Minister of Justice, Yvonne Dausab, tabled the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between Namibia and Botswana in the National Assembly. If ratified, the pact will enable the two countries to improve the effectiveness in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of all acts which constitute criminal offences in either country. This will be achieved through cooperation in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crime. The tracing, restraint, forfeiture, or confiscation of assets, including the proceeds and instruments of crime, are also covered by the agreement. In law, mutual legal assistance is a form of collaboration between different states for the purpose of collecting and exchanging information.