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    • Protocol on Combating Illicit Drug Trafficking 1996

      Entry Into Force: 1999-03-20

      Date Signed: 1996-08-24

      Type: Documents & Publications, Protocols


      SADC is aware that the region is being increasingly used as a conduit for drugs destined for international markets and that illicit drug-trafficking generates large financial gains and wealth thus encouraging cross-border criminals and organisations to penetrate, contaminate and corrupt society at all levels. In an attempt to assist in reducing and eventually eliminating drug trafficking, money laundering and abuse of drugs through cooperation among enforcement agencies; SADC developed the Protocol on Combating Illicit Drug Trafficking. The Protocol covers international conventions to which Member States should accede to, guidelines for domestic legislation, cooperation through mutual legal assistance and effective law enforcement. The Protocol also encourages Member States to establish drug demand reduction, institutional programmes and effective measures between enforcement agencies to curb corruption.

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    • Protocol on Trade (1996)

      Entry Into Force: 2001-01-25

      Date Signed: 1996-08-01

      Type: Documents & Publications, Protocols

      Themes: Themes, Economic Development, Trade in Goods, Industry, Finance, Investment, Private Sector


      Trade in goods and services constitute a major area of cooperation that supports SADC’s goals of economic development and poverty eradication. Recognising that a framework for trade cooperation will benefit the region, SADC passed its Protocol on Trade in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region on 24th August 1996.

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    • Protocol to the Treaty establishing SADC on Immunities and Privileges (1992)

      Entry Into Force: 1993-09-30

      Date Signed: 1992-08-17

      Type: Protocols


      Following the SADC Treaty establishing SADC in 1992, Member States signed a Protocol to the Treaty on immunities and privileges.

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