The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights and the EU AML/CFT Global Facility are proud to launch the Expert Working Group on Scoping and Methodology on ‘Legal innovations against money laundering and asset recovery.
This initial meeting – held on December 2 and 3 in Siracusa – gathered for the first time the Expert Working Group on Scoping and Methodology to assess the scope and effectiveness of innovative legal approaches to money laundering investigations and asset recovery.
This group comprised leading criminal law academics, constitutional law specialists, Constitutional Court Judges and AML/CFT practitioners, who will work on a far-reaching study on the scope and effectiveness of innovative legal approaches to money laundering investigations, including criminal, civil and administrative legal approaches to asset recovery.
In this kick-off meeting, the working group began the assessment of the scope of the study by taking part in two “tour de table” sessions where experts had the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience about such innovations in their home jurisdictions.
At the end of the meeting, the experts endorsed the document stipulating the topics and methodology of the research project ahead on innovative approaches to financial investigations. The Expert Working Group will now start working on the research project, with the next meeting slated for April 2022 in Bucharest, Romania.