For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
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Date: May 17, 2010

Wasden to Discuss U.S. - Mexico Justice Efforts With Senate Subcommittee

(Boise) - Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will testify before a United States Senate subcommittee tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18. Wasden and New Mexico Attorney General Gary King are scheduled to speak to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.

Wasden will discuss his role as a leader in the Alliance Partnership, a joint effort to promote cross-border law enforcement cooperation and to assist the government of Mexico in reforming its court system.

Participants in the Alliance Partnership are the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Office of the Attorney General of Mexico and the Attorneys General of 28 Mexican states.

As part of Mexico’s transition to an oral adversarial system of justice, the Alliance Partnership is assisting in law enforcement training of 600 investigators, 600 prosecutors and 300 forensic scientists from Mexico.

Read Attorney General Wasden’s testimony regarding the U.S. – Mexico Justice Initiative.

Watch the video of Attorney General Wasden's testimony on May 18, 2010. (Please note that Attorney General Wasden's testimony begins at about the 60 minute marker of this video. You may use the slider at the bottom of the video to fast-forward to his remarks.)

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