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30 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 19913)  

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Title CARPO report on extended confiscation in South-eastern Europe 
Description Expert written report on extended confiscation of proceeds from crime (including the reversal burden of proof) in South-eastern Europe. The report will contain the following parts:
 a general introduction to the topic,
 country profiles (min. 3 pages) with the current state of the legislation on confiscation and the reversal burden of proof as well as future intitatives in this field known to the consultant,
 a comparative approach between the 6 countries and 2-3 EU member states (20-25 pages) with an evaluation of the compliance of their legislation with international standards,
 a conclusion.
Status Completed 
Date 28/06/2007 - 08/02/2008 
Location -, Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Albania / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia / Montenegro / Serbia / ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia''
Others: Kosovo*
  Joint Programme Activity - SEE-Pol
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP SEE-Pol - CARDS - South East Europe - Police and Economic Crime    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2004/DG1/JP/1556   SEE-Pol - Develop a regional strategy against economic and organised crime
Expected Result 1.2 - Capacities for financial investigations aimed at the confiscation of proceeds from crime strength... Capacities for financial investigations aimed at the confiscation of proceeds from crime strengthened
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.3 – Strengthening the security of European citizens
Programme ☆ II.3.2  European standards for crime control
Project 2004/DG1/164 Role and professional standards of the police and prosecutors
Expected Result 4 Assistance activities to ensure conformity of member states' policies, legislation and practices with CoE standards in police matters

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
Directorate (Service) DG I Legal Affairs (Crime Problems Department)
CoE Contact DE CORDES, Jean-Charles   email
Web Pages
Documents & links
1 http://coe.int/cards-police  
Last Modified 11/12/2008 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 19913) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) To present the existing legislation of the SEE countries in the field of identification, tracing, freezing and seizing proceeds from crime with a special emphasis on the extended confiscation from the perspective of international standards. 
Output/Results Extensive overview of the legislation, institutions and relevant practices on financial investigations and extended confiscations in the SEE countries. 
Conclusions/Follow Up Useful tool for the SEE countries to implement proper legislation and practices in the field of financial investigations allowing for a better regional co-operation. 
Participants None 
Consultants/Experts R. Golobinek 
CoE Secretariat JC de Cordes 
Total No. Participants
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  * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
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