After a long year of travel my last mission of 2019 is complete!
I have been in Vienna for the Central Asia e-evidence training with UNODC, CTED and OSCE. This is the last of our phase 1 trainings – we are proud to say that more than 250 practitioners from 80 different countries have now been trained on how to make preservation, emergency and direct requests to service providers – applying the tools in the Practical Guide to Requesting E-Evidence Across Borders.
In the ten months since the release of the Practical Guide, UNODC has been inundated with requests for information, partnerships and specialized trainings on its use, as well as that of the other tools UNODC offers – this will be the launchpad into phase 2 of the project, where we will draft with in-country experts jurisdiction specific guides, a global e-evidence fiches to assist practitioners with laws and procedures in other states and more curriculum development to expand knowledge across the world.
After being made available for download on 25 February 2019 via UNODC’s SHERLOC Portal, the platform recorded the highest volume of daily users since its launch; 1,500 users on 5 March 2019.
As Masood Karimipour, Chief of the Terrorism Prevention Branch at UNODC, proudly exclaimed in his opening remarks at this Central Asia workshop, “We literally broke the internet!”
Seasons Greetings and here’s to 2020!