CAR-Serbia: MAIN ACTIVITIES 2010 - 2011


Conference “Criminal Asset Recovery and ECtHR Jurisprudence”

CAR project is organising a one day conference “Criminal Asset Recovery and Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights” which will be held in Belgrade on 2 December 2011. The aim of the conference is to discuss the issues related to recovery of proceeds from crime from the perspective of the European Court of Human Rights case law. More than 50 judges from different courts have been invited to participate. Conference will be opened by Ms Snezana Malovic, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, Ms Nata Mesarovic, President of the Supreme Court of Cassation, Mr Adriano Martins, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the EU to Serbia and Ms Antje Rothemund, Head of the CoE Office in Belgrade.


Regional Ministerial Conference "Challenges and Achievements of Regional and Transnational Cooperation in Fight against Organized Crime in South East Europe"(Belgrade, Serbia, 29-30 November 2011)

CAR project supported the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia in organising the Ministerial Conference which is held on 29 and 30 November 2011 in Belgrade. The conference will bring together high level representatives of the countries from the region with the aim to discuss and improve regional and transnational cooperation in combating organised crime.
Special attention will be given to the asset recovery policy and regional and transnational cooperation in this area. Two Council of Europe experts will be engaged in a special session on Mutual Legal Assistance related to the asset recovery. Conclusions from this session will also be included in the conference closing statement.


Specialised training on financial instruments related to assets recovery for Prosecutors (Kragujevac, Serbia, 25-26 November 2011)

CAR project will hold a highly specialised training course for prosecutors concerning the international financial instruments related to assets recovery. The training is consisted of three different sessions that will be organised on weekly basis from 25 November to 10 December 2011 in Kragujevac, Serbia. Training curriculum was prepared in consultation with the Republican Persecutors Office.


Study visit to the United Kingdom (22-25 November 2011)

CAR project is continuing with actions aimed at enhancing the capacity of financial investigations in Serbia. In line with aforementioned CAR project will organize a study visit for police officers from Serbia to Serious Organised Crime Office (SOCA) and Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in London, United Kingdom from 22 to 25 November 2011.


Specialised training on financial instruments related to assets recovery (Zrenjanin, Serbia, 26-28 October 2011)

CAR Project will hold a highly specialised three day training seminar on international financial instruments related to assets recovery from 26 to 28 October 2011 in Zrenjanin, Serbia. Seven Council of Europe experts will be engaged in this training aimed at increasing the level of knowledge on financial investigations and efficient recovery of assets.


Press conference (Belgrade, Serbia, 28 September 2011)

A press conference presenting two reports prepared within the CAR Project was held on 28 September 2011 in Belgrade. First report (prepared by EBART Group) outlines how media reported on implementation of the Law on Seizure and Confiscation of Criminal Assets, while the second report (prepared by CESID) is depicting the public perception of the various aspects of the implementation of the Law, including the perception of the state bodies’ performance. During the press conference, besides CAR team, EBART and CESID representatives, Director of Directorate for Management of Seized and Confiscated Assets also addressed the present journalist portraying their role within the assets recovery system.

'Analysis of media reporting on the implementation of the Law'
(Serbian version only)


'Public perception on the implementation of the Law'
(Serbian version only)


Study visit to the United Kingdom and Ireland (20-25 June 2011)

CAR project is launching a series of actions aimed at examining the possibility of introduction of the non-conviction based forfeiture in Serbia. In anticipation of the aforementioned activities, on 20-25-30 June 2011 CAR project will organize a study visit of twelve judges, prosecutors and police officers to the relevant institutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


Training Seminar on Forensics Accounting for Financial Investigation Unit (11-13 April 2011, Belgrade, Serbia)

CAR Serbia Project will hold a three day training seminar on forensic accounting from 11 to 13 April 2011 in Belgrade, Hotel Balkan. Four Council of Europe experts will be engaged in this training which composes a number of interactive sessions where participants will be involved in discussing and providing feed back on specific case studies.


"2nd & 3rd Awareness Raising" Workshops for Judges, Prosecutors and Police Officers
(Kragujevac, Serbia, 22-23 March 2011 and Nis, Serbia, 24-25 March 2011)

Following the first regional Awareness Raising Workshop held in Novi Sad in November 2010, the Project is organising two more workshops for judges, prosecutors and police officers in Kragujevac (22- 23 March 2011) and in Niš (24-25 March 2011). The workshops are designed as an interactive sessions and aim at better implementation of legislation and awareness raising on seizure and confiscation of proceeds from crime.


"2nd Co-ordination Body Meeting" (Belgrade, Serbia, 20 January 2011)

The 2nd CAR Project Coordination Body meeting will be held on 20 January 2010. The purpose of the meeting is to review what has been done so far within the project's framework as well as how to move forward on implementation of the activities in the next six months period. The meeting will take place at the Palace hotel in Belgrade and will start at 14:00.


"Criminal Assets Recovery" Project (CAR SERBIA): Start-Up Conference (Belgrade, Serbia, 7 July 2010)

The Conference will be opened by the Minister of Justice of Serbia Snežana Maloviċ, the Minister of Interior and First Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dačič, the President of the Supreme Court of Cassation Nata Mesaroviċ, the Serbian Public Prosecutor of Serbia Zagorka Dolovac, the Head of Delegation of the European Union to Serbia, the H.E. Ambassador Vincent Degert, and the Special Representative of the Secretary General to the Council of Europe Constantin Yerocostopoulos.

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