27 November Tuesday

The 15th International Prosecutors Forum held in Istanbul

15th International Forum for Public Prosecutors, which was organized by General Prosecution Office of the Supreme Court of Appeal of the Republic of Turkey in cooperation with the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Free State of Saxony and the European Commission’s TAIEX Office began in Istanbul on Sunday 25th, 2012.

It is the first time the Prosecutors' Forum, which was held in a non-EU country, Turkey between the 25th -28th November 2012.

This forum will provide general prosecutors and other participants with an in-depth analysis of the  experiences  of  practitioners  of target countries in the area of fight against organized cross-border crime in particular human trafficking, cigarette smuggling and cooperation in prosecuting cross- border crime.

The forum will also provide an overview of  experience and development in countries of the Southern and South East European Neighbourhood in the field of trafficking in human beings.  Issues of online gambling and fraud in sports will also form the part of the conference.

A lot of crimes from cigarette smuggling to human trafficking to those committed digitally will be discussed with their international dimensions at the forum to be hosted by the Court of Appeal Republican Chief Prosecutor's Office.

Libya, Tunisia and Egypt which have not attended the previous forum are also going to participate in this event upon Turkey's invitation. A large number of jurists from more than 30 countries, including the Greek Cypriot Sector of Cyprus, Israel and Armenia, attended the forum.

Pierre Cornu, an EUFA lawyer, who stayed in Turkey for a while within the framework of the match-fixing scandal investigation, will arrive in Istanbul again for the forum.

Participant Countries

Albania,  Bulgaria, Cyprus, Chech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia,  Germany, Austria, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Russia, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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