“DEVELOPING INTELLIGENCE INTO EVIDENCE” is a workshop on Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Investigation Techniques for Representatives of the Penal Chain of the UAE.
Organised with the Ministry of Interior of the UAE, the activity gathers some 60 representatives from public prosecution, the FIU, police and the Ministry of Interior, among others.
This constitutes an innovative event conducted under the EU Global Facility’s Justice and LEA components. Cross-functional events are crucial to tackling AML/CFT, as they encompass numerous actors of the financial and investigation penal chain.
“Without intelligence, financial investigations cannot succeed. However, it is crucial for the judiciary and law enforcement agencies to collaborate to turn this intelligence into evidence admissible in court. This is why we are here today, to exchange and share information to ensure the best #cooperation in financial investigations,” said David Hotte, Team Leader of the EU GF during the opening session.
Opening speeches were also delivered by Brigadier Abdulaziz al Ahmed, deputy commander of the federal criminal police at MoI, chair of the national team in charge of money laundering investigations in the UAE, and Dr. Tariq Ahmed Al-Rashed from the Federal Public Prosecution.
Delivered by experts from Ireland and the Netherlands the workshop will cover a number of topics, including:
- – Initial information in an investigation: Sources of initial information and intelligence (private citizens, security services)
- – Sources of initial information and intelligence (private citizens, public services, security)
- – Legislative Evidential and Intelligence requirements
- – Use of intelligence in ML investigations: fictitious case study
- – The seizure, conviction, and non-conviction-based confiscation of assets
- – Asset Recovery – Disclosure in other jurisdictions