Conference on Combating Cross-Border Crime

The Embassy of the United States in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Education in Judiciary and State Prosecution organized a Conference on combating cross-border crime between Montenegro and the Republic of Croatia. The conference takes place in Igalo, on April 3 and 4.

In past years, the INL Justice Program in Montenegro organized a series of similar trainings with all the neighboring countries with which Montenegro shares its border. The rationale behind this concept is that organized crime knows no formal boundaries, and in order to fight it, the competent authorities need to take a similar approach, building tight professional cooperation beyond formal procedures.

The relevant officials from the criminal justice area will meet and have an opportunity to discuss different subjects, such as Emerging Trends and New Approaches in the Fight against Cross-Border Crime, Practical Tips on Operational Police to Police Cooperation, and Cross-Border Crime Cooperation with U.S. Authorities. U.S. officials will present examples of best practices in preparing international legal assistance requests including the use of regional and international agreements and institutions.

This conference is an example of continuing efforts in the process of support to the rule of law reform in Montenegro.

People sitting around long tables listening to a presentation