Archives for Anti-Money Laundering

Our Friends, the Oligarchs: Financial Crime, Foreign Influence and Democracy

21 Mar, 2022
Ben Scott

Germany’s attempts to penetrate the United Kingdom with spy networks in World War Two were spectacularly unsuccessful. Hastily recruited assets rushed across the Channel were spotted because of their broken English, thick accents and ignorance of pub closing times. Of the 115 German agents deployed to the U.K. during the…

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The UNCAC’s Role in Tackling Corruption related to Environmental Crimes

5 Jan, 2022
The UNCAC Coalition Environmental Crime and Corruption Working Group

The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) can make a significant contribution to tackling environmental crimes. As the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns of the loss of one million species in the coming decade, crimes affecting the environment and ecosystems need to be urgently addressed.…

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Anti-Money Laundering and its Challenges

19 Aug, 2017
Inês de Sofia Oliveira

International anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism finance (AML/CTF) standards are largely governed by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). FATF’s strength rests on its ability to demonstrate that its efforts are advancing global AML/CTF. But is FATF free from challenges to its own existence? The Financial Action Task Force, an intergovernmental…

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