UN and OAS hold workshop on terrorism and financing in St. Kitts

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A specialized workshop on the “Prevention and Fight Against Terrorism and its Financing” for the Caribbean sub-region is currently underway in St. Kitts.

The February 9-12 meeting that is focusing on the legal framework and mechanism of international cooperation is being held under the joint
auspicies of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Organization of American States, through its Inter-American Committee against Terrorism.

During the 4-day workshop, participants will discuss their respective countries’ experiences in the ratification and implementation of the universal and regional framework against terrorism and its financing.

In light of the Caribbean being used as a trans-shipment center, this sub-regional event will attract the participation of judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers, as well as expert representatives from throughout the Organization of East Caribbean States. (OECS)

In this connection, delegates will also elaborate on the legislative advances within their individual countries with specific reference to their experiences
in their fight against terrorism and related criminal offences.

The delegates will also share their national experiences in the investigation and prosecution of acts of terrorism. Attention will be given to terrorist financing and the legal officials will address issues such as interdiction and investigation of Cross Border Smuggling of cash and goods through informal networks.

The agenda will also include dialogue on good practices and regional and international cooperation efforts in criminal matters. OECS member countries current legislation on terrorism and related issues will also be highlighted.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism have joined forces to promote cooperation among countries in the hemisphere in the “Prevention and Fight Against Terrorism and its Financing.”