norway grants logoCommission for illegal assets forfeiture logoCouncil of Europe logoEconomic and organised crime, corruption and money laundering pose serious threats to the countries in South East Europe and beyond the region. They undermine public trust in the rule of law and the institutions of governance and ultimately weaken civil society, the protection of human rights and the prospect for economic development. Strengthening the current systems to trace, seize and forfeit proceeds of crime, is a matter of urgency and and a key national priority in Bulgaria in the broader context of preventing and combating organized crime and corruption, reinstating justice and compensating the victims of crime.

The Project on improving the Asset Recovery System in Bulgaria is aimed at enhancing the implementation and effectiveness of existing asset recovery instruments and government authorities. Relying on key European and international standards the Project will deliver good practices in asset recovery to enhance the system in Bulgaria through sound policy analysis, recommendations, capacity building and training programmes for the full range of agencies involved in asset recovery, including CIAF, law enforcement, prosecution, judiciary and others.”

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Training on “English Legal and Administrative Terminology Relating to International Asset Recovery”

29 - 30 November 2016 Sofia, Bulgaria

Over 35 representatives of CIAF and other agencies involved in the Asset Recovery attended a two day training event on “English Legal and Administrative Terminology Relating to International Asset Recovery” which took place on 29-30 November 2016 in Sofia. The training was based on a handbook...

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Training on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights

14 November 2016 Sofia, Bulgaria

Over 70 representatives of the Commission for Illegal Asset Forfeiture, Ministry of Justice, judges and prosecutors, attended two training events on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights on Confiscations and Asset Recovery. The two trainings took place in Sofia on 17 October 2016 and...

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Training on “Financial investigations, identification and confiscation of assets in offshore accounts”

29 - 30 September 2016 Sofia, Bulgaria

A two-day national training event titled “Financial investigations, identification and confiscation of assets in offshore accounts” was organised by the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Bulgarian Commission for Illegal Asset Forfeiture (CIAF) and the European Economic Area (EEA) and...

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