It happened on 20 april

European Convention on the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matter of the Council of Europe opened for signature

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On April 20, 1959 in Strasbourg, the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters was opened for signature by members of the Council of Europe. It entered into force on June 12, 1962.

Under this Convention, the signatory states agree to allow each other all possible legal aid to gather evidence and hear witnesses, experts and defendants. The European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters has been ratified by all member states of the Council of Europe.

An additional protocol was opened for signature March 17, 1978 and entered into force on April 12, 1982.

Learn more about the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

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