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Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
The Bahamas
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela

Introduction

The Hemispheric Information Exchange Network for Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition (the “Network”) has been in development since the year 2000, when the Third Meeting of the Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorney Generals of the Americas (REMJA-III) decided to increase and improve the exchange of information among OAS Member States in the area of mutual assistance in criminal matters.  To read about the origins of the network, click here.

The Network is composed of three components: a public website, a private website and a secure electronic communication system.

Public Component

The public component of the Network (the site you are currently on) is a virtual library which provides legal information related to mutual assistance and extradition for the 34 OAS member states. By clicking on a country in the left-hand column, you can view a description of the country’s legal system, link to its basic legal documents (Constitution, criminal code, etc), and read the text of bilateral and multilateral treaties related to mutual assistance in criminal matters and extradition.

 

Private Component

The private component of the Network contains information for individuals who are directly involved in legal cooperation in criminal matters.  The private site includes information on meetings, points of contact in other countries, a glossary of terms and training information on the secure electronic communication system.


Secure Electronic Communication System

The purpose of the secure electronic communication system is to facilitate the exchange of information between central authorities who deal with issues of mutual assistance in criminal matters and extradition. This system not only provides secure instant email service to central authorities, it also provides a space for virtual meetings and the exchange of pertinent documents.




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New:
- Dictionary of legal terms

Conventions:
- Inter-American Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters
- Inter-American Convention on Extradition
- more...

Meetings of Ministers of Justice or of Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas (REMJA)

Meetings of Central Authorities and Other Experts on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition:
- VI Meeting - May 2014 - Brasilia, Brazil
- V Meeting - May 2012 - Asuncion, Paraguay
- IV Meeting - March-April 2009 - San Salvador, El Salvador
- III Meeting - September 2007 - Bogota, Colombia
- II Meeting - September 2005 - Brasilia, Brazil
- I Meeting - April 2003 - Ottawa, Canada

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