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Regional Conference on Strengthening Judicial Cooperation in the MENA Region

22 March - 24 March

law enforcement AML/CFT


22 March
24 March
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The Regional Conference on ‘Strengthening Judicial Cooperation in the MENA Region: Judges and Prosecutors at the Forefront of AML/CFT’ is the second in a series of joint events co-organised with the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights.

It is organised with the support of the Public Prosecution of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The regional conference should include representatives from Jordan, Palestine, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco Lebanon, Egypt, Libya,Yemen, Sudan, Iraq, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. All countries are members of the MENA-FAFT.
Participants will encompass judges and prosecutors working in AML/CFT, representatives from the respective ministries of Justice, representatives of the Financial Investigation Unit (FIU) from each participating country.

Topics tackled during the conference will include:

  1. What works and does not work for judicial cooperation on AML/CFT matters: A high-level situation analysis for the MENA region
  2. Countering the financing of terrorism: a specific challenge for the MENA region
  3. National strategies to ensure effective investigations and prosecutions relating to anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorist financing (CTF) and counter-proliferation
  4. Best practices for money laundering and financial investigations and prosecutions, and criminal asset recovery
  5. Constitutional arguments as obstacles to judicial cooperation: Contrasting myth and reality
  6. Improving the capacity of investigators and judicial systems to turn intelligence into evidence
  7. International experiences and best practices with governmental and social reuse of confiscated criminal assets
  8. Improving judicial cooperation in the MENA region: listing effective tools