CRIMJUST provides training on the role of public ministry in the management of Asset Forfeiture in the Dominican Republic

images of the training sessionsIn cooperation with the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic and the National School of the Public Ministry CRIMJUST conducted a training on the role of the Public Ministry in the management of the Asset Forfeiture between 21 and 23 of June.

Meeting the need in the Dominican Republic to sensitize and train officials in the figure of extinction of domain, Ms. Grisell Mojica Aquilar, UNODC-ROPAN Project Coordinator, Ms. Emily Ramírez, Head of International Affairs of the Public Ministry of the Dominican Republic, and Ms. María Leticia De León, Coordinator of the Specialized Training of the Higher Institute of Higher Education, National School of the Public Ministry of the Dominican Republic, jointly organised a training to provide a training on the role of public ministry in the management of Asset Forfeiture in the Dominican Republic.

The Asset Forfeiture is currently in a bill in the country’s National Assembly and allows the State, by judicial means, to prosecute the property of origin or illegal destination related with organized crime and adjudicated its ownership through a sentence of judicial authority, without compensation or compensation of any kind. This bill emerged in order to prevent criminal organizations to continue to strengthen financially and permeate the economic environment of a country with illicitly acquired assets.

In accordance with UNODC and CRIMJUST’s mandate to contribute to the effective fight against organised crime, in particular drug trafficking, Ms. Grisell Mojica Aguilar, laid open the constitutional foundations for the extinction of the domain. Furthermore, during the event, the UNODC Model Law was revised, and a round table was held on the analysis of the draft law of the Dominican Republic.

Throughout and concluding the training, the participating officials were very interested in the domain extinction figure in the Dominican Republic.