The ICRIME project has provided training in locating and recovering assets during criminal proceedings
By sharing experiences the parties can learn from each other, adopt good practices and strengthen institutions. The ICRIME project, financed by the European Union and jointly managed by FIIAPP, organised training on asset location and recovery in criminal proceedings against corruption, drug trafficking and organised crime.
This activity is part of an initiative that uses specific measures to increase effectiveness in preventing, detecting and recovering the international transfer of the proceeds of crime and to strengthen international cooperation in locating and recovering assets. There was a presentation and sharing regarding the work carried out by each country belonging to the SICA to locate, preventively seize and recover assets. Good practices were highlighted during the event to enable states to adopt a proactive approach in international cooperation for asset recovery.
The project involves the participation of the State Attorney General in the Principality of Andorra and the Chief Prosecutor with the Special Unit for Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Crimes of the National Attorney General’s Office in Panama. Each presented a different process model, the first from a country close to the European Union and the second from a SICA country. They addressed issues such as cooperation in matters related to the identification, tracking, location, freezing, seizure and confiscation of illegal funds and assets; the European Union regulations relating to this matter and examples of good practices.
The presentation will inspire recommendations or proposals for the harmonisation and modernisation of national regulations on investigating organised crime, procedural reform and the harmonisation of the legal framework in Central America.