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

A training workshop for  officials from Panama's Criminal Justice Institutions on the diagnosing flow of information for investigation and prosecution of drug trafficking cases was held by the Regional Office for  Central America and the Caribbean in Panama City on August 2016. Around 31 participants attended this workshop, among them, 15 women and 16 men. 

The workshop aimed at mapping a system and platform with statistical indicators  for judicial management of drug trafficking cases.  During the workshop it became evident that at a national level, there are different administrative procedures on drug prosecution, as well as, different methods of collecting, processing,  and sharing information.

 Accordingly, UNODC future activities will focus on promoting the establishment of synergies and standardized mechanisms among criminal justice sectors across the country.

Panama, as a beneficiary country  of CRIMJUST, is strongly committed to fight illicit trafficking. Given its geographic position and hub transit route location, Panama  contributes to the fight against the challenges posed by transnational organized crime. 

CRIMJUST trainings and activities  aim at bridging gaps and resources in the criminal justice institutions as well as to promote  interagency cooperation to enhance the capacity for Panama's officers to effectively combat drug trafficking.

Under the framework of the CRIMJUST project, UNODC and its partners (INTERPOL and TI) aim to assist Member States to enhance their capacity and integrity of criminal justice institutions to detect, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate illicit cocaine trafficking cases, and to foster cooperation at the interregional level for effective action to tackle drug trafficking and related organized crime.


For more information:

-  European Union "Cocaine Route Programme"

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