BSF Panel 9: Remembering and Supporting Victims of Organized Crime (BCSP in Partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Serbia)
Jan Kuciak, Peter R de Vries, Daphne Caruana Galizia… these are names of the journalists who were murdered over the past few years while investigating crime and corruption across Europe. Police chiefs Bosko Buha in Belgrade and his colleague Artan Cuku in Tirana, Bosnian businessman Slaviša Krunić… these are the names of some prominent figures from the Western Balkans who have died from the hand of organised crime groups. There are, however, countless other men and women who have suffered from organized crime around the world in one way or another and who remain anonymous. For these reasons, it is important to remember them, honour them and provide support to those who are left behind. This panel will discuss the following issues:
What is the cost of organized crime in terms of its impact on human lives?
What support can be provided to victims and why it is important?
How can criminal asset recovery be used to give back to the communities what organized crime has taken away from them?
Why is it important to remember and honour the victims (European Victims Remembrance Day, Faces of Assassination reports by GI TOC)?