Combating corruption and organised crime in the Western Balkans through strengthening regional cooperation in asset recovery
Over 100 judges, prosecutors and other experts from the Western Balkans attend the conference on recovery of illegally obtained assets
Sarajevo, March 15, 2023 ― Over 100 judges, prosecutors, professors and other experts from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Italy gathered today in Sarajevo for the conference "Effective Asset Recovery in the...
100 future judges and prosecutors from North Macedonia learn about the importance of asset recovery in the fight against corruption and organised crime
On 2nd of March in Skopje, the AIRE Centre and the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative, in cooperation with the Academy of Judges and Public Prosecutors in North Macedonia, held a training for judges and prosecutors about asset recovery, the process of depriving...
Albanian judges and prosecutors improve knowledge on asset recovery
Tirana, 02.03.2023. - On 27th and 28th of February, the AIRE Centre and the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative, in cooperation with the Albanian School of Magistrates, held a training in Tirana for judges and prosecutors in Albania about asset recovery, the process...
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Combating Corruption in the Western Balkans: strengthening regional cooperation in the field of asset recovery
Effective implementation of the legislation is impossible without sharing knowledge and experiences. Both AIRE Centre and RAI have put that as a top priority bringing together judges, prosecutors and other experts working in the field of asset recovery. These efforts led to recognising the need to establish the Asset Recovery Platform.
Effective implementation of domestic legislation and international standards is a crucial aspect of the fight against crime and plays an important role in building public confidence in both national and international institutions. The AR Platform is a tool designed for practitioners, but it is hoped that the Platform will also be of use to academics, decision-makers, journalists and students to access resources, news and updates on the latest developments relevant to the region.
The AR Platform is set to:
facilitate communication and exchange of good practice amongst asset recovery practitioners
provide access to guides and other resources
become an advocacy tool fostering ideas and initiatives to strengthen the rule of law and fight organized crime and corruption.
Through this platform, we want to secure greater outreach and help raise awareness of asset recovery as one of the key tools in combating corruption and organized crime. As an online tool, the Platform is supporting the functioning of the AR Network. GO TO MEMBER ZONE
With the support of the UK government, the AIRE Centre, in cooperation with the RAI Secretariat, is implementing a three-year project “Combating corruption and organised crime in the Western Balkans through strengthening regional cooperation in asset recovery”.
Jurisdictions covered by the Project are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia, with participation of Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova and Romania.
The Regional Asset Recovery Project will focus on:
Strengthening capacity building programmes for key institutions, especially through identifying and sharing best practice and lessons learned
Fostering regional and international cooperation in the asset-recovery process
Monitoring implementation of asset recovery measures in the region
Promoting success stories and good practice throughout the region