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AG/RES. 1698 (XXX-O/00)
5 June 2000
Original: Spanish

RESOLUTION

MEETING OF MINISTERS OF JUSTICE OR OF MINISTERS OR ATTORNEYS GENERAL OF THE AMERICAS

(Resolution adopted at the first plenary session, held on June 5, 2000)

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

HAVING SEEN the Final Report of the Third Meeting of Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas (REMJA-III/doc.14/00 rev. 2), held in San José, Costa Rica, from March 1 to 3, 2000;

BEARING IN MIND that, in the Plan of Action adopted at the Second Summit of the Americas, support was given to "the convening of periodic meetings of Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General of the Hemisphere within the framework of the Organization of American States"; and

CONSIDERING:

That, in resolution AG/RES. 1615 (XXIX-O/99), the General Assembly convened the Third Meeting of Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas;

That, in that same resolution, the General Assembly thanked the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for its generous offer to host the Fourth Meeting of Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas and accepted that offer; and

That the Permanent Council, at its meeting of April 5, 2000, took note of the Final Report of the Third Meeting of Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas,

RESOLVES:

    1. To express its appreciation to the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica for hosting the Third Meeting of Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas and for its excellent organization of the deliberations.
    2. To transmit the conclusions and recommendations of the Third Meeting of Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas, (REMJA-III/doc.14/00 rev. 2), as applicable, to the organs, agencies, and entities of the inter-American system, for their implementation as appropriate.
    3. To instruct the Permanent Council to follow up on the implementation of said conclusions and recommendations, giving special emphasis to those that are to be implemented within the framework of the OAS.

To instruct the Permanent Council to report on the implementation of this resolution to the General Assembly at its thirty-first regular session with a view to convening the Fourth Meeting of Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas, to take place in Trinidad and Tobago pursuant to resolution AG/RES. 1615 (XXIX-O/99), and in accordance with the resources allocated in the program-budget and other resources.

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