17 July 1 2008 FRANCE Meeting Summary
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The International Program France July 2008 Guest: MR. ALAIN PIERRE CHARLES SAFFAR Deputy Director, Specialized Criminal Justice, Directorate Criminal Affairs and Pardons, Ministry Justice Paris, FRANCE Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton met with Mr. Alain Saffar its headquarters Washington, DC, July 2008. The Institute International Education arranged Mr. Saffars professional program study, under the auspices the Department States International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Mr. Saffar, the second command the Directorate Criminal Affairs and Pardons (DAGG) the Ministry Justice France, has worked closely with the U.S. regarding extradition requests and the negotiation bilateral and multilateral law enforcement agreements. The professional objectives for his visit the United States were, part: provide understanding the U.S. criminal justice system within the framework the federalist model and the separation powers; introduce the roles and responsibilities key law enforcement and prosecutorial institutions the international, federal, state and local levels and the ways which they cooperate prosecute criminals and deter crime. study relations between the U.S. judicial system and the media; and The International Program Latin America study law enforcement issues relating protecting national security while preserving civil liberties. support the programs objectives, Mr. Fitton was asked discuss Judicial Watchs role ethical and legal watchdog over the U.S. governments legal and judicial systems. set forth its Mission Statement, through its educational endeavors, Judicial Watch advocates high standards ethics and morality our nations public life and seeks ensure that political and judicial officials not abuse the powers entrusted them the American people. Judicial Watch fulfills its educational mission through litigation, investigations, and public outreach. The International Program integral part its educational program. The U.S. Department States country profile reports that relations between France and the United States are active and friendly. France considered Americas oldest ally and today a close partner with the U.S. the war terror.