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Combating corruption and organised crime in the Western Balkans through strengthening regional cooperation in 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

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Combating corruption and organised crime in the Western Balkans through strengthening regional cooperation in asset recovery

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

 

 

Activities include:

Establishing a regional network of asset recovery professionals so that communication, dialogue and cooperation in the region can continue to grow, helping to embed the relevant international standards.

Supporting negotiations between jurisdictions on comprehensive bilateral and multilateral asset sharing agreements harmonised with international conventions and best practice.

Developing and advocating the adoption of a standardised model of statistical collection and analysis in the Western Balkans.

Capacity building programmes for key institutions, especially through identifying and sharing best practice and lessons learned.