ICC policy statement on Using Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLATs) To Improve Cross-Border Lawful Intercept Procedures

    Prepared by the ICC commission on : Commission on the Digital Economy
    Publication date : 12/09/2012 | Document Number : 373/512
    This policy statement continues the Commission’s work on LI, offering recommendations for improvements to mutual legal assistance treaty (MLAT) processes, in order to improve the effectiveness of cross-border LI procedures and reduce unnecessary and disproportionate burdens. The Commission on the Digital Economy acknowledges the significant past efforts of governments and law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to negotiate and use MLATs, and believes that substantial further opportunities remain for expanding and improving MLATs, as well as cross-border law enforcement cooperation more generally. This policy statement provides recommendations and a proposed model approach for doing so.