The last EU Mutual Legal Assistance workshop of the year has produced a Fiches for Djibouti on evidence collection and use of Special Investigation Techniques for Requesting States.
Over a week, key Djiboutian stakeholders from the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gendarmerie, Investigative Judges and Prosecutors – plus an expert from the French Ministry of Justice – completed this comprehensive Fiches.
A collective effort to produce a tool that can now be used by practitioners in the region via the online portal.
As the sun sets for activities this year, the project can reflect on Fiches also completed for Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda – and – Mutual Legal Assistance Manuals finalised in all the focus States.
The project has achieved its first stage – to ensure all practitioners in the Greater Horn are informed of local laws and procedures in neighbouring States to advance Mutual Legal Assistance.
With Single Points of Contact identified – the project moves onto greater ambitions for enhanced operational cooperation, consistent Mutual Legal Assistance legislation in all States and the dream of an AfriJust!
Here’s to next year and more joint working in the region.