The Solicitor-General is mandated (by delegation from the Attorney-General) under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 2003 and Proceeds of Crimes Act 2003 to provide assistance to other countries in relation to requests on criminal investigations, prosecutions and recovery of criminal proceeds. This function ensures the Cook Islands plays its part as a good international citizen. Requests are usually received by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration
The Anticorruption Committee’s role is to promote and strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption by proposing anti-corruption policies to Cabinet and following up matters that may be referred to it by Cabinet. The ACC provides a forum for the committee members to share of information, expertise, and resources as appropriate for the purpose of achieving ACC’s goals and objectives. The Solicitor-General is a member of this committee and is the current chair.