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Part B Crimes, 9 Money Laundering

From: An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law

Neil Boister

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 October 2020

Subject(s):
International crimes — Terrorism, financing — Drug trafficking
The transnational crime of money laundering is a recent innovation of an unusual kind, in that it involves conduct that occurs after the commission of another, ‘predicate’ offence, and is both dependant on but independent of that offence. The offence of money laundering has become increasingly important as a method for suppressing the practice of money laundering and the predicate offence, but also because it anchors the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regime that imposes a web of onerous regulatory obligations on financial institutions (discussed in chapter 15) and...
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