SEEPAG Conference tackling Joint Investigation Teams

On the 9th of May 2024, in Athens, in the framework of the Greek Chairmanship of SEEPAG, took place the 34th SEEPAG Conference, having as topic “Joint investigation teams- Practical implementation and outcomes, latest trends and developments”.

The event gathered prosecutors from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Republic of Türkiye, United Kingdom, United States of America as well as representatives of SELEC, European Judicial Network, Guardia di Finanza, and UNODC ROSEE.

Opening remarks were addressed by the Secretary General of Hellenic Ministry of Justice, Mr. Panos Alexandris, the Deputy General Prosecutor of Hellenic Republic, Mr. Konstantinos Tzavellas, Mr. Panagiotis Maniatis, SEEPAG Chairperson, Mr. Oğuz Serkant Akın, Director General of SELEC and Mrs. Tanja Levajkovikj, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs of SELEC.

During the conference the participants presented their national legislation, cases, various aspects related to the practical implementation of JITs, the benefits of establishing JITs, the outcomes, as well as the problems encountered.