Under the framework of the Global Illicit Flows Programme (GIFP) on 19 May 2021 at the Thirtieth Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), CRIMJUST hosted an online side-event organised by the European Union, in partnership with the government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
This side-event showcased the potential for optimising criminal justice outcomes through the promotion of post-seizure investigations. Prosecutors showcased the outcomes of three Inter-regional Investigative Case Forums facilitated by CRIMJUST, involving Belgium, Spain and Bolivia. The case fora were instrumental in providing criminal justice practitioners with a platform to exchange and analyse key intelligence to progress their investigations, leading to the disruption of organised crime groups.
The Attorney Chief of the International Cooperation Desk of the Attorney General’s Office of Bolivia, Ms. Grisel Arancibia launched the Manual on International Criminal Justice Cooperation for Bolivia, developed with the support of CRIMJUST and the European Union, which outlines procedures and practices for prosecutors and law enforcement officials to request mutual legal assistance, conduct extradition processes and carry out joint investigations.