Whether, by virtue of criminal investigations in Russia, documents
contained in a case file at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm
Chamber of Commerce should be handed over to Russian authorities
pursuant to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal
Matters of 1959.
An interpretation of the Russian request shows that the documents
seized were not covered by the request and the seizure was therefore set
aside for lack of legality.
Claimant: The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of
Respondent: Office of the Prosecutor-General of Sweden
Place of Court Proceedings:
The Swedish Act on International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matter
The Swedish Code of Judicial Procedure
In November 2002, a case file at the Arbitration Institute of the
Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (the SCC Institute) was seized by the
Swedish prosecutor, following a request from the Ministry of the Interior of
the Russian Federation under the European Convention on Mutual
Assistance in Criminal Matters of 1959 (the Convention).