Inter-American Convention on Obtaining Evidence Abroad (14 Int`l Legal Materials 328 (1975) and Additional Protocol 24 Int`l Legal Materials 472 (1985). The United States did not sign a document or send it to the Senate for consultation and ratification approval. See also: Low, “International Judicial Assistance Among the American States: Inter-American Conventions,” 18 Int`l Law. 705 (1984). Asia-Africa Legal Council, draft bilateral agreements on mutual assistance in civil or commercial matters abroad, 25 ILM 920-934, No. 4 (July 1986), and explanatory notes under 934-956. The United States is not a party to this agreement. 1. The required State provides, at the request of the requesting State, legal assistance (hereafter referred to as “assistance”) in the context of investigations, prosecutions and other proceedings, including judicial proceedings, in criminal matters, in accordance with the provisions of this agreement. (f) the term “instrumentality”: any property used or intended to be used, in any way, in whole or in part, to commit an offence; A person subject to criminal proceedings in the required state, whose presence in the requesting state is required for the purposes of the assistance provided by this agreement, is temporarily transferred for that purpose to the requesting state, if the required person and state accept the transfer.
The agreement contains rules relating to the enforcement of requests for mutual legal assistance from the authorities of one of the parties (“required party”) to obtain evidence (witnesses, experts and persons prosecuted, meanings of briefs and recordings of court decisions) or to the investigation (acts or documents) in criminal proceedings conducted by the judicial authorities of another party (“part”). States Parties commit each other to assist each other in criminal matters in accordance with this Convention. Agreement between the European Union and Japan on mutual legal assistance in criminal mattersTHE EUROPEAN UNION and Japan, in the context of the establishment of more effective cooperation between the Member States of the European Union and Japan in the field of mutual legal aid in criminal matters, in the OBJECTIVE that this cooperation will contribute to the fight against crime, reaffirms their commitment to respect for justice , principles of the rule of law and democracy, and judicial independence,ONT AGREED AS FOLLOWS:Article 1Objective and objective1.