The ninth issue of Eurojust News is devoted to joint investigation teams, a judicial cooperation instrument developed for the judicial and law enforcement authorities of Member States as a response to the increasing mobility of organised criminal groups, to enable these authorities to more effectively conduct investigations utilising a common approach. Joint investigation teams (JITs) have been increasingly used and have led to remarkable results in the fight against crossborder crime in the European Union.
This issue provides an insight into the policy and legal context of JITs as well as the support that Eurojust can offer to national authorities when setting up and running a JIT. Successful cases from Eurojust’s experience with JITs are shared and illustrate the added value in the prosecution of crimes such as trafficking in human beings, drug trafficking, fraud and corruption, which constitute priority areas on the European criminal justice agenda.
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