FATF workshop on the role of judges and prosecutors in tackling money laundering and terrorist financing in Europe

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27 March 2018

The FATF, MONEYVAL and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) jointly organised a workshop for judges and prosecutors that focused on their experiences, challenges and best practices in investigating and prosecuting money laundering and terrorist financing and confiscating criminal proceeds. MONEYVAL hosted the event in Strasbourg from 26 to 27 March 2018.

Approximately 100 delegates representing 43 delegations, including anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing expert prosecutors, investigative and trial judges participated in the workshop. These practitioners shared their experiences of the challenges they face during the investigation and prosecution of money laundering and terrorist financing offences and the confiscation of proceeds linked with crime or terror. They also shared examples of how to overcome these challenges and discussed effective mechanisms and good practices.