30. April 2015

Seminar for the judiciary of Tanzania on the recovery of proceeds from wildlife and forest crime

From 21 to 24 April 2015, the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network of South Africa (ARINSA), the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the International Center of Asset Recovery (ICAR) co-jointly conducted a four-day seminar for the Tanzanian judiciary on recovering the proceeds from wildlife and forest crime. The seminar was held on Zanzibar island and attended by some 40 Tanzanian judges.

The workshop programme was designed to raise the awareness of, and strengthen the capacity of the judiciary on proceeds of crime and money laundering. The programme focused, on the one hand, on providing basic theory on such relevant and interlinked issues as financial investigation, human rights and constitutional considerations, restraining orders, money laundering prosecutions, confiscation and forfeiture hearings; and on the other hand, on offering practical learning sessions where trainees interacted to solve potentially real life case scenarios.