The first International Workshop on the investigation of corruption and asset recovery was held between June 11st and 13rd, June 2013, in Santiago, Chile. Representatives from Australia, Brunei Darussalam State, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Russia, China, and Vietnam and over 100 public officials from Chile – including judges, prosecutors, FIU’s officials, and police– came to participate in the activities.
The primary speakers and facilitators of the workshop were members of the United States Justice Department, the Basel Institute on Governance, the OCDE/World Bank StAR Initiative, and the Police Force of Hong Kong.
The workshop was divided into two main segments: one related to special techniques used in the investigation and prosecution of corruption-related crimes and the other oriented towards the challenges of prosecuting such crimes.
In September 2014, the second seminar was held in Pattaya, Thailand, with the theme “Capacity Building Workshops on Designing Best Models on Prosecuting Corruption and Money Laundering Cases Using Financial Flow Tracking Techniques and Investigative Intelligence for Effective Conviction and Asset Recovery to Promote Regional Economic Integration.”
The manual detailing these events will be completed and published in 2015. It will contain the knowledge gained from these seminars, including the content of the presentations and the debates that were held during the meetings.