• EL PAcCTO promotes prison humanisation in Costa Rica
    Costa Rica / Alternative measures to imprisonment
    EL PAcCTO promotes prison humanisation in Costa Rica

    Senior representatives from the Costa Rican Ministry of Justice and Peace and various European specialists participated in the event organised by the programme on this issue.

    17 de January 2022
  • Brazil creates the Penal Services Schools Network
    Brazil / Penitentiary systems
    Brazil creates the Penal Services Schools Network

    With the support of EL PAcCTO, the Latin American country launches this tool to coordinate the work of prison schools in all Brazilian states and the Federal District

    10 de January 2022
  • What are the views of the networks promoted by EL PAcCTO?
    Europa y America Latina / Redes EL PAcCTO
    What are the views of the networks promoted by EL PAcCTO?

    The development of cooperation networks between European and Latin American countries -around different thematic areas addressed by EL PAcCTO- is a line of action that the programme has been ...

    03 de January 2022
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  • Police Cooperation

    Police Cooperation

    The fight against organised crime is an international challenge because there are no borders and there is no limit on criminals’ imagination when it comes to committing crimes. The overall goal of the Police Cooperation Cooperation of EL PAcCTO is to strengthen the police services responsible ...

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    Police Cooperation
  • Cooperation among Justice Systems

    Cooperation among Justice Systems

    The characteristics of organised crime are its international dimension, its significant economic volume and the complexity of its operations. They are detrimental to the general economy, weaken institutions and cause public insecurity and other social problems. The investigation and prosecution ...

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    Cooperation among Justice Systems
  • Penitentiary Systems

    Penitentiary Systems

    Latin American prisons have a high rate of overcrowding and present a diffuse infiltration of criminal organisations that often transform them into real schools of crime. The general objectives of the Penitentiary Systems component of EL PAcCTO are to improve penitentiary management systems, the ...

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The objective of EL PAcCTO is to provide technical assistance to 18 Latin American countries in the fight against organized crime.    

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  • Greater collaboration and better cooperation between Eurojust and Latin America
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    Greater collaboration and better cooperation between Eurojust and Latin America

    EL PAcCTO has brought together Latin American representatives of justice institutions and members of Eurojust to build trust and develop collaboration mechanisms between the two parties.

  • International cooperation against the new cocaine routes between the two Atlantic shores
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    International cooperation against the new cocaine routes between the two Atlantic shores

    EL PAcCTO programme brings together representatives from the police forces of 14 Latin American countries, the EU, Ameripol, Interpol and the UNODC, to exchange good practices and share information ...

  • An EME to confront human trafficking in Bolivia
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    An EME to confront human trafficking in Bolivia

    EL PAcCTO, together with the Bolivian Police and the Public Ministry of the Andean country, has promoted the constitution of this Specialised Multidisciplinary Team (SMT) that will enable ...

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