Today, May 15, 2014, in Brasilia, Brazil, the Sixth Meeting of the Working Group on Legal Cooperation in Criminal Matters of the REMJA process (Meeting of Ministers of Justice or Other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas) begins, as mandated by the OAS General Assembly and the "Document of Washington" that governs this process.
This meeting, among other things, will address
important initiatives to facilitate and expedite legal cooperation in
criminal matters in the Americas, including the
consideration of an
Inter-American Legal Instrument on Extradition, 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 a Protocol on Joint Investigation Teams to
Supplement the Inter-American Convention on Mutual Assistance in
Similarly, the Working Group will have the
opportunity to hear about the specific progress that has been made by
the OAS General Secretariat to strengthen the Network that facilitates
the exchange of information between authorities in legal cooperation.
The Working Group on Legal Cooperation in Criminal
Matters is composed of central and international legal cooperation
authorities and other government experts with responsibilities in mutual
legal assistance and extradition of OAS Member States.
For further information on this meeting and on the Working Groupís activities and actions, visit the OAS Criminal Matters Network.
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