0830 Registration and Continental Breakfast
0900 Opening - Words of welcome (TBC) and Introduction of the Agenda Presentation by the Minister of Justice, the Honorable Martin Cauchon (TBC)
0920 Introductory Remarks – Sr. Enrique Lagos, OAS
0930 Panel: The increasing importance of Mutual Legal Assistance in the
Americas - an overview - presentation by Attorney General Osorio, Colombia; Eugenio Curia, Argentina; and, Kimberly Prost, Commonwealth Secretariat
• Treaties and Law • Comparative criminal procedure
• Important jurisprudence • Barriers of different legal systems etc.
1100 History of the OAS Mutual Legal Assistance Working Group
1130 Plenary Session - Presentation of the results of the Questionnaire and analysis
of points of discussion.
1400 Workshop Discussion/Fact situation - led by selected delegations with a view to identify and discuss obstacles to the delivery of effective mutual legal assistance:
Workshop 1 – In this workshop groups will examine matters related to the issues of terrorist financing, securities fraud and asset restraint, seizure and forfeiture such as the various steps in the process, issues of domestic law and structural differences in respective legal systems.
Working Group A (Victoria Hall) Working Group B (Freiman Room)
1600 Workshop Discussion (Victoria Hall)
1100 Workshop Discussion (Victoria Hall)
1145 Presentation of the Website
1400 Presentation of Draft Recommendations for REMJA V
0830 Continental Breakfast
0900 Approval of Recommendations for REMJA V
1100 Secure E-Mail and Training Session
1200 Closing Remarks