letters of request

letters of request

or

letters rogatory

or

littera rogatoria

documents sent from a court in one jurisdiction to a court in another asking for some form of judicial assistance such as the obtaining of evidence.

LETTERS OF REQUEST, Eng. eccl. law, An instrument by which a judge of an inferior court waives or remits his own jurisdiction in favor of a court of appeal immediately superior to it.
     2. Letters of request, in general, lie only where an appeal would lie, and lie only to the next immediate court of appeal, waiving merely the primary jurisdiction to the proper appellate court, except letters of request from the most inferior ecclesiastical court, which may be direct to the court of arches, although one or two courts of appeal may, by this, be ousted of their jurisdiction as courts of appeal. 2 Addams, R. 406. The effect of letters of request is to give jurisdiction to the appellate court in the first instance. Id. See a form of letters of request in 2 Chit. Pr. 498, note.

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All such letters of request are sent to the Foreign Ministry, which then refers them to the Justice Ministry, which in turn files them with the state prosecutor.
This treaty between the two countries in civil matters is a comprehensive agreement for reciprocal arrangement with foreign countries for service of summons, for issuing Letters of request, for taking of evidence, for execution of civil decrees and for enforcement of arbitral awards.
30, 2011 (TAP) - Authorized sources at the foreign ministry report that since they received last january 21 letters of request against the ousted president, his wife and several of their relatives , the relevant services of the ministry have taken the following measures:
Wildlife presenter Bill Oddie has been championing the appeal by lending his name to more than 400 letters of request and donating four of his own doodles.
Mr Charman is objecting to an order by Mr Justice Coleridge in the High Court for letters of request to the Bermudan courts for information on his family trust, Dragon Holdings.
The bishops of this church began to receive numerous letters of request, protest and admonition.
This was followed by letters of request (LOR) to purchase both JANUS and SPECTRUM simulation software.
63) The Convention establishes three procedures for obtaining evidence from a foreign state: letters of request, use of a diplomatic officer or consular agent, and use of an appointed commissioner.
Over the past 13 months, MESC accepted some 8,000 TJTC applications from employers plus letters of request, despite the program's lapse.
The Electronic Customer Handbook also includes a detailed guide for preparation of Letters of Request (LOR).
The FAO may also advise on the preparation and delivery of letters of request or facilitate payment to the DFAS on an existing account.
Slovene decision makers in the Ministry of Defense have matured greatly in their selection of projects for funding thru FMF, as well as in the level of detail they demand in their Letters of Request (LOR).