During 6-8 February, the joint Council of Europe/European Union Horizontal Facility Programme Action against Economic Crime in Albania (AEC) is supporting the capacities of representatives of the National School of Magistrates, Academy of Security, Regional Directorates of the Albanian State Police, General Prosecutor`s Office, Districts Prosecutions, Serious Crimes Prosecution, District Courts and the General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering on investigation, prosecution and adjudication of Money laundering.
The activity aims inter alia to strengthen the anti-money laundering curricula at the National School of Magistrates and Academy of Security and subsequently create a pool of trained national experts in this field. Additionally, through a mock trial case and participatory approach, the training aims to enhance the operational capacities of investigators, prosecutors and judges to fully understand the methodology for managing a complex Money laundering case which also includes corruption elements, the use of circumstantial evidence, gathering of evidence, organisation of evidence using specialized investigative techniques, managing of evidence by the elements of the crime and admissibility of evidence from foreign jurisdiction.
Using each of the investigation steps, participants will learn how to implement use of domestic legislation and international best practices to financially investigate criminal cases and secure admissibility of evidence before the court. This will involve the analysis of data, gathering and assembling of evidence in a manner ready for presentation at trial and establishing the basis for confiscation of assets that are removed from the original corruption offense.