EUROJUST - Working with Liaison Magistrates, The EJN

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Areas of Added Value
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Permanent Mutual Legal Assistance Network
Empowered MLA Network
Facilities - Casework Meetings & Conferences
Contact Points
Integrated Approach: Tackling Organised Crime
Voice Influencing Law-Makers & Others
Casework Examples
Permanent MLA Network
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Permanently Based in Premises in The Hague
25 National Members - always available
Clarity, Speed, and Certainty in MLA issues
Resources, staff and equipment
Eurojust has Legal Personality
Empowered Network
• Not just a list of people dealing with MLA
• Eurojust has special powers
• Use powers to ‘encourage’ better MLA
Eurojust’s Powers
• Power to request competent authorities :
– to investigate or prosecute specific acts*
– to accept that one country is better placed to
prosecute than another*
– to co-ordinate with one another
– to set up a Joint Investigation Team
– to provide Eurojust with any information
necessary to carry out its tasks*
Meeting Facilities
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Meeting Rooms in The Hague
Translation Facilities & Security
Experience & brokerage of co-ordination
Strategic Approach - Case Types
Individual Cases
Accommodation
Casework Meetings
• Human Trafficking – 50/60 investigators and prosecutors across
Europe
• Fundamentalist Terrorism – 70 attended from EU and outside
– Senior investigators and prosecutors + Europol
– Senior reps - Switzerland, Liechtenstein and
USA
– Huge potential of this group. Eurojust helps
them to work together to fulfil operational
potential
Specialisms
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Terrorism
Trafficking in Drugs
Trafficking People
European Arrest
Warrant
• Fraud
– Money Laundering
– Fraud EU Budget
• Environmental Crime
• Internet - Cyber crime
• Links to Liaison
Magistrates
Candidate States - Contact Points
• Bulgaria
• Romania
• Turkey
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Pavlina Nikolova
Angela Nicolae
Ceyda Umit
Esin Ozbilgin
Other Countries - Contact Points
• Liechtenstein
• Norway
• Switzerland
– Robert Wallner
– Knut Kallerud
– Maria Schnebli
• USA
• Canada
– Elizabeth Farr
– Elaine Krivel
• Russia
– Pavel Ivliev
• South America
– Almost all states
Integrated Approach to
Tackling Organised Crime
• Cross-border crime needs a whole case approach
• Need for co-ordinated action police investigators
prosecutors and others
• Too often find reasons for not integrating action
• Whatever the systems judicial input is powerful
and necessary for effective results
Police and Judiciary An Integrated Approach
Intelligence
Information
Police and Judiciary An Integrated Approach
Intelligence
Information
Evidence
Police and Judiciary An Integrated Approach
Intelligence
Information
Evidence
Police and Judiciary An Integrated Approach
Intelligence
Confiscation of Assets
Information
Evidence
Influencing Law-Makers
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Annual Report
Recommendations to improve MLA systems
Recommendations to improve MLA laws
Publicity for problems and blockages
Example - Europol links to Eurojust

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