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Webinar: An Operational Perspective on Prosecuting Environmental Crime

Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024 - Wednesday 24 April 2024


All organisational and individual members of the IAP are invited to join us for a webinar organised jointly by the International Association of Prosecutors Global Training Academy and the United Nations Environment Programme on An Operational Perspective on Prosecuting Environmental Crime.
The UN Environment Programme is the global authority that sets the environmental agenda and promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimensions of sustainable development with the UN system.
This webinar will provide case examples to outline some of the challenges and solutions experienced in the prosecution of environmental crimes and will also consider the need to effective international cooperation to tackle this offending behaviour. 
Webinar:          An Operational Perspective on Prosecuting Environmental Crime
Date / time:     13:30 hrs Central European Time (CET), Wednesday 24 April 2024
Speakers and presentation titles:
1.  Teerat Limpayaraya, Provincial Public Prosecutor, Department of Investigation, Office of the Attorney General, Thailand
Title: Combatting wildlife and waste trafficking through legal responses: Thailand’s challenges
2.  Marilé Van Heerden, Senior State Advocate, Director of Public Prosecutions in Johannesburg, National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa
Title: A glimpse of illicit rhino horn trade in South Africa
3.  Blas Matias Michienzi, Head prosecutor in charge of the First Instance Prosecutor's Office for Criminal, Contravention and Misdemeanors, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Title: Environmental prosecutors in Latin America: Progress and challenges in the region.
4.  Aphrodite Smagadi, Legal Officer, Montevideo Coordination and Delivery Programme, UN Environment Programme
Facilitator: Shenaz Muzaffer, General Counsel, International Association of Prosecutors
This one-hour 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 of two webinars that have been jointly developed between the IAP and the UNEP.
For more information, please contact Ms. Irina Beridze, Executive Programme Manager of the IAP, at epm@iap-association.org.