UNODC and OAS promote the workshop "Mock Investigation of a case of Money Laundry"

Asuncion, November 14, 2014 - With the participation of more than 40 representatives of various public institutions, it was held in Asunción, the Workshop of Mock Investigation of a case of Money Laundering and Corruption, between November 10 th and 13 th. The workshop was organized by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Organization of American States (OAS).

Opening of the event

The inauguration event was attended by José Manuel Martínez, Senior Advisor UNODC Paraguay, Nivio Nascimento, Programme Officer UNODC Brazil, Norberto Gamarra, Coordinator of UNODC Paraguay, Indira Fernandes, Rule of Law Expert UNODC Brazil, and Maria Soledad Saldivar, Minister - Director of Special Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay.

Through the mock investigation, the activity aims to get that judicial operators incorporate an innovative methodology to their practices, with the collection and analysis of material elements, physical evidence and information with probative calling for the trial. In addition, they should be able to use tools such as planning inquiry, the special investigation techniques and the theory of the case and the criminal system argumentation with accusatory tendency.

In parallel to the workshops, with the participation of 25 public officials, it took place the Seminar on Combating Corruption and Money Laundering, on the 11 th and 12 th. The seminar featured lectures on the mechanisms of protection of informers and witnesses of corruption in criminal law, rules of equity instruments and analysis of public officials, key typologies relating to money laundering and terrorist financing, among others.

     Attendants of the event

The workshop and seminar are part of a series of training activities aimed at judicial police agents, and are implemented in the framework of the National Integrated Programme "Strengthening the Rule of Law, Security and Justice in Paraguay", promoted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in combination with other state institutions. The activities were given by experts from Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Paraguay.

The Paraguayan institutions that contributed to the event were the Judiciary, the General Comptroller of the Republic, the Attorney General, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Interior, Bureau of Prevention of Money Laundering and Assets (Seprelad), National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD), National Anti-Corruption (Senac), National Police and the National Directorate of Customs.

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