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06 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 17146)  

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Title 3rd workshop on cybercrime - cybercrime and money laundering 
Status Completed 
Date 13/11/2006 - 14/11/2006 
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
  Joint Programme Activity - PACO-Serbia
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP PACO-Serbia - Project against economic crime    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 3 - 2005/DG1/JP/1624   PACO-Serbia - Improvement of detection and prevention of cyber crime
Expected Result 3.1 - Networking for the implementation of the COE Cybercrime Convention: Co-operation between policy-makers, state bodies, business community, industry (including the international service providers) and civil society strengthened in view of the implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS 185).
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
Line of Action ⇒ 3 – Building a society based on the Rule of Law
Programme ☆ 3.2  European standards for crime control
Project 2004/DG1/143 Effective measures to fight economic crime
Expected Result 4 Capacities of member states strengthened against money laundering and the financing of terrorism

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Seminar 
Directorate (Service) DG I Legal Affairs (Crime Problems Department)
CoE Contact DE CORDES, Jean-Charles   email
Last Modified 22/01/2007 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 17146) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) To give all paricipants an overview about the challenges in fighting cybercrime and money laundering. The aim of the seminar was especially to demonstrate the difficulties with regard to money laundering in cyberspace. 
Output/Results Various presentations were made on the challenges in fighting money laundering and terrorist financing as well as on politically exposed persons (PEP), including case examples; definition; and enhanced due diligence measures which led to interseting and lively discussions.
Conclusions/Follow Up When implementing future PEP legislation, it will be important to exactly define the categories of senior public officials, of close relatives and of business associates; more training is needed for financial institution on KYC, including verification of beneficial ownership, implementation of the risk based approach, functions of Compliance Offices; more training is needed for financial institutions and for relevant Government authorities in implementing measures against terrorist financing. The adoption of a new CFT Law is a valuable step forward, but it will not bring the necessary results if it is not properly implemented. The number of transaction reports submitted to the FIU is huge (about 1000 reports per day). However, the FIU very rarely disseminates information to Law enforcement. There seems to be a lack of understanding of the function of the FIU that should be more than a collector of financial intelligence.
Participants Prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, representatives from financial institutions. 
Consultants/Experts M. Gercke, D. Thelesklaf, R. Wyss, J. Springer 
CoE Secretariat None 
Total No. Participants 30 
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