- Without MLAT, domestic legislation shown below, i.e. AIAI, AOCA and ADSMA, give legal basis of mutual legal assistance.
- With MLAT, these domestic laws still provide for the domestic legal bases, while MLAT makes mutual legal assistance more efficient by, inter alia, allowing a direct communication between the Central Authorities. MLAT also can relax some of refusal causes stipulated by the laws(See guidelines.)
Confiscation & Asset Recovery
for non-drug crime proceeds
- Act on Punishment of Organized Crimes, Control of Crime Proceeds and Other
Matters (Law No 136 of 1999) :“Anti-Organized Crimes Act” (AOCA) Chapter 6
for drug-crime proceeds
- Act Concerning Special Provisions for the Narcotics and Psycho topics Control Act
etc. and Other Matters for the Prevention of Activities Encouraging Illicit Conducts and
Other Activities Involving Controlled Substances through International Co-operation
(Law No. 94 of 1991) :Anti-Drug Special Measures Act (ADSMA) Chapter 6 (Articles 21
International Affairs Division,
Criminal Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Justice
External Links Japanese Government International Bodies - UNODC MLAT Partners
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