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Webinar: The Prosecution of Radiological and Nuclear Crimes

Date: Thursday 18 July 2024 - Thursday 18 July 2024

Location: Online: webinar

All organisational and individual members of the IAP are invited to join us for a webinar organised jointly by the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) Global Training Academy, the European Union CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE), and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).

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Speakers and presentation titles:
 
1. Ms. Silvia Bottone, Foreign Policy Instruments Service, European Commission
Title: Introduction and outline of the European Union’s activities
 
2. Mr. Talgat Toleubayev, Regional Coordinator, UNICRI
Title: Prosecution of CBRN Crimes: Guidebooks and training package
 
3. Ms. Maia Silagadze, Office of the Prosecutor General, Head of the Unit of procedural guidance of investigation and supervision of operative-investigative activities in Counterterrorism Agency and Counterintelligence Department of State Security Service, Special State Security Service, Intelligence Service and State Subordinate Entity of the Ministry of Internal Affairs - Border Police Georgia
Title: Case examples on nuclear and radioactive crimes
 
4. Dr Elena Dinu, Associate Lecturer, National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA) Faculty of Management, Bucharest, Romania
Title: Contaminated Playing Cards: A case study on the prosecutors role in investigations concerning nuclear and radioactive materials
 
The European Union (EU) Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence (CoE) is a global Initiative funded and implemented by the European Union as part of its goal to promote peace, stability and conflict prevention. The aim of the Initiative is to mitigate risks and strengthen an all-hazards security governance in Partner Countries of the EU following a voluntary and demand-driven approach. The EU CBRN CoE is led by the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI), in close coordination with the European External Action Service (EEAS). The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides technical support to Partner Countries, while the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) ensures a coherent and effective national, regional and international cooperation.
 
The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) has a broad mandate to design and implement improved policies and actions in the field of crime prevention and control.  In 2006, UNICRI established the CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) Risk Mitigation and Security Governance Unit to assist Member States to anticipate, assess and mitigate CBRN threats.  In 2022 UNICRI, in cooperation with international partners including the IAP, developed a Prosecutors Guide to Chemical and Biological Crimes. It was fully funded by the European Union with the framework of its CBRN Centres of Excellence Initiative. A second guide, the Prosecutors Guide to Radiological and Nuclear Crimes, has also been developed and will be published in mid-2024. 
 
Using operational case examples, this webinar will consider some of the challenges involved in investigating and prosecuting radiological and nuclear crimes, and also best practice mechanisms that may be used by prosecutors to successfully prosecute these grave offences. It will also review resources that are available to assist prosecutors, particularly the Prosecutors Guide to Radiological and Nuclear Crimes which has been developed by UNICRI.
 
This webinar will be held in English and no interpretation will be provided. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. The webinar is open to all IAP organisational and individual members.
 
This webinar is the second in a series of two webinars which have been developed jointly between the IAP Global Training Academy and UNICRI. The first webinar, on the prosecution of chemical and biological crimes, took place on 11 June at 14:00 hrs CEST. 
 
For more details, please contact Ms. Irina Beridze, Executive Programme Manager of the IAP, at epm@iap-association.org
 
We look forward to welcoming you at the webinar!