Awareness raising conference on the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism


Within the framework of the Armenian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, an awareness raising conference on the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (Warsaw Convention, 2005) and a training course for evaluators of the above-mentioned Convention were held in the Training and Research Centre of the Central Bank of Armenia in Dilijan, from 1 to 4 October 2013.

46 representatives from justice, prosecution, and financial intelligence institutions from 28 countries attended the conference. Participants came from member and non-member States of the Council of Europe as well as States Party, signatories of the Convention and also countries which intend to accede to it.

The Warsaw Convention aims to provide for the efficient fight against money laundering and terrorist financing through the establishment of universal approaches for the parties. The Convention includes measures to prevent crime, to define criminal prosecution and confiscation mechanisms, to establish principles for domestic and international co-operation.