Strengthening the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear safety culture through training programs discussed at the NIJ

04. 04. 2024

The meeting of the ad Interim Director of the National Institute of Justice, Adrian Cerbu, and the ad Interim Prosecutor General, Ion Munteanu, took place at the National Institute of Justice, with the South East and Eastern Europe coordinator of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Risk Mitigation Program from the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), Talgat Toleubayev, and with the technical assistant from the EU CBRN CoE Initiative, Jumber Mamasakhlisi.

The meeting organized on Thursday, April 4, 2024, was also attended by Ecaterina Popa, Head of the training and research Department of NIJ, Olga Marandici, Head of the international relations Unit of NIJ, and Roman Eremciuc, Prosecutor for special missions from the Prosecutor General's Office.

The dialogue focused on the perspective of including in the training process of NIJ beneficiaries, especially prosecutors different training activities to strengthen their professional capacities in the field of CBRN crime, including theoretical courses, practical exercises, workshops, mock trials, and training of trainers sessions.

Two guides developed within the framework of the European Union's chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear research program, aimed to provide prosecutors with an overview of current and emerging challenges related to the deliberate use of CBRN materials and agents were also presented. At the same time, these guidelines detail the tools and technologies needed in the investigation process, being proposed recommendations to support the success of trial and judgment in such cases.