PROJECT

Strengthening Anti-Money Laundering and Asset Recovery in Azerbaijan

Project Description

The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to democracy and the rule of law through implementation of institutional reforms aimed at enhancing capacities of Azerbaijani authorities to prevent and combat money laundering and terrorism financing and recover proceeds from crime in line with European and international standards.
Project activities will focus on the following three areas:
1) improving institutional capacities to fight and prevent economic crime;
2) strengthening the capacities of the law enforcement and judiciary to investigate and prosecute money laundering, terrorist financing and other types of economic crime, as well as to seize, confiscate and recover proceeds from crime;
3) assisting with identification of future priority areas for developing a coherent anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing policy and successful implementation of national risk assessment.

Specific Objective

The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to democracy and the rule of law through implementation of institutional reforms aimed at enhancing capacities of Azerbaijani authorities to prevent and combat money laundering and terrorism financing and recover proceeds from crime in line with European and international standards.

Expected Results

– Increased strategic and operational capacities of Azerbaijani institutions to combat and prevent money laundering and terrorism financing;
– A legal and institutional framework for recovering proceeds from crime is introduced.

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