BARBADOS IS LOOKING at a model law under which assets believed to be the proceeds of crime may be forfeited.
Against the backdrop of the implementation of a Criminal Asset Recovery law in Dominica in May, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite said yesterday that Barbados was contemplating a similar move and he was hoping to take a proposal to Cabinet next week.
Brathwaite made the disclosure at the Courtyard Marriott, just before going into a one-day workshop on the subject facilitated by the United States Embassy. Attorneys General and top justice officials from the Caribbean are attending.
He acknowledged that there had been some concern about the constitutionality of civil forfeiture and said it was important to have the right legislative framework in place. (YB)