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A-59: OPTIONAL PROTOCOL RELATED TO THE INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS 

ADOPTED AT: MANAGUA, NICARAGUA

DATE: 06/11/93

CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: GENERAL SECRETARIAT OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES  

ENTRY INTO FORCE:  04/07/02,  IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ARTICLE III OF THE PROTOCOL

DEPOSITORY: OAS GENERAL SECRETARIAT (ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT AND RATIFICATIONS)

TEXT: OAS, TREATY SERIES, NO. 77

UN REGISTRATION:    Vol.

OBSERVATIONS:    

GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE TREATY: A-59

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SIGNATORY COUNTRIES    SIGNATURE REF   RA/AC/AD REF   DEPOSIT INST  INFORMA REF
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Brasil ..............   05/03/94       10/10/07       11/12/07 RA     /  /    
Chile ...............   05/15/97       06/05/03       04/28/04 RA     /  /    
Colombia.............     /  /         12/04/02       01/13/03 RA     /  /
Ecuador .............   03/14/96       12/26/01       03/08/02 RA     /  /    
Estados Unidos ......   01/10/95       01/05/01       05/25/01 RA     /  /   1
Honduras ............   /  /           09/25/06       11/10/06 AD     /  /    
Paraguay ............   06/02/98       07/30/04       10/22/04 RA     /  /       
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REF = REFERENCE                                      INST = TYPE OF INSTRUMENT
       D = DECLARATION                                      RA = RATIFICATION
       R = RESERVATION                                      AC = ACCEPTANCE
INFORMA  = INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE TREATY               AD = ACCESSION

 

A-59: OPTIONAL PROTOCOL RELATED TO THE INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS 

 

1.-UNITED STATES.-   Understandings:  (May 25, 2001)

  (1). IN GENERAL .—The United States understands that the Convention and Optional Protocol are not intended to replace, supersede, obviate or otherwise interfere with any other existing bilateral or multilateral treaties or conventions, including those that relate to mutual assistance in criminal matters

 (2) Article 25.—The Unites States understands that Article 25 of the Convention, which limits disclosure or use of information or evidence obtained under the Convention, shall no longer apply if such information or evidence is made public, in a manner consistent with Article 25, in the course of proceedings in the Requesting State.

 (2) PROHIBITION ON ASSISTANCE TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT.—The United States shall exercise its rights to limit the use of assistance it may provide under the Convention and/or Optional Protocol so that any assistance provided by the Government of the Unites States shall not be transferred to or otherwise used to assist the International Criminal Court contemplated in the Statute adopted in Rome, Italy, on July 17, 1998, unless the Statute  establishing that Court has entered into force for the United States by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, as required by Article II, section 2 of the United States Constitution

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