The Seagull: public prosecutors forum facilitated an open dialogue on issues of fight against terrorism


SOCHI, November 11. In Sochi ended the 7th regional conference of the International Association of prosecutors (IAP) on combating terrorism and violent extremism.

On 11 November, the Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chaika has signed with the Prosecutor General of Armenia a program of cooperation between the two agencies for 2015-2017. It provides, inter alia, conduct “round table” on the subject of Prosecutor’s supervision over investigation of criminal cases about corruption and prevention of corruption offenses, including the prosecution. In 2016 it is planned to consult on the issues of extradition and legal assistance in criminal matters and the seminar on supervision of investigation of criminal cases on the facts of human trafficking and illegal migration, in 2017 – seminar on experience exchange in the fight against crimes committed using information technologies.

In addition, Seagull has held bilateral meetings with General prosecutors of Cyprus Constantinos Clerides, the Islamic Republic of Iran Rais-al-Sadati Seyed Ebrahim Seyed, Director of the Bureau of investigation and public prosecution of Saudi Arabia Abdullah al-Sheikh Mohammed, discussing with them issues of interdepartmental cooperation.

Concluding the conference, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation noted that Sochi forum facilitated an open dialogue on issues of concern to the international community, to exchange experience, establish new and strengthen old professional and personal contacts. He thanked all for their active participation in the forum and expressed particular appreciation to the members of the International Association of prosecutors and personally to the President of IAP Gerhard Yarosh for his significant contribution to the strengthening of professional interaction.

The conference in Sochi

The conference gathered more than 120 participants from 35 States and nine international organizations, including UN, OSCE, Council of Europe, SCO. Also present were delegations from the USA, several countries in Latin America, Western Europe, Middle East, Africa, Western and South Asia.

In the framework of the conference discussed conceptual issues concerning new challenges in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism, in particular, the activities of the international terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG), foreign terrorists and terrorists-singles.