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

17 October 2023 - 18 October 2023


17 October 2023
18 October 2023
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Siracusa, Italy
Siracusa, Italy + Google Map

The EU Global Facility on AML/CFT is pleased to announce the launch of the “Final Conference: Legal Approaches to Evidentiary Challenges in Money Laundering Prosecutions and Confiscation Proceedings” in collaboration with the The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights .

Held in Siracusa, Italy on October 17-18, 2023, the event brings together an esteemed group of experts and leaders in the field to address the crucial issues surrounding money laundering prosecutions and the confiscation of criminal proceeds.

Over the span of two days, attendees will engage in a series of thought-provoking sessions starting with a session on the intricacies of Evidentiary Challenges in Prosecuting Money Laundering and Confiscating the Proceeds of Crime.

Session 2 will then feature the unveiling of a significant publication, fruit of a yearlong working process that encompassed a far-reaching study on existing good practice that alleviate the burden of proof in money laundering investigations and asset recovery procedures. This publication is expected to 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.

The following sessions will be dedicated to (i) the exploration of Effective Mechanisms for the Prosecution of Money Laundering, (ii) Effective Mechanisms to Confiscate the Proceeds of Crime, (iii) Asymmetry in Legal Approaches and International Cooperation: Challenges and Best Practices, and (iv) Common Constitutional Challenges to Alternative Approaches to Money Laundering and Confiscation.
The event will conclude with insightful remarks from EU Global Facility Team Leader David Hotte, President of the Siracusa International Institute Jean-François Thony,  and EU Global Facility Key Expert on Justice/CSOs Mamuka JGENTI, summing up what promises to be a valuable and informative conference.

This activity is part of a series of activities organised by the EU Global Facility on AML/CFT and the Siracusa Institute aimed at strengthening international judicial co-operation and the efficient application of existing MLA standards and international instruments by judges and prosecutors.