OAS STATES AGREE TO ADVANCE NEW INSTRUMENTS IN LEGAL COOPERATION IN CRIMINAL MATTERS
Authorities responsible for legal cooperation in criminal matters of the
Member States of the OAS agreed to advance with the preparation, among
others, of an efficient and expeditious interamerican legal instrument
on extradition, as well as a Protocol to the Inter-American Convention
on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Relative to the Use of New
Communication Technologies and Hearings by Videoconference and legal
guidelines that serve as a model for the establishment of joint
On this same occasion, Member States agreed to continue taking advantage of communication technologies for the development and use of new tools to facilitate legal cooperation in the framework of the Criminal Matters Network, which has operated since 2002 as one of the concrete results of the OAS REMJA process. In addition, the Working Group supported the use of the new tool of this Network for secure videoconferencing.
The recommendations adopted at this meeting will be submitted for consideration at the next Meeting of Ministers of Justice and Attorney Generals (REMJA IX) to be held in Quito, Ecuador in November 2012.
For more information on this meeting and the developments and activities of this Working Group, please visit the Criminal Matters Network of the OAS.
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