Six participants from the General Administration for Borders and Crossings (GABC) and the relevant border agencies took part in a three-day-training entitled “Investigations on Cross-Border Crimes” at the Judicial Training Institute in Amman, Jordan. The training which was held on 2-4 December, aimed at developing knowledge and improving skills in encountering serious crimes with cross-border dimensions.
As part of the training, participants received an introduction to cross-border crimes and laws regulating them. The two judges from the Judicial Training Institute covered a wide range of codes, procedures and relevant legal frameworks before presenting comparative models of prosecution procedures in investigating cross-border crimes in neighbouring countries.
The training was provided by EUBAM Rafah and was a good opportunity for GABC representatives to learn about the powers of public prosecution as well as the required operational responses to cross-border crimes and threats.
The European Union Border Assistance Mission at the Rafah Crossing Point – code name EUBAM Rafah – was launched in November 2005 to monitor the operations of the border crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, after Israel and the Palestinian Authority concluded an Agreement on Movement and Access on 15 November 2005.
European Union Border Assistance Mission in Rafah (EUBAM in Rafah)