CRIMJUST welcomes investigators and prosecutors from across Africa and Brazil for an Inter-regional Drug Case Forum

29-30 October - As part of its efforts to strengthen criminal justice cooperation beyond interdiction activities, CRIMJUST held an Inter-Regional Investigative Drug Case Forum in Accra, Ghana, bringing 31 law enforcement officials and prosecutors from across Africa, Brazil, Spain and Portugal. 

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Law enforcement officials and prosecutors from Bolivia and Belgium meet for the second CRIMJUST Investigative Drug Case Forum

22-24 October - Law enforcement investigators and prosecutors from Bolivia and Belgium met in Antwerp, to strengthen cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of transnational drug trafficking cases involving both countries. 

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CRIMJUST holds its first Investigative Case Forum between Ecuador and Spain

01-03 October - CRIMJUST held its first Investigative Case Forum between Ecuador and Spain in Madrid, marking its strategic shift from enhancing national capacities to strengthening criminal investigation and judicial cooperation along drug trafficking routes.

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CRIMJUST holds Fourth Technical Training for Institutional Reinforcement against Cocaine Production

23-27 September - CRIMJUST held a five-day technical training for law enforcement and judicial officials from across Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen institutional understanding of the technical and chemical processes involved in coca bush cultivation and cocaine manufacturing.

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Cabo Verde, USA and UNODC implement Basic Investigation Techniques Training for Law Enforcement officers in the island of Sao Vicente

09-13 September - A training on Basic Investigation Techniques, focused on Investigation Methodology and Interview Techniques, was carried out to strengthen criminal investigation capacities of police and public prosecutors. 

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UNODC ROPAN and CRIMJUST hold workshop to combat money laundering in the Dominican Republic

31 July-02 August - UNODC ROPAN, under the framework of CRIMJUST, held a workshop on measures to combat money laundering and strengthen institutional integrity in the fight against drug trafficking for 30 prosecutors. 

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CRIMJUST presents activities at the 2019 Law Enforcement Advisor Meeting in Vienna

26-29 August -  CRIMJUST Head of Global Programme, Glen Prichard, and Programme Officer, Daniela Baptista were among the experts to speak at the 2019 Law Enforcement Meeting in Vienna.

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CRIMJUST holds workshop on asset recovery in Panama

24-25 July -   UNODC ROPAN, under the framework of CRIMJUST, held a two-day workshop on asset recovery in the city of David, Panama, underscoring the importance of depriving organized crime groups of their illicit proceeds.

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CRIMJUST joins regional meeting to discuss key findings of UNODC study on tramadol trafficking

24-25 July -   Nigeria and Regional Office for West Africa organized a meeting in Lagos on 24 and 25 July 2019 to discuss the findings of a study on tramadol and other pharmaceutical opioids trafficking in West Africa funded by the European Union (EU).

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CRIMJUST and Peru join efforts to strengthen national counter-narcotics strategy

23-25 July -  UNODC officers from CRIMJUST and the Integrated Illicit Crop Monitoring System Project (SIMCI) travelled to Peru for a four-day mission to explore potential pathways to further support the country in its efforts to counter cocaine trafficking.  

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    UNODC ROPAN and CRIMJUST offer judicial update on criminal justice and prosecution of organized crime in Panama

22-23 July - UNODC ROPAN and CRIMJUST, in collaboration with Project PANZ41 "Consolidation of the Criminal Procedure Reform in Panama", held a workshop to take stock of the implementation of the accusatory criminal system in Panama.

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Ghana Detective Training School officially adopts CRIMJUST training program on integrity and ethics

15-17 July -  The Detective Training School of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service officially adopted the CRIMJUST Training Program on Ethics and Integrity, meaning a two-day module will now be integrated in each of its training cycles, with a view of strengthening a climate of integrity within the institution.  

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CRIMJUST to provide support to Ecuador during post-seizure phases of investigations 

12-16 July  -  In an effort to facilitate cooperation and information exchange between criminal justice agencies for effective action in drug trafficking cases, the CRIMJUST team met with senior officials from Ecuador, including prosecutors, government representatives, and Anti-Narcotics Police, in Guayaquil and Quito.

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CRIMJUST holds working group to develop procedural guide to further international judicial cooperation 

08-11 July  - CRIMJUST welcomed prosecutors from Argentina and Bolivia in Vienna for a  week-long working group, with a view of establishing a procedural guide to enhance judicial cooperation between the two states in criminal matters.

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CRIMJUST holds regional Training-of-Trainers workshop on strengthening judicial integrity in Quito 

25-26 June  - CRIMJUST and the Supreme Court of Ecuador joined efforts to hold a regional Training-of-Trainers workshop on the strengthening of judicial integrity in Quito, Ecuador, for 28 judicial officials.

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CRIMJUST celebrates completion of "Basic Course on Ethics for Public Servants" for all personnel of SENAFRONT in Panama 

20 June - CRIMJUST held a celebration ceremony to mark the completion of the "Basic Course on Ethics for Public Servants: a Tool to Combat Corruption" by all personnel of the National Borders Service (SENAFRONT) of Panama. Some 4,201 officials, , were trained as a result of this initiative .

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CRIMJUST holds annual meeting in Colombia

19-20 JuneCRIMJUST held its second annual meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, with some 43 participants. Present were members from all participating countries as well as representatives of CRIMJUST's partners, Transparency International and INTERPOL, and its donor, the European Union.

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CRIMJUST holds side-event to promote the strengthening of capacities in the fight against drug trafficking and dismantling of cocaine labs

21 May  -The  event was part of a larger effort by the European Union, under the framework of CRIMJUST, to support criminal justice actors by complementing traditional responses to the fight against drug trafficking with innovative trainings designed to countering drug production, as well as in identifying and dismantling illicit laboratories.

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Expert Workshop on Teaching on Organized Crime

02-04 May -The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) under the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, a component of the Global Programme for the implementation of the Doha Declaration, jointly with CRIMJUST Global Programme and the National Commission for Development and Life Without Drugs (DEVIDA) from Peru, organized a workshop in Lima to help countries acquire the necessary capabilities to train their experts in organized crime.

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UNODC reinforces capacities on asset forfeiture linked to drug trafficking

18- 25 March 2019 - Technical assistance on asset forfeiture seeks to complete the set of institutional and legal measures adopted by Bolivia to fight against drug trafficking.

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CRIMJUST Workshop provides insight on the role of women in illicit networks

March 9 - On International Women's Day 2019, CRIMJUST, in partnership with the Government of Panama, organized a workshop for members of the Panama judicial and public defense system and ministries to discuss the role and effects of organized crime on women.

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CRIMJUST Training of Trainers for members of the National Police organized Cape Verde

April 15-26 -  A two-week long training for law enforcement in Cape Verde was organized as part of CRIMJUST's efforts to strengthen transnational judicial cooperation. It aimed to reinforce police, courts and correction system's capacities.

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CRIMJUST workshop on money laundering facilitating drug trafficking

April 03-05 - Money laundering has been identified as a key facilitator of drug trafficking networks. As such, the UNODC Office for Central America (ROPAN) organized a three-day workshop in David City, Panama, offering insights on the state of money laundering at both a national and global level, along with methods to identify and prosecute transnational financial crimes. 

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UNODC strengthens capabilities on money laundering through  a specialized course in Panama

25-27 February 2019 -  The workshop provided a general perspective on money laundering related to drug trafficking from a national and international standpoint.

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UNODC CRIMJUST reinforces institutional capacities against cocaine production and trafficking along the cocaine route (s)

18-21 February 2019 - The training focused on enhancing the capacities of law enforcement officials in the specialized field and laboratory criminal techniques associated with drugs and chemical substances used to the production of cocaine.

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UNODC in Bolivia: CRIMJUST promotes capacity building and regional cooperation through a series of workshops

5-30 November 2018 - Having joined the CRIMJUST Programme in November 2018, Bolivia receives tailored technical assistance organized by UNODC. 

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UNODC fosters a robust law enforcement cooperation within Nigeria and Ghana at Joint Debrief Meeting

12-13 December 2018 - The meeting focused on the operational results generated by Operation Eagle III, an intelligence-led joint operation conducted in November 2018 simultaneously in Ghana and Nigeria. 

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Bolivia and UNODC inaugurate high-level regional meeting against drug trafficking

11-12 December 2018 - The meeting reflects the growing interest in designing multilateral solutions in the face of transnational challenges. CRIMJUST presented the advantages that facilitate regional and international cooperation and the exchange of intelligence information.

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Expert Workshop on Teaching on Organized Crime and launch of the Education for Justice Regional University Module Series for Latin America in Argentina  

26-28 November 2018  -The multidisciplinary insights shared at the workshop will contribute to the fine-tuning of the series of regional E4J Modules designed to support lecturers across Latin America in delivering organized crime education in diverse disciplinary and regional settings

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UNODC delivers a Regional Specialized Course on the Prosecution of Drug Trafficking in Argentina

28-29 November 2018 - The training's main objective was to present practical measures to strengthen the prosecution of drug trafficking, as the regional expansion of organized crime in Latin America poses important challenges.

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The Government of Bolivia and UNODC will strengthen cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of drug trafficking and organized crime crimes

7 November 2018 - Bolivia and UNODC signed in La Paz, the letter of understanding for the Implementation of the CRIMJUST Project. Bolivia becomes, in this way, the eight-country in Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in the CRIMJUST project.

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UNODC strengthens technological capabilities on drug detection in West Africa

31 October 2018 - UNODC, in the framework of CRIMJUST reinforced drug detection and forensic analysis capacities in Nigeria by providing three "Raman Handheld Drug Identification Devices" to the National Drug Law-Enforcement Agency in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Ghana and Nigeria reinforce CRIMJUST integrated prosecution efforts at joint operational meeting

30 - 31 October -  During the meeting, participants gained an overview of criminal cases generated by Operation Eagle, as well, as discussed the prosecutorial actions taken following seizures and arrest.

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  Legal tool for prosecutors, defenders, and judges on money laundering for the Republic of Panama developed in the framework of CRIMJUST project

26 October 2018 - The document points out that the management of the doctrine and jurisprudence is fundamental for the strengthening of the rule of law

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CRIMJUST supports the Twenty-eighth Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies of Latin America and the Caribbean (HONLAC)

22 - 26 October 2018 - The 28th Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies of Latin America and the Caribbean (HONLAC) was conducted to reinforce the regional commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem.

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UNODC COP9- Side Event: Challenges in Countering the Transnational Expansion of Criminal Drug O rganizations: a Perspective of the Brazilian Federal Prosecution Service"

17 October 2018 - The main objective of the meeting focused on presenting and discussing strategies to tackle the transnational expansion of criminal groups and identifying respective results and difficulties.

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CRIMJUST at Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Africa (HONLAF) highlights the importance of multilateral efforts against drug trafficking

17 - 21 September  -   The meeting focused on sharing and exchanging Member States' efforts to strengthen regional and sub-regional cooperation in areas such as joint investigations, law enforcement training, and experience related to measures taken to counter drug trafficking in Africa

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CRIMJUST highlights the importance of strategic programming at the EU Expert Meeting on Drugs

11-12 September 2018 - The Expert Meeting on Drugs organized by the European Commission was held on 11 and 12 September 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

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UNODC supports the National Aeronaval Service (SENAN) of Panama in strengthening institutional integrity  

7 September 2018 - Under the framework of the project CRIMJUST, UNODC ROPAN supported the National Aeronaval Service (SENAN) of Panama to strengthen institutional integrity and prevent corruption, through the "Distinguished Agents and Aeronaval of the Year" recognition programme.

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CRIMJUST meets with The Crime Research Center, Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia to explore venues for cooperation aligned to tackle organized crime

05 September 2018 - UNODC met with representatives from the Ministry of Interior of Saudi-Arabia to give an overview of UNODC activities. As part of UNODC implementing programs, CRIMJUST delivered a presentation highlighting the project strategy to address drug trafficking.

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CRIMJUST participates at the 2018 UNODC Law Enforcement Advisors Meeting

27-31 August 2018-  CRIMJUST interventions underlined the importance of an interregional and multilateral approach to tackle threats related to Organized Crime.

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CRIMJUST promotes dialogue for law enforcement cooperation at an annual meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium

23 August 2018 -The contribution delivered by CRIMJUST raised participants' awareness on emerging drug trafficking challenges and on the necessity of strengthening the capacities of law enforcement agencies

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CRIMJUST  project partner Transparency International hosts learning review and advocacy planning workshop 

01 - 02 August 2018 - Transparency International (TI) National Chapters implementing the CRIMJUST project met in Berlin to share their research phase experiences and conceptualize the upcoming advocacy phase.

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First Edition of the "Diploma Program to Address Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking" in Argentina

9 August 2018 -  The overall experience and knowledge gained by participating in UNODC initiatives, underline an operational and strategic utility, which has empowered local initiatives in Argentina and is currently disseminated and replicated in the Diploma Program.

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UNODC challenges Ghanaian, Liberian and Nigerian prosecutors to solve a fictitious organized crime and corruption case to strengthen their investigation management skills

19-20 July 2018 -  UNODC held a two-day practical exercise on strengthening integrity and strategy in investigation and prosecution of complex cases

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CRIMJUST, WACAP and the Nigerian Drugs Project together again to combat drug trafficking and organized crime

16-18 July 2018 -  UNODC  continues to promote regional and inter-regional cooperation to improve the investigation and prosecution of drug trafficking and organized crime cases in West Africa.

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UNODC: first replication of training on handheld electronic field testing devices for drug identification held in West Africa

12 July 2018 - With a train of trainers (ToT) approach, UNODC conducted the first replication workshop on "Drug identification with handheld electronic field testing devices" in Lagos, Nigeria.

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With a regional scope,CRIMJUST supports Peru in fostering international judicial cooperation in cases of organized crime and drug trafficking

26-28 June 2018 -UNODC promotes regional and international judicial cooperation through the exchange of good practices and technical assistance at a national and regional level.  

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  UNODC Strengthens Capabilities with Digital Evidence through a specialized course in Panama

25-26 June 2018 - Panama's ability to counter drug trafficking and cybercrime through the appropriate use of digital evidence provided by UNODC experts.

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  UNODC Assists the Public Ministry of Panama to Launch a Regional Workshop on Asset Recovery and Mechanisms for the Prosecution of proceeds of crime

11 June 2018 - The two-day seminar promoted the exchange of best practices and experience on new strategies in the area of illicit asset recovery and proceeds of crime.

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UNODC delivers a Cryptocurrency Investigation Course in Argentina

07-08 June 2018 - A 2-Day training course was held in Argentina as an important step in giving several national agencies methods and tools to address the investigation of cryptocurrencies

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UNODC in Partnership with Argentina, delivers an Advanced Training Course on Strengthening the Capacities of Criminal Justice Institutions 

04-06 June 2018 - A three-day training course was held in Argentina to assist criminal justice officers with effective methods and tools to address cocaine trafficking

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UNODC Laboratory in partnership with Crimjust holds first workshop on drug identification with electronic field-testing devices for West Africa

1 June 2018 - A new tool to mitigate challenges posed by drug trafficking, a 2-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement officers to efficiently identify drugs 

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CRIMJUST: Launch of the Criminal Justice Dashboard & discussion of integrity and accountability initiatives

30 May 2018 - UNODC and Transparency International (TI) joined hands in the effort to support the fight against organized crime and enhance institutional integrity.

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UNODC supports Panama in strengthening institutional integrity of law enforcement along the Cocaine Route

28 May 2018  - Under the framework of the project CRIMJUST, UNODC ROPAN supports the National Aeronaval Service (SENAN) of Panama in adopting a mandatory ethics training, as a measure to prevent corruption.

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CRIMJUST attends the Cocaine Route Steering and Coordination Committee (PSCC) in Brussels

16 May 2018 - The Cocaine Route Programme Steering Committee, organized on a semi-annual basis was organized with the aim to coordinate and systematize the next steps of the in the projects involved.

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Challenges Regarding Protection of Vulnerable Groups Side Event during 27th Commission on Crime and Criminal Justice

15 May 2018 - Discussion about countering organized crime threat to stability and development putting vulnerable groups, particularly women and children at risk of abuse.

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CRIMJUST Programme Implementation Briefing with the European Union on Latin America and the Caribbean Region

24 April 2018-  Meeting aim at highlighting the importance of UNODC - European Union cooperation and political support from Latin America and the Caribbean.

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UNODC promotes exchange of best practices through Regional Cooperation & Institutional Integrity

26 - 28 March 2018 - Regional Cooperation & Institutional Integrity Workshop held In Accra, Ghana.

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UNODC supports Bolivia in implementing property confiscation of assets seized from illicit drug trafficking

 22-24 March 2018 - Specialized workshop on asset forfeiture held under the framework of CRIMJUST in collaboration with UNODC Colombia and Bolivia

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CRIMJUST presentation during side event at  61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

13 March 2018 -  CRIMJUST showcases results at a side event  "EU: on trans-regional responses to drug trafficking and organized crime"

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3rd Project Steering Coordination Committee held in Lyon, France

 7 - 8 March 2018 -  A two-day session to overview and coordinate CRIMJUST implementation.

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UNODC CRIMJUST strengthens integrity measures for law enforcement agencies in Ghana

31 January-2 February 2018 - A workshop to validate an integrity manual for law enforcement agencies was held in Accra, Ghana.

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UNODC delivers the first Cryptocurrency investigation training course in Latin America

17-19 January 2018 - A 3-Day training course was held in Colombia as an important step in giving investigators and prosecutors methods and tools to address the investigation of cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin.

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CRIMJUST jointly with GPML organized the 1st Regional Specialized Workshop on Disruption of Criminal Networks in Colombia

15-18 January 2018   -Law enforcement agencies from Colombia, Peru and Argentina receive technical assistance on the financial disruption of criminal networks

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CRIMJUST, AIRCOP and GPML provide joint training to foster national and regional technical capacities related with interdiction of cash couriers

04-05 December 2017-  UNODC held a Regional Specialized Training Course on Cash Couriers in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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UNODC Strengthens Capabilities on Digital Evidence through a specialized course in Nigeria

28-30 November 2017 - Nigeria's ability to counter drug trafficking and cybercrime through the appropriate use of digital evidence provided by UNODC experts.

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CRIMJUST trainings are disseminated to thousands of law enforcement agents, judicial actors, and governmental officials in Argentina

30 November 2017 -  UNODC CRIMJUST shares follow-up actions taken by a participating country, Argentina.

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Colombia and UNODC CRIMJUST conducted a pilot regional training to strengthen the technical knowledge related to cocaine cultivation, production and laboratory criminal techniques.   

06-10 November 2017 -  A 5-days training training on cocaine production was held in  Tolima, Colombia.

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Presentation of Analytical Report on Institutional Integrity at Special Event: Integrity of Counter Narcotics and Justice Sector Institutions, 7th COSP 2017

07 November 2017 - CRIMJUST hosted Special Event: Integrity of Counter Narcotics and Justice Sector Institutions at 7th Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption 2017 and presented the Analytical Report on Institutional Integrity.

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Partnerships are key for the successful implementation of CRIMJUST 

24 October 2017 - As of october 2017, CRIMJUST has held 44 capacity-building activities, which started over a year ago, in August 2016

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FRONTEX and UNODC aim at aligning efforts to combat organized crime 

11 October 2017 - UNODC and FRONTEX European Boarder and Coast Guard Agency held a meeting to explore future avenues for cooperation .

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CRIMJUST, WACAP and the Nigerian Drug Project implemented a Joint Training on Investigation and Prosecution of Organised Crime and Drug Trafficking Cases in Lagos, Nigeria

26 - 28 September 2017 in cooperation with WACAP and the Nigerian Drugs Project, CRIMJUST held a joint training for 30 investigators and prosecutors from Ghana and Nigeria on organised crime and drug trafficking cases.

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CRIMJUST participates at the Twenty-seventh Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Africa (HONLEAF)

18 - 22 September 2017 CRIMJUST took part at the 27th HONLEAF to discuss strategies to enhance capacities of law enforcement agencies to counter transnational organized crime and to promote international cooperation of law enforcement agencies

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Workshop about techniques to communicate the work of the Public Ministry concerning the investigation of organised crime and money laundering effectively in the Dominican Republic

12-13 September 2017  - UNODC ROPAN provides a workshop on communication techniques to address the press and civil society on matters of investigations of organised crime and money laundering.

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CRIMJUST participated in the meeting of Iberoamerican Network of anti-drug prosecutors to explore new avenues of cooperation to address transnational organised crime

11 September - 12 September 2017 - CRIMJUST participated and delivered a presentation during the meeting of Iberoamerican Network of anti-drug prosecutors (RFAI) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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CRIMJUST meets with the Permanent Missions of Latin America and the Caribbean to brief about project's activities and promote cooperation 

29 August 2017 CRIMJUST meets with partner countries to brief about the latest and recent activities organized by the project and to explore future avenues of cooperation aligned to national and regional priorities. 

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CRIMJUST promotes information exchange and networking with Mexican Federal Police and the General Prosecutor of the Republic in Mexico

28-29 August 2017 - CRIMJUST partner countries met with representatives of the Mexican Federal Police and the General Prosecutor of the Republic in Mexico to exchange best practices to tackle effectively drug trafficking

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CRIMJUST Workshop on litigation for presenting cases in front of criminal justice courts in Panama

16-18 August 2017  - UNODC-ROPAN held a CRIMJUST Workshop about oral litigation for presenting cases in front of criminal justice courts, in a context of the accusatory criminal system and the framework of cases of organized crime in Panama City.

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CRIMJUST workshop on the detection of money laundering and risk in financial and commercial instruments in the Dominican Republic

09-11 August 2017  -  Under the CRIMJUST framework, UNODC ROPAN held a workshop on the detection of money laundering and risk in financial and commercial instruments in the Dominican Republic. 

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UNODC CRIMJUST met with the representatives of the Brazilian government to enhance security and peace.

26 July 2017 - CRIMJUST met with representatives of the Brazilian government to assist in the national efforts to reform the Brazilian law enforcement models.

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CRIMJUST implementation of activities continues with support of UNODC Regional Office of Central America and the Caribbean

14  July 2017   - With the purpose of supporting the work carried out in  Central America and the Caribbean, CRIMJUST carried out various academic and training activities during the month of July and August.

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CRIMJUST implementation of activities continues with support of UNODC Regional Office of Central America and the Caribbean

13-14 July UNODC ROPAN collaborates with the National Borders Service (SENAFRONT) of Panama to conduct a Corruption Risk Map on Borders Security

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CRIMJUST contributes to 2017 Annual Meeting of Heads of Law Enforcement Departments/ Police-Related Projects and Programmes

12-13 July 2017 - CRIMJUST programme constantly co-operates with international partner organizations.

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CRIMJUST provides training on the role of public ministry in the management of the domain extinction figure in the Dominican Republic

21-23 June 2017  - in cooperation with the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic and the National School of the Public Ministry CRIMJUST conducted a training on the role of the Public Ministry in the management of the domain extinction figure.

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Consultative coordination meeting between UNODC and the Permanent Mission of Italy to the International Organizations in Vienna.

21 June 2017 - Italy has been supporting CRIMJUST. Therefore, representatives of the Permanent Mission of Italy to the International Organizations and the UNODC met to discuss avenues to further streamline future cooperation.

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Project Steering and Coordination Committee (PSCC) in Berlin, Germany

14 - 15 June 2017 - CRIMJUST Project Steering and Coordination Committee was organized, with the participation of EU, UNODC, TI, INTERPOL, CORMS and AIRCOP.

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CRIMJUST Publication of the Outcome Document "Institutional Integrity of Law Enforcement Agencies dealing with Organized & Drug Related Crime in Latin America, the Caribbean and West Africa"

Following the Inter-Regional Workshop "Institutional Integrity: A key building block in strengthening criminal investigation and cooperation along the Cocaine Route", national stakeholders from CRIMJUST beneficiary and associated countries agreed on an outcome document, which sets the priority actions for implementation of the programme.

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Illicit Trafficking And Organized Crime At Sea Side Event During 26th Commission On Crime And Criminal Justice

26 May 2017 - The event co-sponsored by Portugal with the  participation of the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre on Narcotics (MOAC-N), and the UNODC's Global Maritime Crime Programme and CRIMJUST Programme; explored organized crimes committed at sea, possible preventive measures and criminal justice system responses.

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Specialized Operational Mentoring for Drug Detection Dog Handlers in Accra, Ghana.

8 - 17 May 2017  - Following the successful two week technical training for Dog Handlers at the National Dog Academy (NDA) in Ghana, CRIMJUST provided a two week Specialized Operational Mentoring for Drug Detection Dog Handlers - Drug/Currency Detection. The training was provided upon request from the Executive Secretary of Narcotics Control Board (NACOB).

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Side Event on ''Investigation of Money-Laundering and Terrorist Financing with Cryptocurrencies''

25 May 2017 - The UNODC's Global Programme Against Money Laundering, Global Programme against Cybercrime, Global e-learning Programme and CRIMJUST were brought together to share their expertise and knowledge on cryptocurrencies during the 26th Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which was held at the UNODC Headquarters in Vienna.

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UNODC & Transparency International: "Partners in crime"

24 May 2017 - The 26th Commission on Crime and Criminal Justice offered the opportunity for UNODC to express the necessity of partnering with Civil Society to effectively fight against organized crime and drug trafficking. The side event ''Partnering with Civil Society in anti-corruption efforts to fight organized crime'' was held at UNODC in Vienna.

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CRIMJUST & GLOBAL CYBERCRIME PROGRAMME explored the use of web associated tools by organized criminal networks 

23 May 2017 - In the margins of their side event during the 26th Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, the CRIMJUST & GLOBAL CYBERCRIME PROGRAMME discussed the rising and trending topic of the use of the internet by criminal organizations and for criminal purposes, and more  specifically for drug trafficking, at the UNODC Headquarters in Vienna.

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V Course ''Drugs online'' provided  technical and operational contributions in the fight against online international drug trafficking.

8-12 May 2017 - CRIMJUST supported the participation of a Prosecutor from Colombia to attend a training initiative on online International drug trafficking -  "Drugs online"- organized by the Italian Ministry of Interior in Rome, Italy.

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UNODC developed and conducted innovative training 'Cryptocurrency Investigations Train-the-Trainer course'.

11-13 April 2017 - The  'Cryptocurrency Investigations Train-the-Trainer course' was supported by CRIMJUST and organized jointly by the UNODC's Global Programme Against Money Laundering and the Global Programme on Cybercrime. The training took place at UNODC's HQ in Vienna, Austria.

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CRIMJUST participates at AIRCOP Global experts meeting in Brazil on drugs and illicit trafficking in airports

4 April 2017- Experts from around the world met in Sao Paulo, Brazil,  to discuss methods for enhancing the capacity of international airports in the detection and interdiction of drug trafficking and other illicit activities in airport settings. CRIMJUST contributed to the discussions by delivering presentations and thematic inputs during working groups.

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    Facilitation Workshop on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters

28 - 30 March 2017 -  CRIMJUST and WACAP organized a workshop in Praia, Cabo Verde, on international judicial cooperation in criminal matters. During the three-day discussions, CRIMJUST delivered presentations and thematic inputs during working groups.

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Operation Lionfish III highlighted transnational organized crime threat - supported by CRIMJUST

6 - 15 March 2017 - INTERPOL led Operation Lionfish III; held under the framework of CRIMJUST project;disrupted massive illicit flows and narco-groups in Latin America and West Africa responsible for trafficking drugs into Europe.

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The Drug Research Section and CRIMJUST Reviewed Latest Trends in Cocaine Markets During a Side Event in the Margins of the 60th Commission on Narcotics Drugs

15 March 2017 - The Drug Research Section & CRIMJUST expressed the fundamental need of an evidence based approach to disrupt illicit cocaine trafficking during a side event: ''Shared responsibility in addressing the cocaine threat along the cocaine supply chain" at the UNODC Headquarters in Vienna.

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CRIMJUST & Global Firearms Programme held a Side Event in the Margins of  The Commission on Narcotics Drugs 

16 March 2017 - CRIMJUST & GLOBAL FIREAMS PROGRAMME organized a join side event to raise the question of "Links between illicit drug trafficking and illicit firearms trafficking - Towards an integrated approach - Experiences from UNODC and Member States "at the UNODC Headquarters in Vienna

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UNODC Promotes Inter-Regional Cooperation In The Margin Of The   Workshop On 'Understanding And Dirupting Illicit Financial'

28 February - 3 March 2017 - CRIMJUST supported the participation of Nigeria and Colombia to attend the workshop on "Understanding and disrupting illicit financial flows associated with the Southern Route for opiate trafficking" organized by UNODC Global Programme against Money-Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML), held in United Republic of Tanzania Read More

     
   

UNODC Supports Bilateral Training Initiative In The Fight Against Drug Trafficking 

20 - 24 February 2017  - CRIMJUST supported the participation of two Drug Law Enforcement Officers from Ghana to participate in the workshop ''The fight against international drug trafficking" which was held from 20 to 24 February in Rome, Italy.

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CRIMJUST Kick-off and Annual Meeting in Vienna

23-24 February 2017- The first formal project extended meeting was held with participating countries of CRIMJUST, the Kick-off and Annual Meeting took place at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna.

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UNODC organizes the first Inter-Regional CRIMJUST workshop focused on Institutional Integrity

2 February 2017- UNODC  in the framework of CRIMJUST, organized a workshop focusing on "Institutional Integrity: A key building block in strengthening criminal investigation and cooperation along the Cocaine Route" in Panama City.

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UNODC  

CRIMJUST's contribution to the international community: Briefings to Member States concerning the fight against drug trafficking.

3 February 2017- CRIMJUST programme provides substantial inputs to two international meetings related to drug trafficking, financial flows and inter-regional cooperation

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CRIMJUST in Latin America: Training on combating financial crimes linked to cocaine trafficking.

14 December 2016 - A specialized training course for law enforcement officers in Latin America focused on enhancing skills in combating financial crime and money-laundering investigations was held in Bogota, Colombia.

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CRIMJUST Steering and Coordination Committee 

13 December 2016-  the first steering meeting for the implementation of CRIMJUST took place in UNODC Headquarters in Vienna .

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UN Shadowing Programme: European Young Professionals receive insights to the work of UNODC and CRIMJUST

22 November 2016 -  CRIMJUST Team actively promotes the participation of young professionals by collaborating with UN Shadowing Programme.  

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EU Delegation Ghana    

CRIMJUST organizes Drugs Detection Dogs Training in Accra, Ghana

21 November - CRIMJUST provides drugs and currency detection specialized dogs training in Ghana, a joint initiative with the Spanish National Police Corps (CNP) funded by EU 'Cocaine Route Programme' (CRP)

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UNODC in West Africa: CRIMJUST supports the 6th Plenary Meeting of the West African Network of Central Authorities and Prosecutors

8-11 November 2016-The Sixth Plenary Meeting of the West African Network of Central Authorities and Prosecutors addressing the Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking of Cocaine was held in Niamey Niger.

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UNODC supports law enforcement agencies to enhance the responses to organize crime using cyber space

1-2 November 2016 - UNODC organized a training course on Electronic Evidence & Cybercrime designed to tackle drug trafficking and related organized crime. 

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CRIMJUST organizes a meeting with partners to coordinate the promotion of institutional integrity to address organized crime

10 October 2016 -  A  coordination and operational meeting to align an integrated implementation of CRIMJUST was held at UNODC Headquarters .

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UNODC in Latin America and the Caribbean: A presentation of CRIMJUST during the  26 th Meeting of HONLAC

04 October 2016 - CRIMJUST is presented as a regional initiative to combat trafficking during the 26th Meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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CRIMJUST organizes a meeting with West Africa to coordinate actions against drug trafficking along the cocaine route

01 September 2016  -  The first coordination meeting for the implementation of CRIMJUST took place in UNODC Headquarter in Vienna.

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INTERPOL joins UNODC as implementing partner for CRIMJUST Project

30 August 2016  - CRIMJUST Project Cooperation Agreement between UNODC and INTERPOL, signed at the end of August, enhances the partnership and cooperation arrangement to tackle transnational organized crime challenges .

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CRIMJUST organizes a training workshop for Panama's Criminal Justice Institutions

16 and 17 August 2016   - Under the framework of CRIMJUST, UNODC Regional Office for Central America and the Caribbean organized a workshop Workshop for diagnosing flow of information in drug-related cases in Panama

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Colombia accepts to join CRIMJUST and supports the efforts to tackle drug trafficking

25 July 2016 - Colombia accepted the proposal to join CRIMJUST, a joint initiative implemented by UNODC, funded by the  European Union to curtail drug trafficking along the cocaine route.  

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Cabo Verde and Ghana the first West African countries to join CRIMJUST

21 July 2016 -  In recent days, Ghana and Cabo Verde, became the first African countries to accept the invitation to participate in the implementation of the project " Strengthening criminal investigation and criminal justice cooperation along the cocaine route in Latin America, the Caribbean and West Africa CRIMJUST" 2016-2020.

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Panama becomes the first country to join CRIMJUST

20 July 2016 -  Panama becomes the first country to accept the proposal to join the project CRIMJUST (2016-2020), a strategic programme under which  UNODC continues to work closely with governments in an effort to meet the specific needs to tackle organized crime in general, and drug trafficking in particular.

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Transparency International joins UNODC as implementing partner for CRIMJUST Project

5 June 2016  - In order to address integrity and accountability challenges in effectively combatting organized crime within the law enforcement and justice sectors, Transparency International and  UNODC signed a Project Cooperation Agreement for CRIMJUST project.

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