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Procedures for Exchanging Instruments of Ratification for Bilateral Law Enforcement Treaties

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As long as the Attorney General is duly authorized by the President—or his delegate in the field of foreign affairs, the Secretary of State—there is no legal barrier to the Attorney General witnessing or signing a Protocol of Exchange of Ratifications on behalf of the United States. In addition, there is no legal barrier to the exchange of instruments of ratification occurring at the Department of Justice.

Updated July 9, 2014