UNODC Promotes the International Legal Framework against Terrorism and its Financing in Montenegro

   

A National Workshop on the International Legal Framework against Terrorism and its Financing, organized by the Government of Montenegro with the support of UNODC, was held in Podgorica from 8 to 10 October 2013.

The main purpose of the Workshop, which was made possible by the generous financial support of the Government of Slovakia, was to strengthen the capacity of the criminal justice and law enforcement officials of Montenegro to implement the international legal framework against terrorism, including the most relevant aspects pertaining to the prevention and suppression of terrorist financing.

During the Workshop, UNODC experts presented the international legal framework against terrorism and its financing. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) addressed the challenges in countering the financing of terrorism in the region, while expert practitioners from Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Spain shared their respective national experience in matters related to the investigation and prosecution of cases involving terrorism and its financing.

The support in organizing this Workshop was particularly appreciated by the Government of Montenegro as it was one of the first steps in the implementation of the recently adopted Action Plan for the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, prepared with the assistance of UNODC. Montenegro officials welcomed further cooperation with UNODC in technical legal assistance on counter- terrorism matters, in particular, capacity-building activities for judges and prosecutors.