Seminar-Workshop on Various Laws and Rules Relating to Money Laundering and Other Financial Crimes for Judges in the NCJR
In order to re-apprise judges on various laws and rules relating to money laundering and other financial crimes; to identify problem areas in the adjudication of money laundering cases; to acquaint judges with the current state of our country in terms of eradicating money laundering and financial crimes; and to create a venue for an effective exchange of knowledge in handling money laundering cases, the PHILJA conducted the Seminar-Workshop on Various Laws and Rules Relating to Money Laundering and Other Financial Crimes on November 6-7, 2013. It was attended by 30 selected NCJR judges who have handled cases involving money laundering and other financial crimes.
Presentations focused on a wide range of related topics on asset forfeiture and management, anti-money laundering, and other financial crimes. A workshop was conducted to further enhance the judges' skills in handling money laundering cases and other financial crimes and a panel discussion followed to address issues and concerns brought about by the workshop. Pre- and post-workshop tests were also administered to assess training effectiveness by determining differences in learning outcomes that occur before and after the training. The participants gave important recommendations in developing a subject from such seminars for the basic training and continuing education of judges; in publishing rules or guides for judges in the conduct of trials for money laundering cases; in forming a pool of experts on technical matters; and in preparing a list of amicus curiae or friends of the court for judges to consult on highly technical matters. The participants found the activity profitable.