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Dr. Mohamed Mattar, Executive Director, and Marina Elefante, Director of Rule of Law Program attended the UNODC Expert Group Meeting on a Model Law on Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems, which took place in Vienna on June 1-3, 2015. Dr. Mattar and Ms. Elefante serve as the drafters of the UNODC Model Law on Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems, which is a technical tool of legislative assistance, designed to assist countries in the enactment or reform of criminal legal aid legislation. The Expert Group Meeting brought together experts in the area of legal aid from different countries to review and discuss the draft Model Law and to share experiences as well as good practices on legal aid laws.
13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice – Clarifying the Definition of Trafficking – Doha, Qatar, April 2015
Findings and Recommendations of the U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons Report 2014: A Discussion with Ambassador Luis C. de Baca