Annual Conference of Judges, 10-12 October 2019, Vrnjačka Banja
In the period 10-12 October 2019 Annual Conference of Judges was held at Vrnjačka Banja, organized by Supreme Court of Cassation. The Conference was dedicated to the current state of play in judiciary, laws and their implementation and current outstanding issues in case law.
Making criminal offences of money laundering and terrorist financing a priority in handling, a round table was held on Combat against money laundering and terrorism financing. Keynote speaker and the moderator, Justice Radmnila Dragičević Dičić, who is also a member of AML/CFT Coordination Body, presented the overview of court decisions with regard to money laundering and terrorism financing, emphasizing the importance of national ML risk assessment and continuous professional training of judges, who need to adapt to emerging trends and dynamics of money laundering world. Justice Dragičević Dičić also reiterated the importance of keeping statsitical records according to the Guidelines adopted by the Government on 3 May 2019. Jelena Pantelić and Danijela Tanić Zafirović, APML representatives and members of AML/CFT Coordination Body, talked about deficiencies from MER that had been addressed; ML risk assessment; NRA Action Plan and directing state resources into high-risk areas, as well as certain aspects of AML/CFT Law.
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