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Money Laundering: A New International Law Enforcement Model

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Guy StessensUniversitaire Instellung Antwerpen, Belgium

ISBN13: 9780521781046
ISBN: 0521781043
Published: August 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £99.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521050746



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This book gives a broad analysis of the legal issues raised by the international fight against money laundering. It offers an extensive comparative research of the criminal and preventive law aspects from an international perspective. Stessens portrays money laundering as a new criminal trend threatening both national and international societies which must be addressed multilaterally through banking practice, international conventions, and human rights.

Most of this volume is devoted to specific legal problems that spring from the international nature of the money laundering phenomenon. It contains the most detailed overview yet published on the rules and practices of international co-operation in the fight against money laundering. The publication gives a thorough examination of the exchange of information, lifting banking secrecy, and seizing and confiscating assets, as well as the jurisdictional questions that inevitably arise in this context. The result is a rich and detailed study of international and comparative law.

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Subjects:
Criminal Law, Banking and Finance
Contents:
Part I. New Instruments in the Fight against Acquisitive Crime: Confiscation of Proceeds from Crime and Incrimination of Money Laundering: 1. The background of the fight against money laundering; 2. The confiscation; 3. The fight against money laundering: genesis of a new incrimination
Part II. The Prevention of Money Laundering: 4. The application field of legislation on the prevention of money laundering; 5. The role of financial institutions in the prevention of money laundering; 6. The role of the financial intelligence units in combating money laundering; 7. The role of the supervisory authorities in combating money laundering
Part III. Jurisdiction over Money Laundering: 8. Various types of jurisdictional problems in the fight against money laundering; 9. Territorial jurisdiction in respect of money laundering offences; 10. Extraterritorial jurisdiction in respect of money laundering offences
Part IV. International Co-operation in Combating Money Laundering: 11. The money laundering regime: new objectives of international co-operation in criminal matters; 12. The money laundering regime: new modes of international evidence-gathering; 13. Some of the conditions, principles and exceptions of mutual judicial assistance in criminal matters revisited; 14. Lifting banking secrecy in an international context; 15. Provisional measures to preserve alleged proceeds of crime in an international context; 16. International enforcement of confiscation orders.