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Second Evaluation Round : 
Training seminar for GRECO Expert-Evaluators with a view to improved harmonisation of evaluation techniques 

21-23 November 2002, Paphos (Cyprus)

- Download here this information note in PDF format : GRECO SEM/EVAL II (2002) 2 E final

Programme

Thursday, 21 November 2002

9.00 Registration

Plenary Session of GRECO and MONEYVAL (PC-R-EV)

9.30 OPENING OF THE SEMINAR

Welcoming addresses by

  • Mrs Eva PAPAKYRIACOU, Counsel of the Republic, Law office of the Republic of Cyprus and head of the Unit for Combatting Money Laundering (MOKAS) (Cyprus) (5')
  • Mr Alecos MARKIDES, Attorney General of the Republic of Cyprus (10')
  • Mr Takis CLERIDES, Minister of Finances of the Republic of Cyprus (10')
  • Mr Manuel LEZERTUA, Representative of the Council of Europe in the name of the Secretary General (5')

10.30 Practical information concerning the seminar

10.40 GENERAL PRINCIPLES WITH REGARD TO MUTUAL EVALUATIONS.

Chair of the sitting :

  • Mr Alecos MARKIDES, Attorney General of the Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus)

10.45 Practice and experiences from Council of Europe's mutual evaluation procedures

Rapporteurs :

  • Mr Silvio CAMILLERI, President of MONEYVAL (PC-R-EV), Deputy Attorney General (Malta) (15')
  • Mr Drago KOS, Vice-President of GRECO, State Undersecretary, Office for the Prevention of Corruption (Slovenia) (15')

11.15 Coffee break

11.45 Practice and experiences from mutual evaluation procedures of other organisations

Rapporteurs :¨

  • United Nations, Mr Timothy LEMAY, Officer in Charge, UN ODCCP Global Programme Against Money Laundering (10')
  • IMF, Mr Nadim KYRIACOS-SAAD, Legal department, IMF (10')
  • World Bank, Mr Pierre-Laurent CHATAIN, Section Financial Sector Specialists, Financial Market Integrity, WB (10')
  • OECD, Ms Enery QUINONES, Head of the Anti-corruption Division, Directorate of Financila, Fiscal and Entreprise Affairs, OECD (10')
  • FATF, Mr John CARLSON, Administrator, FATF (10')
  • OAS, Mr. Joseph E. GANGLOFF, Senior Counsel, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice (United States) (10')

12.45 Questions / Debate : Articulation and synergies of the different evaluation procedures existing (15')

13.00 Lunch

Plenary Session of GRECO and MONEYVAL (PC-R-EV)

15.00 TRENDS AND TYPOLOGIES IN ECONOMIC CRIME AND PROCEEDS OF CORRUPTION

Chair of the sitting : Mrs Eva PAPAKYRIACOU, Counsel of the Republic, Law office of the Republic of Cyprus and head of the Unit for Combatting Money Laundering (MOKAS) (Cyprus)

15.05 Trends and Typologies in Economic Crime and links between Corruption, Organised Crime and Money Laundering

Rapporteur : Mr Michael LEVI, Professor of Criminology at Cardiff University (United Kingdom) (30')

15.35 Questions / Debate (15')

15.50 Existing provisional and confiscation measures for proceeds of corruption (and crime generally)

Rapporteur : Mr Klaudijo STROLIGO, Director of the Office for the Money Laundering Prevention (Slovenia) (30')

16.20 Questions / Debate (15')

16.35 Coffee break

General Session of GRECO

17.00 OPENING OF THE GENERAL SESSION OF GRECO

Chair of the sitting : Mr Drago KOS, Vice-President of GRECO, State Undersecretary, Office for the Prevention of Corruption (Slovenia)

17.05 Recommandations of GRECO's First Round Recommendations- An assessment.

Rapporteur : Dr Albin ESER, Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Penal Law (Geramny) (15')

17.20 The experience of a 1st Round GRECO Expert-Evaluator

Rapporteur : Mr. Wolfgang SCHMID, Senior Prosecutor, Office of the Prosecutor in Sttutgard (Germany) (15')

17.35 GRECO Evaluation techniques : Manual for 2nd Round Expert-Evaluators

Rapporteur : Mrs Isabelle VAN HEERS, Federal Magistrate, Federal Prosecution (Belgium) (15')

17.50 Questions/Debate (40')

18.30 Closing of the Session

Friday, 22 November 2002

General Session of GRECO - continuation

9.25 LEGAL PERSONS AND CORRUPTION

Chair of the sitting : Mr Valentin DUEÑAS JIMENEZ Deputy Director General for Judicial matters in European Union and International Organisations, Ministry of Justice (Spain)

9.30 The role of fiscal legislation and the authorities in charge of implementing it ; non-tax deductibility for bribes or other expenses linked to corruption offences

Rapporteur : Mr Callum MACFARLANE, Technical Adviser in Revenue Policy Business Tax. Inland Revenue (United-Kingdom) (30')

10.00 Questions/Debate (15')

10.15 Liability of legal persons and the fight against shell companies in corruption matters

Rapporteur : Mr Gert VERMEULEN, Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Gant, Director of the Institute for International research on Criminal Policy (Belgium) (30')

10.45 Questions/Debate (15')

11.00 Coffee break

11.25 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS AND CORRUPTION

Chair of the sitting: Mr Ákos KARA, Legal Advisor, Mininstry of Justice (Hungary)

11.30 The organisation, functioning and decision-making processes of public administrations as well as the degree of transparency as is consistent with the need to achieve effectiveness in combatting corruption

Rapporteur : Mr Ivar TALO, Assistant Professor, Tartu University, Department of Public Administration (Estonia) (30')

12.00 Questions/Debate (15')

12.15 The rules relating to the rights and duties of public officials and existing disciplinary measures.

Rapporteur : Mr Bertrand de SPEVILLE, International Consultant, De Speville & Associates (United-Kingdom) (30')

12.45 Questions/Debate (15')

13.00 Lunch

Parallel Sessions of GRECO Panels/Debate on the draft questionnaire on the 2nd Evaluation Round

  • Panel I Friday 22 November 2002 (14.30 - 16.30) Public administrations and corruption
  • Panel II Friday 22 November 2002 (16.30 - 18.30) Legal persons and corruption
  • Panel III Saturday 23 November 2002 (08.30 - 10.30) Proceeds of corruption

Panel I - Public Administrations and corruption 14.30 - 16.30

Moderator of Panel I :

  • Mr Claude MATHON, Head of the Central Service on Prevention of Corruption, Interministerial Service placed before the Ministry of Justice (France)

Rapporteur of Panel I :

  • Mrs Anna HODGSON, Policy Advisor, Corruption and Criminal Policy Section, Home Office, Sentencing and Offences Unit (United-Kingdom)

Round table/Discussions in the light of national experinces around the following themes :

  • Anti-corruption policy
  • Culture and structure of the public administration
  • Fundamental rules and ethics
  • Structural preventive measures
  • Reporting of corruption offences
  • Internal control
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • External control (oversight bodies)

Synthesis of the discussions, by the Rapporteur of the Panel

Panel II - Legal persons and corruption 16.30 - 18.30

Moderator of Panel II :

  • Mr. Georgi RUPCHEV, Head of Section, International Legal Co-operation, Ministry of Justice and European Legal Integration (Bulgaria)

Rapporteur of Panel II :

  • Mr. William A. KEEFER, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Internal Affairs, United States Customs Service (United States)

Round table/Discussions in the light of national experinces around the following themes :

  • Corporate liability
  • Sanctions and measures against legal persons
  • Tax deductibility and tax authorities
  • Account offences
  • Role of accountants and auditors

Synthesis of the discussions, by the Rapporteur of the Panel

Saturday, 23 November 2002

Continuation of the Parallel Sessions of GRECO Panels/Debate on the draft questionnaire on the 2nd Evaluation Round

Panel III - Proceeds of corruption 08.30 - 10.30

Moderator of Panel III :

  • Mr. Kazimir ABERG, Director of International Affairs, Head of Director-General's Office, Economic Crimes Bureau (Sweden)

Rapporteur of Panel III :

  • Mr Michael LAUBER, Head, Financial Intelligence Unit, Stabstelle FIU (Liechtenstein)

Round table/Discussions in the light of national experinces around the following themes :

  • links between corruption and money laundering/organised crime
  • prvisional measures: freezing and seizure of proceeds of crime
  • bank, financial and commercial records
  • confiscation
  • international co-operation
  • the money-laundering offence

Synthesis of the discussions, by the Rapporteur of the Panel

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

General Session of GRECO

11.00 CONCLUSIONS OF THE PANELS

Chair of the sitting:

  • Mr Philippe DE KOSTER, Head of the Office of the Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice (Belgium)

Rapporteurs :

  • Mrs Anna HODGSON, Policy Advisor, Corruption and Criminal Policy Section, Home Office, Sentencing and Offences Unit (United-Kingdom) (Rapporteur for Panel I)
  • Mr. William A. KEEFER, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Internal Affairs, United States Customs Service (United States) (Rapporteur for Panel II)
  • Mr. Michael LAUBER, Head, Financial Intelligence Unit, Stabstelle FIU (Liechtenstein) (Rapporteur for Panel III)

11.35 PRESENTATION OF A MANUAL FOR GRECO EVALUATEURS

Plenary session of GRECO and MONEYVAL (PC-R-EV)

12.00 GENERAL CONCLUSIONS OF MONEYVAL (PC-R-EV)

  • Mr Michael LEVI, Professor of Criminology at Cardiff University (United Kingdom)

12.15 GENERAL CONCLUSIONS OF GRECO (available in French)

  • M. Drago KOS, vice-Président du GRECO, Sous-Secrétaire d'Etat, Directeur de l'Office de la Prévention de la Corruption (Slovénie)

12.30 CLOSE OF SEMINAR

  • Mr Peter CSONKA, Secretary of MONEYVAL, Deputy Head of Economic Crime Division, DG I, Council of Europe
  • Mr Manuel LEZERTUA, Executive Secretary of GRECO, Head of Economic Crime Division, DG I, Council of Europe

Lunch

14.30 Excursion kindly offered by the Cypriot authorities