EUROL 3 organized and delivered in close cooperation with the Judicial Training Centre (JTC) a two-day Training on “methodology and skills for drafting rogatory letters”, which was the last module of the Training Programme on International Judicial Cooperation developed within EUROL 2.
The Training was held on 8 – 9 November 2022 in Podgorica, gathering 15 participants from the Basic Courts, the Administrative Court, the Commercial Court, and the Basic and the High State Prosecutor’s Offices. Trainers were Mr. Stefano Opilio and Mr. Antonio Pastore, from the Italian Ministry of Justice.
During the training, special attention was paid to the EU legal framework for international judicial cooperation and to the instruments based on the principle of mutual recognition: European investigation order in the area of mutual legal assistance (MLA) and European arrest warrant in the field of surrender of suspected or convicted persons. These topics were discussed in the practical perspective of drafting successful requests for judicial cooperation and considering such issues in the EU legal framework. The second day was dedicated to practical exercises. The participants worked on two case scenarios and were tasked to draft requests for mutual legal assistance (EIO respectively) and requests for extradition (EAW respectively).
The general evaluation of the training concluded that the participants were fully engaged during both days of the training, that they acquired good knowledge of the main principles governing the requests for MLA and extradition, as well as the methodology of drafting concise and clear requests.