World Border Security Congress

JAMES SHAW

JAMES SHAW

SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER

UNITED NATIONS

BELGIUM

Mr. Shaw has over 20 years of experience on the issues of asset recovery, mutual legal assistance and improving investigations in cases involving corruption, money laundering and multiple other forms of organised crime, as well as the countering of financing of terrorism.

 

Mr. Shaw has assisted a number of countries in the restructuring of their anti-money laundering and civil asset forfeiture laws, as well as training and direct case advice to facilitate convictions, extraditions of high-level officials and the recovery of stolen assets.

 

Previously, Mr. Shaw served as the Legal Advisor to the Under-Secretary General to the Middle East Peace Process, and has worked some 16 years with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  Currently, Mr. Shaw acts as the Senior Legal Officer (Asset Recovery) for the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).