Autopsy of a lost case: lessons learned from a missed opportunity for financial investigation in a Kenyan Ivory Trafficking Case
The Follow-the-Money working group meeting is back!
This month we will feature Chris Morris, former wildlife crime investigator and founder of Kenyan based NGO, Saving Endangered Species through Education and Justice (SEEJ-AFRICA).
Chris Morris has over 30 years of experience in Canadian law enforcement and has been following wildlife crime cases in East Africa and the Kenyan courts since 2015. His particular interest is how corruption effects investigations/prosecutions as they progress through the criminal justice process.
Chris will share his experience and insights on court monitoring as a key tool for the transparency and integrity of illegal wildlife trade cases, and reflect on the missed opportunity for financial investigation in a recent ivory trafficking case in Kenya.
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Date and Time: 15 November at 14:00 CET/20:00 Jakarta/08:00 Lima/16:00 Nairobi.
The meeting will be held on Zoom with with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and French.
The Follow-The-Money Working Group is part of a broader Countering Environmental Corruption Practitioners Forum created in late 2022 by a consortium of leading conservation and anti-corruption organisations: WWF, TRAFFIC, Transparency International and the Basel Institute on Governance. The Follow-The-Money Working Group is coordinated by the Basel Institute.
Membership is free and open to any professional working (or aspiring) to tackle the illicit finances of environmental criminals.
The monthly meeting is a chance for members to share best practices, challenges and updates on using follow-the-money techniques to detect, investigate and prosecute environmental criminals and their corrupt facilitators. Meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and French.