Social reuse of confiscated assets in the EU: current experiences and potential for its adoption by other EU and non-EU countries

Barbara Vettori, Boban Misoski

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Abstract

An effective and efficient disposal of assets confiscated from criminals is crucial to ensure that confiscation policies reach their expected objectives. If any problems arise in the last phase of confiscation proceedings, the efforts made by the criminal justice system in tracing, seizing and confiscating criminal assets can be brought to nought. Notwithstanding its importance, only limited attention has been given to the topic. Recently, EU institutions have shown an increasing interest toward a peculiar form of disposal, which involves giving criminal proceeds back to the communities affected by crime and promoting their use in line with communal needs: social reuse. So, for example, Directive 2014/42/EU invites Member States to ‘consider taking measures allowing confiscated property to be used for public interest or social purposes’. This article responds to these questions: which Member States envisage the social reuse of confiscated assets? Could other Member States adopt it and, if so, under which conditions? And what about acceding countries, using the Republic of Macedonia as a case study?
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteLIBER AMICORUM. Studia in honorem academici Vlado Kambovski septuagesimo anno (MCMXXXIX-MMXIX)
EditorT Fiti, G Koevski
Pagine721-738
Numero di pagine18
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2019

Keywords

  • EU Member States
  • Republic of Macedonia
  • disposal of confiscated assets
  • social reuse

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