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Training on financial investigations in Sarajevo
July 3, 2018 - July 6, 2018
26-29 June 2018, Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; 3-6 July 2018, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 10-13 July 2018, Pristina, Kosovo under UNSCR 1244: UNODC organized the first series of national four-day trainings on financial investigations for some 20 experts from the law enforcement institutions and the judiciary involved in combating serious and organized crime. These trainings are part of the comprehensive UNODC train-the-trainers programme designed to strengthen the capacities of the law enforcement sector and the judiciary to effectively detect, investigate, prosecute and recover the proceeds of crime. The participants had the chance to work with the international experts on the real case studies, be involved in the simulation exercises, had the opportunity to strengthen the interagency cooperation, and share their experience and knowledge with the peers. At a later stage, the knowledge obtained in these courses will be utilized by the national experts to develop national curricula on financial investigations, which currently does not exist in the Western Balkans jurisdictions. The trainings were organized within the Western Balkans Integrative Internal Security Governance initiative (IISG), the recently launched EU funded joint UNODC and the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) capacity building project on financial investigations in SEE.
Source: UNODC work in South Eastern Europe: Newsletter # 26