"Seminar on Laws against Transnational Serious Crime"
BANGKOK (Thailand), 5 February 2009 - One hundred fifty officials from the judiciary, prosecution, law enforcement, Anti-Money Laundering Office, Bank of Thailand and the Secretariat of the House of Representatives of Thailand participated in the workshop supported by the Terrorism Prevention Branch, UNODC.
Speakers included officials from Thai authorities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office of the Judiciary, Attorney-General's Office, Anti Money Laundering Office) and legal experts from US (Federal Judge and Legal Attaché) and UNODC.
The seminar discussed the universal legal framework on counter-terrorism and domestic legal measures with a view to enhancing national efforts to join the global regime in preventing and countering international terrorism. Among other legal issues, the seminar also discussed the rule of law and respect for human rights as a key to sustainable criminal justice response to the serious crime.