Press Releases

    4 October 2004

    Training Seminar in Morocco on International Cooperation against Terrorism and Organized Crime

    VIENNA, 4 October 2004 -- Fifty high-level Moroccan authorities, predominantly judges and prosecutors are attending a Training Seminar in Tangier on international cooperation in criminal matters, from 4 to 6 October 2004.

    The Training Seminar is being sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Ministry of Justice of Morocco, and aims at sharing with participants the knowledge and legal expertise necessary to enhance cooperation with other States, by effectively applying the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the universal instruments against terrorism.

    The Training Seminar, which follows Morocco’s ratification of 10 out of 12 counter-terrorism instruments and the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime, includes presentations by both UNODC and Moroccan experts, as well as discussion of case studies related to the daily practice of extradition and mutual legal assistance, in order to strengthen international cooperation in criminal matters.

    The Seminar also provides an opportunity for the UNODC experts to present the main features of the new United Nations Convention against Corruption, which Morocco has recently signed.

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    For more information:

    Stefano Betti at +43 1 26060 – 4497 or Maud Olinet at +43 1 26060 – 5763
    at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna.