TITLE: International Instruments Related to the Prevention and Suppression of International Terrorism
SALES #: 01.V.3
DESCRIPTION: Terrorism strikes at the very heart of everything the United Nations stands for. It presents a global threat to democracy, the rule of law, human rights and stability. Globalization brings home the importance of
a truly concerted international effort to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. An important part of that effort is the work of the United Nations in the establishment of the necessary legal framework for the prevention and suppression of terrorism.
The "treaty-making" process, covering various aspects of terrorism, has led to the adoption of many instruments over the past four decades. This publication presents a compilation of global and regional instruments on terrorism.
TITLE: Financial Havens, Banking Secrecy and Money-laundering
SALES #: 99.IV.2 & ERRATA
DESCRIPTION: While there has been a general trend towards enacting money-laundering laws that provide for the lifting of financial secrecy in appropriate cases, such secrecy remains a barrier in many jurisdictions, including
some of those that have come to be known as "financial havens". The advances in technology and communication have made the three F's - finding, freezing and forfeiting of criminally derived income and assets all the more difficult. This publication discusses these issues and other related problems in depth. The law enforcement success stories presented convey a sense of imaginative ways in which financial havens are used. The cases also highlight the advantages,
from the point of view of criminals, of collusion with bank employees and the use of professional launderers.
TITLE: Attacking the Profits of Crime: Drugs, Money and Laundering
SALES #: 99.IV.1
DESCRIPTION: Money-laundering is a complex crime. Criminals hide behind that complexity, seeking out weak points in the world's legal and regulatory framework in order to launder their assets. This publication presents the
proceeding of a panel discussion involving prominent and eminent thinkers in the field of money-laundering. It also includes an executive summary of "Financial Havens, Banking Secrecy and Money-Laundering", (Sales Reference E.99.IV.2, 80pp., $25.00). This report was commissioned to coincide with the special session of the General Assembly on the issue of illicit drugs, held in New York in June 1998. The full text of what the General Assembly agreed to do to counter
money-laundering is also included.
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Information relating to the status of multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General
of the United Nations, and information on their entry into force is available on-line from the website of the United Nations Treaty Collection
(untreaty.un.org). A special page has been created on the UNTC website to compile United Nations
Conventions on Terrorism.
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