Money Laundering

A New International Law Enforcement Model


This book gives a broad analysis of the legal issues raised by the international fight against money laundering. It offers an extensive comparative research of the criminal and preventive law aspects from an international perspective. Stessens portrays money laundering as a new criminal trend threatening both national and international societies which must be addressed multilaterally through banking practice, international conventions and human rights. Most of this volume is devoted to specific legal problems that spring from the international nature of the money laundering phenomenon. It contains a most detailed overview on the rules and practices of international co-operation in the fight against money laundering. The publication gives a thorough examination of the exchange of information, lifting banking secrecy, and seizing and confiscating assets, as well as the jurisdictional questions that inevitably arise in this context. The result is a rich and detailed study of international and comparative law.
  • Cambridge University Press; August 2000
  • ISBN 9780511030673
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Money Laundering
  • Author: Guy Stessens
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

'… it is very well written and researched and provides considerable detail on the legal aspects of the fight against money laundering … a worthy addition to the literature.' The Times Higher Education Supplement