The Judicial Regional Platform of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC, created in 2009) was established by UNODC's Terrorism Prevention Branch and Organised Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch in order to strengthen international cooperation in criminal matters in the regions of the Indian Ocean. Its main objective is to prevent and combat forms of serious crime, such as organised crime, corruption, drug trafficking or terrorism. It is a Network of focal points, who facilitate extradition and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and procedures with the Member States.
IOC helps to strengthen regional cooperation in criminal matters between IOC Member States through annual meetings of the Platform focal points and through facilitating MLA requests. IOC also has tailored-made tools to facilitate the use of international cooperation mechanisms in criminal matters such as compendium of treaties on MLA and Extradition and a practical guide for formulating effective requests.
Members: The Member States of IOC are: Comoros, France (Réunion), Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles.
Further information: For further information please consult the Charte de fonctionnement de la plateforme régionale « Justice » des pays de la COI