CILC is looking for a Short term expert, Legal Officer – Prosecution
The deadline for requesting further information and to show interest in the request is 12 April 2013. Contact person is Eric Vincken, email@example.com
Terms of Reference (Legal Officer – Prosecution)
Short Term Expert:
Field of Expertise: International Legal Cooperation
Within the framework of the IPA Regional Programme 2010, the European Commission (Directorate-General Enlargement) has provided a € 5.000.000,– Grant to a consortium consisting of the German Development Cooperation (lead partner; www.giz.de), and the Netherlands Center for International Legal Cooperation (www.cilc.nl) for the implementation of the project „Fight against organised crime and corruption: Strengthening the Prosecutors‟ Network‟ (EuropeAid/ 130729/ACT/Multi).
The Project covers the countries of the Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo*, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
The Project started in November 2011 with the overall objective to improve and promote cross-border and international judicial cooperation in the Beneficiaries to investigate and prosecute cross-border crime, in particular organized crime and corruption. Specific objective of the Project is to strengthen the operational capacity and capabilities of the General/State Prosecutors’ Offices in the Beneficiaries to prosecute and investigate cross-border organized crime and linked cases of economic and financial crime and corruption.
Within the Description of Action (188.8.131.52) it is foreseen to identify obstacles and promote best practice on Joint investigation teams (JIT) by preparing a working document on JIT. To realize this it is foreseen to:
- Assessment of the applicable provisions regarding establishment of JITs within the Beneficiaries in purpose to consider whether this legislation itself needs changes/improvements, whether or not it enables the Beneficiaries to establish efficient JITs.
- Assessment of the applicable EUROJUST and EJN rules regarding involvement of Beneficiaries from the aspect of establishing a JIT (what can be done under applicable rules, what is actually being done).
- Identify problems within the Beneficiaries based on already undertaken workshops and seminars and the findings made there. Are they working in JITs, are they initiating JITs, are JIT’s being used efficiently and reasonably?
- Make recommendations for changes of legislations or just for the way of dealing with the existing laws.
- Create a manual for Beneficiaries, including the template of the agreement and steps how to set up a JIT by preparing amendments to the EUROJUST JIT manual.
2. Mission of the expert
To realize named activities, the expert will carry out following mission:
|Task||When||Expert days||Per diems||Flights||Comments|
|1||Assessments of applicable laws and rules of EUROJUST, EJN and with the beneficiaries||March, April 2013||10||The texts are available on Internet and can be requested at the project management.|
|2||Attending the seminar in Slovenia in MNE – RESPA||September 2013||3||3||1|
|3||Drafting a report||May – June||7||If country visits become necessary, it can be agreed with the Project Management and after the contract is amended|
|4||Preparation of the Manual based on the EUROJUST JIT manual||July – September||10|
|5||Presentation of the Manual in a related event||tbd||3||3||1||Will be determined in connection with a major event of the project|
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence