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OSCE-UNODC Regional Workshop to Enhance Law Enforcement and Judicial Co-operation on the Central Asian Drug Routes

Category
Event
Date(s)
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Subject
Illicit drugs and chemical precursors

Description

The meeting aims to identify the legal and policing needs of the countries concerned in order to improve the co-operation against drug trafficking in the area.

Summary

This event was organised in close co-operation with the UNODC, along with the support of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek and other field operations in the region.

The two day, regional workshop was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Among participants were experts from the UNODC, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), and representatives from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, the Russian Federation, the USA, Mongolia and China.

The experts focused their discussions on international legal instruments, standards, national legislation and practical challenges related to improving transnational cooperation between Judges, Prosecutors and the Police.

The workshop served three main purposes:

  • establishing personal links among relevant law enforcement and judicial authorities dealing with mutual assistance in the States affected by Afghan heroin trafficking;
  • disseminating information about the specific legal and procedural requirements of each country;
  • identifying problems connected with internal and transnational cooperation.

Information

Added on
22 Mar 2007
Origin
OSCE / Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit
Type
Workshop
Organizer
OSCE / Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit, United Nations / UNODC
Participants
International organizations, OSCE staff, Delegations
Region
Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Keywords
drugs trafficking and/or drugs distribution, drugs, international police cooperation
Rights
OSCE