In Astana, there was a signing ceremony of treaties between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Federal Republic of Brazil on mutual legal assistance in criminal cases, extradition and transfer of convicted persons.
The agreements were signed by General Prosecutor Kairat Kozhamzharov and Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Brazil Torquato Jardim.
These international documents create the necessary legal framework for effective cooperation of law enforcement agencies in countering criminality and protecting our citizens’ rights. Within the framework of the agreements, it is possible to conduct procedural actions in criminal cases on another state territory, extradition of wanted persons, as well as the transfer of our citizens sentenced to imprisonment in another state, to serve their sentence in their homeland.
Brazil has become the 20th state and the first American country with which Kazakhstan has created the entire necessary international legal framework for effective cooperation in combating crime, ensuring law and order, and protecting the fundamental rights and interests of citizens of both countries.
It is worth noting that Kazakhstan is the first not the American country to join the three inter-American conventions in criminal law since 2017: on mutual assistance in criminal cases from 1992, extradition from 1933 and serving a criminal sentence abroad from 1993.
Press service of the General Prosecutor’s Office