2010 EUPOL COPPS participates in Anti-Money Laundering Seminar

Ramallah, 30th September, 2010 - A prosecution team from EUPOL COPPS attended the international seminar on “Enforcement Measures against Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and other Transnational Crime” in Amman (Jordan) on the 26th, 27th and 28th of September.

 
The Palestinian Authority’s Attorney General’s Office (AGO) requested the presence of EUPOL COPPS and members of the Palestinian Prosecution at this international seminar and workshop.  Members of the Public Prosecution Office and Financial Intelligence Units from all the Arab countries also participated.  .
 
The main topics of the seminar were anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing regime, the importance of a financial based approach and international cooperation in the fight against organized crime, as well as mutual legal assistance and asset forfeiture.
 
The workshop highlighted the importance of using mutual legal assistance agreements, international conventions and other forms of international cooperation to “follow the money” in order to identify the main perpetrators.
 
Roundtable discussions took place on financial investigation unit structure, mutual legal assistance and the role of the central authority.
 
During the workshop the Palestinian Authority’s Assistant Attorney General expressed the AGO’s gratitude for the ongoing economic crime training provided by EUPOL COPPS prosecution experts.