Guidelines on financial investigations were presented to representatives of law enforcement authorities, financial intelligence units and anti-corruption agencies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan during a regional workshop held in Astana on 12-13 December 2023.
Council of Europe expertise was provided in particular on the role of financial investigation and the use of open-source intelligence. In addition, specific case studies on financial investigation methods were introduced to participants allowing them to reflect on concrete application of the guidelines.
This event organised in partnership with the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana (Kazakhstan) gathered around 100 investigators and prosecutors from Central Asia.
This activity was organised by the Action on “Promoting Transparency and Action against Economic Crime” of the Central Asia Rule of Law Programme 2020-2023, which is a joint initiative co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.