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OEA/Ser.G
CP/RES. 914 (1577/07)
24 January 2007
Original: English
 

CP/RES. 914 (1577/07)

PLACE AND DATE OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE OAS/REMJA WORKING GROUP ON MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS AND EXTRADITION

(Approved at the meeting of January 24, 2007)

 

THE PERMANENT COUNCIL OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES,

BEARING IN MIND that, in the Conclusions and Recommendations adopted at their Sixth Meeting (REMJA-VI/doc. 21/06 rev. 1), the Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas (REMJA) accepted the Delegation of Canada’s offer to convene a special meeting of the OAS/REMJA Working Group on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition to consider how to order the work of REMJA related to the strengthening of mutual legal assistance and extradition in the Americas, recognizing as a source for the discussion, the recommendations of the Second Meeting of Central Authorities and Other Experts on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition; and

CONSIDERING that, in resolution AG/RES. 2228 (XXXVI-O/06), “Meeting of Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas”, the OAS General Assembly endorsed the Conclusions and Recommendations of the REMJA and instructed the Permanent Council to provide appropriate follow-up to the implementation of those Conclusions and Recommendations and to convene the meetings referred to therein,

RESOLVES:

1. To express appreciation for the offer by the Government of Canada to host a special meeting of the OAS/REMJA Working Group on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition.

2. To convene the Special Meeting of the OAS/REMJA Working Group on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition, to be held in Montreal, Canada, from March 26 to 27, 2007.

3. To accept the offer of Canada to host the Special Meeting in line with OAS standards within its own budget and without drawing on the Regular Fund of the OAS. In the alternative, the Special Meeting may be at OAS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., from March 26 to 27, 2007, drawing on item 21C of the Regular Fund of the OAS in accordance with applicable rules.

4. To request the General Secretariat to support the preparations for the Special Meeting of the Working Group in coordination with Canada as host.
 

 

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