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UNODC conducts workshop on international judicial cooperation  


Panamá, April 8 th, 2019. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean in Panama (UNODC-ROPAN), within the framework of the Project for the Consolidation of Procedural Reform in Panama, whose counterpart is the Judicial Branch, and the Project for Strengthening Criminal Investigation and Criminal Justice Cooperation along the Cocaine Route in Latin America, the Caribbean and West Africa, funded by the European Union, held a workshop on International Judicial Cooperation in the context of illicit drug trafficking and organized crime, addressed to Judges, Public Defenders and Prosecutors on April 1st and 2nd, 2019 in David, Chiriqui, Republic of Panama.


Grisell Mojica Aguilar and Flor Pinzon, both UNODC Project Coordinators, participated as trainers in this workshop that has the purpose of this workshop was to sensitize the participants about the importance of international judicial cooperation in the fight against organized crime, illicit drug trafficking and corruption, through the study of different international legal instruments, especially the Conventions of the United Nations of Vienna, Palermo and Merida.
The participants had the opportunity to expand their knowledge as well as to exchange experience on topics such as: general aspects of international judicial cooperation in the context of ​​illicit drug trafficking, transnational organized crime and corruption; special investigation techniques; use of networks for the exchange of information; requirements for international assistance; extradition processes; asset recovery; and non-conviction based asset forfeiture, among others, using the methodology of case analysis to apply the knowledge acquired.
Officials from the Judicial Branch, Public Prosecutor's Office and Public Defender attended this activity.