The Association Bodies are:

a) General Assembly

b) President

c) Board of Directors

d) Scientific Committee

e) Secretary-General


General Assembly

The General Assembly, composed of the network’s members, is responsible for:

  • defining the general policy of the Association and, in particular, the extent of collaboration with organisations dealing with the management of seized and confiscated assets;

  • approving or amend the general framework for work plans

  • approving the Association budget, prepared by the Board of Directors;

  • determining guidelines and their periodical review;

  • electing members of the Board of Directors and the President



The Association’s President is elected by absolute majority of the General Assembly.

He/ She represents the Association before the law and in all the formal acts, until when the Assembly assigns the representation to the Secretary General.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for:

a) election of vice-presidents;

b) draft of the agenda for the General Assembly, to which it shall present a work plan to follow until the next Assembly;

d) appointment of the Executive Committee;

e) appointment the Secretary-General;

f) appointment the Scientific Committee and its President;

g) approval or amendment of the Association’s annual work plan and the budget submitted by the Executive Committee.


Scientific Committee

The International Scientific Committee is responsible for the following activities:

a) organise an information centre on issues of global interest in the field of the management of seized and confiscated assets and to provide, by appropriate means, the dissemination of such information;

b) provide the basis for a comparative analysis of procedures and standards in the management of seized and confiscated assets and, through its publications, provide a platform for national and international policy-making;

c) organise workshop in several countries in order to create a common culture on the topic among experts, magistrates and scholars involved in the management of seized and confiscated assets;

d) disseminate the reports from each workshop, with practical and clear illustrations of the different national models of seizure, confiscation and management, through publication in English even by tele-communications means, in order to make them available for all the interested parties;

e) facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience among experts, magistrates, public administrators, and scholars;

d) carry out other tasks, compatible with the Association’s purposes.


Secretary General

The Secretary- General, once appointed, under the authority of the President:

a) represents the Association before the law and in all the formal acts;

b) hires the staff and exercises disciplinary authority over it, in compliance with the rules defined by the Board of Directors;

c) prior to consent of the Board of Directors, accepts subsidies and donations, when in compliance with the Association’s purposes;

d) every year presents to the Board of Directors a work plan and a report on the previous year activities;

e) together with the Treasurer, presents every year a budget plan to the Board of Directors, together with the certification of accounts related to the previous year.



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