Georgian authorities trained in corporate criminal liability

Tbilisi, Georgia 18-19 November 2019
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Representatives of the Georgian authorities attended a training on “Corporate Criminal Liability” on 18-19 November 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The training was organized in cooperation with the Office of the Prosecutor General of Georgia. Participants included representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office, State Security Service, Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance, Financial Monitoring Service and judges.

The activity enhanced the understanding of the competent authorities to effectively enforce corporate liability, by examining mechanisms of investigation and prosecution of criminal liability, evidence gathering, and establishment of sanctions and alternatives to criminal proceedings. These issues were discussed through relevant cases studies.

The activity was organized within the EU/CoE Partnership for Good Governance Project “Enhancing the systems of prevention and combating corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing in Georgia” (PGG II-Georgia), launched in January 2019. It represents a follow-up to the law enforcement capacity building on the subject matter since the first phase of the PGG-Georgia project “Strengthening anti-money laundering institutions in Georgia” (2015-2018).