EUPM hosts workshop on Police-Prosecutor cooperation in Brčko
Brčko, 25 April 2012 – EU Police Mission hosted a roundtable on police-prosecutors cooperation in Brčko last week. The workshop was aimed at strengthening the relationship and cooperation between police and prosecutors, thereby enhancing their capacities in investigating and prosecuting the most serious forms of crime, including the organized crime and corruption.
The workshop brought together police and prosecutors from Orašje and Brčko to discuss and identify practical solutions to problems that impede effective coordination and cooperation between the two offices in conducting criminal investigations. The workshop also supported law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and prosecutors to establish a joint forum (at the cantonal level) that will result in regular communication and cooperation on all aspects of criminal investigation, as well as future practices.
"The workshop enhanced cooperation between police and prosecutors, supporting them in conducting criminal investigations in accordance with the highest international standards, thereby making the fight against organized crime and corruption more effective, “ explained Margaret Cordial, EUPM Criminal Justice Adviser .
The event builds upon the achievements of EUPM in improving the capacities and capabilities of LEAs and prosecutorial authorities and support the upcoming IPA projects and rule of law activities of the EUSR.
Experts from the EUPM HQ, HJPC Swiss Project (HJPC SP), OSCE and EUSR/EU Delegation Office (including IPA project) will participate actively, as experts/participants in the upcoming workshops, sharing their expertise and knowledge in the field.