The training materials cover eight different areas of EU criminal law and are aimed at judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers, as well as other legal practitioners. It is envisaged that they will be primarily accessed by trainers, but legal practitioners can of course make use of the materials themselves. The material provides information on the legislation in force regarding judicial cooperation in criminal matters, the national application of existing EU instruments and the directions in which EU criminal justice is moving.
These seminars were developed by the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) under a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission in 2011-13, during which period eight training activities were delivered in eight EU Member States.
Seminar 5: Asset recovery within the European Union: Council Framework Decisions of 2003, 2005 and 2006 and new developments in this area
Here is the training material of seminar 5 held in Copenhagen:
- Presentation by Petra Jeney: "Overview of the International and European Legislation relating to Asset Recovery"
- Presentation by Virgil Ivan-Cucu: "National responses to Asset Recovery: Institutions, procedures and experiences"
- Presentation by Prof. Thomas Elholm: "Gaps and shortcomings of the current EU regulatory framework. New directions in EU legislation"
- Workshop: Practical issues relating to identification, tracing, freezing and confiscation of assets presented by Yvon Calvet
- Presentation by Pascal Gastineau: "The Camden Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network (CARIN), EU National Asset Recovery Offices (AROs) and Europol’s Role in Asset Recovery"
- European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, Strasbourg – 20 April 1959:
- Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime, Strasbourg – 8 November 1990
- Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism, Warsaw – 8 May 2005
- UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols Thereto – 15 November 2000
- Council Framework Decision of 22 July 2003 on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence
- Council Framework Decision of 24 February 2005 on Confiscation of Crime-Related Proceeds, Instrumentalities and Property
- Council Framework Decision of 24 February 2005 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties
- Council Framework Decision of 6 October 2006 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to confiscation orders
- Council Decision of 6 December 2007 concerning cooperation between Asset Recovery Offices of the Member States in the field of tracing and identification of proceeds from, or other property related to, crime
- Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council, 20 November 2008 - Proceeds of organised crime, ensuring that "crime does not pay"
- Notification received on Council Decision 2007/845/JHA, 20 October 2011
- Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime in the European Union, 12 March 2012
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