The Compendium provides support for drafting requests for judicial cooperation. It guides the practitioners through the form used for the request, ensuring that all required information is inserted. The Compendium also helps the practitioner to manage translations of requests. In most cases, the request needs to be translated into a language acceptable by the requested Member State so that the Member State is to be able to accept and perform/execute the request.
The Compendium is available for requests for mutual legal assistance and for several legal instruments based on the principle of mutual recognition, such as the European Arrest Warrant and the European Investigation Order. The Compendium contains several features, such as the possibility of extracting details of the executing authority from the Judicial Atlas and inserting the logo and stamp of the requesting/issuing authority.