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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The NRD said it receives many letters of request for citizenship yearly as well as letters asking for updates to applications, and dismissed the viralled letter as one of these.
The Presiding Judge considered that such a request was contrary to the provisions of the French blocking statute and urged the claimant to take recourse to available letters of request. (4) Similarly, the Paris Commercial Court held in a decision dated July 20, 2005 that the disclosure request issued by a U.S.
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.
2 - Since last january 22 and up to today , 16 letters of request have been issued to brotherly and friendly states.
The bishops of this church began to receive numerous letters of request, protest and admonition."
In June 2000, Refco asked that court to issue Letters of Request addressed to the Senior Master of the Supreme Court of Judicature (Queens Bench Division) under the Convention on the Taking of Evidence abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters, 23 U.S.T.
The Electronic Customer Handbook also includes a detailed guide for preparation of Letters of Request (LOR).
Each Contracting State designates a Central Authority to receive, process, and assign the Letters of Request to a judicial authority, or "competent authority," within the requested State.
The FAO may also advise on the preparation and delivery of letters of request or facilitate payment to the DFAS on an existing account.