In response to paragraph 15(d) of Resolution 10/4 of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, UNODC is organizing Informal Expert Group Meetings (EGMs) to update the 2007 UNODC Model Law on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (available on-line in Arabic - English - French.)
The Second EGM will be held in-person, at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), from 11 to 12 November 2021.
The above-mentioned EGMs take place with the generous financial support of the governments of Japan and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Through a programme of expert working groups, LAP gathers together the best practitioners in their fields to identify, capture and make available to practitioners best international practice, including what works and what doesn't lessons learned, practical guides and best practice tips.
To date these expert working groups have dealt with:
The reports of the Expert Working Groups are widely used in daily practice by justice systems around the world.
A complete money laundering case file has been developed by LAP in Latin America for use in live training trials for judges, prosecutors and investigators. It allows them to test their legislation and trial skills against international best practice. The first two mock trials were successfully piloted in Ecuador last year. A third was conducted in El Salvador in April 2003 and at least two more are planned to take place in 2003.