Civil society has an extensive role to play in asset recovery; from helping to identify cases where public assets have been stolen, to campaigning against legal loopholes that allow for illicit financial flows, to monitoring the use of returned assets.
Join our three-day online training to learn more about investigations, asset recovery, and sanctions, as well as to discuss potential advocacy opportunities in these areas in Moldova.
Start: Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 2.00 pm EET (Chișinău time)
End: Friday, November 13, 2020, 1.30 pm EET (Chișinău time)
Day 1: Corruption and offshore finance (Nov. 11, 2.00 – 5.00 pm EET)
We will look at the most common ways kleptocrats use to hide their money offshore, explore the basics of financial investigations, including how to maximise the use of access to information legislation.
|14:00||Welcome and introductions Lucia Cizmaziova|
|14:35||Introduction to offshore finance Jackson Oldfield|
|15:10||Public asset theft: case study exercise Agatino Camarda|
|15:50||Basics of financial investigations Alex Brutelle|
|16:40||Access to information Alex Brutelle|
|17:00||End of Day 1|
Day 2: Asset recovery worldwide and in Moldova (Nov. 12, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm EET)
The second day will offer an overview of the most successful global, as well as regional asset recovery practices and cases, with a number of expert guest speakers.
|10:00||Warm up CIFAR|
|10:15||Introduction to asset recovery Jackson Oldfield|
|11:10||Lessons learnt from asset recovery efforts in Ukraine Tetiana Shevchuk|
|13:00||Asset recovery laws and stakeholders in Moldova Radu Botezatu (presentation in Romanian)|
|14:15||The 1 Billion Bank Fraud Veaceslav Negruta|
|15:15||The role of civil society in asset recovery in Moldova Agatino Camarda|
|16:00||End of Day 2|
Day 3: Sanctions and CSO security (Nov. 13, 10.00 am – 1.30 pm EET)
During the third day, participants will learn about and discuss how international sanctions are being used to fight corruption and advance asset recovery, as well as about the safety and security of civil society work.
|10:00||Warm up CIFAR|
|10:15||Introduction to sanctions Lucia Cizmaziova|
|10:45||Sanctions from the Moldovan perspective Dumitru Alaiba|
|11:20||Discussion about sanctions in the Moldovan context CiFAR|
|12:15||CSO Security Alex Brutelle|
|13:15||Wrap up & next steps CiFAR|
|13:30||End of Day 3|
- Tetiana Shevchuk, Legal Counsel, Anti-corruption Action Centre
- Veaceslav Negruta, Financial Expert, Transparency International Moldova
- Radu Botezatu, Head of the International Cooperation Unit, Criminal Asset Recovery Agency
- Dumitru Alaiba, Member of the Moldovan Parliament
To participate in the online training, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/6R8u6EErNsVXDt8w8
Following your registration, you will be emailed an access link and a detailed agenda.