Presentation on theme: "CAR PROJECT SERBIA FITZ-ROY DRAYTON CRIMINAL ASSET RECOVERY PROJECT IN SERBIA."— Presentation transcript:
CAR PROJECT SERBIA FITZ-ROY DRAYTON CRIMINAL ASSET RECOVERY PROJECT IN SERBIA
Regular meetings held with the following partners Judiciary Prosecutor’s Office Ministry of Interior – Financial Investigation Unit
Priority issues identified Reviewing legislation and proposing amendments Internal procedures for DMSCA Mutual Legal Assistance Forensic Accounting for financial investigations
Legislation Comments collected by local expert from agencies in Serbia Technical Paper prepared by International expert on comparison with Asset Recovery laws in United Kingdom, European Convention on Human Rights and Rulings of the European Court of Human Rights
Technical paper to be prepared to incorporate all of comments and proposed amendments Suggested that Working Group be established to deal with legislative amendments.
Mutual Legal Assistance Technical paper prepared by local expert for the purposes of collating conventions and information exchange agreements International experts engaged for the purpose of drafting a Mutual Legal Assistance Manual designed for Serbia Scoping mission conducted in December
Work on MLA Manual commenced January 2011 Workshop to take place on 25-27 January Presentation of first draft scheduled for February 2011 Presentation of final draft scheduled for April 2011
Case Management and Accounting Issues of dealing with companies identified as significant problem Asset Recovery Accountants contacted for the purposes of assisting with internal procedures for case management Accounting procedures for assets under management
Forensic Accounting Forensic accounting identified as an issue requiring training Forensic accountants identified to deliver training on forensic accounting in a workshop in March 2011
Software needs Mission to Serbia in December to identify software needs of DMSCA and FIU. Assistance provided to DMSCA and FIU by Council of Europe in preparing proposals Technical paper prepared by international experts after mission in December Proposal to be submitted to EUD to start tender process
Awareness Raising & Training Workshop in Novi Sad Attended by 30 Police, prosecutors, judges Presentations made by CAR Team members; International expert Republican Prosecutor’s Office Judiciary
Directorate for the Management of Seized and Confiscated Assets Ministry of Interior – Financial Investigation Unit Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime
Case study used for practical exercise for an interactive session Feedback by groups and comments by presenters Local presenters used to ensure legacy after the programme Meeting before workshop to discuss and plan workshop format to best suit Serbia
Format to be used for workshops in Nis Kragujevac Belgrade
ECHR Judgements Judgements have been translated.
Establishment of the Steering Committee Establishment of the Co-ordinating Body
Other Activities Conference on “Strengthening regional and transnational co-operation as a precondition for the successful fight against Organised Crime in South East Europe, Belgrade 03-05 October
"Fight Against Corruption - Integrative feedback of domestic and international activities " 15-16 October 2010, Ohrid, FYR, Macedonia Investigative Journalism conference in Novi Sad on 25 and 26 October 2010 Trafficking in Human Beings Conference held in Belgrade on 18 October.
Association of Public Prosecutors and Deputy Public Prosecutors of Serbia Attendance at the Regional Conference of Central and Eastern European and Central Asia “Cooperating Against Corruption” Conference 28 and 29 October in Belgrade
Attendance at the public debate on the Criminal Procedure Code in Belgrade on 25 October 2010 Criminal Procedure Code – public debate 22 November 2010, Belgrade
Trafficking in human beings – RoundTable 29 November 2010, Belgrade Jointly organised by MoJ, MoI, IOM, UNHCR and UNODC RT was dedicated to the discussion on the “Study on criminal law system and jurisprudence in the area of THB”
Attendance at the “Second Workshop on the Implementation of the Law on the Seizure and Confiscation of Assets Deriving from Crime” – 7 December 2010