ECOWAS moves to harmonise fight against cross-border crime

Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Foreign Affairs and Justice ministers from member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met Friday in Ouagadougou to harmonise the mechanisms and means of fighting trans-border crimes in the sub region.
The standardisation of laws and the functioning of the justice system in each ECOWAS member State, officials said, would lead to ratification of the UN Convention against organised trans- national crime along with its three protocols.
The one-day meeting examined the general community framework for legislative reforms, and measures necessary for the ratification and implementation of the UN instruments, as well as progress on the UN Convention against corruption.

30 november 2001 22:40:00

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