The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has donated 200 books on International Law of the Sea and Maritime Law to the Ministry of Justice and Legislation in order to enable the Togolese legal system to better participate in the fight against maritime piracy.
As part of the implementation of the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), this donation is a windfall for Togo to arm itself legally while acts of maritime piracy are surging.
A few months ago and before the receipt of this donation, training sessions with mock trials on maritime piracy were organised involving magistrates, the Maritime Brigade, police officers and the national navy.
According to the Togolese Director of Access to Law and Justice, these works could also be used by other actors, as student preparing their thesis.
Translation of : Togo : le système judiciaire s’arme contre la piraterie maritime