The FATF Standards and Unintended Consequences – Part 1: Assessing the Past

The FATF Standards and Unintended Consequences – Part 1: Assessing the Past
Zoom webinar (register below) on 8th July 2021 at 14:30 BST

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies invites you to their event series ‘FATF: Past, Present and Future in the Unintended Consequences Debate’.

As the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) considers ways to mitigate the unintended consequences of its financial crime standards, this three-part webinar series will assess the FATF’s work on this issue to-date, identify current challenges and a look ahead to future ways in which its standards might be manipulated.

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In early 2021, the FATF announced it would be launching a new research initiative “to study and mitigate the unintended consequences resulting from the incorrect implementation of FATF Standards.” It identified four main affected areas: (1) de-risking; (2) financial exclusion; (3) suppression of NPOs or the NPO sector as a whole; and (4) threats to fundamental human rights.

The first webinar in this series will consider FATF’s past efforts related to not-for-profit organisations, money service businesses and correspondent banking.

Panellists will be announced shortly.

The discussion will be chaired by CFCS Director Tom Keatinge.

Register for this event here. By registering you will automatically receive invitations to future events in this series.