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DPP opens the 3rd meeting of the Judicial  Cooperation Network of the ICGLR

Justice Mike Chibita, the Director of Public Prosecutions Justice Mike Chibita, the Director of Public Prosecutions

 

Uganda's DPP Justice Mike Chibita has today welcomed DPPs, Prosecutors General and Directors of Investigation authorities from the Great Lakes Region, experts from the UN and Civil society organisations to the 3rd meeting of the Judicial Cooperation Network of the Great Lakes hosted at Speke Resort Munyonyo. Also in attendance are prosecutors and focal points of the Network appointed by the Governments of Angola, Burundi, CAR, DRC, Congo, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Uganda. The meeting will focus on enhancing cooperation between the States in addressing illicit trafficking in wildlife and natural resources. 

Justice Chibita observed that the Network is unique as it brings together practitioners from States that speak different languages, have different legal systems but yet are very similar because of the abundance of wildlife and its diversity. He emphasised the need for cooperation by law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in order to bring the perpetrators of wildlife crimes to book and to ensure the seizure and recovery of  the assets illicitly gained. 

Ms Rose Mlango of the UN reiterated their commitment to support solution oriented discussions to be ensure peace and stability in the region.

The network was created to enhance cross border investigations and successful prosecution of trans national organised crimes including terrorism.

The meeting is organised by the ICGLR in conjunction with the UNODC and the Office of the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General for the Great lakes region, with the support of the Government of Norway.

 

Published: November 12, 2018