The fight against piracy is growing

UNODC hosts event for prosecutors and judges.

The fight against piracy is growing

Togo – The cost of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea for 2014 is estimated at nearly one billion dollars to the international community, according to a survey conducted by the Ocean beyond piracy Program. More than a thousand sailors were attacked and one hundred and seventy (170) removed. Despite this, no pirates were found in this area.

In order to allow a possible trial of these criminals, the United Nations Office against Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in partnership with the Professional Training Centre of Justice (CFPJ) organizes from 6 to 9 July in Lome A training workshop for judges and lawyers place experts Togo and Benin on piracy and maritime crime. This workshop is part of the Global Programme against maritime crime UNODC.

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