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Side Event of the 10th Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 14 October 2020

On 14 October 2020, the Global Programme for Strengthening Capacities of Member States to Prevent and Combat Transnational Organized & Serious Crime (GPTOC) conducted the side event “Virtual Tour into UNODC networks on international cooperation in criminal matters” on the margins of the Tenth Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC). [Read more]

The Regional Meeting on Mutual Legal Assistance, 9-10 September 2020

The South East Asia Justice (SEAJust) Network conducted the Regional Meeting on Mutual Legal Assistance on 9-10 September 2020 through videoconferencing. The Meeting was participated by Member Countries of the South East Asia Justice (SEAJust) Network except Brunei Darussalam, and the central authorities of Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia ... [Read more]

UNODC Research Brief on COVID-19-related Trafficking of Medical Products as a Threat to Public Health

Covid-19 has demonstrated the agility and adaptability that criminal organizations have when it comes to making profits. The spread of the virus quickly saw an increase in the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) across the world and organized criminal groups took advantage of this and the gaps in health and criminal justice systems to carry out acts of fraud and sell substandard and falsified medical products ...  [Read more]

 
DIALOGUE SESSION BETWEEN ACTORS OF PENAL CHAIN AND CIVIL SOCIETY, BAMAKO, 16 MARCH 2020

On 16 March 2020 UNODC in concert with the West African Network of Central Authorities and Prosecutors (WACAP) held in Bamako, Mali, first dialogue session between the actors of penal chain and civil society of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal. Representatives from Nigeria and Chad participated as observers. [Read more]

REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN OBTAINING ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE AND CYBERCRIME, TASHKENT, 5-6 MARCH 2020

The International Judicial Cooperation Network for Central Asia and Southern Caucasus (CASC) held a regional workshop on “Mutual Legal Assistance in Obtaining Electronic Evidence and Cybercrime Cross-Border Investigations” for law enforcement officials of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan from 5 to 6 March 2020 at the Academy of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan. [Read more]

NINTH PLENARY MEETING OF THE WACAP NETWORK, VIENNA, 29-31 JANUARY 2020

West African Network of Prosecutors and Central Authorities (WACAP) held a Plenary meeting in Vienna, funded by the Government of France, to take stock of its achievements but also the existing challenges and gaps seven years after its inception and to reflect on possible ways for becoming more operational. Approximately 34 contact points who are prosecutors/investigating magistrates from central authorities and criminal justice institutions attended. [Read more]