Nairobi, 5 April 2010 (Somalilandpress) – IGAD Wide Training of Trainers Meeting on IGAD Conventions, which is mutual legal Assistance and Extradition, was held in Nairobi, Kenya from 23-25 March 2010.

The training was initiated by ICPAT in collaboration with Center for Global Counter Terrorism Co-operation (CGCTC) with financial support of Danish Government.

It was noted that the IGAD region was targeted by Organized Crimes. The prevalence of porous borders and traditional cross border ties exacerbate illegal activities across borders. It was pointed out that the Somali Pirates are increasingly becoming innovative with new funding techniques.

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It was also noted that IGAD member states have not fully incorporated and ratified all the UN resolution yet.

Presentations were made on the IGAD wide Extradition and MLA conventions by ICPAT, UNCTED, CGCTC, Amicus Consult and Experts from Kenya Law Society.

Source: ICPAT