Cross-border justice: for legal professionals

Inter-governmental agreement

Agreements by the signatories

The three signatories agreed to do all of the following:

  • provide an efficient and effective service, regardless of borders
  • assist in addressing community safety issues by ensuring a responsive justice system
  • take into account the difficult position of victims of crime
  • provide a shared use of facilities
  • facilitate expeditious resolution of prosecutions.

Parts of the agreement

Parts 4 and 5 state that parties agree to give effect to the model bill and regulations and to maintain uniformity of the core premises of the bill and regulations.

Part 6 covers the appointment of cross-border magistrates that requires the agreement of key stakeholders in the home jurisdiction of the magistrate.

Parts 8 and 9 relate to changes, termination and withdrawal from the agreement.

Part 10 says the parties agree to a review of the scheme no later than three years after the commencement of the first act enacted in accordance with Part 4.

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Last updated: 11 January 2016

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