Workshop on terrorism, criminal offences in the field of terrorism and connections with organised crime

training on Terrorism

Workshop on terrorism, criminal offences in the field of terrorism and connections with organised crime

PAMECA V in close cooperation with Italian High Judicial Council Technical Assistance Project, EURALIUS V and School of Magistrate organised a workshop on terrorism, criminal offences in the field of terrorism and connections with organised crime. There is a clear connection over the role of organised crime plays in the commission of terrorism and terrorist acts. Various studies have examined how criminal and terrorist groups engage in mutually beneficial activities and seek to look more broadly at the larger social environments and networks in which terrorist and organized criminal groups operate. PAMECA Long-term Expert on Organised Crime highlighted that terrorism is a global phenomenon that is complicated to be defined and explained, therefore the organisation of such workshops is helpful for the judges and prosecutors who investigate, prosecute and adjudicate terrorism related offences.

Mr Rosario Aitala, Judge at International Criminal Court, provided a well-detailed picture of terrorism mainly focusing on the historical aspect of terrorisms, typology, criminological patters, legal models and classification of terrorism related offences. He also pointed out the difficulties and efforts of numerous countries to face terrorism from a legal point of view and in trying to have an international legal framework on this global phenomenon. Mr Rosario draw a comparison between organised crime and terrorism, and the difficulties encountered in distinguishing them due to their peculiarities. Various examples of concrete cases on terrorist acts were introduced during his presentation.

Mr Klodian Kurishi, Judge at the Special Court against Corruption and Organised Crime, through a practical case, introduced various hurdles, challenges and lessons learnt by Albanian magistrates. Lack of experience in prosecuting and adjudicating cases related to terrorism was stressed during his presentation. He underlined the necessity to have a wide and all inclusive domestic legal framework, and above all the prerequisite to comply with international standards and framework. Whereas, Ms Liljana Olldashi, Judge at the Special Court against Corruption and Organised Crime, brought into focus the acts of terrorist intention as per Albanian legislation and enriched the topic with some practical cases.

Mr Ezio Gaetano, First Leader of the Italian State Police, introduced Italian approach and experience in the link between terrorism and organised crime. Classification of terrorist groups, their profiles and criminal background, features of terrorist groups in Italy, and their evolution were some of the issues introduced to the target group. He also described the responsible law enforcement institutions and dedicated structures involved in the fight against terrorism in Italy.

The workshop was attended by about 20 judges and prosecutors of general jurisdiction and Special Prosecution and Court against Corruption and Organised Crime, who were involved in lively and professional discussions.

The necessity to have a wide and all inclusive domestic legal framework, and above all the prerequisite to comply with international standards and framework. Whereas, Ms Liljana Olldashi, Judge at the Special Court against Corruption and Organised Crime, brought into focus the acts of terrorist intention as per Albanian legislation and enriched the topic with some practical cases.

Mr Ezio Gaetano, First Leader of the Italian State Police, introduced Italian approach and experience in the link between terrorism and organised crime. Classification of terrorist groups, their profiles and criminal background, features of terrorist groups in Italy, and their evolution were some of the issues introduced to the target group. He also described the responsible law enforcement institutions and dedicated structures involved in the fight against terrorism in Italy.

The workshop was attended by about 20 judges and prosecutors of general jurisdiction and Special Prosecution and Court against Corruption and Organised Crime, who were involved in lively and professional discussions.