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International Conference on Terrorism and Organised Crime

 25 - 26 September 2014
Málaga, Spain

The Council of Europe, in co-operation with the University of Málaga and City Hall of Málaga, organised an International Conference on Terrorism and Organised Crime, which took place on 25 - 26 September 2014 in Málaga, Spain.

The Conference brought together government experts and policy-makers responsible for combating terrorism and organised crime, as well as representatives of international organisations and academic experts, to share their experience and insights regarding similarities and links between terrorism and other forms of serious organised crime.

The aim of the Conference was to identify best practices from the fight against terrorism and organised crime and to explore the potential for the comprehensive approach in policy-making in these areas.

Topics discussed at the Conference: 

- similarities and links between terrorism and other forms of serious crime;
- financing of terrorism;
- role of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in combating terrorism and organised crime;
- radicalisation and recruitment for terrorism and organised crime.

English | Français | Español | Русский
Concept paper:
English | Français | Español | Русский
White Paper on Transnational Organised Crime, adopted by the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC)

Presentations and speeches
Message from Director Jan Kleijssen, Information Society and Action against Crime Directorate
Session II - Financing of terrorism and ancillary crime

Mr Nicola Piacente, Chair of CODEXTER, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Italy
Mr Alexander Velichko, Federal Financial Monitoring Service, Russian Federation 

Session III - UN Arms Trade Treaty

Mr Hideki Matsuno, Political Affairs Officer, UNODA

Session IV - Preventive aspects of combating terrorism and other forms of serious organised crime

Mr Vivian Geiran, Director of the Probation Service, Ireland

Summaries by the Chairpersons
Session II - Mr Carlo Chiaromonte, Head of Criminal Law and Terrorism Divisions, Council of Europe

Concluding statement by Mr Ivan Koedjikov, Head of Action against Crime Department, Counter-Terrorism Co-ordinator, Council of Europe

List of participants
Biographical notes

Mr Oscar Alarcón Jiménez
Secretary of the Conference
Council of Europe Secretariat
Tel. +33 (0) 3 90 21 46 74

Practical information file

Conference Venue
  Málaga City Hall
  Avenida de Cervantes, 4
  Málaga, Spain

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The Conference was simultaneously interpreted in English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Media coverage
Press release (19/09/2014)

Contact person:

Mr Jaime Rodriguez Murphy
Media Officer, Directorate of Communications,
Council of Europe
Tel. +33 (0)3 90 21 47 04

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European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC)
Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER)