Special Lecture on Anti-money laundering law, 17 March 2021

In the framework of the Inter-University Cooperation Project Laos-Luxembourg, the University of Luxembourg organized a special lecture on “Money Laundering and the Use of Indirect or Circumstantial Evidence (Article 130 of the Penal Code)”, given by Mr. Chris Batt from UNODC who is the Anti-money laundering/counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) Advisor for the Mekong region, based in Vientiane. The lecture was attended by 30 criminal law students and teachers from the Faculty of Law and Political Science of NUOL on 17th of March 2021.

Money Laundering is a serious crime that impacts on the economy of every country. Mr. Batt analysed the different elements of the offence of money-laundering, insisting in particular on notion such as predicate offences. As a former policeman specialised who has led financial investigation, the speaker gave very real insights on money-laundering and many examples from real cases to the audience that was captivated.

Given this fruitful first lecture given in partnership with UNODC, the Inter-University Project plans to do more in the future!