Camden Assets Recovery Interagency Network


Full Membership is open to European Union Member States and to those states, jurisdictions and third parties who were invited to the CARIN launch congress in 2004. Each Member may nominate two representatives, one from a law enforcement agency and one from a judicial agency to be their CARIN contacts. Assets Recovery Offices may represent either the law enforcement or the judicial contact.

Observer status is available to states and jurisdictions that do not qualify for Member status, and non-private bodies concerned with the identification and confiscation of the proceeds of crime.

Associate status is available to bodies that, although not involved with the operational exchange of law enforcement and judicial information, demonstrate a complementary strategic role in the identification and confiscation of the proceeds of crime.

Criteria to be fulfilled by each Member and Observer

The criteria required to be fulfilled by each Member and Observer is:

  1. Provide the network with clearly identified national contact point(s). The number of contact points should be the minimum necessary for effective operation of the network. Therefore it is recommended by CARIN that no more than two national contact points are nominated. One contact point should be the central agency involved in asset tracing and forfeiture. If not, this point of contact must have direct access to practitioners in this area;
  2. Supply an outline and summary of their legislation and practical procedural guidelines relating to asset forfeiture, civil and criminal, for information sharing with other Members and Observers and for inclusion on the CARIN website; and
  3. Undertake to meet the objectives and functions as set out in the Statement of Intent.