Ekaterine Laghidze


Transnational organized crime and the fight against it are big challenges for the world. That is why international cooperation plays an important role in the fight against transnational organized crime. Two types of international cooperation should be distinguished: the cooperation between courts and judicial institutions and international police cooperation. In Georgian legislation, they are sharply separated from each other. The Law of Georgia “On International Cooperation in the Field of Criminal Law” regulates international cooperation between courts and judicial cooperation. The mentioned law is one of the important documents from the point of view of international cooperation. It regulates matters related to the revealing of legal aid in criminal cases, extradition, forwarding of criminal case materials or their duly certified copies, execution of judgments, international cooperation related to confiscation of property, and transfer of persons sentenced to imprisonment. The article will directly discuss confiscation as a mechanism of fighting against transnational organized crime based on the Palermo Convention and the law of Georgia, “On International Cooperation in the Field of Criminal Law”. The norms governing confiscation in the Criminal Code will be discussed, as well as the Civil Code of Georgia, the provisions of which provide the opportunity to file a lawsuit for confiscation of property.