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Actions (10)

Date Senate Actions
10/24/1989Resolution of advice and consent to ratification agreed to in Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 99 - 0. Record Vote Number: 268.
10/24/1989Amendment SA 1044 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
10/24/1989Amendment No. 1044 proposed by Senator Helms.
10/24/1989S.Amdt.1048 Amendment agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
10/24/1989S.Amdt.1048 Proposed by Senator Kerry for Senator Helms. To prevent the granting of assistance to foreign officials who engage in, encourage, or facilitate the production or distribution of illegal drugs.
07/31/1989Reported by Mr. Pell, Committee on Foreign Relations, with printed report with additional views - Ex.Rept. 101-11. Without reservation.
09/27/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
06/14/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
04/20/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
03/29/1988Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations by unanimous consent.

Titles

Formal Title: The Treaty between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Belgium on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed at Washington on January 28, 1988.

Short Title: TREATY WITH BELGIUM ON MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS


Resolution Text

TEXT OF RESOLUTION OF ADVISE AND CONSENT TO RATIFICATION AS AGREED TO BY THE SENATE:

Resolved, (two-thirds of the Senators present concurring therein), That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of the Treaty between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Belgium on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed at Washington on January 28, 1988, subject, however, to the inclusion in the instruments of ratification of the following understandings:
(1) Understanding. Nothing in this Treaty requires or authorizes legislation or other action by the United States of America prohibited by the Constitution of the United States.
(2) Understanding. Pursuant to the rights of the United States under this Treaty to deny requests which prejudice its essential public interests, the United States shall deny a request for assistance when the Central Authority, after consultation with all appropriate intelligence, anti-narcotic, and foreign policy agencies, has specific information that a senior government official who will have access to information to be provided under this treaty is engaged in or facilitates the production or distribution of illegal drugs.


Index Terms

CRIMINAL
CRIMINAL MATTERS
LEGAL ASSISTANCE
MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE
100-16
BELGIUM