"Small" International Criminal Legal Assistance


  • Arlinda Hasani Public University "Kadri Zeka", Gjilan, Kosovo
  • Saranda Leka University of Veliko Tarnovo “St. Cyril and St. Methodius”, Veliko Tarnovo/Bulgaria


This paper will study how small international legal assistance is given. Therefore "small"
international criminal legal assistance is given according to the legislation of each state that is
required for this assistance between the forms of mutual cooperation between states in the fight
against criminality. Regarding the prior work, it should be noted that there is little theoretical
evidence related to this problem. Despite this, many efforts have been made to provide sufficient
theoretical data for this matter. Results show that this assistance is regulated by international
conventions and by the internal laws of the states. Implications of the study are for the following groups
such as academics, legal officials, researchers, etc. The value of this paper lies in the fact that it is one
of the few aspects that has touched on such an important issue in the field of criminal law.

Author Biography

Arlinda Hasani, Public University "Kadri Zeka", Gjilan, Kosovo

Msc. Arlinda Hyseni, Faculty of Law, Public University "Kadri Zeka", Gjilan


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Studies and Articles