The Executive Director of the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA), Chris Asplen, is in Bratislava, Slovakia on behalf of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) to facilitate the GICNT’s international workshop on the legal frameworks necessary to prosecute crimes involving nuclear threats.
The GICNT is a voluntary international partnership of 86 nations and five international organizations that are committed to strengthening global capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to nuclear terrorism. The GICNT conducts multilateral activities that strengthen the plans, policies, procedures, and interoperability of partner nations. The goal of the workshop is to help participating countries understand the important but complex interconnectivity between individual state terrorism laws and international laws such as the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.
Mr. Asplen has worked with the GICNT previously at the International Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands. In his previous work, he helped develop a mock trial case for the prosecution of a nuclear terrorism scenario and facilitated the three day trial itself.
Based in Washington, D.C., the NCJA is a national voice in shaping and implementing criminal justice policy. As the representative of state, tribal and local criminal and juvenile justice practitioners, the NCJA works to promote a balanced approach to communities' complex public safety and criminal and juvenile justice system problems. Its members represent all facets of the criminal and juvenile justice community, from law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, defense, courts, victim-witness services and educational institutions to federal, state and local elected officials.
NCJA provides training and technical assistance including meeting facilitation to state, tribal and local jurisdictions on a variety of issues. To learn more about NCJA and the services we offer please visit www.ncja.org.