Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

Government sends Cortes a cooperation agreement with Ecuador to fight against transnational crime

Government sends Cortes a cooperation agreement with Ecuador to fight against transnational crime


The agreement, as reported by the Government, will serve to address the challenges that arise in the field of security: human trafficking, terrorism, drug trafficking and the "new manifestations of organized transnational crime." The Executive sends the agreement to the Cortes Generales because the consent of the State to be bound to it requires the prior authorization of the Congress and the Senate.

Among the crimes that fall within the cooperation between states, those related to the fight against organized crime with specific reference to terrorism are especially relevant. In addition, from the Government stand out as relevant the "collaboration in the operative-investigative activity of the different criminal modalities".

The agreement sent to the Cortes also establishes the conditions for the exchange of information between states and guarantees the protection of confidentiality and the use of information under the respective national laws.

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