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CRIMJUST jointly with RFAI holds side-event at 31st Session of the CCPCJ on Global Challenges and Strategies in the Prosecution of Transnational Drug Trafficking Cases

18 May 2022 - CRIMJUST jointly with the Network of Anti-Drug Prosecutors of Ibero-America (RFAI) organized a side event in the margins of the 31st Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). The side event “Global challenges and strategies in the prosecution of cases of transnational drug trafficking”, aimed at promoting the exchange of information between anti-drug prosecutors in the course of joint transnational investigations.

 
CRIMJUST holds an Experts Working Group on Best practices for investigation and prosecution of trafficking  drug transnational cases
17-19 May 2022  - CRIMJUST held a meeting with experts on Best practices for investigation and prosecution of trafficking  drug transnational cases with countries belonging to the Network of Anti-Drug Prosecutors of Ibero-America (RFAI) such as Argentina, Spain, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile; to enhance participants' ability to deal with drug trafficking and transnational organized crime cases. 
CRIMJUST conducts Ethics and Integrity Workshops in the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Argentina
March - April 2022 - The CRIMJUST Global Programme has carried out three “Trainings on Ethics and Integrity” in the Dominican Republic, Panama and Argentina for their AIRCOP Joint Airport Interdiction Task Forces (JAITFs), SEACOP Joint Maritime Control Units, and CCP Port Control Units.
CRIMJUST holds Regional Investigative Case Forum to tackle Drug Trafficking via General Aviation in Latin America
28 - 29 March 2022 - The UNODC and Interpol held an Investigative Case Forum in Lima to address the rising use of general aviation to traffic drugs from production areas to Southern Cone countries.
CRIMJUST organizes the first capacity-building on “Cyber Elements of Drug Trafficking Investigations” under the framework of its new INL-funded project in West Africa
21-24 March 2022- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) held a training on “Cyber Elements of Drug Trafficking Investigations”,  in Cotonou, Benin for law enforcement officers from the Republican Police of Benin and from the Gendarmerie of Togo. 
CRIMJUST holds a meeting to support the implementation of Joint Investigation Team in Buenos Aires, Argentina
14 March 2022 - The European Union (EU) funded CRIMJUST Global Programme and the Ibero-American Network of Anti-Drug Prosecutors (RFAI) facilitated a meeting to support the implementation of a joint investigation team.
CRIMJUST holds its Annual Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean in Cartagena, Colombia
1-3 February 2022 - The EU-funded CRIMJUST Global Programme held its Annual Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss the programme’s progress as well as to outline future implementation.
CRIMJUST and the Ibero-American Network of Anti-Drug Prosecutors hold "Conference on Prosecution Strategies: Challenges posed by Synthetic Opioids"
20-21 January 2022 - The CRIMJUST Global Programme and the Ibero-American Network of Anti-Drug Prosecutors (RFAI) facilitated a conference, involving 13 countries across Latin America and Europe, to discuss the challenges facing criminal justice practitioners in effectively prosecuting and adjudicating synthetic opioids trafficking.
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CRIMJUST holds side-event to promote integrity in border management
16 December 2021 - During the Conference of the States Partiers to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, the CRIMJUST Global Programme hosted a hybrid side event on “Integrity in Border Management” co-organized with AIRCOP, the European Union and G5 Sahel, to highlight how enhanced institutional integrity and accountability are paramount to ensure effective border management.
CRIMJUST - Operation Azure targeting synthetic opioids trafficking in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean results in 18 arrests and the seizure of over 480 kg of drugs
7 to 8 December 2021 - With a total of 125 illicit drug seizures, “Operation Azure” saw law enforcement officers from 10 countries intercept illicit drugs and disrupt synthetic opioid trafficking across Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
CRIMJUST delivers twelve trainings as part of Operation Azure in Bogota, Colombia, to strengthen institutional capacities against synthetic opioid trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean
4 to 15 October 2021 - The CRIMJUST Global Programme carried out twelve capacity-building activities in Bogota, Colombia, in partnership with UNODC Forensic Science and Laboratory Section, to law enforcement officials, forensic experts, prosecutors and judges to Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Dominican Republic, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay.
UNODC launches Operation Azure to prevent synthetic opioid trafficking in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa
17 September 2021 - The growing availability, proliferation, and high potency of synthetic opioids has blurred the traditional security, health and legal standards used to prosecute and adjudicate drug trafficking cases. Against this backdrop, the CRIMJUST Global Programme is launching a global operation to help countries profile and prosecute the diversion and trafficking of synthetic opioids via parcels.
GIFP programmes CRIMJUST and AIRCOP deliver an inter-regional training on Special Investigative Techniques
22 - 23 June 2021 - The CRIMJUST Global Programme and the AIRCOP Communications Project, UNODC programmes funded by the European Union under the framework of the Global Illicit Flows Programme, delivered an online training on the special investigative technique of controlled deliveries for AIRCOP Joint Airport Interdiction Task Forces (JAITFs) officials and prosecutors from Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Colombia, El Salvador and Costa Rica, in partnership with the Network of Ibero-American Antidrug Prosecutors (RFAI).
CRIMJUST and SIMCI deliver flagship technical training to support 19 CRIMJUST beneficiary countries across Africa, Central America and Brazil strengthen their institutional responses to cocaine trafficking
26 June 2021 - The EU-funded CRIMJUST Global Programme and the Integrated Illicit Crops Monitoring System (SIMCI) delivered two trainings in June 2021 on cocaine production and trafficking investigations to some 325 law enforcement officials and prosecutors from 19 countries across Africa, Central America and Brazil to support countries develop effective institutional responses to illicit drug markets.
With the support of the European union, UNODC donates narco-testing kits and presents the course on Asset forfeiture for the FELCN
10 June 2021 - Thanks to funding provided by the European Union in Bolivia, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) donated equipeent and delivered a course on Asset Forfeiture to the Special Force against Drug Trafficking (FELCN), to support the fight against transnational illicit drug trafficking in the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
CRIMJUST holds side-event at the 30th session of the CCPCJ to showcase the judicial outcomes resulting from inter-regional criminal justice cooperation between Bolivia and European counterparts
19 May 2021 - The CRIMJUST Global Programme hosted an online side-event organized by the European Union, under the framework of the Global Illicit Flows Programme (GIFP), in partnership with the Plurinational State of Bolivia at the Thirtieth Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Cooperation (CCPCJ) to launch the release of a manual on transnational criminal justice cooperation as well as to showcase the judicial outcomes of three Inter-regional Investigative Case Forums, involving Belgium and Bolivia, as well as Spain and Bolivia following significant seizures of cocaine originating in Bolivia.
 UNODC and CRIMJUST host online training on Inter-regional Cooperation Asset Recovery
10-12 May 2021 -  Within the framework of EU funded CRIMJUST Global Programme and Global Illicit Flows Programme (GIFP), UNODC and RFAI facilitated an online training on Interregional Cooperation on Asset Recovery, which main objective was to promote transnational cooperation as well as to enhance capacities for undertaking financial and asset investigations into drug trafficking. 
UNODC CRIMJUST Research Segment presents findings on "The Changing Face of the Global Cocaine market: Reading the Trends to Respond with Foresight" during side-event at the 64th Session on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs
14 April 2021 - The UNODC Drug Research Section hosted an online side-event at the 64th Session on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, within the EU-funded CRIMJUST Global Programme, to shed light on recent and current observed developments in the global cocaine market. 
UNODC CRIMJUST and SIMCI launch online version of their technical training to strengthen institutional responses to drug production and trafficking
22-26 March 2021 – CRIMJUST and UNODC's Integrated System for Monitoring Illicit Crops (SIMCI) implemented a five-day online training, in daily sessions of two hours, on cocaine production and trafficking investigations to 73 prosecutors and investigators from Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay.
UNODC CRIMJUST and the Global Programme on Cybercrime develop series of trainings on "Cyber Elements of Drug Trafficking"
22-25 March 2021 – The EU-funded CRIMJUST Global Programme, in partnership with the Global Programme on Cybercrime, jointly implemented an online regional training for 21 investigators and 9 prosecutors from South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria on "Cyber Elements of Drug Trafficking" to enhance criminal justice practitioners' capacities to carry out online investigations and to prevent cyber-enabled drug trafficking crimes.
UNODC CRIMJUST Research Segment organizes first Expert Meeting of Strategic Analysts on Cocaine Trafficking and Markets
2-3 December 2020 – UNODC Drug Research Section held the first expert meeting on cocaine trafficking and markets ahead of the release of the Global Cocaine Report.
CRIMJUST hosts series of meetings for national stakeholders and partners to showcase 2020 achievements and align 2021 priorities
November 2020 – The EU-funded CRIMJUST Global Programme, hosted an onboarding meeting for newly supported countries on 18 November, and its Annual Meeting 24-25 November to discuss its progress during 2020 and identify its key priorities for the upcoming year.
UNODC Country Office in Bolivia, under the framework of CRIMJUST, presents E-learning and B-Learning introductory course on asset forfeiture to national judicial authorities
14-15 October - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), within the framework of the EU-funded CRIMJUST Global Programme, presented the Introductory Course on Asset Forfeiture, available in E-learning and B-learning modalities, to the Supreme Court of Justice and the Attorney General Office's of Bolivia in the city of Sucre.
CRIMJUST replicates training on controlled deliveries and webinar on synthetic drugs for Lusophone countries
October 2020 - The CRIMJUST Global Programme, in partnership with the Ibero-Amreican Network of Anti-Drug Prosecutors (RFAI) and the Network of Anti-Drug Prosecutors of CPLP delivered two online activities for Lusophone countries, a training on controlled deliveries as well as a webinar on new psychoative substances, synthetic drugs and precursors.
CRIMJUST and RFAI facilitate side-event on "Controlled Deliveries: Trans-regional Criminal Justice Cooperation in Action" during the Conference of the Parties
12 October - During the 10th session of the Conference of Parties, the CRIMJUST Global Programme and the Ibero-American Network of Anti-Drug Prosecutors hosted a side-event to promote the use of controlled deliveries as a tool of criminal justice cooperation commemorating the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
 CRIMJUST holds training aiming to strengthen capacities of Argentinian prosecutors and law enforcement officials on proceeds of crime
28 September - 2 October - The CRIMJUST Global Programme held a second online training on "Strengthening capacities of criminal justice institutions in the recovery of proceeds of crime", in partnership with the Ibero-American Network of Anti-Drug Prosecutors (RFAI) of AIAMP and the Office of the Public Prosecutor in Argentina..
CRIMJUST launches a four-part series of webinar on the importance of studying and responsible to the illicit drug market through a gender lens
23 September - The CRIMJUST Global Programme, funded by the European Union under the framework of the Global Illicit Flows Programme, held a webinar on "Victims and Participants: women along the drug supply chain, experiences from Colombia" discussing the role of women in drug production and trafficking.
 
 
 
CRIMJUST and AIRCOP pool resources together to deliver online training on ethics and integrity for law enforcement officials in Cabo Verde, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria 
19-21 August - The global programmes CRIMJUST and AIRCOP, implemented by the United Nations on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and part of the EU-funded Global Illicit Flows Programme, joined efforts to deliver a series of country-specific trainings on ethics and integrity in law enforcement to AIRCOP Joint Airport Interdiction Task Forces (JAITFs) officials from West African countries.
 
 
 
 
CRIMJUST and RFAI organize webinar on the evolution of the synthetic drugs and opioids markets 
19 August - The Global Programme CRIMJUST, in partnership with the Ibero-American Network of Anti-Drug Prosecutors (RFAI) of the AIAMP, organized a webinar on the evolution of the synthetic drugs and opioids markets to over 450 attendees from 26 different countries from across Central and South America and the European Union via the Microsoft Teams platform.
 
 
UNODC strengthening of police responses to gender-based violence in Mexico proven to have strong positive impact 
July 2020 - The UNODC Liaison and Partnership Office in Mexico, with the support of the Embassy of the United States of America in Mexico and within the framework of the Global Programme CRIMJUST, began the implementation of the Program for Strengthening the Security of Groups in Situations of Vulnerability in 2016.
 
 
CRIMJUST, in partnership with the Iberoamerican Network of Anti-Drug Prosecutors, delivers series of online courses on controlled deliveries
18-21 May - The CRIMJUST Global Programme and the Iberoamerican Network of Antidrug Prosecutors have band together to deliver four online trainings on controlled deliveries to tackle transnational drug trafficking.
 
 
Dominican Republic, Spain and Panama review the state of the criminal justice cooperation during Inter-Regional Investigative Forum in Santo Domingo
17-18 February- CRIMJUST organized an Inter-regional Investigative Case Forum in Santo Domingo, bringing together law enforcement officials and prosecutors from Spain, the Dominican Republic and Panama to review cocaine seizures and to discuss opportunities to enhance criminal justice cooperation between the three countries.
 
CRIMJUST supports follow-up Inter-regional Investigative Forum between Spain and Ecuador
13-14 February- CRIMJUST held an Inter-regional Investigative Case Forum between Spain and Ecuador in Guayaquil, involving 14 prosecutors and law enforcement officials, to review the current state of their criminal justice cooperation and to identify opportunities to strengthen their collaboration.
 
Fifth CRIMJUST Project Steering Committee and Coordination takes place in Brussels
20 January- Implementation agencies, partners and donors met at the UN House in Brussels, Belgium, to review CRIMJUST's impact and achievements to date, as well as to coordinate its further implementation.
 
CRIMJUST in parternship with UNODC COCOL held an all-female training for Institutional Reinforcement against Cocaine Production and Trafficking in Colombia
02-06 December - The under-representation of women in criminal justice institutions has a negative impact on numerous aspects of drug responses. UNODC CRIMJUST, with the support of SIMCI, took this issue head-on by implementing a capacity building course for female law enforcement officers and prosecutors.
 
CRIMJUST supports meeting between focal points from the Network of Prosecutors of the CPLP to discuss drug trafficking
04-06 December - The CRIMJUST programme organized a meeting between prosecutors from the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) in Lisbon as part of its efforts to foster inter-regional cooperation among prosecution agencies.
 
CRIMJUST aligns efforts with UNODC Opioids Strategy to hold an Expert Meeting to validate guidelines for judiciary and forensic experts handling criminal cases involving synthetic opioids
21 November - Under the UNODC Opioids Strategy, the CRIMJUST program organized an expert meeting to review the guidelines for prosecutors, judges and forensic experts for cases involving synthetic drugs.
 
CRIMJUST organizes Investigative Case Forum between the Republic of Ecuador, the Republic of Colombia and the Kingdom of Belgium
06-07 November - Law enforcement officials and prosecutors from Ecuador, Colombia and Belgium met in Bogota to discuss current cocaine trafficking trends affecting their respective countries as well as to assess the current state of their criminal justice cooperation.
 
CRIMJUST welcomes investigators and prosecutors from across Africa and Brazil for an Inter-regional Drug Case Forum
29-30 October - As part of its efforts to strengthen criminal justice cooperation beyond interdiction activities, CRIMJUST held an Inter-Regional Investigative Drug Case Forum in Accra, Ghana, bringing 31 law enforcement officials and prosecutors from across Africa, Brazil, Spain and Portugal.
 
Law enforcement officials and prosecutors from Bolivia and Belgium meet for the second CRIMJUST Investigative Drug Case Forum
22-24 October - Law enforcement investigators and prosecutors from Bolivia and Belgium met in Antwerp, to strengthen cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of transnational drug trafficking cases involving both countries.
 
CRIMJUST holds its first Investigative Case Forum between Ecuador and Spain
01-03 October - CRIMJUST held its first Investigative Case Forum between Ecuador and Spain in Madrid, marking its strategic shift from enhancing national capacities to strengthening criminal investigation and judicial cooperation along drug trafficking routes.
 
CRIMJUST holds Fourth Technical Training for Institutional Reinforcement against Cocaine Production
23-27 September - CRIMJUST held a five-day technical training for law enforcement and judicial officials from across Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen institutional understanding of the technical and chemical processes involved in coca bush cultivation and cocaine manufacturing.
 
Cabo Verde, USA and UNODC implement Basic Investigation Techniques Training for Law Enforcement officers in the island of Sao Vicente
09-13 September - A training on Basic Investigation Techniques, focused on Investigation Methodology and Interview Techniques, was carried out to strengthen criminal investigation capacities of police and public prosecutors.
 
UNODC ROPAN and CRIMJUST hold workshop to combat money laundering in the Dominican Republic
31 July-02 August - UNODC ROPAN, under the framework of CRIMJUST, held a workshop on measures to combat money laundering and strengthen institutional integrity in the fight against drug trafficking for 30 prosecutors.
 
CRIMJUST presents activities at the 2019 Law Enforcement Advisor Meeting in Vienna
26-29 August - CRIMJUST Head of Global Programme, Glen Prichard, and Programme Officer, Daniela Baptista were among the experts to speak at the 2019 Law Enforcement Meeting in Vienna.
 
CRIMJUST holds workshop on asset recovery in Panama
24-25 July - UNODC ROPAN, under the framework of CRIMJUST, held a two-day workshop on asset recovery in the city of David, Panama, underscoring the importance of depriving organized crime groups of their illicit proceeds.
 
CRIMJUST joins regional meeting to discuss key findings of UNODC study on tramadol trafficking
24-25 July - Nigeria and Regional Office for West Africa organized a meeting in Lagos on 24 and 25 July 2019 to discuss the findings of a study on tramadol and other pharmaceutical opioids trafficking in West Africa funded by the European Union (EU).
 
CRIMJUST and Peru join efforts to strengthen national counter-narcotics strategy
23-25 July - UNODC officers from CRIMJUST and the Integrated Illicit Crop Monitoring System Project (SIMCI) travelled to Peru for a four-day mission to explore potential pathways to further support the country in its efforts to counter cocaine trafficking.
 
UNODC ROPAN and CRIMJUST offer judicial update on criminal justice and prosecution of organized crime in Panama
22-23 July - UNODC ROPAN and CRIMJUST, in collaboration with Project PANZ41 "Consolidation of the Criminal Procedure Reform in Panama", held a workshop to take stock of the implementation of the accusatory criminal system in Panama.
 
Ghana Detective Training School officially adopts CRIMJUST training program on integrity and ethics
15-17 July - The Detective Training School of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service officially adopted the CRIMJUST Training Program on Ethics and Integrity, meaning a two-day module will now be integrated in each of its training cycles, with a view of strengthening a climate of integrity within the institution.
 
CRIMJUST to provide support to Ecuador during post-seizure phases of investigations
12-16 July - In an effort to facilitate cooperation and information exchange between criminal justice agencies for effective action in drug trafficking cases, the CRIMJUST team met with senior officials from Ecuador, including prosecutors, government representatives, and Anti-Narcotics Police, in Guayaquil and Quito.

 

CRIMJUST holds working group to develop procedural guide to further international judicial cooperation

08-11 July - CRIMJUST welcomed prosecutors from Argentina and Bolivia in Vienna for a week-long working group, with a view of establishing a procedural guide to enhance judicial cooperation between the two states in criminal matters.

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CRIMJUST holds regional Training-of-Trainers workshop on strengthening judicial integrity in Quito

25-26 June - CRIMJUST and the Supreme Court of Ecuador joined efforts to hold a regional Training-of-Trainers workshop on the strengthening of judicial integrity in Quito, Ecuador, for 28 judicial officials.

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CRIMJUST celebrates completion of "Basic Course on Ethics for Public Servants" for all personnel of SENAFRONT in Panama

20 June - CRIMJUST held a celebration ceremony to mark the completion of the "Basic Course on Ethics for Public Servants: a Tool to Combat Corruption" by all personnel of the National Borders Service (SENAFRONT) of Panama. Some 4,201 officials, , were trained as a result of this initiative .

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CRIMJUST holds annual meeting in Colombia

19-20 June - CRIMJUST held its second annual meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, with some 43 participants. Present were members from all participating countries as well as representatives of CRIMJUST's partners, Transparency International and INTERPOL, and its donor, the European Union.

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CRIMJUST holds side-event to promote the strengthening of capacities in the fight against drug trafficking and dismantling of cocaine labs
21 May -The event was part of a larger effort by the European Union, under the framework of CRIMJUST, to support criminal justice actors by complementing traditional responses to the fight against drug trafficking with innovative trainings designed to countering drug production, as well as in identifying and dismantling illicit laboratories.
 
 

Expert Workshop on Teaching on Organized Crime

02-04 May -The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) under the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, a component of the Global Programme for the implementation of the Doha Declaration, jointly with CRIMJUST Global Programme and the National Commission for Development and Life Without Drugs (DEVIDA) from Peru, organized a workshop in Lima to help countries acquire the necessary capabilities to train their experts in organized crime.

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UNODC reinforces capacities on asset forfeiture linked to drug trafficking
18- 25 March 2019 - Technical assistance on asset forfeiture seeks to complete the set of institutional and legal measures adopted by Bolivia to fight against drug trafficking.
 

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CRIMJUST Workshop provides insight on the role of women in illicit networks
March 9 - On International Women's Day 2019, CRIMJUST, in partnership with the Government of Panama, organized a workshop for members of the Panama judicial and public defense system and ministries to discuss the role and effects of organized crime on women.

 

CRIMJUST Training of Trainers for members of the National Police organized Cape Verde

April 15-26 - A two-week long training for law enforcement in Cape Verde was organized as part of CRIMJUST's efforts to strengthen transnational judicial cooperation. It aimed to reinforce police, courts and correction system's capacities.

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CRIMJUST workshop on money laundering facilitating drug trafficking

April 03-05 - Money laundering has been identified as a key facilitator of drug trafficking networks. As such, the UNODC Office for Central America (ROPAN) organized a three-day workshop in David City, Panama, offering insights on the state of money laundering at both a national and global level, along with methods to identify and prosecute transnational financial crimes.

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UNODC strengthens capabilities on money laundering through a specialized course in Panama
25-27 February 2019 - The workshop provided a general perspective on money laundering related to drug trafficking from a national and international standpoint.
 

 
UNODC CRIMJUST reinforces institutional capacities against cocaine production and trafficking along the cocaine route (s)
18-21 February 2019 - The training focused on enhancing the capacities of law enforcement officials in the specialized field and laboratory criminal techniques associated with drugs and chemical substances used to the production of cocaine.