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114th Congress     }                                 {      Treaty Doc.
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 1st Session       }                                 {          114-3       
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   TREATY WITH ALGERIA ON MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

 TREATY BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE 
  GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ALGERIA ON MUTUAL 
  LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS, SIGNED AT ALGIERS ON APRIL 7, 
                                  2010

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October 5, 2015.--Treaty was read the first time, and together with the 
accompanying papers, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations and 
            ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate
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                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                                  The White House, October 5, 2015.
To the Senate of the United States:
    With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the 
Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Treaty between 
the Government of the United States of America and the 
Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria on 
Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed at Algiers 
on April 7, 2010. I also transmit, for the information of the 
Senate, the report of the Department of State with respect to 
the Treaty. The Treaty is one of a series of modern mutual 
legal assistance treaties negotiated by the United States to 
more effectively counter criminal activities. The Treaty should 
enhance our ability to investigate and prosecute a wide variety 
of crimes.
    The Treaty provides for a broad range of cooperation in 
criminal matters. Under the Treaty, the Parties agree to assist 
each other by, among other things: producing evidence (such as 
testimony, documents, or items) obtained voluntarily or, where 
necessary, by compulsion; arranging for persons, including 
persons in custody, to travel to provide evidence; serving 
documents; executing searches and seizures; locating and 
identifying persons or items; and freezing and forfeiting 
assets or property that may be the proceeds or 
instrumentalities of crime.
    I recommend the Senate give early and favorable 
consideration to the Treaty, and give its advice and consent to 
ratification.





                                                      Barack Obama.
                          LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

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                                       Department of State,
                                      Washington, February 2, 2015.
The President,
The White House.
    Mr. President: I have the honor to submit to you the Treaty 
between the Government of the United States of America and the 
Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria on 
Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed at Algiers 
in April 7, 2010. I recommend the Treaty be transmitted to the 
Senate for its advice and consent to ratification.
    The Treaty covers mutual legal assistance in criminal 
matters. In recent years, the United States has entered into 
similar bilateral treaties with a number of countries. This 
Treaty contains all the essential provisions of such treaties 
sought by the United States. It will enhance our ability to 
investigate and prosecute a wide variety of offenses. The 
Treaty is self-executing. It will not require further 
implementing legislation.
    An overview of the Treaty, including a detailed, article-
by-article analysis, is enclosed with this report. The 
Department of Justice joins the Department of State in favoring 
approval of this Treaty by the Senate at the earliest possible 
date.
            Sincerely,
                                                     John F. Kerry.
    Enclosures: As stated.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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