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Ministry of Justice Organizes Workshop on Link between Organized Crime and Terrorism

Nouakchott,  25/10/2021
The Ministry of Justice in cooperation with the United Nations Program against Drugs and Organized Crime and the Regional Institute for Crime and Justice Research and funded by the Federal Republic of Germany, opened Monday in Nouakchott, A national training workshop on the interrelationship between organized crime and terrorism.

This five-day workshop aims to train judges and security men from various security and military sectors on dismantling the link between terrorism and organized crime and enabling national security agencies to confront the various risks and threats posed by organized crime and terrorism.

The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Mohamed Ould Ahmed Aïda, affirmed, in a speech on the occasion, that Mauritania had early involvement in international efforts to fight the terrorism and had taken new measures to combat the phenomenon that included several axes, the most important of which is the preparation of a legal system in line with international conventions, and the establishment of poles in the judicial system specialized in Combating terrorism and developing a strategy that takes into account the rule of law and respect for rights and freedoms, while establishing a culture of dialogue and tolerance.

He added that the government, under the directives of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, focused its efforts on addressing the causes that lead to crime and delinquency by eliminating social and economic disparities such as fighting poverty, fragility and ignorance.

On her part, Assistant Director of the Regional Institute for Crime and Justice Research, Ms. Chiara Bologna, explained that her organization has developed tools in several languages to be used in enhancing capacities and many people and politicians have benefited from them, noting that these tools have proven that regional changes and links were important for Africa due to the vastness of the continent and its diversity.

As for the German Ambassador, Ms. Isabel Henin, she confirmed that this workshop will enable work and exchange of information with experts on best practices in this field, and knowledge of the policies used to confront these phenomena.

That is why the German diplomacy adds, "We support the strengthening of the capabilities of the security forces that fight this phenomenon through various programs. We also support the criminal judicial systems in the Sahel to combat terrorism and organized crime."
Last modification : 26/10/2021 11:21:19