3rd Meeting of the High Level Experts Working Group – Jordan


From 25 to 27 October 2022, in close cooperation with the EU Global Facility on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (EU GF-AML/CFT), The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (SII) is co-organising in Aqaba, Jordan, the third session of its expert working group.
The sessions focus on “Assessing the scope and effectiveness of innovative legal approaches to money laundering (ML) investigations and asset recovery”. The results of the expert working group shall provide a valuable resource for the work of relevant global and regional institutions (e.g. FATF, FSRBs, EU and UN relevant structures etc.), as well as national authorities and justice sectors.
President of SII, Jean-François Thony, said: “Building on successful experiences and solutions which already exist around the world is essential. Numerous countries have introduced legal mechanisms to increase the performance of confiscation measures, and we should share these good practices with countries where they do not exist. These countries do not need to reinvent the wheel to be more effective in confiscating criminal assets: by learning about existing mechanisms and how other countries have used them in a way compatible with fundamental rights, they can choose the most appropriate approach and adapt it to their national context.”