IIJ launches its Good Practices for Central Authorities

Sep 28 2018
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The IIJ launched its Good Practices for Central Authorities on 26 September 2018.  The launch occurred at the joint side-event co-organized by UN Counterterorism Executive Directorate (CTED), UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) which examined “Collection, Use and Sharing of Evidence for the Purposes of Criminal Prosecution in Terrorism Cases.” The IIJ Good Practices for Central Authorities are a set of ten (10) good practices addressing the institutional, legal and practical considerations needed to create and support durable legal institutions. This includes practices to make more efficient and effective extradition and the day-today exchange of evidence – including digital evidence, which will in turn enhance our collective efforts to address transnational crime and international terrorism.  The Good Practices – developed under the IIJ Global Central Authorities Initiative – are available via the following link: English (Arabic and French are forthcoming). In the coming year, the IIJ will be partnering with UNCTED and UNODC on regional workshops to implement these good practices and the UN’s new Practical Guide for Requesting Electronic Evidence Across Borders.

For more information on this event, please email Allison Curtis