Executive Order 12638 --
Delegation of Functions Relating to the Implementation of the Inter-American
Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional
April 28, 1988
October 9, 1986, the Senate gave its
advice and consent to ratification of the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional Protocol. The instrument of
ratification was signed by the President on November
The Convention and Additional Protocol require that contracting states
designate central authorities to give effect to the Convention's provisions.
order that the Government of the United States of
America may give full and complete effect to the
Convention and Additional Protocol, it is expedient and necessary that the
Department of Justice perform certain functions.
Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by
section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code and as President of the United States of
America, it is ordered as follows:
Section 1.Designation of United
States Central Authority. The Department of
Justice is designated as the Central Authority to transmit and process letters rogatory and to otherwise proceed in conformity with
applicable provisions of the Convention and Additional Protocol.
Designations. The Department of Justice is authorized to make additional
designations provided for in the Convention and Additional Protocol.
April 28, 1988.
[Filed with the Office
of the Federal Register, , April 29, 1988]