Brazilian Federal Police and UNODC promote international seminar on investigative techniques against organized crime

Image: PF/UNODC17 May 17 2010 - A group of 120 police officers, members of the judiciary, prosecutors, lawmakers and international authorities will attend the International Seminar on Repression against Organized Crime, which will be held in Brasilia, from 19 to 20 May, organized by the Brazilian Federal Police and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The meeting aims to promote debate on investigative techniques to combat transnational crime, in the effort of co-responsibility between countries in South America

It will be discussed legal and operational issues relating to the investigative technique of telephone communications and telematics interception. Representatives from eight countries (Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, France, New Zealand, Portugal and USA) will present their legislation regulating this activity.

In Brazil, the law about interception was established in 1996 and is currently undergoing several discussions in the National Congress. During the seminar, it will be presented successful experiences that will subsidize the improvement of the Brazilian legislation and the drafting of regulations of other countries in South America that still have no legislation on the subject.

The press may access the opening ceremony, on 19 May, 9 a.m., and the press conference which will be held at the end of the opening ceremony. The press conference will be held by the General Director of the Brazilian Federal Police, Luiz Fernando Correa, and the representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Brazil and the Southern Cone, Bo Mathiasen.

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