Camden Assets Recovery Interagency Network

Other international CARIN type networks

The CARIN-style asset recovery network has proved a popular concept among jurisdictions from other regions. This has resulted in the establishment of other regional asset recovery inter-agency  networks or ARINs.


Recognising the benefits shown by CARIN, UNODC has supported the South East Asia Pacific Region and the  Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Korea, in a bid to encourage informal cooperation among Asset Recovery Offices (ARO) in Asia and Pacific. This network is known as the Asset Recovery Interagency Network Asia Pacific (ARIN-AP). The initiative is seen as a reaction to an increase in trans-border crimes and money laundering practices. CARIN representatives attended the first AGM meeting of the ARIN-AP in Indonesia in August 2014, where the theme was "Cleaning Up Dirty Assets".

See also

Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units

International asset recovery

A CARIN Guide to Non Conviction Based Confiscation


On 23-24 March 2009 delegates from the law enforcement and prosecution agencies of nine countries in the eastern and southern African region met in Pretoria to discuss the creation of a new informal network of investigators and prosecutors. This lead to the establishment of the Asset Recovery Inter-agency Network for Southern Africa (ARIN-SA).

Countries represented at the conference were: Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

It was agreed that an informal network based on the CARIN model would be of considerable help to prosecutors and investigators working on cases involving the identification, tracing, freezing, seizure, confiscation and recovery of proceeds and instrumentalities of crime, and that such a network, structures in accordance with similar parameters to CARIN, should be established without delay.


The first plenary meeting of the Asset Recovery Interagency Network for West Africa (ARIN-WA) was held in Ghana in November 2014. This event brought together 47 representatives from all ECOWAS countries, as well as Sao Tomé & Principé, with the view to reiterate the benefit of an ARIN-type network for the West African region. The meeting was an opportunity for participants to work on case examples and practical exercises in groups and to share best practices in identifying, seizing, confiscating and managing proceeds of crimes. The discussions were also enhanced by experts from Portugal, South Sudan, Brazil and France, each representing an ARIN-type regional network. A statement of intent for the ARIN-WA network was approved at the end of the meeting and the delegations of Ghana and Ivory Coast have volunteered to provide respectively the Presidency and the new network Secretariat, which will hold the next meeting in 2015. This meeting followed a feasibility study conducted in 2013 and is a follow-up to a first regional workshop on seizure, confiscation and management of proceeds of crime held in Senegal in March 2014, to which CARIN provided its support.


The Red Regional de Recuperación de Activos de GAFISUD (Regional Asset Recovery Network of GAFISUD) (RRAG) is a virtual platform for exchange of information between contact points, initiated by the UN, OAS, INTERPOL and GAFISUD for South American countries. It aims to facilitate the identification and location of assets, products or instruments derived from illegal activities. It was established in 2009.

Further reading


  1.  CARIN Leaflet. Europol.
  2.  Interpol (December 31, 2010). Europol Review - General Report on Europol Activities (PDF) (Report). Europol. p. 53. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  3.  COUNCIL DECISION 2007/845/JHA, OJ:L:2007:332:0103:0105
  4.  Leaflet: Camden Assets Recovery Interagency Network (PDF). Europol. doi:10.2813/14154. ISBN 978-92-95200-29-6. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  5. "Europol Targets Unexplained Wealth" Europol. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  6.  "CARIN konferencia" [CARIN conference] (in Hungarian). 16 November 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  7.  "'CARIN - Camden Assets Recovery Interagency Network (Criminal Assets Bureau)'".
  8.  "Address by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D. at the Conference of the Camden Assets Recovery Inter- Agency Network under the Irish Presidency 16 May 2013" (Press release). Department of Justice and Equality. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  9.  "Cerca de 120 expertos internacionales en recuperación de activos de origen delictivo se reúnen en Santiago de Compostela" [Approximately 120 experts in the recovery of criminal assets meet in Santiago de Compostela] (Press release) (in Spanish). Policía Nacional. Retrieved2015-03-18.
  10.  "Ahli Pemulihan Aset se-Asia Pasifik Kumpul di Yogya" [Asset Recovery Experts of Asia Pacific Gather in Yogya] (in Indonesian). 25 August 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  11.  "About Arinsa". Asset Recovery Inter-agency Network for Southern Africa. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  12.  "Launch of the Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network for West Africa "ARIN-WA"" (Press release). UNODC. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  13. "Reunión de la Red Regional de Recuperación de Activos de GAFISUD". 2 September 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2015.