A course was organised for judges and public prosecutors as part of the AMERIPOL-UE training project activities in collaboration with EUROJUST and the International Criminal Court. The participants hailed from eight countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Peru and Venezuela.
Grupo asistente al curso para jueces y fiscales latinoamericanosThe group attending the course for Latin American judges and public prosecutors
This training initiative for Ibero-American public prosecutors and judges took place from 15 to 17 December in The Hague. The training aimed to provide an understanding of how these institutions operate and to share good practices in the fight against transnational crimes.
The course was officially opened by Mrs Malci Gabrijelcic, Chair of the External Relations Team at EUROJUST, who pointed out that the work done at EUROJUST supports judicial and fiscal cooperation between competent institutions in member states and third countries, opening up new opportunities to strengthen cooperation with the countries present at this activity through their respective national organisations.
On the first day there was a general introduction to the functioning of Eurojust and the cooperation mechanisms which are organised in collaboration with member states to fight organised crime and drug trafficking. They also analysed the differences and similarities between European and Latin American countries and the impact of the constant political changes that occur in this region.
The judges from Argentina and Venezuela also presented some joint research done as part of Operation Toto-Tiburón as an example of good practices in police, fiscal and judicial cooperation in the drug trafficking and asset laundering areas.
Finally, the participants had the opportunity to visit the International Criminal Court. They were particularly interested in the talk on the Prosecutor’s Office, because this is the body responsible for analysing and deciding whether there are reasonable grounds for conducting investigations into genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and for trying those accused of these crimes.