IberRed is a Network comprised of Contact Points of judges and prosecutors, along with representatives of Central Authorities i.e. liaison officers, as follows:
a) The General Secretariat: It is a permanent Secretariat, provided by the General Secretariat of the Conference of Ministers of Justice of Ibero-American Countries, with headquarters in Madrid.
-Central Authorities: Liaison officers
-Any other appropriate judicial or administrative authority with responsibilities for judicial cooperation in criminal and civil matters whose membership in IberRed is considered desirable by its members.
The Central Authorities are those established in instruments of International Law in which the countries belonging to the Ibero-American Community are a part of regarding judicial cooperation in criminal and civil matters, where IberRed offers its support to improve coordination between them and obtain greater efficiency in their actions. These Authorities work in six different areas:
- Mutual Criminal Assistance
- Child abduction
- Transfer of Sentenced Persons
- The United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC)
- The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
In June 2010 the EJN and IberRed concluded a Memorandum of Understanding , which, at the time, appeared as a natural step forward to strengthen the already existing good cooperation at operational level between Contact Points of the two Networks, especially with those who had close links resulting from common cases.
Members: IberRed is gathering together Contact Points from Spain, Portugal and Andorra from Europe and from the following Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Management: It is managed through the General Secretariat, a permanent Secretariat, provided by the General Secretariat of the Conference of Ministers of Justice of Ibero-American Countries, with its headquarters in Madrid.
Members of the IberRed
For a list of the IberRed Contact Points, please consult the Cooperation with third countries and judicial networks section (list available only to the EJN Contact Points).
¹ Regulation setting up the Ibero-American Network for Judicial Cooperation on Civil and Criminal Matters (IberRed) announced by the Ibero-American Conference of the Ministers of Justice, the Ibero-American Summit and the Ibero-American Association of Public Prosecutors, in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) on 27-29 October 2004