Strengthening International Cooperation in Criminal Matters
Effective mutual legal assistance and extradition procedures are key to the fight against terrorism. Since the Global Project was launched in 2003, UNODC/TPB has developed strong expertise in this area supported by the publication of a large number of technical tools in all UN as well as local languages to enable the creation the necessary expertise among authorized criminal justice officials to effectively prosecute terrorist cases that transcend national borders.
UNODC/TPB has supported the creation of informal networks of liaison officials (Regional Judicial Platforms) from States of the Indian Ocean Commission and the Sahel regions to facilitate experience sharing and communication in providing mutual legal assistance and dealing with extradition requests. Efforts are currently directed at the establishment of a similar platform to facilitate judicial cooperation for the MENA region.
For information on similar cooperation networks, click on the links below:
Commonwealth Network of Contact Persons |
European Judicial Network |
Hemispheric Information Exchange Network for Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition of the Organization of American States |
Ibero-American Legal Assistance Network (IberRed)