On 9 March the second “7 Steps to Case Building” workshop was open in Dar Es Salaam. Gerard Martin from Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales said in his opening remarks; “the workshop is an opportunity to build trust between these key stakeholders and to strengthen their professional and legal skills”. The aim of the course is to improve capacity of the Tanzanian Investigators, Prosecutors and Judiciary to investigate and prosecute complex and organised crime.
The workshop is funded by British High Commission Dar es Salaam and presented in partnership with the Tanzanian Judiciary, Attorney General Chambers of Tanzania, Tanzanian Police and the President’s Office. The first workshop took place in Arusha on 5-6 March, 2015.
The workshop is interactive and has been designed for experienced criminal justice practitioners involved in complex criminal cases. The courses aims to build greater police and judicial co-operation and strengthen how investigators, prosecutors and judges analyse evidence and make independent decisions to arrest, charge and adjudicate trials.
The UK remains committed to assist with tackling organised crime and the rule of law, in Tanzania including the growing drug trafficking problem, poaching and organised crime associated with this.
The UK Justice system is very similar to that of Tanzania, which provides a good opportunity for the delegates to share experiences with UK Trainers to help build capacity in the most effective way. Lindsey McNally and Gerry Martin, delivering the course, are both UK Lawyers from the Crown Prosecution Service. Lindsey is based in Dar Es Salaam and Gerry has travelled from London to deliver the course and share their experiences with the delegates.