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UNODC Promotes Regional Mutual Legal Assistance Network

July 17, 2012
As crime becomes increasingly transnational in nature, national prosecution and law enforcement authorities are required to act cooperatively beyond their national borders. One of the most important legal tools enabling national authorities to counter transnational crime is Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA), which has been a focus of the UN through a series of recently developed legal conventions on crime. To explore MLA measures with Member States, UNODC Regional Centre of East Asia and the Pacific (RCEAP) organized a workshop in Bangkok, titled "Senior-level Workshop on Mutual Legal Assistance in East Asia and the Pacific".