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OSCE regional seminar on seizing and recovering the illegal proceeds of drugs and crime

Category
Event
Date(s)
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Subject
Illicit drugs and chemical precursors

Description

The purpose of the seminar, organised by the SPMU in co-operation with UNODC, was to share knowledge, experience and best practices with European jurisdictions on asset forfeitures as a vital part of the war against organized crime and corruption.

Summary

Participants of the Workshop in Vilnius in October 2010 on Comprehensive Co-operation in Synthetic Drug Supply Reduction in Baltic Region underlined that the most effective tool in combating drugs is by undermining the economic well-being of the drug dealer through assets confiscation. However, as no such praxis exists in the East European region, the participants requested a detailed case study in other countries with positive history of assets confiscation at home and abroad.

A three-day training seminar for drug enforcement experts, prosecutors, judges and representatives of the relevant financial institutions from Eastern Europe was held in premises of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator’s Office in Kyiv.

Practitioners from Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine were encouraged to take part in the seminar organised by SPMU jointly with UNODC as a leading organization in combating drugs and crimes. Experts from other participating States with successful history of assets recovery were also invited to share lessons learned in this regard.

Information

Added on
07 Apr 2017
Origin
OSCE / Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit
Type
Seminar
Venue description

Ukraine, Kiev 04070
15, Sagaydachnogo Street
Hotel Riviera on Podol

Organizer
OSCE / Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit, United Nations / UNODC
Participants
Experts, Government officials, International organizations, Law enforcement officers, OSCE staff
Region
Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine
Keywords
search, confiscation, organised crime
Rights
OSCE