Sarajevo/Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 14-15, 2009
The 14th meeting of the SEEPAG Members was held on 14-15 May 2009, in Sarajevo, having as a topic” Mutual legal assistance in the SEEPAG Countries”. An evaluation of the status with the Agreements on mutual assistance in criminal matters signed between SEEPAG member states was made, the most important instrument in this matter being the Second Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. The member states which did not ratify yet the Protocol are in the process to. Also, the members agreed that it is a necessity to establish an institutionalized Secretariat.
In terms of MLA, the members came to the conclusion that their efforts should concentrate in intensifying the communication and assist each other by determing the exact direction of the request and establishing each member as Focal Point and inform national authorities in order to be more visible.