European Union's Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust)

Source: Europa Nu.

The EU's Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust) supports judicial coordination and cooperation between national authorities in combating serious organised crime affecting more than one EU country.

What it does

Eurojust helps EU countries combat serious organised crime involving more than one EU country by:

  • coordinating investigations & prosecutions involving at least 2 countries
  • helping to resolve conflicts of jurisdiction
  • facilitating the drafting and implementation of EU legal instruments, such as European Arrest Warrants and confiscation and freezing orders.

To do this, Eurojust:

  • holds coordination meetings
  • funds & provides expert input into joint investigation teams (JITs)
  • organises coordination centres.

Eurojust also hosts the Secretariats of the European Judicial Network, the Joint Investigation Teams Network and the Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (Genocide Network).