Juan Carlos Buitrago Arias Victor Guerra Maurício Vieira Claudette Vernot

Landscape in Latin America of Interinstitutional Cooperation against illicit trade. Are we reaching a positive goal?

A Talk by Maurício Vieira , Brig. Gen Juan Carlos Buitrago Arias , Claudette Vernot and Victor Guerra PhD, M.Sc., LL.M

About this Talk

This panel will address the importance of inter-institutional cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean to combat illicit trade. It will bring together representatives of both public and private sector, as well as diverse professional backgrounds (lawyers, investigators, academics, public officers). They will discuss best practices and lessons learned to strengthen collaboration between public and private sectors to face the challenges posed by this criminal phenomenon. Multidisciplinary approaches and innovative strategies to prevent and combat illicit trade will be explored. The panel will highlight the importance of a joint and coordinated response, addressing both the legal, social and economic aspects of this problem in the region.

19 October 2023, 02:30 AM

02:30 AM - 03:45 AM

About The Speakers

Maurício Vieira

Maurício Vieira

University for Peace

Head of the Chair on Countering Illicit Trade and Preventing Transnational Organized Crime.


Juan Carlos Buitrago Arias

Brig. Gen Juan Carlos Buitrago Arias

Brigadier General (R-PNC), Policía Nacional de Colombia


Claudette Vernot

Claudette Vernot

Director and Attorney in Law, Estrategia Juridica

A Colombian lawyer expert in the fight against illegal trade. Chair of the INTA Anti-counterfeiting Committee. Coordinator of training in LA&C and Project Partner of Strategos BIP.


Victor Guerra

Victor Guerra PhD, M.Sc., LL.M

Senior Counsel ITP LA&C/USA, Philip Morris International - Coltabaco

International lawyer and speaker with over 30 years of professional experience. Author of specialized international, economic, and comparative law topics. HLS 99'. Board Member of the ICC Institute for World Business Law.