EL SALVADOR PROTOCOL TO HEMISPHERIC CONVENTION ON
El Salvador today deposited with the Organization of American
States (OAS) instruments ratifying the Additional Protocol to the
Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, adopted in Montevideo,
Uruguay, in May 1979.
Letters Rogatory are used by judicial authorities in one country
to request information of a judicial nature in another.
In an interview after depositing the documents with Secretary
General CÚsar Gaviria, El Salvador's Ambassador to the OAS, Margarita
Escobar, explained that her country ratified the protocol "in
keeping with its longstanding commitment to uphold the principles of
international law, and because El Salvador wants to bolster and foster
progressive development of international law, and in particular,
Additional Protocol in question entered into force in June 1980.
Together with El Salvador, 14 OAS member states have now
The protocol applies to acts set forth in article 2 of the
Convention, which covers letters rogatory in procedural acts such
as pleadings, motions, orders, and subpoenas that are served and
requests for information that are made by a judicial or administrative
authority in one state; and in receiving and collecting of evidence in