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3 Training Cycles on Counter-Financing of Terrorism & Human Trafficking, 02-05/02/21, 07-13/02/21, and 17-19/02/21
April 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
What: Training on Understanding of Counter Terrorism // Counter Financing of Terrorism and Human Trafficking for Magistrates and judges
When: 2-5 February 2021, 7-13 February 2021, and 17-19 February 2021
Where: Mombasa and Naivasha
Who: 22 Judges, 40 Magistrates
The AML-THB project, in collaboration with the Judicial Training Institute (JTI) of Kenya, the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (ODPP), Anti-terror Police Unit (ATPU) and the Joint Counter Terrorism Analysis Center (JCTAC), organized three national training workshop for twenty-two Judges and forty Magistrates. These training workshops were designed for the Judiciary adjudicating terrorism and human trafficking cases. The trainings were to equip the Judges and Magistrates with the threat picture of terrorism, knowledge of the nexus between terrorism and human trafficking and the challenges the prosecution faces in prosecuting these cases. The participants were involved in a plenary session to discuss the matter of conversion of intelligence into evidence that is posing a big challenge for the intelligence officers, investigators and the prosecutors. They were also taken through the effectiveness of the judicial process and integrity of evidence in AML and CFT focused on smuggling and trafficking. This will also ensure the judicial authorities are able to better prosecute and adjudicate money laundering related to human trafficking cases.
The specific objectives of the training were to:
- Promote better understanding of the terrorism and human trafficking and threat in the country
- Better understand the nexus between Terrorism and Human Trafficking
- Outline the role of the court in the multi-agency approach to fight against terrorism
- Give more understanding in the Judicial expectations of admissible evidence in terrorism cases
- Better understand the role of the prosecution services in terrorism cases and the legal framework on terrorism cases in Kenya
- Promote better understanding on the role of the Anti-terror Police Unit (ATPU) and case management
- Better understand the International Perspective on Investigations and Evidence in Human Trafficking Cases
- Explore practical cases and exchange experiences and good practices learning practical lessons
Feedback received informally on the presentations and sessions was very positive and the participants rated the training very highly.
For more on this, please see Newsletter 010