Indonesia Immediately Formed MLA Treaty with Poland

Indonesia Immediately Formed MLA Treaty with Poland

Poland is the first EU country that will have an MLA Treaty with Indonesia

(Bali, 24-25 May 2023) The Government of Indonesia and the Government of Poland are negotiating a bilateral treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters (MLA) in Bali, 24-25 May 2023. The negotiations aim at concluding an MLA treaty between Indonesia and Poland to maximize legal cooperation between countries. Poland is the first European Union country to become Indonesia's partner in MLA bilateral treaty.

The negotiations for this treaty are a continuation of the preliminary discussion on the treaty draft between RI and Poland in Warsaw in January 2023. In this negotiation, the Indonesian delegation consisting of representatives of relevant ministries/institutions includes the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, the Attorney General's Office, Police, KPK and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led by the Director General of General Legal Administration, Cahyo R. Muzhar and the Polish delegation led by the Director General of the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Radosław Płucisz.

These negotiations succeeded in agreeing on a number of issues, including the protection of personal data and types of assistance that could be provided reciprocally between Indonesia and Poland. This negotiation is expected to be completed through the signing of the MLA agreement this year.

Until now, many financial crimes have been recorded involving the two countries, so that the MLA Treaty will bind the commitment of the two countries to cooperate with each other in exchanging evidence and confiscating assets resulting from criminal acts.