Financial Dimensions of War Crimes Investigations

The course is designed to provide specialist knowledge and skills to allow participants to identify, collect and utilise financial evidence as part of a broader investigation into war crimes or human rights abuses. It will be a mixture of presentations, live demonstrations and team exercises.

The course includes:

  • An introduction to the legal framework, including elements of international crimes
  • A specific focus on those modes of legal liability most relevant to financial investigations – complicity, aiding and abetting, conspiracy, command responsibility
  • The international financial investigation landscape: International regulation & frameworks; law enforcement structures; international cooperation mechanisms
  • Financial investigation – principles & practice: preparation & planning; setting objectives & tasking; intelligence development
  • Using open source intelligence for intelligence development & investigation: researching & profiling persons of interest; company and business searching
  • Digital evidence opportunities in war crimes investigations
  • Money laundering: International money movements; correspondent banking; offshore structures
  • Operational security & risk
  • Sensitive witnesses/information sources: suspects, whistle-blowers, covert sources; human rights considerations; risk management; interviewing strategies

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“Extremely insightful and informative”

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