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Enhancing International Law Enforcement Co-operation, Including Extradition Measures

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Kauko Aromaa, Terhi Viljanen
Date Published
147 pages
This book presents a collection of prepared presentations given during the workshop, “Enhancing International Law Enforcement Co-operation, including Extradition Measures” at the 11th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held in Bangkok, Thailand in April 2005.
This one day workshop, one of six sponsored by the United Nations Congress, featured a report from the rapporteaur and a keynote address introducing the workshop, followed by nine prepared presentations. The report summarizes the workshop presentations, which overall focused on the strengths and weaknesses of existing infrastructure, agreements, and activities among the international community in terms of the prevention of transnational crime and the pursuit of justice. As representatives from many of the countries noted, to effectively fight transnational crime it is essential that the international community come together in an organized way to facilitate international law enforcement cooperation. Presentations focused on a variety of issues regarding international law enforcement cooperation, including the impact of transnational organized crime on Botswana, South Africa, and Uganda and the quality of international law enforcement cooperation and judicial assistance among countries in the Asia and Pacific Region. The problem of organized crime in the MERCOSUL countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay) was considered and the challenges facing Southern African countries in terms of international law enforcement cooperation were analyzed. Two other presentations described the law enforcement support services offered by Interpol to its 182 member countries and outlined the potentials and limitations of Europol in terms of international police cooperation in Europe. The final presentation discussed the opportunities and challenges of creating international law enforcement cooperation processes in Chile. Tables, figures, diagrams, footnotes, sources, notes