Mutual Legal Assistance and International Cooperation Unit

The prosecutors within this Unit handle all requests made regarding European Union legislation and international conventions. These requests include European Investigation Orders and requests for Mutual Legal Assistance, the hearing of witness testimony, the service of criminal judicial acts and the enforcement of criminal penalties.

This Unit is responsible for assisting the Police with the drafting and vetting of outgoing European Investigation Orders and requests for Mutual Legal Assistance. Prosecutors within this Unit also assist the Police in extradition requests and European Arrest Warrants.

Prosecutors within this Unit assist the prosecutors within the Prosecutions Unit relative to matters involving cross-border elements.

Like in other units, these prosecutors receive specialised training and participate in webinars, working groups and conferences, particularly involving mutual assistance and international cooperation. Prosecutors also give presentations as part of training to other prosecutors relative to this specialised area of criminal law.