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letters of request

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letters rogatory

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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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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" Arrival of Pakistani JIT to look into Pathankot Terror Attack, unfettered access being provided and almost red carpet welcome being accorded to the Pakistani team along with visit to Pathankot Airbase without even a ' Letter Rogatory' from Pakistan raises serious questions with regard to procedural propriety and genuine apprehensions vis- a- vis compromises on ' National Security'," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.
GE-len's lawyer Nurullah Albayrak said at the first hearing on Tuesday that GE-len is ready to testify as part of the case by means of a letter rogatory, in which a Turkish court requests that a US court hear his testimony on its behalf.
997; see also 1964 U.S.C.C.A.N at 3789 (A request for judicial assistance under the proposed revision may either be contained in a letter rogatory or other request or be made in a direct application by an interested person....')." [Slip op.
The order may be made pursuant to a letter rogatory issued, or request made, by a foreign or international tribunal or upon the application of any interested person and may direct that the testimony or statement be given, or the document or other thing be produced, before a person appointed by the court.
After registration of a case, a Letter Rogatory would have to be sent to that country.
Upon this, the prosecutor wrote a letter rogatory to the Ankara prosecutor's office for the testimony of Hakan Fidan, who is close to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and was personally appointed by him as head of the MIT.
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