Regional Judicial Platforms of the Indian Ocean Commission and the Sahel Countries

The Platforms are networks comprised of national level focal points, which have been established to strengthen international judicial cooperation and facilitate mutual legal assistance and extradition procedures between States members of the Platform and identify technical assistance needs for strengthening judicial cooperation among the Member States. The national focal points meet at least once a year.


Regional Judicial Platform of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) countries

Member States : Comoros, France (Réunion), Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles

Launched: in the IOC headquarters in Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius, 10-11 June 2009

Charter : Charte de fonctionnement de la plateforme régional Justice des pays de la COI

List of focal points: Liste des Points Focaux de la Plateforme Régionale Justice de la Commission de l´Océan Indien

Tools: (i) Compendium of Bilateral, Regional and International Agreements on Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance / Recueil d'accords bilatéraux régionaux et internationaux en matiére d´entraide judiciare et d´extradition (French only - Volume 1 and Volume 2)

(ii) Practical guide for formulating effective requests for extradition and mutual legal assistance to the five States members of IOC / Fiches pratiques pour faire une requête efficace d´extradition et d´entraide judicaire aux Etats de la commission de l´Ocean Indien


Platform of Penal Judicial Cooperation of the Sahel Countries

Member States: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger

Launched: Mali, Bamako, 22-24 June 2010

Charter (adopted in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 8 November 2012): Charte de la plateforme de coopération judiciaire pénale des pays du Sahel: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritanie et Niger

Internal regulations: Reglement interieur de la plateforme de coopération judiciaire pénale des pays du Sahel: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritanie et Niger

List of focal points: Plateforme de coopération judiciaire pénale des pays du Sahel: Liste des points focaux et suppléants

Tools: (i) Practical Guide on Carrying out Effective Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance Requests in Criminal Matters for Countries of the Sahel Regional Judicial Platform: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger / Fiches pratiques pour formuler une requête efficace d'extradition et d'entraide judiciaire aux États membres de la Plateforme judiciaire régionale des pays du Sahel suivants: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger

(ii)  Training module on The Legal Framework against Terrorism, Criminal Investigations and Penal Cooperation for judicial police officers of the Sahel region/ Lutte contre le terrorisme dans la région du Sahel : cadre juridique, techniques d'enquête et coopération policière, module de formation à l'attention des Officiers de Police Judiciaire du Burkina Faso, du Mali, de la Mauritanie et du Niger


Report of the Secretary-General on "Assistance in implementing the international conventions and protocols related to terrorism" submitted to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at its twenty-first session (E/CN.15/2012/10