Director of Military Prosecutions attends high-level UN meetings on national terrorism prosecutions

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Colonel Bruce MacGregor, Director of Military Prosecutions and Co-Chair of the International Association of Prosecutors’ Network of Military Prosecutors, was at UN Headquarters in New York on April 9-10, 2018 for high-level expert meetings on “Bringing terrorists to justice before national courts: developing guidelines to facilitate the collection of information and evidence by military and other relevant criminal justice actors within a rule-of-law framework”.

The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, acting in collaboration with the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and within the framework of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Working Group on Legal and Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism, has launched a project that aims to strengthen criminal justice responses to terrorism by enhancing the role of the military in supporting the collection, sharing, and use of information and evidence.

The Network of Military Prosecutors (NMP), which was officially launched at the 22nd International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) Annual Conference in September 2017, embraces prosecutors from the military and the civilian justice systems and is available to all members of the IAP dealing with military criminal cases, including prosecutors belonging to organizational members. The network has been growing steadily, welcoming new members from Italy, Israel, Romania, Spain and Greece, and is continuing to reach out to civilian prosecution services that are dealing with military criminal cases as well as The International Society for Military Law and the Law of War.

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