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Enhancing Preventative Measures for Money Laundering and Corruption - By Dr. Aisha Al-Ammari

9 Apr 2024

The conclusion of the 13th United Nations (UN) Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which was held in Qatar in 2015, led to the adoption of the “Doha Declaration on Integrating Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice into the Wider United Nations Agenda to Address Social and Economic Challenges and to Promote the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels, and Public Particip. [...] Among its stated objectives is to: “to strengthen or, as appropriate, adopt procedures to more effectively prevent and counter money-laundering and enhance measures for the identification, tracing, freezing, seizure and recovery of the proceeds of crime” and to enhance international cooperation to this effect.4 The topic remains high on the international agenda. [...] It states that treaties shall have the power of the law after ratification.20 Consequently, the country participates in numerous international efforts in the field of combating money laundering, such as the Financial Action and Task Force,21 which was stood-up initially in 1989 and amended in 2000 after the September 11 attacks.22 There is also the UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic. [...] 20 of 2019 focused on many aspects of these international tools, such as the offences of money laundering, predicate offence conditions and elements, the material element and the mens rea (intentionality) of the crime, international cooperation and mutual legal assistance, and many other subsections. [...] relating to the right of sovereignty or public or private rights of the citizens, or those that involve an amendment of the laws of the State 3 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
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