Basic documents

Multilateral International Treaties regulating rendering of Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters

A. Universal conventions

1. International Convention for the Suppression of Counterfeiting Currency of
20 April 1929

2. Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others of 2 December 1949

3. Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 as amended by the 1972 Protocol amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961

4. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft of 16 December 1970

5. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation of 23 September 1971

5.1. Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation, Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation, done at Montreal on
23 September 1971 (24 February 1988)

6. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents of 14 December 1973

7. Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material of 26 October 1979

8. International Convention against the Taking of Hostages of 17 December 1979;

9. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of 10 December 1984

10. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation of 10 March 1988

10.1 Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf of 10 March 1988

11. United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 20 December 1988

12. International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings of
15 December 1997

13. International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 9 December 1999

14. United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime of
15 November 2000

14.1. Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime of 15 November 2000

14.2. Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime of 15 November 2000

15. United Nations Convention against Corruption of 31 October 2003

16. International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism of 13 April 2005

B. Treaties, concluded in the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States

1. Convention on Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Matters of 22 January 1993

1.1. Protocol to the Convention on Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Matters of 22 January 1993 (28 March 1997)

2. Treaty of states members of the Commonwealth of Independent States on Suppressing of Legalization (Laundering) of Criminal Profits and Financing of Terrorism of 5 October 2007

C. Treaties concluded in the framework of the Council of Europe

1. European Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters of
20 April 1959

1.1. Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters of 17 March 1978

2. European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism of 27 January 1977

3. Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime of 8 November 1990

4. Criminal Law Convention on Corruption of 27 January 1999

5. Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism of 16 May 2005

E. Treaties concluded in the framework of the Organisation for Economic 
Cooperation and Development

Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions of 21 November 1997

D. Treaties concluded in the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

1. Shanghai Convention on Combating Terrorism, Separatism and Extremism of 15 June 2001

2. Shanghai Cooperation Organization Convention against Terrorism of 16 June 2009

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