September 2021
Highlights
 

Young people facing crime: a stake in their future

News

 

EL PAcCTO participates in the meeting by the Technical Commission of Justice Ministers from Mercosur


We are presented the European Union’s experience relating to the international protection of female witnesses and victims of organised crime. EL PAcCTO is working on a protection order for all cases in the Mercosur area and associated states (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay).

 

Chile and EL PAcCTO, working together against organised crime


At the meeting, the programme followed up on the joint work and activities carried out since 2017: more than 200 activities in which various topics were addressed, such as criminal analysis, international legal cooperation, alternative measures to imprisonment, human trafficking, environmental crime and crime related to cultural assets.

 

 

The Interinstitutional Technical Committees are consolidated as a strategy to fight organised crime


Aware of the need to increase the use of these measures to reduce prison overcrowding, representatives of institutions in the criminal justice system from these three countries have met under the technical coordination of EL PAcCTO to advance in forming the ITCs. This will ensure a more effective management of Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) who belong to organised criminal groups.

 

Operation Link II: fighting against trafficking in medicines


After a year of tackling prescription drug trafficking, the results achieved by Operation Link II were presented at an event attended by over 85 liaison officers at the regional and European levels. This joint action has made it possible to coordinate operations in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama and the Dominican Republic through control bodies such as customs, health services, police forces and ministries of the interior or equivalent, together with judges and prosecutors.

 

 

Advances in the institutional and operational strengthening of the Chilean Gendarmerie


A delegation from the Chilean Gendarmerie, headed by the national director Christian Alveal Gutiérrez and the head of intelligence, Colonel Renán Sepúlveda, along with the EL PAcCTO team, have held a meeting that has resulted in important advances in the fight against Transnational Organised Crime (TOC).

 

Management and treatment of LGBTI+ prisioners in the Argentine Federal Penitentiary System


EL PAcCTO has facilitated the exchange of knowledge between Argentina and the other countries in order to share their experiences and good practices in the field since, according to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the State must assume the obligation of applying the principle of equality and intervene in a meaningful way to guarantee the effective protection of the most vulnerable groups

 

Videos

La hora de EL PAcCTO: Jóvenes y crimen/La hora de EL PAcCTO: Youth and crime

 

Publications

Guía de investigación sobre el tráfico de mercurio en América Latina y la Unión Europea

 

Agenda

30th september

Young people facing crime: a bet on the future

EUROPA Y AMERICA LATINA | LA HORA DE EL PACCTO |

4th-6th october

Regional workshop on environmental crime

LATIN AMERICA | ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES |

5th-7th october

UELLA and CibEL@ Networks Workshop: Cryptocurrencies and Organized Transnational Crime

ECUADOR | INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATION |

6th-8th october

Workshop on human trafficking

LATIN AMERICA | TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS |