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OAS MEETING ON LEGAL COOPERATION IN CRIMINAL MATTERS BEGINS IN BRAZIL

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 Criminal Matters. 

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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