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International initiatives against corruption and money laundering: an overview

Abdullahi Y. Shehu (Visiting Fellow, Centre for Criminology, University of Hong Kong)

Journal of Financial Crime

ISSN: 1359-0790

Article publication date: 1 July 2005



Examines in detail the various international, legal, policy and institutional principles to deal with money laundering and corruption. Begins with the many United Nations (UN) initiatives: the 1988 Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, 2000 Convention against Transnational Organised Crime, Convention against Corruption, Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, Global Programme against Money Laundering, Global Programme against Corruption, Global Programme against Terrorism, Global Programme against Transnational Organised Crime, and Global Programme against Trafficking in Human Beings. Moves on to the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering, the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering, the Inter‐governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa, the Egmont Group, Interpol, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) initiatives, Basel Declarations, Council of Europe Convention/Directives, Europol, the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption, Transparency International, and the Wolfsberg Initiative.



Shehu, A.Y. (2005), "International initiatives against corruption and money laundering: an overview", Journal of Financial Crime, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 221-245.



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