Law Enforcement: Mutual Legal Assistance

Optional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention of May 23, 1992. Adopted at the twenty-third regular session of the Organization of American States General Assembly Meeting at Managua, Nicaragua on June 11, 1993; signed by the United States at Washington on January 10, 1995; Transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate September 3, 1997 (Treaty Doc. 105-25, 105th Congress, 1st Session); Reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations September 27, 2000 (Senate Executive Report No. 106-24, 106th Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate October 18, 2000; Ratified by the President January 5, 2001; Ratification of the United States of America deposited May 25, 2001; entered into force for the United States April 7, 2002.

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The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future