On November 12th and 13th, 2020 State Police organized an online seminar “Criminal law norm and criminal procedure interpretation methodology peculiarities: methods of interpretation and application”.
The goal of the seminar was to give its participants theoretical and practical knowledge, academic findings and practical techniques in the field of economic crime investigation about criminal law norm interpretation methodology peculiarities and on the methods of their interpretation and application.
The seminar was attended by 180 people, among them were participants from the State Police structural units of Economic Crime Bureau (ENAP), Organized Crime Bureau (ONAP), State Police College (VPK), regional unit representatives and others, the seminar was also attended by prosecutors from the Prosecution Office, representatives from the State Revenue Service (VID), the Ministry of Justice and Latvian courts.
During the seminar lecturers provided lectures in video format, written discussions were also widely used.
Best specialists in Latvia in the fields of criminal law and criminal procedure were present as experts. The lecturers were both from the academic and the practical field, namely prosecutors from Prosecutor General’s Office, lawyers and representatives of courts. This seminar about economic crime investigation problems was organized within the framework of European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 programme “International Police Cooperation and Combating Crime” project No EEZ/VP/2020/1 “Support to the State Police for increasing effectiveness and quality of economic crime investigation in Latvia”. The aims of this project are efficient economic crime prevention and combating. With the help of this project, the State Police wants to achieve a faster and better quality of pre-trial investigation of economic crimes and better quality documentation for the prosecution process. More seminars, workshops and conferences will continue to be organized within this framework.
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