Online seminar on money laundering

Graphics: IRZ
Graphics: IRZ

As part of its cooperation with the Law Academy at the Office of the Public Prosecutor General in the Republic of Kazakhstan, IRZ organised an online seminar on money laundering on 18 November 2020.

In the context of international collaboration, cooperation between different countries is absolutely essential when it comes to controlling financial transactions with a terrorist and/or criminal background. There was therefore a requirement for an intensive exchange of experiences in order to develop the appropriate strategies to combat money laundering.

As its German expert, IRZ was able to attract Senior Public Prosecutor Thomas Junge from the Berlin Office of the Public Prosecutor General. Thomas Junge gave a lecture on “Fighting organised crime – money laundering”, in which he talked about subjects including:

  • The purpose and objectives of money laundering
  • The three steps in the money laundering process: placement, layering and integration
  • The legal framework in Germany, the EU and on an international level in the fight against money laundering
  • International authorities and international cooperation or legal aid in this area
  • Difficulties in the prosecution of offences

The participants followed the explanations provided by Senior Public Prosecutor Junge with a great deal of interest and asked plenty of questions. After the lecture, there were lively discussions and a reciprocal exchange of ideas. The seminar was a great success, which means that IRZ and the Law Academy will also organise and support other formats on this kind of subjects in future.