International Resources



FATF - Financial Action Task Force (Tip: Check out the 'Calendar of Events' on the FATF homepage.- ed)

  • CFATF- Caribbean Financial Action Task Force

  • GAFISUD- Financial Action Task Force of South America

  • MENAFATF- Middle East & North Africa Financial Action Task Force

  • MONEYVAL Committee- (formerly PC-R-EV) - Council of Europe Select Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures 

  • COE- List of Member Countries


FATF steps up the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing

"Paris
, 16 February 2012 The Financial Action Task Force, the global standard-setter in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, has revised the Recommendations after more than two years of efforts by member countries. The Recommendations are used by more than 180 governments to combat these crimes. The revisions, made with inputs from governments, the private sector, and civil society, provide authorities with a stronger framework to act against criminals and address new threats to the international financial system." 
 
FATF Recommendations at a Glance  

2012 Latest Complete FATF 40 recommendations + 9 Special Recommendations + Interpretive Notes
 

Wikipedia article on FATF

FATF Mutual Evaluation Report

2005-2012 Round 2 Mutual Evaluation Reports (On other countries.)

A Theory of “Crying Wolf”:The Economics of Money Laundering Enforcement
April 2007... Prepared by Előd Takáts

Ranking Money Laundering Risk, Country by Country
May 4, 2012... Corporate Counsel... The publicly available index is a novel attempt to create "a world-wide standard for proper country risk assessment" that is specific to money laundering, says Selvan Lehmann, project manager for the Basel AML Index.

Also see:
The Basel AML Index Country Risk Ranking
The Basel AML Index is a composite country risk ranking developed by the Basel Institute on Governance and its expert team from the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR). In short the Basel AML Index is an overview of over 140 countries according to their risk level in money laundering / terrorist financing; a composite index based on public sources and third party assessments; an innovative research-based risk ranking to be updated annually.

IMoLIN
- International Money Laundering Information Network

APG- Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering

ESAAMLG- The Eastern and South African Anti Money Laundering Group

IOM - International Organization for Migration
 


AMLID
- Start your country-risk analysis here. AMLID is a jaw-dropping database of the anti-money laundering laws of the nations of the world, that analyzes jurisdictions' national anti-money laundering legislation. It is intended as a tool for practitioners to assist them in their international cooperation and exchange of information efforts. (It says access to AMLID is restricted to government officials, but it looks pretty open to me. -ed.
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Bank for International Settlements AML Whitepapers



Basel AML Index Country Risk Ranking
If you haven't checked out the amazing resources behind these pages, you should.
   Basel AML Index 2012
   Other Projects



IBA International Anti-Money Laundering Forum: The Lawyers Guide to Legislation and Compliance

World Bank

Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security

FSF - Financial Stability Forum

OECD - Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Official Government Webpages by Country 
(Political Science Resources: Richard Kimber)

OAS- Organization of American States





OSCE- Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

IFL - International Financial Institutions

ICA - International Compliance Association

FELABAN- Federacion Latinoamericana de Bancos