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Caribbean Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Serious Criminal Matters

Common Name: MLAT Treaty


The purpose of this Treaty is to increase cooperation in mutual legal assistance among Caribbean countries in respect of serious criminal matters and to combat criminal activity.

Date opened for Signature: 2005/07/6

Date of ratification

Antigua and Barbuda (4 July 2006) Belize (4 July 2006) Suriname (26 November 2007) Trinidad and Tobago (13 December 2005)

Entry into Force:

Article 28 - This Treaty shall enter into force upon the deposit of instruments of ratification or accession by at least five States in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures. …and shall be registered with the Secretary General of the United Nations.