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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with the financial support of the Government of the People's Republic of China, organized, from 9 to 11 April 2019, in Vienna, an informal expert group meeting on international cooperation in criminal matters. The meeting brought together 36 experts and practitioners from 19 countries, representing both civil and common law legal systems, coming from institutions and agencies directly dealing with practical problems and challenges encountered in the field of international cooperation in criminal matters, and with exceptional gender balance in their attendance. The participants discussed, among others, the use of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) as a legal basis for international cooperation in criminal matters; advantages, current challenges, lessons learnt and possible responses to international cooperation through mutual legal assistance; international cooperation for confiscation and disposal of confiscated proceeds of crime or property; practical aspects, challenges encountered and good practices in the field of extradition; and UNODC tools on international cooperation in criminal matters and regional networks. [ Read More ]

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Agenda - List of Participants - Summary of the Chair  -  Presentations

 

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Title - Vienna, 22-24 November 2017- UNODC will convene an expert group meeting on the issue of international legal cooperation in trafficking in persons cases. The meeting, the second in a series of two, will gather around 20 criminal justice and other relevant practitioners from various regions of the world with the aim of developing a global handbook on the issue. The handbook will be based on and broaden the scope of the ASEAN Handbook on International Legal Cooperation in Trafficking in Persons Cases.

 

Title - Vienna, 6-7 November 2017- The functions of the meeting is to assist the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption in developing cumulative knowledge in the area of international cooperation and encourage such cooperation, facilitate the exchange of experiences among States parties and assist the Conference in identifying the capacity-building needs of States.

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Title - Vienna, 9-13 October 2017- The Working Group is a constant element of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and meets on an annual basis.

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