AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with the Commercial Law Clinic, Faculty of Law – University of Malawi organized a workshop themed “New Perspectives on Regulating Corruption & Money Laundering Enforcement Mechanism & the Law” which was held on 12th and 13th November, 2020.
The event started off with the signing of an MOU between AGA-Africa Programme and the Faculty of Law, University of Malawi.
On the first day the focus was on Transnational Laws vis a vis Corruption & Money Laundering. Student presenters: Faith Sumani & Rasheidah Winesi discussed: “Transnational Crimes in Malawi: A Focus on Corruption & Money Laundering” while Arthur T. Ndala presented on “Critiquing the Role of a Lawyer as a Catalyst for Money Laundering”.
From the US, subject matter experts; Xavier Cunningham’s presentation was titled: “International, Regional & National Legal Frameworks for fighting financial crimes” and “General Discussion of Money Laundering/ Money Laundering Laws” while Rachel Heinz gave a presentation on “Regulatory Regime on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing/ International Cooperation”.
The second day focused on Proceeds of Crime and Tracing in Transnational Crimes. Students from UNIMA, Andrew Umali and Chimango Nyasulu gave a presentation titled: “A Critical Analysis of the Approaches to Tracing under the Financial Crimes Act and the Corrupt Practices Act,” as Dr. Jean Phillipo-Priminta, from the Ministry of Justice & Constitutional Affairs discussed “A Critical Look at Malawi’s Transnational Financial Crimes Trends and Challenges & Opportunities in the Tracing and Recovery of Associated Tainted Property.” The workshop came to an end with closing remarks by Dr. Sunduzwayo Madise, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Malawi and Gift Caroline Chikwakwa, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Malawi.