A two-day training on “Investigation, prosecution and adjudication of financing of terrorism” took place on 16 and 17 May 2019 in Durrës, Albania. The training targeted criminal justice authorities and aimed at developing specialisation among practitioners on conducting investigations in terrorism-related cases, including financial investigations, in an effort to capture the terrorist financing aspects of the case. In that sense, the participants learned about good European practices in investigating such cases, the use of criminal justice, regulatory or other tools to disrupt terrorist financing activities, the use of targeted financial sanctions to freeze the funds of designated terrorists and terrorist organisations, and applicability of the Anti-Mafia Law in these situations.
This activity was organised within the Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey Programme “Action against Economic Crime in Albania” and implemented by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the National School of Magistrates and the Albanian Academy of Security. It is part of Albania’s efforts to address MONEYVAL (Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism) recommendations from December 2018.