Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Finninvest SPA: Admn 25 Oct 1996

The appellant sought leave to appeal to the House of Lords. They certified three questions, as to whether the word ‘evidence’ in the 1990 Act has the same or a wider meaning than in the 1975 Act, whether making an illicit contribution to a political party was a political offence within the 1959 convention, and was it a political offence per se. Nevertheless the questions were each borderline, and leave was refused.


Lord Justice Simon Brown, Mr. Justice Gage


[1996] EWHC Admin 147, [1996] EWHC Admin 147




Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990, Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act 1975, European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters 1959 Art 2


CitedIn re Westinghouse Uranium Contract HL 1978
‘The fact, if it be so, that evidence so obtained may be used in other proceedings and indeed may be central in those proceedings is no reason for refusing to allow it to be requested’ Lord Fraser said: ‘in judging the nature of the letters rogatory . .
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Updated: 25 May 2022; Ref: scu.136695