Within an extensive five-days online training course organized by the National School of Judges of Ukraine, the Project on “Strengthening measures to counter money laundering and financing of terrorism in Ukraine” contributed to the training of judges of the High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine, through a session focused on the adjudication of money laundering. The Council of Europe’s international expertise in this regard allowed to bring the judges’ attention to the merits of investigating money laundering offences in parallel with a probe into corruption crimes. Advantages of money laundering investigations and prosecutions have were explained using both international practices, case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and Ukrainian legislation. Moreover, participants learned practical aspects of adjudication money laundering cases using a case study.
The regular training of judges of the High Anti-Corruption Court is a direct requirement of the Law and it is aimed at consolidating and updating their necessary knowledge and skills, and sharing the latest international experience in combating corruption. This initiative will help promote the adjudication of money laundering as a useful element within the judiciary’s role in the fight against corruption.
This activity was organised within the framework of the EU / Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance II Project on “Strengthening measures to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism in Ukraine” launched in 2019, which is funded jointly by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.