Regional Workshop on Conducting a Counter Terrorist Investigation

Funded by European Union

Project Leica - Regional Workshop on Conducting a Counter Terrorist Investigation

14. 04. 2022

Regional Workshop on Conducting a Counter Terrorist Investigation

The EU-funded project Law Enforcements In Central Asia (LEICA) in coordination with the French Ecole National de la Magistrature organized a workshop on Conducting a Counter-Terrorism Investigation. The activity was carried out in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and participated 21 officials (from Security Services, Prosecution Offices and Ministries of Internal Affairs) of Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Several officials from Turkmenistan participated online in the event.   
The four-day seminar was conducted by three French experts (one judge, one prosecutor and one police officer). It aimed at enhancing the performance of the services responsible for investigating terrorism and violent extremism cases in Central Asia by exchanging experiences on how best to communicate with each other (investigators, prosecutors); how to use intelligence in the course of a judicial investigation; first reactions after a terrorist attack; build investigative strategies; and to use international channels, including by knowing better the organization and criminal justice processes of the neighbor countries. 
In his closing remarks, LEICA Project Director stressed the importance of judicial cooperation at the regional and international levels to effectively combat terrorism. This seminar created new connections between prosecutors and specialised investigators from Central Asian and EU countries.
The project LEICA is funded by the European Union, implemented by the French CIVIPOL and Slovak ISEMI Consortium, INTERPOL is the official supporting partner of the project.