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Pakistan Guide

With Pakistan still in the grey-list following the last FATF plenary in October 2020 – I hope the publication of their Guide for the Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing – will contribute to their continuing efforts for FATF compliance. The Guide was produced with the Research Society of International Law…

Practical Guide 2.0

For the last three days I have been part of the UNODC team presenting the next draft of the Practical Guide for Requesting E-Evidence Across Borders or the Practical Guide 2.0 In our changed world – requests for e-evidence will inevitably increase as cyber criminals take advantage of increased online activity. For example, UNODC highlighted…

Making Training by WhatsApp Possible!

Whilst many of us are more comfortable using Zoom, WebEx, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams – plus many other similar platforms – I must admit I was more than a little sceptical about the possibility of conducting training over WhatsApp? For the last two weeks, I have been facilitating training for UNODC on requests for e-evidence…

The Game Changer (Soon) In Play!

The Agreement on Access to Electronic Data for the Purpose of Countering Serious Crimes (‘Agreement’) signed between the U.S. and U.K. on 3 October 2019, allows for direct requests to be served on service providers in each country for the production of data. The Agreement was certified to the U.S. Congress by the U.S. Department…

The Future

Update 30 April 2020: No one could have expected, when I prepared my paper on the future of Mutual Legal Assistance for the Heads of Central Authorities in the Commonwealth, the devastation of the global Covid-19 crisis. As we now increase our use of virtual meetings through Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting and more – we…

New Frontier

I have always been an advocate of online training – pre-Covid-19 this was more to reduce my carbon footprint – now we all need to be advocates for virtual capacity building. As health remains our priority, using more online technology is our reality. Today, I was part of the UNODC team presenting the Train-the-Trainer Module…

Cyber Challenge

The Commonwealth Secretariat project ‘Strengthening of International Cooperation in Cybercrime Investigations’ culminated this week with awards being presented by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, to Canada, Mauritius, Scotland and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with the fifth winner being presented their award by the Fijian President. This Commonwealth project, supported by the Government of the United Kingdom,…

Bangladesh 2020

A World Bank report in 2018 stated that, “…in the last 10 years, the average traffic speed in Dhaka has dropped from 21 kilometres per hour (kmph) to 7 kmph, and by 2035, the speed might drop to 4kmph, which is slower than the walking speed.” I can confirm that the 4 kmph may already…

We Broke the Internet!

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…

Watchful Eyes

It was a privilege to be at the Siracusa International Institute for the delivery of practical training on international judicial cooperation for the EuroMed Justice Project. I was invited to present to Judges and Prosecutors from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and Palestine on Joint Investigation Teams (JIT), Anti-Money Laundering and accessing E-Evidence…