INHOPE Law Enforcement Conference "Building Collaboration"
Over 80 participants from around the globe met at the INHOPE Law Enforcement "Building Collaboration" Conference which was held in Helsinki 3rd & 4th September 2009. Expert speakers gave presentations on “International Operations”, “Cross Border Assistance and “the Legal Process in obtaining Evidence across Borders”. Each Plenary session was followed by 3 breakout sessions, moderated by a speaker and assisted by an INHOPE staff member.
Participants included INHOPE Hotlines from both inside and outside the EC, national Law Enforcement Agencies from around the world, INTERPOL and EUROPOL, leading prosecutors in the areas of child exploitation, Government, Industry experts and Child Welfare advocates. The overall objective of this meeting was about building collaboration between Law Enforcement and Hotlines. It achieved this objective initially through cementing personal relationships which will then make the exchange of information easier through formalised relationships.
Source: Mr Adrian Dwyer for INHOPE Members' newsletter