Message to the Senate Transmitting the Thailand-United States Legal Assistance Treaty
the Senate of the
a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I
transmit herewith the Treaty between the Government of the
Treaty is one of a series of modern mutual legal assistance treaties being
negotiated by the
The Treaty provides for a broad range of cooperation in criminal matters. Mutual assistance available under the Treaty includes: (1) taking testimony or statements of witnesses; (2) providing documents, records, and evidence; (3) serving documents; (4) executing requests for searches and seizures; (5) transferring persons in custody for testimonial purposes; (6) locating persons; (7) initiating proceedings upon request; and (8) assisting forfeiture proceedings.
I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable consideration to the Treaty and give its advice and consent to ratification.
The White House,