Open-ended Working Group of Government Experts on Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance and International  Cooperation for Purposes of Confiscation, Vienna, Austria, 8-10 October 2008

The working group met for the first time during the third session of the Conference. Noting that the working group had led a fruitful exchange of ideas and experiences in an environment of cooperation and goodwill, the Conference decided that the working group would be a constant element of the Conference. Decision 3/2 also contained detailed instructions and guidance for the Secretariat on the development of tools to promote international cooperation under the Convention, such as the online directory of authorities designated to deal with requests for mutual legal assistance, extradition and other forms of international cooperation under the Convention and the Migrants Protocol.

The Conference, also in its decision 3/2, decided that it would discuss at its fourth session the issue of confiscation in the context of articles 12 (Confiscation and seizure), 13 (International cooperation for purposes of confiscation) and 18 of the Convention, including non-conviction-based confiscation, as well as issues relating to the successful implementation of article 16 (Extradition) of the Convention.

The recommendations of the Working Group were adopted by the Conference in resolution decision 4/2.

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CTOC/COP/2008/18

Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of Government Experts on International Cooperation, Report of the Chairperson

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Documents considered at the meeting can be accessed on the documents page of the fourth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Translational Organized Crime.

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CTOC/COP/2005/2/Rev.2

Report of the Secretariat on the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime: consolidated information received fromStates for the first reporting cycle 

CTOC/COP/2006/2/Rev.1

Report of the Secretariat on the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime: consolidated information received from States for the second reporting cycle

CTOC/COP/2010/7

Report of the Secretariat on the activities of UNODC to promote and support the implementation of the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

CTOC/COP/2006/7/Rev.1

Report of the Secretariat on the implementation of the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations  Convention against Transnational Organized Crime: consolidated information received from States for the second reporting cycle

CTOC/COP/2006/8/Rev.1

Report of the Secretariat on the implementation of the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and  Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime: consolidated information received from States

CTOC/COP/2008/5

Report of the Secretariat on work done by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to promote the implementation of the provisions on international cooperation in the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime