In the framework of the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government held on 3 and 4 December in Mar del Plata, Argentina, thirteen Latin American countries signed the Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation between justice systems.
The Convention is the result of a work that began two years ago, in the context of the actions developed countries participating in the Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Iberoamerican Countries (COMJIB), specifically in the line of work of " New Technologies Applied to the Administration of Justice "
The signatory countries are: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Spain, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Dominican Republic and Ecuador. Any other country may accede to the Agreement at any time.
With the agreement made possible the construction of a secure international legal basis to facilitate their use among Latin American space officials, favoring the proximity and speed in carrying out other legal proceedings. This instrument, through the use of new technologies, allows faster and cheaper court proceedings.