle, Antoinette Verhage UGent, Gert Vermeulen UGent and Gerwinde Vynckier
series title
Governance of Security Research Paper Series
volume
5
pages
69 - 83
publisher
Maklu
place of publication
Antwerp, Belgium ; Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
ISBN
9789046604380
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B2
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
VABB id
c:vabb:321323
VABB type
VABB-4
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1191907
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1191907
date created
2011-03-20 18:22:07
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2017-01-02 09:54:39
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  author       = {De Bondt, Wendy and Vermeulen, Gert},
  booktitle    = {EU criminal justice, financial \& economic crime : new perspectives interest-based dispute resolution},
  editor       = {Cools, Marc and De Ruyver, Brice and Easton, Marleen and Pauwels, Lieven and Ponsaers, Paul and Vander Beken, Tom and Vander Laenen, Freya and Vande Walle, Gudrun and Verhage, Antoinette and Vermeulen, Gert and Vynckier, Gerwinde},
  isbn         = {9789046604380},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {69--83},
  publisher    = {Maklu},
  series       = {Governance of Security Research Paper Series},
  title        = {Free movement of scientific expert evidence in criminal matters},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
De Bondt, Wendy, and Gert Vermeulen. 2011. “Free Movement of Scientific Expert Evidence in Criminal Matters.” In EU Criminal Justice, Financial & Economic Crime : New Perspectives Interest-based Dispute Resolution, ed. Marc Cools, Brice De Ruyver, Marleen Easton, Lieven Pauwels, Paul Ponsaers, Tom Vander Beken, Freya Vander Laenen, et al., 5:69–83. Antwerp, Belgium ; Apeldoorn, The Netherlands: Maklu.
APA
De Bondt, Wendy, & Vermeulen, G. (2011). Free movement of scientific expert evidence in criminal matters. In Marc Cools, B. De Ruyver, M. Easton, L. Pauwels, P. Ponsaers, T. Vander Beken, F. Vander Laenen, et al. (Eds.), EU criminal justice, financial & economic crime : new perspectives interest-based dispute resolution (Vol. 5, pp. 69–83). Antwerp, Belgium ; Apeldoorn, The Netherlands: Maklu.
Vancouver
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De Bondt W, Vermeulen G. Free movement of scientific expert evidence in criminal matters. In: Cools M, De Ruyver B, Easton M, Pauwels L, Ponsaers P, Vander Beken T, et al., editors. EU criminal justice, financial & economic crime : new perspectives interest-based dispute resolution. Antwerp, Belgium ; Apeldoorn, The Netherlands: Maklu; 2011. p. 69–83.
MLA
De Bondt, Wendy, and Gert Vermeulen. “Free Movement of Scientific Expert Evidence in Criminal Matters.” EU Criminal Justice, Financial & Economic Crime : New Perspectives Interest-based Dispute Resolution. Ed. Marc Cools et al. Vol. 5. Antwerp, Belgium ; Apeldoorn, The Netherlands: Maklu, 2011. 69–83. Print.