The Seventh seminar from the Training Programme on International Judicial Cooperation: “UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime” held in Danilovgrad and Podgorica by EURoL2

The Seventh seminar from the Training Programme on International Judicial Cooperation: “UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime” held in Danilovgrad and Podgorica by EURoL2

PODGORICA – 28th – 31st May 2019 – EURoL 2 in cooperation with the Police Academy and Centre for training in Judiciary and State Prosecution (JTC), organised two two-day workshops on the topic of UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime. First workshop was held in the Police Academy premises on 28th – 29th May for a group of 20 participants, representatives of the Police Directorate: Special Police Unit, Border police of criminal police and Special State Prosecution Advisors. The second workshop was held in the premises of JTC on 30th  – 31st May for a group of 25 participants: judges, state prosecutors and advisors.

Workshops covered the topic related to United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime: Scope of application, Obligations of Member States such as  creation of domestic criminal offences (participation in an organized criminal group, money laundering, corruption and obstruction of justice); the adoption of new and sweeping frameworks for mutual legal assistance and law enforcement cooperation; the promotion of training and technical assistance for building or upgrading the necessary capacity of national authorities.

Ms Maria Grazia Benedetti, Eurol 2 Deputy Team Leader, as well as Senka Danilovic, Head of JTC, welcomed all the participants, underlining the importance of the trainings related to the International Judicial Cooperation and in particular active cooperation of Montenegrin institutions in with the EU colleagues and EU institutions related to transnational organized crime. Also, in the opening remarks she praised, thanking the JTC for providing national experts,  the participation of national and international experts together.

Speakers at the training were Ms Barbara Sargenti, Direzione Nazionale Antimafia Prosecutor, Ms Maria Cristina Palaia, Direzione Nazionale Antimafia Prosecutor, Mr Fabrizio Fantini, Italian Police Officer/ EUROL2 Team Leader and Mr Veselin Vučković, public prosecutor in the Supreme State Prosecutor’s Office. Practices of international assistance and case studies have been presented and discussed with participants by the international and national experts. During the seminar Mr Fabrizio Fantini, EURoL2 Team Leader had his presentation on the role and the instruments of Police cooperation in relation to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

The seminar on UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime is the third out of 6 planned seminars for 2019 ( previously in 2018 we had four trainings) from the Training Programme in the area of International Judicial Cooperation in civil and criminal matters, which will contribute to the improvement of knowledge of judges, prosecutors and police officers in the implementation of EU instruments in the area of international judicial cooperation, supporting  Montenegro in the process of  the accession to EU.

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