Final Conference on “Legal approaches to evidentiary challenges in money laundering prosecutions and confiscation proceedings”


From October 17 to 18, 2023,  the Siracusa International Institute and the EU AML/CFT Global Facility organized the Final Conference of the project on “Assessing the scope and effectiveness of innovative legal approaches to money laundering investigations and asset recovery” to officially launch the final project’s report titled “Legal Approaches to Evidentiary Challenges in Money Laundering Prosecutions and Confiscation Proceedings: A Constitutional Review”. This conference brought together a diverse range of experts, including former judges, prosecutors, and constitutional court officials, providing a unique opportunity to learn from their experiences and insights while seeking innovative legal solutions to combat money laundering and asset confiscation.

During the first day of the conference, participants discussed evidentiary challenges in prosecuting money laundering and confiscating illicit proceeds, common constitutional challenges to alternative approaches to money laundering and confiscation, as well as effective prosecution mechanisms. The second day of the conference addressed effective confiscation mechanisms and also explored asymmetry in legal approaches and international cooperation.