Police, legal officials learn criminal investigation in Lakes

25 Mar 2013

Police, legal officials learn criminal investigation in Lakes

21 March 2013 - Prosecutors and police investigators must practice skills they have learned from the international community in carrying out their duties, a top government official said today in the Lakes State capital Rumbek.

"Use the skills acquired to fight crime and ensure justice for all," Lakes State Minister of Local Government and Law enforcement Benjamin Makuer Mabor urged 22 participants at the end of a two-day UNMISS-organized workshop.

"It is you who can bring justice and peaceful coexistence of our people by rendering good services," the minister said.

Focusing on criminal investigation procedures for prosecutors and police investigators, the workshop aimed to reduce prolonged and arbitrary detention as well as identify gaps and challenges in their daily work, according to UNMISS team leader Louis Channel Sinbonda.

"We hope to also increase and improve coordination between prosecutors and investigators and identify best practices that can be incorporated in the work of prosecutors and investigators," Mr. Sinbonda said.