On 18-19 June 2018, the Council of Europe organised a regional workshop on ‘Possible Avenues to Address Illicit Enrichment to Fight Corruption’. The workshop brought together representatives of policy making bodies in criminal justice sector, prosecutorial and investigative bodies, and authorities involved in asset recovery from Eastern Partnership countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
The purpose of the workshop was to examine challenges associated with the offence of illicit enrichment, to review models for addressing it, and to discuss criminal, civil and non-court mechanisms targeting unexplained wealth. The workshop also provided a forum to discuss experiences of jurisdictions within the Eastern Partnership region in terms of problems faced domestically, state of the present law, and approaches to confiscation in the context of illicit enrichment.
The workshop was organised within the EU/CoE Partnership for Good Governance Regional Project ‘Good governance against economic crime’.