This seminar aims at enhancing law enforcement capabilities in tracking money flow and strengthening legal and administrative measures enabling confiscation of proceeds of the crime.
Organised crime, corruption and money laundering are serious threats to economics, democracy and the rule of law across the world. The OSCE at the field level operates in countries that are particularly vulnerable to these threats due to geographic, political and historic reasons. According to the estimates different forms of trafficking in human beings generate illicit profit amounting to 32 billion US dollars per year. This profit is invested into legal businesses, used for buying real estate, spent on luxurious life or used for corruption and other criminal activities.
Targeting money laundering, through tracing the proceeds of crime is a significant and necessary part of the fight against human trafficking. However, to date, most of the global efforts to stem human trafficking have focused on the crime itself, and not on the proceeds of the crime. There is limited knowledge about the methods used by criminal organisations to launder proceeds of the crime; there is a lack of general awareness and limited law enforcement interagency and international cooperation and coordination.
The target audience for the seminar is police officers who investigate different forms of human trafficking and financial investigators who are involved in the search, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds of the crime.
The seminar is organised as a follow up to the Expert Seminar on Leveraging Anti/Money Laundering Regimes to Combat Human Trafficking held jointly by the OSR CTHB, OCEEA and SPMU, in co-operation with the UNODC, in Vienna in October 2011.
During the seminar, simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Russian.
Please note that the deadline for registration has been extended to 13 July 2012.
The agenda and additional information pertaining to the seminar will be published here in due course.