Judicial Training in the Andean Countries

Training Activities

In November 2005 and February 2006 UNICRI organized advanced training courses in Bogota, Colombia, for twenty judges and public prosecutors chosen amongst the most highly qualified individuals of the anti-corruption offices of the four Andean countries. Under the supervision of UNICRI, academics, magistrates and officials from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and USA, gave lectures to deepen the knowledge on this issue, especially through a comprehensive analysis of case studies. Moreover, senior representatives of the Organization of the American States (OAS), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Bogota (UNODC) and UNICRI offered technical contributions.

From left to right: PierLuigi Dell'Osso, Public Prosecutor, National Antimafia Bureau, Italy; Mario Iguarán Arana, Attorney General of Colombia; Pedro R. David, Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Judge at High Court of Justice, Argentina, Member of UNICRI Board of Trustees. Opening of the second session of the course, Bogota, February 2, 2006

Follow-up Activities

UNICRI supports the organization of training courses designed on the model of those held within the framework of the Andean Project:

  • Training course organized by the Corte Superior de Justicia de Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia, from 8 to 10 March 2006;
  • Training course organized by the Escuela de la Fiscalia de la Nacion de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia, from 20 to 23 March 2007.

 Publication and Reports

At the beginning of 2007 UNICRI produced a final publication including both lectures and information exchanged during the training courses. The publication has been conceived as a training manual for the organization of future courses at the international, regional and national level.

UNICRI also finalized a technical report for submission to the authorities of the four Andean countries which participated in the Project. The report - drafted by UNICRI with the contribution of magistrates from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru - highlights the needs of practitioners both from the legal and the technical point of view.

Table of Contents of the publication

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