The introduction late last year of the co-operation law in Jersey is set to tackle the flow of drugs and illegal money into the island's highly active financial community by changing the rules regarding witnesses and evidence. Stephen Baker outlines the changes
On 10 August, 2001 the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) (Jersey) Law 2001 was registered in the Royal Court in Jersey. It came into force on 6 November that year and provides a comprehensive range of powers to combat cross-border crime. It complements and extends the existing legislation which includes the Drugs Trafficking (Jersey) Law 1988, the Investigation of Fraud (Jersey) Law 1991, the Proceeds of Crime (Jersey) Law 1999 (‘the all crimes Money Laundering Legislation’) and the Evidence Proceedings In Other Jurisdictions (Jersey) Order 1983.
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