Mafias between illegality and legality

A conference in Paris to discuss about the legislative outlooks and the role of the civil society in the struggle against organised crime

The Observatoire Géopolitique des Criminalités (OGC) and FLARE, under the patronage of Senator Mme Raymonde Le Texier, organise Saturday 4th June in Paris a conference to analyse the legal perspectives and the role of the civil society in the struggle against organised crime.

During the meeting several themes will be deepened: drug trafficking, financial crimes, confiscation and social re-use of assets confiscated to organised crime gangs.

The event will take place at the Palais du Luxembourg, Salle Clemenceau (15/ter Rue de Vaugirard, Paris) from 9 to 5 pm.


  • 09:00 - Introduction
  • Round table: duality legality-illegality in the areas of production of state and mafia law
    Moderator: Chantal Cutajar
    Diana Villegas: drug cartels and the interstices of rights
    Giuseppe Muti: ecomafias: the paradigm of legal integration of mafias
    Michel Kokoreff: how drug bans produce crime
  • Lunch break
  • Round table: struggle against organised fraud: is the re-use for social purposes of confiscated assets the solution?
    Jean De Maillard: financial markets, opportunity or model for the criminal economy?
    Nicolas Giannakopoulos: Switzerland: legal and illegal economy, the end of a boundary?
    Mario Vaudano: legislative perspectives against fraud against the Union
    Antonio Maruccia: goods confiscated to mafias: an example of coming back to legality
    Dario Caputo: assets confiscated re use: the victory of general interest
    Francesco Costamagna: confiscation and re-use of assets on an European level 
  • Debate
  • 17:00 - Conclusion


Palais du Luxembourg, Salle Clemenceau, Rue de Vaugirard 15/ter, Paris, France.


4 June 2011


Free entrance upon reservation at Fabrice Rizzoli - fabrice.rizzoli[at]
Lunch fee: €10, cheque to be sent to Ethicando - Quai De Jemmapes 84, 75010 Paris



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