Extradition Workshop – Uganda

The EU Regional Law Enforcement Project in the Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen returned to Uganda for the third round of international co-operation workshops – this time on extradition. In 2010, 74 people were killed and 71 others injured, whilst they watched the World Cup final in Kampala, in a terrorist attack by Al-Shabaab….

Thin Edge of the Wedge

A minor change that begins a major development …… I was in Uganda this past week to review their Mutual Legal Assistance Fiches, Extradition Fiches, International Enquiries Manual and Extradition Guide – as part of a team of experts for the EU Law Enforcement Project in the Greater Horn of Africa. Moving forward, these tools…

Change of Environment

Illegal Mining Ghana is a country with a bountiful supply of minerals – the mining industry of Ghana accounted for 5.7% of the country’s GDP and generated an annual revenue of US$35 billion in 2014. This extraction of minerals comes with a significant environmental impact – predominantly from illegal small-scale miners – known as ‘galamseys’….

The Future of Mutual Legal Assistance in the Commonwealth

I was honoured to present a background paper for the Commonwealth Secretariat at the First Meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Central Authorities and the Commonwealth Network of Contact Persons – held in London on 15-16 February 2018. The paper outlines recommendations to reduce Mutual Legal Assistance delays – through better use of Information Communication Technology…

Launch of iJust Europe

  Ahead of Romania taking the Presidency of the European Union in January 2019 we have opened iJust Europe in Bucharest. We are excited to continue iJust’s collaboration with our European partners and extending our geographical reach.

International Cooperation Working Group – Romania

For the last three days I have co-chaired a working group of Romanian, German, Belgian and Italian Prosecutors as part of a project to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Romanian DIICOT (Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism). The focus has been judicial cooperation in the EU and the development of a practical Handbook…

Tipping Point

With my Ethiopian friends in Uganda – በኡጋንዳ ከሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያዊ ወዳጆቼ ጋር I have spent the last week in Uganda, working with twenty experts from the Greater Horn of Africa, to develop their international judicial cooperation skills. As well as preparing a roadmap for the future of the Greater Horn of Africa International Judicial Cooperation…

About Us

iJust – based in the United Kingdom and Romania – is a network of international justice consultants offering a range of services to enhance the rule of law. The iJust team, and its network of specialists, offer a range of expertise that includes legislative drafting, delivery of community engagement programmes, technical assistance to enhance the…

Publications

United Nations Global compendium for law enforcement, the judiciary and prosecutors to assist with requests to other States for electronic evidence and data from service providers in a joint project with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP): Practical…

Current Projects

EU funded Regional Law Enforcement Project for the Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen – Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda. UNODC  ‘Lawful Access to Digital Data (e-evidence) Across Borders’ Project. EU funded Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Project (ARAP) in Ghana. EuroMed Justice IV with the Southern Partner Countries – Algeria, Egypt,…