UN Side event on Investigative Interviewing and Associated Safeguards

This side event during UNTOC-COP 10 will be on sharing good practices and advancing the development of international guidelines for interviews of suspects, victims and witnesses for the purposes of criminal investigations, including organized crime.

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UNTOC-COP 10 Side event on Non-Coercive Investigative Interviewing and Associated Safeguards: Developing Guidelines & Advancing Good Practices in Support of criminal investigations of organized crime cases. 

This online event is open to all, but registration is required.

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Discussions will explore the benefits proffered in different jurisdictions by the use of non-coercive, information-gathering interviewing models that are human rights-compliant and evidence-based. 


The side event is part of the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC-COP 10), and is co-sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Vienna. 

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Preliminary agenda


Welcoming remarks


Ms. Candice Welsch, Deputy Director, Division for Operations, UNODC
H.E. Ms. Kjersti Ertresvaag Andersen, Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to the UN and IAEA in Vienna
Ms. Cecile Aptel, Section Chief, Rule of Law and Democracy Section, OHCHR


Panel discussion


Moderated by Barbara Bernath, APT Secretary General

Investigative interviewing in the context of transnational organized crime and the broader issue of police reform, Dr. Ivar Fahsing, Detective Chief Superintendent/NCHR Expert consultant

Prosecutorial point of view on the advantage of non-coercive investigative interviewing and Thai experiences, Mrs. Santanee Ditsayabut, Provincial Chief Public Prosecutor/University lecturer

Developing international guidelines on interviewing: Need for such guidelines and steps ahead. African experience on police reform and the role of civil society in oversight Mr. Sean Tait, Director, APCOF


Questions / Comments from the floor

More information and full programme for UNTOC-COP 10, 12-16 October 2020.

Tags: Investigative interviewing, Universal Protocol, Rule of Law, UN, organisert kriminalitet
Published Oct. 8, 2020 1:38 PM - Last modified Oct. 8, 2020 4:48 PM