Saturday, 2 February 2008

Rogatory letters: magistrate from the Home Office “sent” it back to Portugal

“José Lopes da Mota, the president of Eurojust, minimizes saying: "The letter was made with the collaboration of a representative from Eurojust. A magistrate from the Home Office decided that the legal procedures for the sending of the document had not been fulfilled and informed the colleague at Eurojust. After everything was duly analysed, we decided to request Portugal to make the letter again and to send it through official channels." (Thank’s to Joana Morais, who has a translation of what was published at “24 Horas” (pdf file in Portuguese).

So, Home Office had the letters, analysed it and decided not to accept it. What will be the next step, now that the letters were rewritten and sent, again, but through a different channel?

PS – With the Mirror forum closed to comments about Madeleine’s case, The Three Arguidos seems to be a nice option to replace it….