Up until 2010, the French National School for the Judiciary provided continuing education on international cooperation in criminal matters that was divided into 2 separate levels (level I: principles and practices, level II: specific provisions) with the added inconvenience, other than the risk of repetition and overlapping of subjects, that the level II participants had not always attended level I. Thus, for 2011, it was decided to combine the continuing education on international criminal cooperation into a single 2-module session of 3 days each that would be attended by the same participants during this single session, co-directed by a professor and a judge.
Course teaching method:
The principles of international criminal cooperation, both inside and outside the European Union (the various instruments of cooperation and their practical implementation), will be presented during this cycle as well as the particular mechanisms and their utilization in specific areas (financial crimes, drug trafficking, cyber crime). Finally, a roundtable will attempt to define the possible evolution of international cooperation in criminal matters over the coming years. This session, which is both theoretical and practical, will involved the participation of professors, civil servants or judges in charge of cooperation (French Ministries of the Interior and Justice, Europol, Eurojust, Olaf, Tracfin, National Judicial Customs Service) and judges serving in jurisdictions, who can share their experience in this area.
It is intended for judges as well as prosecutors from the first instance or appeals courts, who are
serving in classic jurisdictions or as specialised interregional judges (JIRS). This session has 2
modules of 3 days, with regular attendance.