Document of Washington

The “Document of Washington” governs the REMJA process. It was approved by consensus during the plenary session held on April 30, 2008, in the framework of the Seventh Meeting of Ministers of Justice or Other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas (REMJA VII), convened pursuant to Chapter X.2 of the Conclusions and Recommendations of REMJA VI and pursuant to OAS General Assembly resolutions AG/RES. 2228 (XXXVI-O/06) and AG/RES. 2266 (XXXVII-O/07) and Permanent Council resolution CP/RES. 929 (1629/08).

The provisions of the “Document of Washington” pertain to the name, composition, and functions of the REMJA; its organization and operation; working groups and technical meetings; relations with OAS organs, agencies, entities, and mechanisms; relations with other cooperation processes and with the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA); and the functions of the Technical Secretariat.

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