Peter Vincent, director of HSI's Office of International Affairs and the agency's principal legal advisor, represented the
"I would like to thank the Africa Prosecutors Association for their kind invitation once again to participate in this important event," said Vincent. "The Africa Prosecutors Association's leadership, dedication and passion to advance its mission sets a good example for us all."
The meeting, "Strengthening Institutional Capacity of Prosecution Authorities and Agencies in
The APA meeting was a high-level conference, with the participation of ministers, deputy ministers, prosecutors general and their deputies from the African continent, discussing relevant and common issues affecting prosecutorial practices. Other topics discussed included: international criminal law and its implications in
Vincent met with numerous officials, discussing opportunities to further enhance the close working relationships HSI has developed throughout the continent. Vincent also addressed nearly 30 heads of delegation.
"HSI is proud to work with our counterparts throughout
Membership in the APA includes representatives of the following countries:
According to published reports,
HSI's Office of International Affairs coordinates investigations involving transnational criminal organizations and serves as the agency's liaison to counterparts in local government and law enforcement. HSI has 73 offices in 47 foreign countries around the world. HSI attachés direct the offices operations, and their responsibilities include:
· Coordinating investigations with foreign law enforcement counterparts;
· Providing domestic and international offices with investigative case support;
· Providing training and capacity building to foreign law enforcement counterparts; and
· Referring requests from host country agencies to HSI domestic investigative offices.